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

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  • 3. El Brujo

    $$ | Mexican

    This newer Bucerías branch of El Brujo is located right on the beach but with the same food and generous portions of the original location in...Read More

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Vista Grill

    $$ | El Centro | International

    Sensational views of the sunset and sparkling city-light panoramas after dark make this one of the best restaurants in PV for a celebratory...Read More

  • 6. Archie's Wok

    $$ | Zona Romántica | Asian

    Dishes at this extremely popular pan-Asian restaurant include Thai garlic shrimp, pancit (Filipino stir-fry with pasta), and Singapore-style...Read More

  • 7. Calypso

    $$ | Eclectic

    This second-story restaurant overlooks the town plaza from beneath an enormous palapa roof. Locals rave about the deep-fried calamari served...Read More

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. Cruz'ers

    $$ | Mexican

    A view of the Nayarit mountains backing the yacht harbor is best from the newly named Cruizers, at La Cruz's new Marina Riviera Nayarit. Here...Read More

  • 11. 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

  • 12. 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

  • 13. Don Pedro's

    $$ | International

    Sayulita institution Don Pedro's has wonderful pizzas baked in a wood-fire oven, prepared by European-trained chef and co-owner Nicholas Parrillo...Read More

  • 14. 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

  • 15. Kaiser Maximilian

    $$ | Zona Romántica | European

    Viennese entrées dominate the menu, which is modified each year when the restaurant participates in PV's culinary festival. One favorite is...Read More

  • 16. 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

  • 17. 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

  • 18. La Playita de Lindo Mar

    $$ | Olas Altas | International

    Open to the ocean air, the wood-and-palm-front restaurant looks right at home on Conchas Chinas Beach. And there are wonderful views of waves...Read More

  • 19. Maya

    $$ | International

    Two Canadian women have teamed up to bring sophistication to San Patricio–Melaque's dining scene. East meets West in contemporary dishes such...Read More

  • 20. Memo's Pancake House

    $$ | Zona Romántica | American

    Your child will most certainly find something he or she likes on this Pancake House menu. There are 12 kinds of pancakes—including the "Oh Henry...Read More

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