Puerto Vallarta Restaurants

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  • 1. ChocoBanana

    $$ | American

    One of Sayulita's pioneer restaurants has really gotten spiffy, adding tile mosaic accents and generally beautifying its terrace restaurant...Read More

  • El Arrayán

    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

    El Arrayán
  • 3. La Ola Rica

    $$ | International

    One of San Pancho's first upscale restaurants, "The Delicious Wave," has still got it goin'. Small, medium-crust, wood-fired pizzas are just...Read More

  • 4. Sonora al Sur

    $ | Barbecue

    Throw in prime cuts from Mexico's finest meat producing state, Sonora, a chef that has found the secret to grilling perfect BBQ, and very affordable...Read More

  • 5. Café de María

    $ | Café

    There are three distinct menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the morning order one of an army of different omelets, a smoothie, or an...Read More

  • 6. Café des Artistes del Mar

    $$$ | International

    A more casual and beachy interpretation of the downtown Puerto Vallarta brand faces the water at the north end of Playa El Anclote. If you sit...Read More

  • 7. Casa Grande

    $$ | Steakhouse

    This steakhouse also serves grilled chicken and seafood. Under a roof but open on all sides and with an incredible view, it's highly recommended...Read More

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. Dolce Vita

    $$ | Italian

    Fine Italian food is to be found at any of the two locations of this well-known local business. Pizzas are thin-crusted and baked in a traditional...Read More

  • 11. 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

  • 12. 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

  • 13. El Coleguita

    $ | Zona Hotelera | Mexican

    Just what you needed in the middle of the day: free tequila shots. Waiters at this super-popular family- and businessperson-oriented restaurant...Read More

  • 14. El Dorado

    $ | Seafood

    This is the best place in town for seafood; the ocean view from under the tall, peaked palapa roof isn't bad either. In addition to the garlic...Read More

  • 15. El Herradero

    $ | Mexican

    The Blacksmith" will win no awards for cuisine or, for that matter, decoration. But it's often filled with families of pilgrims, and the locals...Read More

  • 16. Fonda de Doña Lupita

    $ | Mexican

    Typical food of the countryside—enchiladas, tamales, pozole, beefsteak with beans and tortillas, and so on—is served in an equally typical family...Read More

  • 17. La Casa de Mi Abuelita

    $ | Mexican

    Everyone and his mother likes "Grandma's House," which is conveniently open all day (and evening), every day, starting at around 8 [am] with...Read More

  • 18. La Isla

    $ | Seafood

    Shell lamps; pictures made entirely of scallops, bivalves, and starfish; shell-drenched chandeliers—every inch of wall space is decorated in...Read More

  • 19. La Palapa

    $$$ | Zona Romántica | International

    This large, welcoming, thatched-roof eatery is open to the breezes of Playa Los Muertos and filled with wicker-covered chandeliers, art-glass...Read More

  • 20. La Piazzetta

    $$ | Zona Romántica | Italian

    Locals come for the Naples-style pizza, cooked in a brick oven and with a crust that's not too thick, not too thin. There's also great pasta...Read More

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