La Palapa Restaurant

4.8
1155 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 1155 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KateO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely restaurant!! We booked our reservation a little before sunset - HIGHLY recommend! The restaurant literally could not be closer to the beach and we watched the sun go down over the water. It was lovely. Food is excellent and great cocktails. The pulpo (octopus) appetizer was a highlight, literally melts in your mouth.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lives up to all the reviews I saw. Everything about it is superb!

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KarynM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo estuvo Excelente !!! Ordenamos el red snapper, pork roulade y beef medallions!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location love the ambiance but service was ok

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to Puerto Vallarta, this is our favorite spot to come for a nice romantic dinner. The food is outstanding and the service has attention to detail and attentive to our needs. Our waiter made fantastic recommendations for dessert and a tequila for my husband to try. We will be back, hopefully sooner than later!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at our resort recommended this place and it did not disappoint one minute. Service, food, views, everything was divine. Well done!!

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KendraW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We were at this restaurant a month ago and they had the most amazing lobster for a great price! So we took some other friends of ours and they didn’t not have the lobster. Sad day. Amazing beach side restaurant to watch the amazing sunset!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday at La Palapa and were seated at a great table on the beach at water’s edge. The food was great, as expected for the prices. Carlos, our server, provided excellent if somewhat slow service but made up for by checking in with us often and keeping us entertained. He surprised my wife with a slice of birthday cake decorated with a sparkler as a candle. We had a wonderful time and will definitely return when we’re in PV.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious. service was excellent. drinks were fantastic
only issue were the maitre de - the ladies did not want to honor our open table reservation and were making excuses that we needed to have reserved a week in advance to get choice seats. we asked fellow patrons around us how far in advance they had reservations and all were within a couple of hours of coming. so not sure what that was about but soured the evening!!

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your dinner and we apologize for the inconvenience with the tables. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Sofia

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Chill live music and atmosphere, food was solid and so were the drinks. Service, however, was so-so — the hostess and servers were professional but was lacking warm hospitality. Overall, dinner experience was good.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I'm so happy you enjoyed your dinner and our live music. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yareli

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GShapiro
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great food and great ambience! love the lights outside during our meal

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed the food and our ambience. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yareli

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JaneM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and Blas were fantastic! I would highly recommend this as a great experience 🙂

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

Hi Jane! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at La Palapa and we look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yareli

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vipFSCChicago
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long time favorite over the years that never disappoints. Great ambience, good service, ideal people watching and delicious food. Not the most inexpensive option in PV, but well worth it. And if you like salmon, try it!

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience & the salmon at La Palapa. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yareli

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vipCarl
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, outstanding service, and high quality food with a view that can not be beat.
Highly recommend

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

Hi Carl! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your food and the ambience. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yareli

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vipAKallDay
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Literally sat 10ft from the ocean. Plus food was delicious. Amazing experience!!

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience at La Palapa. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yareli

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vipFoodie
Orlando
54 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Love the location, food very good, service slow even by Mexican standards. Waiters hanging around not taking orders. Once was able to order meal came quickly.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

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, Yareli

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jewels
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The waiter charged us for the wrong drinks . Not great service but place was beautiful

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review. We deeply apologize for the service and the inconvenience with the drinks. We hope you give us another chance in the future. All my best, Yareli

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KyleL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Everyone should eat there once while in PVR.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Been many times...first time service was extremely slow and wait staff very inattentive. Would have ordered more drinks...but he never came back...wanted dessert but he never came back...finally paid chk and left...food pricy for very average fare.

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We deeply apologize for the service, or lack thereof. We hope you give us another chance in the future. All my best, Yareli

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vipjoetheplumber
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was another beautiful evening with the sun setting on the beach. We took off our shoes and had our feet in the sand. The lobster was huge, cooked perfect and buttery. The sound of the waves made for a relaxing evening. The live music was beautiful and fit right in. Service could have been more friendly and accommodating. We all would have liked some ice in our drinks but that got ignored.

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KatherineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

No puedo sugerir nada que hacer.
Me arrepiento de haber comido aquí.

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viplove2eat
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were very much looking forward to go to la Palapa, unfortunately I was disappointed tonight. We are staying in Nuevo Vallarta,which is quite a distance from the restaurant, I was expecting a special evening and it was just ordinary.

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vipMarcC
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The drinks were very good, as was the service. The beet salad is tasty.... The pork entree is a little dry... The lobster was good. Can't beat the location for an incredible sunset

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vipJohn
San Antonio
78 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They maintain their high standards no matter what, the food was absolutely fantastic.

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JeffD
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited Puerto Vallarta for two weeks in April and 10 nights in May 2021. We ate at La Palapa twice. The food is excellent. Taste and presentation is great. Cocktails are very well made and unique. Being on the sand is nice. Service at high end restaurants in Mexico seems to be very effective and attentive but formal. Never saw a smile from our servers at any of the fanciest restaurants including here. This will be one of our regular spots.

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AndreaL
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Wonderfully relaxing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner at La Palapa. It was lovely and they surprised us with a slice of tres leches cake for dessert that said “happy anniversary.”

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vipRMA300
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, beverage & service. Well done!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very wonderful in providing a great environment. Great customer service and great food!

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vipChloe
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location. Delicious food. Great service!!

La Palapa Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

Hi Chloe! Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to having you back soon. All my best, Yareli

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markw
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was delicious! Excellent dining experience for my birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional dining experience at La Palapa and that’s why we choose to come here every visit! One word: consistency! You can always count on them to deliver the same level of quality service, food and ambiance each time.
That is rare in today’s world. No qualms about recommending this place to my friends!

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JorgeA
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo excelente como siempre. Always excellent. My favorite 4 mire than 35 years

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KCAL
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends get together.
Beautiful sunset dining with fantastic service.
Yummy food and drinks.
A must go each time in Vallarta!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences ever - the food was spe

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vipOpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Observamos que debido a un evento de 70 personas, el menú al público era reducido en opciones.

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vipTimetoEat
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love visiting La Palapa when we are in Puerto Vallarta. We have always enjoyed our food. This visit we had 8 adults and celebrated my birthday. Thanks La Palapa!

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vipscotta
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was cold, fish was over cooked and street vendors bugged us entire time.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We had huge recommendations from friends for La Palapa and we were SORELY disappointed. We all ordered the lobster and it was like cutting a bad steak. Tough. Flavorless. Inedible. And at $95 it was a shame. The shrimp specialty was good and there were a couple of appetizers we really liked, one with a mole was good and the lobster taquitos were delicious ... service was sketchy ... our waiter was cranky .... the view and people watching was wonderful.

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GabyG
1 review