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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (187)
Romantic (182)
Creative Cuisine (158)
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Good for Anniversaries (155)
Good for a Date (154)
Fit for Foodies (151)
Great for Outdoor Dining (123)
Tasting Menu (109)
Notable Wine List (100)
Good for Birthdays (96)
Quiet Conversation (75)
Neighborhood Gem (70)
Authentic (69)
Live Music (68)
Local Ingredients (58)
Worth the Drive (53)
Cozy (52)
Handcrafted Cocktails (49)
Scenic View (40)
Hot Spot (38)
Good for Groups (33)
Good Vegetarian Options (30)
Healthy (26)
Business Meals (23)
Fun (21)
People Watching (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Casual (15)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Outstanding Value (10)
Seasonal (10)
Vegan (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Organic (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Great Beer (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

I have eaten here a dozen times but this experience would not have made a good first impression. Glad I had been before or I might never return.

The reservation was made a week or more in advance and we were told our table was going to take a few minutes so we sat beside the piano in the bar. The ambience is truly amazing but we sat for 30 minutes and asked two or three servers to please take our drink order. They all said they would find our server but no one ever waited on us in the bar.

After almost an hour we spoke to the hosted who finally seated us. I actually think she as well as the bar staff forgot us.

Once seated, our waiter and service was perfect.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

This place has everything! Not to be missed when visiting PV! Truly amazing!

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Manitoba)·Dined 3 days ago

The food presentation was very artistic. We had the food and wine tasting menu. Because some of the wines were not a good match and some of the meat tasted tenderized, I would choose a la carte next time. Well worth trying again.

Tags: Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Cafe Des Artistes is a perfect destination for a special celebration if you’re in Puerto Vallarta! Romantic setting in a lush garden and the indoor area is nice also. Tasting menu was excellent and wine list also solid.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food in beautiful environment. One of the nicest places I have ever been.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This was one of the best meals I've ever had. The food was absolutely delicious, the wine list was fantastic, and the ambience was perfect. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I’ve been many times. Every time I go to pv!! Always exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Buena comida y muy buen servicio. El lugar muy bonito!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The beautiful decor, attentive service & wonderful ambiance were only surpassed by the quality of the food. This place is a winner. We really enjoyed our meal here and I think you will too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Querétaro)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Muy rico y con un menú original que trata de combinar ingredientes “mexicanos”; ambiente relajado y esmerada atención; el único pero el vino es algo elevado de precio, pero en general un excelente lugar para una cena romántica

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The patio is the place to be! They usually have a very skilled pianist playing in the bar. Food is delicious if a bit unimaginative.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Muy buen servicio, buena variedad de vinos y en general una buena experiencia. La comida es exquisita siendo mi platillo favorito el filete de res al grill. La unica razon por la cual no le di 5 estrellas es por que el atun fresco a mi gusto estaba un poquito mas cocido que mi preferencia. Pero en general un excelente restaurante, una joya en Puerto Vallarta.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

One of our faves for the past 10 annual trips to PV but as with most things, popularity has not been kind to CDA. In the past, warm greetings from delicate and polite floor and host staff has been replace with a rough around the edges and harried team. Food quality is always good and was again this visit but gets a little boring after 10-years without much innovation. We always advocate for this establishment and hope the cuisine evolves some to match the absolutely most elegant venue in Vallarta. Don’t get me wrong, the kitchen is exceptional and it’s worth the trip and hefty gourmand price tag. Alas, we will probably come back anyway even if just for the “Flowerpot” dessert and gorgeous outdoor garden setting, if we can be fortunate enough to get a table there because even as an annual visitor and OpenTable VIP we weren’t granted that special access that brand ambassadors like us felt we deserved.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Beautiful restaurant and wonderful service. The ambiance is so incredible and for a special occasion I don't think you could do better. The portions are small which isn't a bad thing. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. My kiddos loved it and memories were made.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We always eat at Cafe des Artistes every time we visit Puerto Vallarta (which we do annually). It never disappoints with amazing food, service and that wonderful piano player and violinist. We LOVE the music.

One comment that I noticed this time. I was a bit disappointed to see diners in such an elegant restaurant wearing shorts! I saw one young man (not a teenager someone in his twenties) in shorts and a T-shirt with loafers. NOT ACCEPTABLE for a fine establishment like this one. If Cafe des Artistes wants to maintain high level 5 star rating they need to enforce a dress code. Shorts and T-shirts should never be acceptable at this restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had dinner here our last night in Puerto Vallarta. It was an amazing experience. We celebrated our second anniversary and 23 years together. From the moment we walked in, we were treated wonderfully from a welcome cocktail to a special dessert.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Truly magical. Beyond superb. If you’re a foodie visiting Puerto Vallarta, this restaurant is simply a must. I especially recommend garden seating.

My only negative criticism is in regards to the live music. Being serenaded by live violin and piano is a nice touch but not when the repertoire consists “My Heart Will Go On” and “Time to Say Goodbye”. Most people probably gush for this crap but it would have been so nice to hear something you won’t find on a Starbucks easy listening album.

Regardless... go here now before God throws us out for eating the apple!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Querétaro)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Me encanta este lugar, es especial y diferente un servicio de primera, diria que he comido mejor en otros lugares pero es muy bueno. Solo considerar que es muy costoso, pero vale la pena festejar ahí.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings. Impeccable service and delicious food beautifully prepared and presented. Mosquitos at dusk for those that are susceptible.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was a birthday event and they made it special!
This is a must visit restaurant!
The best piece of fish I ever had for catch of the day!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The garden is breathtakingly spectacular in the evening. The service was spot on and the food was life changing. Every new restaurant we visit in the coming years will be compared to this dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a nice dinner but was expecting something spectacular, service was good, the place is lovely. All in all it was ok, enjoyable. Don’t bring your own wine though, if you want to drink it there is no regular corkage fee, you’ll have to buy a similar priced bottle.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

After several visits to Cafe Des Artistes, this is still one of our favorite dining experiences anywhere. Superbly created food, wonderful service, and an atmosphere in the gardens which is hard to beat.

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

De los mejores restaurantes de vallarta, excelente servicio y atención

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excelente servicio, comida de muy buen Sansón muy recomendable para eventos especiales.
Precio en alimentos y bebidas muy elevado.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful food and ambiance! Best restaurant in PV

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Celebramos nuestro aniversario de bodas, con una mesa en ubicación privilegiada, decoración romántica, y un muy buen servicio de Giovanni. Cenamos delicioso, y como es costumbre, el postre presentado en un espejo y un corazón de caramelo. Gracias por una noche inolvidable!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Came here for Christmas dinner. The 6 course meal was exhausting and just ok. I had to try it while in PV. I wouldn’t do it again. The ambiance was like a fairytale which was nice but for foodies wouldn’t recommend. Tried it once and it was enough.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food is always tasty and well prepared.
Our server wasn't quite as attentive as we have experienced in the past

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Just want to point out how disappointed we are. I made this reservation over 4 months ago and specifically requested the garden. I show up and your front hostess and front manager looks us up and down, says something to each other in spanish, and say the garden is not available. I even called ahead to ask about the garden and she says it's first come first serve. As we walk past the garden there are 5 open tables and we were told there was no room in the garden. These tables remained open thru most of our meal. I thought they couldn't be reserved. As it seems they either put all the gay people on the roof or people in shorts. I say the gay comment because shortly after, a straight couple say they do not want the rooftop and are given a table in the garden. Not really sure as there was absolutely no reason to not let us sit in the garden and it's not like we had jean cutoffs on. We had button down shirts and nice golf shorts. If you did this in Vegas you'd be out of business. Won't be back again. Sad that that is your business model. The good thing is in PV there are lots of other restaurants to choose from.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We took our family to Cafe des Artistes for Xmas day dinner while on vacation. Everything about this fabulous venue exceeded our expectations!! Lovely staff, amazing food and the ambiance blew us away!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Puebla)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and service. The best author’s cuisine I have ever tried. Just prepare your wallet, quality doesn’t come cheap.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A great meal; with even better service.

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vip
 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent experience

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service is second to none. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. The pumpkin shrimp soup was delicious and served from a pumpkin. The gran marnier soufflé was the very best ever.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Have been several times and this visit was the best yet. Amazing food and impeccable service. Sit in the courtyard! Totally changes the dynamics of your visit.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great restaurant. Very unique setting and amazing service. Ask to seat outside. The bar is beautiful and cozy. Food was phenomenal as well. You can’t miss this restaurant if you come to Puerto Vallarta.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Best in PV by far. It's always a special place to eat at. The food is exquisite and the service impeccable. The tasting menu is awesome. Yes, it is pricey but so worth it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Vacation off to a great start! Returned to Cafe des artistes after 8 years! Just as lively just as delicious.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything was excellent, as always. They made our special occasion truly memorable.

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