Kaiser Maximilian

4.8
281 Reviews
MXN300 and under
European
If you enjoy European sidewalk cafés and fine continental cuisine, this award-winning eatery evoking Old Vienna at its heyday is sure to charm you. A longtime Vallarta favorite, Austrian owner Andreas Rupprechter named the place in honor of fellow countryman, Mexico’s former emperor. And Maximilian himself would have loved dining here, perhaps, choosing hearty comfort food like Wienerschnitzel with potatoes and Austrian salad. Or delving into gourmet renditions of contemporary European fare, like Duo of duck breast and duck confit with Spätzle, mushrooms and sugar snap peas. And while the menu is constantly being tweaked, it’s nice knowing that some things don’t change, and for a dozen of years we’ve been able to count on enjoying our favorite plates here. So whether dining al fresco with unparalleled people watching, or in an intimate, air-conditioned, Old World milieu, when a fabulous meal or just a perfect pastry and a special coffee is what you crave, this is the place to be.
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vipDavidK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Highly recommend.

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LeanaB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We loved our experience at Kaiser! Luis was very attentive, the food was great. I am gluten free and they were able to easily accomodate my needs. Would love to go back!

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DarleneT
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our time at the restaurant. Jesus was an attentive waiter and gave us some advice about our drink and dinner choices. We really liked the homemade warm bread, our schnitzel, and our side salad. The dinner was delicious. We had the crème brûlée, and hot flavorful cappuccino. Perfect evening. We are here in PV a couple more weeks— and are looking forward to our next dining experience at the Kaiser Maximilian.

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vipBeignett
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and always great service!

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GinaB
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Kaiser Maximillian was perfect in every way! Delicious dinner, impeccable service by Luis. Best restaurant in PV, hands down.

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vipWesW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent in all respects. I’m a long-time, repeat customer, and never have had a bad meal or disappointing visit.

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JimL
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, been coming here for 15 years, and dine here weekly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Great find. I needed a break from Mexican food and this place hit the mark. Great, outstanding service and casual, indoor/outdoor dining options. I had the veal and it was exceptional. The server, Jesus, has been there for 26 years; most of the staff have been there for more than 15 years. That says a lot about the owner and his style of leadership. I sat next to a couple who have been coming to his restaurant for more than 15 years. What a gem of a find in PV. Highly recommend.

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vipKurtis
Puerto Vallarta
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently exceptional
They should enforce a dress code

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TomM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the menu is varied. Highly recommend

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vipEricS
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Christmas Eve dinner, as always the service is the best, thank you. Happy New Year

Eric and Diego

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vipTravelGoddess
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu. Everything was delicious

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vipBrianM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. One of Vallarta’s best!

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vipHelen
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was a truly excellent dining experience. We have dined at all the other top restaurants, Tintoque, Makal, Barcelona, Casa Kimberly , capella and they were good although we found especially with the modern ones it was hit and miss dishes. There is only hits at Kaiser, they do classic decadent European dishes, every dish was a great tasty portion and not to mention the reasonable prices in comprision to the other listed restaurants for both food and drink options ! We also loved the old world charm. Freddy our server and all the other wait staff who checked in on us or dropped off dishes were fantastic ! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipWesW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This Austrian restaurant never disappoints after 20+ years in Puerto Vallarta. Food and service remain outstanding with long-time staff always attentive to their customers.

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vipKandSM
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious onion soup! Had the beef and potatoes which are as also excellent!!

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vipmusicdoc
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In truth - and for no good reason - we’d left this wonderful place off our list in PV for many years. What a shame! Really happy to say the food remains truly excellent and we will not forget how wonderful the meal is, how well prepared, how high are the standards, how personable are the staff. A true edible delight. The menu and cuisine are faithful to Old World Vienna and the flavors are sublime.

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vipEnvy3518
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Although we enjoyed our soups to start both our dinners were pretty average at best. Have been here many times in the past and it was just not very good this time🥲

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DonT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great meal and wonderful service. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesus is the best!!!

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Stewart
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service

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ValerieW
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaiser Maximilian is one of our favourite restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. A guest chef from France, here for the festival gourmet international, made the evening extra special

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We enjoyed our evening very much, but having been there many times over the past several years, I don’t think the quality of the food was as wonderful as it has been in the past. The puff pastry on the escargot which everyone in our foursome ordered, was not light and crisp, but extremely doughy and even hard to cut! The medium rare tenderloin that one of us ordered came out well done and had to be sent back. It came back medium the second time and was a very small tenderloin! The pork medallions were not tender as they have been in the past, but tough and chewy. Lastly, the Caesar salad was way overdressed! We love this restaurant and can only assume the chef was having a bad hair day!!! The service, as always, was the best in PV. We will definitely go again as it has been one of our favorites for many years.

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viplongtimefoodie
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience from start to finish!!!!! Wonderful service!!!!!! Memorable food!!!!!

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Gino
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

5th time there in 6 years. Fois gras was fantastic. Table next to us had 11 and were really, really loud; they were so loud my wife and I could barely hear each other. Not the restaurants fault but it did run the evening. Also seemed short of a waiter but that seems to be they way it every where.

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BertM
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! The roast veal is as good as it gets.

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AngelaG
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very courteous service. Even the Boss was suggesting wine at our table.

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MarthaR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comida deliciosa y auténtica receta europea . El pato a la ciruela exquisito. Si solo deseas cafecito y postres . También ahí tienen unos deliciosos postres estilo europeo .

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KennethH
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service.

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viptimber
Las Vegas
308 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, Kaiser Maximilian always delivers a great experience. Their soups—to start—are amazing. I loved the red cabbage soup and have had the garlic herb soup in the past, also wonderful. We both had Wiener schnitzel, which was excellent, as it always is. Lots to choose from on the menu. Service was terrific—Freddy’s a great server. Kaiser is one of our favorite spots in Vallarta, one we’ve gone to many times over the years. Will be back soon. Can’t go wrong there.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food so I authentic it feels like you’ve left Mexico and gone to Austria. I’ve walked by this restaurant for five years and I’ve never tried it so about time.. So glad we decided to give it a try as it’s always had great reviews. Our server Freddy was really exceptional.

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TerryW
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Service exemplary.

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CindyD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, as always. We have dined her many, many times. Food is always consistent and service is excellent.

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Claus
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice food presentation. Taste good. Good service. Would come again.

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vipNica54
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch at Kaiser Maximilian thanks to Jesus, our outstanding waiter who gave us excellent suggestions. The fish special was spectacular, a red snapper with an amazing chimichurri type sauce. I also enjoyed the Chile Nogada, a unique dish, and my husband thoroughly enjoyed the poblano chile soup. The desserts, an apple strudel/Sacher torte combination was a great ending to a lovely meal. We plan to return so we can try the veal in a mushroom cream sauce. They have an extensive menu and I think any diner could find a dish they will love.

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MarisaG
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Estuvo delicioso todo y gran servicio como siempre.
Felicidades

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vipFineFoodFinder
Houston
55 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great European food. Always great service , been coming for the past 30 years

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vipJohn
San Antonio
93 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent rack of lamb, cocktails and an excellent red blend wine from Chihuahua. Loved it!

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vipVinceF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Kaiser Maximilian is rated 4.8 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.