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
    La Leche
    #1 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2891 reviewsTripAdvisor (2891)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio Km. 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 48335 Mexico
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  • #2
    Maria Baja Cocina De Mar
    #2 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 100 reviewsTripAdvisor (100)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Street Food
    Carretera Mismaloya 496 Between Pemex and Kiosko, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #3
    Bravos Restaurant Bar
    #3 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1898 reviewsTripAdvisor (1898)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, International
    Calle Francisco i. Madero 263 Col. Emiliano Zapata Old Town, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #4
    Salud Super Food
    #4 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 780 reviewsTripAdvisor (780)
    $ | Cafe, International, Healthy
    Calle Olas Altas 534-A Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #5
    The Top Sky Bar & Restaurante
    #5 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 135 reviewsTripAdvisor (135)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International
    Amapas 380 Located at the rooftop of Almar Resort, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #6
    Martini en Fuego Grill Bar
    #6 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 581 reviewsTripAdvisor (581)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Francisco Madero 260 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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  • #7
    Tuna Azul
    #7 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 367 reviewsTripAdvisor (367)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Francisca Rodriguez 155, altos Calle del Muelle de Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #8
    Azul Bistro
    #8 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 82 reviewsTripAdvisor (82)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cafe, Spanish
    Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #9
    Barcelona Tapas
    #9 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2076 reviewsTripAdvisor (2076)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Matamoros, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #10
    Cafe des Artistes
    #10 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5275 reviewsTripAdvisor (5275)
    $$ | Mexican, French, International
    Calle Guadalupe Sanchez 740 Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #11
    Merida Grill
    #11 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 268 reviewsTripAdvisor (268)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Healthy
    Calle Venustiano Carranza No. 210 Col Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #12
    Siam Cocina Thai
    #12 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 294 reviewsTripAdvisor (294)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    Calle Francisco i. Madero 271 Colonio Emaillano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #13
    Le Kliff
    #13 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1981 reviewsTripAdvisor (1981)
    $$ | Mexican, Contemporary, Fusion, International
    Road to Barra de Navidad KM 17.5 Between Mismaloya & Boca de Tomatlan, Puerto Vallarta 48394 Mexico
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  • #14
    Gaviotas
    #14 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 252 reviewsTripAdvisor (252)
    $$ | Mexican
    Fco Medina Ascencio 999 Inside the Sheraton Hotel, Puerto Vallarta 48333 Mexico
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  • #15
    Fredys Tucan
    #15 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4223 reviewsTripAdvisor (4223)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Calle Basilio Badillo 245 Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #16
    Barrio Bistro
    #16 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 760 reviewsTripAdvisor (760)
    $ - $$ | Italian, French, Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Espana 305 Versalles, Puerto Vallarta 48310 Mexico
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  • #17
    Sumaq
    #17 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 165 reviewsTripAdvisor (165)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin
    Calle Miramar 402 Miramar and Iturbide, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #18
    Hiroshi
    #18 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 197 reviewsTripAdvisor (197)
    $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
    Carretera A Barra De Navidad Km 7.5, Puerto Vallarta 48390 Mexico
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  • #19
    Monzon Brewing Co.
    #19 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 317 reviewsTripAdvisor (317)
    $ | Brew Pub
    Calle Venustiano Carranza 239 Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #20
    El Dorado Restaurant
    #20 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 736 reviewsTripAdvisor (736)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Pulpito 102 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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