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“We have never been disappointed here”
Review of River Cafe

River Cafe
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Ranked #16 of 1,039 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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!
Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visit PV at least once a year and on every visit we go to River cafe at least twice. I have ordered many items and have never been disappointed. The food is great. The atmosphere is very nice and relaxing. For some entertainment, there are iguanas around the trees along the river.

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Thank Dsleon
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RIVERCAFEPV, Owner at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2014

Hola!!

Thank you very much for your nice review, we are sincerely happy to hear every experience you've had here with us has been pleasant and that every time you find a reason to come and visit us again!

We look forward to have you back with us!!!

-The River Cafe

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Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had a wonderful meal.

The food was great. The octopus was as good as I've ever had — as good as any high-end Greek restaurant.

The atmosphere was fun. We sat right next to the river in an outdoor room. We saw birds and lizards. And even though we were outside in August, it wasn't too hot.

The service was great and friendly. And the price was reasonable.

This is my favorite restaurant in Puerto Vallarta.

Thank Jery P
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RIVERCAFEPV, Owner at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2014

Dear Jery,

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at The River Cafe. We are very happy to hear you had a great experience with us and obviously to know that we are your favorite restaurant in Puerto Vallarta!

We hope to have you back with us very soon!!

Best Regards,

The River Cafe

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Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you want to have lunch with an iguana ,this is the place for you. Its actually very interesting to be sitting next to the atrium and have the iguanas crawling up and down the trees. The patrons feed them and its really quite fun.

Unfortunately ,the food was terrible. worst tortilla soup I have ever had. the enchiladas were so dry and flavorless they weren't worth eating. The ceviche was terrible also.

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1  Thank TravelLikeaStar
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RIVERCAFEPV, Owner at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2014

Hello,

We sincerely appreciate your time and effort to let us know about your experience at The River Cafe. It's very unfortunate for us to hear your food wasn't up to standards, we take pride on our quality of food and preparation and its very unusual to hear something like this. We will take actions to make necessary improvements and we honestly hope you can give us another chance to try our food.

Best Regards,

The River Cafe

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Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

It's low season in Puerto Vallarta, so we walked right in with no reservation and no wait. Sat at a lovely table, right on the edge of the rushing river in the dead of night, and ate a wonderful meal. I ordered the lamb chops, perfectly prepared; my girlfriend ordered the mahi mahi seasonal special, which was excellent and generously portioned. Enjoyed a romantic stroll along the river and malocon after dinner, you can't miss with this one!

Thank Todd G
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RIVERCAFEPV, Owner at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2014

Hi Todd,

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write this nice review. We are happy to heat that your experience at The River Cafe we enjoyable in every aspect. We hope to have you back on your next visit to our beautiful Puerto Vallarta!

Best Regards,

The River Cafe!

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

We sat in the gazebo overlooking the river, and enjoyed a nice quiet and healthy meal. We had the Peruvian Ceviche accompanied by a side of guacamole. The ceviche was very tasty and sufficiently filling if you enjoy a light meal. The guacamole lacked in flavor, but we made up for it by mixing the salsa with the guacamole. The service was excellent, prompt and courteous, and allowing us our quiet moment by not hovering over us. However, the main attraction remains the location of the restaurant. Close enough to downtown, but a world away from the mayhem because it is below street level and next to the river. Make sure you schedule a meal here, you won't regret it.

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RIVERCAFEPV, Owner at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Hi,

Thank you very much for taking the time of sharing your dining experience at The River Cafe. We feel very happy to know your overall experiences was enjoyable; the Gazebo offers, by far, the most romantic setting and we are glad you were able to experience that! We will definitively take your opinion about the Guacamole in consideration to make the necessary improvements. Please join us for another romantic meal, we will be happy to serve you!

Thank you again!

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