Puerto Vallarta Vacation
Beachfront one bedroom condo on Los Muertos Beach

Restaurants

Puerto Vallarta has an abundance of wonderful restaurants.  Many are very small and tucked away. A few are cheap but most are reasonable. You will find that many times your cocktail is more than your dinner.

Check out the issues of Puerto Vallarta magazine, try to find a current issue of the Vallarta Tribune or ask people on the street for the recommendation of their favorite.

It is best to not be guided by a taxi driver. They many times get a commission for bringing you there.

Mexican food from the street vendors (taco carts) is safe, very inexpensive and cooked while you wait.  Mike’s Bacon wrapped Hot Dogs a few blocks up Olas Altas (street vendor) are delicious and worth a try.  Go walking deeper into Zona Romantica (away from the ocean) and there are many delicious and more reasonably priced restaurants.  Discounted dining is available from both Coco Tropical and Daiquiri Dick’s for Plaza Dorada residents & pool-side service (drinks or food) is available from either restaurant.  Just find someone at the restaurant via the gate from Plaza Dorada pool. 

(As of April 2010)

MEXICAN

El Arrayan

‡‡True Traditional Mexican Food. Absolutely the best in town.

Allende #344 closed Mondays.

222-7195

Asaderos Grill

All you can eat and a full menu Closed Mon.

Basilio Badillo #223

222-1955

Banana Cantina

Contempory Mexican, Voted 'Best New Restaurant' by Vallarta Lifestyles.

Corner of Amapas and Pulpito.

222-2114

Cafe de Olla

Huge Margeritas, outside grill. Closed Tue.

Basilio Badillo #168

223-1626

El Andariego

Restaurant and bar

Av. México #1358

223-2100

Encanto

Upscale small & cosy. Closed Sunday

Aquiles Serdan #518

222-5785

Fajita Republic

Very popular

Pino Suárez & Basilio Badillo

222-3131

Islas Marias

Very Good$

Across the road at the Airport

Moro Paraíso

‡Not easy to get to, but great food.$

Ejido el Jorullo, Rio Cuale

 

La Ronda

‡A favorite with the locals.$

Aquiles Serdan #372

Closed Mon.

 

La Huerta

Mongolian BBQ on the Rio Cuale$

Paso AnchoMap

222-0386

Los Arbolitos

2 floors overlooking the Cuale

Camino de la Rivera #184

222-4725

Los Xitomates

‡Haute Cuisine Mexicana

Morelos #601

222-1695

Pipi's

"Touristy, loud & fun"

G. Sánchez & Pipila

223-2767

The Red Cabbage Cafe

‡Traditional Mexican specialties.

Calle Rivera Del Rio #204

223-0411

 

INTERNATIONAL

Barcelona Tapas

‡Best Tapas + great view -

31 de Octubre & Matamoros

222-0510

Bruce’s Back Alley Bistro

‡Best aged Angus steaks in town

F. Madero #225

223-3560

Coco Tropical

Good food on the beach

Olas Altas 246 on the Beach

222-5485

Daiquiri Dick's

Good place for a romantic sunset.

Olas Altas #314 at the Beach

222-0566

De Santos

"Very Hip, local Mexican clientele. Disco."

Morelos #771

223-3052

El Panorama

Terrific View

Hotel La Siesta

222-1818

El Set

Terrific View

Km. 2.5 Carretera a Manzanillo

223-4142

El Torito

Best ribs and all the sports on TV$

Ignacio Vallarta #290

223-2102

Kaiser Maximilian

‡Austrian/Mediterranean food

Olas Altas #380

223-0760

Casa de Naranjo

Varied menu with the accent on oranges.

Naranjo #263 at Lázaro Cárdenas

222-3518

Langostinos

"‡Great beach location, very good food"

Los Muertos beach at M. Dieguez

222-0894

La Palapa

‡‡Gourmet food on the beach with candles$

Púlpito #103 on the beach

222-5225

Le Bistro

Great location with jazz background$

Isla Rio Cuale at Insugentes bridge.

222-0283

La Tia Catrina

‡Great Food Fusion.$

Basilio Badillo #418

soon

The River Cafe

‡‡Wonderful ambiance and gourmet food $

Isla Rio Cuale at I. Vallarta at bridge.

223-0788

Tikul

‡‡ Elegant Tropical Cuisine $

Paseo Marina #245 in the Marina

209-2010

Trio

‡Gourmet food - great menu$

Guerrero 264

222-2196

Vista Grill

‡‡Gourmet food with a view to die for.$

Pulpito #377

222-3570

Vitea

"Seaside Bistro a la Trio, 12am-12pm"

Malecón South of Los Arcos

222-8695

 

SEAFOOD

Cueto's

 

Brasilia #469

223-0363

El Brujo

‡Very good seafood$

Carranza and Naranjo

 

Joe Jack's Fish Shack

‡Great seafood & More, best fish & Chips in town.

Basilio Badillo # 212.

222-2099

Marisco Polo

‡‡Great food, new expanded dinning room, best seafood$"

F. Madero #376Map

113-0364

Mariscos Tino's

"Many good reports, worth the trip"

"Avenida #333, Pitillal."

224-5584

The Blue Shrimp

"Shrimp by the kilo, not too cheap"

Calle Morelos 779

222-4246

 

FRENCH

Café des Artistes

"Nouvelle Cuisine, overpriced for PV. IMO$"

Guadalupe Sánchez 740

222-3228

 

ITALIAN

La Dolce Vita

"On the Malecón, live music some nights"

P. Diaz Ordaz 674

222-3852

La Nube

"‡Above downtown, great view."

Matamoros 542

223-0530

Café Roma

‡‡Best Thin Crust Pizza with the Coldest Beers ! $

Encino # 287, 2nd floor.

222-7378.

La Piazzetta

Pasta & pizza Italian owner.

Rodolfo Gómez 143222-0650

222-0650

Pietro's

"Oldest pizza place, woodfired oven."

Zaragoza 245

222-3233

Porto Bello

"Air conditioned, overlooking the Marina"

Marina Sol #7 Marina Vallarta

221-0003

 

ASIAN

Archie's Wok

‡‡Founded by John Huston's Chef

F. Rodriguez #130.

222-0411

Dragón Rojo

Usual Chinese food

Insurgentes 323

222-0175

Hashi Sushi

Air conditioned

Ju─▒rez 797

222-6100

Peking Restaurant

‡Chinese chef

F. Rodriguez #136

222-8609

Suzie Wong´s

 

Marina Vallarta - Royal Pacific

221-2057

 

 

 

OTHERS

Harry's Bar

‡English Pub Food. from 50 pesos $

L. Cardenas #328222-4024Harry's Bar

 

Gaby's Comida Corrida

1-6 pm 45 pesos$ Dinner menu

Corner of Mina & Hidalgo

222-0480

Brasil Steak House

"All you can eat, heavy on the meat."

V. Carranza #210

222-2909

La Bodeguita del Medio

"Cuban food at it's best, live music"

Paseo Diaz Ordaz 858

223-1585

Tony’s Please

‡‡Great Cooking from Tony.$

L. Cardenas #440, near Jacarandas.

 

Fredy's Tucán

Good breakfast place

I. Vallarta & Basilio Badillo

223-0778

Hacienda Alamana

‡Authentic German Cuisine.

Basilio Badillo #378.

222-2071

Memo's Pancake House

Good breakfast place

Basilio Badillo #289

222-6272

Santa Barbara

Dinner theater

Olas Altas #351

222-4477

Ernesto's Good Grub

‡Owned by an ExPat - great ribs$

R. Osuna #157 of F. Villa

224-2203

Planet Vegetariano

‡Best veggie food in town$

Iturbide #270

222-3073

100% Natural

"Vegetarian, not very busy"

Fco. Medina Ascencio #1630

223-2974