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River Cafe

Isla Rio Cuale 4 | Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
+52 322 223 0788
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (66 reviews)
“lamb lasagna” (23 reviews)
“pear salad” (16 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 11:30 pm Hours
Mexican, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Isla Rio Cuale 4 | Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dropped in to River Cafe last night for a couples dinner. We hadn’t been here in a few years so we’re unsure what to expect. We were seated outside in a very lush garden setting on the river. The service was prompt and friendly, our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Winetraveller43
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an excellent dinner and attentive service. I don’t think one can go wrong with the food at River Cafe. I had shrimp in a st Germaine sauce with mashed plantains, a wonderful salad of wild greens with goat cheese, artichokes and a raspberry...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alaina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch around 3 pm at the River Cafe, hoping to see an iguana or two climbing around on the trees over the patio. Alas, it was not to be as it was not quite warm enough outside. We ordered salads and light snacks,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lynnc94954
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to River Cafe today for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. I expected it to be decent and the setting is lovely, but I didn't expect such thoughtfulness from my waiter or for the food to be as good as it was....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ahappygringa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant again. The food and service are excellent. The restaurant has a nice ambiance. The only problem was the horrible live music, a terrible saxophone player performing with an electronic band.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank paulhollinger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal at the River Cafe on New Years Eve. There was a set menu but it had something for everyone in our party including a 4 year old. The octopus appetizer was delicious and the lamb chops were also very good....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gmtravellers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

River Cafe is our favorite breakfast spot in Centro! The atmosphere is wonderful, service is so friendly and food is amazing! It is usually quieter in the mornings as opposed to lunch.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nomadfamilytravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come to PV every year. River Cafe has always been one of our favorites, so we prepaid for their New Years Eve dinner celebration. We were so disappointed... with everything. The food was barely average, the entertainment was less than average, the champagne was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lywines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Christmas Eve, a special occasion. We wanted a pleasant ambiance and good food for whatever the cost. Ambiance OK Our meal w as s terrible. Appetizers, especially the pulp, was appealing and expected the same from our entree. An oldie but goodie, Lobster Thermador was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank breadcrumb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here and the food was good, but two of our party were gluten free and we chose this restaurant because it had a gluten-free menu. When one of the dishes arrived, we double checked that it didn't have soy sauce - but it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RKie
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6 December 2018|
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Response from RIVERCAFEPV | Property representative |
Hello, yes we have breakfast, lunch and dinner Kids menu. Look forward to see you soon! :)
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23 July 2018|
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Response from RIVERCAFEPV | Property representative |
Hi Andrea yes we accept American Express. :)
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27 June 2018|
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Response from RIVERCAFEPV | Property representative |
Hola, This time of year we are prone for mosquitoes ... To be honest we can’t there isn’t any or maybe a few, because there are mosquitoes. Our restaurant has a open space to the garden and river.. we always offer mosquito... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Rio Cuale 4 | Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 0788
  • E-mail
The River Café is a landmark in Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy its cuisine and ambiance with infused flavors for breakfast, lunch or dinner, cared for the friendliest service. By day you'll see this natural setting surrounded by trees, iguanas and birds. At night expect a pleasant evening with the river sounds, candlelight tables, listening to the live music. Visit and enjoy River Café with all your senses!
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