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.

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  • #1
    Maria Baja
    #1 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 249 reviewsTripAdvisor (249)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Street Food
    Carretera Mismaloya 496 Between Pemex and Kiosko, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #2
    Cevicheria Juan Tiburon
    #2 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 182 reviewsTripAdvisor (182)
    $ | Mexican, Seafood
    Paseo de la vena No. 131 Col. Las Gaviotas Enseguida del Conalep, Puerto Vallarta 48328 Mexico
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  • #3
    The Top Sky Bar & Restaurante
    #3 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 373 reviewsTripAdvisor (373)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International
    Amapas 380 Located at the rooftop of Almar Resort, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #4
    No Se Nada Bar y Restaurante
    #4 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 121 reviewsTripAdvisor (121)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cajun & Creole, International, Fusion, Latin, Seafood
    Calle Corona # 179 Centro Historico,, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #5
    La Leche
    #5 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3047 reviewsTripAdvisor (3047)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio Km. 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 48335 Mexico
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  • #6
    Azul Bistro
    #6 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 111 reviewsTripAdvisor (111)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Cafe, Spanish
    Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #7
    Salud Super Food
    #7 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 824 reviewsTripAdvisor (824)
    $ | Cafe, International, Healthy
    Calle Olas Altas 534-A Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #8
    Meno's Place
    #8 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 181 reviewsTripAdvisor (181)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Seafood
    Calle Honduras 348, Puerto Vallarta 48350 Mexico
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  • #9
    Siam Cocina Thai
    #9 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 402 reviewsTripAdvisor (402)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    Calle Francisco i. Madero 271 Colonio Emaillano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #10
    Tuna Azul
    #10 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 493 reviewsTripAdvisor (493)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Francisca Rodriguez 155, altos Calle del Muelle de Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #11
    Bravos Restaurant Bar
    #11 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1999 reviewsTripAdvisor (1999)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, International
    Calle Francisco i. Madero 263 Col. Emiliano Zapata Old Town, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #12
    Martini en Fuego Grill Bar
    #12 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 666 reviewsTripAdvisor (666)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Francisco Madero 260 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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  • #13
    Cafe des Artistes
    #13 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5653 reviewsTripAdvisor (5653)
    $$ | Mexican, French, International
    Calle Guadalupe Sanchez 740 Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #14
    Fredys Tucan
    #14 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4529 reviewsTripAdvisor (4529)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Calle Basilio Badillo 245 Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #15
    Poblanos Cocina Mexicana
    #15 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 149 reviewsTripAdvisor (149)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Calle Lazaro Cardenas 179, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #16
    Barcelona Tapas Puerto Vallarta
    #16 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2246 reviewsTripAdvisor (2246)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Calle Matamoros 906 Colonia Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #17
    Planeta Vegetariano
    #17 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 424 reviewsTripAdvisor (424)
    $ | Mexican
    Calle Iturbide 270, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #18
    Sumaq
    #18 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 164 reviewsTripAdvisor (164)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin
    Calle Miramar 402 Miramar and Iturbide, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico
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  • #19
    Monzon Brewing Co.
    #19 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 367 reviewsTripAdvisor (367)
    $ | Brew Pub, Fusion
    Calle Venustiano Carranza 239 Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico
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  • #20
    Mikado
    #20 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 537 reviewsTripAdvisor (537)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Paseo La Marina Norte 435 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48354 Mexico
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