La Palapa Restaurant

4.7
1387 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 1387 people are saying
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Xmas2017
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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Scott
Guadalajara
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In PV and we always go there for great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting great food it was delicious

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vipBSPSL
Las Vegas
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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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!!!

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JeffH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Got a little tired of street salesmen but out table was by the sidewalk.

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vipianlynn
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint and that of my fellow diners was that the food was not served hot enough otherwise a wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A nice evening was made nicer by Alejandro’s service. The food could have been a little warmer but all in all it was good.

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vipianlynn
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try restaurant- food is delicious

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JohnA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to enjoy breakfast with our feet in the sand before we head home to the cold Wisconsin winter. The service is exceptional. The food is wonderful. Our favorite place in PV.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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vipBarbaraA
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal - as always. Great friendly staff and excellent food presentation.

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vipJoeH
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well we had a little rain on the beach but the staff make it work. Overall very friendly, great food and atmosphere. Strong drinks which we were good with. Thank you for a great time

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The location on the water is beautiful. However the service was far from it. You hardly saw the waiter and my wife has a good allergy in which we needed to have interaction. She asked whether the bread had egg and they never came back.
This restaurant came highly recommended but we would never return.

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ABCD
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was less than stellar. They usually pour the tortilla soup over the crisp corn noodles at the table, but this time it came to the table with soup over noodles. Consequently it was soggy. Not good. Red snapper was excellent as always. Overall not up to the level I have experienced in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved La Palapa. Great apps and I loved the Mezcal cocktail.

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JORGEgONZ
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always nice to visit La Palapa, I visit it often. They were very full, but the service was great ! Thanks !!!

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vipIngrid
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We’ve been to La Palapa many times. I was a little disappointed this visit mainly because of what I ordered. It was a mistake. I ordered the combination fajitas. I should have ordered the quesadilla. I know I like cheese and there is none with the fajitas. Next time I’ll know better. Now, I did order the pear salad and that was delicious. My husband had the whole, grilled red snapper and he said it was delicious and that he would order it again. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El servicio maravilloso y la comida espectacular, los margaritas deliciosos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really had a wonderful time. There’s no way to beat the beach front location and the casual but attentive service.

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josephS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and locstion seals the ambience. Recommend to anyone else visiting for great sunset dinner

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La Palapa Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1387 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.