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, and its decor, which ranges from the candlelit garden to moder…
Top Choice Barbecue in Puerto Vallarta

Ocean Grill

If you like boat rides, rugged tropical shores, jungled mountains and laid-back elegance, not to mention stellar food and excellent drinks, book a lunch at this reservation-only bistro set on a rocky cliff, and a fi…
Asian in Puerto Vallarta

Archie’s Wok

The menu may change, but Asian fusion is always served at this elegant, urbane restaurant. Think savory fish roasted in a banana leaf, and a coconut poblano chili soup, which is a nice Thai-inflected take on tortill…
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 with orange sauce, and rib-eye steak ma…
Seafood in Puerto Vallarta

Joe Jack’s Fish Shack

Seafood aficionados flock to this joint for fish and chips, garlic shrimp, whole red snapper and great slabs of mahimahi. Large groups are graciously accommodated on the pleasant rooftop terrace. The service is jovi…
Italian in Puerto Vallarta

La Dolce Vita

A cheerful, often-crowded spot, good for wood-fired pizzas, pastas and people-watching. It's a local expat favorite. Request a table upstairs by the window for great views.
Seafood in Puerto Vallarta

La Palapa

Elegant beach dining at its best. Tables are positioned to take full advantage of the sea views, making it a particularly marvelous spot for breakfast or to watch the sun set. The offering changes but always include…
Vegetarian in Puerto Vallarta

Planeta Vegetariano

This buffet-style place with only 10 tables eschews cheese for fresh, dairy-free dishes such as soy enchiladas, banana lasagna (yes, that’s right) and a wide range of creatively conceived salads.
Mexican in Puerto Vallarta

Red Cabbage Café

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

Marisma Fish Taco

Delicious tacos with shrimp, smoked marlin or fried fish are served at this genial streetside taquería. Pull up a stool and watch as the servers behind the counter press fresh tortillas and fry up tasty treats from …