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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%
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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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Reviewed March 21, 2016

Prior to the main courses of Coconut prawn and catch of the day, we were 5 stars. After that it was all downhill. The prawns tasted like prefrozen, then microwaved, and the catch of the day about the same. Both were priced at the top...More

Thank arcodon
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We happened upon the River Cafe on our first visit to the Romantic Zone, and caught the end of brunch. Fabulous! Not too pricey either. Very serene surroundings, and great staff. Just what one needs after traipsing the hot PV cobblestone.

Thank Bea M
Reviewed March 17, 2016

From bread to main meal, everything was excellent. Wait staff was welcoming and attentive. Other patrons were dining with their babies and the waiters were very sweet with them. If you look on their website, it lists all the dishes with prices. There was even...More

Thank luvthecarribean!
Reviewed March 17, 2016

They had some really great deserts and really nice salads too. A great place for vegetarians. The view from the restaurant was also very beautiful we saw a huge iguana from our table on the tree beside which was pretty amazing. Jp number - 148407556

Thank nilayshah1994
Reviewed March 17, 2016

This restaurant is open to the small forest and stream below, and is filled with beautiful art and wonderful design making it a very romantic place to be. The service was great and the presentation of the food was wonderful. I have only one small...More

Thank Goldwingfan
Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was really nice! The servers were excellent and very friendly. Service here is a million times better than in the States. The food was really good, so good we ate there twice. It's a very pretty place and we highly recommend others go....More

1  Thank Erin B
Reviewed March 15, 2016

My favorite on the island on the River Cuale has been and remains Oscar's, but recently we weren't able to go to Oscar's as it was closed to the public for a wedding. So, we strolled along to the River Cafe. What a pleasant surprise....More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Friendly staff and good food. Clean restrooms. Lovely view and you might see an Iguana in the trees along the river.

Thank Lori M
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

The food is good, the service is great and the setting is awesome. We like going on the late afternoon when it isn't crowded and they offer happy hour. Watch out for the giant iguanas.

Thank 896juliew
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here many times for dinner, lunch and even breakfast. We have been seated in the gazebo and on the deck. The Rio runs by silently, and you are surrounded by trees, birds and even iguanas as though in some adventure movie. The...More

Thank Mike K
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
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
  • 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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