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River Cafe
River Cafe

River Cafe

9.331 reviews
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Mexican, Family Style
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Isla Rio Cuale 4, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
+52 322 223 0788
http://www.rivercafe.com.mx
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Some of the best food in town! Beautiful setting and ideal for a great lunch or a special night out!

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Ottawa, Canada

Some of the best food in town! Beautiful setting and ideal for a great lunch or a special night out!

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Great service. Great food. Tropical view nestled on the banks of a river. Right off the beach. Decent selection of tequilas. We brought a group of 7 people including children. Live band was setting up as we left. Large outdoor area.

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado

This place over and over knocks my socks off! Reservations are highly recommended. The menu is forever changing. The view along the river is spectacular. This is our favorite spot for special occasions. $$$$

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Del Mar, California

This is an awesome restaurant on the "Isla", island, in the center of Puerto Vallarta's river. This is a popular place for giant iguanas to climb up trees just feet from your table onto the roof. There's a 2-for-1 happy hour in the middle of the afternoon. Two pina coladas set me back just $5US. This is a tranquil restaurant with lots of great local art on the walls, a great place to relax in the middle of the hot day.

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Oak Harbor, Washington

Great atmosphere, Piano Music at night, romantic evening or great breakfast place.

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For us the River Cafe is one of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and is located direct on the River Cuale, Great food and service

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Lynnwood, Washington

wonderful ambiance, good food, see the iguanas in the trees over the river. Nice place for sunday brunch. Ask to sit out in the gazebo or at least by the river.

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A beautiful setting on the river with an interesting view of some of the older residences in Puerto Vallarta. Try to sit by the river to catch a glimpse of the Iguanas in the trees. Service is outstanding. The menu is a little extravagant so I would primarily recommend for adult dining.

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We visited this place during restaurant week and were pleasantly surprised with the qualify of the food. Because of the name we were expecting sandwiches and salads but the menu includes from elaborate Mexican dishes, to Raviolis that my wife loved to a very good Steak. You will be dinning next to the river Cuale so expect to see Iguanas and very beautiful birds; but make sure you bring mosquito repellent.

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Calgary, Canada

Excellent at any time of the day. Located in the south side of Puerto Vallarta on the river.

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Culver City, California

Nestled next to a river that feeds into Banderas Bay, River Cafe offers a delicious menu.

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Ventura, California

Expensive, but worth it! Excellent food and service in a great atmosphere. Approximately a 15 minute walk from the Penthouse.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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On the island in the river. Great food, service and ambiance. Live music. $$$

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Excellent food, a great place to relax and enjoy the people watching.

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Burns, Kansas

A delightful place to eat on the Isla Rio Cuale.

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Fremont, California

Great restaurant, food atmosphere and service!

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5 star Dining Open Air & Outside (no A/C) excellent food and service

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One of the best for a nice dinner out. On the river downtown

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Great place to eat nice lunch

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Beautiful riverside upscale dining restaurant.

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