De Cantaro

4.7
32 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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vipPatriciaM
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOverZagat
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 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.

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vipCracker
Orange County
35 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

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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.

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vipStephenN
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and customer service was great! Very satisfied

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vipBizTraveler
Chicago
26 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.

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vipBizTraveler
Chicago
26 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.

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vipBrentA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
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.

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vipMehhhhhh
Puerto Vallarta
25 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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RitaR
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente atención, desde la recepción. Servicio excelente

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service the salt steak was very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 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.

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DavidM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The “house” Cabernet wine was excellent. The sign of a quality restaurant, in my book!

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RalphS
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, and a great atmosphere.

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vipbgtygou
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have their own chocolate store! ❤️

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vipPatriciaM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipCrisS
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cesar salad with shrimp was best ever!!!!

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vipSammie
Philadelphia
193 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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vipDeeDee
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ELIZABETHO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JMAB
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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CarlAndDarinC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food recommend the red snapper!

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vipProspect
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipmsp2foodie
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food, slow service, and not enough to keep you instead of going to the neighboring restaurants.

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vipFoodieMe
Charlotte
61 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

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vipDiner
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was not as good as in the past.

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vipBrunch
Milwaukee
99 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

FAQs

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

De Cantaro is rated 4.7 stars by 32 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.