For 2 years we thought River Cafe was closed for remodeling. It all was started by the stairs down from the bridge being taken out. We thought we were going back to a newly reopened restaurant. To our surprise we found that it had never closed and was just as we had loved and remembered it. We had a good meal and great service. When we were leaving there was a fun band playing in the bar with a gathering of people enjoying their music. Great place!
LOVE this place! Food is great and staff is outstanding!
Good but not great. A step above many but far below the top places.
Had a lovely experience. Two musicians played Brazilian jazz in the background. Lovely open air restaurant. Food was above average for Puerto Vallarta. Mahi mahi was excellent. Molten chocolate dessert melted in our mouth.
River Cafe is a favorite of ours for food, atmosphere, and service. We have been coming to Puerto Vallarta for twenty years and would never miss the opportunity to dine here. It is a first choice for holidays and other special occasions. We always recommend it to friends who visit.
We always consider this our special restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. A step above most all other restaurants.
The River Cafe is our favourite restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, and we always make certain to dine with them when we are in town. The food, ambiance and service is always exquisite, but they really go the extra mile on special occasions. This was our second Valentine's meal with them (we are usually in Vallarta for two weeks in February) and the special menu was once again divine from the first bite to the last. The service by Antonio was impeccable.
Wonderful Sunday brunch buffet. Highly recommended
Loved it..the waitstaff was wonderful!
We thought we were going to a classic, 4-5 star restaurant. Instead, tired decor, non creative menu, poorly executed. Grilled octopus that time not taken to properly tenderize- not even chewable. Mahi mahi, 1 portion not from prime center cut fillet but a fringe, a camelized sauce that was inedible, nauseatingly sweet without any complexity. Service which was not particularly attentive & amazingly slow for both 1st course & entree . Somebody is not managing this place!
Solid menu with a good selection of meat and seafood items. Service was very good and the setting right on the river is great. Musical entertainment was also nice.
Lovely evening with quiet music. The service was extremely attentive. Salmon and duck were cooked and presented to perfection.
Sunday brunch features the most wonderful Mexican dishes. Even if you are unfamiliar with them, they all mix together very nicely for an outstandingly delicious taste sensation.
Have dined at River Cafe when we are in Puerto Vallarta for the past 10 years. Also great service, delicious food and a wonderful evening.
A great river's edge location with impeccable service, good food and convivial atmosphere.
New Years Day Brunch
Excellent experience. We come often as we live right up the river from them and love what they do. Miss the rush, skip the beach restaurants and get a great meal in a great place.
River Cafe is definitely a PV classic. Nice secluded location along the river. Even saw a couple river otters. But also very close to both downtown and old town. Smoked salmon appetizer was terrific. Seared tuna entre was speculacular. And dirty martini was one of the best in PV. What more could you ask for?
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. top notch!
Took my father to The River Cafe. Right from the start we were made feel very welcome. We were seated right away in the beautiful Gazebo over looking the river. It was around 4:30 so if you can do an early dinner or super late lunch, you can really enjoy the serenity this place can offer. We shared the Peruvian Ceviche that was Mahi mahi. It was fabulous. I ordered the duck with a blackberry sauce that was superb. My father ordered the ribeye and I forgot to order the sauce on the side. So glad because he really enjoyed it. I tried it and found the steak melted in my mouth. Very tender and tasty. Even the bread was a wonderful treat. While I wish I had room for one of their deserts there was more than plenty of food. We left there very happy and in need of a nap. The positive reviews are spot on. Glad I did not miss out.