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Puerto Vallarta Restaurants: Fine Dining

Thanks to booming tourism in the Punta Mita and Puerto Vallarta area along the Bahia de Banderas, there are many beautiful fine dining restaurants to choose from. Most of them occupy prime real estate on the water and have amazing ocean views. The interior design is typically modern, with additional dining space in garden settings adding a tropical flair to the experience. These fine dining options incorporate local and international flavors and create innovative and delicious menu options. Any one of these Puerto Vallarta fine dining restaurants would be perfect for a great dinner and drinks out on the town!

Hacienda San Angel

Hacienda San Angel is a popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant.

This hotel restaurant used to be accessible to guests of the hotel only, but thanks to high demand has recently been opened to the public, by reservation only. Guests of the Ritz Carlton can have their dedicated concierge take care of that. Hacienda San Angel is a truly exotic fine dining experience. The restaurant offers covered patio seating with coastal views of the town and water. International cuisine influenced by the region is served using the finest china and linens.
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Thierry’s Prime Steakhouse

Thierry's Prime Steakhouse is a contemporary steakhouse in Puerto Vallarta.

This avant garde, contemporary steakhouse by Thierry Blouet offers USD prime cuts, Angus Texas beef, and access to Thierry’s private tequila collection and extensive wine list. The open kitchen allows guests to watch their meal being prepared. Appetizers and entrees come in generous portions for sharing. Try innovative dishes featuring foie gras, quail, oysters, octopus, mac and cheese, and octopus.
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Thierry Blouet Cocina de Autor

Thierry Blouet Cocina de Autor is a popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant.

This restaurant is located on the second floor of Café des Artistes, and is a special Chef’s Tasting Room of sorts. Thierry Blouet offers prix fixe options from the Grand Tasting Menu, wine pairings optional. There is seating in the main dining room and outdoor garden dining. After dinner, move on to the Cognac and Cigar Room and sample cordials and premium hand rolled cigars.


Café des Artistes Bistro Gourmet

Cafe des Artistes Bistro Gourmet is a popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant.

Thierry Blouet has created another great dining experience in an old home on the hill overlooking the Malecón. The bistro offers a lush garden dining space with a modern rustic ambiance, a main indoor dining room done in white, and a smaller adjacent space for large parties that features hanging crystal. As with all of Thierry Blouet’s restaurants, Café des Artistes is the ideal place for a chic dinner and drinks. The menu offers innovative bistro fare influenced by flavors from all around the world, and includes a 3 course prix fixe menu.
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La Leche

La Leche is a popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant.

La Leche is a very modern, chic restaurant in the Hotel Zone of Puerto Vallarta. There are two dining spaces, each with slightly different takes on the all-white, minimalist theme. The majority of the décor is extremely modern, with a few Victorian elements thrown in. La Leche offers a daily-changing menu of innovative and unique cuisine that combines a wide array of flavors. This restaurant values venue and food presentation highly, which makes the experience more theatrical and fun – perfect for a vacation!
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Vista Grill

Vista Grill is a popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant.

Vista Grill is located on the hillside and overlooks Puerto Vallarta’s South Side. The candlelight, lounge area, live jazz music, and elegant décor create the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. The outdoor terrace offers panoramic views and is a great place to enjoy some sunset cocktails. Vista Grill serves New Mexican cuisine and offers an extensive wine list and walk in cellar.
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La Terrazza di Roma

La Terrazza di Roma is a popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant.

La Terrazza is located in Marina Vallarta on a covered terrace right on the marina. They serve authentic Mediterranean cuisine, specialty seafood, and good Italian wine. Go there for a relaxing meal and enjoy the view.
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The River Café

The River Cafe is a popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant.

The River Café serves Mexican and International cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a rural, aristocratic Mexican setting. The interior design is rustically elegant and offers covered terrace seating and tropical garden seating. They feature live piano and guitar music. This year for Mardi Gras they are offering New Orleans style cooking, including BBQ Ribs, Jambalaya, Bourbon Street Steak, and Bread Pudding.
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Kaiser Maximillian

Kaiser Maximillian is a popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant.

This Old World, European style restaurant is located in downtown Puerto Vallarta. They serve a combination of traditional dishes (Wienershnitzel) and contemporary European fare (duck confit). Kaiser Maximillian is open for business during breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also features an Espresso Bar.
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Porto Bello – Marina Vallarta

Porto Bello is a popular Marina Vallarta restaurant.

Porto Bello offers fine dining inside in the main dining room and overlooking the marina and mountainside. The interior design features all white on the patio and soft neutrals with metallic accents inside to create a modern feel. They offer contemporary Italian cuisine and play Italian music softly in the background.
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Porto Bello – Nuevo Vallarta

Porto Bello is a popular Nuevo Vallarta restaurant.

This location differs from their Marina Vallarta location in mainly in décor and ambiance. Porto Bello Nuevo Vallarta has a lounge and dark finishes, chandeliers, and sofas. The covered terrace is right on the Riviera Nayarit. Every Thursday is Martini Night where Ladies get free Cosmos in the lounge and Martinis two for one.
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Taste at Casa Culpa

Taste is a popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant.

Taste is a great restaurant on the southern shores of Puerto Vallarta in the Casa Culpa hotel. The tropical garden setting adds a great exotic ambiance to the space, which is decorated in neutral earth tones and metallics for a modern rustic feel. The cuisine is influenced by Mediterranean, North and South American, and Asian flavors. Taste offers “Taste” and “Main” portions to accommodate sharing. They have a great breakfast and varied dishes including shrimp dim sum, Peruvian ceviche, shrimp stuffed ancho peppers, and bbq ribs.
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La Palapa

La Palapa is a popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant.

La Palapa is located in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta. It is one of the most romantic restaurants in the Punta Mita and Puerto Vallarta area, thanks to their amazing view and live jazz music. The beachfront location enables them to have a variety of dining spaces, including a beach club with lounges, dining on the sand, a covered terrace with ocean views, and indoor dining and lounge. The cuisine is an upscale Asian Mexican fusion with an emphasis on seafood. La Palapa also serves a great breakfast with delicious homemade pastries.
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