PUERTO VALLARTA DINING
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Choose a Type of Dining Fine Dining In Places Casual & Fun Specialized
The Puerto Vallarta villa rentals that we represent have some of the best chefs in Puerto Vallarta to serve you and your guests during your stay. With so many great restaurant options in Puerto Vallarta from world class gourmet French cuisine to taco stands, you have to go out to eat sometime!
For your convenience, we have complied four restaurant categories for you to select from during your Puerto Vallarta Mexico Vacation: Fine Dining, In Places, Casual & Fun and Specialized (vegetarian, ethnic and breakfast only)
AGAVE GRILLMorelos #589, just a block off the Malecon
A romantic Hacienda setting including a Tequila tasting bar and store with Premium 100% agave tequilas. A superlative dining experience plus attentive service make this one of the best choices for Tequila aficionados.
L ARRAYANAllende #344 at Miramar street above the Malecon
The décor is old Mexico, the mood is fresh and contemporary and the menu is a brilliant interpretation of traditional family recipes. In less then a year this charming restaurant has become a favorite with locals and every visitor who is lucky enough to find it.
LE BISTROLocated on the Cuale River Island near inland bridge
A tranquil oasis with live piano music during the day and a hot jazz club at night. A semi open air garden setting with an infusion of Neo classic design, great food and excellent service, the perfect spot to take a break during a hard day of shopping. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, closed Sundays.
CAFÉ DES ARTISTESCalle Guadalupe Sanchez #740
Tel 222-3228 / 29/30
Chef/owner Thierry Blouet is a member of the culinary Academy of France and has received numerous awards for culinary excellence. The recent changes offer 3 separate options under one roof: Café des Artistes, Thierry Blouet Cocina de Autor and the Constantini Bar Lounge. Exceptional service with live piano and flute
CAFÉ MAXIMILIAN'SOlas Altas #380 B, Romantic zone
A favorite of the locals and visitors this European style sidewalk café (or choose the inside salon with air conditioning) merges old and new world cuisines combined with attentive service. Closed Sundays.
DAQUIRI DICKS’SOlas Altas 314, South Side
Located right on Los Muertos Beach for over 21 years owners Peter & Tari Bowman have offered great food, a sophisticated yet beachy atmosphere, and gracious service. The food is created by their chef Ignacio Uribe and Manager Rafael Nazario. An eclectic menu where classic American preparations and Indonesian influenced daily specials appear side by side. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner
LA PALAPAPulpito #103 Los Muertos Beach
One of the original hang outs for locals open for breakfast lunch and dinner, have breakfast and spend the day on the beach. Or enjoy a romantic evening and dine on the beach amidst the flickering torches with live guitar and the waves lapping at your feet.
THE RIVER CAFÉlocated on the Cuale River Island near the bridge
The natural garden setting of the River Café is casual yet elegant, the food and service are excellent and the menu inspired. A tranquil spot to regroup while shopping and a sophisticated dinner location. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with live music
TRIOGuerrero #264 Downtown
Trio has been called a culinary gem of Puerto Vallarta, serving "food cooked with love". Its two chef-owners personally see that every dish meets their exacting standards and that every guest is satisfied. The atmosphere at Trio can be described as sophisticated, yet casual.
VISTA GRILLPulpito 377 Alta Vista
Vista Grill has an elegant contemporary setting with the best views of the town and bay. A sophisticated menu and excellent service.
VITEA OCEANFRONT BISTROLibertad # 2 y Malecón in the center of town.
TEL: 222-8703 or 222-8695
The sister restaurant of TRIO, open 12 noon to midnight. With emphasis on top quality seasonal produce offering a menu of casual dishes including fine pastries, coffees, ice cream and sandwiches. Design and décor are European with extensive wine list
LOS XITOMATES:Morelos #570, Col. Centro
Tel: (322) 222-1695
Chef/Owner Luis Fitchrecreates the taste and colors of the Mexican cuisine, rescuing the ancient recipes that distinguish the culinary heritage of Mexico – ‘alta cocina Mexicana’. Enjoy these in an elegant and tranquil setting located in the heart of town.
LA BODEQUITA DEL MEDIOlocated on the Malecon 1 block north of Carlos O’Brians.
Traditional Cuban restaurant and bar. Designed to copy the original La
Bodequita del Medio in Cuba where Hemingway use to hang out. Ask for a felt pen to autograph the wall.
DE SANTOSMorelos #771, just a block off the Malecon
Tel: 223-3052 223-3053
Mediterranean style cuisine in a dynamic architectural environment, serving great food with great music. If you prefer to a tranquil environment for dining, plan to arrive before 9PM. After 10:30pm the atmosphere changes and as their mission says “because food tastes better with music” the volume goes up and the atmosphere is more social then food oriented.
KIT KAT CLUB#120 Pulpito, down from Olas Altas.
Very small and very sophisticated dining atmosphere and food style. Great
martinis - a touch of New York in Puerto Vallarta. Live floor show on Saturday nights.
NIKKI BEACH PVRbeachfront at the Westin Hotel in Marina Vallarta
You can hang out in the sun during the day or lounge in the evening on the huge king-size beds. The waiters are dressed in pareo’s and the menu is an infusion of oriental and Mediterranean with everything from sushi to steak. Definitely a spot to people watch or see and be seen.
CASUAL & FUN
BARCELONA TAPAS BARMatamoros & 31 de Octubre (hillside)
Located on the hillside with spectacular views of the town and bay. The perfect place to share a pitcher of their famous Sangria and some tapas with friends, if you miss the sunset you can always watch the fireworks.
BRAZIL#210 Venustiano Carranza #210 near Olas Altas
This Brazilian "All You Can Eat" grill is a "carnivores' Delight" 12
different meats grilled on swords and carved at your table. Also includes appetizers, soup and a variety of salads. Great food, but we recommend you go with a big appetite.
CAFÉ DE OLLABasilio Badillo # and the corner of Olas Altas
Look for the 6 foot cactus in front and a line of people waiting. Well worth the wait, very casual with great giant margaritas and a menu including some of the best local Mexican food, seafood, BBQ ribs etc. Friendly waiters and great prices
LA DOLCE VITAPaseo Diaz Ordaz 674 midway along the Malecon
Great Italian food, friendly service and good music – great for people watching and a popular hang out for the locals.
MAXIMILIAN'S EXPRESSO BAROlas Altas in front of the Hotel Los Arcos.
Good coffee and yummy deserts, seating on the sidewalk patio.
LAS PALOMASMalecon and the corner of Aldama street.
A long time local institution and hang out, also a great place to have drinks and snacks and people watch.
LINDO MAR LA PLAYApart of the Lindo Mar hotel at beach level.
One of the most spectacular beachfront settings, with great casual food and gourmet options as well. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a killer Sunday brunch, afterwards enjoy the beach
OUTBACK STEAK HOUSEhotel zone across from Hotel Krystal
Great food and service, the best beef in town as well as seafood, pasta and much more. If you are missing an American sports bar atmosphere and want a really great steak this is the place to go.
PEPE’S TACO’Sabout 9 blocks North of the Malecon.
When the view is of a gas station you know the food is great. Serving fresh grilled tacos pastor and al carbon with the best in fresh salsas and home made tortillas. Basic bar, no desserts, just great tacos. Open 4pm to 4am
TAKON MARLINPERU 1229 about 9 blocks North of the Malecon or try the location in front of the Airport.
The best seafood burritos in this part of Mexico with a special green salsa that is the secret recipe of the owner, while the food is exceptional the décor is funky.
Open 2-9PM daily except Mondays.
MARISMANaranjo Street at the corner of Basilio Badillo in town and in Marina Vallarta.
Fresh ceviche and a variety of seafood deep friend and served in a fresh hand made tortilla. Exceptional salsa, outdoors street side location and slightly eccentric service.
Open for lunch only, closed Mondays.
ARCHIE'S WOKFrancisco Rodrigues #130 near the Los Muertos Beach Pier
A feast of tropical Asian flavors. Archie, chef for movie director John Huston, created a menu based on his native Filipino cuisine with Thai and Chinese accents. His wife, Cindy, carries on his legacy. Lunch and dinner, closed Sunday.
LA PIAZZETTAOlas Altas & Rodolfo Gomez, Romantic Zone
Memo, the owner-chef, serves great pizza and other Italian dishes in a casual atmosphere. Nice wine list - excellent tiramisu.
Delivery available. Closed Sundays
MEMO'S PANCAKE HOUSEBasilio Badillio #289
Best breakfast place in Vallarta - everything is good, including the prices Check out his coffee store selling fresh roasted coffees from the best coffee regions of Mexico. Open daily 8:00 AM to 2:00. PM
MEZZALUNAHidalgo #550 near the Cathedral
Intimate atmosphere, great service and excellent menu of pasta and Italian dishes.
VEGETERIAN PLANETIturbide 270 a block from the main Cathedral
Not just great vegetarian food – great food! Breakfast, lunch and dinner, served buffet style. Funky atmosphere, friendly service and superlative food.