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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
    Cevicheria Juan Tiburon
    #1 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 261 reviewsTripadvisor (261)
    $ | Mexican, Seafood
    Paseo de la vena No. 131 Col. Las Gaviotas Enseguida del Conalep, Puerto Vallarta 48328 Mexico
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  • #2
    Maria Baja
    #2 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 314 reviewsTripadvisor (314)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Healthy, Street Food
    Carretera Mismaloya 496 Between Pemex and Kiosko, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #3
    The Top Sky Bar & Restaurante
    #3 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 564 reviewsTripadvisor (564)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International
    Amapas 380 Located at the rooftop of Almar Resort, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #4
    Oregano Restaurant & Bar
    #4 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 110 reviewsTripadvisor (110)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Latin, Healthy, Jamaican, Cajun & Creole, International, Fusion
    Calle Aldanaca 130 Versalles, Puerto Vallarta 48310 Mexico
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  • #5
    No Se Nada Bar y Restaurante
    #5 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 160 reviewsTripadvisor (160)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cajun & Creole, International, Fusion, Latin, Seafood
    Calle Corona # 179 Centro Historico,, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #6
    Abbraccio Cucina Italiana
    #6 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 149 reviewsTripadvisor (149)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Blv. Francisco Medina Ascencio 2590 Zona Hotelera Norte, Puerto Vallarta 48320 Mexico
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  • #7
    Meno's Place
    #7 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 241 reviewsTripadvisor (241)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Seafood
    Calle Honduras 348, Puerto Vallarta 48350 Mexico
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  • #8
    La Leche
    #8 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3387 reviewsTripadvisor (3387)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio Km. 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 48335 Mexico
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  • #9
    Gaviotas
    #9 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 374 reviewsTripadvisor (374)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin
    Blvrd Francisco Medina Ascencio 999 Inside the Sheraton Hotel, Puerto Vallarta 48333 Mexico
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  • #10
    Azul Bistro
    #10 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 128 reviewsTripadvisor (128)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cafe, Spanish
    Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #11
    Poblanos Cocina Mexicana
    #11 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 204 reviewsTripadvisor (204)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Calle Lazaro Cardenas 179, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #12
    Bravos Restaurant Bar
    #12 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2022 reviewsTripadvisor (2022)
    $ - $$ | 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 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4690 reviewsTripadvisor (4690)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    Calle Basilio Badillo 245 Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #14
    Nine Ninety 9
    #14 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 162 reviewsTripadvisor (162)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, American
    Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio 999, Puerto Vallarta 48333 Mexico
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  • #15
    Martini en Fuego Grill Bar
    #15 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 691 reviewsTripadvisor (691)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Francisco Madero 260 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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  • #16
    Tuna Azul
    #16 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 525 reviewsTripadvisor (525)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Healthy
    Francisca Rodriguez 155, altos Calle del Muelle de Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #17
    Salud Super Food
    #17 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 830 reviewsTripadvisor (830)
    $ | Cafe, Healthy, International
    Calle Olas Altas 534-A Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #18
    Siam Cocina Thai
    #18 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 449 reviewsTripadvisor (449)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    Francisco I Madero & 317 De los Tules Jardines de Las Gaviotas 271 Emaillano Zapata y Jardines de la Gaviotas, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #19
    Cafe des Artistes
    #19 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5745 reviewsTripadvisor (5745)
    $$ | Mexican, French, International
    Calle Guadalupe Sanchez 740 Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #20
    Kaiser Maximilian
    #20 of 1,227 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 942 reviewsTripadvisor (942)
    $ - $$ | Austrian, European
    Calle Olas Altas 380 B, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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