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The River Café Restaurant - Bar

The River Café Restaurant - Bar
Isla Rio Cuale, Loc. 4 • El Centro, Puerto Vallarta
Tel: (322) 223-0788 • Email: • Website: Map

The River Café is a landmark restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. After opening its doors in 1996, owners Eva Sanchez and Margarito Larios refitted this beautiful place with a fresh image.

In this natural paradise, located in the heart of the city on the Rio Cuale Island, the unique cuisine and ambiance can turn any breakfast into a fun birthday celebration, lunch into a delicious experience with exotic iguanas basking in the natural setting, or a candlelit dinner accompanied by the sounds of live music into a night to remember.

Enjoy The River Café with all your senses. Taste the exquisite flavors of its international cuisine. Appreciate the fruity notes of a good wine. Listen to the soft whispers of the river. Observe the colors of art and nature and feel the warmth of its service.

The River Cafe is open daily from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, with 2x1 Margaritas from 12-6 pm every day. Credit cards accepted. For more information, call (322) 223-0788 or visit

Cocina Internacional

The River Café es un ícono en Puerto Vallarta. Después de abrir sus puertas en 1996, sus propietarios Eva Sánchez y Margarito Larios, revisten este hermoso lugar con aires nuevos, armonizando su maravilloso entorno con una fresca imagen.

En este paraíso natural, ubicado en el corazón de la Ciudad, en la Isla del Río Cuale, se puede disfrutar de una gastronomía y ambiente únicos, en el que un desayuno se puede convertir en una divertida celebración de cumpleaños, una comida en una deliciosa experiencia en la que se puede sorprender a las exóticas iguanas entre la naturaleza, o bien una romántica cena a la luz de las velas acompañada por los sonidos de su música en vivo.

Disfruta The River Café con todos tus sentidos, prueba los exquisitos sabores de su cocina internacional, percibe los frutales aromas de un buen vino, escucha el suave murmullo del río, observa los colores del arte y la naturaleza y siente la calidez de su servicio.

Abierto todos los días 9 am a 11:00 pm, con 2x1 Margaritas de 12 a 6 pm todos los días. Aceptan tarjetas de crédito. Para más informacíon, llame (322) 223-0788 o visite

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Vallarta IFC Invites You to Celebrate Christmas in July
Janie Albright Blank

Vallarta's International Friendship Club is hosting a festive evening at The River Café on July 20, and they're calling it 'Christmas in July.' Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you'll enjoy a holiday dinner - and if you bring a new children's toy you'll be entered in a special raffle.

Garlic & Mango Festival Returns to River Café in June

As the summer heats up, what could be cooler than the tantalizing combination of succulent mangos and savory garlic? Join The River Café as they bring back their legendary 'For the Love of Garlic and Mango' festival for the month of June.

The River Café Will Exceed Restaurant Week Expectations
Erin Staley

Among the most popular places to visit during Restaurant Week is The River Café, a legendary dining establishment nestled beside the Rio Cuale River in the heart of downtown Vallarta. From May 15-31st you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience for just $299 pesos per person.

Invited Chef Roberto Chavez Stays at The River Café
Michael Boufford

The River Café has enjoyed its 15th year with the International Festival Gourmet. After the successful event, owners Eva Sanchez and Margarito Larios announced that their guest chef, Roberto Gavino Chavez Oviedo, has fallen in love with Vallarta and will be staying!

Guest Chef Brings Peru to The River Café
Erin Staley

The River Café has once again invited a guest chef to join them during Festival Gourmet. This year Peruvian chef Roberto Chavez will be there, preparing a tantalizing menu of international specialties. Chef Roberto is recognized in the Who's Who of Chefs in the United States.

Cool Summer Discounts for Vallarta Residents
Banderas News Team

The Banderas Bay region's wide variety of restaurants, resorts and activities has always been one of the best things about living in Vallarta, but saving 10% to 50% on exceptional things to do gives local residents even more incentive to patronize the businesses they love.

River Café Wins Altruistic Entrepreneur Award
Lorena Sonrisas

Last Thursday, the North Coast Jalisco Institute of Social Welfare (IJAS) acknowledged the charitable works of Puerto Vallarta restauranteur Eva Sánchez by presenting her with an Altruistic Entrepreneur 2012 award for The River Cafe's support of social welfare causes.

Garlic & Mango Festival Returns to River Café
Laura Gelezunas

Mangoes are ripe for the picking over the next few months - especially at The River Café, where cuisine and nature meld exquisitely. In June and July, they are bringing their special 'For the Love of Garlic and Mango' menu back to Vallarta for an encore performance.

Experience The River Café for Restaurant Week
Dino Deramee'

Every year the month of May brings Vallarta Lifestyle's Restaurant Week to the Banderas Bay area. The event is in it's eighth year and an unprecedented 45 of the finest restaurants from around the Bay of Banderas will be participating. None finer than The River Café.

River Cafe to Co-Host Los Mangos Benefit
Dino Derameé

Looking for a great way to kick-off Saint Patrick's Day? March 17th, The River Cafe will be co-hosting a fundraiser cocktail for the Los Mangos Library with wine, appetizers, and live music. What a great way to get the celebration underway - and all for a great cause!

Latcho and Andre at The River Cafe
Dino Derameé

Viejo Vallarta is in for an exquisite treat as European recording artists and Puerto Vallarta favorites, 'The Blond Gypsies' Latcho & Andrea, will be performing their Gypsy Rumba and Flamenco style guitar music at the River Cafe for three nights in March.

Willie and Lobo at The River Cafe
Dino Deramee'

Vallarta favorites and world famous recording artists, Willie and Lobo, are returning to the River Cafe for 3 shows only! These international musical luminaries will surely pack the house so make your reservations early.

The River Café Valentine's Day Dinner
Dino Deramee'

Looking for a romantic way to celebrate Valentine's Day? Commemorate this most special day at the River Café and make a memorable impression that will last a lifetime. Our special Valentine Menu will delight anyone and is being offered at an exceptional price!

Christmas Dinner at Vallarta Restaurants

Spending the holidays in Vallarta? Whether you are in the mood for traditional Christmas fare or want to try something a little different, the following Puerto Vallarta area restaurants are serving up holiday meals that'll keep you out of the kitchen - and in a festive mood!

RISE Cookbook Launch Party at River Café
BanderasNews Team

To celebrate the release of the 2012 Children of the Refugio Cookbook, The River Café is hosting a launch party on Sunday, December 18th from 3-5 pm. Come help us celebrate the publication of this bilingual cookbook, and get your copy in time for the holidays!

2011 Festival Gourmet at The River Café
Laura Gelezunas

From November 10-20 The River Cafe welcomes Festival Gourmet Guest Chef Frank Marcoretta from Boathouse Restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia. He will become part of the kitchen crew, sharing his recipes and love of good food with everyone working and visiting the restaurant.

Los Mangos Library Fundraiser November 2
Pamela Thompson

On November 2, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, The River Café will be hosting a fundraiser cocktail for Puerto Vallarta's Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos. Kick off the high season with appetizers, wine and live music at one of PV's favorite restaurants - all for a good cause!

Dance of the Shawls at The River Café
Alan Yamil Hinojosa

For 26 years, the traditional Baile del Rebozo (Rebozo Ball) has been one of the most popular events among Vallarta high society. This year, the Ball will be held on September 10 at 8 pm at The River Cafe to raise money for CANICA (Care Center for Children with Cancer.)

Enjoy Sunday Brunch at The River Café
Laura Gelezunas

Quiet time over coffee, a tranquil setting and tables loaded with choices, all at the new Sunday Brunch at River Café in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Start your Sunday off right for only $150 pesos, which includes a welcome Mimosa and non-alcoholic beverages.

For The Love of Garlic and Mango at River Café
Laura Gelezunas

Savory and sweet intermingle during the 'For The Love of Garlic and Mango' festival at The River Café. Relish their special menu featuring one of the oldest cultivated foods and the king of fruits in June & July - for $249 pesos.

Restaurant Week 2011 at The River Café
Gary R. Beck

Vallarta's Seventh Annual Restaurant Week Festival started on May 15, and we chose The River Café to usher us into the 17 night-long sojourn. Located along the banks of the Rio Cuale in downtown Puerto Vallarta, The River Café is a place to enjoy with all your senses.

Restaurant Week Sneak Peek: The River Café
Laura Gelezunas

Discover, or re-discover, The River Café from May 15th-31st. It is sophisticated fun to enjoy live music in a romantic setting while pondering over the Restaurant Week 2011 menu, a three course meal featuring some of restaurant's best recipes for only $299 pesos.

Cuisine and Nature Meld at The River Café
Laura Gelezunas

Soothing sounds, tranquil ambiance and fabulous menu choices await you at The River Cafe. It all blends together creating the sophisticated fun of this Puerto Vallarta restaurant, where live music all day and night in a natural setting truly enhances your dining experience.

Treat All Your Senses to The River Café
Gary R. Beck

Puerto Vallarta's River Café is a place to enjoy with all your senses. Taste the exquisite flavors of its international cuisine. Appreciate the fruity notes of a good wine. Listen to the soft whispers of the river. Observe the colors of art and nature and feel the warmth of its service.

February is Fabulous at The River Café
Michael Boufford

From special Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day menus to an exclusive five day appearance by the famous duo Willie & Lobo, during the month of February, The River Café once again proves to be one of Vallarta's favorite places to enjoy great music and fine dining.

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