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Makal

4.8
4.8
60 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 6 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, International, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: 10:00 - 15:00 Cena: 18:00 - 23:00

  • 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

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

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 60 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Overall

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Food

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Service

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Good for Groups

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Healthy

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Notable Wine List

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Overall

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Food

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Service

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Value

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Fit for Foodies

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Good for Groups

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Healthy

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Notable Wine List

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Found MAKAL on a TripAdvisor review, and so glad we decided to try it out! The space is intimate, inviting, and modern decor. The staff is friendly and helpful. The drinks are inventive and delicious. The food is VERY, VERY good…flavorful, unique, well-portioned and well-priced. We’ll definitely be back.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Menú corto, ya que parece que les interesa promover el Menú Degustación, fuimos 4 personas, normalmente acostumbro solicitar el Menú Degustación cuando hay, en mi caso no hubo problema, las otras 3 personas escogieton de las opciones del menú, hacen falta algunas opciones más. Personalmente salí decepcionado con la experiencia, ya que los platillos están bien presentados, con buenas ideas, 2 no me parecieron bien elaborados, especialmente la Cochinita Pibil, muy distante de parecerse a lo yucateco, aún cuando me indicaron que el achiote lo recibían de Mérida. Lo peor, fue el "Maridaje" a $800, siendo LA Cetto, excepto un Manaz de Magoni, único vino aceptable, al llegar observé que tenían buenos vinos en las paredes y en la carta, no dudé y solicitè el maridaje, me parecía alto el precio, pero viendo los vinos imaginé que sería una buena experiencia y por eso el costo. Volvería, pediría a la carta y elegiría un vino, no recomiendo pagar por el "Maridaje", el Menú Degustación a $1,850 se me hizo un poco alto para lo recibido.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent option in Puerto Vallarta. Actually, a total unicorn: Authentic, creative Mexican food in a setting that is hip and affordable. The wine list is interesting but surprisingly spendy compared to the interesting cocktails. Try one made with raicilla, the local agave spirit that is smoky like Mezcal and less harsh than Mezcal or Tequila.

  4. k

    kennetsq

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unique presentations of elegantly prepared, delicious Mexican cuisine. Courteous wait staff adds to tue enjoyable meal. We ate every item on the menu and there wasn’t a bad one in the bunch! The pork entree and oxtail mole were fantastic. Melt in your mouth with a crispy exterior simultaneously. The shrimp pasta dish was phenomenally flavored too. The cauliflower entree nearly made us consider becoming vegetarians. Young, talented chef who should have many years of success ahead here!

  5. JA

    JamieA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Playful contemporary Mexican cuisine. We had really interesting dishes, my favorite was the fish chicharrón. Can order the tasting menu or a la carte. Note the menu is pretty small but I really enjoyed everything. Cocktails were great too.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The tasting menu is not to be missed, but true to form, it’s not a lot of food. And the cocktails are 100% worth it! The bartenders are very knowledgeable about the Mexican liquors they use and will tell you all about it

  7. JW

    JeriW

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This restaurant is one of a kind with incredible food , lovely ambiance, and overall perfection!

  8. MT

    MarekT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great service. Definitely one of the best in Vallarta.

  9. S

    Spago27

    Atlantic Canada

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Found this place on Open table and decided to give it a try. Don't regret for a second about coming here. Our server Carla was awesome. She was so passionate food and service. Explained items on the menu and made recommendations. Everything was top notch. The food was so flavorful, creative and very well presented. Light and décor complimented the creative cuisine. Later we had a chat with Ramon and he sure knows the business. Bravo!!!!!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love me some Makal. I discovered this place about a year ago and eat there every time I am in Vallarta. I recommend the tasting menu so you get a chance to discover the full scope of the restaurant’s capabilities. They wine pairings (all Mexican wines!) are fantastic but you don’t want to miss their fab cocktails either; I opted for a combo wine/cocktail pairing with my meal. The staff are knowledgeable and the service is good exceptional.

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    grego

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for a wonderful dining experience - such a great evening!

  12. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The dishes here are nothing short of spectacular! The flavors burst in your mouth. We always get the 7 course meal and it is always well balanced and satiating. Makal is always on our itinerary when we are in PV.

  13. SM

    SpencerM

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There's something magical about this place; My partner and I went here on our recent trip to Puerto Vallarta and it has my immediate (and very amateur foodie) stamp of approval. To start, the mushroom ceviche was to die for. My partner who HATES mushrooms even loved it. Both of our meals (ravioli & fish) were excellent and paired perfectly crafted cocktails. What separates this restaurant from the rest is the attention to detail of the staff and chefs. The staff was knowledgeable, attentive and enhanced the overall meal with good company. For someone who enjoys smart food - It brought me pure joy to watch the executive chef put so much focus and detailed touches on each dish before sending them out. If you come here - Just spend sometime watching the kitchen and appreciating the intense love that goes into creating a dish. Overall, one of the best meals i've had - We will definitely be back!!

  14. L

    Lindasmith

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    The set course meal was too expensive and not that great , I would recommend doing the alacarte menu . No wines by the glass only wines by the bottle

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a new restaurant and definitely worth a visit! I’d classify the cuisine as nouveau Mayan or something like that. Whatever it is, it’s delicious and eclectic. They have a tasting menu but I’m not sure if that’s permanent or just for PV restaurant week or month. The regular menu is fairly small allowing them to focus on the meals. Even though it’s a small menu, there are options for everyone. The service was excellent and very attentive. I had the braised pork and my partner had the fish. Both were amazing. The mixed drink menu was equally eclectic and they don’t skimp on the high quality alcohol. I’ve got nothing bad to say about this place. In fact, we travel all over the world and this is a top 10% restaurant for us!

  16. BT

    BizTraveler

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We again did the wonderful chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. We really liked every course!

  17. b

    barryk

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Noisy and very limited menu. Not to my taste. Would not recommend

  18. AM

    AdrianaM

    San Diego

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent place!!! One of our favorites Thank you 🙏🏻

  19. S

    Saskaboy

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I invited my “foodie” brother from California and Ramon and team provided an outstanding evening. We had the 7 course tasting menu paired with Mexican wines - and everything was muy rico!. Mil gracias!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere walks a fine line very well; modern high end restaurant vibe, with the warmth of traditional Mexican art, colors and textures. The tasting menu was fantastic. Again, traditional where it should be, to bring comfort and origin, but with high end execution and detail. The pairings were great with the menu, very unique (All made in Mexico wine and spirits). The service was on point, and really elevated our dinner. Very warm and helpful, but with perfect timing and execution. They were super helpful too, walking through everything in English (my Spanish isn’t great). 10/10, worth a visit if you’re near Puerto Vallarta.

  21. GS

    GeneS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Their menus is out of the ordinary and fascinating. Exceptional, attentive service. Array of very interesting wines from Mexico. Mural is a “work of art”! We will certainly return! Gene

  22. RG

    RyGuy

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I cannot say enough about our experience tonight at Makal. Truly an amazing experience from the cocktails to the fools to the service. The ladies who served us were not only extremely knowledgeable about the food but provided extremely fluid and intuitive service. We cannot wait to return again!!

  23. GJ

    GeorgeJ

    Los Angeles

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Makal is a must if you are a foodie and traveling to Puerto Vallarta. It's not as elegant a setting as some of the other fine dining choices in the city, but the flavors and combination of ingredients in the food were among the best we found during a 4 day stay there. The chef is very creative and the dishes run along a more traditional Mexican base with flair. We chose the 7 course tasting menu which the staff recommended to get an idea of the menu, and it was a great choice.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The chef is truly dedicated to his cuisine!

  25. CL

    CraigL

    Montreal

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A must visit again and again. I have lost count of the amount of awesome experiences we’ve had here. I would be missing out if I didn’t visit at least once every time I’m back in Vallarta. Mucho Gracias a todo el personal por un trabajo excepcional.

  26. GD

    GailD

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. We were there during the restaurant week and ordered off that menu. Service was good as were the cocktails. We plan to return and would absolutely recommend you try this place.

  27. LP

    LolaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent du début à la fin. Tout était parfait.

  28. CL

    CraigL

    Montreal

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’m a broken record in reviewing this place. Scroll to read others. Bravo!

  29. k

    kailyns

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my first time (ever) writing a restaurant review, but I'm doing it because Makal deserves a raving review and everyone in PV should go. My boyfriend and I went to Makal two nights in a row, that's how amazing it is. My opinion may not carry much weight, but my boyfriend used to be the executive chef of a Michelin star restaurant in SF before Covid, and he also loves this place. The food, the staff, the ambiance, honestly the whole experience, was spectacular. If you are in PV, go to Makal. I promise you, it's worth the money (plus, you'll spend significantly less than you would if you were going to a fine dining restaurant in the States). The tasting menu and wine pairing was one of my absolute favorites of all time.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of the nicest restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, or for that matter, anywhere. Located right in the middle of the romantic zone we did the 10 course meal with wine pairing. Every dish was as beautiful as it was delicious and the meal rivals anything I've had in the US or Europe. The restaurant itself is also stunning. Will be back every time we are in PV!

  31. r

    rhiannab

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience! We did the 10 course meal option for our anniversary and it is an experience we will forever cherish. The food was so good, not a single item we did not like. Still dreaming of that dinner we had and have been telling our family and friends how good the food was. Such a great place to enjoy good food and drinks, plus a lovely staff to help make the experience that much more enjoyable!

  32. R

    Rodger

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellently prepared and displayed food. Fresh and unique in its pairings.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and knowledgeable staff. Was one of the best parts of my recent visit to PVR.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Was a great environment. Menu was very fancy

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant was refined with a relaxing atmosphere. Service was impeccable. The menu changes monthly by the way.

  36. BT

    BizTraveler

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the new Chef's Tasing Menu that started tonight. Each course was superbly crafted, interesting, and tasty. We added the wine pairings. Makal is among PV's very top chef restaurants. Unpretentious, classy, and a great value for the quality.

  37. TD

    TinyDancer

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ramon provided excellent service and the menu is quite unique and creative!

  38. MB

    MBresident63

    Miami

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The most exquisite and inventive meal we have ever had in Puerto Vallarta. Perfection! Lovely and attentive service made it that much more special. We both ordered the 7-course meal with wine pairing and found each course quite exhilarating. My husband did struggle to finish his entire meal but I was more than happy to assist. I should also note that the creative cocktails add another layer of uniqueness to the complete dining experience. While the price point may be high relative to what folks are used to in Mexico, for us it was well worth it! Please keep this restaurant thriving Puerto Vallarta. It is a game changer for the dining landscape in one of our favorite cities.

  39. AM

    AdrianaM

    San Diego

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We loved it! Food and service are excellent. Great place

  40. v

    vidor23

    Mexico City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    EL MENÚ ES PEQUEÑO PERO TODO DELICIOSO, ESPEREMOS QUE LO AMPLIEN UN POCO. EL CHEF QUE ES UNA CELEBRIDAD AL PARECER, PODRÍA SER UN POCO MAS AMABLE CON LA GENTE, SONREIR POR LO MENOS CUANDO LA GENTE VOLTEA A LA COCINA QUE ESTA TOTALMENTE A LA VISTA.

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Makal is rated 4.8 stars by 60 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.

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Makal

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

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: 10:00 - 15:00 Cena: 18:00 - 23:00

  • 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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