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“Romantic restaurant”
Review of River Cafe

River Cafe
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Ranked #26 of 1,016 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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!
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Romantic restaurant”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

If you're looking for a lovely, romantic restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, this will fit the bill. Good food and good service plus music. Can't go wrong here.

  • Visited February 2013
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Edmonton
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good but pricey”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Very little Mexican about this place - a real American style restaurant with international and Mexican food. If you are looking to plurge this is a place to go.

Visited February 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Still a Classic”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We hadn't been to the River Cafe since 2002. We wondered if it would be as good as it had been. Well....we had no reason to worry. The ambiance, food and service remain absolutely impeccable. The quiet background jazz music is lovely - not so loud that it detracts from good conversation. The restaurant has been refreshed and is very nice indeed. For a very special evening out, you simply couldn't do better than the River Cafe. Not cheap but absolutely first class.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank HappilyRetired58
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Winnipeg
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401 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“An old favourite lives up to past visits”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have visited the River Cafe on past past trips to Puerto Vallarta and always enjoyed our meal. This visit was no exception. All food tasted was delicious. The grilled pear salad is a must. Coconut shrimp were plump and tender and the Mahi Mahi special with the addition of seafood in the chile sauce was excellent. Although we were disappointed the Portuguese shrimp were no longer on the menu we had a great meal.
The music in the lounge area was very good..couples were even dancing.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank gmtravellers
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RIVERCAFEPV, Owner at River Cafe, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and welcome back to the River Cafe. We are excited that you enjoyed your time here with us and we lived up to your past impressions!
I am sorry about the Portuguese shrimp not being on the menu anymore but perhaps next time when you are here just ask and our chef might be able to suprise you. Thank you again for your kind words!

Sincerely

The River Cafe
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Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Favourite brunch place”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is my favourite place to brunch in PVR. Why brunch and not dinner? Because sitting in the pergola area, iguana-watching, listening to the river, is a great way to start the day. The food is good too-- be adventurous and try a huitlacoche-quesadilla (eat first, ask later).

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Hgmnz
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