Welcome to Café Risa

Welcome to Café Risa, the freshest little restaurant on the Costa Alegre. Our outdoor coffee house restaurant is located in La Manzanilla, Mexico. Only 15 minutes north from Barra de Navidad & Melaque on the southern tip of the state of Jalisco. This jungle location offers fantastic beaches, small-town ambience, cultural flavor, crocodile lagoons, picturesque waterfalls, and of course our fantastic little place to eat and drink.

Hours of operation are Tuesday thru Sunday - 7:30AM - 3PM serving breakfast & lunch. The restaurant typically opens in early November and is located on the jardín next to the dolphin fountain. We offer free high-speed Wi-Fi internet to our customers.

Our menu has many fresh and tasty items made daily, like our popular whole-grain cinnamon rolls, fruit and bran muffins, loaf bread, organic yogurt and homemade granola, Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, a variety of sandwiches served on our fresh baked bread, shade grown coffee, and much much more.

Since coffee is our passion we offer hot espresso drinks like cappuccinos, lattés, mochas, and many flavored espresso drinks. On the hot and sunny days try one of our great iced or frozen drinks like the Frappés. We have a great selection of high quality frozen/iced drinks to cool you off. Here are just a few, Frappé blended drinks - caramel, chocolate, vanilla, almond, and even our popular Ancho Chile Mocha. Try out the Green Tea Matcha, it is a delicous green tea drink that can be blended or served over ice.

If you have decided to visit the Costalegre area for your vacation or if you are visiting family and friends that have decided to retire in this beautiful unforgettable place - then we want you to take a trip to La Manzanilla and enjoy a meal with us. As always we appreciate our repeat customers that make our years of business successful and exciting. Our customers come from many places within Mexico including Guadalajara, San Miguel de Allende, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, Yelapa, Manzanillo, Barra de Navidad, Melaque, Colima, Michoacan, and the list goes on.

The tianges market is situated in the jardín every Friday. It is a great opportunity to stroll and shop the vendors’ stalls. Stop and watch the tiny town of La Manzanilla pass you by. Or just be present to all of the new and intriguing sights and sounds this beach side town has to offer. Our desire is to offer a memorable eating experience on your Costa Alegre visit so that you will tell all your friends.