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River Cafe - Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, JAL

River Cafe - Puerto Vallarta

4.6
4.6
388 Reviews
MXN310 to MXN500
International
River Cafe, is located at the Rio Cuale Island, just minutes away from the Boardwalk and Puerto Vallarta’s downtown. Our sophisticated cuisine delights the most demanding palates; furthermore, you can enjoy the best Mexican and international wines and a plenty of cocktails.

River Cafe is an ideal restaurant for dinner in Puerto Vallarta, but guests may also enjoy a delicious Breakfast or outstanding Lunch in a natural and friendly atmosphere. If you are looking for a restaurant for groups or special events in Vallarta, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our warm and natural ambience creates the perfect flair for a romantic Dinner in Puerto Vallarta. We invite you to learn more about River Cafe.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    322 223 0788

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Roberto Chavez

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The River Cafe - Puerto Vallarta can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    info@rivercafe.com.mx: 322 223 0788

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Parking details

    Aquiles Serdan (corner)Constitución

  • Entertainment

    Live music

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 388 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Kid Friendly

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Good for Groups

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Romantic

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Good for Groups

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Great for Lunch

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Romantic

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  1. e

    erics

    Puerto Vallarta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. Best service and beautiful setting! Definitely recommend this place.
  2. e

    erics

    Puerto Vallarta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of the best restaurant experiences in PVR! Food, drinks, service and experience is always amazing.
  3. Q

    Quarter

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been there when we visit for the past 18 years. Always a memorable evening.
  4. RG

    RikkiG

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely and tranquil, the restaurant is filled with Mexican art which lends to atmosphere. Benjamin was a wonderful server with a great sense of humor!
  5. OC

    OCDan

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever we visit Puerto Vallarta, we are sure to eat here at least once. We’ve never been disappointed.
  6. CW

    CindyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time back to the River Cafe, in 15 years. It hasn’t changed, the food was excellent, the service impeccable, the ambiance first rate! Definitely going back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Breakfast and beautiful music by the harp player.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Un lugar muy lindo, el ambiente y el servicio son excelentes y la comida es deliciosa
  10. TM

    TrevorM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing. The service is impeccable. The live music was a soulful singer who did a great job with some classic songs. It is by far our favourite restaurant in PV.
  11. LM

    LynneM

    Oaxaca

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Romantic and wonderful. I was surprised it wasn't busy although it was oSunday evening. The musician sang some oldies but goodies as the day faded into night and soft lighting began to glow in the open air restaurant.
  12. VG

    ValentinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El lugar muy lindo!!. Nos pedimos los nachos y quesadillas de entrada y de plato fuerte nos pedimos lamb y osso buco y la verdad que estuvo todo increíble!!!!.El servicio muy bueno!!. Lo recomiendo 100%.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The ambiance was lovely but the restaurant was very quiet with very few patrons so it felt a little underwhelming. Food was good but not great. Location was great.
  14. TC

    TzoCvs

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family enjoyed a very special night out! Service was superb: friendly, welcoming, accommodating. Food was excellent as was the ambiance.
  15. LD

    Love2Dine

    Puerto Vallarta

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grateful. Excellent service. Try the lamb lasagna.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. We enjoyed the Artichoke Ravioli and Lamb Lasagna on the gazebo along the river.
  17. BM

    BertM

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location , great service and food
  18. AS

    AnnaS

    Puerto Vallarta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Food was amazing.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    This place is located in a great spot in the middle of the two rivers. The appetizers were great, and the staff was friendly. Some of the main courses were good, but others were alright: some stuff was too filled. It is worth trying though one time.
  20. BS

    BrianS

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding-great service, food, value and venue. We have been in Puerto Vallarta for three weeks and this is now our favorite restaurant.
  21. HT

    HTims

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    iMuy Bueno! Excellent location, service, and food. Sonoran Filet cooked to perfection, and the reduction sauce was just right. We will be coming back.
  22. LG

    LilaG

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Great presentation ! Would definitely go again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our “go to” places while Puerto Vallarta. The food, service and atmosphere, including the music all make for a great dining experience
  24. D

    Daryl

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed the Sunday buffet. Nice selection of food items, to die for muffin and beautiful setting.
  25. MP

    MPHS

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff are very welcoming and solicitous. Food presentation beautiful. Could use more seasoning (salt and pepper on the steak; sugar in the custard of the brûlée). Good value would pay double at least at home!
  26. G

    Gabi

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous meal and enjoyable evening at River Cafe. Loved the two piece band that played popular soft music that didn't interfer with your conversation. Food was incredible!!!
  27. m

    minnied

    Chicago

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    as always, the river cafe doesn't disappoint. the food is always great, as is the service and the music. the only complaint that i have this year is the rise in prices. i know everything is going up with inflation and all, but the prices here have gone up much more than most other restaurants in pv.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Es un buen lugar, con buen ambiente y buena comida
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was welcoming and so helpful. The food was so fresh and the Sunday brunch is wonderful. There were so many choices and the staff was kind to help. Thank you. This is literally the best service I have ever experienced. I will definitely return.
  30. GW

    GerW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal with family. Nice small band in the front. Not too loud so all good. Food and drink were excellent.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning perfect place for a t
  32. NW

    NormanW

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always on our list when we’re in Puerto Vallarta.
  33. G

    Gabi

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic meal!! We loved the soft jazz that was playing when we arrived. The music got more energetic as the night moved on. Next time I'd go a little earlier and arrive by 6 instead of 7. Food was simply incredible. Their were four of us and we each tried something different and they were all fabulous: Lamb lasagna with wild mushrooms, feta and mozzarella Pan seared Salmon with red and green pesto Duck confit with blackberry sauce Shrimp with coconut and pecan crust on orange sauce and beet sauce Dessert were also wonderful and three were gluten free! Reasonably priced - value was amazing.
  34. K

    Kelly9154

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic evening, enjoying the wonderful ambiance, great food and over the top service. Steven made the evening even better by stopping by to chat a little, and after enjoying a nice leisurely margarita, great appetizers, fantastic entrees and a bottle wine he sent over a few if the best desserts ever. THANKS “River Cafe” for another special evening !!
  35. CH

    ChristopherH

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting, service and food.
  36. a

    alamp

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service. The calamari was served rubbery, uneatable.
  37. M

    Michelle

    Philadelphia

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love this place. Such a beautiful setting and decor and the food is always very good.
  38. J

    Joanie

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service was excellent!
  39. PK

    PeterK

    Puerto Vallarta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere on the Rive Cuale. Food is excellent, service superb and the ambiance wonderful with a lot of excellent artwork and sculptures. Prices reasonable for what we consider a higher end restaurant. Very quiet and comfortable away from the crowds of the Malecon and the beach. And... no bothersome street vendors. Only slight negative is a modest wine list, but what they have is decent value.
  40. WB

    WaltB

    Detroit

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always Great food and Service

FAQs

River Cafe - Puerto Vallarta is rated 4.6 stars by 388 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for River Cafe - Puerto Vallarta

Isla Río Cuale #4, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, JAL 48300

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Aquiles Serdan (corner)Constitución

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Roberto Chavez

  • Entertainment

    Live music

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    322 223 0788

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The River Cafe - Puerto Vallarta can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    info@rivercafe.com.mx: 322 223 0788

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