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River Cafe

Isla Rio Cuale 4 | Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
+52 322 223 0788
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (59 reviews)
“lamb lasagna” (23 reviews)
“pear salad” (16 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30 Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Isla Rio Cuale 4 | Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our friends have visited the River Cafe multiple times over the years and we had the pleasure to join them on our first trip to Puerto Vallarta. The River Cafe is located on an island in the Cuale River in the Zona Romantica, a tranquil...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lmgreener
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I have eaten at the River Cafe many times over the years. Quiet atmosphere under the bridge great food and friendly service. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mark m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t been for quite a few years and decided to try again. Big mistake. Ordered the Duck Duo main course which was inedible. Our waiter came by and asked if something was wrong. I replied by showing him how dry each slice of duck...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ggreene1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love that the River Cafe has food options for everyone. I was especially pleased with the vegan menu. The mushroom crostini and quinoa salad were fabulous. The atmosphere is beautiful too. I plan to go back next time I am in PV!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mindi B
RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones Públicas at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mindi, thank you for taking the time to write your opinion. I am thrilled that you enjoyed our vegan menu so much. We look forward to your next visit, it will always be a pleasure to have you with us. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Has always been a favorite and stands the test of time. Martin was exceptional and the food was great. Lamb Osso Bucco was out of this world tender and flavorful. Beautiful dining area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mishawaka1537
RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones Públicas at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing with us the details about your visit and for writing this amazing review. Your comments have been shared with Martin. We look forward to your next visit, it will always be a pleasure to have you with us. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been in Puerto Vallarta for six days now. Everywhere we go we have been at the customer service, until today. Not sure how this restaurant gets high reviews but the food was less than good and the service was the worst we’ve gotten...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us came for lunch to celebrate a birthday. The staff could not have been more welcoming and friendly. A trio came by and played wonderful music, making for very nice memories. Plus — the food was great. Yes, we would go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank brian790
RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones Públicas at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was our pleasure to provide a wonderful experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Regards

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Perfect location, price, food, wines, staff, atmosphere. Our warmest recommendations! Had the lamb and a very nice Mexican Nebbiolo.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PeterB11414
RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones Públicas at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us such wonderful feedback following your recent culinary experience at River Cafe Puerto Vallarta, We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Great service, great international food and I’d highly recommend the restaurant. There is a little walkway with 4 tables right by the river and its lovely- a really sweet experience. I guess it’d be a good idea to call ahead and reserve one of these...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GregDavies75
RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones Públicas at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was our pleasure to provide a wonderful experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Regards

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We were seated on a four table platform almost over the little river below! Multiple servers made sure we had everything we could wish for. The 2 for 1 lime margaritas were so tasty! We started with the quesadilla and nacho appetizer, then an incredible...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BarbGag
RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones Públicas at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us such wonderful feedback following your recent culinary experience at River Cafe Puerto Vallarta, we look forward to welcoming you back again.

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kb887
5 December 2018|
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Response from Sadie W | Reviewed this property |
Not that I recall.
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C8851ALandreab
22 July 2018|
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Response from RIVERCAFEPV | Property representative |
Hi Andrea yes we accept American Express. :)
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26 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Meals
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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