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“An old favorite”
Review of River Cafe

River Cafe
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Ranked #26 of 1,020 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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!
Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“An old favorite”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We've been eating here for many years. After our last meal, it looks like that will continue for many more.

The excellent desserts are always a reason in and of themselves, but the rest of the food is consistently good, too.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank SenorFeliz
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RIVERCAFEPV, Owner at River Cafe, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Hola Señor!

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences at The River Cafe. We are very happy to know you are a part of our family and that all the times you've dined here its been pleasant. We are working on a new dessert menu, dont miss it, you will love it!
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Vacaville, California
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“Wonderful place to dine”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

For the past three years we have vacationed in PV and have breakfast each morning at the River Cafe. The crepes are my wife's favorite! Great food and excellent service.
We love the openness of the restaurant, near the river and the Iguanas that visit in the jungle below.
Stephen and his family ensure that every visitor is welcomed and treated as family, truly a very friendly place to have a meal

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank 1bigdude
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RIVERCAFEPV, Owner at River Cafe, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Hola!!

We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences at The River Cafe, even happier to hear that you've been coming here for years and you enjoy the natural enviroment and the food. It's very nice to know that you notice our efforts to make everybody feel comfortable, like home. We will be happy to have you back next year in our beautiful Puerto Vallarta!

Muchas Gracias !
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Don't Miss it!!!”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

What a great place. Great food, great friendly staff and fabulous service. It is such a great relaxing place by the river with wonderful live jazz music in the evening during high season. Even though it is in the middle of town feels feels like you are completely away, relaxing by a river. Don't miss the experience of what Mexico has to offer.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank susan L
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RIVERCAFEPV, Owner at River Cafe, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Susan,

Thank you very much for takin the time to share your experience at The River Cafe. We feel truly lucky of our location and is nice to be able to share this with you and also heartwarming to know you enjoy it as much as we do, please visit us again, we would love to have you here.

Muchas Gracias!
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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
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“Cool Oasis Along The River!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I discovered The River Cafe during my last trip to Puerto Vallarta in January. The ambience, food and service were all great and I had to return. So one afternoon while strolling along Isla Cuale I stopped there for lunch. I ordered the Chicken Salad again, with a couple of light beers. Another perfect meal! I surfed the internet for awhile (the restaurant’s wifi connection is really good!) and relaxed in the cool shade along Rio Cuale before venturing out into the hot Puerto Vallarta sun for the rest of the afternoon.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Alex D
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RIVERCAFEPV, Owner at River Cafe, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Hola Alex,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. We are very happy that you have visit us a couple of times and you've find something that makes you come back. Looking forward to have you again!

Muchas Gracias!!!
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Centennial, Colorado
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22 reviews
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“Worth the trip into town”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Fabulous atmosphere, service and food. Watching the Iguanas was such fun and fascinating. Will go back again.

Visited May 2014
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Thank LovePVR2014
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RIVERCAFEPV, Owner at River Cafe, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Hola!!

We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at The River Cafe. Iguanas a totally fascinating, after many years they are still amaze us all, we will be more than happy to have you and share this beautiful location with us.

Muchas Gracias!
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