Isla Rio Cuale #4
Centro Puerto Vallarta


Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


+52 322 223 0788

Located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta on the riverside of the Río Cuale; River Café features exclusive art décor by local artists and serves exquisite Gourmet Cuisine with a traditional flair. Our philosophy of responsibility, harmony and passion for gastronomy and nature, have positioned us as one of the leaders of regional cuisine. Daytime at River Café boasts tables overlooking a natural scenic atmosphere while during evenings, it invites you to dine by the candlelight and live music. 

Chef Local

Chef Angel Morales

Originally from Guerrero, Chef Ángel started in the kitchen very young. He arrived in Puerto Vallarta just for the opening of River Café; his initial training was experimental, motivated to learn and grow; observing the work of renowned chefs who passed through the kitchen of the restaurant. Eventually, the directors recognized his effort and financed his career at the Instituto de Gastronomía Franco Mexicano.

Chef Invitado

Joseba K. Encabo

Chef born in the Basque Country with more than 40 years of culinary experience. His passion for cooking began in the kitchen of his homeland where he later moved to New York. Chef Encabo is a graduate of the San Sebastian Cooking School and one of his skills is communication in 5 languages; Basque, Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. An expert in the preparation of Mediterranean Cuisine, knowledgeable in its products and preparations, he has been a professor at the Culinary Institute of America in New York for 25 years. Chef Encabo has written several articles for an online culinary magazine and has been interviewed by several publications. Currently, after retiring from academia, he is dedicated to culinary consulting and advising.
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