Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide

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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.

Find the Best Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta

  • #1
    Salud Super Food
    #1 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 757 reviewsTripAdvisor (757)
    $ | Cafe, International, Healthy
    Calle Olas Altas 534-A Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #2
    Bravos Restaurant Bar
    #2 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1853 reviewsTripAdvisor (1853)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Italian, International
    Calle Francisco i. Madero 263 Col. Emiliano Zapata Old Town, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #3
    La Leche
    #3 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2402 reviewsTripAdvisor (2402)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio Km. 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 48335 Mexico
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  • #4
    Martini en Fuego Grill Bar
    #4 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 515 reviewsTripAdvisor (515)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
    Francisco Madero 260 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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  • #5
    Siam Cocina Thai
    #5 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 256 reviewsTripAdvisor (256)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    Calle Francisco i. Madero 271 Colonio Emaillano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #6
    Tuna Azul
    #6 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 293 reviewsTripAdvisor (293)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
    Francisca Rodriguez 155, altos Calle del Muelle de Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #7
    Le Kliff
    #7 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1920 reviewsTripAdvisor (1920)
    $$ | Mexican, Contemporary, Fusion, International
    Road to Barra de Navidad KM 17.5 Between Mismaloya & Boca de Tomatlan, Puerto Vallarta 48394 Mexico
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  • #8
    Sumaq
    #8 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 165 reviewsTripAdvisor (165)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin, Seafood
    Calle Miramar 402 Miramar and Iturbide, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #9
    Cafe des Artistes
    #9 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5063 reviewsTripAdvisor (5063)
    $$ | Mexican, French, International
    Calle Guadalupe Sanchez 740 Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #10
    Barrio Bistro
    #10 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 735 reviewsTripAdvisor (735)
    $ - $$ | Italian, French, Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Espana 305 Colonia Versalles, Puerto Vallarta 48310 Mexico
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  • #11
    Merida Grill
    #11 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 215 reviewsTripAdvisor (215)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Healthy
    Calle Venustiano Carranza No. 210 Col Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #12
    Barcelona Tapas
    #12 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1998 reviewsTripAdvisor (1998)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Matamoros, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #13
    Gaviotas
    #13 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 232 reviewsTripAdvisor (232)
    $$ | Mexican
    Fco Medina Ascencio 999 Inside the Sheraton Hotel, Puerto Vallarta 48333 Mexico
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  • #14
    Hiroshi
    #14 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 180 reviewsTripAdvisor (180)
    $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
    Carretera A Barra De Navidad Km 7.5, Puerto Vallarta 48390 Mexico
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  • #15
    Fredys Tucan
    #15 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4022 reviewsTripAdvisor (4022)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Calle Basilio Badillo 245 Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #16
    Mi Cafe
    #16 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 227 reviewsTripAdvisor (227)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cafe, American
    Calle Francisco i. Madero 505, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #17
    116 Pulpito Gastro Bar
    #17 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 594 reviewsTripAdvisor (594)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Bar, Pizza, Spanish
    Calle Pulpito 116, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #18
    Layla's Restaurant
    #18 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1218 reviewsTripAdvisor (1218)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Calle Venezuela 137 Colonia 5 de Diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48350 Mexico
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  • #19
    Barra Light Vallarta
    #19 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 224 reviewsTripAdvisor (224)
    $ | Fast Food, Cafe, Diner, Healthy, Soups
    Rodolfo Gomez 134 Zona Romántica, Puerto Vallarta 48330 Mexico
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  • #20
    Lamara
    #20 of 1,286 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 163 reviewsTripAdvisor (163)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Calle Hamburgo 108, Puerto Vallarta 48310 Mexico
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