River Cafe - Puerto Vallarta
River Cafe está conformado por un equipo sólido de trabajo, cuyo objetivo principal es otorgar la mejor atención a sus clientes. Con una filosofía de responsabilidad, armonía y pasión por la cocina y la naturaleza, River Cafe ofrece un concepto Gourmet con toques tradicionales, buscando siempre utilizar productos regionales de la más alta calidad en cada platillo.
Great food and service
First time in Puerto Vallarta and someone on the plane told us to check out River Cafe. We heard it was spectacular so we saved for the last night and they didn’t disappoint! I recommend the Tuna dish, phenomenal! But everything was A+ from the staff to the drinks, food, and dessert. GO there!
Always a great place to eat. Plus an excellent happy hour.
One of the more beautiful spots to enjoy a nice lunch in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
We really enjoyed having dinner here
Always the best food and experience
I always love the River Cafe. It is quiet. Nothing fancy. I always enjoy for lunch. Service is always great and the Iguana's are a great attraction as well. I visit the city many times a year and this is one place I always go.
Lo que fuera un ícono de Puerto Vallarta ya esta a la baja. La presentación y preparación de los platillos es mediocre, la decoración y el servicio necesitan refrescarse.
Por muchos años hemos visitado el River Cafe, y sigue siendo extraordinario.
The River Cafe is a lovely respite from the hustle and bustle of the Malecon. The food is fairly average but good. The avocado soup is delicious. The wait staff is excellent.
We had an amazing experience for our anniversary! We sat on this separate platform right near the river. Very private and romantic! Service was attentive and personal. Would definitely come back on our next trip to PV.
The experience at River Café was a combination of being intimate and fun. It was intimate because the ambiance led to that kind of experience. We sat next to the river in the evening with lighting to set the mood. There was great live music playing in the background that was not too loud but at the perfect level for allowing for conversation. The food and service was exceptional. But to top off the experience was the presentation of the Bananas Flambe. It was not only fun to watch the preparation (which lasted more than 6 minutes) but the taste was beyond my expectations. I avoided this restaurant in the past because I thought it would be too expensive based on the location and menu. Big mistake. I will not pass this restaurant up when I return to Puerto Vallarta.
Excellent! Went for a Birthday and they surprised us with a desert and a candle! Even sang us a song! We loved it all! We will be back!!!!
We have visited Puerto Vallarta,Mex for 40 years. The River Cafe on Isla Cuale never disappoints. We (4 adults and 2 young children) were given a table in the beautiful outdoor dining area along the railing overlooking the tropical River Cuale, as I had requested when our Open Table reservation was made. The menu has some traditional Mexican dishes, but we opted for the salads, fresh seafood deliciously prepared, and ossobuco. I highly recommend the shrimp San German. The kids shared pasta. Having tipped them off that 2 birthdays were being celebrated when the Rez was made, they unexpectedly provided 2 large slices of delicious chocolate cake gratis with candles and birthday songs. The ambience is relaxed and upscale with jazz and American standards softly playing in the background. While not cheap, the value is outstanding and this is one restaurant you should not miss on your trip to Puerto Vallarta.
Fabulous all the way around! Best meal I ever had😊
Always excellent prepared cuisine-whether seafood,meat or any other choice. A most enjoyable dining experience
Fabulous restaurant - we go there whenever we are in Puerto Vallarta. The ambiance, sitting on the river under a copse of trees is breathtaking. The service is professional and personal. The cuisine is marvelous and there is something for every diner. There might be other restaurants but there is only one River Café!!!!
This is a top notch restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. Central location in PV is convenient. Steve, the manager, does an excellent job, and is ever-present.
Have been many times - excellent cuisine- even better 2-piece band - Outstanding!
A beautiful friendly restaurant. Great service and food. We saw iguanas walking along the river.
Excellent food and a superb cost/benefit. The setting is “old Mexican patio” well kept and probably best at night or early morning. Attention is really good!
Pear salad great. Apple salad average. Tuna Caprese and Lamb Lasagna both amazing. Been many times. Service was not as good as usual this time Will still go back Strongly recommend.
A must stop for dinner while in PV. Always a great meal with wonderful service by staff.
Consistently excellent food and service.
The restaurant is placed in a lovely setting. We sat by the river where we saw birds and lizards, and mariachis were playing when we arrived. Our margaritas and sangria were very good, and we really enjoyed the avocado and shrimp salad as well as the shrimp and pineapple quesadillas.
Beautiful dining along the river. Food was excellent with a large selection. Service was outstanding. Music was conducive to ding conversation. Lovely evening all around
Delightful evening. Great food and service. Ice music to boot!
Went for Sunday brunch buffet, and was pleasantly surprised how good it was. For those not wanting the buffet, You could order from the menu. Omelets made to order, as well as quesadillas, cereals, and a variety of hot foods, desserts, fresh fruit were among the choices. We were seated in the extended patio overlooking the river, nice location.
We’ve eaten at River Cafe several times, both with groups of friends and romantic dinners. Excellent every occasion.
River Cafe is one of our very favourite places to eat in Puerto Vallarta -- we have been there for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and special occasions, and it never disappoints. The food is delicious, the setting is beautiful and elegant, and the service is impeccable -- every time. Even more impressive,the prices are quite reasonable when compared to some of the upscale tourist joints down on the beach. River Cafe is beloved by locals as well as visitors, which is one of the highest compliments a restaurant in this town can earn.On this visit we had breakfast a at beautiful table overlooking the river and everything -- coffee, wonderful fresh-fruit smoothies, ans main dishes (a fancy omelette for my wife, traditional Mexican machaca for me) was absolutely first-rate. We recommend River Cafe without hesitation!
Probably our best meal in a town with amazing food
Very nice place with great atmosphere and service.
The food was very good.
We had the most romantic dinner! Best table in the house, both our dinners were perfect in every way - highly recommend the beef tenderloin! We loved it so much we brought our children back for brunch, which was also fantastic!
Dog barking the entire time.... service non-existent. Food was mediocre. I would recommend many other restaurants if your time is limited in the city. The 3 rating was generous. We have been several times, but this will be the last. Not terrible but not worth the time.
Good food good service good value good wine just a fun evening
River Cafe is a favourite and regular stop for us in PV.
Always come here for my birthday dinner in Puerto Vallarta. Excellent food and service! Great atmosphere by the river.
Great view river
We had a group of ten and were celebrating an anniversary and a birthday. The restaurant was notified about our special events. The food was excellent tasting. The service was good, which is sometimesis diificult with a large party. The ambiance was great. However, most restaurants would give a complimentary dessert or drink for such an occasion.