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Cafe des Artistes - Puerto Vallarta

4.8
4.8
2611 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 2 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–11:00 pm

  • 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 2,611 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. AD

    AlanD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Como siempre garantía en todo gracias
  4. 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
  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. FR

    FernandoR

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fine 5 star restaurant, service and food were outstanding. The highlights were the octopus, pumpkin / prawns soup and their deconstructed cheesecake. We will definitely be back.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 16, 2022Alló alló! Thanks so much for your comment. We're glad yo know you enjoyed our service and dishes. We hope you come back on your next trip to PV!

  8. U

    Uffood

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the chef’s menu, 5 small dishes, great choice

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 16, 2022Alló alló, thank you for your comment! We hope to have you back again soon!

  9. JT

    JasonT

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful birthday celebration dinner. The food, cocktails, wine selections, staff, and ambience make it one the top restaurant experiences in Puerto Vallarta. We loved this night and all of our other date and/or family nights at Cafe des Artistes over the years.
  10. IV

    IsabelV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simplemente una delicia al paladar, todo tiene creatividad, sabor, textura amo este lugar

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 18, 2022Alló alló Gracias por publicar su reseña. Estamos encantados de saber que tuvo una experiencia gastronómica memorable. ¡Esperamos poder servirle de nuevo pronto!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excelente!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Excellent attention to detail, amazing food (definitely try the tasting menu), and the service was fantastic. The garden patio was closed for the rainy season, so we will definitely be back.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 14, 2022Alló alló, thanks for commenting! We're pleased to know you enjoyed our delicious tasting menu. We hope you come visit us once our garden re opens (JUN- NOV)

  13. d

    disappointed

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A birthday celebration was made extra special. Thankyou

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 14, 2022Alló alló, thank you for your comment! It is a pleasure to know you enjoyed a birthday celebration with us. Hope to see you back soon!

  14. A

    Annie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, the staff exceptional, the harpist sang for my birthday and they gave me the most beautiful bday dessert. You MUST come here if you come to PV!

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 16, 2022Alló alló, thank you for your comment! We're happy to know you enjoyed a nice birthday experience with us. We hope to have you back for another celebration!

  15. AL

    AlondraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida es de otro nivel, en general es una experiencia muy exclusiva perfecta para ocasiones especiales

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 10, 2022Alló alló! Muchas gracias por su comentario, esperamos poder tener el gusto de servirle nuevamente!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy buena experiencia, celebramos el cumpleaños de mi pareja con amigos, todo de primera

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 14, 2022Alló alló, gracias por su comentario! Estamos felices de que haya disfrutado la celebración de cumpleaños de su pareja. Esperamos tenerles de vuelta pronto!

  17. EP

    EnriqueP

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    La comida muy insípida. Necesita más toque francés

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 7, 2022Alló alló thanks for commenting, We appreciate greatly every opinion as it pushes us to become better in every way. We hope to be able to serve you again and ameliorate your experience.

  18. MA

    MANUELR

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing!!! One of my favorite places in all Mexico!!!

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 7, 2022Alló alló thanks for commenting and for choosing us as your dining destination. We hope to see you back for another wonderful dinner.

  19. JA

    JeffnATL12354

    Atlanta

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    This is my 4th time there and the ambiance and service are always good, and eating in the outside garden area is particularly nice. The food is decent compared to most places although I would say it only matches a middle class American restaurant and would only be a runner up for a high end restaurant in America. Yes, I realize I’m not in America when I eat there … but if they are going to charge American prices like they do, then the comparison is fair. So my only problem is the price paid for the food, and especially the drinks. I think it’s about 20 - 30% too high depending on the item, with the food about 20% too high and the drinks 30% too high.
  20. J

    Joche

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I hate it when "the Chef" wants us at the table order the same type of Menu and also hate not having the freedom to order whatever you want to becuase its not convenient for the restaurant Anyway, my octopus main course had no flavor and lack of salt Don't waist your money, it's not worth it... not what it used to be years ago, like Puerto Vallarta itself
  21. LD

    Love2Dine

    Puerto Vallarta

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in all aspects. Setting is beautiful. The service was excellent. Appetizer and soup both delicious. Fish excellent. Drinks very. The flower pot dessert was amazing

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 7, 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!

  22. QL

    QueenLemon

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think the 5 star rating says it all. If there were more stars I would have given them.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 8, 2022Alló alló, thank you for your review. We're happy to know you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you back soon!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks surpassed my expectations I ordered the jalapeño martini with claze azul. The food was amazing the place was spectacular I’d definitely come back

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 7, 2022Alló alló Thank you for your post. We hope you come visit us anytime on your next trip to PV!

  24. VV

    VeronicaV

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at this restaurant 30 years ago and it's still fabulous after all this time. Leonel was our server and he was outstanding, very attentive and personable! We ate out in the garden area and it is simply beautiful. Would highly recommend Cafe des Artistes!

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 4, 2022Alló alló, thank you for your comment! We are very happy to know you came to visit after all this time and enjoyed our beautiful garden. We're glad you had a great experience and hope to see you again next time!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I've ever eaten in my life.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 9, 2022Alló alló! Thank you for your review, we are so glad you had a great time and hope to see you again very soon!

  26. AD

    AlexD

    Mexico City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Una experiencia un poco desagradable debido a que al llegar nos asignaron una mesa muy alejada aún cuando había disponibles ya que solo estaban dos mesas ocupadas cuando llegamos, tuvimos que pedir que nos cambiaran de lugar, aunado a esto no duramos ni 20 min en sobremesa y el mesero nos lleva la cuenta sin pedirla siendo las 9 pm cuando el restaurante cierra alas 11. Meseros buen servicio, comida buena .
  27. d

    davidj

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was pleasant to look at but tasted average. The ambiance is really nice. A bit pricey, I expected the food to taste better for that price.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great experience

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 7, 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!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy grata …excelentes anfitriones…!
  30. MF

    MonicaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cena con amigas en un ambiente relajado, buena selección musical, y comida deliciosa.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on May 31, 2022Álló alló! Gracias por su reseña, estamos felices de saber que tuvo una grata experiencia con nosotros. Esperamos verle de nuevo muy pronto!

  31. EC

    EsmeraldaC

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Estuvo más que excelente! Comida , ambiente , Musica !! Todo en conjunto hizo mi festejo de cumpleaños excelente!

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on May 31, 2022Alló alló, gracias por comentar! Agradecemos que haya decidido festejar un día tan especial con nosotros. Esperamos verle para mas celebraciones importantes!

  32. J

    Julieta

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo excelente!! El personal con servicio de primera, el lugar encantador y la comida deliciosa

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on May 27, 2022Alló alló Gracias por su publicación. ¡Esperamos que venga a visitarnos en cualquier momento en su próximo viaje a PV!

  33. ER

    ERICKAT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    El Patio esta incredible. Muy bonito lugar. El servicio excelente. La comida muy recomendable.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on May 31, 2022Alló alló! Gracias por su comentario. Nos alegra saber que tuvo una gran cena en nuestro hermoso jardín. Esperamos tenerlos de vuelta pronto!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was phenomenal, food was delicious & the overall experience was beyond our expectations. Highly recommend this restaurant.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on June 3, 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!

  35. P

    Patricia

    Milwaukee

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! We were here 21 years ago and it was amazing then. Equally amazing now. Unforgettable experience. A must for anyone visiting Puerto Vallarta!!!

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on May 27, 2022Alló alló Thank you for posting your review. We are pleased to hear that we are in your favorite list and thank you for recommending us for special celebrations. We are committed to our guests in making every meal a special dining experience. Thank you again and come visit us on your next trip to PV!

  36. S

    Saulillo

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service but did not like the table location, don't feel we were places in the nice area of the restaurant.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on May 27, 2022Alló alló, thank you for your review. We appreciate your comment as it helps us grow and offer a better service. We hope to have you back soon for a better experience.

  37. G

    Gemss

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great except I expressed to two servers that I had a serious dairy allergy, and after being very clear in Spanish and English and getting confirmation it was understood, I was presented with dishes laden with dairy and was sick for the entire night. I was fine to eat anything off the menu without dairy I am super easy going and the level of reaction was next level so I know the concerns were not taken seriously by the kitchen. It’s not no butter because I am skipping fats it’s because I get violently ill. So overall beware if you have allergies! Would also be nice to know if you’re being seated inside instead of the beautiful garden which was only reason we went. I don’t ever do a bad review but I truly was so sick it was awful.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was spectacular! I celebrated a friend bday and the attention since you arrive is excelente! Top restaurant

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on May 25, 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!

  39. JE

    JenniferE

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful respite from the typical restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. If you have a chance to get a reservation at Cafe des Artistes grab it. The ambiance of the garden transports you to a serene dining experience. The food is fantastic and the service top notch. Please don’t miss this restaurant on your next visit to PV.

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on May 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!

  40. AM

    AdrianaM

    San Diego

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent place! We had a great time. Food and service are excellent! Thank you so much 🙏🏻

    Cafe des Artistes - Puerto VallartaResponded on May 24, 2022Alló alló! Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you back soon!

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 2611 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 2 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–11:00 pm

  • 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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