31 Best Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta: Gourmet to Cheap!

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Here’s the ultimate list of restos dishing up the best food in Puerto Vallarta!

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We’ve organized these eateries according to different zones or neighborhoods in PV and elsewhere in the surrounding Bay of Banderas.

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Barcelona Tapas

Walk up to the 3rd floor dining room and rooftop terrace, and you arrive at this wine and tapas bar-cum-restaurant, abuzz with a sophisticated Mediterranean vibe.


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The elegant open-air dining area offers amazing views of the city, and mariachis are a nightly event during the high season (November to March).

Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar

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Gaby’s Restaurant Bar

When you crave traditional Mexican dishes with a festive ambience, hit Gaby’s. It’s one of the best Mexican restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and a local favorite.


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Café des Artistes

Chef Blouet uses fresh local ingredients to create unique dishes that are a perfect mix of French cuisine with Mexican influences.

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Vitea Oceanfront Bistro

On the Malecon, Vitea is a Mediterranean-style bistro featuring great-value food with an elegant twist.


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The restaurant is wonderfully located overlooking the Cuale River in the Zona Romantica. White tablecloths and 5-star service make it a special dinner outing.

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