Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  VallartaSource.com is your ONE source for EVERYTHING Puerto Vallarta!

Puerto Vallarta Mexico Index: Everything Puerto Vallarta from A to  Z

Getting Around PV
I Love Mexican Doctors


More Mexico....

Everything Los Cabos is at




There's something for everybody's taste in Puerto Vallarta...whether it's tacos on the beach or genuine 5-star cuisine.

Of course, there's 'Mexican' food, but also every other flavor you can imagine, and lots of FRESH seafood. Go to 'Restaurant Row' in Viejo Vallarta for the best variety.

Afterwards, you can stay out all night with Puerto Vallarta's diverse nightlife, from discos and clubs to cantinas and cocktail lounges. Check out any of the overviews above, or scroll down for our "A-to-Z" lising of some of Puerto Vallarta's best.


Also click HERE for Bob Bundergeist's article from TravelVibe: "This isn't a Theme-Park... The REAL Puerto Vallarta" for more off-the-beaten-track restaurants.
Abadía Bassó, a hideaway in the heart of Viejo Vallarta; cozy, intimate and romantic where the food both pleases and surprises. Reservations are recommended.
Andale Bar and Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta
Andale Bar and Restaurant has the friendliest staff in Vallarta. Televisions, great tunes, huge margaritas, cold beer and every beverage imaginable-all only one block from the beach. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner outside café-style or on the softly lit balconies.
Bernardo's: This beach front restaurant with pool, perfectly located on the beautiful beach of Nuevo Vallarta, (next to Club Oasis Marival Hotel) offers excellent dining, combined with the perfect atmosphere creating by candlelight, a romantic setting. All meals prepared by Bernardo himself.
Bar Los Burros: Spend a day on the beach in front or under the palapa, digging your toes into the sand. Eat, drink, read, swim, play volleyball, build sand castles or just work on your tan.
The Blue Shrimp: Features the highest quality. largest and best-flavored shrimp brought from both the Mexican Gulf and the Pacific Ocean. Shrimply Delicious. New location right on the beach at Los Muertos is fabulous!
BOLERO offers a beautiful river-side dining experience at the peaceful north end of the Isla Cuale, where you can enjoy fabulous presentations of steaks, seafoods, Mexican specialties, pastas, and more. Hard to find and worth looking for!
Cafe de Artistes is without doubt THE finest restaurant in Vallarta and consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in the WORLD. Internationally renowned owner/chef Thierry Blouet delivers the ultimate dining experience in every area. (Expensive, and worth every peso!)
Cafe Maxamilian became a local favorite immediately after its opening. The quality of the food and excellent service has kept this popular restaurant quite busy ever since. Next to Hotel Playa los Arcos.
Cuates and Cuetes Right on the beach in Old Town Vallarta, next to the Los Muertos Pier... We're a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails anytime! Live jazz most evenings, beautiful sunsets every evening!
Daiquiri Dick's:    For over 22 years, Peter and Tari Bowman have nourished Puerto Vallarta at their serene and sophisticated beachside restaurant on Los Muertos beach.
De Santos: Mediterranean Cuisine and cosmopolitan ambiance. Flavors designed to seduce every palate. Downtown.
El Torito is THE sports bar in town! We've got dozens of screens with your favorite home-team games. Located in Viejo Vallarta, it's also the home of great ribs, burgers, peel-and-eat shrimp, and your favorite Mexican specialties. 2-for-1 ice-cold beers always, and don't miss one of the best deals in town...2-for-1 rib platters weekdays between 2 and 4 pm! Plus THREE great ladies nights every week!
El Nogalito: At the end of an ancient and cheerful path penetrating the jungle, right in the back of the mountain which is bathed by a river, lies a refreshing and cozy retreat: El Nogalito. While satisfying your palate and winning your heart, the surrounding river, vegetation and fauna will captivate your senses.
El Panorama:  The best "view" restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. Our elegant, informal dining atmosphere is enhanced by strolling musicians to make your evening an unforgettable experience.

"Restaurante El Set"

A tradition just South of Puerto Vallarta, with great food and service, and and incredible view of Vallarta's famous and fabulous sunsets.

ESPRESSO PIZZARIA and PUB: Thin Crust Pizza baked in our wood-burning stove. This is REAL italian pizza! Choose from 2 dozen of our special pizzas, or make design your own. Easy to find in Viejo Vallarta ('Old Town')
FREDY'S TUCAN: When the restaurant was first opened on 1981, being among the first ones of the area, nobody imagined that today Fredy’s Tucan would be a symbol of good tradition, service and quality, specializing in a fantastic breakfast menu. In Viejo Vallarta ('Old Town')
La Dolce Vita: Italy lives in Vallarta! Excellent Italian food, located on the maelcon with a beautiful view of the bay.
La ESCONDIDA: We're just a simple little, fun-loving, friendly hide-away in Viejo Vallarta, where the worries and cares of the vacationer or ex-patriot slip away with each sip of a cold drink. Full Bar, multiple daily happy hours, Cheap All-You-Can-Eat pancake breakfasts on Saturdays, and a big delicious home-cooked dinner every Sunday! Big NFL and NHL game days!

A VallartaSource.com

La Palapa 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.

La Piazzetta: Cheerfull and bohemian ambiance, excelent location and outside dinning on a terrace where you will find the best and widest italian menú in town.
LA TIA has been a long time favorite of Viejo Vallarta locals and travelers, especially for people who appreciate a huge menu and lots of food that has a minimal impact on their wallets!
Langostino's: Specialising in seafood, you can dine under our large palapa or on the beach – especially romantic at night with torches gently illuminating Los Mertos Beach.
Le Kliff: Perched on the edge of a cliff a short drive south of Puerto Vallarta, under the world's largest palapa, lies one of the best kept gastronomical secrets of the Bahia de Banderas. Ringside seats for watching gray whales and giant manta rays in winter (Dec. - Apr.).
Los Xitomates: Casual yet elegant ambiance combined with superb and original qualify food, and wide variety of wine and sophisticated bar.
Memo's THE PANCAKE HOUSE: Universally acclaimed by tourists and locals with a taste for American breakfast, this recently remodeled restaurant in Viejo Vallarta serves up more than 70 different breakfasts. Just about every possible morning meal item is available!
PiPi's: Visitors from around the world comment that "This is the one restaurant in Puerto Vallarta you cannot miss!"
Rio Grande: This charming restaurante is located in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Specializing in fresh mesquite grilled seafood, steaks & traditional Mexican dishes. The prices are very reasonable and portions are generous.
River Cafe: This romantic hideaway in Viejo Vallarta ('old town') has a menu that rivals the best in the country with a staff of prizewinning chefs. Ideal location on the river.
Roga's BBQ Oysters: A place from where you may perceive part of the life of a typical Mexican coastal village, featuring fresh seafood, shrimp, and of course OYSTERS.
ROXY's nightly draws the largest and funnest crowd in the city. Come relax, have a drink, and dance to the best music Puerto Vallarta has to offer. In Viejo Vallarta ('old town'), it's Vallarta's best (and only) blues club.
Señor Frog's: This place is all about having fun. A favorite bar and restaurant for all ages, though the later it gets the younger the crowd. Friendly and upbeat service, just a block off the main square downtwon.
Sr. Mister Pepe's: All diners receive personal attention from the owner, Señor Mr. Pepe and his family. They offer seafood equal to none. High up on a hill, breathtaking views.
Steve's Bar: Comfortable, friendly and air-conditioned sports bar in Viejo Vallarta is Vallarta's NASCAR headquarters. Gringo 'Comfort Food' served. Satellite systems show NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, etc. A home away from home for Canucks and Gringos alike.
Tequila CafeTequilas Cafe: Right on the Malecón,offering both breath-taking views of the ocean as well as the entertaining sight of partygoers and lovebirds striding just below and along the boardwalk.
Trio Restaurant Puerto Vallarta MexicoTRIO: Cosmopolitan, casual yet elegant eatery located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Impressive culinary experience deliciously blended with lots of local fresh ingredients and fine herbs.
Vista Grill: New restaurant from the folks at the excellent "La Palapa Restaurant", so you know it will be excellent. Think 'Elegant', 'Gournet', 'Romantic', and INCREDIBLE views.
YARITA BAKERY: On Basilio Badillo Street in 'Old Town' Vallarta (Viejo Vallarta) you'll find the bakers at Yarita creating fresh breads, patries, muffins, tarts, rolls, sweet breads, and all manner of other delectable pastries and breads.
Puerto Vallarta Mexico is  home to some of the finest dining in the WORLD. No kidding, Puerto Vallarta's restaurants have been featured repeatedly in the most prestigeous culinary publications, and for good reason...the fine dining in Puerto Vallarta is WORLD CLASS! Some of Puerto Vallarta's best restaurants aren't on the normal 'tourist track', but that shouldn't keep you from finding them thanks to local residents who share their secrets with you! Puerto Vallarta Mexico's nightlife, filled with clubs, discos, and till-dawn cocktail bars will keep you out till the sun rises again, if you like.

Copyright (C) 2004 - 2016 VALLARTASOURCE.COM. All rights reserved.