Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Take some time during your vacation to discover the fantastic variety of restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, which are mainly spread out along the seafront and among the downtown streets. Dining in Puerto Vallarta is a real pleasure, and this beautiful port city is ranked as one of the best gastronomic destinations in the world. Here you will find more than traditional Mexican cuisine; you will also come across sophisticated and avant-garde culinary trends.
Puerto Vallarta hosts the International Gourmet Festival every year that plays an important role as a place to exchange ideas and recipes, and helps to ensure that Vallarta cuisine maintains its special character and fame. A diverse range of acclaimed local and international chefs are invited to take part in the event.
Places to eat are incredibly varied in Vallarta, with everything from breezy beach restaurants under thatched roof palapas, to restored colonial buildings framed by picturesque narrow cobblestone streets, or sophisticated restaurants at the countless resort hotels in the area.
We highly recommend you take the chance to savor some of the many intriguing dishes on offer in Puerto Vallarta, especially some of the local cuisine.
Cafe des Artistes
Dining in Puerto Vallarta is always a luxurious experience at Cafe des Artistes; the finest Mexican cuisine restaurant with avant-garde decor and excellent service. It has an excellent wine cellar and a creative kitchen, which will help visitors to enjoy a delicious and entertaining dining experience every time they eat here.
Located right in the downtown area of Puerto Vallarta, this excellent restaurant serves a fantastic variety of seafood, steaks and Mexican appetizers. With over twenty years of experience, they offer wonderful service and fabulous cuisine, with specialty dishes to suit all tastes and budgets. Four enormous murals decorate the walls of this attractive restaurant, and while you dine you'll be accompanied by the sound of mariachis playing live, which helps to produce a truly Mexican atmosphere. The establishment also offers wireless Internet access, a terrace, an air-conditioned dining room and banquet facilities.
Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant and Cafe
Even though cakes, ice cream, and coffee are the highlights here you should also try some of the Austrian dishes on offer, which include Mexican touches that will indulge and surprise diners. The European atmosphere is complemented by a romantic terrace that overlooks the street.
La Leche is a gourmet restaurant designed to provide a unique and spontaneous dining experience in Puerto Vallarta. With monochromatic decor resembling a huge white canvas, the restaurant has been designed around the creativity of the kitchen. There's no set menu at La Leche; in fact it changes everyday according to the chef's mood and the ingredients he selects at the local market. Considered to be one of the top restaurants in Mexico, La Leche has a different style and vibe every night. This really is a unique place for an unforgettable meal!
Soft sand and swaying palm trees form part of the amazing view you can enjoy from this thatched roof restaurant, where great service and good food complement a casual yet elegant atmosphere. It's not by chance that this is one of the most popular restaurants in Puerto Vallarta.
Le Kliff Restaurant has a wonderful location on the edge of a cliff, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. It is one of the most famous restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, renowned for its excellent service and world-class cuisine. Under a giant thatched roof ''palapa'', you can enjoy a magnificent ocean view and exciting tropical gourmet cuisine with Asian influences; all exclusive creations by famous chef Everardo Robles.
Le Kliff is a member of the Puerto Vallarta International Gourmet Festival. Its handmade palapa appears in The Guinness Book of World Records as the largest of its kind in the world.
With excellent fresh fare and service, along with a casual family atmosphere, Mariscos Tino's-Pitillal is the holy grail of seafood restaurants in the picturesque Puerto Vallarta Bay.
A tradition since 1990 in Puerto Vallarta, this restaurant offers customers original seafood recipes every day. Begin your gastronomical voyage with succulent Marlin Tacos, continue with Green Shell Mussels Meuniere and finish off a lovely meal with one of the great house specialties, Zarandeado Fish, prepared with snapper of the season. Or, try the tempting Gran Parrillada Tinoâ€™s, a platter which offers a great variety of seafood, all on one dish.
Nacho Daddy is a restaurant and bar that has one of the best Tex-Mex menus in town. Indulge your appetite for savory food with burritos, tacos, chimichangas, chalupas, soups, and, of course, an impressive array of mouthwatering nachos. Watch your favorite sports on flat screen TVs while you enjoy friendly service in a lively atmosphere. The restaurant also features live music from the house band three days a week, as well as performances by international musicians. Try delicious Tex-Mex at Nacho Daddy on your next visit to Puerto Vallarta!
The Australian style is unique when it comes to steaks, and the high quality ingredients here have resulted in satisfied diners the world over. Come and enjoy incredibly delicious starters, hamburgers and ribs at this fantastic restaurant.
Pincho y Ole
Pincho y Ole is a great place to eat for anyone who loves tapas or "pinchos", as they are known here. Among the many dishes on offer, you can enjoy hot and cold cream soups, an excellent selection of tapas, and plenty of very decadent desserts. You should also try a few of the cocktails served at the restaurant's bar, Gin Club Ole, which are prepared with liquors and wines from Spain, Mexico, and France, and are served in a European style.
Spiaggia is a contemporary beach restaurant with an amazing 45 foot tall palapa. This restaurant blends three concepts into one: a beach club, a restaurant and a lounge bar.
During the day, you can try a delicious dish from the menu while enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Ocean from your comfortable sun lounger, or try out a variety of water sports and activities.
The gourmet menu is served from dusk onwards, complete with appetizing dishes cooked in the brick wood-fired oven or on the charcoal grill, as well as an extensive list of wines. To wrap this experience up, listen to the gentle sounds of the waves breaking as the resident DJs play an excellent selection of music.
A favorite with locals and visitors, this restaurant was named the best Chinese restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, in 2004, for its ambience and cuisine, which remain loyal to Feng Shui principles, allowing them to offer tasty and visually impressive dining experiences.
La Vaca Mocha
The casual bar restaurant La Vaca Mocha is where you'll find delicious grilled hamburgers, steak, and BBQ ribs, accompanied by a tasty beer on-tap, a margarita, or your drink of choice. On Sundays you can enjoy "tortas ahogadas", one of the most traditional Guadalajaran dishes, which can be complemented perfectly by a refreshing michelada. A local favorite, the restaurant offers wireless Internet access and delivery to your hotel for no extra cost.
This beautiful terrace has become one of the most popular places to eat in Puerto Vallarta for locals and visitors that are looking for an extraordinary dining experience. The chef takes cuisine to new heights offering creative dishes that provide a taste sensation that is worthy of the beautiful view.
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