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El Panorama

4.4
4.4
126 Reviews
MXN310 to MXN500
International

This is a remarkable international restaurant in Puerto Vallarta since 1973 for its outstanding quality, service & unique romantic ambiance. This four level restaurant is situated on the rooftop of Hotel Suites La Siesta, nestled on a hillside in the center of downtown Puerto Vallarta & only three blocks from the Malecón & beach. Each of the four floors are distinctive, offering two open air terraces as well as two inside salons one of which features a baby grand piano & our pianist playing romantic tunes all evening long. The most impressive attribute of this restaurant is the 360º view that is truly unparalleled & offers striking vistas of the entire bay & city of Puerto Vallarta. The specialties of the house include giant sautéed prawns, Caesar salads & select cuts of choice beef.

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    322 222 1818

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Salvador Rodriguez

  • Private party facilities

    We can offer the outside terrace or the inside salon for banquets or special events. Seating is available for up to 150 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Barrie Page: 322 222 1818

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Cross street

    Josefa Ortiz de Dominques & Matamoros

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the lot of the hotel.

  • Entertainment

    Live nightly music.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 126 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseQuiet

Loved For

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Good for Groups

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Hot Spot

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Notable Wine List

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Romantic

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Scenic View

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Special Occasion

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Good for Groups

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Hot Spot

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Notable Wine List

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Romantic

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Scenic View

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Special Occasion

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. B

    Basel

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The fact that no one in the entire Restaurant staff wear mask was very frightening. We are here on vacation, in the event we catch Covid, we are stuck here for two weeks due to the mandatory testing required prior to leaving the country. I felt extremely uncomfortable having all these people around me with no mask preparing my food. Very unprofessional and irresponsible.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Total disappointment. We've been to this iconic restaurant many times and we were excited to bring our adult children. The service was terrible from start to finish. We waited 15 minutes before we were greeted at the table, we waited another 15 before getting our drinks. We had to go over and grab napkins from a nearby tray. The food came out wrong. 3 out of 5 entrees were incorrect. Food was very mediocre. We waited another 20 minutes for water and the ability to order another drink. Afterwards we waited 20 minutes for a taxi that never came. We walked into town instead. Overall- skip this place. The view is about the only reason to even consider a visit.

  3. MH

    MaureenH

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food, view and service! A must while in puerto Vallarta!

  4. AH

    AngelaH

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had Christmas dinner, food and wine was good. The best thing was the amazing view. Excellent service. Gentleman on piano was wonderful. Be sure not to forget to tip this man.

  5. ST

    SylvainT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Pas un endroit intéressant pour manger. Les serveurs ne portaient pas la masque. Ce n'est pas très beau et il y avait un musicien plutôt de mauvais goût. Le personnel était par contres très aimable. Nous ne recommandons pas cet endroit bien que le prix soit raisonnable.0

  6. DV

    DV70

    Phoenix

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    If you're in Puerto Vallarta, a dinner at El Panorama is a must! This was a wonderful experience with an incredible view of the bay and downtown PV. (Be sure to go up to the 9th floor roof deck to check it out.) Service was excellent and the tableside cooks were amazing! We had the tableside Ceasar Salad, beef stroganoff and bannanas borachos (bananas foster, Mexican version) and all were delicious. Our friends that were dining with us got the "sexi coffee" with their fried ice cream and what a show that was! Live music was the perfect addition to an already fantasic evening. Definitely worth the taxi ride to the top of the hill (wow!) and the ride in the OLD elevator...whew!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience. Would go back

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    My order of shrimp were not properly prepared and I sent them back. Disappointed overall. Service was good but the restaurant has a dated feel to it.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fargo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Views are wonderful, service was great there was live music. Very good experience.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food was excellent and the view was breathtaking

  11. HS

    HeatherS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Beautiful view, but that’s about it. Restaurant was empty so we had a great corner table with gorgeous sunset view. Terrible guitar player; we would have preferred Waiter was courteous, bordering on overly solicitous.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sitting on the top of the hill, located in an old hotel! The atmosphere and ambience are supper romantic, and you enjoying the beautiful 360 degrees view of the bay and of course the food and service are exceptional excellent, it our 1st time to dining there, but definitely coming back!! Thanks for amazing service, food and a beautiful view!!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was nice and food was goos

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our son came to visit us from Phoenix Arizona and wanted him to see the bay from the restaurant and enjoy the great food and service.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    El restaurante es un clásico de Vallarta, está chapado a la antigua. Se flamea café, se preparan platillos en la mesa. La vista es la mejor de la ciudad. Tiene música en vivo, lo cual le da un ambiente acogedor, anoche fue un pianista. Los alimentos muy bien logrados y precios justos. El servicio sobresaliente de parte de Bruno y todo su equipo. De verdad vale la pena.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Everything was amazing except for the wait time on our food. I honestly think they forget to put the order in for our appetizers. Other than that, I would recommend dining at El Panorama at sunset. The view and ambience was excellent.

  17. OC

    OCDan

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    The evening started out okay. The views were good. The chateaubriand was good. But that was the best part of the experience. The pictures online had me looking forward to dining here but they must have been taken a while ago. There was live music and it did not add to the ambience. Unfortunately, the musician was not the best but I’m sure he was doing the best he could. We were looking forward to dessert but our server never came back after 20 minutes or so. He appeared to be the only person serving the entire restaurant. Our reservations were at 8:00 and by now it was 10:30 so we opted to skip dessert. I would have really liked to love this restaurant but unfortunately, this is the best review I could give.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience2

    The restaurant is about 50 years old and it’s very apparent based on decor and lighting. The view is phenomenal. The food is awful, undercooked lobster and bland rice and potatoes.

  19. RB

    RyanB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bruno was awesome. This is not a restaurant it is a destination and an experience. Make sure you get a framed picture on the way. Same photographer for 27 years. Shrimp Panarama is amazing as well as the Ceasar salad which are both made table side.

  20. EW

    EverettW

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time dinning at El Panorama! We arrived just early enough to have a cocktail and watch the sunset over the Banderas Bay! What a fantastic evening thanks to our waiter Bruno who also prepared much of our dinner at our table side! Thank you Bruno and your assistant who also worked with you! Everett & Nancy Watrous

  21. BM

    BillM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    El Panorama is a terrific old-school restaurant. The views are fantastic and the table-side food prep (Caesar Salad, Flambéed Shrimp etc.) very entertaining and delicious. Live piano music rounds out the scene for an overall ambiance of unhurried, unpretentious yet upscale service. Perfect for a special occasion or just rounding out your trip to Puerto Vallarta as we were.

  22. MT

    MichaelT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, Service, Views and Atmosphere...all Exceptional!!

  23. CK

    ChrisK

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The name says it all. What a beautiful view of PV! Our food and server was great.

  24. T

    Theplanmancan

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If and when we make it back to P.V. for sure we will come back to El Panorama for the great food and a fantastic unobstructed view of nearly everything. This was a not just dinner. It was a hospitality adventure from the moment we left our hotel. We started sharing a shrimp cocktail, then caesar tableside for two, followed by the chateaubriand for two and then flaming strawberries for our desert. It was fantastic! Can't wait to come back and do it again.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was absolutely amazing!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant ever - view, food, value and service were outstanding!

  28. H

    Hashi

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Ruben our waiter was so attentive. The view is one of the best in Puerto Vallarta. Interior of restaurants needs updating but they have parking which is so rare in PV. Food was excellent for the price! Desserts are a must.

  29. M

    Maven

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a hidden jem. It takes a hike up a steep flight of stairs but well worth the trip. We go every year when visiting PV. They serve mostly old school resort food, lots of flambee and performance dishes, but the price is reasonable. The staff are so attentive, fun to chat with. Usually live music. The best part, though, is the stunning panoramic view of the entire bay. Beautiful!

  30. CB

    CBear

    Portland

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a special dinner with my son and daughter-in-law and a reprise of a birthday dinner with my late husband nearly 20 years ago. Thankfully, it was just as marvelous the second time around! Best view of Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta!

  31. EL

    ErnieL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was perfect, Bruno made a delicious ceasar salad for 2 tableside with flair and meticulous attention to detail, shrimp are delicious and huge. Steak was exactly as ordered. View is probably the most spectacular in Vallarta, The atmosphere is truly old time Mexico

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service is always outstanding. The food is great and the view is phenomenal. Love this place !

  33. BH

    BruceH

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The views are amazing so try to catch the sunset there. Service is very attentive and multiple dishes are prepared at the table. Recommended for an evening with friends as this was or a romantic night out in old town PV.

  34. BM

    BrendaM

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic. One of my favorite places!!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    One of the best views in town! Whether you’re hungry or not go for the view! The staff here are very attentive and make you feel like family!

  36. TL

    ThomasL

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Filet Mignon was extremely fatty and challenging to cut through even cooked medium rare. The seafood my guests had was amazing!!

  37. M

    Melissa

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a spectacular family Christmas dinner. Food, service, and the views were spectacular!! El Panorama has always been a family favourite!!!!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Christmas celebration with family

  39. MH

    MichaelH

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view, service, and food were all stellar. We will certainly return again and again.

  40. D

    Dayby

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved everything about this restaurant and our servers were so friendly..plus great English

FAQs

El Panorama is rated 4.4 stars by 126 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.

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2 people

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for El Panorama

Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez Altos s/n Col. Centro Puerto Vallarta, JAL 48300

  • Cross street

    Josefa Ortiz de Dominques & Matamoros

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the lot of the hotel.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Salvador Rodriguez

  • Entertainment

    Live nightly music.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    322 222 1818

  • Private party facilities

    We can offer the outside terrace or the inside salon for banquets or special events. Seating is available for up to 150 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Barrie Page: 322 222 1818

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