Puerto Vallarta Restaurants

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Below is a list of restaurants that we or our guests have recommended in Puerto Vallarta. There are so many wonderful restaurants in PV that you will want to go to as many as possible during your stay. It is a blessing to rent a condo and be able to dine each evening at one of PV’s finest instead of being stuck in an All-inclusive resort staying put and not experience the vast array of awesome restaurants.  We have our favorites but we do try to dine at at least two new ones each time we visist. If you discover a new one that isn’t on the list please email us at rentals@selectvr.com and we will then publish it for other guests to read on this page.

Andale

Andale has to be my absolute favorite night spot in the city. This bar is just plain old FUN!! Granted it isn’t for the spring-breaker group (though they do come here and have fun too) but more for us more mature group. If you love the music from the 60’s …

Archie’s Wok

Archie’s Wok is an Asian inspired restaurant in the heart of the Romantic Zone in Old Town Puerto Vallarta. As the name indicates many dishes are prepared via Wok or with the Wok in mind. There are Asian Noodle dishes, Fresh Fish and Shrimp dishes, Thai inspired dishes, and vegetarian …

Barcelona Tapas

Barcelona Tapas is a quaint restaurant perched above downtown with views of the city and the ocean. The house specialty is Sangria which is very fresh and very tasty. There are a wide range of tapas to select from and they are amazingly delicious. Each that we had were very …

Cafe Bohemio

After several recommendations we finally made it to Cafe Bohemio for dinner. It is an outdoor cafe in the heart of the romantic zone. The menu is extensive with choices from meatloaf to several fish options to steaks to Mexican cuisine. The food we had was tasty and well presented …

Café De Olla

This is your genuine Mexican restaurant. It has been in PV for over 15 years. Be careful of the margaritas here as they can be strong. It is located in old town on the south side of the square. They also have something for everyone with sea food and even …

Café des Artistes (Bistro)

One of the more upscale restaurants in PV. As with most high end meals you will not get a plate full but you will get some of the best food you have ever tasted. The food is delicious and the presentation is superb. The wine list is also extensive. If …

Casa Blakes – Sports Bar & Restaurant

One of the more upscale restaurants in PV. As with most high end meals you will not get a plate full but you will get some of the best food you have ever tasted. The food is delicious and the presentation is superb. The wine list is also extensive. If …

Cheeky Monkey

Cheeky Monkey is an open, airy casual restaurant that is located on the 2nd and 3rd floor right on the Malecon overlooking Banderas Bay. Fabulous views and a great location for watching the sunset. The food ranges from a variety of pasta dishes to meatball sub to New York style …

El Arrayán

El Arrayán is an intimate little Mexican restaurant offering a variety of authentic yet unusual Mexican food dishes using only the best traditional recipes and highest quality ingredients. El Arrayán opened its doors in November 2003 and has since won Virtual Vallarta’s Readers Choice Award for ‘Best Mexican Restaurant’ in …

El Campanario

El Campanario is a small Mexican restaurant located steps from the stairway to the famous Puerto Vallarta landmark – Our Lady of Guadalupe church. We had walked past it on various occasions but never stepped in. It wasn’t until I saw a video clip about it that I decided we …

El Oasis Del Holi

El Oasis del Holi – better known as just the Oasis – is located on the beach – next to the river Pitillal. It is pretty much completely outdoors nestled between the Grand Venetian and the ICON in the hotel zone of Puerto Vallarta. The Oasis is as rustic …

Embarcadero Restaurant

As we set out as we do most evenings in Puerto Vallarta in search of food – we head for a bus and then head to Old Town, aka Romantic Zone. We bypass the downtown, Malecon area. Personal preference but we just like Old Town much more. Since we always think …

Joe Jack’s Fish Shack

Joe Jack’s Fish Shack is a trendy restaurant in the Romantic Zone. The restaurant has 2 levels and the upper is open with views of the area. The wait staff are friendly and quick. I found the menu to be limited in its options – but what is there is …

La Palapa

Up scale romantic beachfront restaurant. Here you can put your feet in the sand and enjoy some of the best food in PV. The atmosphere is nice and friendly. The food is top-notch and a good choice for a romantic evening or holiday dinner or if you simply want to …

La Piazzetta

La Pizzaetta is located at the corner of Olas Altas and Rodolfo Gómez in the Romantic Zone in PV. The food is wonderful and the wine list very good. The pizza here is authentic and delicious. They have several italian specialty dishes too and every meal we have had here …

Nacho Daddy

Nacho Daddy is a MexTex restaurant and bar located in the Romantic Zone. The bar is open and lively and fun. They have live entertainment Thursday-Saturday. Thursday and Saturday Joe “King” Carrasco performs and Friday night is Jazz entertainment. They also have a sports room with 42 inch TV’s for …

No Way José!

No Way Jose! is a unique comfortable restaurant just past the Isla Rio Cuale as you begin your journey into the Romantic Zone. We were expecting a traditional Mexican restaurant but it was anything but traditional. Cloth tablecloths, wine glasses on each table made for a much more elegant experience. ..

Pipis

Specialty: Mexican Food Pipis is our usual first night in town spot for dinner. The fajitas are great and the REALLY big margaritas and Guacamole made at the table are to die for. All the Mexican food selections are very good and the atmosphere is fun and upbeat. There is usually …

Planeta Vegetariano

Planeta Vegetariano (Vegetarian Planet in English) is a small restaurant up from the main square in downtown Puerto Vallarta up a few steps. When you walk in you just seat yourself and no one that works there speaks English so you are not quite sure what to do. After a …

Trio

Location Guerrero 264 Centro Puerto Vallarta Trio is fine dining at it’s Finest!! The food is fabulous and is impeccibly presented. The atmosphere is elegant yet comfortable where you want to linger and enjoy the food and sip your wine. They won the Best Overall & Best Service 2010 Award from Vallarta Lifestyles …