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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
    The Top Sky Bar & Restaurante
    #1 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 539 reviewsTripadvisor (539)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International
    Amapas 380 Located at the rooftop of Almar Resort, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #2
    Maria Baja
    #2 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 281 reviewsTripadvisor (281)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Healthy, Street Food
    Carretera Mismaloya 496 Between Pemex and Kiosko, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #3
    Cevicheria Juan Tiburon
    #3 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 211 reviewsTripadvisor (211)
    $ | Mexican, Seafood
    Paseo de la vena No. 131 Col. Las Gaviotas Enseguida del Conalep, Puerto Vallarta 48328 Mexico
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  • #4
    Abbraccio Cucina Italiana
    #4 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 136 reviewsTripadvisor (136)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Blv. Francisco Medina Ascencio 2590 Zona Hotelera Norte, Puerto Vallarta 48320 Mexico
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  • #5
    No Se Nada Bar y Restaurante
    #5 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 128 reviewsTripadvisor (128)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cajun & Creole, International, Fusion, Latin, Seafood
    Calle Corona # 179 Centro Historico,, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #6
    La Leche
    #6 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3288 reviewsTripadvisor (3288)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio Km. 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 48335 Mexico
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  • #7
    Meno's Place
    #7 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 209 reviewsTripadvisor (209)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Seafood
    Calle Honduras 348, Puerto Vallarta 48350 Mexico
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  • #8
    Azul Bistro
    #8 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 119 reviewsTripadvisor (119)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cafe, Spanish
    Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #9
    Poblanos Cocina Mexicana
    #9 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 186 reviewsTripadvisor (186)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Calle Lazaro Cardenas 179, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #10
    Oregano Restaurant & Bar
    #10 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 74 reviewsTripadvisor (74)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Jamaican, Cajun & Creole, Latin, International, Fusion
    Calle Aldanaca 130 Versalles, Puerto Vallarta 48310 Mexico
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  • #11
    Bravos Restaurant Bar
    #11 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2013 reviewsTripadvisor (2013)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, International
    Calle Francisco i. Madero 263 Col. Emiliano Zapata Old Town, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #12
    Tuna Azul
    #12 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 512 reviewsTripadvisor (512)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Francisca Rodriguez 155, altos Calle del Muelle de Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #13
    Siam Cocina Thai
    #13 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 428 reviewsTripadvisor (428)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    Francisco I Madero & 317 De los Tules Jardines de Las Gaviotas 271 Emaillano Zapata y Jardines de la Gaviotas, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #14
    Gaviotas
    #14 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 351 reviewsTripadvisor (351)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Spanish
    Fco Medina Ascencio 999 Inside the Sheraton Hotel, Puerto Vallarta 48333 Mexico
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  • #15
    Salud Super Food
    #15 of 1,241 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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  • #16
    Fredys Tucan
    #16 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4628 reviewsTripadvisor (4628)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Spanish
    Calle Basilio Badillo 245 Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #17
    Cafe des Artistes
    #17 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5710 reviewsTripadvisor (5710)
    $$ | Mexican, French, International
    Calle Guadalupe Sanchez 740 Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #18
    Martini en Fuego Grill Bar
    #18 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 678 reviewsTripadvisor (678)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Francisco Madero 260 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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  • #19
    Barcelona Tapas Puerto Vallarta
    #19 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2276 reviewsTripadvisor (2276)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Calle Matamoros 906 Colonia Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #20
    Monzon Brewing Co.
    #20 of 1,241 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 372 reviewsTripadvisor (372)
    $ | Brew Pub, Fusion
    Calle Venustiano Carranza 239 Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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