Kaiser Maximilian

4.8
264 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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vipmusicdoc
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
99 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
3 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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vipKennethH
Houston
37 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.
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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
90 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. The waiter was always there when I needed him or my wine poured. The food was excellent. I had a crab cake for an appetizer that was perched on top of a guacamole disk that very tasty. My main course was perfectly cooked rack of lamb in a wonderful wine sauce. I recommend this restaurant highly.

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vipBartcho
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Spectacular service and excellent food. I choose the special Mother’s Day 3 course meal. Started with Caesar salad with hearts of romaine and potato croutons. Red Snapper main course. The fish was excellent although the presentation was on top of greens and vegetables. Odd. Tracey had the veal dish and she loved it. Wrapped up with apple strudel. Delicious. We chose the Austrian Pinot Noir and it did not disappoint. It holds its own with many quality Willamette Valley pinots. At 995 pesos the wine was a great value.

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vipTomP
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go here I say to myself, I need to come more often. The food is fantastic and the martinis (with blue cheese olives) are the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best local restaurant in town! Luis and staff will take good care of you and the food is always fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food.
Luis is the best !

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BertM
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is still one of the best restaurants in PV. The food and the staff are 1st class!

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vipMurr
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was wonderful, as always! We come to Puerta Vallarta every year and this is probably the 10th year we’ve been there. Luis has been there forever and is fantastic! The absolute best!

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vipAsouthernbelle
San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was so unique, especially in Puerta Vallarta. We went for Valentine’s and had a lovely time. Service was amazing.

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vipMehhhhhh
Puerto Vallarta
25 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect service excellent menu simply one of the best restaurants in town. I go out to dinner for five times a week here in Puerto Vallarta for 6 months and this place is great. I strongly recommend it.

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vipMehhhhhh
Puerto Vallarta
25 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb experience. fine European dining in Puerto vallarta. the pork chops and the crab cake appetizer were incredible. strongly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis was such a wonderful waiter. Our meal was just delicious! We will come back every year. The people and the food made for such a wonderful night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with excellent food and service. We will return.

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RosemarieH
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home.

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RussellV
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and quality. Portion size was perfect. We sat inside for a more intimate experience. Outside is fine, just a little more public with the sidewalk foot traffic. Outstanding meal, we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food service and atmosphere. A perfect place to go with your S.O. Luis the headwaiter and his team provide a wonderful experience. The affiliated "Express" bistro next door is also excellent for lunch and ice cream treats during the day. This is a frequent go-to place for us.

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vipdfwdiner
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great!!!

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Kaiser Maximilian is rated 4.8 stars by 264 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.