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Kaiser Maximilian

4.8
4.8
320 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    European, Austrian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    322 223 0760

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Yes, on request we have one private room, maximum 20 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Cross street

    Basilio Badillo and Manuel M. Dieguez

  • Parking details

    There is underground parking in the Parque Lazaro Cardenas, one block from the restaurant. Street parking is also available around the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Musicians stop on the sidewalk to offer their services, for a fee.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 320 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Service

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Notable Wine List

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Special Occasion

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Food

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Service

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Value

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Notable Wine List

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Special Occasion

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  1. K

    Kurtis

    Puerto Vallarta

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding….
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Visited during Restaurant Week. 8-9 options for each course, so something for every taste. Formal service and delicious continental cuisine with a strong Austrian influence. Only negative was the main course arrived warm instead of hot and had to be sent back and reheated. Restaurant is also open for breakfast with Jesus providing excellent service. Closed on Sundays.
  3. p

    paulad

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fabulous selection for Restaurant Week. I was very pleased.
  4. JE

    JohnE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Vallarta. And a very good value for the quality
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo excelente
  6. DR

    DrRon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    This used to be one of our PV favorites for the past 17 years, but no more. We had a horrible service experience last year and reviewed it as such. The owner promised to make things better, but they are now worse than before. Here's the short version. Good food as always, but horrible service and if you east outside, just too much noise from loud musicians and traffic. They had just a few people eating there when we had early reservations, but it took over 90 mins to get our meals. They didn't even the get simple orders right and our server never checked in with us. I'll go with good service every time. There are just too many competing restaurants serving good food in the Romantic Zone with much better service. Sorry, but we won't be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were here for restaurant week and as usual, it did not disappoint. Food was excellent and service, perfect. Great dinner and conversation.
  8. TG

    TravelGoddess

    Cincinnati

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant Week menu was exceptional. Many more offerings than 3 for each category. WELL DONE.
  9. TW

    TerryW

    Puerto Vallarta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Kaiser Maximilian and had a great meal. Our food was excellent and service exemplary. We don't drink, so our waiter provided non alcoholic champagne. We will eat at KM when we return to PV.
  10. DT

    DonT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excelente. Siempre bien. La comida y el servicio.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida es exquisita, los platillos tienen una buena presentación y porción, la atención por parte de sus meseros fue muy amena, recomendado 100%
  12. M

    Maja

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best onion soup I have ever had! Food delicious. Because of covid, we hadn’t been back in two years. Food better than before. We will be back soon.
  13. LJ

    LorenaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect location, European cafe feel, extensive wine list, delicious food with beautiful presentation. My waiter Luis has worked there for 25 years, and was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and perfect in his recommendations.
  14. WW

    WesW

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and attentive service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The crab cake had no crab but the scallops were outstanding.
  16. AR

    AliceR

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jesus was our waiter and he was wonderful! The breaded schnitzel with mushroom gravy was SO dee-lish! Our friends all said this was the BEST restaurant in Puerto Vallarta! Hope to dine here again soon!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance . Welcomed as always by our host Andreas. Taken care of throughout by the best waiter in town Luis. Menu is varied and all food was excellently prepared. A wonderful evening to begin our stay in PV !
  18. LD

    Love2Dine

    Puerto Vallarta

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Pulpo appetizers excellent. Scallops and steak both great as entrees.
  19. S

    Shayna

    New England

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. Nice change of pace from Mexican.
  20. s

    susan

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The beef tenderloin (with gorgonzola sauce) was outstanding, as was the chicken with the mustard sauce. This restaurant is a sure bet for good food in the Olas Altas neighborhood. The waiters are friendly as well. Don't hesitate to visit.
  21. P

    Picacho77

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this place and always have it on our Puerto Vallarta schedule. Last night the duck entree was magnificent. The creative take on escargot, wrapped in puff pastry and fried rather than in garlic butter with a fresh spinach salad, was much appreciated as were the deserts. Highly recommended.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    I’ve been coming here for twelve years. I had the rosemary chicken and it was excellent. However, the restaurant notified Open Table that I had had not honored my reservation, which in fact I had. I went to the restaurant to speak with the manager to find out why they had sent this false report to Open Table. Despite having been a loyal customer for 12 years, he could have cared less. As a result, I can care less and won’t be going back. Why patronize a restaurant with this type of attitude? I, for one won’t.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner with 7 persons. The meals and service was excellent as always.
  24. JJ

    JohnJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great menu, courteous service, excellent food, what more does one need!
  25. M

    Murr

    Orlando

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming here for several years and it is always fabulous. Luis is friendly and efficient, and we are always glad to see him! Food is delicious and there is a wide variety of choices.
  26. JC

    JamesC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is always great. The Scallops are some of the best in the world. If you want a romantic spot this isn't it but if you want good no make that great food and people watching it is the place.
  27. CH

    ChristopherH

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous food & service. Already planning and bringing family here over Christmas holiday when we visit PV again
  28. K

    Kj555

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and attention to detail by Luis and Andreas and other staff. Delicious food, lovely setting with tablecloths and beautiful glassware. We will return and highly recommend!
  29. S

    Sunny

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice Austrian food with Mexican flair
  30. N

    Neighbourhoodfoodie

    Toronto

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place. Their vienerschnitzl Is the best!! And great deserts too. Yum!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine dinner was best meal we’ve had in our month here
  32. SM

    ShellyM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful Valentines Dinner. Meal and Service were fantastic. Definitely recommend to eat here when in Puerto Vallarta
  33. g

    gordonbrauer

    Edmonton

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food quality. Pricing was a little higher however food was extremely delicious. Wine selection could be revised and seemed too pricey. Overall, another fantastic experience and we will be back!
  34. L

    Lawrences

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    The food was very mediocre, and the prices were too high for the poor quality of food. The temperature was hot and uncomfortable for dining, the tables were very close and this made conversation uncomfortable. The service staff was wonderful... We have always considered Maximilian eatery a nice place to have a meal. Unfortunately, we won't return after this last encounter.
  35. KH

    KennethH

    Houston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The lobster bisque was wonderful . Always a great evening.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the wait staff are always on point! We enjoy coming here every time we are in PV!!
  37. BM

    BertM

    Denver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the service and food are excellent! Look forward to seeing you again on Saturday.
  38. LJ

    LadyJ

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We received prompt, attentive service with Luis, he made excellent recommendations and we absolutely loved our meal. The wine he recommended was excellent and paired well with our meals, it's just a lovely, consistently great restaurant. We chose to sit outside and it's a little "lively" but we loved it. Street noise, vendors, musicians, all the things! It's one of the things to love most about PV
  39. d

    drfsf

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My wife and I enjoyed dinner at Kaiser Maximilian. While in Puerto Vallarta we had a graving for German food and this restaurant met our need. I had the wiener schnitzel and my wife the red snapper. Both were very good. The service was outstanding. Unfortunately I can't recall the name of the fellow who waited on us. Even the owner, who was from Austria, dropped by to say "hello."
  40. AB

    ABQReview

    New Mexico

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    If you are already in Puerto Vallarta, why not spend a few hours in Vienna? The greeting and service was timely and efficient. The marinated beet salad was wonderful. The veal shank and rahmschnitzel dishes were authentic and delicious. The combo dessert of apple pastry sacher cake was just enough. The wine list is good with a fairly wide price availability. Coffees, ports, cognacs to fit any taste. Sit inside if you want a break from the noise and vendors, outside if it’s a warm evening.

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Kaiser Maximilian is rated 4.8 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Basilio Badillo and Manuel M. Dieguez

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Austrian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is underground parking in the Parque Lazaro Cardenas, one block from the restaurant. Street parking is also available around the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Musicians stop on the sidewalk to offer their services, for a fee.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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