Puerto Vallarta Restaurants

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  • 1. Café des Artistes Bistro Gourmet

    $$$ | El Centro | International

    Several sleek dining spaces make up the original, downtown restaurant Café des Artistes; the most beautiful and romantic is the courtyard garden...Read More

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    2. El Arrayán

    $$ | El Centro | Mexican

    The oilcloth table covers, enameled tin plates, exposed rafters, and red roof tiles of this patio-restaurant conjure up nostalgia for the quaint...Read More

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  • 3. Trio

    $$$ | El Centro | International

    Conviviality, hominess, and dedication on the parts of chef-owners Bernhard Güth and Ulf Henriksson have made Trio one of Puerto Vallarta's...Read More

  • 4. Barcelona Tapas

    $$$ | El Centro | Spanish

    One of the few places in town with both good food and an excellent bay view, Barcelona Tapas has traditional Spanish tapas like garlicky roasted...Read More

  • 5. Chez Elena

    $$ | El Centro | Mexican

    Frequented in its heyday by Hollywood luminaries and the who's who of PV, this downtown restaurant still has a loyal following. The casual patio...Read More

  • 6. Comedor de Sra. Heladia

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    Here you can glimpse the real Old Vallarta. A short but steep walk up from the malecón is this neighborhood dining room, which serves construction...Read More

  • 7. Cueto's

    $$ | El Centro | Seafood

    Teams of engaging waiters, all family members, squeeze past the trio that croons romantic tunes throughout the day to refill beer glasses, remove...Read More

  • 8. El Andariego

    $$ | El Centro | Mexican

    A few blocks past the north end of the malecón is this lively Mexican restaurant. Paintings of the city brighten the walls; at night the lighting...Read More

  • 9. El Campanario

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    Fans swirl in the air, doors are open to the street, and cheerful oilcloths cover wooden tables at this no-frills spot across from the cathedral...Read More

  • 10. Hacienda San Angel Gourmet

    $$$$ | El Centro | International

    Even non-mariachi fans are bewitched by the harmonious musical meanderings of the 12-piece, stunningly uniformed, brass-and-string band that...Read More

  • 11. La Bodeguita del Medio

    $$ | El Centro | Caribbean

    Near the malecón's north end, this world famous franchise restaurant with a fun-loving atmosphere has a bit of a sea view from its second-floor...Read More

  • 12. La Leche

    $$$$ | Zona Hotelera | International

    If chef Alfonso Cadena weren't so cool (he looks like a refined, former rock star because he is one!), then La Leche's main dining room, an...Read More

  • 13. Mamá Rosa

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    Locals return over and over for the expansive breakfast buffet (served until 2 pm, but freshest before noon) and, in the evening, for budget...Read More

  • 14. Maria Gallo

    $$$ | El Centro | Mexican

    By day it offers nifty comida corrida : set-priced, three-course menus that change daily. For about five bucks you get a pitcher of freshly...Read More

  • 15. Museo Naval

    $ | El Centro | Café

    Overlooking the bay and boardwalk, Vallarta's snug little maritime museum café is across the way from the main plaza. The coffee bar at the...Read More

  • 16. Paris Café

    $ | El Centro | Deli

    In El Centro at Paris Café, a gruff and eccentric Frenchman who bakes bare-chested is PV's version of Seinfeld's "soup Nazi." ...Read More

  • 17. Pepe's Tacos

    $ | Col. 5 de Diciembre | Mexican

    No longer the best in PV, Pepe's still can't be beat at 5 am, when most sensible taco-makers are asleep. It's an open-door dive across from...Read More

  • 18. Planeta Vegetariano

    $ | El Centro | Vegetarian

    Those who stumble upon this hogless heaven can "pig out" on tasty, meatless carne asada and a selection of main dishes that changes daily...Read More

  • 19. River Cafe

    $$$ | El Centro | International

    At night, candles flicker at white-skirted tables with comfortable cushioned chairs, and tiny white lights sparkle in palm trees surrounding...Read More

  • 20. Tutifruti

    $ | El Centro | Fast Food

    In downtown Vallarta, locals love the quesadillas, shredded beef burritos, and tacos at Tutifruti, where you can also get a sandwich, burger...Read More

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