Renowned for its spectacular Mexican beaches and outdoor activities, Puerto Vallarta has a very special vibe, and it’s certainly not short of options when it comes to food either! Where to Eat in Puerto Vallarta? The culinary scene is one of the most exciting and diverse in Mexico.
A variety of restaurants and cuisines from international, Mexican, local food such as the ever so popular street food, high-end restaurants, vegan options, and steak-houses. You name it..you’ll find it! The dining options are endless, and they can be sampled at many of these restaurants which cater for all budgets. In this blog we will share with you our choices and reviews on these amazing restaurants.
First up on the list of where to eat in Puerto Vallarta is La Leche. This is one of the most exclusive dining venues in Puerto Vallarta. It serves the finest Mexican cuisine in a sophisticated and elegant environment. Exquisite food, a wide selection of wine and a world-class service is what you will find here.
+52 322 293 0901
Café des Artistes
Café des Artistes is the high-end and trendy place to go in Puerto Vallarta. Firstly, this special restaurant is very popular as a romantic location, as you can eat in a beautiful lush garden. Secondly, the creative menu offers beautiful dishes that combine international flavors with local organic products.
+52 322 226 7200
The Iguana Restaurant and Tequila Bar
The Iguana Restaurant and Tequila Bar has to be mentioned in Where to Eat in Puerto Vallarta! It’s located in the historic Casa Kimberly, which was renowned for being Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s home in the 60s. It has been turned into a luxury hotel and restaurant now popular for its elegant ambience. Above all, the rich menu is a celebration of Mexican cuisine at its finest.
+52 322 222 1336
It’s name La Cappella is due to its spectacular wall paintings, and this Italian gourmet restaurant is hugely popular. To clarify, not only does it have exceptional service and the finest food, but also the most spectacular panoramic views of the bay. Here you can view the beautiful Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral against a backdrop of stunning sunsets.
+52 322 688 6269
Hacienda San Angel
The lush and beautiful garden at Hacienda San Angel offers a natural setting for this world-class restaurant with spectacular views of the city and the ocean. The elegant atmosphere demands you to adhere to an adequate dress code that doesn’t allow beachwear. The cuisine is a fusion of Mexican and International flavors.
+52 877 815 6594
The Top Sky Bar & Restaurante
Although you can find delicious international food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Top Sky Bar & Restaurante is mainly the hot spot for gathering at sunset. Take in the memorable views of the bay whilst sipping on colourful cocktails and watching the sun disappear into the ocean. In other words, it doesn’t get better!
+52 322 222 4888
Located right on the Cuele River, the River Cafe is iconic in Puerto Vallarta. It’s known both for its delicious breakfasts and for the local and international cuisine they serve. If you like a bit of great music during dinner and a bit of an alternative night out, come here.
+52 322 223 0788
Mi Café is a great option for breakfast or lunch. It’s located in Calle Francisco Madero, which is the beating heart of the Zona Romantica. Here they serve delicious dishes that cater for every taste and diet, including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options.
+52 322 222 1584
Among the inexpensive restaurants in Puerto Vallarta street food wins over everything else, both in quality and money. For instance, just for a few dollars you can find the best tacos you’ve ever had in your life. Street food is so good that they have even created a food tour there. The most popular stands are in the Avenidas Basilio Badillo and Lázaro Cárdenas, with Aguacate and Insurgentes.
This is one of the most popular taco places in Puerto Vallarta, and always full. Pancho’s Takos is open from 6pm until 2am and there’s always a queue of customers waiting to be seated. Therefore it must be really good!
+52 322 222 1693
Planeta Vegetariano is very good value and one of the most delicious vegan and vegetarian options in Puerto Vallarta. They are open from breakfast through to dinner, and always offer a buffet with an amazing variety of delicious dishes, mainly vegan.
+52 322 222 3073
If you’re fond of Japanese cuisine and wish to escape from the tourist areas, Ramen Ya is the perfect choice for you. Cheap yet delicious Asian dishes.
+52 322 260 6626
Los Lirios is a favourite one amongst the expat community in Puerto Vallarta, especially for their delicious Mexican style seafood dishes. The space is very simple and laid back, but with great and friendly service. Fresh food is guaranteed.
+52 322 222 3629
Salud Super Food
Finally, this cosy little cafe is situated in one of the main streets in the Zona Romantica. It’s very close to the iconic Playa Los Muertos. They serve healthy Mexican dishes with lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Moreover, you can make your own salad bowl, picking your own ingredients from a good selection.
+52 322 139 9398
These choices, as well as many other restaurants and cafes are waiting for you to discover during your holiday in the vibrant city of Puerto Vallarta. If you do end up going, please tag us #granluchito and show us some pics!
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