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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Puerto Vallarta

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes 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 La Madalena Puerto Vallarta restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1077)
MXN310 to MXN500
International
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
La Madalena Puerto Vallarta es un restaurante que expone lo mejor de la cocina mexicana e internacional contamos con cortes calidad Sterling Silver y USDA Prime . Un ambiente chic con lo mejor de la música House.
Top review
Ebonicvip
Dined 3 days ago
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5) I recently dined at La Madalena, and it was an unforgettable experience from start to finish. The ambiance is chic and inviting, perfect for a romantic evening or a special celebration. The staff were attentive and friendly, ensuring that every need was met with a smile. The highlight, of course, was the food. Each dish was a masterpiece, beautifully presented and bursting with flavor. The lobster Mac and cheese was perfection, and the accompanying sauce was a delightful compliment. The wine list was extensive, with excellent recommendations from our knowledgeable server. Overall, La Madalena exceeded all my expectations. It's a must-visit for anyone looking to enjoy a top-notch dining experience. I can't wait to return!
A photo of Zicatela, Cocina de México restaurant
4.9
4.9 (94)
MXN500 and over
Mexican
Punta de Mita
About the restaurant
Zicatela is a celebration of our love of cooking, sharing authentic food and cocktails, and the enjoyment of the Mexican gastronomy. Whether you are enjoying quiet time alone or surrounded by friends or family, your seaside table with an exquisite glass of wine or cold beer, is waiting.



The feeling of living is Zicatela, Welcome to paradise!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
A beautiful final meal for our trip to Punta Mita! The food was spectacular and waitstaff attentive!
A photo of La Negra restaurant
4.8
4.8 (491)
MXN310 to MXN500
International
Bucerías
About the restaurant
La Negra is a tropical den in Bucerias, Nayarit Mexico; designed for relaxed people who want to have a tasty casual meal and a good time in a very eclectic atmosphere. Founded in the oldest house of the neighborhood, under an old tree, La Negra is frequently visited by families, retired people, pets, couples, kids, tourist and young local crowd; everyone part of this story since 2015.
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Please consider the following when making your reservation:
• During Dec-Apr season you will have a time limit to occupy the table of 2 hr. If you plan to make your visit longer, please contact us [329-298-0420].
• Be punctual, we will save your reservation for 10 minutes.
• In groups of 5 or more, 50% +1 must be present to give you the table.
• Our ROOFTOP is exclusive for couples and mixed groups of adults 18+. Families of all ages, are welcome on the ground floor.
• Please leave us a note if there are minors in your group.
• Sorry, we don’t accept pets anymore
Top review
KellyPM
Dined 5 days ago
First night in town & so happy we tried La Negra. Ate at upstairs bar with most incredible service & food. Highly recommend & we are going back again before we leave!!
A photo of Ánima Beach Club restaurant
4.7
4.7 (52)
MXN500 and over
Seafood
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
Ánima Puerto Vallarta. Es un club de playa con área de restaurante enfocados en cocina local, mariscos, pesca del día y área de playa con la mejor música afro house.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
I spent my birthday at Anima and I have no complaints! This place was amazing. From the good service, food, and the music. All around good vibes !
A photo of Loma 42 Bahía restaurant
4.6
4.6 (77)
MXN500 and over
Global, International
Nuevo Vallarta
Top review
ajw718vip
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
My husband and I always enjoy the food at Loma 42. We had pizza and salad and it was delicious. We will visit every time we are in Nuevo.
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 The Top Sky Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (48)
MXN310 to MXN500
International
Puerto Vallarta
About the restaurant
Enjoy an unforgettable day in Puerto Vallarta from The Top on our terrace while you taste our gourmet cocktails, our exquisite dishes and admire the best shows, live performances and your favorite program in our viewing party.
Life is better at The Top!

Adults Only.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great experience recommended to anybody. The staff was amazing.
A photo of Parrotfish - Punta de Mita restaurant
4.5
4.5 (49)
MXN500 and over
Japanese
Punta de Mita
About the restaurant
Dive into an eclectic menu that presents exquisite international dishes, fusing the richness of national flavors with Japanese essence. Accompany your experience with a careful selection of signature cocktails for lunch and dinner.

Its privileged location in the heart of Punta de Mita, will allow you to visit the restaurant after a day of fun on the beach just a few steps away. The restaurant's interior offers a calm, relaxed space decorated with marine inspiration. Large windows immerse you in the region's beauty, creating an environment that complements your experience.

Delight your palate with an experience where the fusion of flavors, an excellent atmosphere, and live entertainment combine to create memorable moments.
Top review
AllenY
Dined 1 day ago
The food variety and taste was excellent, drinks were unique, and service was top notch!
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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