We are a Mezcalería, Bar and Grill where you can enjoy a good drink, a good steak, in an excellent atmosphere.
The art of taking mezcal!
A culinary highlight of our trip to PV. The music, the bar, the drinks, the atmosphere, the service, and of course the food...most excellent. We will certainly return on a future trip to PV.
Thought it might be a tourist trap but it’s legit food .
Service was good it just took a while to get our entree. I would recommend it .
Loved it. Ambience, great service and food. Varied menu.
I have been to Cántaro many times and love the outdoor space, friendly staff and food.
On New Year’s Eve, we made a reservation and was only offered the prefixed menu for $2000 mxn per person ($100 us). Other guests were offered the option of the regular and NYE menus.
The prefixed menus was disappointing, the service was not as good as it normally is, and the live entertainment was beyond annoying.
I picked Cántaro because it is familiar and good but I was very disappointed and felt like we were taken for a ride paying inflated NYE prices for an inferior product while others had the option of the normal menu.
The ambience and service was good. There were six of us and unfortunately, most of our meals were just cold/warm. I had to send back the fries that were cold. My steak was a bit tough and almost cold. Sorry, but wouldn’t go back.
I LOVE Mexican food, one of my favorite cuisines. I saw the place on Open table and decided to give it a try. So glad I decided to give it a try. I love Calamari and I never had it prepared the way they did. That Guajillo chili sauce was to die for. I decided to try shrimp tacos in blue corn tortilla and it was exploding with flavor. Our servers Antonio and Julio were so friendly and outgoing, yet very professional. Antonio brought be a shot of Raicilla to try, it was a nice way to end a great meal. The food and service were so good that we went back the day after.
Great food! Great drinks! Great atmosphere! Great Service! My go to restaurant in PV.
I was seated brought a purchased water, asked for limes which not arrived 20 minutes later by he hostess I flagged down. Waiter was nonexistent. Tortilla soup which tasted like tomato soup, the only positive I have is the filet was delicious. This was my second time, first being last week where I had great service and food.
It was good. 2 for 1 margaritas for lunch. A tad quiet compared to other places nearby. Very busy street but quiet in the restaurant
The food is always amazing and the service is always amazing as well. The food is always very delicious and very flavorful. The cocktails are amazing also. I was hot and the waiter brought out a fan and plugged it in and put it next
To me. The level of customer service here is first class all the way. I can’t recommend this place enough.
The food was just average and did not live up to all the rave reviews. The “roasted” vegetables that came with the filet mignon were barely roasted/grilled, had no char, and were still crunchy. The mashed potatoes were rather flavorless. And the filet was not tender as typically seen in a restaurant claiming to be a specialist in their grilled meats. But the waitstaff and bartenders were amazing! And it is a super cute restaurant with outdoor and indoor dining spaces.
Food and customer service was great! Very satisfied
One of the better steak places in PV, and it has a broader menu. We will be back.
I had walked past this restaurant many times and mistakenly thought it was more like the tourist place next door. It is not! The food and service were top notch, and it was by far the finest filet that I've had in years of travel to PV. Our food was excellent. We will be back.
We were all happy with our service, our meal, and our wine selection
No real vegetarian option except salad and sides. Was offered veggie fajitas as a special meal but it was all peppers and onions with a little eggplant and zucchini. Had to ask for tortillas after just eating it with a fork . The osso buco was great , per our other guest.
Great food. Nice ambiance. GREAT live music Fridays 7 to 9.
Excelente atención, desde la recepción. Servicio excelente
Wonderful service the salt steak was very good!
Service wasn’t nearly as attentive as I’ve read elsewhere; our waiter was demonstrably new: drinks were usually delayed and then frequently brought individually for our table of two; the last round included a Coke that arrived so late, my partner had to delay our departure to consume it. The steak was fantastic, with a table side firing to finish it off, but the sides (Caesar salad; roasted’ corn in a ramekin filled with a mysterious jus; roasted vegetables that were basically a single Brussels sprout cut in half, a small Yukon gold potato, also halved, and 2-3 baby carrots; and an order of 5 roasted asparagus spears that were not fully cooked) tiny afterthoughts, overall. When the bill came, we were charged for two Cokes when we ordered one, as well as the birthday dessert flan, which was later corrected upon discussion. Not incredibly pleasant.
Excellent food and service. The “house” Cabernet wine was excellent. The sign of a quality restaurant, in my book!
Excellent food, great service, and a great atmosphere.
They have their own chocolate store! ❤️
Food and drinks are very delicious!! Everyone in this restaurant is attentive and personable from the host to the waiters , bartender and the owner. The ambience is really nice. You have option of open air or air condition. Bartender can make customized drinks- I rarely order a drink from the menu. Shrimp tacos are the best I’ve ever had!
Cesar salad with shrimp was best ever!!!!
A pleat surprise. New place here at PV. Very pleased with the service and the food was exceptional. Probably one of the only place that service good beef. I had the chicken and it was very good. My wife had the rib eye and she was quite pleased. Service couldn’t be better thanks to Gume. Only down side we’re two. One the guitar players had too much base and it was not pleasant. Second there were 4 guys in there smoking a cigar. Very unpleasant for people around them. They could care less. They were also flicking their ashes on the floor. A bunch of amateurs
This was my fourth time for eating at De Cantaro and it gets better every time. This time my husband and I both had a Caesar salad (outstanding), and shared the baby back ribs. All of their meats and fish are cooked on an open fire so the flavor is excellent. The service was attentive but not overbearing and they have a very broad wine list. The night we went there was a singer/guitar player who added to the ambience. De Cantaro is a hidden gem in Puerto Vallarta and it is a place where I know I will always get a good meal. Highly recommend.
This is a wonderful resturaunt. The food, ambiance and service all wonderful. This was our 2nd time there. 1st time was with the cruise and we had breakfast which was so amazing. This time no cruise went for dinner. Outstanding steaks. One of the best I have ever had. Thank you Dr Cantaro. Next time we are in PV we will be back.
We went here our first night in town this year and thought we'd give the new guys a try for my husband's birthday dinner. We arrived at 8:00 pm and were seated immediately. Our server was very friendly and took our drink orders after a few minutes. They took about 15 minutes to arrive but there were 6 of us and we had various cocktails and a bottle of wine so I wasn't too concerned. We ordered right away and 3 of us had the Mexican combination plate, one carne asada, 1 shrimp dish, and one slab of ribs. At 8:30 a group came in and sat at the table next to us. By 9:00 our food still hadn't arrived however the table next to us already had drinks and appetizers. At about 9:10 the waiters (there were 3 of them at the table next to us) were showing the group lobsters and steaks that they could order by the gram... we still waited. At 9:15 a server came and laid our dishes on a waiting serving tray (with one plate actually sitting on top of another meal) and then walked over to the other table and began talking with them - while our food sat there. After a few more minutes we were about to serve our own food and he finally came over and served us. Every single dinner was room temperature. Nothing was even close to being warm. I talked to the person in charge and was very clear that this was not acceptable and he agreed. He said he would talk to the kitchen about it, he'd be right back. Because it was almost 9:40 we just ate our food. He brought us 3 small plated of warm carne asada and then offered us a dessert to make up for our inconvenience. Four of us ordered Mexican coffee and our waiter did do a nice enough presentation but when the bill came he had only comped one Mexican coffee. Ridiculously insulting. I'm all for a leisurely dinner but this was not what it was. It was mediocre food with a poorly managed staff and kitchen. I say good luck to them and I'm betting they'll be gone by the fall.
Great service and food recommend the red snapper!
It is a slow paced meal - no fast in and out.
When we were there they had a beautiful singer that sang half English songs and half Mexican- really good.
Food from appetizers to meal was terrific
We had octopus tacos , baby squid , guacamole.
For dinner most had the rib eye and said it was the best they ever had.
I had chili relleno, chicken mole - really good.
Overall place was a 10
It was holiday season busy so service was slow. That was fine, but the food was so bland that it ruined the experience, despite the nice ambience.
Nous n’avons pas reçu notre plat principal après 2h d’attente, on ne nous a pas offert une boisson ou des petites chips avec salsas. Mauvaise gestion, pour un soir de Noël c’est innaceptable.
It was Christmas Eve so pretty packed but service was very slow. Took about 45 minutes after ordering to get our apps and then after waiting another 75 minutes for entrees we decided to leave. Worth waiting for a table at a reputable restaurant than going with the open table here.
Good food, slow service, and not enough to keep you instead of going to the neighboring restaurants.
I was pleasantly surprised with this spot. We had lunch here on a Sunday and it had a choice of buffet or a la carte. We also had the choice of sitting outside or inside. There was live music outdoors so we opted for sitting outside. It was good choice as they had fans to keep the July heat down and the bonus was that we could easily see the fire pit for all the delectable grilling. We chose the a la carte: calamari aioli and guacamole/chips for apps. Both tasty. The grilled lobster was gigantic and done to perfection. My Mexican Platter (a sampler plate) was really good except the chicken in the mole was cold (but great flavor). We had the grilled plantain for dessert- FANTASTIC! The best part of our experience was the service. Like typical July, it began to pour in the middle of the afternoon while we ate. The staff immediately moved us indoors and allowed us to hang out for almost 90 minutes until it was no longer storming. The whole staff was charming and accommodating. Will come back to this place for sure!
Service was excellent. Food was not as good as in the past.
Food is great and service is good too, but there was live music on the terrace with loud competition from the restaurant next door. This made for a noisy evening dinner here.
De Cantaro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 322 688 2159.
De Cantaro is rated 4.6 stars by 38 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.