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Garlic and Mango Festival Returns to The River Café

June 8, 2018

Every summer, visiting and resident Foodies rejoice as The River Café brings back their popular 'For the Love of Garlic and Mango' festival. For reservations, click HERE or email manager(at)

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. Every summer, visiting and resident Foodies rejoice as this popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant brings back their popular 'For the Love of Garlic and Mango' festival for 30 delicious days.

From June 11 through July 31, this extraordinary culinary event offers a collection of sweet and savory dishes that combine one of the oldest cultivated foods and the king of fruit on a special four-course menu that is sure to tantalize your taste buds - for only $490 pesos per person. (Beverages and gratuity not included.)

Indulge your senses as you sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, live music, and a glass of your favorite wine or distilled spirits as you contemplate which of the 'For the Love of Garlic and Mango' dishes to choose from this innovative gourmet menu:

For the Table

An Amuse Bouche of garlic confit with mango chutney and bell pepper served with plain crostini captures the essence of the festival. As you spread the warm, roasted garlic on top of freshly baked crostini then spoon over the slightly spicy mango chutney, you'll begin to understand why this one-of-a-kind dining experience is a such a highly-anticipated annual event.

Your Choice of Appetizer

• Double Garlic Cream Soup with potato and chipotle aioli
• Sweet and Savory Shrimp Salad with mango and cumin

Main Course Alternatives

• Surf and Turf Brochette: beef fillet and shrimp brochettes, served with fresh vegetables, mashed potatoes and garlic butter

• Garlic Penne Pasta: with roasted garlic, pancetta and green peas in creamy garlic sauce

• Grilled Chicken Breast: with vegetable quinoa topped with mango-ming marmalade

Dessert Choices

• Brandy Glazed Fresh Mango over vanilla ice cream
• Mango and Coconut Mousse

From June 11 through July 31, you can enjoy all of this, plus the natural beauty and ambiance of the Rio Cuale, from 12 Noon to 11:30 pm every day - only at The River Café.

Located at Isla Rio Cuale #4 in downtown Puerto Vallarta, 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. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (322) 223-0788 or online at

Click HERE to learn more about The River Café.