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Makal, Puerto Vallarta, JAL

Makal

4.8
4.8
135 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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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 3 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

What 135 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

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Healthy

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Notable Wine List

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Romantic

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Special Occasion

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Overall

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Food

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Service

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Healthy

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Notable Wine List

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Romantic

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Special Occasion

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. RM

    RickyM

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 10 course menu was great! Everything was delicious. The service was great. They made sure to explain each dish. Highly recommend eating here. The cocktails were also good. You can pair your tasting with cocktails or wine.
  2. A

    Alex

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Antonio our server was outstanding ! Great food, I truly recomend their tasting menu !
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were outstanding and service was top notch!
  4. JC

    JaimeC

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining in PV. Everyone from the kitchen to the bar to the waitstaff show their passion for excellence. This is a unique restaraunt and makes a great special night out.
  5. M

    Mariauna

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, nice staff, amazing atmosphere
  6. S

    Segismundo113

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nos enteramos sobre Makal en línea. La recomendación valió la pena. Desde la decoración, la atención y sobre todo la comida: innovadora, con carácter propio. Volveremos.
  7. TB

    TylerB

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing service, food, and drinks! Our servers found out we liked Mezcal and brought us several to try and their company and conversation made for a unforgettable evening. The food was some of the best I’ve had — maybe in my life — but the experience makes if unforgettable no matter what.
  8. MK

    MK7x7

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Out of this world culinary excellence. The focus here is on the flavors and fresh local ingredients. The tasting menu will leave you satisfied for weeks and months to come.
  9. AK

    AKintheBay

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 10 course tasting menu at Makal was a wondrous tour across Mexico that surprisingly featured a fair amount of vegetarian dishes (the roasted cauliflower with beet mole was glorious!). The chicharroncini (chicharron arancini :)) was a stunner as was the lamb barbacoa taco. The menu changes regularly I believe but trust that you'll be in good hands with the menu du jour. The cocktail menu had some interesting and creative drinks of which we tried a few and our server (Antonio?) even brought out some unlisted mezcal for us to try after I had mentioned I was looking for an arroqueno. On the subject of our server, he was very friendly, warm and knowledgeable about all of the various dishes and cocktails and we had quite the pleasant conversation throughout our meal about all sorts of topics. Just a heads up as it might not be clear when you sit down but there is an option for a 7 course tasting as well as a la carte if you so chose. Price point wise it is a bit on the higher end for PV though I think the value was just right for the quality of food + the ambience. Would highly recommend!
  10. MS

    MauricioS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food...dedicated service...this place is outstanding...
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing culinary experience!
  12. B

    Beka

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here was divine - from the place settings, service, food, and music! We came to celebrate my husband’s birthday, and it did not disappoint. To start, the cocktails were all a great choice. For food, we chose to order a la carte, and that worked well for us. We were all full after ordering two starters and 3 main dishes. We finished it off with churros and lemon cake. Each dish was an experience and very well crafted with exciting combinations of flavors! It was a delight to have Carla as our server, and Sophia as well who helped with our table at times. It was all so amazing! I think it was all our favorite meal in Puerto Vallarta this trip. Highly recommend!
  13. BT

    BizTraveler

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine at Makal every trip, and always enjoy the periodic new menu. We usually opt for the 7-course chef's tasting menu with wine pairings to enjoy a special evening. The catch of the day and its preparation were especially delicious on 1 July. Makal is a casual, Chef's restaurant with foodie appeal.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were some nice with a high standard definitely I’ll come back
  15. MA

    MarkA

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience!!! Had 7-course menu. It was amazing!! Staff is very conscientious, helpful. Food was well above average. Do it!!!
  16. BG

    BrettG

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This place in every way made me happy
  17. CM

    CleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner with inventive, elevated Mexican cuisine. Highly recommend the tasting, and trying out the many different cocktails with local ingredients. An unmissable experience when in Puerto Vallarta.
  18. MM

    MikeM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outside of the camouflaged front door we had a great time. We felt silly standing outside not being able to figure out how to get into the building. We actually walked around the block thinking there was another entrance that turned out the large picture window is a sliding door LOL
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me encanto fuimos al rest weekend y delicioso
  20. a

    andrewb

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Makal was great. Our server was attentive, very knowledgeable, and spoke fluent English. The prices were a bit higher than we were expecting but for the quality of the food and service they were appropriate.
  21. JS

    JonathanS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the 10 course tasting menu with premium wine pairing and it was perfection. Each course with pairing contributed to a beautiful culinary narrative. It was further enhanced by a bright and lively design for the interiors and perhaps most importantly expert service from Clara. She is a delight, very knowledgeable and made sure we were well taken care of. She alone is a reason to dine here; we even came back a second time, booking it to ensure she would be there.
  22. OG

    OnikaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service. Clever and unique cocktails. Divine food. Perfect.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great service and food presentation.
  24. CM

    CinthiaM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and wine selection. Innovative and creative Mexican cuisine. Service was great, the staff was knowledgeable and very helpful.
  25. MM

    MMEK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the 10 course dinner with wine and cocktail pairings. Every aspect of our evening was fantastic!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. Very noisy
  27. 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!
  28. WR

    WRoege

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Toda una experiencia
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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!!
  39. R

    Rick

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 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.
  40. AC

    ACwasHere

    Kansas City

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 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.

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 135 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 3 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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