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Puerto Vallarta

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Cafe des Artistes

93 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Chef Thierry Blouet's multiroom fantasia, Café des Artistes, is the fanciest restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, with some fancy prices to match. — Concierge

Though born in Puerto Rico, chef/owner Thierry Blouet, has come to exemplify all things French in Puerto Vallarta, and to be fair, he was raised and trained in France (he holds the honor... — Frommer's

Many consider this to be Vallarta’s finest restaurant. — Lonely Planet

Several sleek dining spaces make up the original, downtown restaurant Café des Artistes; the most beautiful and romantic is the courtyard garden with modern sculpture. The main restaurant... — Fodor's

Chef Thierry Blouet helms the kitchen at Café des Artistes, where guests enjoy not only Blouet's culinary creations, but also the setting. — Afar Magazine

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El Arrayan

Mexican 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Owner Carmen Porras takes special pleasure in rescuing old family recipes from obscurity, with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients. — Lonely Planet

Heady aromas accompany shrimp pozole, beef tenderloin with mole, and cochinita pibil (Yucatan pork marinated with bright-orange annatto seed and roasted in banana leaves). — Concierge

Here you can find the things Abuelita (Grandma) still loves to cook, with a few subtle variations. — Fodor's

No fusion here! Arrayán proudly serves up classic Mexican cuisine in a brick-walled, cozy room and open air dining area (in its own courtyard) filled with folk art. — Frommer's

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Vista Grill

Mexican 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Perched high on a hill overlooking Puerto Vallarta, this is a romantic spot to watch the sun set while enjoying dinner. — Afar Magazine

One of the best restaurants in PV for a celebratory toast—of life, love, or the perfect vacation. — Fodor's

Perched at the top of a hill, with exquisite views over the city below and across the bay (try to come at sunset), the Vista Grill offers food that's almost as exquisite as the vistas... — Frommer's

Even the most jaded Vallarta locals propose to their lovers and celebrate anniversaries at Vista Grill, an old-school restaurant on a hill high above downtown Puerto Vallarta. — Concierge

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Daiquiri Dick's

84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Locals come repeatedly for breakfast (the homemade orange-almond granola is great), visitors for the good service and consistent Mexican and world cuisine. — Fodor's

The name is tacky, but the lobster tacos are transcendent at Daiquiri Dick's, a palapa restaurant right on Los Muertos beach in Puerto Vallarta. — Concierge

While Puerto Vallarta is replete with ideal "people-watching" perches, come to Daiquiri Dick's if you want to enjoy some fantastic "food-watching. — Frommer's

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Red Cabbage Cafe

82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The tiny, hard-to-find cafe is worth the effort—a visit here will reward you with exceptional traditional Mexican cuisine and a whimsical crash course in contemporary culture. — Frommer's

Though the atmosphere is casual, with eclectic and bohemian artwork, the food is serious and features old recipes and uncommon indigenous sauces. — Lonely Planet

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Trio

Middle Eastern 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Conviviality, hominess, and dedication on the parts of the chef-owners have made Trio one of Puerto Vallarta's best restaurants—hands down. — Fodor's

The chefs use locally sourced vegetables, proteins and herbs in such dishes as Lebanese salad of baked beets and parsley with marinated goat cheese. — Frommer's

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Archie's Wok

Asian 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Since 1986, Archie's has been legendary in Puerto Vallarta for serving original cuisine influenced by the intriguing flavors of Southeast Asia, and today the restaurant remains as impressive as ever. — Frommer's

The menu may change, but Asian fusion is always served at this elegant, urbane restaurant. — Lonely Planet

Dishes at this extremely popular pan-Asian restaurant include Thai garlic shrimp, pancit (Filipino stir-fry with pasta), and Singapore-style (lightly battered) crispy fish. — Fodor's

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Hacienda San Angel Gourmet

81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The exquisite beauty of the Hacienda, as well as the city lights and shimmering bay, are proudly displayed for diners at this special location. The menu changes periodically and features... — Frommer's

A hotel bought by Richard Burton as a Valentine's Day gift for his then-wife Susan Hunt, in a destination forever associated with The Love Boat, Puerto Vallarta's Hacienda San Angel hotel... — Jetsetter

Ivy climbs hacienda-style columns, and chandeliers bathe in a romantic light the dining room of this stunningly restored boutique hotel-restaurant. — Fodor's

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La Palapa

Seafood 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This beachside palapa restaurant defines enchantment, a decades-old favorite with beautiful amber lamps, candles, and lanterns illuminating the night. — Frommer's

Elegant beach dining at its best. — Lonely Planet

This large, welcoming, thatched-roof eatery is open to the breezes of Playa Los Muertos. The seafood enchilada plate is divine. — Fodor's

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Mark's Bar and Grill

78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

It's worth a special trip to Bucerías just to eat at this open-air patio restaurant. — Frommer's

You can dine alone at the polished black-granite bar without feeling too lonely, or catch an important ball game. — Fodor's

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Kaiser Maximilian

78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Viennese entrées dominate the menu, which is modified each year when the restaurant participates in PV's culinary festival. One favorite is herb-crusted rack of lamb served with... — Fodor's

Designed to resemble a 19th-century Viennese cafe, Kaiser Maximilian presents a distinctly European, not Mexican, atmosphere. — Frommer's

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Porto Bello

Italian 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One of the first restaurants in the marina, Porto Bello serves flavorful Italian dishes to the backdrop of docked sailboats and motor yachts. — Frommer's

Yachties, locals, and other return visitors attest that everything on the menu here is good—start with mixed antipasto or fried calamari. — Fodor's

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Cafe de Olla

Mexican 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Repeat visitors swear by the enchiladas and carne asadas at this earthy restaurant. — Fodor's

One of my favorite Vallarta restaurants, the Café de Olla serves up the most consistently delicious Mexican food in town. — Frommer's

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Vitea

78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

When chefs Bernhard Güth and Ulf Henriksson, of Trio, needed a challenge, they cooked up this delightful seaside bistro. So what if your legs bump your partner's at the small tables? This... — Fodor's

This artistic bistro is run by the acclaimed chef/owners of Trio, whom many consider to serve Vallarta's best food. — Frommer's

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Mariscos 8 Tostadas

77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Seafood rules here: Try the camarones en aguachile (shrimp with lime juice, cucumbers, and serrano chiles), octopus ceviche, and an unusual sashimi of thinly sliced tuna in a puddle of soy sauce. — Concierge

The odd menu translations at these restaurants are a clear indication that the clientele is local. — Fodor's

Ok, so it's not right on the seashore, but Mariscos 8 Tostadas is about a block away from the marina, and its seafood couldn't be fresher. House specialties include shrimp, ceviche, and... — Afar Magazine

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La Leche

77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The go-to place for locals seeking a chic bar and dependably excellent meal. The duck, whether served in tacos, chimichangas, or as a seared breast, gets rave reviews all around town. — Concierge

Servers are attentive and friendly, but there is ample time between courses, so be prepared for an enjoyable but lengthy evening. — Fodor's

It's a dramatically visual entry here, with milk being the theme. The dairy gag continues in various ways throughout the meal. Service is very personal and friendly – expect pats on the... — Lonely Planet

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Don Pedro's Restaurant & Bar

77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Sayulita institution Don Pedro's has wonderful pizzas baked in a wood-fire oven, prepared by European-trained chef and co-owner Nicholas Parrillo. — Fodor's

Don Pedro’s is a friendly place, with food that’s friendly for tourists: pizzas, fish sandwiches, stir fries. — Frommer's

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Fredys Tucan

Cafés 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This gringo breakfast paradise serves waffles, omelets and almost anything else you could want in an ample courtyard three blocks from the beach. — Lonely Planet

Even in low season, Fredy's, next door to the Hotel de Roger, is packed full of Mexican families, gringo friends, and local business people. — Fodor's

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La Bodeguita del Medio

74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Near the malecón's north end, this world famous franchise restaurant with a fun-loving atmosphere has a bit of a sea view from its second-floor dining room and a Caribbean flavor. — Fodor's

For a little taste of Cuba head to La Bodeguita del Medio, grab a mojito (I would advise asking them to put more rum in it), and bust out your salsa moves. — Afar Magazine

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RIVER CAFE

Mexican 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

While the internationally-influenced food at The River Café is quite good, it's the setting of the restaurant that wins raves among visitors. — Afar Magazine

At night, candles flicker at white-skirted tables with comfortable cushioned chairs, and tiny white lights sparkle in palm trees surrounding the multilevel terrace. — Fodor's

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