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La Palapa Restaurant, Puerto Vallarta, JAL

La Palapa Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1904 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 75 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Asian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:30 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    322 222 5225

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Private party facilities

    La Palapa is one of the few venues in Puerto Vallarta that can cater up to 300 diners for a private event. We will work with you to design the perfect night for you and your guests, whether you are celebrating a small wedding or a corporate event, we will present a personalized food and drinks menu and help you make sure your special event is unforgettable.

  • Private party contact

    Sofia Boettner: 322 104 8863

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Cross street

    Amapas

  • Parking details

    La Palapa offers some street parking spots exclusively for our clients, but if there is no more available parking, you will definitely find something nearby.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music every night from 8-11pm!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,904 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Hot spot

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Romantic

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Most Booked

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Ambiance

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Hot spot

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Romantic

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Most Booked

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  1. m

    musicdoc

    New York Area

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has maintained its quality over a long period- still a wonderful and luxurious meal in a postcard setting. Excellent menu choices with superb presentation. Whether you like a table on the beach or inside the restaurant it is a highly enjoyable experience.
  2. AP

    AmandaP

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our preferred waiter Jared fabulous made the evening amazing his assistants were making us feel rushed
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s the best bang for your buck. Impeccable service ambiance and delicious cuisine.
  4. SB

    SeraphimaB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    View was incredible but steak was raw and Totilla soup was tastless
  5. V

    Vacagirlie

    San Francisco

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast was delicious! Loved the Breakfast quesadillas and the best eggs Benedict! Great cinnamon roll also and of course, the best views.
  6. RS

    RichS

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, fantastic! The flaming Spanish coffee to complete our evening with extremely captivating for us, as well as all the tables around us. Well done!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and the views can’t be beat- a bit expensive but worth it
  8. p

    patf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfecto in every Way!!! Always fresh food, wonderful selection, romantic with candles.. strolling guitarists’

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yesica

  9. D

    Dylan

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    The food was cold and did not seem like it was prepared fresh when we ordered it because the temperature. The potstickers were cold and so was my entree, the shrimp La palapa. I did politely tell the waiter about the potstickers, and he brought the same dish back covered in a different sauce, and it was still cold, which just made us feel awkward because he never checked in on us again the rest of the night.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded 7 days agoHi Dylan! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and letting us know. I'm sorry your experience wasn't what you expected. That is definitely not the service and quality we want to provide to any of our guests. We appreciate your observations and we will work hard to improve in every point. Thanks again and I hope you give us another chance in the future. All my best, Yesica

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely sunset and attentive staff
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and environment. Will return to dine with every vacation to PV.
  12. WH

    WilliamH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    The hostess failed to show us options for seating and had us roam around the restaurant to decide where to sit, then proceeded to sit others without a reservation. After waiting 10+ minutes, she pointed us to the worst location without menus. We asked for a drink menu, as it was breakfast, and the waiter brought a single cocktail menu. I'd heard great things about this restaurant, but at every turn the service got worse and worse. I'll opt for coco kitchen's breakfast over the water views next time

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded 5 days agoHi William! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I'm sorry your experience wasn't what you expected. That is definitely not the service we want to provide to any of our guests. We appreciate your observations and we will work hard to improve in that point. Thanks again and I hope you give us another chance in the future. All my best, Yesica

  13. ES

    EdgarS

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food3service1ambience3
    Cumpleaños de un amigo
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    I’ve had many excellent experiences at this restaurant. For some reason, my recent visit was just a complete failure. The waiter was so confused and overwhelmed, drinks took 30 minutes to be delivered, food arrived at different times (5 minutes apart and we were a table of 5). The salmon arrived raw and not cooked properly. Nobody followed up to see how our food was and to offer more drinks. The sad part was that the restaurant had cleared out and was empty as our reservation was at 9pm. The waiter kept saying it was busy, but when we pointed to 10 empty tables he didn’t know how to deal with it and walked away.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I'm sorry your experience wasn't what you expected. That is definitely not the service we want to provide to any of our guests. Feel free to write directly at any of our contact forms if you wish to give more information about the day of your visit or if you have additional comments. Thanks again and I hope you give us another chance again soon. All my best, Yesica

  15. RW

    RobertW

    Puerto Vallarta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Several new presentations. The portabello risotto is new and delicious. Also perfect for vegetarians. The shrimp la palapa is a new recipe and is delicious.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded 7 days agoHi Robert! Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your portobello risotto and our signature La Palapa Shrimp. We look forward to having you visit again soon. All my best, Yesica

  16. K

    Karv

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday and the staff was super friendly
  17. B

    Briantheo

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Thanksgiving & Anniversary
  18. LT

    LouT

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Thanksgiving dinner here and it was excellent...we thought the dessert should have been pumpkin based and perhaps more interesting but we really enjoyed the other 3 items on the tasting menu. We have been here before and I love the atmosphere of this restaurant...it feels tropical and the food is great.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded 7 days agoHi Lou! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I'm so glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner at our restaurant. We appreciate your observations and we will keep them in mind for the future. We look forward to having you visit again soon. All my best, Yesica

  19. M

    Michael

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with great food, Service in an outstanding setting
  20. J

    Jin94121

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend. We sat outside. A smidge noisy but that’s an “of course” food service and beverages were all outstanding.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded on November 25, 2022Hi Jin! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I'm so glad you enjoyed your food and our service. We look forward to having you visit again soon. All my best, Yesica

  21. JA

    JonathanA

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous…. A must. Go for sunset. Ask for table on the beach or inside. Both areas are awesome.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded 7 days agoHi Jonathan! Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your dinner at our restaurant. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yesica

  22. CP

    ClaudiaP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came to celebrate my 30th birthday with my big family and everything was amazing from start to finish.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded on November 25, 2022Hi Claudia! Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your birthday celebration at our restaurant. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yesica

  23. P

    Pablo

    Puerto Vallarta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection .
  24. s

    simones

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Palapa never disappoints. We go every time we are in Puerto Vallarta. The food and service are second to none. The ambience is incredible. Its fine dining at its best.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded on November 24, 2022Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience at La Palapa. We look forward to having you visit again soon. All my best, Yesica

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Small over-priced portions.
  26. D

    Dave

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    always great service
  27. CA

    CANUCK

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida buena y caliente, servicio rapida. Ambiente buena y sin mucho ruido. La sopa de tortilla fue excelente y los tacos de langosta y camerones super. Postre fue mango creme brule..mejor postre de Mexico!!!

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded on November 21, 2022Muchas gracias por compartir su experiencia en nuestro restaurante! Me alegra que haya disfrutado sus platillos. Esperamos que nos visite de nuevo pronto. Saludos, Yesica

  28. C

    Crysta

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I have not been to La Palapa for 15 years and I remember it some what different. When we arrived they did not care if we had a reservation or not. We were seated on the sand, which was quite wet, but felt good on our feet. It wasn't too crowded, but felt like the service was taking a little longer than should have. Our food was good, a little cool, like it had been sitting for a few. Everyone ate the whole plate:) I have recommended this place every since I have been going to Puerto Vallarta in my 20's and now I am in my 50's, and I would still recommend La Palapa. Thank you!

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded 7 days agoHi Crysta! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience at La Palapa after all. We apprecite your observations and we will work hard to improve in every point. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yesica

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Worth the price.
  30. PR

    ProperRoast

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Look no further…Exquisite food and service. We celebrated with 9 and the restaurant made it an incredibly special night. The restaurant was quick to communicate and accommodated all of our requests.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded on November 19, 2022Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your celebration at our restaurant. We look forward to having you visit again soon. All my best, Yesica

  31. K

    Karl

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Excellent with the service a little slow, but very friendly!

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded on November 19, 2022Hi Karl! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We appreciate your observations and we look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yesica

  32. SO

    SOCALGourmet

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the pace of service and the opportunity to enjoy our excellent martinis with appetizers, the order dinner. Each of us enjoyed our entree’s however, the recommended Mexican Cabernet lack body and flavor. Outstanding live music that was soft enough to support normal conversation at the table.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded on November 16, 2022Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our restaurant! I'm so glad you enjoyed your food and our service. We appreciate your observations and we look forward to having you visit again soon. All my best, Yesica

  33. JC

    JudyeC

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restraunt is consistently wonderful. Always our go to for Special occasion in PV. We love love love it. The food , the service and especially the ambience❤️👍

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded on November 16, 2022Hi Judye! Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience at La Palapa, specially your food and our service. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yesica

  34. RP

    RobertP

    Palm Springs

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful table on the sand watching the sunset. Delicious food with excellent presentation. Wonderful
  35. JP

    JimP

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    La Palapa has always been a favorite of mine - I hit 2 restaurants every time I’m in PV, La Palapa and Cafe Des Artistes - had dinner on Friday at La Palapa and it was good (Zarandeado filet) Garlic rice did overwhelm a bit. I decided to return on Sunday night (after a fabulous meal of charred tuna at Cafe des Artiste on Saturday) and made an Open Table reservation. I was a little suspicious when the hostess did not offer a choice between in and out but went with the flow. Not only was I not seated outside but was put in the bar where folks were having drinks waiting for their tables. No table cloth and no offer of water. Ordered the red snapper and again a little overwhelmed by the potato purée. I was almost ok being pushed to the bar until the band started playing directly behind me. What started out as not the best experience turned into a horrible experience. The think about La Palapa is that when you are seated with that view you overlook that the menu selections really need to be modernized. In short, I regretted not hitting up Cafe Des Artistes for a second night. I will probably give La Palapa another try but I’m close to just heading to Daiquiri Dicks for a good view and mediocre food.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded on November 16, 2022Hi Jim! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I'm sorry your experience wasn't what you expected. We appreciate your observations and we will work hard to keep this from happening again. Thanks again and I hope you give us another chance soon. All my best, Yesica

  36. JR

    JanetR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The good was great and the view and service was amazing highly recommended!

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded on November 14, 2022Hi Janet! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I'm so glad you enjoyed your food and our service. We look forward to having you visit again soon. All my best, Yesica

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a great dinner experience. Good food and service. Atmosphere was wonderful with views of the ocean.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded on November 14, 2022Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. We look forward to having you visit again soon. All my best, Yesica

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love slay I was dripping with decadent indulgent translucence
  39. PR

    PRas

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for an anniversary! Excellent service and presentation!
  40. G

    Giraffe

    Seattle

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, competent and friendly service, fantastic open air beachside atmosphere, live music. All very very good. Be sure to order the Mexican Coffee after dinner; it's quite a spectacular production and a fun finish to a lovely meal.

    La Palapa RestaurantResponded on November 14, 2022Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your dinner at La Palapa, specially your flaming coffee and the ambiance. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yesica

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

La Palapa Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1904 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 75 times today
Google Map for La Palapa Restaurant

Pulpito 105-3, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, JAL 48380

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Amapas

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:30 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Asian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    La Palapa offers some street parking spots exclusively for our clients, but if there is no more available parking, you will definitely find something nearby.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live Music every night from 8-11pm!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    322 222 5225

  • Private party facilities

    La Palapa is one of the few venues in Puerto Vallarta that can cater up to 300 diners for a private event. We will work with you to design the perfect night for you and your guests, whether you are celebrating a small wedding or a corporate event, we will present a personalized food and drinks menu and help you make sure your special event is unforgettable.

  • Private party contact

    Sofia Boettner: 322 104 8863

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