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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“lamb lasagna” (19 reviews)
“banana flambe” (15 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30All 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 28 February 2016

We've been to River Cafe 3 times in the last six weeks. Each time we enjoyed a great Mexican breakfast in a beautiful, relaxing setting on the Rio Cuale. The waiters all spoke good English so it was easy to order. And, I even asked...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I'd always wanted to try River Cafe and finally did this year. Located on the Isla Rio Cuale (kind of hard to find if coming from the Malecon), this restaurant is mostly about the food and not the view since you're on the little island....More

Reviewed 25 February 2016

My husband and I just got married in PV. We were looking for a location to have our family and friends join us for Sunday Brunch before many of them left. River Cafe was the perfect location. They were able to accommodate 28 of us...More

Thank April B
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I have been to Vallarta many times in more than 30 years. Some of my favorite places of years ago have changed or disappeared. I do not remember when I first went to Rivercafe, but I liked then and every time I am in Vallarta...More

Thank Boston2009_9
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Amazing service, fabulous food We had crab enchilada and shrimp tacos - great margaritas too! Must try if you are in the area

Thank jojocim7
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We've often stopped for lunch here during our visits to PV. The open air atmosphere is very nice and the food is generally very good. I had a lovely salad and my husband had shrimp crepes - both were tasty and well prepared. The value...More

Thank dave h
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We stumbled upon this beautiful place completely by chance. Absolutely delicious brunch here, with amazing service and professional staff. Have a cream cheese pastry when they offer...so delicious. There is a river flowing right by the tables, very clean, and upscale. I had eggs benedict...More

Thank WineLovers G
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This place is an open air restaurant and was right on the river. It has great ambiance and atmosphere! The bread appetizer was great, and the wait staff was top notch. It is the most expensive restaurant we ate at in PV, but it was...More

Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We have been going to River Cafe for twenty years. It is one of the prettiest setting in Puerto Vallarta. The food has always been good, but after a downturn a couple of years ago, it has now regained its stride. Our two recent meals...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, wonderful service and relaxing atmosphere. It was great. Great ambiance with live romantic music. We had the quinoa salad with shrimp, ribeye steak, jumbo prawns and key lime pie. All were delicious. Quinoa salad was the biggest delight.

Thank Oliviadail
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Questions & Answers
Lynz D
6 April 2017|
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Response from Gbreau | Reviewed this property |
800 to 130 and the cost is 230 pesos per adult.
2 April 2017|
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Response from Michelle E | Reviewed this property |
Never been there in June, the music is great though!
27 March 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
US$15 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
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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