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What to Eat in Puerto Vallarta

As is the case with neighboring Mexican and Caribbean vacation destinations, Puerto Vallarta's dining scene can be as narrow or expansive as you like, depending on how willing you are to venture off the grounds of your all-inclusive resort. From food carts to European fine dining establishments, PV's cuisine runs the gamut. For a crash course in the bold regional flavors that define the city, consider signing up for a food tour – Vallarta Food Tours comes highly recommended for its variety of experiences and knowledgeable and engaging guides. One of its most popular is An Evening Taco Adventure, which explores the night street foods of Vallarta. If you'd rather take your own self-guided tour, you may want to head over to Food Park, where you'll find a collection of food trucks, along with live music and a DJ on the weekends. 

Of course, no visit to Mexico would be complete without a sunset dinner on the beach. For that, travelers and experts recommend La Palapa Restaurant. Sitting pretty on Playa Los Muertos, this family-run eatery serves what it calls "tropical Mexican cuisine" that combines combines Mexican, Asian and French flavors. Equally atmospheric is El Arrayán, which occupies a tree-filled courtyard that perfectly complements its menu of traditional Mexican cuisine. If you're on the hunt for an upscale setting with a sophisticated menu to match, Barcelona Tapas, La Leche and the award-winning Café Des Artistes both come highly recommended.

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  • #1
    Maria Baja
    #1 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 249 reviewsTripadvisor (249)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Healthy, Street Food
    Carretera Mismaloya 496 Between Pemex and Kiosko, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #2
    Cevicheria Juan Tiburon
    #2 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 190 reviewsTripadvisor (190)
    $ | Mexican, Seafood
    Paseo de la vena No. 131 Col. Las Gaviotas Enseguida del Conalep, Puerto Vallarta 48328 Mexico
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  • #3
    La Leche
    #3 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3213 reviewsTripadvisor (3213)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio Km. 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 48335 Mexico
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  • #4
    No Se Nada Bar y Restaurante
    #4 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 121 reviewsTripadvisor (121)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cajun & Creole, International, Fusion, Latin, Seafood
    Calle Corona # 179 Centro Historico,, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #5
    Abbraccio Cucina Italiana
    #5 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 112 reviewsTripadvisor (112)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Blv. Francisco Medina Ascencio 2590 Zona Hotelera Norte, Puerto Vallarta 48320 Mexico
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  • #6
    Meno's Place
    #6 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 199 reviewsTripadvisor (199)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Seafood
    Calle Honduras 348, Puerto Vallarta 48350 Mexico
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  • #7
    The Top Sky Bar & Restaurante
    #7 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 377 reviewsTripadvisor (377)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International
    Amapas 380 Located at the rooftop of Almar Resort, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #8
    Azul Bistro
    #8 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 112 reviewsTripadvisor (112)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cafe, Spanish
    Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #9
    Siam Cocina Thai
    #9 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 412 reviewsTripadvisor (412)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    Francisco I. Madero 271 & De Los Tules 317 Jardines de Las Gaviotas, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #10
    Tuna Azul
    #10 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 504 reviewsTripadvisor (504)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Francisca Rodriguez 155, altos Calle del Muelle de Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #11
    Salud Super Food
    #11 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 826 reviewsTripadvisor (826)
    $ | Cafe, Healthy, International
    Calle Olas Altas 534-A Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #12
    Bravos Restaurant Bar
    #12 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2008 reviewsTripadvisor (2008)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, International
    Calle Francisco i. Madero 263 Col. Emiliano Zapata Old Town, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #13
    Fredys Tucan
    #13 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4617 reviewsTripadvisor (4617)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Spanish
    Calle Basilio Badillo 245 Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #14
    Martini en Fuego Grill Bar
    #14 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 671 reviewsTripadvisor (671)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Francisco Madero 260 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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  • #15
    Cafe des Artistes
    #15 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5671 reviewsTripadvisor (5671)
    $$ | Mexican, French, International
    Calle Guadalupe Sanchez 740 Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #16
    Poblanos Cocina Mexicana
    #16 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 152 reviewsTripadvisor (152)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Calle Lazaro Cardenas 179, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #17
    Barcelona Tapas Puerto Vallarta
    #17 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2257 reviewsTripadvisor (2257)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Calle Matamoros 906 Colonia Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #18
    Gaviotas
    #18 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 307 reviewsTripadvisor (307)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Spanish
    Fco Medina Ascencio 999 Inside the Sheraton Hotel, Puerto Vallarta 48333 Mexico
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  • #19
    Planeta Vegetariano
    #19 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 425 reviewsTripadvisor (425)
    $ | Mexican
    Calle Iturbide 270, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #20
    Monzon Brewing Co.
    #20 of 1,233 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 367 reviewsTripadvisor (367)
    $ | Brew Pub, Fusion
    Calle Venustiano Carranza 239 Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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