El Dorado Restaurant

4.7
559 Reviews
MXN310 to MXN500
Seafood
El Dorado Restaurant is a new concept on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta featuring an innovative menu of Modern Mexican Cuisine. Visit us and experience an upscale dining venue with incredible views of the bay and world class sunsets, paired with attentive service and a modern take on traditional Mexican cuisine.

We open daily for breakfast, beach club, lunch and dinner. Hours are from 8:30am-11:30pm. Reservations are highly recommended so we may better serve you. We are a casual restaurant during the day and upscale dining during the dinner service, please dress accordingly. See you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 559 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal at El Dorado! Eli was our server and was awesome! If you are looking for a great atmosphere, amazing food, and a great sunset dinner, I strongly recommend El Dorado!

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Keith
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Service was fantastic!

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vipMc2222
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. It never fails.

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JoanneT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beach front place to enjoy your dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at el dorado. The mussels, lobster tacos and fig salad were delicious. The only thing we had that we didn’t like was the crab bread which was just bread with some crab. We should have ordered two orders of the lobster tacos instead.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical night! We will be returning for dinner next time we are PVR.

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Daryl
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit place in Puerto Vallarta. We were very impressed with the welcome we received when we approached the main desk for our reservations. We were given a front table for two on the beach.
Our waiter Allen was superb. He very knowledgeable and created a great experience for us.
We will recommend this restaurant to everyone we know and meet in PV.

Thanks for a great evening!

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MichaelP
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent, food was delicious, and wait staff excellent.

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CrystalD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and service was really great! Will recommend and go back!!

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GAOpen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The location is stunning—and that is clearly the money maker for this restaurant. We had high hopes after reading previous reviews, and even more so upon arrival when experiencing the location and view; but to our surprise, the food was uniformly mediocre from start to finish. For our appetizers, the crab bread was soggy, bland, and had the texture of canned crab meat; and the gravlax was slightly fishy and had none of the seasoning or sauce the dish implies. And as for our main courses, the seared tuna was concerning as its color was an oxidized dark gray inside instead of a deep red; the replacement mahi-mahi was overcooked and flavorless; and the recommended Mexican preparation of the catch of the day (red snapper) was a soggy mess of a plate. After so much disappointment, we decided to cut our losses and have dessert elsewhere. The setting *is* truly special—but unfortunately, the uninspiring culinary experience certainly doesn’t support the elevated prices.

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DawnB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The waitstaff and ambiance are great. Menu selection not as expansive as I’d expect. Running out of lobster whether appetizer or main course, didn’t help. Ordered the crab enchiladas which was light on the crab and pretty ordinary. Overall just okay on the food. If it not for the service and amazing view sitting beside the ocean, I likely wouldn’t consider a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family went fishing earlier that morning and brought back a Mahi Mahi to have that night. We brought it to El Dorado and they made the most amazing dinner for us! It was sooooo good!!! Highly recommend this restaurant! We will definitely do it again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Ambience was great but the food experience was the worse we experienced in PV. And worse, it was the most expensive meal we’ve had in PV. The tuna was cut incorrectly. The squid was raw, and came back raw even after sending it back. The service was also subpar. Would not recommend.

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vipBizTraveler
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent again in cocktails, wonderful food elegantly presented, and superb attentive service. We always eat there several times on each trip to PV.

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SergeiK
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was pretty bad, I felt like a bag with money. First of all the waitress was pushy and it felt like he was trying to oversell. Also, we were sitting near a boardwalk and there were a lot of street vendors trying to sell us flowers, and all kind of other stuff.

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RayH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food presentation was beautiful.
Staff was very attentive and friendly.

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vickri
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

On the beach. tables in the sand. Beautiful scenery. Wait staff were nice. 3 of us ordered lobster. 2 were really good. One was mushy. Waiter even looked at it with my fork. Waiter said that’s how it should be. I disagree. It was very expensive so would have been nice to have my bill reduced or the lobster replaced.

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RichardC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given the best service ever! Seats were reserved for us on the beach. The food was absolutely amazing! The servers definitely knew how to make us hungrier when they described the food options and specials for the night. And they did not disappoint. All of their recommendations were on point! We will definitely be dining here every time we’re in town.

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vipMela
Mexico City
32 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicioso el brunch del Festival Gourmet! Todo excelente y muy buen ambiente

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Tedpm
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caesar (waiter) is the best!!

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LucyD
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, amazing atmosphere, love it

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our engagement here. It’s extremely romantic, service is excellent, and Javier is our favorite waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner

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Fanfreakintastic
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I 2as fortunate to spend my 40th birthday dinner at the El Dorado last night. This by far was the highlight of my trip and the most amazing food my entire group ate for our trip. The service is impeccable!! In the current state of our world service as diminished and they were at the top of their game. The music was great, food was delicious and you couldn't beat the view. When in PV you must try the El Dorado!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing. Live music was just right and lighting was soft and relaxing with a great breeze. Service A+. Food flavors were on point. Recommend for any special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. They were sweet and brought my husband a complimentary flan. Great on all levels

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vipBarbaraR
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting on the beach is just stunning. The service was great with Caesar as our server!! The food is well prepared and the live music provided a nice background. All in all a very nice evening. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Todo muy rico a excepción del postre

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Dinner on the sand close to the beach

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Nina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Phxkg
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Be careful with google maps another location comes up that’s 6miles into town, this is the one that’s right on the beach, I loved it they took amazing care of me and partner and the beach front table made the night so special! The drinks were amazing the food blew my mind. I wanted a super romantic place and this spot was fantastic. You can see the pear from the table and local shot off fireworks over us during dinner… so cool! Night to remember!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love this restaurant so much. Every time we make it down to PV we always visit and food never disappoints. Just wish the restaurant did more to prevent beggars and outside sales from coming up to tables when people are trying to dine.

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vipGlennB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first trip to El Dorado and it did not disappoint -- the staff was phenomenal -- Max gave me incredible recommendations for drinks and food -- LOVED it. The ambience is perfection, and getting there at 7pm was ideal...watching the sun set was brilliant. Highly recommend, and ask for Max!

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luisortiz
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was spectacular! I celebrated our anniversary in this restaurant. The staff was so flexible and attentive to all my special requests. My wife loved this place. Super attentive, polite and wonderful staff. Loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had exceptional service ! The food was fantastic and our steak was cooked perfectly! Our waiter was so helpful and made wonderful suggestions. It was our first dinner arriving to Puerto Vallarta and definitely a memorable one .

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food, terrible service, manager and all the employees give off the “better than you” vibe…go spend your money somewhere else. Overpriced as hell

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was amazing. We were celebrating our honeymoon and my birthday and they went above and beyond to make us feel special. The steak was fabulous. Thanks so much for the experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Monterrey
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Poca dedicación en la atención y en la explicación de los platillos, enfocados en ellos clientes extranjeros

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Silkyme63
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Very nice staff, attentive, food was good. Location was ok, on beach dining located right in front of local families enjoying their beach day. Crowded with vendors/solicitors walking up to you while eating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eli was amazing!

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El Dorado Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 559 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.