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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%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“lamb lasagna” (19 reviews)
“banana flambe” (15 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 11:30 pmAll 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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Reviews (1,209)
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1 - 10 of 1,048 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This place has great food and great service!! It is by the river just off the Malecon in the market. We went at happy hour - 2 for 1 margaritas and they are really good - I had a Mango Margarita!! The food is also...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

are first stop on our first night in Puerto Vallarta, Food is wonderful and the Service is great, great Wine List, the Duck is wonderful

Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple from the Seattle area staying at the same hotel we are ( Los Arcos Resort ) recommended River Cafe. They have been coming to PV for fifteen years and said it was their #1 place to eat at. At that moment, we didn't...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an annual luncheon stop on every visit to Vallarta. Service has always been top notch and on a warm day the shade and proximity to the river are always a comforting place to enjoy a great lunch.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is of incredible quality. Atmosphere is very relaxing and romantic. Service is absolutely top-notch. A world-class experience from start to finish. Best of all, very fairly priced. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. I would've dined here every night I was here if...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate there twice during our week stay in P.V. They had a special four-course meal featuring garlic and mango. Oh, my! Delicioso!! When we returned a few evenings later, we tried a few other dishes. Everything we had was perfection. The...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All I can say is the food and service were excellent. It's a bit on the pricey side, so it's not a place I would visit on a daily basis. It's a great place for a romantic date or a special occasion. You won't be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little place to stop and have a bite and a drink while you visit the market we had a few beers, great service..

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous location on the river with lots of shade. Great brunch. We all over ate because of it. The orange juice was to die for. Too bad I couldn't take a gallon home. The wait staff was very attentive as well. A must while you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a must. Four of us eating and every dish was fantastic. It has outdoor seating next to a river and is very picturesque. It is near the boardwalk.

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Questions & Answers
Lynz D
April 5, 2017
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Response from Gbreau | Reviewed this property
800 to 130 and the cost is 230 pesos per adult.
April 2, 2017
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Response from Michelle E | Reviewed this property
Never been there in June, the music is great though!
March 27, 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

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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
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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