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Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Best known for: Shopping, tours, art, nightlife, restaurants & malecon. Puerto Vallarta – Nearly 200,000 residents, Puerto Vallarta (PV) is a premier vacation destination and is also a popular destination for domestic tourists from Guadalajara and Mexico City.

There is no other place that so perfectly melds a tropical, contemporary resort with the spirit and soul of true Mexican culture and traditions. Puerto Vallarta’s pride in its traditions is cause for colorful celebrations, processions and parades throughout the year, during which the streets are filled with music, dancing and theatrical performances. Your eyes can feast on beautiful textiles and original works of art from local and international artists.

Archies Wok (5 out of 5 rating)

Specializing in a variety of Asian cuisine, Archie’s Wok Puerto Vallarta is a popular restaurant for Chinese, Filipino and Thai cuisine.

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Cafe des Artistes (5 out of 5 rating)

In a century-old home on the hill overlooking the Malecon in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Cafe des Artistes not only offers fine dining at its most elegant, but has also earned a distinguished reputation as one of the best restaurants in Mexico.

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No Way Jose! (5 out of 5 rating)

Delicious Mexican contemporary cuisine with unique dishes not found anywhere else in Puerto Vallarta.


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Trio Restaurant Bar Café (5 out of 5 rating)

A cosmopolitan, casual, elegant eatery located in a remodeled townhouse in the heart of Puerto Vallarta.

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Vista Grill (5 out of 5 rating)

As one of the most exciting view restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, Vista Grill Restaurant & Lounge is quickly becoming a favorite place for those who are seeking a fine dining experience that's as memorable as it is pleasing to the palate.

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Vitea Bistro (5 out of 5 rating)

Located at the Malecon between the Arcos and the pedestrian bridge this oceanfront bistro has a French Riviera feeling and panoramic view of the bay with spectacular sunsets.


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Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant & Cafe (4.9 out of 5 rating)

This European restaurant and sidewalk cafés with it's fine continental cuisine and award-winning eatery evoking Old Vienna at its heyday is sure to charm you. A longtime Vallarta favorite.

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Teatro Limon (4.9 out of 5 rating)

Teatro Limón offers a 5-course Chef’s Tasting Menu at $65 US (or the peso equivalent) per person.

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The River Cafe (4.9 out of 5 rating)

In the heart of Puerto Vallarta, along the famous Rio Cuale, The River Café is a sophisticated restaurant in which every space is a source of ambience and pure enjoyment.

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La Palapa Restaurant (4.8 out of 5 rating)

La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the warmth and charm characteristic of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Located on Playa Los Muertos in the heart of the Romantic Zone, this popular restaurant is one of Vallarta’s favorite places to enjoy great food in a casually elegant atmosphere.

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Si Señor (4.8 out of 5 rating)

A hidden gem, Si Senor celebrates Mexico's cuisine with dishes inspired from all over Mexico.

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co (4.7 out of 5 rating)

The restaurant combines quality seafood in a casual and fun family atmosphere, just the way Forrest and his “best good friend” Bubba would have done it.


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Senor Frog's (4.2 out of 5 rating)

In the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Senor Frog's is always a nice place to shake off the dust and have a good time.

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