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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” (31 reviews)
“lamb lasagna” (19 reviews)
“banana flambe” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Isla Rio Cuale # 4 | Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 1,055 reviews

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is an annual luncheon stop on every visit to Vallarta. Service has always been top notch and on a warm day the shade and proximity to the river are always a comforting place to enjoy a great lunch.

Thank JMF1118
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Food is of incredible quality. Atmosphere is very relaxing and romantic. Service is absolutely top-notch. A world-class experience from start to finish. Best of all, very fairly priced. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. I would've dined here every night I was here if...More

Thank twhirsh
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My husband and I ate there twice during our week stay in P.V. They had a special four-course meal featuring garlic and mango. Oh, my! Delicioso!! When we returned a few evenings later, we tried a few other dishes. Everything we had was perfection. The...More

1  Thank TravelerTeacherMom
Reviewed 29 June 2017

All I can say is the food and service were excellent. It's a bit on the pricey side, so it's not a place I would visit on a daily basis. It's a great place for a romantic date or a special occasion. You won't be...More

1  Thank sacredtoes
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Nice little place to stop and have a bite and a drink while you visit the market we had a few beers, great service..

Thank Alvasant
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Fabulous location on the river with lots of shade. Great brunch. We all over ate because of it. The orange juice was to die for. Too bad I couldn't take a gallon home. The wait staff was very attentive as well. A must while you...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This restaurant is a must. Four of us eating and every dish was fantastic. It has outdoor seating next to a river and is very picturesque. It is near the boardwalk.

1  Thank DTA1106
Reviewed 20 June 2017

great food, outstanding service, Alejandro Rodriquez was very proud of this restaurant, beautiful location on the river downtown.We were there on Mothers Day in Mexico and everyone wanted to make sure we were having a wonderful time. Try the Banana flambe for desert. They put...More

1  Thank ilyonkers
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The pros: friendly wait staff, great flavor combinations (love the habanero caramel sauce on the red snapper!), fun location on the river. The cons: The night we went the air was very still with no breeze, the beef dishes were a little tough. All-in-all a...More

Thank GoSailing93
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I've had lunch at the River Café on two separate occasions four years apart, and the food was fantastic both times. I'm vegetarian and had a choice of dishes, and there were plenty of meat and fish ones too. On my last visit, I ordered...More

1  Thank Sarah P
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Lynz D
6 April 2017|
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Response from Gbreau | Reviewed this property |
800 to 130 and the cost is 230 pesos per adult.
2 April 2017|
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Response from Michelle E | Reviewed this property |
Never been there in June, the music is great though!
27 March 2017|
Response from RIVERCAFEPV | Property representative |
Hi! We have different types of music each day of the week for 7:30 to 10 pm, from Jazz, Latin Rhythms, Classic Rock and Blues to Mexican Traditional Music. We hope to have you with us sometime, and maybe show us some of... 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
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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