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Cafe des Artistes - Puerto Vallarta

4.8
4.8
2645 Reviews
MXN500 and over
French
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS:
*We accept children form 8 years and older.
*Dress code: Smart Casual / Elegant (Gentleman: Shirts, Polo Shirts, trousers or city shorts. Ladies: Dress, skirts, pants or city shorts. Beach wear or sleeveless shirts not allowed).
*No Pets.
*GARDEN: Tables are assigned in "first-come, first-served" basis (Available from NOV-MAY).

If you are looking for a Puerto Vallarta restaurant that offers fine dining at its most pleasurable, a visit to Café des Artistes is a requisite.

A dream come true for chef owner Thierry Blouet, Cafe des Artistes is one of the most renowned restaurants in Mexico. In its more than 30years of service, you can expect exceptional service and a menu that will intrigue the most exacting palate.

Cafe des Artistes offers an incomparable ambiance that includes comfortable air-conditioned dining rooms, a high terrace under the stars, a lush outdoor garden that provides the perfect setting for special occasions or private events.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary Mexican, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    322 226 7200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lara Castellon

  • Catering

    Bring the elegance, excellence service and high quality meals to your desired location, Cafe des Artistes offers Catering services that will meet every special need, from Corporate Events, Weddings or Rehearsals or intimate celebrations, contact us to help you plan an unforgettable dinning experience.

  • Private party facilities

    Elegance and exclusive environments distinguish Café des Artistes as an iconic restaurant in Puerto Vallarta for over 30 years. Its excellence in service and the high quality of food make this restaurant a unique place for intimate celebrations, weddings or rehearsals and corporate incentive events.

  • Private party contact

    German Gonzalez: 322 226 7200 ext. 111

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Cross street

    Between Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez and Leona Vicario

  • Parking details

    We offer Valet Parking service.

  • Entertainment

    Live piano and violin music.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,645 people are saying

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4.8
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  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. L

    Luke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe des Artistes is simply magical. Chef Thierry Blouet accommodated our party's various dietary restrictions, and the servers made the occasion special for the milestone birthday we celebrated in honor of one in our party. The atmosphere, both indoors and outdoors (where there is a lovely garden) is exquisite, and the plating is quite artistic. The food was top-notch, with an amazing combination of tastes to tickle one's palate!
  2. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bass was outstanding Appetizers fantastic The wine superb
  3. JC

    JenniferC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This experience was perfect. I would recommend it to anyone who values food quality, presentation ambiance, and great service. Can’t thank Luis, Paco, and Javier enough for a wonderful night.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded 3 days agoAlló alló, thanks for your comment! We are happy to hear you had a great time with us and we hope you come visit us again soon!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and amazing food!

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded 3 days agoAlló alló, thanks for your review and we hope to have you back soon!

  5. A

    Arturo

    Coahuila

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cumpleaños
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo de gran calidad. Originales combinaciones y muy fino

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded 3 days agoAlló alló, gracias por su comentario! Esperamos que haya disfrutado su experiencia y que vuelvan a visitarnos pronto!

  7. LS

    LlanelS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and had such an amazing night with some of the most beautifully plated scrumptious food. Highly recommend the tasting menu!!!!! Paolo checked in to make sure everything was going well:) as it did of course!!! Gerardo and Daniel treated us to superb service! We will return when we come back to Puerto Vallarta:)

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded 3 days agoAlló alló! Thank you for sweet review. We are happy to hear you and your partner enjoyed celebrating your anniversary with us. He hope to see you back with more celebrations!

  8. JM

    JonathanM

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd dinner here and we were equally impressed this time as the last time. We have decided to dine here every time we are in Puerto Vallarta and get the Tasting Menu with the wine pairing because we have been highly impressed each time with that option. Moreover, the live harpist and pianist were incredible additions to our night. Cannot recommend enough!

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded 7 days agoAlló alló! Thank you for your comment and thank you for visiting us on your yearly trip to PV, we hope to become a regular in your schedule. Welcome!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    No me gusto mucho el trato de la hostess. Al final pedí un taxi y me mando con el valet.
  10. AG

    AlejandroG

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uno de los mejores lugares en Puerto Vallarta, súper recomendado, y el servicio es excelente.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on August 2, 2022Alló alló gracias por comentar y por elegirnos como su destino gastronómico. Esperamos verte de regreso para otra cena maravillosa.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excelente Ambiente y una Cena muy rica

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on August 2, 2022Alló alló Gracias por tu publicación. ¡Esperamos que venga a visitarnos en cualquier momento en su próximo viaje a PV!

  12. EL

    EduardoL

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday - they offered some drinks on the house to start birthday celebration - attention and care for details superb - dessert came with a special plate with a happy birthday message - all in great dinner

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on August 2, 2022Alló alló! Thank you very much for your favorable review. We are pleased that you had a wonderful Bday celebration and we hope you will visit us again for another special experience. See you soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gracias pasamos una agradable experiencia en nuestro aniversario!

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on August 2, 2022Alló alló! Gracias por su amable comentario. Gracias por pasar su aniversario con nosotros y disfrutar de nuestro delicioso menú. Esperamos que sea uno para recordar. ¡Vuelve en tu próxima visita a PV!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with a magical environment. Top-notch service.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 26, 2022Alló alló! Thank you for your comment and we hope to see you back soon!

  15. DL

    DoreenL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have no words to explain this place other than excellent!! Run don’t walk here

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 26, 2022Alló alló Thank you for posting your review. We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable dining experience. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  16. JA

    JeffnATL12354

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good food and service but was sat in a bad area by piano and bar, and prices are too high for what you get. Portions are small too.
  17. PV

    PabloV

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A good experience comes with a delicious food, This place has both. I recommended.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 26, 2022Alló alló! Thank you for commenting. We are happy to hear about your great experience with our dishes and service. Come try our impressive wine menu on your visit back!

  18. RS

    RSGinSLC

    Boise

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic meal! Service was phenomenal. This place will be a “must visit” every time we’re in PV.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 26, 2022Alló alló Thank you for your post. We hope you come visit us anytime on your next trip to PV!

  19. PR

    PatriciaR

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely evening! Every member of the staff seemed genuinely happy that we were there. The garden is closed until November, but the indoor dining room was beautiful. The menu had a nice range of foods so everyone from basic eaters to committed foodies would be happy. We got a bottle of sancerre and shared the tuna tartare with was very fresh. We ordered a couple of apps but the star of the show was the sea bass entree. In every dish the ingredients were perfection, the presentation was a treat for the eye but the truly impressive part was the skillful balance of flavors. Each time we come to PV we will come here.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 26, 2022Alló alló, thank you so much for your detailed comment! It is a pleasure for us to know you enjoyed our dishes, and we hope to have you back on your next trip to Puerto Vallarta!

  20. KC

    KikeCO

    Mexico City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No hay pierde. Cafe des Artistes es el mejor restaurante de Puerto Vallarta. Excelente comida, precios razonables (lugares como la Madalena o el Sonora Prime se volvieron locos y nada que ver), servicio de primera, experiencia redonda. Fui con mi familia a cumplir con nuestro ritual favorito: finalizar nuestro viaje a Vallarta con una cena en Cafe des Artistes. Salimos felices. TODOS los platos que pedimos, excepcionales. Y el servicio de Efraín, Chema y el Sommelier Javier es más que servicio, un genuino interés por hacer al comensal sentirse en casa, bienvenido. Todo esto completado con un dueto de violín y piano que dan fondo a la cena... es una experiencia completa. Si están buscando un lugar donde sin duda recibirán gran calidad y atención por su dinero, para una experiencia sobresaliente, aquí es!

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 20, 2022Allo allo! Gracias por tu amable reseña. Es un placer para nosotros saber que pasó una maravillosa velada en compañía de sus seres queridos en nuestro hermoso restaurante. Esperamos volver a verte pronto!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Los postres estan increibles

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 20, 2022Alló alló, gracias por su comentario! Esperamos su siguiente visita!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal of my life, hands down. The tuna tartare on the salt block is incredible and the short rib and beef filet is to die for. Life changing. The flower pot for dessert is jaw dropping and delicious. The tear drop art installation contributed to the ambiance, along with the live piano. I cannot say enough good things about this place, and all at what I consider a very fair price.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 20, 2022Alló alló! Thank you so much for your review about our restaurant. It is a pleasure to know you had a great evening with us. We invite you to enjoy the beautiful piano at our P’yote Bar on your next visit!

  23. BF

    BarryF

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last visit was 20yrs ago and service and quality has not changed!

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 14, 2022Alló alló, thank you so much for your comment! It is a pleasure to know we keep the same wonderful quality as 20 years ago. Hope to see you back again soon!

  24. RA

    RussellA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The patio was closed.. wish I knew that before booking.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 12, 2022Alló alló, thank you for your comment. Our beautiful garden is available from November to May due to the rainy season. You can find this information in our "Important considerations" area in Open table and the confirmation email you receive. We hope you are able to enjoy the garden in your next visit!

  25. G

    Giorgio

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting food and beverages, not suited for kids. Service was extraordinary. If you want to impress your wife over dinner, this is it. My compliments to the chef and staff.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 12, 2022Alló alló, thank you for you comment! We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to have you back soon!

  26. C

    Canas

    Mexico City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Extraordinario servicio y comida espectacular. El menú es limitado pero muy bueno. La sopa de langostinos con calabaza, la pesca del dia y el short rib con filete son un manjar. La selección de vinos muy buena y sobre todo los cócteles

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 12, 2022Allo allo! Gracias por comentar. Nos alegra saber de su gran experiencia con nuestros platos y servicio. ¡Vengan a probar nuestra impresionante carta de vinos en tu visita de regreso!

  27. MW

    MaryannW

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant Dining, continues to be a top restaurant in PV

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 12, 2022Alló alló thanks for commenting and for choosing us as your dining destination. We hope to see you back for another wonderful dinner!

  28. NB

    NickB

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal, great service, cool ambiance. The short rib and beef entrée was phenomenal.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 6, 2022Alló alló thanks for commenting and for choosing us as your dining destination. We hope to see you back for another wonderful dinner.

  29. JH

    JosueH

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to celebrate any special occasion!

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 12, 2022Alló alló Thank you for your post. We hope you come visit us anytime on your next trip to PV!

  30. C

    Christina

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would give more stars if ai could. Amazing place, the staff is very well trained to make you feel welcomed. The food was just unbelievable plus the drinks. Now, I have to give 100 stars to the violinist, he goes to every single table and whatever the gusts asks for, he knows how to play, professional, friendly, interacting with everyone. I just can’t thank enough for our hostess and waiter, great job there!,

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on July 6, 2022Alló alló! Thanks for reviewing! We are very happy to read about your wonderful experience with us. Thank you for putting your trust in us and we hope to have you back in the future!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The cheese tray had more bread than cheese! It was really 2 small domino’s size pieces of one type of cheese and other 2 creamy and crumbled nos so tasty cheeses. Very small for the price. The pumpkin soup was cold and really bland. Finally the short rib was so small… I enjoy small gourmet food and often seek Michelin type restaurants, but I left disappointed this time😞
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The gentleman next to us was speaking loudly as he was face timing someone.
  33. VM

    VanessaM

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Overprice, no busy at 6pm. No worth the price:
  34. AD

    AlanD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal food. Great service. Extensive wine list. However there is no sound baffling. It can be very hard to have a conversation when a musician is playing anywhere in the main room. Very impressive musical skills but overpowering. I recommend a later dinner reservation after the music has stopped.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 28, 2022Alló alló, thank you for commenting! We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you here again soon.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful! Unforgettable

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 28, 2022Alló alló, thank you for your comment. We hope to serve you again soon!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was alright. It’s a one and done. I’m not a chef and I could do better.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Como siempre garantía en todo gracias

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 28, 2022Alló alló, gracias por su comentario! Esperamos tenerlos de vuelta pronto!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. The steak was slightly dry. But overall very good experience. Highly recommended
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flawlessly executed five-course entertainment with occasionally local wine in the paring line-up. More elegant bottles were available, but we were pleased with their choices with each new dish.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 18, 2022Alló alló! Thanks for reviewing! Your opinion is very important to us as it helps us work harder towards our goal in offering a great dining experience for every guest. We hope to have you back soon!

  40. KB

    KavehBa

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible ambiance, staff, and food. Couldn't recommend enough if it fits within your budget.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 18, 2022Alló alló thanks for commenting and for choosing us as your dining destination. We hope to see you back for another wonderful dinner!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Cafe des Artistes - Puerto Vallarta is rated 4.8 stars by 2645 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Cafe des Artistes - Puerto Vallarta

Guadalupe Sanchez 740, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, JAL 48300

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez and Leona Vicario

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary Mexican, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer Valet Parking service.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lara Castellon

  • Entertainment

    Live piano and violin music.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    322 226 7200

  • Catering

    Bring the elegance, excellence service and high quality meals to your desired location, Cafe des Artistes offers Catering services that will meet every special need, from Corporate Events, Weddings or Rehearsals or intimate celebrations, contact us to help you plan an unforgettable dinning experience.

  • Private party facilities

    Elegance and exclusive environments distinguish Café des Artistes as an iconic restaurant in Puerto Vallarta for over 30 years. Its excellence in service and the high quality of food make this restaurant a unique place for intimate celebrations, weddings or rehearsals and corporate incentive events.

  • Private party contact

    German Gonzalez: 322 226 7200 ext. 111

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