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De Cantaro, Puerto Vallarta, JAL

De Cantaro

4.4
4.4
58 Reviews
MXN310 to MXN500
Contemporary Mexican

We are "slow food quality", the dishes are prepared in the moment with the highest quality, everything is cooked to the wood with the freshest ingredients.

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!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, International, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 10:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    322 688 2159

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jonatan Plazola

  • Catering

    None

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Cross street

    Basilio Badillo

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Parque Lázaro Cárdenas

  • Entertainment

    Espectacular decoración, buena iluminación, fuente y cocina abierta música en vivo y excelente ambientación.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 58 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our very favorite restaurant in PV. Wood fired everything! A must is the octopus. So incredible. Nice selection of meats and seafood. Something for everyone. Our Server, Julio, was amazing. Attentive, courteous and right on top of all our needs. Don't miss this awesome spot!!

  2. PM

    PatriciaM

    Puerto Vallarta

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ribs were excellent!

  3. p

    pbilling

    Grand Rapids

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great meal, good service, nice variety of food and price ranges. Like the open air layout. Probably our 5th visit. We'll be back again.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Did a great job with gluten free recommendations. Food was very good.

  5. EW

    ErrolW

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Overall it wasn’t bad, but not great. The corn soup was really great, but the ribs were just average. Doubt I’d rush back.

  6. M

    Myfry

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great food and ambiance - the only negative was last night they were slow to bring food out. Two tables who came in after isreceived their food before us. Those tables were finished eating by the time we received our meals. Not sure why our table was forgotten.

  7. LK

    LindaK

    Puerto Vallarta

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    The restaurant was recently criticized on FB for food service taking too long. The restaurant explained that because they cook over a wood fire, they only begin preparing food as orders come in. The quality is much better that way, and believe me, they’re right. But it appears they’ve caved to social media. Our dinner last night arrived very quickly. My husband’s pork ribs and potato wedges were stone cold. He sent his food back to be reheated. Mine was lukewarm, but I ate it anyway. My husband’s food arrived back in about 10 minutes, and he said it was very good. If this IS what’s happening, I hope the restaurant reconsiders doing this. Food in the past has always been excellent. I’d happily wait to have that wonderful experience again.

  8. V

    Valor

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious hamburger

  9. c

    croybridges

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    We are locals and dine there often. Last night we have out of town guest and were quite embarrassed. It took forever to get our entrees. Once delivered they were quite good. The waiter/management did award a 15% discount which was very nice. We will be back but wanted you to know.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Food was slow to come out to the table, and was mediocre.

  11. WR

    WRoege

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice setting, good food, and excellent service. Menu is varied, but mostly seafood and carnes. Something to suit everyone. Well prepared and came at a nice pace. Service was particularly good. Prices typical for a nicer restaurant in the Zona Romantica.

  12. BG

    BarbG

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    Arrived for our 7pm reservation and finally got our food 2 hours later but only after threatening to leave if it wasn't served immediately. Ordered a very expensive meal which was overdone. They offered to give us a free dessert but by then I just wanted to get out of there. Won't be returning

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Service needed some refining and the cocktails were a little disappointing but, the food was spot on. Sombrero off to the chef! Perfectly cooked filet, tender lamb osso buco and the best snapper I’ve had in PV. Caesar salad, while not traditional, was also very tasty.

  14. KF

    KFNF

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend this restaurant. Shrimp Tacos were outstanding !

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great restaurant. So many great dishes. I wish the would pl

  16. g

    garfield8981

    Portland

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So delicious!!! We couldn't even be bothered to take pics. I couldn't stop eating. We had the mussels, aguachile and chicharrones de rib eye. My margarita was also excellent. Can't wait to go back!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Antonio took excellent care of us. The food was phenomenal as was the atmosphere. Always a treat to dine at De Cantaro

  18. SV

    SallyV

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Ribs mediocre at best; they don’t understand what wood grilling ribs means; sauce bland, caesar salad dressing was 1,000 Island, drink watered down, fries cold, No,

  19. J

    Joanie

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The ribeye steak was tough.😉

  20. J

    Jvmurph

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was only average. We went here once & will never go again.

  21. DD

    DanaD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    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 .

  23. CS

    CherylS

    Puerto Vallarta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it. Ambience, great service and food. Varied menu.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience3

    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.

  25. C

    Chocho

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    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.

  26. S

    Spago27

    Atlantic Canada

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  27. PM

    PatriciaM

    Puerto Vallarta

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Great drinks! Great atmosphere! Great Service! My go to restaurant in PV.

  28. OZ

    OverZagat

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    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.

  29. C

    Cracker

    Orange County

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  31. SN

    StephenN

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    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.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and customer service was great! Very satisfied

  33. BT

    BizTraveler

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    One of the better steak places in PV, and it has a broader menu. We will be back.

  34. BT

    BizTraveler

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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.

  35. BA

    BrentA

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were all happy with our service, our meal, and our wine selection

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    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.

  37. LD

    Love2Dine

    Puerto Vallarta

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food. Nice ambiance. GREAT live music Fridays 7 to 9.

  38. RR

    RitaR

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelente atención, desde la recepción. Servicio excelente

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful service the salt steak was very good!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    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.

FAQs

De Cantaro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 322 688 2159.

De Cantaro is rated 4.4 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for De Cantaro

Basilio Badillo 219, Zona Romantica Col. Emiliano Zapata Puerto Vallarta, JAL 48380

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Basilio Badillo

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 10:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, International, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Parque Lázaro Cárdenas

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonatan Plazola

  • Entertainment

    Espectacular decoración, buena iluminación, fuente y cocina abierta música en vivo y excelente ambientación.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

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