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Makal, Puerto Vallarta, JAL

Makal

4.8
4.8
112 Reviews
MXN310 to MXN500
Contemporary Mexican

Makal is the result of our search for traditional flavors in fine dinning cuisine. Every day we make sure these recipes are kept alive and we add a little of our experiences in life to them. When you come to Makal we will make sure you have and experience you will not forget.

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, International, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    322 152 3789

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Israel Plascencia

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Parking details

    None

  • Entertainment

    Makal tiene el ritmo para mezclar los ingredientes mágicos y destilados mexicanos y crear cócteles únicos de la casa.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Healthy

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Notable Wine List

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Overall

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Food

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Service

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Healthy

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Notable Wine List

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  1. CM

    CinthiaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great cocktails and wine selection. Innovative and creative Mexican cuisine. Service was great, the staff was knowledgeable and very helpful.

  2. MM

    MMEK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for the 10 course dinner with wine and cocktail pairings. Every aspect of our evening was fantastic!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food. Very noisy

  4. MT

    MartinT

    Puerto Vallarta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time and it was amazing! Super clean and we’ll decorated. Drinks and food are excellent. Carla and the team serving us were also excellent! We’ll go back and talk for sure!

  5. WR

    WRoege

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went first day of Restaurant Week. Found out Makal didn’t officially start for a day or two, but they gave us a similar experience. Appreciate their flexibility. Owner and staff were attentive and very friendly. Fairly new establishment, definitely fine dining. Portions are set up for everyone to order a 2-3 course meal. So plan accordingly. The food and presentation was lovely. Each course was interesting and delicious. We were very satisfied at the end of the meal. Wines are upscale and priced as such, but that is compared to PV. Not the markup we see in the US. Very nice selection to choose from. Wine service was excellent. We loved our dinner and the ambiance. This will definitely include it in our list of go to restaurants.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Un servicio excepcional. Todos súper atentos, y con conocimiento del menú de comida y cócteles. La comida deliciosa.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome night. Food was our fav dinner in PV. Service was of the hook. Carla was knowledgeable about the wine and the food. Will be back soon.

  8. D

    Ditty

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was delicious, the wine perfect and the service impeccable. Eric was fantastic and Ramon convinced us 2 days before to give it a try. The prices are high but it is a special experience and well worth it. We don't regret a peso!

  9. A

    Andy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the best meal we had while in Puerto Vallarta! Amazing flavors and great new versions of Mexican cuisine! The staff there was amazing and took us through the menu. This is a MUST stop while in Puerto Vallarta.

  10. K

    Kurt

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food; wonderful (and unexpected) wine pairings.

  11. N

    Nat123

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing tasting menu, perfect portions, everything was fantastic from start to finish

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Toda una experiencia

  13. S

    Sophia

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was good but it’s was on the pricier side . USD300 for two tasting menu and one premium wine paring. It was good food but not 300 dollar good

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Our server, Eric, was knowledgeable and pleasant. He provided us with a great service.

  15. LH

    LoriH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The most incredible 10 course tasting menu with impeccable and knowledgeable servicio by our mesero Antonio. Delicioso!!

  16. R

    Rick

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant is located on one of the busier nightlife streets in PVR, so there's a lively feeling outside. Inside the decor is simple but tasteful. The food was superb, all specialty items that were carefully prepared. Makal offers an elaborate pre-fixe tasting menu that was more food than we needed, but it was intriguing.

  17. AC

    ACwasHere

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Girls night out to celebrate birthday. The food was delicious but we were seated in back at a dirty table and the service was sketchy and several times we had to wait for drink refills and help. Just okay. But the food was delicious.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Food and service were outstanding and special. My only recommendation would be to think about lighting and setting ambience to a warmer experience. The lighting is super bright and stark. Just a thought to consider. Thank you for a lovely evening!

  19. AR

    ArleneR

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Creative cocktails and an awesome 10 course tasting menu made for a delightful evening. Each course had a variety of fresh flavors and was exceptionally prepared and presented. We will be back!

  20. DS

    DinSD

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I did the tasting menu, which is basically a small portion of everything on their main menu. Service was great. The wine selection is limited- they didn’t have a lot of the wines I wanted.

  21. S

    Snottychef

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it. Everything was extremely well done from food to service to decor. Did the 10 course tasting menu with pairings , ate some things I never would have thought would work together. Go

  22. T

    Tucson2

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Elevated service and food. Great ambiance. Definitely a can't miss in PV.

  23. JT

    JessicaT

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the most amazing experience at Makal. We did the 10 course tasting menu and every course was amazing. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful! Will definitely be back!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time at Makal, and the food was just outstanding. On our server’s suggestion I tried the mushroom ceviche (this would normally not be my “go to” dish) and it was one of the best dishes I had in a week of dining out (and dining well) in Puerto Vallarta. Everything was really spectacular and the staff was engaging and obviously excited about the menu they were serving. No pretension whatsoever, but very inventive food on a very high level. Our only regret was that we didn’t quite feel up to the tasting menu, but we will definitely be back to try that!

  25. AS

    AndrewS

    Orange County

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a special find in PVR! Wandered in on a night where two chefs, one from Mikal and one from their sister restaurant, Lomo42 had designed a collaborative meal. It was phenomenal. These two young men did an amazing job. I tried things I never would have, like Octopus, and loved every bite. This place has a bright future if this was the sample of what can be done. Priced reasonably and service was personal, sweet and engaged. Highly recommend.

  26. S

    Shed

    Chicago

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing degustation menu. Large portions more than needed with 7 courses. Love the local wine pairings. The deconstructed pork chop was a standout. 3 desserts OMG

  27. GD

    GailD

    Portland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Waitress seemed to really steer us towards the multi course tasting menu. We had the 7 course one and did enjoy it. My husband was looking for a single glass of wine, they seem to sell only bottles. The waitress then pointed at something on the menu and my husband nodded, turns out each 3 ounce pour was 450 pesos, no prices on their menu! I had one of their delicious specialty cocktails for 195 pesos. The entire evening was great and the service fairly attentive. We will return.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Incredible tasting menu, will definitely be coming back!

  29. C

    Czlk

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding. Best service of the trip. This place is a gem. Do not miss a chance to check it out. Highly recommend the tasting menu.

  30. T

    Terry

    Puerto Vallarta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, great service. We had a nice time and will go back.

  31. 4

    4jval

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service is wonderful and the chefs tasting menu is to die for

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friend Molly, introduced me to Makal…I’ve been a number of times and love it more and more! Let the incredible staff make suggestions. I’ve loved all they have sent my way. OUTSTANDING!!!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The tasting menu was outstanding and the cocktails were well balanced and featured Mexican spirits.

  34. S

    Shelly

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A must when in Puerto Vallarta!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service since walking in. They made a dark and stormy cocktail that wasn’t on the menu and it turned out better than any dark and stormy i had in the states. Im vegetarian and the Mushroom ceviche was to DIE for. I hade the cauliflower entree and my husband (meat eater) had the pulled pork. Everything was delicious. Impeccable service!!! 5 stars!

  36. p

    patc

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1

    Food was ok! Service was okay! Wine pours were small! Wines were not premium! Very expensive for the experience!

  37. W

    Warren

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    There were 5 of us, 2 had the 7 course tasting menu, 2 did a la carte, and I did the 10 course tasting menu. Everything was fantastic, from the amuse bouche and cocktails to the passionfruit palette cleanser and the churros. I've already recommended it to friends going to Puerto Vallarta in May and another set of friends going in July.

  38. MM

    MichaelM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent treatment from the moment you enter from the entire team. Fantastic food and libations. A must if you visit PVR

  39. DD

    DaveD

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was really good. If your a big eater be prepared for small portions.

  40. AL

    AlexLee

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Discovered Makal last year and couldn’t wait to return. The food was amazing, every course was delicious. Started with the lamb tacos, followed by the amazing pork and luckily we all ordered a different dessert so got to sample them all. I loved the churros with the Mexican whiskey ice cream. Interesting cocktails and a nice selection of local wines. In addition to the great food, the service was friendly and welcoming. We will be back again this trip.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Makal is rated 4.8 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Makal

Lázaro Cardenas 311 Zona Romantica Emiliano Zapata Puerto Vallarta, JAL 48380

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, International, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Israel Plascencia

  • Entertainment

    Makal tiene el ritmo para mezclar los ingredientes mágicos y destilados mexicanos y crear cócteles únicos de la casa.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

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