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Pura Vida Cafe

14810 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-8714
+1 970-884-2766
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (15 reviews)
“enchiladas” (6 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
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14810 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-8714
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I'm a local. Pura Vida is fun, funky, charming, great food, lots of good stuff. They are also under the impression that everyone wants to spend 2 and a half hours having lunch. I'm not saying this just because they are incredibly slow. Management has...More

Thank TravelingMan3214
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

If you’re taking the back road between Bayfield and Durango, this little cafe is definitely worth taking a short detour for. I had breakfast (Huevos Rancheros) and dinner (Chile Rellenos) on two separate days and both meals were great! The chile rellenos were some of...More

1  Thank TB_ABQ
Reviewed 20 October 2017

My wife and I visited Pura Vida Cafe while staying in Bayfield RV Park. A couple of people recommended the Cafe for its Central American/Mexican food offerings. They were right!! First off, if you go there the soups are great tasting and great value. I...More

1  Thank ssmookler
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and I stopped there for dinner on Memorial Day and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was a cross between Costa Rica and the Islands. The menu is nice with Costa Rican, Cajun, Mexican and American food. Good variety but not one of those...More

Thank Jaybirdrob
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Glad we gave this a shot. On Vallecito Lake within steps of the marina. Fun atmosphere. The menu offers a crazy variety of foods; can't quite figure out how the chef manages it all so well.

1  Thank Kimberleemcpike
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We had the enchiladas and salmonwich and both were Delicious! The views were beautiful and our waitress was sweet and energetic! Would return in a heartbeat!

1  Thank BaileyS8414
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I've ordered the beer batter fish twice now, and it always arrives piping hot and delish! I've not yet been disappointed. Fun atmosphere too, for the vacationers, don't miss this LOCAL hangout

1  Thank paulanelson
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is on the shore of Lake Vallecito. The food is worth the drive out to Pura Vida. It is scratch made so expect a bit of a wait. I had a chicken fried steak ($17) and my husband had beef enchiladas with red...More

Thank Mommabearsmith
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This place has great views of the lake and you can watch all the hummingbirds on the patio while you eat. The burgers we ordered were amazing and there is quite a selection of different foods on the menu! I would definitely eat there again!

1  Thank heathermcalister2
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We have heard about the lake for several years. Our most recent trip we heard about Pura Vida Cafe. Since we like Costa Rican food, we decided to give it a try. We like it so much we went back a second time. The view...More

1  Thank Arron A
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9 June 2016|
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Response from CECPeach | Property representative |
Yes. Most everything on our menu is or can be made gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14810 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-8714
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 970-884-2766
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Funky Jimmy Buffet atmosphere breakfast(weekends only), lunch and dinner cafe on the edge of a mountain lake at 8000ft. Owned and operated by a Certified Executive Chef and his wonderful staff. Something for everyone with wide variety international menu. 7 Days May to October 1.
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