La Palapa Restaurant

4.7
1312 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.

Experiences

  • Christmas Dinner | Cena Navideña 2021

    MX$850.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2021

    Spend this Christmas Dinner at La Palapa and enjoy a 4-course meal featuring a Poached Plum Salad followed by a Heirloom Tomato Cream Soup with a Lobster Medallion, a Traditional Oven Baked Turkey with Truffle Oil and White Wine Gravy, and Pumpkin Spice Creme Brûlée. Reserve your table today and spend this special evening at the edge of the ocean at La Palapa. || Disfruta de una Cena de Navidad Tradicional a la orilla del mar, en La Palapa. Con un menú delicioso de 4 tiempos, comienza con una Ensalada de Ciruelas, seguido de una Crema de Tomate Heirloom, un Tradicional Pavo Horneado con Aceite de Trufa y Gravy de Vino Blanco y un Creme Brûlée de Calabaza y Especias. Reserva tu mesa hoy para pasar esta hermosa noche navideña en La Palapa.

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 1312 people are saying
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Freido
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic sunset!

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vipmusicdoc
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a “must” when we visit PV- glad to say the cuisine remains superb. Naturally, restaurants change things over time, but the consistency and quality here are remarkable. Still not sure why we don’t stay closer- would greatly enjoy more meals from this chef and this kitchen in any given week. Over the years we’ve had breakfast, lunch, and dinner- each time fully enjoyable. Another standout quality is the extraordinary service by the wait staff. We’ve also had dinner with excellent live music. This week isn’t over yet- strong chance we will go back!

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AnthonyG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Right on the beach, we had our toes in the sand, eating food that was amazing from taste to presentation. Max our server was professional and attentive, and explained everything we needed to know with ease.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful beachside vibe with authentic high quality food

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YolandaT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and amazing view, what else could you ask for?

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vipJessieb
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a beautiful place - sitting on the beach, toes in the sand, eating delicious food and sipping wine - what could be better? We enjoyed the lobster taquitos, grilled octopus, coconut shrimp and lobster tail. It’s definitely pricey but perfect for a special dinner out!

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vipKenP
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pre-fixe Thankgiving Menu. Have been here before and enjoyed their wonderful cuisine before. They did a great job with a creative yet traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

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vipBilly525
Dallas
604 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A very lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Apple salad, tomato soup, and moist Turkey dinner were all fantastic. Thank you for making an American feel at home on Thanksgiving! Well done.

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Ringo
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We went on Thanksgiving after first checking you could order off their menu. They did not tell that their menu was abbreviated! They were so busy that the service was horrible despite the best efforts of the overwrought waiters.

A VERY disappointing experience.

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vipMJPPSPV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving Dinner yesterday was absolutely delicious!!! I will definitely come back next Thanksgiving.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Palapa was outstanding! Eating on the beach and getting to watch the sunset over the water contributed to the incredible food and service. The setting/ambiance was perfect. Everything was truly amazing, a must visit when in Puerto Vallarta.

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GlennY
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This time the food was not up to their normal standard and our waiter was very cold, normally the waiters are nice and friendly.

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MarieT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable!!!!! While in Puerto Vallarta you MUST go to this restaurant! The coconut shrimp was the best I’ve ever had. Every entree was incredible. We will be back!

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EddieL
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience. Excellent food and service. Amazing breakfast also.

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vipRmkp
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always beautiful. The service and food was great. Lalo was our server. Such a great guy!

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vipBilly525
Dallas
604 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Coconut shrimp appetizer is incredible! Service was friendly, but reserved. A bit less reserved would have been preferred. Far too many beach vendors bothering diners while they try to eat.

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AbhishekB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had lunch here and it was pretty good. This restaurant has a nice beach vibe, good drinks and good food. Overall good time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ocean front restaurant. Food was excellent! We ordered the tuna tataki and the grilled pacific octopus appetizers. Both were really good. For our entree, our waiter recommended the La Palapa shrimp and the Boneless short ribs. Our waiter came through! They were delicious! Highly recommend this place!

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viptomF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the view, the food was delicious, the service was wonderful and we can’t wait to come back!!

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vipTravelGoddess
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We invited two couples who were visiting us to go to La Palapa because of past positive experiences. We were appalled at the terrible service that we received. The food was good; however the delivery of service was the worst that I have ever had at any restaurant. 4 of us ordered appetizers to be followed by an entree. When the server brought the food, they gave everyone their entree rather than startng with appetizers. When we asked to have the appetizers served, they brought them but left the two entrees for the other couple. Of course, they finished their entree by the time we finished our appetizers. Then, the brought the rest of the entrees which they set aside to get cold and then served them as if they were just prepared. They were cold and you could tell they had just be warmed in a microwave. Our group ate in shifts. I was never so embarrassed with this experience as we had touted this as one of the best places to dine in PV. I am not sure we will ever go back as it was a terrible experience and no one even apologized for what happend.

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MatthewW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must-try in Puerto Vallarta. Food is fantastic.

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vipTABBY
Detroit
45 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset eating on the beach at La Palapa. Shrimp and beef medallions were outstanding, service was great.

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Dave033
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite meals. I will recommend all my friends to your restaurant for visiting PVR

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vipDanielB
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th Birthday Celebration

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BruceP
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Haven’t been in a couple years but will definitely be back.

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JoanC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Palapa is always a delight with our feet in the sand as we enjoy fantastic service and delicious food.

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MJDel
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service and ambience, it is a must go.

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Kenner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Came back a second time during our stay. Beautiful at night sitting on the sand. Beach elegance.

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MichaelG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a lovely evening and look forward to coming back.

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JudyQ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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Bill
Puerto Vallarta
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, I love this restaurant , I will return ofter
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LucaM
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% recomendable para una celebración especial, como la nuestra

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vipphoenixbaggies
Palm Springs
60 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent location for sunset right on the beach. Service and drinks were excellent.red snapper sauce was a little bland, salmon was very good. We will certainly return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service was really good here. I had to ding them though because my girlfriend became very ill after our dinner. We both ordered fish. This is our second visit, we had no problrms the first time.
Still, great place

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vipTedpm
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been coming to PV for years and always come to La Palapa. The menu seem to have changed and had a lot less options and smaller menu. However the food was still good from what we ordered. The alcoholic drinks on the other hand are on the more pricier side compared to other restaurants similar to La Palapa fine dining. I also do not remember being that high is cost, since COVID I know prices have increased so that could also be the cause. The restaurant was busy which you know is a good sign, beautiful sunset would recommend to make reservations at 545pm when sun is about to set. Beautiful night lighting all around as well on the beach. Overall a great dinner and views and service. But with the menu change I had some favourites from the old menu I enjoyed and the new menu really does not have much options from previous.

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RickT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner on the beach. Ambiance was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For birthday. Awesome service. Awesome food. Awesome setting on the beach!

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TPKE
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here two nights in a row and the food was amazing both times. Highly recommended.

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CGarcia0411
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! You will not regret it. Food is delish and ambiance is soooooo chill and romantic. Worth every penny.

FAQs

La Palapa Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1312 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.