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River Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$15 - $25
Mexican, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

If you want to have a dinner at one of Vallarta's more established restaurants, then you should make a reservation and have dinner here. I recommend a reservation since it is a white table cloth restaurant that may be hosting a local charitable event or...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

On Valentine's Day, My husband & I were looking for a light lunch as we had dinner reservation at the Merida Grill. We decided on the River Cafe as it is such a romantic place. We asked to be seated by the rail along the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

Dinner last night at River Cafe was just a lovely event. A quiet peaceful refuge from all the Old Town PV noise and crowds, we enjoyed a wonderfully prepared and presented meal served by professional staff, who mind the table, but are not intrusive. The...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Maybe it is because we were there at lunch, but 3/4 of us were disappointed with our meals. Two of us had fish tacos.... smelly fish tacos. Go for the ambience, not the stained table cloths or the below average food. With so many choices...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lori034
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Great place to relax and enjoy some good food. We had the Mexican platter and the whole red snapper. The platter was better, as the fish was good, but a little over cooked. Service was attentive and polite. English spoken and menus.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Many people think they’ve arrived in paradise when they get to Puerto Vallarta and they’re not far off. But there is a real paradise on the island in the River Cuale and it’s called the River Cafe. Shaded by trees it’s an escape from the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Bob M
Reviewed March 18, 2019

This is a restaurant we like to visit whenever we are in Vallarta. It’s been four years and pleased to say this remains an excellent business. Professional courteous staff, with very good food. We usually come for lunch and have never been disappointed. As well...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

This restaurant was a recommend from other N. Americans and we were impressed. Beautiful, large garden like setting near the river and included live entertainment. Service was very professional and attentive. Food was wonderfully presented. Prices were a bit higher but the restaurant has some...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank omega101
Reviewed March 3, 2019

We were 4 adults that ate at this wonderful restaurant on March 2, 2019. This is the second time that I have eaten here but the first time that I have reviewed it. This is a fabulous restaurant located along the Rio Cuale. Beautiful vegetation...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank beaucaboo
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

For decades River Cafe has exceeded expectations. It’s along Rio Cuale surrounded by flowing water - lots of beautiful vegetation- quiet - the faint sounds of birds help create one of the most romantic & peaceful scenes in all of PV. The space is open...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Hello, yes we have breakfast, lunch and dinner Kids menu. Look forward to see you soon! :)
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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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