Restaurant Guide

Adobe's Old Town/ SouthSide

Hours(s): Noon-10pm Closed Tuesday.
Address: Francisco Madero 259

Vicente Montes from several local restaurants prepares Mexican foods as shrimp or cream of bean soup, Caesar salad, shrimp or mahi mahi aguachile, eggs al gusto, shrimp medallions, bbq ribs, chicken or shrimp pozole or fajitas, chile en nogada, fettuccine with chicken, chicken breast with creamy portobello, filet mignon, bbq ribs, fish fillet, chiles en nogada, seafood cocktails, enchiladas and crêpes.

Ah Caramba!5 de Diciembre

Hours(s): Noon-11pm
Address: Ecuador 1071 near Venezuela

In Marco Polo Romero's small family home with open-air views overlooking Bahía, since 1996 chefs Armando Yepez Verdusco and Noe Cibrian Peña serve Mexican and international dishes as tableside guacamole, crab crêpes, oysters Rockefeller, lobster bisque, tortilla soup, fajitas, fish fillet four styles, bbq ribs or chicken, shrimp six ways especially coconut, lobster, rib eye, Tampiqueña, mango or chocolate crêpes, peach Melba and flaming drinks. Strolling musicians sometimes. Gift shop. Events hosting.

Almacén GourmetMarina Vallarta

Web: http://almacengourmet.com.mx
Hours(s): 9am-11pm Closed Tuesday.

Address: Paseo de la Marina 121, Nima Shops, Popa L-7,8

offering healthy burgers, frittatas, omelets, chilaquiles, wood oven pizzas like Margarita, seafood trio, four cheeses, veggie or Hawaiian, orange salad with goat cheese or Caesar, minestrone or onion soup, panini, pastas as Florentine tagliatelle, burger, rib eye and filet mignon. Has outdoor seating. TVs, A/C. Local delivery.

Amadeo's BistróMarina Vallarta

Email:
Web: www.amadeosbistro.com
Hours(s): 8am-11pm, Sunday until 3pm.
Address: Boulevard Paseo de la Marina 3951 L-9, Marina Vallarta.

Omelets, chilaquiles, French toast, waffles, tabbouleh, bagel sandwiches, croissants, huevos rancheros, pappardelle Dijon, burger and Caprese skewers. Outdoor seating.

Andale's Old Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: www.andales.com
Hours(s): 8am-11pm
Address: Olas Altas 425

Jorge Zambrano Hernández' popular bar since 1980, complete with a burro for pictures, but on 2 upstairs levels, Osvaldo Murillos offers traditional Mexican breakfast burrito, omelets, crêpes as shrimp and spinach in cream, roast turkey sandwich, burger, chicken or fish sandwich, black bean or Aztec soup, herb-garlic bread, spicy chicken wings, guacamole, enfrijoladas [four types], linguine al ajillo [spicy garlic], fajitas, chile en nogada, garlic-style grilled red snapper, bbq ribs, sirloin steak, seafood cazuela, tacos, shrimp, seafood pasta and banana crêpes. 


AndreaMarina Vallarta

Email:
Web: www.velasvallarta.com/html/puerto-vallarta-mexico-restaurants.asp
Hours(s): 7:30am-10:30pm
Address: Paseo de la Marina norte 585, Fracc. Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta

Dine in style inside A/C and outside garden terrace with breakfast buffet or a la carte lunch including fish, salads and sandwiches. Since 1993, Executive Chef Hans Gruber and chef Demberto Aguayo offer international cuisine as costolette di agnello, osso buco Milanese, tenderloin with portobello ragout and rack of lamb with green beans and polenta. Specials with salad bar and dessert tray: Mon: French cuisine; Tu: Far East; Th: Mexican Alta Cocína and Fri: Italian cuisine. Reservations required. Live music some nights.

Apaches Bistro Old Town/ SouthSide

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Hours(s): 4pm-12am Closed September.
Address: Olas Altas 443

Small offerings with indoor and sidewalk seating as meatballs, nuggets, mixed plate, fried shrimp, chicken Vallarta or saté, salads as Greek, shrimp or chicken, filet mignon stroganoff and pork filet with mushrooms.

Apolonio's Hotel Zone

Hours(s): 9pm-6am
Address: Perú 1264 near Honduras

Since 1978, offer meat, fish, shrimp burrita, tortilla soup and tacos as al pastor for late night diners.

Archie's WokOld Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: www.archieswok.com
Hours(s): 2-11pm Closed Sunday and August 25-October 2.
Address: Francisca Rodríguez 130

In 1986, the personal chef of John Huston founded this Asian fusion place featuring a combination of Thai, Filipino and Chinese cuisines reflecting his heritage. Since 1993, his widow Cyndi Alpenia and daughter Kiyoki operate this top spot. Fork-tender beef tongue in coconut milk, mahi mahi in banana leaf with lemongrass and chiles, Chinese sesame cucumbers, lumpia [three], chicken saté, crab rolls, shrimp coconut soup, Thai hot and sour soup, calamari, Asian confetti slaw, red or green curry chicken, ginger stir-fried vegetables with chicken or beef, Hoisin honey bbq ribs, pad Thai, pancit, Singapore-style shrimp, citrus cloud, triple chocolate fudge brownie, coconut mango tapioca and exotic drinks as Mint Cascade. Virtual Vallarta 2012 "Best Asian" seven years in a row. Quiet soothing music of d'Rachael "Best Local Musician 2006" on vocals, harp and flute Fri. 7:30-10:30pm winter season. Ceiling fans and plants abound with lovely garden rear area. After 6pm, no reservations.

Arrecifes Seafood & Steakhouse (Westin Resort and Spa)Marina Vallarta

Web: www.starwoodhotels.com/westin
Hours(s): 6 - 10pm Closed Monday
Address: Paseo de la Marina sur 205, Marina Vallarta

Former Nikki Beach Club is a lovely space with inside thatch-roofed dining, terrace or outdoor seating areas near pool and along beach under palms. Traditional Mexican and fusion empanadas, mussels, tortilla soup, corn chowder, chicken Pibil, salmon, miso sea bass, chorizo and shrimp pasta, glazed duck, rack of lamb, filet mignon in prosciutto, lobster and mousse.

Asadero Bar Tradicional (con Brenda Fong) El Pitillal

Web: www.facebook.com/tradicionalasaderobar/
Hours(s): Monday to Sunday 12pm to 10pm
Address: Prisciliano Sanchez #633 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Steakhouse · Bar & Grill · Bar Family restaurant, grill, snacks, Micheladas and organic drinks.

Bacha's Mexican RestaurantMarina Vallarta

Email:
Web: http://wifind.org/business-directory/284/bachas-mexican-restaurant
Hours(s): Monday to Sunday 12pm to 11pm
Address: Paseo de la Marina 245 L-13, Condominios Royal Pacific, Marina Vallarta

Family [Pipi’s] runs open-air Mexican restaurant with marina view. Guacamole, nachos, enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas, filet mignon, rib eye, chicken breast, arrachera, fish fillet or shrimp al gusto, lobster and fajitas. 


Bakal (Mayan Palace)Marina Vallarta

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Web: http://bakalrestaurant.restaurantwebexperts.com/
Hours(s): Monday to Sunday 7am to 12:30pm
Address: Paseo de la Marina Sur 220, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Beautiful bay and garden views with elegant international cuisine prepared by chef Eugenio Villafana. Breakfast and dinner buffets with themes varying daily as Italian, Mexican or sushi or order a la carte. Popular Sun. Champagne brunch includes pork loin, quesadillas, chilaquiles, omelets, mushroom chicken, paella, shrimp or crab salad, sushi, seafood terrine, mousse, apple tart and brownies.

Barcelona TapasDowntown

Email:
Web: www.barcelonatapas.net
Hours(s): Noon-11:30pm, 5-11:30pm April-October and closed September
Address: Matamoros at 31 de Octubre

Since 2000, chef/owner Bill Carballo from Chicago and trained in Spain runs a place he built to share various cold and hot tapas as sizzling spicy shrimp ajillo, baked goat cheese, layered beet salad with goat cheese, potatoes aioli, grilled calamari, bacon-wrapped dates, marinated Mediterranean olives, mushrooms with chorizo saffron cream, chicken cannelloni, curry chicken salad, layered vegetable timbal, Serano ham and La Mancha cheese, gazpacho, chicken croquettes, shrimp bisque and full plates as rosemary chicken, cumin pork, Angus beef or pork brochette, three-cheese eggplant and zucchini, saffron rice with seafood, beef short ribs, paella Valenciana or mariscos, tortilla Española [omelet torta with potato, onion and garlic], ice creams as rich, creamy coconut, crème brulée, fried bananas, profiteroles and housemade red or white sangría. Antonio Mora assists fine wine selection. Dine on lovely fourth floor terrace and top roof area up staircase with panoramic Bahía and city views. "Best Spanish Restaurant."

Barra LightOld Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: www.barralightmexico.com
Hours(s): 8am-7pm Closed Sunday
Address: Rodolfo Gomez 134

Vegetable-oriented place offers chilaquiles, fruit plates, omelets, veggie soup, panini, croissants, salads, eggs al gusto, panini, bagels six ways and smoothies. A/C, WiFi, pet friendly. Sidewalk seating.

Barrio Bistro Versalles

Email:
Web: www.barriobistro.com
Hours(s): MONDAY to SATURDAY 6:00 - 11:00 pm
Address: España 305 between Francia and Hamburgo, Colonia Versalles

Guillermo [Memo] Wulff’s weekly chalkboard menu features creative choices not seen often locally as chicken livers or gizzards, beet bleu cheese or tropical salad, shrimp spring roll, stuffed portobellos, arrachera, risotto poblano, ravioli with garlic, chicken cordon white, duck breast or red snapper. Local art, much by Ginna Digilio and Rogelio Díaz. No CC. A/C. 


BasilioOld Town/ SouthSide

Web: www.basilio.mx
Hours(s): 6-11pm
Address: Basilio Badillo 258

Juan Pablo Martínez’ Italian place for wood oven pizzas, tuna sashimi, three bruschetta, mussels Pomodoro, burger, lasagna, four pastas with shrimp or chicken in pesto, Bolognese or Alfredo, chicken breast with spinach and fish fillet. Also, Caio Tres Catering

Bella NapoliDowntown

Email:
Web: www.BellaNapoliPuertoVallarta.com
Hours(s): 4pm-12am Closed Monday and September1-25
Address: Morelos 128 L-16 near Malecón, Plaza Juárez

Outdoor seating or take out, with a wood-fired brick oven and owned by Italians Agostino di Donna from Napoli and Emanuele [Ciro] from Rome. Offer 20 pizzas, whole or by slice, as vegetarian, salmon, ham, sausage, bacon and al gusto, calzone, pasta as ravioli, lasagna and gnocchi and specialty chavatta [ciabatta], prosciutto with melon, pita bread-like sandwiches as pepperoni, salmon, shrimp and mushroom. Local delivery.

Benitto's Paninoteca Marina Vallarta

Email:
Web: www.benittos.com
Hours(s): MONDAY to SATURDAY 8:30am-2 am
Address: Avenida Paseo de la Marina 121, L-21 (Calle Popa)

Tiny funky café/deli with an array of choices and sauces is popular with locals for breakfasts of eggs or omelets al gusto, fruit with granola, yogurt or honey, French toast, bagels and croissants. Then pastrami, corned beef or other traditional panini, all served on breads as baguette and focaccia, French dip, smoked salmon on bagel, six carpaccios, lasagna including vegetarian, soups, tomato-basil fusilli, salads as Caprese and fondues. Specialty infused waters. Live music some nights. Take out, local delivery. Outdoor Seating.

Big BurroEl Pitillal

Hours(s): 2pm-close
Address: Mar Caribe 503, Palmar de Aramara.

Chicken, bacon, shrimp, beef, marlin or mixed seafood burritos, onion rings, hamburger or shrimp burger. Many sauces include jalapeño, garlic, chipotle, orange or tamarind.

Birriería Cabrera Old Town/ SouthSide

Hours(s): 8-11:30am
Address: Insurgentes at Francisco I. Madero

Since 2011, Eric and wife Diana run his father’s, Juan Jose Cabrera Meza, stand started in 1981. Eric’s mother, Doña Lucy, composes the seasonings and he cooks the birria in a huge clay fired pot for three hours. They are served with hot tortillas, consommé and condiments including chopped cilantro, cabbage, onion, radishes and lime, then create a taco.

Birriería Jaramillo5 de Diciembre

Hours(s): 8am-10:30pm, 8am-6pm Sunday.
Address: Colombia 1402 at Guatemala, Colonia 5 de Diciembre.

7 inside tables serving taco, quesadilla corn or flour, birria grande, surtidito [mixture of pork and lamb], maciza [leg of lamb] and revolcada [lamb and carne asada separate.]

Birriería RickyOld Town/ SouthSide

Hours(s): 8am-Noon
Address: Aquiles Serdan in front of El Pechugón

Only beef birria. Meat is slow-cooked in consommé and variety of toppings are offered for double-shelled taco. Served on plastic-protected plate

Birriería Robles [El Lic] Old Town/ SouthSide

Hours(s): 8am-1pm
Address: Constitución 264 between Venustiano Carranza and Lázaro Cárdenas

Since 1986, place specializes in birria [goat or beef] tacos or stew bowl, enough for two. Very busy and popular with locals.

Bistro TeresaDowntown

Email:
Web: www.bistroteresapv.com
Hours(s): 5:30-11pm Closed Sunday and September 16-October 7
Address: Zaragoza 160 on Malecón, fourth floor, use elevator

Laura and Marisol from Mexico City operate with bay and sunset vistas a fusion menu of Mexican and International cuisine goat cheese salad, ahi tuna tartar, gazpacho, three carpaccios, duck taquitos, ravioli, grilled salmon with passionfruit, crusted sea bass or tuna steak, chicken breast pipián, shrimp risotto, arrabbiata chicken penne and beef filet.

Blake's Restaurant and Bar Hotel Zone

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Hours(s): Tuesday to Sunday 4pm - 12am
Address: Plaza Las Glorias, Francisco Médina Ascensio

A comfortable place to enjoy a gourmet meal, drinks and watch sports. It is a cross between a bistro and a sports bar, very unique in Puerto Vallarta.

Blue ShrimpOld Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: www.theblueshrimp.com.mx
Hours(s): 9am-11:30pm
Address: Venustiano Carranza at Playa Los Muertos

"Only for shrimp lovers." Owner Martín Villalovos' [Si Señor] upscale and beautifully designed Mexican restaurant with Bahía vista. Sit under large palapa with wood tables and chairs. Lights on the beach for waves, sunsets and people watching at night. Mussels Provençal, shrimp bisque, crab or shrimp al pastor tacos, popcorn shrimp, calamari, seafood soup, ¼, ½ or 1 kg. shrimp eleven ways as coconut, garlic, ajillo, diabla, breaded, sarandeado, tequila or “newspaper style”, seafood fettuccine, chile relleno, seafood pasta, lobster, rib eye, wood-fired filet mignon, octopus, fish fillet al gusto and whole red snapper five ways. Includes salad bar. Beach service. Live music some nights. Also in Nuevo Vallarta with terrace beside lagoon.

Boccon di VinoOld Town/ SouthSide

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Hours(s): 1-11pm Closed Sunday and July 18-September 5.
Address: Basilio Badillo 317 near Constitución

Italian chef/owner Gaetano Fernández and wife Naomi prepare fusion Neapolitan and Tuscan dishes as balsamic portobellos, focaccia, bruschetta Napoletana, salad Caprese, fried calamari, spinach ricotta albóndigas, mushroom polenta, veal piccata, beef chunks over arugula, tuna, lasagna Bolognese and 14 other pastas as spaghetti with clams, meatballs or pesto, fettuccine carbonara, gnocchi four-cheese, porcini ravioli, penne or lasagna Bolognese plus tiramisú, stracciatella and limoncello, lemon-or lime-based liqueur. Housemade bread, sauces, pastas and desserts. No CC. Pet friendly.

Bonito Kitchen

Email:
Web: http://BonitoKitchen.com
Hours(s): Tuesday to Friday 6pm - 11 pm, Saturday 2pm - 11pm
Address: De Los Tules 325, Jardines de Las Gaviotas

We’re a casual and cozy restaurant serving up Asian small plates—from fun improvisations on that theme to faithful renditions of classic dishes that we love. We love the name “bonito” because it’s both the Spanish word for “beautiful” and the name of one of the most important fish in Japanese cuisine. Thus, it’s the perfect name for a restaurant that seeks to bring Vietnamese and Japanese flavors to Vallarta, taking advantage of our shared love for funk, citrusy brightness, and carefully calibrated spice.

BravosOld Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: www.bravospv.com
Hours(s): 5-11pm Closed Monday and September 1-October 5.
Address: Francisco I. Madero 263

Michael Boufford runs a gorgeous space with local wall art and offers braised lamb shanks, lamb lasagna, chipotle mussels, flatbread, bruschetta, crab cakes, calamari, tomato basil soup, shrimp and asparagus risotto, pizza, orange-chipotle tequila shrimp, Parmesan crusted tilapia, short ribs, bbq ribs and cookie sundae. Take out, delivery. Catering.

Brother-in-law Taquería [El Cuñado]Old Town/ SouthSide

Hours(s): 9am-11pm, Sunday until 6pm.
Address: Francisca Rodríguez near Olas Altas

Jorge and brothers run this taco stand serving taco de maíz [corn], taco de harina [flour], quesadillas: cheese, asada [beef], adobada [pork]. Top with guacamole and salsa. Aguas frescas include Jamaica. Sidewalk seating.

Burros Bar Old Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: www.viejovallarta.com/BarLosBurros.php
Hours(s): 9am-10pm
Address: Playa Los Muertos at Lázaro Cárdenas

Palm-and palapa-covered beachfront locale serving appetizers for sharing since 1992 by Brambila family as nachos supreme and ceviche. Also cordon bleu fish, enchilada plate [three], deep-fried red snapper, faitas, garlic shrimp and super burrito [steak, shrimp, bacon and cheese]. Available for private parties.

Café BohemioOld Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: www.mexonline.com/cafebohemio.htm
Hours(s): 5-11pm Closed Sunday, some Holidays and September 1-October21.
Address: Rodolfo Gómez 127 near Olas Altas

In an open square near Hotel San Marino, owner Sol Rosenshein offers a varied menu with pleasant al fresco dining. Mexican and American fare as rib eye, coconut shrimp with mango, steamed mussels, chicken or fish fingers, grilled whole huachinango, fish fillet, fajitas, enchiladas mole poblano, chicken saté, chicken cordon bleu, meatloaf, vegetarian ziti, cherry cola bbq ribs, Cuban pork chops mojo and brownie ice cream sundae. Includes soup du jour.

Café des ArtistesDowntown

Email:
Web: ww.cafedesartistes.com
Hours(s): 6-11:30pm
Address: Guadalupe Sánchez 740 at Leona Vicario

Long-reputed by many as Puerto Vallarta's top spot, International 5* Diamond Award from American Academy of Hospitality Sciences now 14 straight years, owner/chef/Maître Cuisinier de France, one of Mexico's top chefs, Thierry Blouet [Tuna Blanca by Café des Artistes, Punta de Mita] presents Mexican-French cuisine since 1990. World renowned, Gourmand Magazine 2011 Guide to Restaurants: Best Restaurant in Mexico and his Cocína de Autor Second Best, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine 2005 Hot Tables and Nestle Food Group: one of the 80 Best Restaurants in the World, is formal and upscale with attentive, unobtrusive service. Many exquisite choices as cream of signature prawn and pumpkin soup, beef tartar, puff pastry and tamale escargot, marinated tuna, confit duck chilaquiles, cheese tray, roasted sea bass with turnip confit, Sonora filet balsamic, short ribs and beef petals duo, broiled marinated octopus and desserts as piña colada cheesecake, three chocolate mousse and milk caramel crème brulée. Dine inside [A/C] or in 50+-year-old garden on hillside [open Nov.-May]. Cocína de Autor dining room built in levels on second floor, place continues Chef Blouet’s evolution in both food and philosophy, intimate candlelit, private cognac and cigar room. Space limited to 60 guests per evening and is backed by a flowing waterfall with a ficus tree centerpiece [closed Sun. and June-October.] with signature three-five course menus. Number one for many worldwide travelers as a renown city landmark. Polo Tovar general manager since 1994. Splendid list of 450 wines by the glass and bottle. Live music some nights 8:30pm, pianist Enrique Flores, in relaxed elegant P'yote Bar Lounge [former Costantini Bar] at entrance, where hors d'oeuvre and tapas are offered often. Reservations advised/required. Valet parking. Virtual Vallarta 2012 "Best Gourmet" and "Best Wine List”. Offers chef's open kitchen view cooking classes in high season. Three course Early Bird dinner menu 6-7:30pm Nov. to May.


Cafe San Angel Old Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: www.cafesanangel.com
Hours(s): Daily 9am-11:59pm / 2-11pm
Address: Olas Altas 443 corner of Francisca Rodriguez, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta

Since 1998, Raoul, María and children run first place's iconic open-air laid-back Mediterranean café breakfasts as chicken chilaquiles, Denver or California omelets, pancakes and huevos rancheros. Then, Mexican combo, beef or chicken chimichangas, Swiss enchiladas, chicken flautas, hamburgers [20+], savory or sweet crêpes as chicken mole, ham or chorizo, Spanish/Basque tapas and dishes as paella Valenciana, chistorra, Serano ham, shrimp scampi, calamari Romana, tortilla Española [omelet torta with potato, onion and garlic], salads: chef's, tuna or chicken, prosciutto bruschetta, sandwiches as smoked salmon and cream cheese on baguette. Café latte [coffee from Chiapas], iced frappuccino, pies and cakes. WiFi.

Charkys SurfgrillMarina Vallarta

Hours(s): Tuesday to Sunday 1pm - 11pm
Address: Popa 1, int B. Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Multi-Cuisine Serves lunch, dinner and drinks. Come and try the best burgers. Burritas, chili dogs nachos, and more!

Day Off Beach Bar & Restaurant Downtown

Email:
Web: http://www.dayoffbeachbar.com
Hours(s): Monday to Sunday 9am - 2am
Address: On the Malecon, below the parking lot Benito Juarez, Local 7 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Bar & Grill · New American Restaurant · Pub

De CantaroOld Town/ SouthSide

Hours(s): Monday to Sunday 12pm - 12am
Address: Basilio Badillo #219, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

De Cantaro is a Mezcal Bar and Grill where you can enjoy a fine drink, fine steak and an excellent environment. The art to drink mezcal. Serves lunch, dinner and drinks.

Dee's Coffee Old Town/ SouthSide

Hours(s): Monday to Sunday 7am - 10pm
Address: Francisca Rodríguez 111 & 117, Puerto Vallarta

Restaurant · Coffee Shop · Deli Amazing Baked in house treats and award winning coffees.

Di Vino DanteOld Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: http://www.divinodante.com
Hours(s): MONDAY to SATURDAY 2:00pm - 11:00pm
Address: Basilio Badillo 269 (Upstairs), Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Wine & Tapas bar located in the heart of Emiliano Zapata, in the Zona Romantica. We focus on Mexican and Latin American Wines, and the cuisine comes mostly from old family recipes. We are set in an old hacienda colonial building, siting right above the largest Art Gallery in Puerto Vallarta, Galleria Dante.

El Andariego 5 de Diciembre

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Hours(s): Monday to Sunday 7am to 11pm
Address: Av. México 1358 Col. 5 de Diciembre Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Family-style three story spot with famous murals popular with locals since 1989, chef Ramón Zepeda offers Mexican specialties. Breakfast as omelets and molletes, guacamole made tableside, tortilla soup, nachos, cheese quesadillas, shredded beef tacos, bbq chicken wings, housemade tamales, enchiladas, smoked marlin, seven seas soup, whole fish sarandeado, fajitas, carne asada burritos, lobster and la mariscada. A/C. Take out. Live music often.

El Arrayan (Cocina Mexicana)Downtown

Email:
Web: www.elarrayan.com.mx
Hours(s): 5:30-11pm Closed Tuesday and 2 weeks in August
Address: Allende #344, Col. Centro Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Owners Carmen Porras E. and Claudia Victoria plus Executive Chef Alfonso Corona present traditional Mexican family specialties. Named for the aromatic Jaliscan flowering tree found in the restaurant's courtyard, since 2003 this spot offers pozole de camarón, plantain empanadas with black bean and cheese, baby scallops ceviche Colima, fish ceviche guajillo orange, shrimp and mango aguachile, duck [pato] tostaditas, Jamaica flower quesadillas, nopal cactus salad with panela, chayote salad with Mexican oregano-lime-cotija, tiny crickets [chapulines] tacos, duck paté morita, pork tamal in banana leaf, chicken breast stuffed with corn and ricotta, beef tenderloin mole, rib eye in plum-orange, cochinita [pork] Pibil with habañero and plantain, chipotle shrimp, crispy duck carnitas Moreliana, Oaxacan wedding beef stew with sweet fruit mole, achiote fish filet, dionix cake and cajeta flan. Open kitchen with space featuring an array of Wixárika [Huichol] art and antiques. Virtual Vallarta 2012 “Best Mexican” 8 years in a row and AAA 3 Diamond Award 2009. Event catering and cooking classes available. Pet friendly. 


El Rio BBQ Bar

Email:
Web: www.elriobbqbar.com
Hours(s): 11am-7pm Closed Monday and May 1-October 16
Address: Felipe Angeles 245, Col. Paso Ancho, Puerto Vallarta

Kurt Sinner's bbq spot on the Río Cuale with chef/pitmaster Hollis Harris feature open air slow-smoked and grilled bbq ribs, beef, chicken or pork tacos, smoked marlin tostadas, 1/2 chicken, brisket and smoked pulled pork sandwich on freshly baked bun. Use hardwoods and spices, three styles of cooking: barbecuing, grilling and smoking. Sunday 2-4pm [Dec.-April]: mariachi music and bbq buffet of agua fresca, fruit, broccoli and avocado salad, potato salad, cole slaw, beans, French fries, baby ribs, chicken wings, beef tortitas, flan and key lime pie. High season music often. No CC. Special events.

El Torito Sports Bar & BBQ HouseOld Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: http://www.torito.com
Hours(s): Sunday to Thursday 11am - 11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am - 2am
Address: Venustiano Carranza 243, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Bar & Grill · Bar BBQ Ribs 2x1 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm Monday to Friday. El Torito #1SportsBar & BBQ House

El Toro Marisquero [at La Paloma bullring] Marina Vallarta

Email:
Web: www.facebook.com/ElToroMarisqueroPV/
Hours(s): Monday to Sunday 12PM to 9pm
Address: At La Paloma bullring, Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio, Puerto Vallarta

Family Style Restaurant · Seafood Restaurant · Pub Delight and achieve the perfect overall satisfaction of quality-price-quantity with the best seafood recipes. Specialties:- Fish cracklings - Shrimp with garlic - Shrimp "Cockroach" - Aguachile - Octopus in garlic - Octopus cracklings, and much more.

Gaby's Restaurant Downtown

Web: http://www.gabysrestaurant.com.mx
Hours(s): Monday to Sunday 8am to 11pm
Address: Mina #252, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Located in the heart of Vallarta, Gaby's offers an atmosphere where you will enjoy the authentic and exquisite Mexican food.

Hacienda AlemanaOld Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: http://haciendaalemana.com/
Hours(s): MONDAY to SATURDAY 12:30pm - 11:30pm
Address: Basilio Badillo 378, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

European Restaurant · Bed and Breakfast · Bar & Grill

Nacho Daddy Old Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: www.nachodaddymexico.com
Hours(s): Noon-12am Closed Sunday and August 1-October 1
Address: Basilio Badillo 287, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta

Owner Sean Moore's Mex-Tex nachos [four], fajitas, quesadillas, tortilla soup, tacos, tamales, burritos, chimichanga, tostadas, chili fries, burger and chile relleno. Live music many nights. Boutique Dinner Theatre upstairs. Widescreen TV. WiFi.

No Way Jose!Old Town/ SouthSide

Email:
Web: www.nowayjosemx.com
Hours(s): 4pm - 11pm Closed Monday low season and June-October 15.
Address: 5 de Febrero 260 near Ignacio L. Vallarta, Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta

Owners José Alfredo González Padilla and Executive Chef Mario Ibarra Rubio operate a colorful spot with open air rooftop [high season] serving traditional Mexican dishes as Azteca soup, shrimp bisque, beef carpaccio, nachos, tequila mussels, Frida's pear salad, tableside Caesar salad for two [also with chicken], tamales, chiles en nogada, moleLas Peñas, spinach-stuffed Xochimilco chicken breast with huitlacoche, mole poblano or pipian, arrachera, tampiqueña, three chile filet mignon,honey chipotle glazed pork ribs, beef medallions in mulato raicilla,mahi mahi with zucchini blossoms in creamy mango sauce, red snapper Veracruz, shrimp al gusto, fajitas four styles, chicken, shrimp or vegetable enchiladas and lobster. Virtual Vallarta 2010 "Best New Restaurant", 2011 "Best Overall" and 2013 AAA 3 Diamond Award. No CC. 


River CafeOld Town/ SouthSide

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Web: http://www.rivercafe.com.mx
Hours(s): Monday to Sunday 8am to 11:30pm
Address: Isla Río Cuale 4, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta on the riverside of the Rio Cuale; The River Café features exclusive art decor by local artists and serves exquisite Gourmet Cuisine with traditional flair. Daytime at River Café boasts a table overlooking a natural scenic atmosphere amongst iguanas and tropical birds while evenings invites you to dine by candelight accompanied by live music and the tranquil sounds of the river.

Roberto's Mexican SeafoodOld Town/ SouthSide

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Web: http://www.robertospv.com
Hours(s): 12pm - 10:00pm
Address: Basilio Badillo 283, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Roberto’s Seafood's takes pride in being a first class supplier of quality seafood. Able to offer top quality seafood at Puerto Vallarta outlet prices.

Salud Super FoodOld Town/ SouthSide

Web: www.saludpv.com
Hours(s): 9am-5pm Closed Sunday, August 27-September 3 and some holidays
Address: Olas Altas 534-A, Puerto Vallarta

Willy and Rita Nuño's 'super foods' tasty healthy cuisine that is vegan and vegetarian friendly and includes smoothies as antioxidante, housemade muffins, organic blueberry oatmeal, bionicos: yogurt, fruit and granola, quinoa bowls as Thai and Tuscan, salads and wraps as breakfast, Madrid, Santorini, chicken curry, Cali, lettuce chicken or Griega, four Pachamama burgers and aguas frescas as limón-chia. Outdoor café seating. Catering available. Local delivery. No CC.


Seasons PVOld Town/ SouthSide

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Web: http://www.seasonspv.com
Hours(s): Monday to Sunday 9am - 9pm
Address: Ignacio Vallarta 130 L-4, Plaza Rivera Molino, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta

With Chef Laurie Armstrong, Canadian, American and Mexican offerings include omelets, pancakes, eggs Benedict or Florentine, six burgers, poutine, chicken nachos, mango chicken salad, seven sandwiches as pulled pork, fish, chicken or veggie wrap, roast chile lime chicken, enchiladas, enmoladas, mahi mahi, shrimp penne and chicken or shrimp pad Thai. Patio seating. WiFi.

Sumaq Restaurant (Peru)Downtown

Hours(s): Wednesday through Monday 8am until 10pm
Address: Miramar 402 corner with Iturbide

Taste Restaurant (At Casa Cupula)

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Web: http://www.taste.com.mx
Hours(s): MONDAY to SATURDAY 8:30am - 11:00pm SUNDAY
Address: Callejon de la Igualdad 129, Col. Amapas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Gourmet Mexican cuisine by Executive Chef Agustin Garcia. Creative food in a beautiful tropical setting. Full or Taste portions. Outdoor romantic dining.

The Red Cabbage Cafe

Web: http://www.redcabbagepv.com
Hours(s): MONDAY to SATURDAY 5pm - 11pm
Address: Rivera del Rio 204A, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

One of Vallarta's most delightful dining experiences, the menu features dishes from all regions of Mexico.

Tuna Azul Old Town/ SouthSide

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Web: http://www.instagram.com/tunaazul
Hours(s): 1pm - 10 pm, closed on Wednesday
Address: Francisca Rodríguez 155, Altos. Olas Altas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Mexican food of the sea, our specialty in seafood tacos characterizes us. View to the pier of Los Muertos with great musical atmosphere. Welcome!

Verona Bistro BarOld Town/ SouthSide

Hours(s): MONDAY to SATURDAY 3pm - 12am
Address: Calle Olas Altas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Pizza Place · Pub Pizzas, paninis, ensaladas, carpacio, montaditos.