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
    Cevicheria Juan Tiburon
    #1 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 105 reviewsTripAdvisor (105)
    $ | Seafood, Mexican
    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 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 188 reviewsTripAdvisor (188)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, 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 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 290 reviewsTripAdvisor (290)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International
    Amapas 380 Located at the rooftop of Almar Resort, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #4
    Meno's Place
    #4 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 129 reviewsTripAdvisor (129)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Calle Honduras 348, Puerto Vallarta 48350 Mexico
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  • #5
    No Se Nada Bar y Restaurante
    #5 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 90 reviewsTripAdvisor (90)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cajun & Creole, International, Fusion
    Calle Corona # 179 Centro Historico,, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #6
    Azul Bistro
    #6 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 92 reviewsTripAdvisor (92)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cafe, Spanish
    Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #7
    La Leche
    #7 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2932 reviewsTripAdvisor (2932)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio Km. 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 48335 Mexico
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  • #8
    Bravos Restaurant Bar
    #8 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1948 reviewsTripAdvisor (1948)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, International
    Calle Francisco i. Madero 263 Col. Emiliano Zapata Old Town, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #9
    Salud Super Food
    #9 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 804 reviewsTripAdvisor (804)
    $ | Cafe, International, Healthy
    Calle Olas Altas 534-A Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #10
    Siam Cocina Thai
    #10 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 350 reviewsTripAdvisor (350)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    Calle Francisco i. Madero 271 Colonio Emaillano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #11
    Martini en Fuego Grill Bar
    #11 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 633 reviewsTripAdvisor (633)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Francisco Madero 260 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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  • #12
    Barcelona Tapas Puerto Vallarta
    #12 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2172 reviewsTripAdvisor (2172)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Calle Matamoros 906 Colonia Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #13
    Tuna Azul
    #13 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 441 reviewsTripAdvisor (441)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Francisca Rodriguez 155, altos Calle del Muelle de Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #14
    Barrio Bistro
    #14 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 801 reviewsTripAdvisor (801)
    $ - $$ | Italian, French, Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Espana 305 Versalles, Puerto Vallarta 48310 Mexico
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  • #15
    Cafe des Artistes
    #15 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5470 reviewsTripAdvisor (5470)
    $$ | Mexican, French, International
    Calle Guadalupe Sanchez 740 Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #16
    Sonorita Olas Atlas
    #16 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 159 reviewsTripAdvisor (159)
    $ | Mexican, Grill, Healthy
    Calle Pino Suarez 232 Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #17
    Monzon Brewing Co.
    #17 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 344 reviewsTripAdvisor (344)
    $ | Brew Pub
    Calle Venustiano Carranza 239 Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #18
    Sumaq
    #18 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 164 reviewsTripAdvisor (164)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin
    Calle Miramar 402 Miramar and Iturbide, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #19
    Fredys Tucan
    #19 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4331 reviewsTripAdvisor (4331)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Calle Basilio Badillo 245 Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #20
    Planeta Vegetariano
    #20 of 1,377 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 408 reviewsTripAdvisor (408)
    $ | Mexican
    Calle Iturbide 270, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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