Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Puerto Vallarta

Barrio Bistro

Once you've been seated, chef Memo visits your table with a detailed explanation of each dish featured on a chalkboard menu that changes weekly. At last visit the menu featured wonderfully cooked rack of lamb with f…
Top Choice Fusion in Puerto Vallarta

Café des Artistes

Many consider this to be Vallarta’s finest restaurant. You’re sure to enjoy its romantic ambience and exquisite fusion of French and Mexican influences. It has a candlelit garden, modern interior and whimsical castl…
Mexican in Puerto Vallarta

La Leche

This milk-themed place has a dramatic entry, and the dairy gag continues in various ways throughout the meal. Service is very personal and friendly – expect pats on the back rather than kid gloves – if a bit scatty.…
Tacos in Puerto Vallarta

Tacos Revolución

Excellent carne asada (grilled beef), al pastor (marinated pork), fish and vegetarian tacos are prepared on handmade tortillas and served with kickass salsas at this revolutionary-themed establishment. Unlike most t…
Tacos in Puerto Vallarta

El Banquito

For one of Jalisco's most emblematic snacks, head to this tiny taco joint aptly named after the sole stool (banquito) parked on the sidewalk. The specialty, taco de birria dorado, is a hard-shell taco with savory go…
Mexican in Puerto Vallarta

El Arrayán

Owner Carmen Porras takes special pleasure in rescuing old family recipes from obscurity, with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients. Specialties include crispy duck carnitas (deep-fried) with orange sauce, and pla…
Mexican in Puerto Vallarta

Red Cabbage Café

Though the atmosphere is casual, with eclectic and bohemian artwork, the food is serious, featuring old recipes and uncommon indigenous sauces. It’s a pleasant 10-minute walk from the Zona Romántica; from Cárdenas, …
Seafood in Puerto Vallarta

Chenando's

This delightful family-run restaurant has a simple but attractive interior with small square tables and air-con. It excels in the kitchen, producing absolutely succulent seafood burritos as well as tasty coconut shr…
Tacos in Puerto Vallarta

Pancho’s Takos

Drawing a regular nighttime crowd, this spot near the beach serves delicious tacos al pastor (spit-cooked pork with diced onions, cilantro and pineapple) after many neighborhood restaurants have closed.
Mexican in Puerto Vallarta

Gaby’s

Since 1989, this bright and cheerful family-run place with upstairs terrace seating and a tree-shaded back patio has been serving dependably tasty Mexican classics. It’s especially atmospheric in the evenings when v…