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About Vista Grill on the Beach

Vista Grill on the Beach offers an upscale dining experience featuring local ingredients and Modern Mexican Cuisine on the beach.

Pulpito 377
Col. Altavista
48380 Puerto Vallarta
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Daily 5:30 pm–11:30 pm

Cross Street:
Amapas

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
MXN310 to MXN500

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01 322 222 3570

Website:
http://www.vistagrill.com/

Entertainment:
Música en Vivo todos los días

Parking Details:
Al fondo de la calle hacia la playa

Executive Chef:
Emilio Aramburo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Vista Grill on the Beach is available for large or small groups who are celebrating special events, rehearsal dinners or company parties and corporate functions. We have special

Vista Grill on the Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Waterfront (10)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Romantic (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Authentic (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and wonderful service. It’s right on the beach, so you get to put your feet in the sand and dine. Pure Heaven!

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·Dined 3 days ago

This is our second year to PV and I wish we had stopped here last visit. It will be one of those "must do" things when we are back in PV next year is Vista Grill on the Beach.

We are here with another couple. All said it was the best meal we have had in years from start to finish.... hands down.

Great way to end a vacation.

Jamie M

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, presentation, and service. Definitely on our list every year in Puerto Vallarta!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Simply wonderful. Perfect setting in the beach - literally your table is in the sand. The food was exceptional We dined on fried octopus, corn soap, lamb and a delicious seafood mix with a risotto as a side. Perfect for a romantic evening or for the foodie

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Review Vista Grill on the Beach

Hm ... we had better memories of the old Vista Grill in the Hill

Well, we went with happy memories of one of our (now former) restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. It may be the problem of expectations, or that the move to the beach just has not been a good one for Vista Grill: at any rate, we were disappointed. Unfortunately, we also had convinced friends to come with us to this wonderful place, which made the disappointment even sharper.

We were seated at the time reserved, and then left alone for quite some time (yes drinks were served, and menus handed out). Our waiters and the rest of the staff apparently had a staff meeting a few tables away, with the backs turned to their guests. After a while one of us got up, went over and asked for service, which (hm ...) reluctantly was granted.

We ordered the food, the order was not delivered correctly, but corrected quickly and to iur satisfaction. We had not been given a beverage menu, and imagine our surprise when we were charged a whopping 900 Pesos for four glasses of common wine, although we only had ordered three of them. Instead of a simple Malbec we had been charged for a French wine. The error was corrected, but still came back wrong, a third approach corrected the price to 620 Pesos. Lesson learned: ask for the beverage menu before placing the order.

The ambience is nice, our waiter was nice with good manners. However, our profound disappointment won’t let us go back to this new Vista Grill. We mourn the loss of the old one.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Service was painfully slow. Three servers did not report for work and the kitchen was very backed up. Atmosphere was romantic but getting a cocktail took over an hour.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our last night in Puerto Vallarta before heading back to the Midwest winter, and Vista Grill did everything to lessen the blow. We had asked for, and were seated at, a table on the beach. It was beautiful. Our server contributed several recommendations, all spot on: the sushi appetizer, lamb and duck entrees. The wine guy knew his list, worked with my price point, and we enjoyed perhaps the finest bottle (a Mexican label) in our week of PV dining. Overall, a perfect finale to a really good week in PV. We will keep Vista Grill on the short list of places to hit again when we return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Awesome setting, great ambiance, good food!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

A beautiful setting and nice menu selection.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Very disappointing on many levels. When we arrived, no one was around to seat us for a few minutes. Food that we ordered differed from what was described on the menu. The original location was far superior to the current location. Unfortunately, not a worthwhile dining experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Highly recommend! Great ambiance, delicious food! Choice of tables inside open air or on beach...i prefer inside at railing for the view.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The corn soup was amazing. The food was average. The wine list was expensive. The location was great..

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Lovely setting, great food and wonderful experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Sad that such a nice location with outstanding service has forgettable food. La Palapa group needs to step up its game and improve the menu. Beef tenderloin was tough and tasteless and scallops in seafood dish were bland as well. Shrimp was tasty at least. Just a little more effort and this could be a great place to eat.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food, service and ambiance were perfect!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

On the beach, typical laid back Mexico style, friendly servers.
Prices high for Mexico, but quality is high too.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The restaurant has it all! The service was amazing. They even took a special request or two! I love the “toes in the sand” tables and all of our dishes were excellent. Highly recommend!

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner on the beach

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were there for a special birthday party and could not be happier with the restaurant, food and service. Perfect evening on the beach.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great evening! Edwardo, our waiter was lovely. Great Cesar salad, everything was delicious! We will be back!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Unfortunately the service leaves a lot to be desired.
After we were seated two large parties of 20 arrived.
Suddenly servers disappeared. We had to ask 3 times for the bread server to stop by our table. Dinners arrived warm at best. The only thing they noticed immediately was an empty martini glass. We had reservations so I would have expected the same level of service as the larger parties.

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was way undercooked. We waited over 2 hours for our food and it seemed as if it was rushed, the scallops and clams were raw. I ended up getting sick from it and spent the rest of my vacation in our hotel room.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful anniversary dinner! Will definitely go back!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent restaurant...I had the Chicken Breast Medallions, juicy and delicious...friends had Catch of the Day (red snapper) and enjoyed it very much...first class service

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We were used to the other Vista Grill because of the food and the view. When they moved I was little disappointed but we decided to give this one a go. Vista Grill did not disappoint food and the view was still perfect on the beach. Don’t forget to get the Sexy Coffee! Highly recommend.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very pretty under new La Palapa ownership. No longer the beach restaurant. Go for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Amazing location right on the beach. Food was very good with excellent service. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

This was our first time to the beach location. We enjoyed the hillside location on several occasions previously. We were not disappointed. The food was fantastic. My husband and I started with a tuna tartare app and had the “from the sea” entree if I recall the name correctly. The fish was so fresh. Monster scallops and prawns and the most tender octopus we’ve had. We were thrilled they offered kid friendly options for our picky 10 and 13 year olds. Service was great too. We were so full we had to skip the flaming coffee drink much to my kids’ disappointment. We will be sure to return next time we are in PV.

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Muy buen lugar en la playa y la comida espectacular, deliciosa mezcla de sabores y excelente presentación además de muy buen servicio.
Imperdible en Puerto Vallarta!

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This meal was a 3 hour experience. We were seated at a table that was not completely set and had to eventually ask for the missing place settings. We finally had drinks after 45 mins. The bottle of wine we ordered was bad (not their fault, but it didn't help). The food took an extraordinary amount of time to arrive. The servers did try. They brought us a complimentary appetizer while we waited and apologized for the slow kitchen. When it did arrive, the food was marginal. All in all, a bad experience that I wouldn't repeat.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Loved it great service great food beautiful atmosphere and outstanding view!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Vista Grill on the beach is where we bring every guest from out of town. You get beautiful ambiance, sunsets, beach, pier changing color. Combine all of that with excellent food and we always top off the meal with Mexican coffee made at the table, such a great show with the flames and tastes so good. Enjoy!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2016

I made a reservation which was confirmed by email. When I showed up at the restaurant the doors were chained closed. There was someone there telling me to go eat at La Palapa and my reservation would be honored. We did not go to La Palapa because we wanted to eat on the mountainside with a view. We went to a different restaurant and were very disappointed. I am very disappointed in the lack of customer service from Vista Grill--they had my phone number and my email and could have easily sent me a text or an email about my reservation, but they did not. Will not go back and give this a try the next time I am in PV.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2016

They canceled on us. Don't know why. Always been good in the past and I hope we can go again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2016

This needs to be everyone's go to restaurant when in puerto vallarta. Setting, food & service top notch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2016

We loved everything about this place!!! Can't wait to go back. A MUST when in PV :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Was our last night in Puerto Vallarta. View was wonderful, food and service were OK. Napkin had cigarette holes. Would go for lunch but probably not dinner again

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Awesome experience with family. We come to PV 7-8 times a year and it is a must to go to Vista Grill at least one time. Highly recommend. Waiters and service were amazing.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 12, 2016

The view of PVR was awesome. Highly recommended, wine selection was good and food was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Don't miss this one. The views are amazing. The food is superb.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Happy Hour
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