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River Cafe

Isla Rio Cuale 4 | Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
+52 322 223 0788
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (57 reviews)
“lamb lasagna” (21 reviews)
“pear salad” (16 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30 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 today via mobile

The service was terrific. The atmosphere was fantastic also. I've heard so many great things about this place. The meal was not nearly as good as I expected. Well over priced for the quality of our meals. I don't plan to return.

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed it very lovely breakfast at the River Café. The service was lovely, the music they played was very romantic and relaxing, the setting is perfect, the food was great-:wouldn’t change a thing! Off the beaten path, but do go, go! It was our...More

Thank tcardona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place we come to first after arriving in PV. They have 2 for 1 margaritas and the ceviche is fabulous!! The service is very attentive and the view of the river is very relaxing.

Thank missyd9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I stopped by here while on a cruise last week. The ship was there for 12 hours. We spent the 1st half of the day snorkeling, but by the time we got cleaned up and into Puerto Vallarta itself, there were no...More

Thank Brett M
RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones Públicas at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Brett, Thank you for writing such a great review about River Cafe, comments like yours motivate us to keep up the good work and make all our efforts worth it. Our main goal will always be to offer the best dining experience in Puerto...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here as a child on a family vacation. I had dreamt about coming back since I was 12. It was just as beautiful as I remembered. Good food and service. You’re in the middle of town but feel like you’re in a jungle.

Thank Sadie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their breakfast buffet is a must when visiting Puerto Vallarta! Food is amazing with a varied selection of Mexican dishes.

Thank Ale G
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I was here with a bunch of friends for a group dinner. The food was good to very good (nothing to write home about, but then again, I'm highly critical about food as I've been cooking on my own since I was 9 years old)....More

Thank Jeanne P
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Amazing restaurant! Great service, VERY good food, and great ambiance! I had River Cafe on my list of places to try on our first visit to Puerto Vallarta, but we loved it so much we went back a second time. I highly recommend and will...More

Thank Heathcourt
Reviewed 13 August 2018

When we are in PV first night is always River Cafe, so this year we were turned away, but the second night, WOW!! Very consistent place to EAT, they won;t let you down

Thank DaCoach61
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Not sure when I first came but it was years ago. We make it a point to come with the entire fam. The food is excellent. Highest quality. We all know you can tell when there is care and effort applied. The staff is partuclay...More

Thank BacchusLAX
RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you BacchusLAX for taking the time to write your opinion.. we're glad you found the experience to be great and that our staff gave you the excellent service you deserve. Come back and see us soon.

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Andrea B
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
17 January 2018|
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Response from Michelle G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very clean. Food was very nice also
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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