La Palapa Restaurant

4.7
1404 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 1404 people are saying
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vipClearly
Oklahoma City
32 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Entrees served on top of the unfinished salads. Unfinished Entrees pulled before completed. 745 arrived 755 seated 815 martinis. 845 salad 915 check presented and out the door WOW FAST FOOD??? Waiters ready to go home? Restaurnt 75% full. Went elsewhere for after dinner drinks and dessert which clearly wasn’t offered. Such a disappointment to a good beginning and big reputation Bad service bad timing. SAD!!

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vipRosie
Houston
63 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They lobster tomato soup was wonderful. The coconut shrimp or amazing.. We had the CBS with adobo and the grilled shrimp with garlic. Even after all of that wonderful food one of us had to have is it a Crim Brulé. It was a diva divine. The wine suggested by our waiter was perfect with our entrées. The cocktails that we enjoyed were also delicious. The cocktail with Mezcal and berries was my favorite. And you just cannot say enough about the location the sun sad it was glorious.

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Robey
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really enjoyed the dinner we sat right onthe ocean. it was great. highly recommend the coconut shrimp

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service at la palapa are always good. The sea bass special on this visit was especially good and pork pot stickers were delicious as always.

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vipBizTraveler
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We again enjoyed brunch at La Palapa today. We had four different entrees, and each was beautifully present and delicious.

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KhadiA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved La Palapa. Everyone was so kind and accommodating! Our servers were personable and lovely. Our food was absolutely delicious! Thank you for such a memorable experience. Eating on the beach at night woth candles and torches and fireworks was amazing. Gracias por todo!

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vipCheryll
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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DebbieT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The waiter was too busy for us. He spent much of his time with a table of 8. He was too busy to spend time explaining dishes and flaming coffees.
Food was lukewarm when brought to the table. We will not return for other meals there.

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Docff
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every year we go there for breakfast which we think is the best. The other day we went for dinner and there were plenty choices and very high-quality. It is one of our favorite spots. Try it, you will like it.

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vipBrianD
New England
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We return to La Palapa every time we come back to Vallarta. The food and presentation are outstanding. And it’s great to be able to sit at tables on the sand as we watch the sunset.

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AaronS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place with great food and drinks and amazing views.

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vipAlgie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue for beach side and on the beach dining. Full Covid precautions taken.

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JeffL
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service & setting was fantastic, highly recommend this place. Make sure you request to have a table on the beach for the full experience. Looking forward to coming back here on our next visit to Puerto Vallarta.

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vipCheryll
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. We particularly enjoyed the crashing waves.

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vipreston
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience sitting in the sand and looking at the ocean. The waiters are excellent and breakfast is economical. Food is fine with lots of options. Fruit plate was very impressive.

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Xmas2017
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service as usual. Nothing better than sitting with our feet in the sand having a great meal by the ocean.

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JohnB
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food , nice ambience, good service. Reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was everything plus more than I expected it would be. We dined outside with the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. All of our food was very tasty however the portions were quite small. Will I go he again? Yes absolutely.

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Scott
Guadalajara
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In PV and we always go there for great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting great food it was delicious

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vipBSPSL
Las Vegas
51 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful sunset and great dinner - the combo couldn’t be any better!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Stunningly beautiful setting on the beach. Food is very good. Staff very pleasant and friendly. Great ambience.

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vipERL123
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A lovely evening as usual at La Palapa, but, like many restaurants they seem to be a bit stretched for service staff and the fresh catch of the day had to be sent back for another entree—just not fresh and overcooked. In Covid times, we understand how things like this can happen. And they were gracious and didn’t charge for the entree. We will be back!

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vipRainaP
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation. More pricey than most restaurants in PV but you can’t duplicate the setting and ambiance. Toes in the sand, ocean waves, lantern, mountains! Delicious drinks! Delicious bread basket! Incredible tortilla soup and pear salad. For mains- shrimp palapa- delectable and filet! Homemade churros for dessert! Excellent service too and entertainment! Very special! Our third time there- better than I remembered!

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KenM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Sadly, very poor service this evening. Have eaten here several times, tonight the service drastically missed the mark. Completely inattentive and not busy at all. Disappointing to say the least

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amongst the best in PV- continually.
I go every time I visit!

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vipMichaelS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome location, table on the beach in full shade, food was impeccable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch on the beach in Puerto Vallarta. Delicious food, great service and a view of the ocean. What’s not to love?

La Palapa never disappoints!

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KarenS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The setting was nice enough, although we were not seated on the beach. The cucumber margaritas were o.k., nothing special. We were a group of four, ordered three appetizers and four main courses. The salmon was very good, the shrimp dish was ok but had only five shrimp sandwiched between very thick mashed potatoes. The fish of the day was good, but again, nothing special.

My criticism is the lack of value for the price we paid: $60 each. All dishes to me should have been outstanding for that price. Considering all of the other options, this was too expensive for a meal in PV.

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yumyumyum
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection always - the Taquito and The Pork Roulade were the finest dishes we’ve had in Puerto Vallarta.

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vipTimR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Must have a Beach table for sure. Very cool atmosphere.

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Irina
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Beautiful setting. Delicious food. One of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta.

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PeterF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, great service, entrees were a bit cold when served, however staff and kitchen rectified situation. Overall great dinner!!

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JorgeInSF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place for a romantic dinner. Sunset is the best here!!! Our anniversary dinner was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Buen servicio, excelente ubicación

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant

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vipFred
London
27 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Super romantic. Delicious food too

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vipJimA
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! Wonderful beach dining.

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CesarH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Buen ambiente, comida buena, atención un poco descuidada.

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vipAlex
New Mexico
89 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious, service excellent, ambiance incredible and music was just right. Even played The late Ricky Nelson’s only hit!!!

FAQs

La Palapa Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1404 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.