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Eating Puerto Vallarta plus

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Some of the best dining options in the world are found in Puerto Vallarta!!! Street food or fine dining on the hillside or on the beach--you will want to go back again and again!!!

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  • Couples
  • Foodie

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21 Places

Vista Grill On The Beach (now El Dorado)

Restaurants

Canto del Mar

Restaurants

Kaiser Maximilian

Restaurants

Cuates y Cuetes

Restaurants

Coco's Kitchen

Restaurants

La Cigale

Restaurants

Archie's Wok

Restaurants

La Palapa

Restaurants

Fredys Tucan

Restaurants

No Way Jose!

Restaurants

Vitea

Restaurants

Zona Romantica

Historic Walking Areas

Malecon Boardwalk

Piers & Boardwalks

El Centro

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Olas Altas

Neighbourhoods

Vallarta Art Walk

Art Galleries

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Fusion Gourmet

Restaurants

The Swedes Bar & Bistro

Restaurants

Galleria Dante

Art Galleries

Trio

Restaurants

  • Vista Grill On The Beach (now El Dorado)
    Restaurants (Mexican)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    I love this place!!!!!!!!! Beautiful sunset and city views, fantastic service, live jazz AND fantastic food!!!! One of the very best restaurants ever!!! Value, too!!!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Try the duck and the STEAK!!! Don't miss the sunset!!!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • El Dorado at lunch time and becomes Vista Grill on the Beach in the evening 01/03/2019
    • Vista Grill is now on the beach, and not on the hill anymore. 24/02/2019
    • Vista Grill On The Beach (now El Dorado)
    Address:
    Calle Pulpito 377
    Los Muertos Beach
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 3535
    Price range:
    US$13 - US$25
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    Other:
  • Canto del Mar
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    What a pleasant surprise!!! Not only can you leisurely sit on the beach while you enjoy a 120 peso deal on 6 beers BUT you can eat the best fish tacos in Puerto Vallarta!! Red snapper!!! Really, this place is great and they take credit cards.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • FISH TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #224 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great beach side location. 22/04/2019
    • Wonderful place to watch the gorgeous sunsets 13/04/2019
    • Canto del Mar
    Address:
    Lazero Cardenas
    Corner Olas Altas
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 7307
    Other:
  • Kaiser Maximilian
    Restaurants (German, Austrian, European)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    We have been coming here for at least 20 years. It's elegant!! The food is wonderful and the service is great. Also, a great value.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Do not miss the leg of veal and the rack of lamb!!!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Never had a bad meal! 13/06/2019
    • The Best Breakfast In the Romantic Zone! 04/06/2019
    • Kaiser Maximilian
    Address:
    Calle Olas Altas 380 B
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 223 0760
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$35
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Cuates y Cuetes
    Restaurants (Mexican, Bar, Seafood)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    Love the live music here!! Right on the beach with friendly service and relaxing atmosphere. We heard a fabulous jazz group the other night--they knew all our favorites!!

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • No credit cards--bring cash but you don't need much!!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #152 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unpleasant experience 28/05/2019
    • Super Comfy Beachfront Restaurant 21/05/2019
    • Cuates y Cuetes
    Address:
    Calle Francisca Rodriguez Esq
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 223 2724
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$25
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Coco's Kitchen
    Restaurants (Mexican, American, Contemporary)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    What a great find!! We went for breakfast twice this past trip. Jazz playing in the background while you eat fabulous food. Very pretty place. Will try it for dinner next time.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Get the Vallarta omelet--really delicious. And the side of cornbread!! YUM.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #106 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Favorite breakfast 10/06/2019
    • Delicious breakfast in a delightful setting 10/06/2019
    • Coco's Kitchen
    Address:
    Calle Pulpito 122
    Zona Romanitca
    Puerto Vallarta 48399
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 223 0373
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Mon - Sat
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • La Cigale
    Restaurants (French, European, Contemporary)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    It's like being in Paris. Ask them to put on Edith Piaf if you don't hear her when you go in. The mussels are fantastic--my favorite and they come with Frites. Service is great--price is right!! Love it.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • MUSSELS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #118 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best dinner ever! 30/05/2019
    • Le Cigale 28/04/2019
    • La Cigale
    Address:
    Calle Hidalgo Esquina Iturbide 398
    1 block of Main church in town
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 7938
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Archie's Wok
    Restaurants (Philippine, Chinese, Asian, Thai)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    This restaurant has been around for years. We have had the same waiter for over 20 years and usually get a seat at the same place--by the window!! Great food and a great price. And, some jazz playing in the background. They have a harper on certain nights. Really a wonderful place.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Calamari!!!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #70 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Change of Pace 12/06/2019
    • Don't miss Archie's Wok! 06/06/2019
    • Archie's Wok
    Address:
    Francisca Rodriguez 130
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 0411
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • La Palapa
    Restaurants (Mexican)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    This is a beautiful restaurant right on the beach. We just love it as well as the food. Service was a bit slow last time but I will always go back as we have been going for over 20 years. Live music, too!!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Try the salmon!!! And make sure you are there for the sunset.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic! 13/06/2019
    • Eat on beach with feet in the sand 12/06/2019
    • La Palapa
    Address:
    Pulpito 105-3
    Col. Emiliano Zapata
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 5225
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$29
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Other:
  • Fredys Tucan
    Restaurants (Mexican)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    The breakfast is great!! What a fun place--always a crowd. Friendly people!!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • no credit cards. Chorizo is really good.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great breakfast! 13/06/2019
    • Comida rica 07/06/2019
    • Fredys Tucan
    Address:
    Calle Basilio Badillo 245
    Colonia Emiliano Zapata
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 223 0778
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$9
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
    Other:
  • No Way Jose!
    Restaurants (Mexican)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    Fun place!! Music!! Good food!!! Very pretty room--don't be turned off by the name of the restaurant.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Everything we have eaten is good--even have split meals and had enough to eat.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #82 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Reservations Don’t Count 31/05/2019
    • Dinner and entertainment 28/04/2019
    • No Way Jose!
    Address:
    5 de Febrero 260
    Col. Emiliano Zapata
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 223 2853
    Price range:
    US$2 - US$15
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Vitea
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Seafood, International, Italian)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    Well, this place has it all!!! BEACH!! SUNSET!! MUSIC!! GREAT FOOD!! REASONABLE PRICES!!! Just soooo nice. Love it.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Get there for the sunset!!!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #125 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! 11/06/2019
    • Good meal and service 29/05/2019
    • Vitea
    Address:
    Calle Libertad And Malecon 2
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 8703
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$45
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Other:
  • Zona Romantica
    Historic Walking Areas
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    RadfordLady Says:

    This is the place to be. If you come to Puerto Vallarta, if you stay here you will be close to everything--great restaurants, art, beach, etc.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • This is the place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Old Town 14/06/2019
    • Great strolling. 12/06/2019
    • Zona Romantica
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 7307
    Other:
  • Malecon Boardwalk
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    RadfordLady Says:

    Great area. This is what Puerto Vallarta is all about. Great fun with the CLOWNS and ENTERTAINMENT every night. Interesting to see all the people having fun,

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Plan on stopping by in the evening for the fun.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Malecon shopping 15/06/2019
    • Old Spain charm. 14/06/2019
    • Malecon Boardwalk
    Address:
    Calle Paseo Diaz Ordaz S/N
    Centro
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • El Centro
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    RadfordLady Says:

    You must visit here. The cathedral and little shops and restaurants and street vendors are great. AND everything in Puerto Vallarta is safe. There is no crime here that I have ever witnessed.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Just come and walk around.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Walk 26/05/2019
    • So much to do ! 05/05/2019
    • El Centro
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 4475
    Other:
  • Olas Altas
    Neighbourhoods
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    RadfordLady Says:

    Great street with a lot of fun restaurants and little shops!!! People watch!!!

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The little stores are great for picking up some beer and staples and there are many wonderful restaurants and shops. Close to the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Most interesting area to be in "old town". 09/06/2019
    • Drinks on the beach watching the world go by 31/05/2019
    • Olas Altas
    Phone:
    +52 322 205 4138
    Other:
  • Vallarta Art Walk
    Art Galleries
    RadfordLady Says:

    We enjoy the art walk... The galleries are open and offer wine and discussion of the exhibits.. Very nice and entertaining.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Plan on going to a restaurant in the area for dinner and then walking around at the art walk.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting 04/06/2019
    • It's a good way to see what the artists are doing 23/05/2019
    • Vallarta Art Walk
    Address:
    Historic Center
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Hours:
    Mon - Tue
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wed
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Thu - Sat
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    RadfordLady Says:

    What a beautiful place!!! Feels good to be there with the faithful.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • No shorts.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Spot! 14/06/2019
    • Simply Beautiful!! 09/06/2019
    • The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Address:
    Calle Hidalgo
    Puerto Vallarta 48290
    Mexico
    Phone:
    322221326
  • Fusion Gourmet
    Restaurants (Mexican, Seafood)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    Love these guys that hang out in front and ask you to come in. Food is good!! Great price and great location.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Chorizo!!!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #180 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    • Amazing 2-for-1 dining 01/04/2019
    • Very nice intimate little patio area 30/03/2019
    • Fusion Gourmet
    Address:
    Pilitas # 156
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 223 1177
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Swedes Bar & Bistro
    Restaurants (European, International)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    Really fun place with good food!!! Art is interesting.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Great food and location.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Emiliano Zapata
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Mediocre 05/06/2019
    • Excellent food and staff 04/06/2019
    • The Swedes Bar & Bistro
    Address:
    Pulpito 154
    close to Olas Altas, Colonia Amapas
    Emiliano Zapata 48390
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 201 4655
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$16
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Galleria Dante
    Art Galleries
    See more photos
    RadfordLady Says:

    Nice gallery. Enjoyed it. Great on the Art Walk.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Magnificent, Make you feel good place !!!! 22/05/2019
    • A Treat for the Senses! 20/05/2019
    • Galleria Dante
    Address:
    Calle Basilio Badillo 269
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 2477
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Trio
    Restaurants (Seafood, European, Mediterranean)
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    RadfordLady Says:

    What a pretty place with great food!!! Service is wonderful!! One of the very best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta.

    Good for
    • Couples
    Tips
    • LAMB!! Also, ask for a table upstairs on the balcony.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 985 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Awesome 05/06/2019
    • OK but not the best service, presentation or food. 29/05/2019
    • Trio
    Address:
    Calle Guerrero Centro 264
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 2196
    Price range:
    US$40 - US$60
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Other:
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