La Palapa Restaurant & Lounge
La Palapa Restaurant & Lounge
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La Palapa Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lapalapapv.com/
  • Phone: 01 322 222 5225
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast 8:30am-12:30pm
    Lunch 12:00pm-5:30pm
    Dinner 5:30pm-11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Juan Pablo Luna
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: La Palapa is available for large or small groups who are celebrating special events, weddings and rehearsal dinners, or company parties. We have special four course menus with fixed prices, or design you own with the help of our Public Relations Manager, Luis Pliego. He works with our chef to create a never-to-be-forgotten breakfast, lunch or dinner, taking into consideration the desires of your group.
  • Private Party Contact: Sofia Boettner 3222225225
  • Entertainment: By night the tropical sophistication of La Palapa's intimate dining area is enhanced by live Latin Jazz and a spectacular view of the moonlit bay. Candlelit tables on the beach lend a romantic ambiance and offer the exquisitely enjoyable opportunity to enjoy fine dining with your toes in the sand.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Amapas
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from La Palapa Restaurant & Lounge
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. At La Palapa Restaurant you will discover all of the ingredients to a perfect dining experience - a relaxed atmosphere, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous food. No matter what the occassion, from breakfast with business associates or lunch with friends to a romantic dinner for two, La Palapa defines fine dining in Puerto Vallarta.
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La Palapa Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
  • One of our favorite spots
    ebmfriedman
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    One of our favorite spots in Puerto Vallarta. Hard to address the noise level. If you choose to be seated on the beach in the sand it is what you would expect. If you want to sit inside it is very quiet. Don't miss this while in Puerto Vallarta!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very, very nice restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    Very, very nice restaurant. Great food, wine, setting (on the beach), service. I'll go there again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FABULOUS RESTAURANT RIGHT
    ssjagmanVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2011
    FABULOUS RESTAURANT RIGHT ON THE SHORELINE. INCREDIBLE SHORT RIBS! THIS IS A MUST. TRULY A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best meals I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/25/2011
    One of the best meals I have ever had anywhere in the world.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dry fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2011
    Generally good but the fish was overcooked on our last visit and that shouldn't happen at those prices!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place we entertained
    ChucariaVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2011
    great place we entertained there and service and food terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Heaven on earth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/24/2011
    We have dined at La Palapa many times. The best thing about the restaurant is the atmosphere and location. The food is amazing but somewhat over priced. For the most part the service is very good. The history/photos in the hallways of the restaurant are something we look at each time we visit. Wish I was there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a wonderful Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    We had a wonderful Valentine's dinner at La Palapa. We happened to be staying nearby, so a short walk brought us to the entrance, where we followed a trail of red rose petals to our table. Wine was great as were our appetizers. We both had a chicken entree and dessert was wonderful as well. Each lady received a lovely fresh rose upon leaving the restaurant. Nice job and a memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Palapa is notable both
    Raccoons
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    La Palapa is notable both for the restaurant and its beach club. The food is delicious, the presentation is remarkable and the service is top notch...some of the best in Vallarta. It is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • right on the beach...have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 12/27/2010
    right on the beach...have had numerous wonderful nights here
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Christmas Day Pick
    GoNavyVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    I can't say enough good things about La Palapa. The menu is not the standard nouvelle upscale mix -- it was exceedingly creative. The service was perfect -- not too overbearing, but always spot-on. The wine list has a great range of options at various prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous location, outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/13/2010
    Gorgeous location, outstanding food and service!! One of our favorite restaurants in PV! Always look forward to dining at LaPalapa!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Right on the beach with fab
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/4/2010
    Right on the beach with fab sunset views. Highly recommend for romantic and/or special occasions. Food is great, but then all food is great in PV.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing, amazing amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/20/2010
    Amazing, amazing amazing! Next time we are in puerto vallarta, this restaurant is at the top of our list! ask to sit on the beach, the sunset is worth it. We were there during restaurant week and found the tasting meal to be delicious, affordable and filling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service level was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2010
    Service level was wonderful. They anticipated needs without being intrusive. Everything about this location was off the map from the food presentation, selection, and views. Go here for special moments or just great dining. One can dine open air inside or with an elegant setting on the sand. Enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How can you beat good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2010
    How can you beat good food and a sunset over the ocean. Doesn't get better than that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a fabulous place for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 1/1/2010
    What a fabulous place for evening meal on the beach...simply wonderful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you are looking for a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2009
    If you are looking for a great place to hang out in PV right on the beach, this is it. My husband and I love to go and just relax from morning until late in the afternoon - fabulous wait staff and food and the best bloody Mary you'll ever have!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easily our best meal while
    BryanVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2009
    Easily our best meal while in Puerto Vallarta. Great location and food. The only downside was something beyond the staff's control - the table of loud drunken idiots next to us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have gone to La Palapa
    ldsniteoutVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2009
    We have gone to La Palapa for years but this year it was VERY disapointing. The food was not good and we had to remind the waiter on several occasions for things that we had requested. Although the atmosphere is hard to beat, we will only go back for drinks at the bar. The pomegranite margarita was quite good.
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  • Usually a great place to have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2009
    Usually a great place to have a nice romantic Mexican evening. The food is of high quility and so is the service. Many people I know find it extremely expensive. I still love to go once or twice a year for the ambiance and the great live jazz music. Avoid the lobster bisque. Last version of it was served in a tiny shooter, cold and sided with a small bowl of mac and cheese. Why?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Valentine's Dinner
    LorenzoD
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Phenomenal, Romantic, perfect for Valentine's Night Dinner with that special someone. Superb food and service. Beautiful view of the sun setting over the Bahia.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very romantic. You can eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 1/22/2009
    Very romantic. You can eat on the beath. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We requested a table with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/24/2008
    We requested a table with ocean view and got to eat ON THE BEACH. The setting was romantic and beautiful - the restaurant really made the evening special. The food was so-so but the atmosphere really made the night. A great restaurant and a must see.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best atmosphere. One of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 12/6/2008
    The best atmosphere. One of the most romantic places on earth.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate