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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” (54 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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Reviewed 12 March 2016

Went there this evening with my wife and a friend Have not been for a couple of years and I don't know why We all three had different entrees which were all outstanding The wait staff were very friendly and efficient The live music was...More

Thank JWK_11
Reviewed 9 March 2016

The River Café is a very Romantic restaurant with great food, drinks, and musical entertainment. The setting is like a lush jungle with the river flowing nearby.

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This was my first visit in a few years to River Cafe but the food quality and service continue to be of the highest level. The seared tuna was wonderful and one of the best i have had - highly recommendable.

Thank MexEng72
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Friends arrived in PV and we took them to an old haunt with atmosphere and live music, excellent menu choices and a good wine list. The Fried Calamari with a Mustard Aioli was perfect starter, and my Mahi Mahi el Macho with marinated octopus, shrimp,...More

1  Thank SOCALGourmet
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We had lunch at the River Cafe, and it was just delicious. Everything was so fresh and the atmosphere can't be beat. Great service! Always a reliable and enjoyable dining experience in Puerto Vallarta.

Thank Risa J
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

We were delighted with our lunch. The River Cafe is easy to get to. All cab drivers know where it is. The food was excellent and and the service was friendly and attentive.

Thank lspar
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We were staying in an all-inclusive resort in Puerta Vallarta but wanted to try out some different dining experiences while there. Well, what a fabulous night we had! It's all about the ambiance, the welcoming atmosphere, the duo who sang great Carol King and James...More

Thank Maria P
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I was in Puerto Vallarta to visit friends. They spend five months a year there and dine out most nights, so have pretty much been to every restaurant in the City and surrounding area. River Cafe is their favorites, so we had dinner there three...More

Thank Leonard C
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

One of our best dining experiences in PV. Absolutely amazing food and staff. My hubby and I ordered the cheese plate as an app and I had the lamb lasagna (drool) and he had ribs, also highly recommend!

Thank M G
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We've been to River Cafe 3 times in the last six weeks. Each time we enjoyed a great Mexican breakfast in a beautiful, relaxing setting on the Rio Cuale. The waiters all spoke good English so it was easy to order. And, I even asked...More

1  Thank 294RichardS294
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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
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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