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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Puerto Vallarta

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Puerto Vallarta? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of A Mar y Sierra restaurant
4.9
4.9 (61)
MXN310 to MXN500
Contemporary Mexican
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
A Mar y Sierra., Un viaje gastronómico que va desde la Sierra Madre Oriental, hasta la Sierra Madre Occidental y que termina en el mar de Puerto Vallarta.
Creamos sabores y experiencias únicas, que te llenaran de emociones, dentro de una atmósfera cálida, relajada y con un servicio atento y cordial, la cocina única que encontraras en A Mar y Sierra no la encuentras en ningún otro lugar del Puerto.

A Mar y Sierra., A gastronomic journey that goes from the Sierra Madre Oriental to the Sierra Madre Occidental and ends in the sea of ​​Puerto Vallarta.
We create unique flavors and experiences that will fill you with emotions, within a warm, relaxed atmosphere and with attentive and cordial service, the unique cuisine that you will find in A Mar y Sierra cannot be found anywhere else in the Port.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Beautiful plates, impressive flavors and textures in each dish, and impeccable service! I went on a rainy day in the off season, and somehow I was the only person in the restaurant for my entire meal, despite the welcoming atmosphere and delicious food. I highly recommend! I had two appetizers and a dessert, which was the perfect amount of food. I particularly enjoyed the beet salad and pineapple textures dessert, which was my waiter's recommendation!
A photo of Ánima Beach Club restaurant
4.8
4.8 (56)
MXN500 and over
Seafood
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
Ánima Puerto Vallarta. Es un club de playa con área de restaurante enfocados en cocina local, mariscos, pesca del día y área de playa con la mejor música afro house.
Top review
AlmaGvip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Everything Amazing! a MUST if you travel to PV! 10 out of 10!!! 🙌🙌🙌
A photo of Zicatela, Cocina de México restaurant
4.9
4.9 (97)
MXN500 and over
Mexican
Punta de Mita
About the restaurant
Zicatela is a celebration of our love of cooking, sharing authentic food and cocktails, and the enjoyment of the Mexican gastronomy. Whether you are enjoying quiet time alone or surrounded by friends or family, your seaside table with an exquisite glass of wine or cold beer, is waiting.



The feeling of living is Zicatela, Welcome to paradise!

Top review
KatherineLvip
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
We love zicatela! The food is always delicious and service is great. The view is stunning, being right on the ocean. I felt a little basic trying the burger—but it was so good! The mushroom has a kick to it that I need to figure out how to recreate. Truly delicious! As always, Tiradito and guac are so good!
A photo of Abbraccio Cucina Italiana restaurant
4.7
4.7 (111)
MXN310 to MXN500
Italian
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
Restaurante de comida italiana que lleva las recetas familiares de nuestros ancestros de Corleone en Sicilia, Apasionado, Calido ,Maternal y Genuino
Top review
JanetT
Dined on Jul 1, 2024
We love this place, every time we come to town it’s a must. If u like crab, my husband got the crab ravioli. OMG it was delicious, I couldn’t believe all the carb in 1 ravioli, they are not small raviolis either. I always get the lasagna. Can’t pass it up.
A photo of Bonito Kitchen & Bar, Zona Romántica restaurant
4.8
4.8 (59)
MXN310 to MXN500
Asian
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
We’re a casual and cozy restaurant serving up Asian small plates—from fun improvisations on that theme to faithful renditions of classic dishes that we love. We love the name “bonito” because it’s both the Spanish word for “beautiful” and the name of one of the most important fish in Japanese cuisine. Thus, it’s the perfect name for a restaurant that seeks to explore the shared traits in the cuisines of Vallarta and Vietnam, delving into our mutual love for funk, citrusy brightness, and carefully calibrated spice.

This location is in Zona Romántica right next to the beautiful 200-year-old Banyan Tree. Comfortable air-conditioned dining room and a gorgeous outdoor garden provide the perfect setting for all occasions.

Our most popular items are ramen, pho, pork belly bao, soft-shell crab bao, coconut shrimp rolls, summer rolls, green papaya salad, potstickers, lobster dumplings, pork belly dumplings, teriyaki salmon, Korean BBQ beef, and green curry.

Top review
uk2usavip
Dined 5 days ago
What a great find - A great menu featuring Indian - Vietnamese- Japanese styles. We had the Samosas beef and vegetable, both delicious! My wife had the vegetarian yellow curry and loved it ! I had the same with chicken and loved it , lots of flavors and spices . We had the house Sauvignon Blanc which was just ok but pricey for what it was. The servers were all outstanding- friendly and patient as we are learning Spanish and wanted to test our new skills - they helped us !! All in all a great experience! Would 100% recommend this place !
A photo of Kaiser Maximilian restaurant
4.7
4.7 (491)
MXN300 and under
European
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
If you enjoy European cafés and fine continental cuisine, this award-winning restaurant that evokes old Vienna in full bloom is sure to delight you. A longtime Vallarta favorite, Austrian owner Andreas Rupprechter named the place after his compatriot Maximilian and former emperor of Mexico, perhaps he himself would have loved to dine here, choosing Wienerschnitzel with potatoes and Austrian salad as his ideal dish. Gastronomy in Puerto Vallarta has gone up a notch, that is why our menu is constantly being renewed, although it is good to know that some things do not change, and for a dozen years we have been able to maintain the satisfaction of our favorite dishes. So, whether dining outdoors surrounded by unparalleled people or in an intimate dinner, this is the place to be in Vienna, with the warm weather of Puerto Vallarta.
Top review
timbervip
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
We were a little worried now that Andres sold the restaurant and this was our first visit since he did. Our favorite server, Luis, is still there and gave us a warm welcome as always. He’s the best. The food is every bit as good as it always has been—Caesar salads, red cabbage soup, crab cakes, spanikopita, and scallops were all incredibly good. Decor has been changed, fresh white paint honestly took away some of the place’s character but the new look is fresh and welcoming. Overall, we’ll miss seeing the former owner but Kaiser is in good hands with the new manager, David, and Luis.
A photo of Homún restaurant
4.9
4.9 (49)
MXN310 to MXN500
Dining Bar
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
The name of the restaurant is a game of words that comes from combining "Ho", from home and "mún", for common ("común" in Spanish). In this way, Homún is obtained, a composition that reflects the philosophy of the place as a common space where everyone meets to enjoy delicious food, delicious drinks and a relaxed atmosphere that will make you live an exceptional experience.
Chef Mario Borja seeks through his "free cuisine" to express a culinary format that is based on the simple fact of cooking what we like to eat, without pretension, respecting the balance of flavors, the good execution of the technique and the fresh seasonal product.
The menu is composed of options with local seafood such as the catch of the day, grilled octopus, tuna ceviche to grilled steak such as NY, Neapolitan pizza, tacos and a wide variety of appetizers that will complement the table and the snacking with your favorite wine.

Top review
MichelleLvip
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
An amazing meal and wonderful service. 10/10. A great experience.
A photo of La Cappella restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2706)
MXN500 and over
Italian
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
La Cappella is an open air restaurant that overlooks the city of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay. Serves contemporary Italian and International cuisine reveling in violin music, in an elegant but informal ambience. A full bar and wine list are also available. House specialty cocktails take advantage of local fruits, herbs, and spices to create a uniquely enticing selection.

*RESERVATION REQUIRED*

Top review
nenabvip
Dined 5 days ago
Delicious food and staff very attentive! The drinks were on point! It was raining when we got there, the staff gave us towels to dry off! The violinists play beautifully. Make sure to make an 8pm reservation so you can see the quick firework show from the pirate ship (get your camera ready).
A photo of Azafran restaurant
4.8
4.8 (319)
MXN310 to MXN500
Modern European
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
Azafrán es más que un restaurante, es una travesía culinaria extraordinaria que destaca por un servicio amable al estilo europeo. Haciendo honor a la especia que le da su nombre, Azafrán es sutil pero sofisticado, una experiencia única que, sin duda, debes comprobar con tus cinco sentidos. El chef ejecutivo Andreas Fischer pone sobre la mesa una propuesta gastronómica fresca, sustentable y refinada, utilizando solamente los mejores ingredientes locales para elaborar una mezcla vanguardista que combina platillos clásicos de la cocina de su mamá, la cocina innovadora del Mediterráneo y las refinadas técnicas culinarias europeas. Para que tu experiencia al paladar sea inolvidable, encontrarás el maridaje perfecto en una colección de vinos cuidadosamente seleccionada, incluyendo viñedos mexicanos emergentes, vinos orgánicos de Chile y selectas etiquetas de Francia e Italia. Te esperamos en Azafrán, un restaurante elegante, casual y acogedor ubicado en el corazón.
Top review
JMartz
Dined 7 days ago
I think I can call this the most amazing experience in a restaurant I've ever had, we knew it was gonna be a great place, but it just surpassed our expectations, the ingredients we're amazing, everything was cooked to perfection, the freshness, the quality, the service from Nico was amazing, super knowledgeable and so kind, it was truly an amazing night that I we will not forget. We will be back for sure
A photo of The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2646)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
DRES'S CODE
Casa Kimberly appreciates that guests refrain from wearing beach clothes,
Please dress FORMAL/ELEGANT:
NOT ALLOWED
Sleeveless shirt/tank tops - swimsuits - sportswear -board shorts- rubber or plastic flip flops or Crocs shoes.
KIDS POLICY
* We do not allow children under the age of eight (8) to dine at The Iguana Restaurant.
TABLE ASSIGNMENT
* Tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis
MARIACHI SEASON -November to May

* The Iguana Restaurant is an open-air restaurant, that overlooks the city of Puerto Vallarta and serves contemporary Mexican cuisine in an elegant ambiance. Retractable walls take advantage of gentle coastal breezes and crystal chandeliers add soft light while water dances in the adjacent courtyard fountain. The dining room wraps around an outdoor patio with shady palms and another central fountain. In between is nestled the boutique Tequila Bar, serving a wide array of top-flight tequilas and mezcals.

Top review
nenabvip
Dined 4 days ago
Beautiful view that outlooks the city! The food was remarkable and absolutely delicious! Make sure to make a reservation for 8:00 pm, so you can see the quick minute firework show that come off the pirate ship. The staff definitely knows how to take care of your every need, they even give you a moist towel to clean your hands not once but twice! The pumpkin soup is a must along with the pork shank! The crab tacos and the shrimp Diablo are also pretty good! For dessert we split the strawberry sorbet, chocolate cake, and guava goodness! Expect to pay for each bottle of water.
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