La Palapa Restaurant

4.7
1196 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Mexican
La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta, México. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, La Palapa has been a tradition in Puerto Vallarta since 1969. Our Beach Club is open daily and is the perfect spot to spend a day relaxing on the beach. Live Music every night at the La Palapa bar for a special romantic night.

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
  • Contactless payment available
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1196 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.9
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
JA
vipJasonA
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with excellent service and delicious food!!

A
Aunie
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!

CF
CynthiaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter here for dinner last night. I love how La Palapa had the perfect sunset for us while we sat at a table on the sand. Our waiter “Fernando” was fantastic. He was informative about the menu and drinks. We had the special, a shrimp dish with a red sauce that was perfecto!!! The tortilla soup was so special, with shredded tortillas and the soup poured over it. Then at the end of the dinner Fernando brought us a sampling of sipping tequila, Rey Sol was our favorite. Fantastic evening and would highly recommend.
Thank you La Palapa for a memorable evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Increíble lugar y servicio de primera

Report
VW
VickieW
SW Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my dinner very much!

HW
HammsWorld
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food, the ambiance, the service, and everything was just right. I couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience.

ML
vipMrLV
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant for a group gathering, intimate dinner, or for a special occasion!
Staff is fab, food spectacular, and the decor is quintessential Puerto Vallarta!
Don’t miss it on your next trip to PV!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ir antes del atardecer es lo mejor, y tomarte una doto en ese paisaje. La comida estuvo deliciosa comimos el costillar de res. Y la música en vivo es muy agradable. Me encanta ir cada vez que estoy en Vallarta.

Report
JP
JuanPedroMederos
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Rica cena mientras contemplas un atardecer increíble. Lugar privilegiado.

Report
BT
vipBizTraveler
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fine visit. We had the Red Snapper, Salmon, and Short Rib. All were superb as we're three different starters. The service was excellent.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner and we look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Sofia

Report
JP
JanaP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect anniversary dinner from beginning to end. Even the valet was super helpful. We showed up 20 mins early for our reservation and they seated us immediately, asking where we wanted to be. Appetizers came out in record time - we both got Coconut Shrimp and it was heavenly. First time I've ever had the pleasure of finding a gluten-free version. Waiter was attentive with drinks, but left us alone with our food: his timing was exceptional. When he saw me taking pictures of the gorgeous sunset, he came over and offered to take our photo. Mariachi band was close and personable without being overbearing, during sunlight hours, and house band was atmospheric without being intrusive, after sunset. After we ordered and ate our deserts, we were presented with a plate that had Happy Anniversary written on it in chocolate, with a candle in a strawberry and a dollop of ganache. Celebratory without being gluttonous. We enjoyed the table for two and a half hours, not once being nudged into leaving - we didn't get the check until we asked for it. The whole experience was beautiful and relaxing, and I'm so glad we chose La Palapa!

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2021

Hi Jana! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I'm so happy you enjoyed your anniversary at La Palapa. We look forward to having you visit again soon. All my best, Sofia

Report
KB
K2B2B
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner! Loved sitting on the ocean and watching the sun go down. The staff was very attentive and made my birthday celebration extra special. Only distraction are the vendors on the beach, but nothing too bad. Highly recommend!

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I'm so happy you enjoyed your birthday at La Palapa and we look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Sofia

Report
FS
FlayS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful friendly service, great Atmosphere and excellent food and drinks.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2021

Hi Flay! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed our ambience and we look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Sofia

Report
HV
HoracioV
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente Restaurante, en la playa, tienen lugares para estacionar y la comida es deliciosa, no es barato, más bien de precio medio y vale la pena completamente

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2021

Hola Horacio! Muchas gracias por compartir su experiencia! Me alegra mucho que haya disfrutado su comida y experiencia en La Palapa. Espero nos visite pronto nuevamente! Saludos, Sofia

Report
GV
GiovanaV
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat at the beach which was packed with people steps away from us. Lots of street vendors kept coming to our table and everyone else’s. Waiter was too busy chatting with another table and barely checked on us. My red snapper was chewy and my husband’s short ribs cold. My poor husband ended up getting sick. This appears to be a tourist trap to me, overpriced food that was not good. Service was subpar and the location way too busy for anyone looking to have a romantic and intimate dinner.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2021

Hi Giovana! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and we are so sorry you didn't enjoy night. We will work hard in improving our service. We hope you give us another chance in the future! All my best, Sofia

Report
L
Liv26
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was exceptionally delightful.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi Liv! Thank you so much for review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Sofia

Report
KO
KelseyO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy bueno ristorante. Muy bueno ambiente. Comida rico.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 8, 2021

Muchas gracias por compartir su experiencia! Me alegro mucho que haya disfrutado su cena. Espero nos visite pronto nuevamente! Saludos, Sofia

Report
LL
vipLLindaC
Louisville
70 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute. Delicious food, terrific service and festive!

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi Linda! Thank you so much for review! We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Sofia

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Poor food, overpriced, extremely poor service. Came here to celebrate a special occasion based on all the good reviews and was thoroughly disappointed.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and we are so sorry you didn't enjoy night. We will work hard in improving our service and food. We hope you give us another chance in the future! All my best, Sofia

Report
YB
vipYellehB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The location is a 10… beyond that the food, service and everything else is subpar. After experiencing El Maledalena few days before, we were hoping for a better experience but did not get it. Quite disappointing. Only positive, the kids playing in the sand next to our table after dinner.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi Yelleh! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and we are so sorry you didn't enjoy your night. We will work hard in improving our service. We hope you give us another chance in the future! All my best, Sofia

Report
e
vipericlnc
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner to celebrate a friends birthday. The staff was very friendly and even brought a bday surprise cake out at the end.

The food was amazing and dining seaside was an awesome treat.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi Eric! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I'm so happy you enjoyed your dinner with friends. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Sofia

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience for your last night of vacation

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Sofia

Report
M
Megan
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food, incredible ambience is definitely worth a visit. We were very disappointed with the service.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 29, 2021

Hi Megan! Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed our ambience. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Sofia

Report
NG
NicolaG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Palapa exceeded our expectations. The food was first rate, th service excellent and the ambiance luxuriously relaxing. In addition, they brought out a birthday cake for my daughter's 16th birthday that wowed and dazzled. Highly recommend.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 29, 2021

Hi Nicola! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I'm so happy you enjoyed your food and service. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Sofia

Report
l
luisejrobles
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar, muy rica comida y ambientación. El Crème Brûlée increíble y cenar en la arena es una experiencia muy bonita, lo recomiendo!

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 29, 2021

Hola Luis! Muchas gracias por compartir su experiencia! Me alegro mucho que le haya gustado su cena, especialmente el Crème Brûlée. Espero nos visite pronto nuevamente! Saludos, Sofia

Report
B
vipBilly525
Dallas
590 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely dining experience. Food was good, but menu was disappointing. Service was not the friendly warmth we have come to expect in PV. Hostess was lovely, live music was nice, and the ambiance was spectacular.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 29, 2021

Hi Billy! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our restaurant and we appreciate your observations. We will work hard to make the experience better. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Sofia

Report
s
vipsulmx
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Great ambiance. Best dinner next to the beach. A little expensive

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner and we look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Sofia

Report
H
vipHalueb
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Stick in a corner it was hot. The food was only mediocre. Disappointed having been there several times before

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Día del padre

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida…. Las vista única.

Report
C
Christian
Puerto Vallarta
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siempre una buena experiencia. Comida y servicio excelentes. Éramos un grupo grande y debido al mal clima nuestra mesa no estaba lista. Sin embargo hicieron todo lo posible por adaptar un espacio para recibirnos. EXCELENTE

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 29, 2021

Hola Christian, Muchas gracias por compartir su experiencia! Me alegro mucho que haya disfrutado del ambiente y cena. Espero nos visite pronto nuevamente! Saludos, Sofia

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance, and drinks at a price you just can’t beat!

BR
BrentR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellente the best fish in the area. Can’t wait to come back!

BT
BrittanyT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!! Service was outstanding. Everything was freshly made to order.

KG
vipKayG
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food and location is absolutely amazing. However, the staff was very pushy and rude. If it was not for the staff I would have scored it 5 stars. The grilled octopus was the best I have ever had and I would definitely eat here again. Just do not expect amazing staff!

MM
MiraM
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fue Buenisimo! Una buena honda y comida deliciosoa!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Love coming here.

A
Alex
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding. I let them know I wanted to sit outside if it wasn't raining and that it was a birthday and they honored the request. The sunset was spectacular and the food was very good as well. Service was friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

WK
WendyK
Seattle
2 reviews