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“Always a fine experience”
Review of River Cafe

River Cafe
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Ranked #23 of 1,028 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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!
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Always a fine experience”
Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here many times and it is always first class. Lovely setting, attentive service and excellent food. Don't miss it when in Puerto Vallarta.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Jim W
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RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones Públicas at River Cafe, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Hola

Thank you so much for your opinion, we hope see you soon,

Best regards,
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Husbands favorite”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Great food, wonderful atmosphere, great wait staff and the Mexican coffee was excellent! This is my husbands favorite restaurant in PV. We truly enjoyed it.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Sparkey2014
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RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones Públicas at River Cafe, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Hola
Thank you so much for your opinion, we hope see you soon,

Best regards,
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Spokane, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
276 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“A little taste of the jungle”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Only a few blocks uphill from the Malecon on River walk, covered but outdoor tables are surrounded by forest foliage and fauna - a quiet escape from the noisy coastal scene. Iguanas as big as my standard poodle roam up and down the trees, and colorful birds fly about. Service is personal and attentive, with excellent bar and a complete wine list. Pasta and sauces are well done and seafood abundant. There is plenty on the menu for non seafood folk as well. The only people watching here is either your date or the bevy of Mexican 30 something's at the next table. Very friendly ambiance.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Jeffery S
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RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones Públicas at River Cafe, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Hola

Thank you for your opinion, we would like to remand you that we have a live music every day starts at 7pm

Best regards,
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“excellent food, very nice place”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

we spent new years eve at the restaurant with all the family, party of 12, the service was excellent, the food always good and even we were a large group, we had the meal at time and warm, they had an spanish party a little beat strange for new years eve, but generally speaking everything was great

Visited December 2013
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Thank pfl0res
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RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones Públicas at River Cafe, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Hola

Thank you for your opinion, we are so glad that you were with us.
Every year we make a diferent theme party

We hope see you soon.

Best regards,
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The Villages, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
456 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“A Return Visit”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

We have visited Puerto Vallarta 3 times in the past 10 years. The River Cafe is a must on our list of places to enjoy lunch. No better local to relax after walking the boardwalk - Great margaritas and food. Their calamari was crisp, tender and delicious. My friend and I often share a meal as portions are always generous. We chose their fajitas - perfectly seasoned. Our husbands had shrimp dishes that were scrapped clean...
Beautiful setting, fantastic service and wonderful food - a perfect combination.

Visited January 2014
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Thank rockyisle
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RIVERCAFEPV, Director de Relaciones Públicas at River Cafe, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Hola
Thank you so much for your opinion, we recommend visiting us at night and enjoy the live music.

Best regards,
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