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Garlic and Mango Festival Returns to The River Café
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May 28, 2012
The River Café is open daily from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm. For more information, call (322) 223-0788 or visit (Video Diva Productions)

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - 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 special 'For the Love of Garlic and Mango' festival for an encore performance this June and July.

Savory and sweet intermingle on their special $249 peso three-course menu that includes a welcome Mango Margarita or Mango Mojito. A complimentary starter captures the essence of the festival. Indulge your senses as you spread the warm, roasted garlic on top of freshly baked crostini then spoon over the slightly spicy mango chutney.

Appetizer choices include Double Garlic Cream of Potato Soup with a Chipotle aioli or a Tossed Caesar with anchovy and garlic dressing.

An array of alternatives for the main course, Penne with Roasted Garlic; Pancetta and Peas tossed with a velvety garlic Alfredo sauce; Filet Mignon marinated in fresh garlic, rosemary and thyme, then grilled to perfection, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and seared asparagus; Grilled Chicken Breast with 40 clove garlic sauce, served with savory steamed vegetables and roasted garlic mashed potatoes; or Stacked Shrimp al Pastor arranged over roasted pineapple and cilantro risotto with a mango reduction sauce.

For dessert? Brandy-glazed fresh cut Mango over smooth Vanilla Ice Cream.

Relish the collection of recipes featuring one of the oldest cultivated foods and the king of fruit this June and July. The River Cafe's special "For The Love of Garlic and Mango" menu costs just $249 pesos and can be enjoyed every day from noon until 11:30 pm.

Cuisine and nature meld exquisitely at The River Café.

Open daily from 8 am to 11:30 pm, The River Café is located at Isla Rio Cuale #4 in downtown Puerto Vallarta. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (322) 223-0788 or online at

Click HERE to learn more about The River Café.