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The River Cafe

C.de la Barca, | 2,C. de la Barca en el barri vell, 17004 Girona, Spain
+34 972 22 82 45
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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C.de la Barca, | 2,C. de la Barca en el barri vell, 17004 Girona, Spain
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was quite fare. Pink Cadillac and Empty Sky salads were nice. Waiters are not the best English speakers, so it created some misunderstanding.

Thank Genia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant beside the river (obviously) and the bridge. We had just a few drinks here but the food looked delicious. Good service!

Thank EeroOrri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was slightly disappointed in the food as it was all the same generic brown colour that comes from deep fried food. But apart from that cannot fault the friendly attentive staff, who even when rushed off their feet, made sure everyone was okay and was...More

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called here on about four occasions, good beer at reasonable price and helpful friendly staff. Watched the football on the television, two screens.

Thank magnick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's claim to fame is Bruce Springsteen--allegedly, he wrote a song about this cafe. The interior has Springsteen memorabilia. The waitresses are rude, surly, snarky and don't want to do their job. It takes forever to get service. For a minute, you forget you are...More

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miquel d, Recursos Humanos at The River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning, We feel that your stay in our place is not to your liking, regarding the service we will take into account, daily we talk to the staff to improve our service, and just inform you that one of the waitresses is new this...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was a strange little place. Full of decor from American cowboys and Indians. The menu had a great variety of gluten free foods (including chicken nuggets). The food and drinks were good. It was very popular and full of people. The only complaint I...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 3 September 2017

gluten intolerant. The river cafe serves good food, breakfast, lunch and dinner, reasonably priced, and also a very cool cocktail bar. In the old part of Girona.

Thank agusticassa
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We liked our meal and experience so much that we came here twice in one trip. Interesting that the theme of the restaurant is Bruce Springsteen/Native Americana while you are sitting in Spain, however the food was very, very good. The best part is the...More

Thank Ardnob
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Cane here for breakfast after being recommended by our host. We sat outside on the terrace. Food was very average, nothing special. We both had hot sandwiches, my one was the chicken burger which was literally just a grilled chicken breast on some ciabatta, but...More

Thank mdock16
Reviewed 23 July 2017

A nice setting between the river and the steps up to St. Filiu Church. An open cafe on the verge of the old town. Friendly staff and an average menu. Nice to watch the world go by.

Thank crawfie
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Julie W
26 April 2017|
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Response from Panathinaikos-13 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I do not eat this short of things. I have never tried them myself, however, a friend of mine loves it. The Spanish cousine has so many vegeterian dishes and a lot of Hamon of course !!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 02:30
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C.de la Barca, | 2,C. de la Barca en el barri vell, 17004 Girona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Girona
  • Phone Number: +34 972 22 82 45
  • E-mail
We are a restaurant, with many dishes for coeliacs, cafeteria and pub, all in one, located in the Barri Vell of Girona, just below the beautiful church of Sant Feliu! We offer you a warm family atmosphere, inspired by Bruce Springsteen and the culture of Native Americans, amazing and unique. We have different environments: tables, bar and the famous Chester sofas, and a fantastic terrace, to enjoy the River at any time of the day. Pets are also welcome
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