Hector's Kitchen

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MXN500 and over
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Contemporary Mexican
Hector’s Kitchen sirve platos preparados de manera magistral elaborados con ingredientes locales, en un ambiente contemporáneo que se siente nuevo, familiar, elegante y moderno a la vez.

El chef Héctor Leyva, un elemento básico de la escena culinaria y de la comunidad de Punta Mita, aporta sabores de diferentes regiones de la cocina Mexicana, que incluyen pescado fresco y productos obtenidos localmente en la costa del Pacífico. Los ingredientes de alta calidad hacen combinaciones sin esfuerzo, con sabrosos toques de creatividad inspirados en los viajes del Chef Leyva.

Cerca, pero aparentemente a un mundo alejado de la escena de la playa, Hector's Kitchen es donde lugareños y visitantes de Punta Mita buscan una experiencia gastronómica, ya sea a la carta o en un menú giratorio de degustación dirigido por el chef. Disfrute de un platillo insignia; o embárquese en una aventura culinaria.

El restaurante también cuenta con un animado bar industrial-chic con una impresionante.
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vipjosev
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente Cocina, falta música ambiental.
Felicidades!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente restaurante, desde que llegamos nos recibieron muy amables. Las entradas deliciosas, el taco de pulpo con excelente sazón y todos los ingredientes combinan perfecto. Los platillos fuertes también deliciosos combinando desde mariscos hasta pato con sabores oaxaqueños. Job y el chef Ivan hicieron de nuestra cena de aniversario una gran experiencia culinaria.

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vipIggy37
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, creative and delicious food. If you are looking for different food from the other restaurants in Punta Mita, then go to Hector's. Our group of 6 all thought it was amazing and a great experience all around!

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vipJanet
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfection!! Impeccable service, outstanding food, charming owner/chef! By far the best food in Punta Mita!!

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vipMarcG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing meal. Everything was delicious, and the combinations were interesting and inventive. We highly recommend.

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JohnT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just about as close to perfect; as the restaurant is really getting better with time. 2nd season has everyone in town talking!

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vipJJWhitbread
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

After 18 months in business, Hector's Kitchen has settled down to a terrific menu and flawless service. Hector and his team blend Mexican flavors and local ingredients into deliciously tasty dishes with endless surprises in texture, presentation, and flavor. Definitely on the list to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food exceeded expectations. Very high quality, unique dishes for the area. Outstanding service, including Hector visited each table to greet guests and check on guest experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente servicio y la comida todo exquisito , sobresale los tacos en short rib

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vash
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second meal at Hectors this vacation!
Our meal was excellent and so interesting paired with delicious wine and deserts.

We think Hectors is one of the best restaurants in Punta Mita.

Service is terrific and location is very convenient!
Please support this wonderful new addition to dining
in Punta Mita.

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vipBucktownkbear
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Fo

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vipKHBoulder
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! We visited for a special night out while on vacation and had an amazing experience. Presentation was beautiful and taste was amazing. Service top notch. Definitely a must if you find yourself in Punta Mita.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Upon trying to start ordering we mentioned that we wanted to begin with a few appetizers, before even finishing my sentence the waiter rudely stated that “I need to take your order all at once, we have a full house tonight, it will be faster that way.” Note, we made this reservation three days in advance.

Although, we were trying to order our appetizers and entrees at the same time the waiter than rushed off. At this point in time there were only three tables occupied (including our own) in the entire restaurant.

The pasta was okay (it was stuck together) and the service (after being rushed) was not attentive at all.

Compared to every other restaurant in Punta Mita, where I’ve never been rushed, this was by far the worst dining experience and the worst value.

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vipKP2275
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely ambience and wonderful service. Hector himself stopped by the table several times to check in and see how we were enjoying our meal. I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in the Punta Mita area.

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vipJackB
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happened to arrive as a wine tasting was concluding and were welcomed to try varietals from the US, Europe and Mexico. Then had a fantastic dinner. The appetizers are great to be shared. Our favorites were the local prawns and the octopus taco. The Red Lobster entree was outstanding

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vipEatout
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner. Hector worked at the four seasons for 8 years before opening his own place. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I highly recommend hector’s. I wish we were here longer so I could go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!!!

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ColleenO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great new restaurant on the row in Punta Mita. Hector himself came to our table and constructed a personalized tasting menu. It had all the elements of the region, fresh octopus and yellowtail tuna along with spices of Mexico. Juan Carlos our server was very good at explaining each dish, we had about 9 separate dishes that we shared and all were outstanding. I was in Punta Mita 4 years ago and the expansion of this restaurant is so rewarding.

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NOLAD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined here on our last night in Punta Mita and our only regret was we hadn't dined here earlier in our trip. Then we'd have been able to eat at Hector's a second time. Delicious ! Truly innovative while not trying too hard like several other restaurants we'd eaten at here. Not going to recommend anything because I'm sure it is all very good. Nice wine list, good local beers, and a full bar. Hector knows his stuff.

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JohnM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Hector's a few times since he opened here in Punta Mita. We like to share plates and every dish has been creative, delicious and beautifully presented.

This time we were so happy with our meal that as we were leaving we gave the open kitchen a standing ovation - excellent work!

While pricing is not inexpensive, it is great value for a world class dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My words won’t do this place justice!! This was by far, the BEST restaurant I have ever eaten at. EVER. This flavors were so wonderfully curated and everything was so fresh and well executed. My friend and I shared the beet salad, beet and hummus, sweet potato truffle tortellini. We both had the polenta and wild mushroom entree. Everything was so divine, I would highly recommend all the above items. Not to mention the drinks were crazy good and so thoughtfully mixed. Our fantastic waiter even made us a speciality of his own creation to start (mezcal, beer, lemon, passion fruit). I would also recommend the Mita splash!!!! The service was so so so so amazing. This restaurant should be world famous. I have tried the most notable restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles (West Hollywood), Portland, nyc. Nothing compares or is in the same league as hectors kitchen in my opinion.

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vipJoeS
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very good food almost excellent. Not ventilation in kitchen so you smell everything being cooked. Add to it kitchen is understaffed and with half full resteraunt we waited 1hr 20 min for food. Will give 1 more try Octopus was great. 3fin sea bass over cooked.

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808808
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After eating here once, we ended up coming back with our whole family the next night. The food here is high end, and well executed, comparable to any top restaurants in major cities. It was an awesome surprise to find such a great place in Punta Mita. We will come back here multiple times when we are back next.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hector’s Kitchen was great! The food was so good and unique. The short rib spring rolls with the red curry sauce were fantastic! The pork belly confit was cooked perfectly, the best I have eaten! We loved taking to Roberto, our server. This place is highly recommended.

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vipGeorgeR
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Punta Mita.
Stay for dessert!

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vipFernandoG
Puerto Vallarta
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensacional ! Súper servicio. Felicidades !

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El servicio es excelente y la cocina de Héctor es una delicia
Para mi gusto es el mejor restaurante de Punta de Mita.
Visitamos el lugar con amigos que residen en SF y que están en el ramo restaurantero, se fueron maravillados por los sabores, texturas y combinación en los alimentos.

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DustinH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new spot in Punta Mita! Hector was fantastic and his food is even better! -Dustin. dbURBAN

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LillianT
Puerto Vallarta
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AMAZING! We loved it, it is a “MUST” dinning experience in the area!

Hector's Kitchen
Responded on June 13, 2019

Thank you very much Lillian for your comments, Our biggest motivation is that our clients feel satisfied. We wait for you again.

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vipFernandoG
Puerto Vallarta
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida y servicio. La verdad platillos de primer nivel. Precios poco altos. Cheque promedio de 2500 pesos. Pero lo volvería a pagar.

Felicidades Chef Leyva ! Sensacional

Hector's Kitchen
Responded on June 13, 2019

Fernando, nos alegra que disfrutaras de tu visita. Gracias por el fantástico comentario.

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viprickilou
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Beautiful presentation. Creative cuisine.

Hector's Kitchen
Responded on June 13, 2019

We try to do our biggest effort for our amazings clients. Thanks for the comment

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Hector’s was spectacular and was only outshined by the service. Every bite we had was unique and delightful. Service was attentive and personal. Manager, Caesar was amazing! Definitely recommend a stop here on your trip to Punta Mita!

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FredR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best meal we had in PtMita. Outstanding!!
Also, great wine list!

Hector's Kitchen
Responded on June 13, 2019

We are very pleased that you enjoyed all that with much love we prepared for you. We wait for you again

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Bill
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Prices were on the expensive side, which would be fine except for the fact the quality of the food preparation was only average. The size of the foie gras appetizer was ridiculously small, consisting of maybe two very small bites for 350 pesos. Also, our waiter took care of tables all over the restaurant instead of working in a specific area, and he rarely looked at our table while working the tables that were far away from us. At one point we had to start waving our arms to get his attention. This is not the type of dining experience I would expect from a restaurant with a large kitchen staff, lots of waiters and high prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and top-notch service. Highly recommend to anyone wanting an excellent non-touristy experience.

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vipSt300
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hector is a truly talented chef and every course was amazing. The octopus, tortellini and the duck were fantastic. The desserts with the wine pairing was not to be missed. Excellent night at Hectors Kitchen!

JB
vipJackB
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family really enjoyed our dinner at Hector’s Kitchen. We were very impressed with the staff. Hector, himself, came out to thank us for coming.

From our amuse bouche to dessert, all of our plates were delicious and well seasoned. The crispy octopus, ahi tartare and fois gras apps were stand outs.

The pork belly confit entree was fantastic. Perfectly prepared with a mole that was extremely flavorful. Three fish of the day options were offered. The local red snapper was plated with braised fennel and roasted cherry tomatoes. Every bite was enjoyable.

Don’t miss desserts were the chocolate mousse which was encased in a firm chocolate casing. A combination of mouse and raspberry sung with each bite. Additionally, the creamy guava compote was very tasty and paired uniquely with a milk carmel ice cream that was silky.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic meal. Best in PM!

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vipJanet
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary! Our second perfect meal at Hector’s. Can’t wait for our next! By far the best restaurant inside or outside the gates of Punta Mita.

FAQs

Hector's Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01 329 688 1579.

Hector's Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

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