Puerto Vallarta restaurants offer a wide variety of culinary styles, from traditional Mexican cuisine to the most sophisticated International dishes. Dining will be an important part of your Puerto Vallarta vacation. After a full day of sightseeing, day tripping, sun worshipping, water sports, and shopping, you are going to want to eat. Fortunately, Puerto Vallarta has many options for you.
Puerto Vallarta then becomes a paradise for gastronomy lovers. The International Gastronomic Festival is celebrated in November; this event gathers local and international Chefs, many of whom enjoy a worldwide reputation. This festival has given Puerto Vallarta the well-deserved fame of being the culinary capital of Mexico.
Dining in Puerto Vallarta is a real pleasure since you can watch the sun set from under the palm fronds of a palapa roof.
Dinner choices range from beachfront cafes to hillside restaurants with wonderful bay views. Diners can also enjoy a meal inland, where colonial-style buildings overlook narrow village streets.
Most of the restaurants are in Puerto Vallarta's downtown area. Others are in the major hotels and scattered up and down the coast. The following are some of the main Puerto Vallarta restaurants:
At Cafe des Artistes, each mood has its space. Here, the finest expression of culinary art in Mexico has evolved. Enjoy the pleasures of fine dining in this innovative space offering personalized attention. It is a small jewel of gastronomy dedicated to you, where the imagination alone sets the limits. The wine list of over 400 labels offers an impeccable selection to satisfy the discerning palate. This is fine dining in its full splendor.
Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant and Cafe serves traditional Austrian dishes as well as fine Mexican cuisine in a European-style dining atmosphere. It features a beautiful sidewalk cafe with coffee specialties, Austrian pastries, and a great choice of ice cream combinations.
With over 20 years of experience, El Andariego is an excellent option for anyone who loves Mexican cuisine and seafood. They serve a fantastic selection of specialty dishes, ranging from Mexican appetizers to freshly caught seafood and juicy steaks. One thing that El Andariego is renowned for is the excellent service, which is attentive without being intrusive. The dining area is decorated with four huge murals and the ambience is enhanced by the music of mariachis. It has an open air terrace, air conditioning, wireless internet and banquet facilities for your meetings and events. Come to El Andariego, located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, and enjoy a great time with your family and friends.
La Leche serves "spontaneous" cuisine, where the flavors, creativity, presentations and fusion of ingredients really stand out. Considered as one of the best gourmet restaurants in town, La Leche blends a unique concept and design with a creative, ever changing menu that varies according to the chef's mood. With shelves filled with cans and milk bottles, the decor resembles a huge white canvas, allowing the chef's creations to be the stars of the show. This is a unique setting to enjoy one-off flavors, sensations and aromas. For an incredible dining experience in Vallarta you simply must try La Leche.
La Palapa restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos beach to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the warmth and charm characteristic of Puerto Vallarta. This popular restaurant is one of Vallarta's favorite places to enjoy great food in a casually elegant atmosphere. Located in the heart of the Romantic Zone.
Le Kliff is one of the most beautiful and renowned restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. It is perched on the edge of a cliff, where you can admire a spectacular ocean view, as well as lush tropical vegetation. A real delight for your palate, you can have delicious tropical and Asian fusion cuisine created by our chef, Everardo Robles. It is housed under a giant palapa, completely handmade, and it is a Puerto Vallarta Festival Gourmet member.
During your next trip to Puerto Vallarta, you simply must visit the most traditional seafood restaurant in town, Mariscos Tino's-Pitillal, known in the beautiful area of Banderas Bay as the ''Capital of Seafood''. Since 1990, this restaurant has offered delicious specialties, such as ''Great Tino's Grill'' which is an incredible dish chock full of delicious seafood and fish. Come and experience all the regional gastronomic gems, such as ''Pescado Zarandeado'' (grilled sea bass cooked with a myriad of spices) and also enjoy the high quality service and the harmonious atmosphere that will keep you coming back for more.
All of these qualities have added to Mariscos Tino's-Pitillal's rising international fame, to the extent that it has even received many culinary and service awards, including the prestigious ''Royal Crown to Excellence''.
Are you ready for a Tex-Mex experience? The Restaurant Bar Nacho Daddy is an amazing place to hang out with friends, whether for dining, drinking, enjoying sports on flat screens or listening to live music. There is something for everyone! Order a burrito, tacos or the signature Nacho Daddy Nachos. It's almost an obligation to go to Daddy Nacho at least once during your visit to Puerto Vallarta. You won't be disappointed!
The Outback Steakhouse concept is centered on exceptionally high-quality food. As the name suggests, the menu features steak and prime rib in an Aussie atmosphere. You will love the burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, and appetizers.
If you enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine, then make sure you pay a visit to this magnificent restaurant, where they serve classic tapas, known here as "pinchos", along with many other delicious specialties. The menu is chock full of seriously appetizing dishes, all skillfully created and beautifully presented. The restaurant also has a bar, the Gin Ole Club, which features excellent cocktails and wines for every budget, to pair with your meal or just to enjoy with friends.
Spiaggia blends 3 concepts into one: beach club, restaurant and lounge bar. During the day, you can try our delicious menu while enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. From 6 pm enjoy fine gourmet dining, as well as an extensive list of wines. To wrap this experience up, our resident DJs play an excellent selection of music.
Suzie Wong's was chosen by Feng Shui Concepts as the best Chinese Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta in 2004. Its tropical atmosphere makes diners feel as if they were somewhere in China. Since 2000, Suzie Wong's has remained a favorite among locals and visitors alike due to the high quality of the original recipes used to prepare their dishes.
This is the perfect spot for watching a football game with friends and enjoying the vibrant atmosphere. It's a really popular place among locals and visitors who are looking for a cold beer and a delicious dinner. They serve a great selection of dishes including chicken wings, burritos, quesadillas, ribs, arracheras, many choice cuts of beef and you simply have to try their famous hamburgers.
During the evening, La Vaca Mocha always has a great live band to keep the night swinging. A relaxed environment, affordable prices and friendly service are the trademarks of La Vaca Mocha, Vallarta. WI-FI Internet is available for no extra cost.
Vista Grill is one of Vallarta's most exciting fine-dining restaurants, offering creative contemporary cuisine with spectacular views of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay, gracious service, and attention to detail. Along with the finest International cuisine, Vista Grill offers a fine dining experience that is as memorable as it is pleasing to the palate.