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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)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30All 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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11 - 20 of 1,049 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 19 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 15 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
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had a late lunch/early dinner at the River Cafe. The service was delightful, the meal was very good and filling. The atmosphere was lovely, undercover and protected from sun or rain, open to the greenery of the river, white table cloths and yet casual...More

1  Thank Bart Leane C
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful time for brunch here. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. The service is the best and our waiter Alphonso was so attentive and charming. This was our second visit to this restaurant. We love it here!! And you also get...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Alfonso was the best waiter I ever had.The setting and place was amazing.The staff went overboard in serving us!Going back for Alfonzo to wait on me!

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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to have lunch and do a little shopping before or afterwards. Poncho/ Alfonso was great full of info friendly and speaks English

Thank Kent R
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal here. The staff were excellent and we really enjoyed our meal. We would definitely visit again.

Thank sko11546
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Stopped for a late lunch and had the restaurant almost entirely to ourselves. Lovely spot and a great meal--shrimp was incredibly good. Service was five star--Alejandro Glez was our server. Alejandro spent time with us talking about the menu and then pointed out iguanas in...More

Thank Tim H
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Questions & Answers
Lynz D
5 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
US$15 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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