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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Puerto Vallarta

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Puerto Vallarta? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2619)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
DRES'S CODE
Casa Kimberly appreciates that guests refrain from wearing beach clothes,
Please dress FORMAL/ELEGANT:
NOT ALLOWED
Sleeveless shirt/tank tops - swimsuits - sportswear -board shorts- rubber or plastic flip flops or Crocs shoes.
KIDS POLICY
* We do not allow children under the age of eight (8) to dine at The Iguana Restaurant.
TABLE ASSIGNMENT
* Tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis
MARIACHI SEASON -November to May

* The Iguana Restaurant is an open-air restaurant, that overlooks the city of Puerto Vallarta and serves contemporary Mexican cuisine in an elegant ambiance. Retractable walls take advantage of gentle coastal breezes and crystal chandeliers add soft light while water dances in the adjacent courtyard fountain. The dining room wraps around an outdoor patio with shady palms and another central fountain. In between is nestled the boutique Tequila Bar, serving a wide array of top-flight tequilas and mezcals.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We were a table of 5, with one person in a scooter. With advance notice the restaurant not only accommodated us but ensured that we had no trouble entering the restaurant. The views, service and food were spectacular. It is somewhat pricey but you get more than you pay for.
A photo of La Cappella restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2678)
MXN500 and over
Italian
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
La Cappella is an open air restaurant that overlooks the city of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay. Serves contemporary Italian and International cuisine reveling in violin music, in an elegant but informal ambience. A full bar and wine list are also available. House specialty cocktails take advantage of local fruits, herbs, and spices to create a uniquely enticing selection.

*RESERVATION REQUIRED*
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
An amazing meal, beautiful view, and great service! The music was incredible. Worth the price and wait for a reservation.
A photo of Hacienda San Angel Gourmet restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1614)
MXN500 and over
International
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
Hacienda San Angel Gourmet offers a breathtakingly elegant and scenic setting, ideal for romantic dinners and special celebrations. Our full-service roof-top restaurant creates memorable upscale Mexican and international meals. DRESS CODE in place is to maintain a fine dining experience. Shirt collars are required; flip flops, tennis shoes, t-shirts, tank tops and beachwear are not permitted.

Experience live mariachi bands up to four evenings each week during the off-season and six nights a week during the high season.

Indulge in unforgettable upscale Mexican and international cuisine at our rooftop restaurant, where full-service dining is provided.

CHILDREN 4 yrs and younger are not allowed. This venue is not suitable for young children.
2 HOUR table limit for 6pm & 6:30pm reservations for parties of 4 or less however we have an area for you to enjoy music and drinks after your dinner if you are not ready to leave.
Top review
frequentflyer
Dined 6 days ago
We attempted to increase our reservation from 4 to 6 people on a Monday night. Yes, it was the last night of restaurant week, but the restaurant was still not full upon arrival. I first told there was not space available as guests with reservations at 7PM, our time as well, usually stay until 11PM. That was definitely not the case. I have been home since 9:30 PM and we were one of the last tables to depart the restaurant. I got a call back saying there was space for 6, but for every person that was a no show, there would a $35 USD cancellation fee. That is outrageous! This is low season, not Christmas/New Years week. Our waiter requested we pay cash pesos for the tip and we obliged. He then proceeded to count the tip at the table in front of us. Would he have complained if it was not to his liking? It's very unfortunate as the food and abienance were terrific, but the operational management of the restaurant was a disaster. This was my first visit and I am sad to say I will not return. There are too many great restaurants in PV that actually appreciate the customers that will keep me from returning. Get a clue and DO BETTER!
A photo of Cafe des Artistes - Puerto Vallarta restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3704)
MXN500 and over
French
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH
*Wednesday to Sunday starting at 2pm.

Located in the Down Town of Puerto Vallarta, with 34 years of experience offering exclusivity, elegance and comfort to its guests in unique natural and pleasant environments, where they can taste Thierry Blouet's exquisite cuisine.

Café des Artistes offers different magical and pleasant areas:
·Interior Garden: Comfortable air conditioned room, it offers views of the exterior garden and waterfall, the perfect setting for special occasions or private events.
·Exuberant Exterior: Magical and exotic outdoor spaces surrounded by lush vegetation, generating an exclusive, romantic and elegant atmosphere under the stars with candlelight (available from NOV-MAY).

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS:
*We accept children form 8 years and older.
*Dress code: Smart Casual/Elegant (Beach wear or sleeveless shirts not allowed).
*No Pets.
*All tables are assigned under "first-come, first-served" basis.
Top review
KebinF
Dined 2 days ago
Once again one of the best meals in PV. We das the 6 course chief pairing it was incredible. The boy had prime rib and pork belly both we highly recommend
A photo of Mita Mary restaurant
4.5
4.5 (44)
MXN500 and over
Seafood
Punta de Mita
About the restaurant
Mita Mary Grill and Bar offers a unique locally sourced seafood selection, curated with locally sourced ingredients as well as Mexican and Mediterranean-inspired flavors.
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FoodEatervip
Dined on May 23, 2024
The scenery is beautiful, especially the sunset. Food was fresh and tasty. Cocktail was amazing. Service was top notch. Waitress Jessica did great job.
A photo of Restaurante Icu restaurant
4.5
4.5 (290)
MXN310 to MXN500
Contemporary Mexican
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
Intimate atmosphere. Specializes on Mexican recipes with sophisticated product and presentations. Every little detail is a tribute to Mexican culture. Tasting Menus. Voted Best New Restaurant in Mexico by Food and Travel Magazine in November 2019.
Top review
ShawnMvip
Dined on May 9, 2024
ICU is by far the best restaurant in the area, with exceptional service and cuisine. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves from start to finish taking part in the full nine course tasting and beverage pairing experience. All of the dishes curated were amazing especially the squash blossoms, aguachile, tuna tostada, ancho taco, and the pork belly octopus huarache. We will definitely be back, thank you for making our 20th anniversary so special.
A photo of Restaurant Oscars Puerto Vallarta restaurant
4.5
4.5 (86)
MXN310 to MXN500
Contemporary Mexican
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
Rodeado de la bella naturaleza de Puerto Vallarta, el Rio Cuale y el Océano Pacíco. Disfrute de un delicioso platillo y gran servicio observando los mejores atardeceres de Bahía de Banderas gracias a nuestra privilegiada ubicación. Con una trayectoria de más de 20 años, en Restaurant Oscar's seguimos innovando para superar todas sus expectativas.
Top review
WilliamRvip
Dined on May 11, 2024
We loved our dining experience at Oscars. The ambience was terrific. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We will definitely return. One of the best in Puerta Vallarta!
A photo of Bahia - Four Seasons Punta Mita restaurant
4.5
4.5 (18)
MXN300 and under
Seafood
Punta de Mita
About the restaurant

*Unfortunately we are not able to provide tables bigger than 10.
*If the restaurant is full, any reservation( including visits) needing confirmation in the morning (during closing hours) must be approved by an FB manager
* Please confirmed before schedule a Cooking Class with Bahia Managers
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 18, 2024
Service was excellent. Food was good but expensive, we paid $300 for three entrees, three sides, and three iced teas.
A photo of Le Kliff restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1652)
MXN500 and over
Global, International
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
Thank you very much for contacting us in this beautiful place in Puerto Vallarta! Will be a pleasure be your host during your visit :)


Perched dramatically over the mountains of Puerto Vallarta, Le Kliff introduces diners to the authentic gourmet specialties and fascinating culinary traditions of Mexico, adding a subtle touch of modernity and local charm.

*NOTICE: Specific tables or areas are subject to availability. Thank you!

*CORKAGE FEE IS NOT ALLOWED
*NO PETS ALLOWED
Top review
MikeM
Dined 4 days ago
Great experience...highly recommend...took my lady for her birthday she loved it ...the ambiance is amazing...service by Alex was top tier
A photo of El Panorama restaurant
4.1
4.1 (222)
MXN300 and under
International
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
This is a remarkable international restaurant in Puerto Vallarta since 1973 for its outstanding quality, service & unique romantic ambiance. This four level restaurant is situated on the rooftop of Hotel Suites La Siesta, nestled on a hillside in the center of downtown Puerto Vallarta & only three blocks from the Malecón & beach. Each of the four floors are distinctive, offering two open air terraces as well as two inside salons one of which features a baby grand piano & our pianist playing romantic tunes all evening long. The most impressive attribute of this restaurant is the 360º view that is truly unparalleled & offers striking vistas of the entire bay & city of Puerto Vallarta. The specialties of the house include giant sautéed prawns, Caesar salads & select cuts of choice beef.
**February 20th to March 1st, 2023, elevator out of service.**
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
When you go there, it’s like walking back into time with the beautiful ceiling, woodwork, and staircase that leads to the rooftop with breathtaking views. You can feel it has a lot of history. I’ve been going there for 36 years now, and I’m not that old Lol, but anyone has been coming here for a while knows how popular the El Panorama was and all the many many people that have been there. I even remember the photographer that we come around to each table to take your pictures . In fact, I might still have those pics 😁. It needs better advertising because it’s still an amazing place with amazing sunsets. I remember back in the days when they would flash their lights to the pirate ship down below, so the ship would set off the fireworks show right in front of The El Panorama. And I love the flambé dinner, dessert, and coffee 😁 Anyone who has been coming for a while knows how popular the El panorama has been and should be again. Please try it, especially for sunset 🌇 ☺️
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