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About Cafe des Artistes - Puerto Vallarta

Famous for the wide variety of sensational cuisines found in its many restaurants, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's premiere gourmet destinations. But, 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 owner/chef Thierry Blouet, Cafe des Artistes is one of the most renowned restaurants in Mexico. In its more than 26 years of service, Café des Artistes Bistro Gourmet, where you can expect exceptional service and a menu that will intrigue the most exacting palate.

Open daily for dinner, Cafe des Artistes offers an incomparable ambience that includes comfortable air-conditioned dining rooms, romantic corners, a high terrace under the stars, a lush outdoor garden that provides the perfect setting for birthday celebrations, special dinners or group events.

Guadalupe Sanchez 740
Col. Centro
48300 Puerto Vallarta
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary Mexican, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Daily 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez and Leona Vicario

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
MXN500 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01 322 226 7200

Website:
http://www.cafedesartistes.com/

Entertainment:
Live piano and violin music.

Parking Details:
We offer Valet Parking service.

Executive Chef:
Lara Castellon

Private Party Facilities:
We are a successful gourmet group, specialized on catering services for private events up to 250 people inside our restaurant. Contact us and get a quotation for your private event: wedding, cooking class, wine tasting, Chef's table, etc.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For groups and private events, please email: info@cafedesartistes.com

Cafe des Artistes - Puerto Vallarta Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (168)
Romantic (161)
Good for Anniversaries (138)
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Fit for Foodies (136)
Good for a Date (136)
Creative Cuisine (133)
Great for Outdoor Dining (110)
Tasting Menu (102)
Notable Wine List (91)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Quiet Conversation (70)
Authentic (60)
Neighborhood Gem (57)
Live Music (56)
Local Ingredients (50)
Cozy (48)
Worth the Drive (47)
Handcrafted Cocktails (41)
Scenic View (35)
Hot Spot (32)
Good Vegetarian Options (31)
Good for Groups (28)
Business Meals (21)
Healthy (20)
Comfort Food (17)
Fun (17)
People Watching (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Casual (12)
Vegan (9)
Seasonal (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Organic (5)
Great Beer (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful setting, most attentive service, delicious and imaginative food. Who could ask for more?

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

We were there to celebrate our 27 year anniversary. The staff, food and garden setting were fantastic. A nice touch was the table covered with rose petals and the nice Anniversary tray at the end of the meal. I highly recommend this place when in Vallarta.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Exceptional service and outstanding menu

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

We waited in the bar for maybe 20-25 minutes after our reservation time to get a table in the terrace garden, well worth it. Beautiful, charming and magical. Our waiters were friendly and perfectly attentive. The food was absolutely exquisite. My wife had fish of the day-mahi mahi for entre, perfectly prepared, organic tomatoes and burrata cheese - delicious. I had chilequiles con escargot as my appetizer- exquisite; and the shrimp con plumb and habanero mole - just wonderful and the mole was very subtle. For dessert we shared the fantastic strawberries. We are not big dessert eaters but we practically licked the bowl clean. A wonderful evening

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 (Manitoba)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing dining experience!!! Five star everything

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 (Manitoba)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent, ambiance was awesome, service was certainly lacking!

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first visit. The shrimp "pumpking" soup was excellent. We enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We were not told there was a special dinner and pre fix on Valentine’s Day. The price for PV was rediculously expensive. Will not return

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined 6 days ago

2/13/2018
Valentines Day. Service was excellent and our dinner was outstanding.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The space and food was outstanding!! The service was good but the food arrived only luke-warm. The server didn't return to check on the food so we ate it. We found the place sublime in so many ways. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This beautiful restaurant never disappoints. The setting is magnificent and the food even better. Lots of celebrations going on and the violinist and the piano player (who is downstairs from the patio) truly make this a most memorable meal.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Comme d’habitude ce fut une soirée très agréable. Nourriture excellente et service très professionnel de Ramón et de son assistant.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Marcos nos ayudó mucho para escoger lo mejor de el menú. Daniel nos dio un trato excepcional. Los dos nos hicieron sentir súper comodos y nos encantó el servicio. Grandiosa experiencia y justo lo que buscabamos para celebrar el cumpleaños de mi pareja. Sin lugar a duda un lugar donde regresaremos la próxima ves que visitemos Vallarta. We loved every single minute of it!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was pretty good...garden setting was romantic and beautiful! It was my first visit for my birthday celebration in Puerto Vallarta. Food wasn't that great...it was okay. Service was excellent! I would not return...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Two and a half hours for a meal was awfully long. The waiter disappeared in the middle for 45-minutes. No water, no drinks, no food, no check-in. 8,000 pesos should include great service. I’ve loved this place in the past but something has gone very wrong for service to have gone downhill this much.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Simply fabulous! The service is very attentive without being intrusive. The Seared Tuna was perfectly prepared! It was our anniversary, which we indicated when we used Open Table to mske the reservation. Cafe de Artista truly made it a special occasion. The menu variety should please anyone. The atmosphere in the garden is simply magical. This was our second visit - a year between visits - and they are consistent across the board. We fully intend to come back every year. The value for the quality of food and drink is far beyond what you get in the states.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

He comido mejor en el hoyo 19 de mi casa club de golf. No vale para nada 2,000 pesos por persona. Tourist Trap.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is my most favorite restaurant ever. I come to PV every yr and this is the one restaurant that I have to go to. I love the atmosphere for dining but everything about it is wonderful. I also buy something at the shop in the front. They have beautiful things!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Absolutely Fabulous! Wonderful courtyard setting, delicious entrees, I should have went with the tasting menu (next time!) Thank you Cafe De Artiste for a delightful evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Muy recomendable

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We always dine there when we are on vacation !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Beautiful place to have dinner out in the garden...

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Beautiful garden setting.
Service fair to poor. I should not have asked to have my water glass filled 3 times. this restaurant should have impeccable service. This did not happen Friday night
The pumpkin prawn soup had a very tiny single shrimp in it and some of the lamb in the entree was dry
The buratta and tomato salad was excellent but the tuna steak was just average
This is suppose to be the best restaurant in PV
Disappointed on this visit

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The early bird meal was of average quality. The tartar was ok and the salmon was undercooked. The creme brûlée was actually more like flan brûlée. The chilaquiles with escargot had chopped pieces of escargot, but not much. Pretty presentation, but not much on flavor. The shrimp with mussels and tamales was excellent quality and flavor except for the tamales which were dry and tasted a bit soapy. The service was impeccable and friendly. The ambience indoors was warm and quiet. The space is beautiful and we would try cafe des artistes again.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

There were 11 of us and we were seated, outdoors, in a very private area. It was quiet and lovely.
The Early Bird special is a pris fixe. ($595 pesos)available between 6:00 and 7:30, but you have to ask— was three perfectly delicious courses (three choices each). Within our group, most everything was ordered and everyone raved about their choices.
The Margaritas were considered a bit skimpy by all!

The service was impeccable. We had had amazing experience last year and returned again this year and were equally impressed. It is not inexpensive, but well worth it...occasionally!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

What an amazing experience it was to dine here! We actually went twice while we were there. Would definitely reccomend this place to anyone looking for a special dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

It was wonderful!!!! Thanks so very much!!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambience. Reasonably priced, given the overall quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This is my 3rd or 4th visit to this restaurant and it is always a great experience. The rooftop dining (open with lots of foliage) is beautiful and romantic. The food is excellent and the service very attentive. My wife and I celebrated an anniversary here in May and they brought us a beautiful dessert on a tray that was very impressive. Can't think of a lovelier restaurant anywhere. This one has become our favorite!

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We go every year and it's consistently fabulous. The food, service and ambience are wonderful. It's expensive for Puerto Vallarta but well worth it. Treat yourself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful place. The service was great and the food was delicious. The sommelier had a great knowledge of the wines. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful. The service is always good. However prices are very high. Even for PV. But if you are in the mood to spend money on great service and a beautiful setting it is worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 31, 2018

It pains me greatly to rate Cafe des Artistes 2 stars. We returned to the restaurant last night, bringing four friends with us for a birthday celebration, anticipating the same "WOW" we got last year... But it just didn't happen. Don't get me wrong, the food was exceptional, but the service was lacking. Our main server was Marcos and he never went out of his way to give us the true Cafe des Artistes experience.... And at the end of the meal he even pressured us to leave a 20% tip. This is something you just do not expect at a restaurant such as this. Boo!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

hermoso en cada detalle. deliciosa comida y ambiente
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Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding and memorable in every way. Many friends had recommended this restaurant to us and it definitely did not disappoint.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Lovely ambiance, great service , delicious food. Early Bird menu is a bargain!

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Bread was baked twice producing a very hard non edible bread served with butter from the grocery store. Vegan tasting menu is nothing I would ever recommend, very bland and basic. Definitely not worth the money. Atmosphere was fun but a bit contrived.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We return every year. Amount the top five in Puerto Vallarta.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This is our fourth trip to Puerto Vallarta and our fourth visit to Cafe des Artistes. We have never been disappointed in the quality of the food, service or ambiance. The early bird menu is a wonderful value with three courses, each with several choices. Each course is always creatively plated. Not to be missed is the pumpkin soup served from a real pumpkin shell. The terraced garden terrace is our favorite area for outside dining.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This place has gone down the tubes. The prices have risen through the roof. $660 dinner for 4 people, chefs tasting menu with poorly matched wine, some of which wasn't good. That's without any cocktails. Its a total rip off. I've eaten here 20 times in the past 16 years, it was great - its not. Wont return.

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