Grab a table on Mama Rosa’s pleasant outdoor patio and load up on sopes (tortillas with a layer of beans, cheese and salsa), tamales, chilaquiles , nopales, chorizo, eggs and delicious salsas from the scrumptious breakfast buffet.
Calling itself the catedral de los mariscos (seafood cathedral), this family-run Vallarta favorite opened a new branch on the malecón in summer 2009. Feast in the upstairs dining room on dishes like pescado zarandeado and sopa siete mares (a savory stew of fish, shrimp, octopus, mussels and more). And parents, rejoice – there’s even a kids’ play area!
Locals escape the noise and bustle of the Zona Romántica at this gracious courtyard eatery. Good breakfasts and bottomless cups of Mexican coffee with cinnamon and sugar are served on a sunny brick patio surrounded by flowering plants and trees.
This tourist-oriented hideaway above the Plaza Principal merits a visit just for the ocean view from its 4th-floor terrace. The trademark chilaquiles , served in countless variations, are delicious, as are the oakwood grilled steaks.