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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: Map

Located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta on the banks of the Rio Cuale; The River Café features exclusive art decor by local artists and serves exquisite Gourmet Cuisine with traditional flair.

Daytime at River Café boasts a table overlooking a natural scenic atmosphere amongst iguanas and tropical birds while evenings invites you to dine by candlelight accompanied by live music and the tranquil sounds of the river.

The River Cafe is open daily from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm, with Live Music every night from 7:45 to 10:00 pm. Credit cards accepted. For more information, call (322) 223-0788 or visit

Disfruta The River Café con todos tus sentidos

Ubicado en el corazón de la ciudad a la orilla del Río Cuale; The River Café cuenta con una exclusiva decoración de arte local y exquisita cocina gourmet con toques tradicionales.

Durante el día ofrece un escenario natural con árboles, iguanas y aves, mientras que por la noche invita a disfrutar de los sonidos del río a la luz de las velas acompañados por los acordes de la música en vivo.

Abierto todos los días 8:00 am a 11:30 pm. Aceptan tarjetas de crédito. Para más informacíon, llame (322) 223-0788 o visite

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Three Ways to Celebrate Father's Day at The River Café
María Francesca

Looking for a way to celebrate Dad on his special day? If he's into fantastic food and marvelous music, you can't go wrong at The River Café. There's no better way to show him your love than by treating him to a fabulous Father's Day brunch, lunch, or dinner at this landmark restaurant.

Garlic and Mango Festival Returns to The River Café
María Francesca

Mangoes are ripe for the picking over the next few months - especially at The River Café, where cuisine and nature meld exquisitely. Mango lovers will be rejoicing as this popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant brings back their 'For the Love of Garlic and Mango Festival' from June 11 through July 31.

Treat All Your Senses to Restaurant Week at River Café
María Francesca

Restaurant Week is the perfect time to discover, or re-discover, The River Café. Nestled on the banks of the Rio Cuale in downtown Puerto Vallarta, this elegant restaurant has been delighting diners with the sights and sounds of nature, live music and innovative cuisine since 1996.

Two Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day at The River Café
María Francesca

Show Mom your love by treating her to a fabulous Mother's Day brunch or dinner at The River Café. On Thursday, May 10, 'El Dia de la Madre,' this landmark restaurant on the banks of the Rio Cuale in downtown Puerto Vallarta is going the extra mile to make the day extra special.

'Guitar Nights' with Lobo & Esau at The River Café
María Francesca

Whether for breakfast, lunch or a romantic candlelit dinner accompanied by soft live music, every meal at The River Café is a delicious experience. But on April 24 and 26, diners are in for a special treat as this iconic Puerto Vallarta restaurant presents Guitar Nights with Lobo & Esau.

Vallarta Restaurant Week 2018 Bigger & Better Than Ever!
Juan Pablo Hernandez

Fifty-nine Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit restaurants will be participating in Restaurant Week 2018, which will implement a few changes this year. Most importantly, the festival will run from May 15-June 10, giving foodies 10 extra days to enjoy exquisite menus at reduced prices.

Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch at The River Café
María Francesca

There is no better way to spend your Sunday than with a leisurely brunch at The River Café. Enjoy your favorite breakfast and lunch items, including an omelet station, coffee, juice and much more in a beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere, every Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.

Vallarta Jewish Community Seder at The River Café
Donna Feldman

On Friday, March 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm, the Puerto Vallarta Jewish Community will celebrate our traditional Passover Seder at The River Café on the Isla River Cuale in El Centro. A family-style full course dinner of typical Seder food and wine will be served.

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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