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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 November 19, 2015 via mobile

We had read the reviews which are very good and booked a table during our stay in PV. The location is really stunning and we were lucky to get a table on the balcony overlooking the river. The menu is very comprehensive and interesting and...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Great service, great cuisine, but Hernando's entertainment is out of this world! Ask for him, and you will have an unforgettable dining experience!

Thank Wylie W
Reviewed November 16, 2015

Great, fresh seafood dinners my wife and I had here with another couple friend of ours. All of our meals were......breathtaking. We all commented that this could be the best meals we've all ever had. Don't miss this restaurant when in PV. And make sure...More

Thank Tim E
Reviewed November 16, 2015

We ended up here one morning as my wife was out shopping for "bargains" under the bridge. Though totally unplanned our meals there were the best breakfast we had in PV even outshining Fredy's. We were able to sit at a table above the river...More

Thank Philip W
Reviewed November 16, 2015

Ate at River café Nov 2015 and it was the best meal during my week stay . We also ate at Café De Artists and La Palapa, and Vista grill which we also excellent but without a doubt the meal at River Café was superb...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Puerto Vallata. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and they also have great music. Usually from November through to April, Don Pope and Rhonda Padmos, are there on Friday and Saturday night. The Canadian duo perform...More

Thank stoneycanuk
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Great food, mostly fish. Expensive. Need reservations. Romantic. Pretty view over the river. Probably need a taxi to get home.

Thank 3LouMagoo
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Small 4 table seating area which actually has you almost on top of the river. Great ambience with the sound of the running river. Great wine, awesome food and definately will go back. We were the only ones in this special area so very romantic....More

Thank thefoodboy
Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

The first thing was they had 2 for 1 margaritas which was thrilling until 6pm. The food was spectacular and the service top notch. My waiter was great and the food. OMG. Lovely ambiance, the sound and view of the river just made my evening....More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed November 11, 2015

For our annual soccer trip to Puerto Vallarta, we generally select a number of restaurants to go to dinner and those that bring their spouses/girlfriends as well. We had not been to the River Café in some time, but the location, the service and the...More

Thank kbuder
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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
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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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, 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
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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!
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