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River Cafe

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Sun, 6/16
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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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!
$15 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mexican, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Quick stop for appetizers and found it to be a fantastically romantic setting overlooking the river with exellent service, excellent food!

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank John D E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we loved this restaurant food was delicious ,best chilaquiles in Mexico service was wonderful ,bathrooms were really clean and the cafe de olla was really good

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank pollitochiken
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Great place along the river with good entertainment {check to see who is playing first]---great food and prices with a great view-----after 29yrs. of visits to P.V. always a must visit for me and my bride!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JimG10-21
Reviewed April 24, 2019

Went for lunch as a treat over the Easter weekend, so much more expensive than other places we had eaten, and the food was only ok. It all looks a bit tired too, probably prettier at night when they have all the twinkly lights on.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank karenkVancouver
Reviewed April 23, 2019

We happened upon the River Cafe right at lunch time after a stressful episode had just been resolved, and were so relieved to find a quiet, beautiful location with great food and equally great service. The food was delicious.....so delicious that we returned for dinner....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank debbie29n
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

We went for our yearly dinner there and as always the meal and service were perfection. As an added bonus there was excellent live music...a fellow on guitar and a flautist. A most excellent evening.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank nomadic068
Reviewed April 19, 2019

We had very good food and service at the River Cafe. At lunch it was quiet and we were able to sit along the outside of the patio under the trees and overlooking the river. We stayed a while after the food was gone, just...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TravelingOn49
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Love this place , great dinner , mushroom soup super good , best margaritas around , service amazing , a must return to cafe , table by the river and if you are lucky you might see an inguana

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank brendat54
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner and the service was excellent. We are both vegetarian and they had plenty of options...it was sooooo good! The location is beautiful and on the river (hence the name). We can’t wait to go back!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 819PeterC
Reviewed April 13, 2019

We prefer to go here for lunch as it is at the side of the river and we can watch the iguanas in the trees. The food is very good and the margaritas on the rocks are the best we hsve ever had anywhere. You...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lynne s
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December 5, 2018|
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Hello, yes we have breakfast, lunch and dinner Kids menu. Look forward to see you soon! :)
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July 22, 2018|
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Hi Andrea yes we accept American Express. :)
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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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