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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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“brunch” (54 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Isla Rio Cuale 4 | Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

The title says everything. Nice restaurant on the small island. There was live harp music in the morning. Absolute great. You can't miss it on the island. It is right beside the small shops that have Mexican arts, T-Shirts and souvenirs. Nice place for a...More

Thank Freakassault
Reviewed 29 March 2016

relaxing and delicious. Gorgeous view. Tropical. Serenaded by a mariachi band. Authentic freshly made food.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in to have a bite to eat. The prices were high but we each had a pasta dish. They were both fresh and delicious. The atmosphere was magical and the service impeccable. I was really getting tired of Mexican food...More

Thank sfteacher2
Reviewed 28 March 2016

As the name says, its on the river, very close to the boardwalk. Its surrounded by a small mercado. We went with our family, but it would have also been a great place for a couples evening. The cocktails and food were above average. We...More

1  Thank Yosi D
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The best option to have breakfast in Puerto Vallarta. I personally visit them on a Sunday morning and had breakfast buffet. It was the most delicious thing in life. A great variety of food and desserts and where River Cafe is located is very nice...More

Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely spot in the trees, by the river. I would go back for a drink, but probably not the food. My shrimp crepe was just OK, and my husband's crab enchilada was not good. However, the service was friendly and relatively fast.

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We stopped here in the afternoon. We enjoyed the appetizers, but what really blew us away were the frozen drinks. They were delicious, I'm fairly certain we tried one of each kind AND they were 2 for 1 at that time of day. Service was...More

1  Thank IzzyWh
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Have been a number of times and love the place. Staff are all so friendly and there to make your evening enjoyable.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Let me preface this review with...I used to love River Cafe! I have been going there for over five years and the last couple of times we were there, the food is not up to par. What happened?!? A group of us were there a...More

Thank Fer13
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We had the best breakfast in lovely surroundings at River Cafe. Although the restaurant is just below the road, it's quiet and feel like in a different world. Ask for a table in the gazebo. The food was fresh and prepared perfectly. Don't miss it!!

Thank mollydaisy
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11 November 2017|
Response from CarlosRoss | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember Edwardo and unfortunately I am in the States until the end of December so cannot go in and check for you. They have had a hostess greeting guests for the past couple of years so don't know if Edwardo is... More
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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!
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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
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
  • 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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