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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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank PeterB11414
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank GregDavies75
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank BarbGag
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to this restaurant for years. Each time I go I feel like I am transported to some exotic out of the way location. The cafe is on the river, with iguanas in the trees and beautiful music playing. The food is...More

Thank Starlatrwc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back for our annual trip. Awesome lunch. The Crab Enchiladas are a winner. The fried calamari served in a nori cone were also great. Consistent winner.

Thank stevesottl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great, all four of us enjoyed both appetizers and mains. Service was great, wait staff was there when you needed them gone when you didn’t. location is great. Ambiance and decor great, live music was great. But only four tables occupied???

Thank 430billk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We return every year and find that this consistent establishment clearly has the best margaritas we’ve ever had. The food is great as well. Try the garlic shrimp. Service is fantastic.

Thank rslot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love afternoon drinks here or breakfast overlooking the river. Attentive service, great good and nice atmosphere.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice restaurant on a small island in downtown Puerto Vallarta. I got a strawberry margarita and my lady friend got a non-alcoholic drink, both of which were very good. We had a small string band play a Mexican tune for $5 us and they...More

Thank sonnythompson9966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time we’re been, wonderful service, gorgeous breakfast, impeccable staff, great coffee and wonderful, secluded location, perfect for pre shopping breakfast. Excellent value. Thanks so much

Thank Piedpiper7373
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Questions & Answers
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 tcardona | Reviewed this property |
Very! Spotless.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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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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