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Where to Eat

Whether it is a fun taco stand by the side of the road, or an internationally acclaimed fine dining restaurant the food served to you in Puerto Vallarta will conquer your palette the first time you try it. We really consider ourselves lucky to have such delicious (and super fun) hot dining spots, that we want to make sure you get to try a little bit of heaven in paradise!

These are some of our all-time favorite restaurants, for reservations, and special discounts make sure to contact us.


Hard Rock Café

Type: American
Price range: $10-$25 USD
Location: Downtown

A rock music sanctuary among paradise waits for you. Let the rock memorabilia surroundings, live bands and great burgers guide you to an evening filled with excitement.


Rio Grande Mexican Seafood

Type: Seafood
Price range: $15-$25 USD
Location: Downtown

Since its beginning, Rio Grande has been family run, guaranteeing a delicious home-style flavor and great service. Be sure to try their mesquite grilled specialties with mouthwatering flavors.


El Trio

Type: Mediterranean
Price range: $25-$40 USD
Location: Downtown

European chefs Bernhard Güth and Ulf Henriksson have become the favorites of locals and food critics with their hearty honest food. This cosmopolitan, multi-level eatery with an open courtyard, Tiffany-style windows and hand painted doors is top notch, the atmosphere always welcoming.


La Piazzetta

Type: Italian
Price range: $15-$25 USD
Location: Hotel Zone

Their cheerful and bohemian ambiance will embrace you and make you feel right at home. So sit back on the Terrace and let the aromas of freshly made brick oven pizzas and authentic Italian flavors blow your mind away.


Tsunami Sushi Bar

Type: Japanese
Price range: $5-$15 USD
Location: Hotel Zone

A tsunami of flavors will conquer your palette with their original specialty rolls. It has been repeatedly been voted the “Best Sushi” in town by Virtual Vallarta. Don’t miss the chance to try some of their special rolls with a Mexican flair.


Brasil Steakhouse

Type: Steakhouse
Price range: $5-$15 USD
Location: Romantic Zone

The meat-eater’s paradise! Brasil serves meat from the skewer right from the grill to your plate. All the meat you can eat for a super reasonable price. Don’t worry about ordering anything; as soon as you sit the friendly staff will begin the food parade to your table. Be careful; don’t fill up on their amazing salads so you can be sure to have plenty of space of the prime rib!


El Mero

Type: Seafood & Mexican
Price range: $10-$25 USD
Location: Hotel Zone

El Mero Restaurant is proud to provide the best service in international style cuisine in a family environment for 20 years. In the bar area you can enjoy a good cocktail and the Terrace, a cozy space, you can enjoy the excellent climate of Puerto Vallarta.


El Torito Sport’s Restaurant & Bar

Type: International
Price range: $5-$20 USD
Location: Romantic Zone

With over 27 years of experience, El Torito is a historical landmark in Vallarta’s bar and sporting world. Located in the heart of Old Vallarta it offers it’s World Famous B.B.Q. ribs, or their also famous bucket of cold shrimp; sit back and enjoy any sporting event and an ice cold drink.


Pipi’s

Type: Mexican
Price range: $5-$20 USD
Location: Downtown

Pipi’s is a festive place to dine, from the constant sizzling of the fajitas to the jubilation from the savory margaritas. The decoration is traditional Mexican. Pipi’s motto “Don’t drink water, drink margaritas” says it all. Guacamole is prepared tableside to your liking. Sunday Champagne Brunch featuring Mexican specialties.


La Palapa

Type: Avant-Garde
Price range: $10-$50 USD
Location: Romantic Zone

Haute cuisine and friendly service combine in this tropical setting at Los Muertos Beach for the perfect balance of fine dining and the charm of Puerto Vallarta. This is one of Vallarta´s favorite places to enjoy excellent food in a casually elegant atmosphere.


El Bacalao

Type: Seafood
Price range: $5-$15 USD
Location: Romantic Zone

Recently opened, El Bacalao is the new place to go! It has already proven to offer great taste and great service. The friendly and relaxed ambiance has given this new chic style restaurant a spot on the Top Ten Puerto Vallarta Restaurants on Trip Advisor. Be sure to come and try some tasty fish tacos!


Fajita Republic

Type: Mexican
Price range: $9-$17 USD
Location: Romantic Zone

The best fajitas in all Puerto Vallarta can be found only at Fajita Republic. All dishes are generously served, fulfilling all your expectations of a great dinner in town. Their fajitas are concocted into delicious authentic Mexican flavors that will make you want to never leave.


Vista Grill

Type: International
Price range: $20-$40 USD
Location: Romantic Zone

Nestled high above in the hills of Alta Vista, overlooking the Romantic Zone, you will find not only breathtaking views of Puerto Vallarta and Bahia de Banderas, but one of the finest cuisines in the area. Despite the setting, the exquisitely prepared and presented food is really what this refined place is all about. Beef carpaccio and coconut shrimp two appetizing possibilities.