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Top Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta

Best Overall Restaurant 2012: Trio
Two European chefs, Bernhard Güth and Ulf Henriksson, have become the favorites of locals and food critics with their hearty honest food.
Best Gourmet Restaurant 2012: Café des Artistes
Thierry Blouet, Maitre Cuisinier de France and a member of the Culinary Academy of France, has what is considered by many to be the best restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Café des Artistes.
Best Moderate Restaurant 2012: Vitea
Everyone is raving about this new oceanfront bistro and bar offering something completely different in Vallarta, classic and contemporary bistro fare in a casual European Riviera ambiance.
Best Inexpensive Restaurant 2012: Café de Olla
With its rustic design and intimate feeling, Café de Olla serves Mexican specialties and is quite popular among the foreign community because of its ideal location near Los Muertos Beach, and generous portions of Mexican staples such as 'enchiladas'.
Best Service in a Restaurant 2012: Trio
Two European chefs, Bernhard Güth and Ulf Henriksson, have become the favorites of locals and food critics with their hearty honest food.
Best Riviera Nayarit Restaurant 2012: Mark’s Bar & Grill
This casually elegant Bucerias landmark with a great bar, friendly personalized service and knowledgeable staff has been consistently voted Best Out of Town Restaurant
Best New Restaurant 2012 : No Way José!
Delicious contemporary Mexican cuisine featuring dishes such as “Sopa Montezuma,” inspired by a secret family recibe based on cactus soup, or the traditional “Chiles en Nogada” with a unique homemade touch.
Best Sunday Brunch 2012: Daiquiri Dick’s
On the most popular beach in town, the kitchen of this casually elegant landmark perpetually reinvents itself.
Best Wine List 2012: Blanca Blue
Located within the Garza Blanca Resort facilities, Blanca Blue is a sophisticated and elegant gourmet restaurant with spectacular views of the bay, ideal for an unforgettable romantic dinner or social event.
Best Coffee 2012: Dee’s Coffee Company
When not just any brew will do, enjoy a great cup of coffee at Dee’s Coffee Company, located one block from Los Muerto’s Beach.
Best Breakfast 2012: Freddy’s Tucan
Since the early 80’s Freddy’s Tucan has been a popular breakfast stop in the heart of Emiliano Zapata, thanks to their great food at economical prices and the excellent service.
Most Romantic 2012: Hacienda San Angel
Dining privileges once reserved exclusively for guests of this gorgeous antique-filled luxury boutique hotel are now extended to the public, by reservation only, for lunch and dinner.
Best Family Restaurant 2012: Fajita Republic
Decorated with a tropical flair, Fajita Republic not only specializes in fajitas, but also offers BBQ ribs, Mexican molcajetes and grilled shrimp.
Best View Dining 2012: Vista Grill
What stunning vistas of the town, bay and surrounding mountains this sleekly sophisticated mountainside venue is privy to, jutting terraces at different levels making you feel the views are yours alone.
Best Outdoor 2012: The River Cafe
The River Café has it all: great location, ambience, food and service.
Best Sunset Dining 2012: La Palapa
Haute cuisine and friendly service blend in this beautiful setting at Los Muertos Beach that offers the perfect balance of fine dining and exceptional service in a casually elegant atmosphere with the characteristic warmth and charm of Puerto Vallarta.
Best Takeout 2012: The Deli
Not only can The Deli cater to all your needs (pun inteded) from carefully prepared breakfast gift baskets to full-fledged dinner parties, this recently-opened venue fills the gap when it comes to gourmet-style deli takeout in the popular E. Zapata / Olas Altas neighborhood.
Best All-You-Can-Eat 2012: Sirloin Stockade
The Sirloin Stockade is popular by both local residents and visitors who are seeking a diverse buffet for a very reasonable price.
Best Sports Bar 2012: El Torito
El Torito Sports Bar and Grill has been regular pit stop for sports fans in Puerto Vallarta for decades.
Best Mexican 2012: El Arrayán
El Arrayan has become one of the hottest restaurants in town, winning “Best Mexican” by a landslide for the past three years.
Best Italian 2012: La Piazzetta
The rich aromas that emanate from this authentic Italian kitchen confirm owner Domenico (Mimmo) Lorusso’s, passion for the freshest and finest ingredients and his talent to meld them elegantly in his rich slow-cooked sauces, homemade pasta al dente, home-baked bread and extra virgin olive oil to season delectable dishes.
Best Asian 2012: Archie’s Wok
Sip a Mai Tai Thai in a serene oriental garden as d’Rachael delights with harp, flute, and vocals while you await a feast of tropical flavors.
Best Sushi 2012: Tsunami
The fact that this healthy favorite keeps cropping up in more and more Puerto Vallarta restaurants, it is at Tsunami that it’s best enjoyed.
Best Pizza 2012: La Piazzetta
The rich aromas that emanate from this authentic Italian kitchen confirm owner Domenico (Mimmo) Lorusso’s, passion for the freshest and finest ingredients and his talent to meld them elegantly in his rich slow-cooked sauces, homemade pasta al dente, home-baked bread and extra virgin olive oil to season delectable dishes.
Best Steak 2012: Outback Steakhouse
The great thing about successful chain restaurants is that you know exactly what to expect from the food, service and ambiance; and once you discover that they have just what you crave, the decision on where to dine is automatic.

Best Tortilla Soup 2012: Ernesto’s Good Grub
Known to locals as simply Ernesto’s this traditional style, open air eatery lives up to its name and consistently serves “good grub’ to its customers.
     
Best Tacos 2012: Takos Pancho's
Located in one of the most popular downtown areas, Takos Panchos is an ideal place to experience a traditional Mexican taquería.
Best Seafood 2012: 8 Tostadas
Seafood lovers rejoice. Ocho Tostadas offers a great variety of dishes at very affordable prices and is popular by locals and visitors alike.
Best Tapas 2012: Barcelona Tapas
Ideal for sharing, appetizer-sized servings of Spanish flavors are served with a bird’s-eye view.
Best Vegetarian Menu 2012: Planeta Vegetariano
For delicious vegetarian food only two blocks up from Vallarta’s main plaza, Planeta Vegetariano offers economically priced breakfast, lunch and dinner in a tranquil and cozy atmosphere.
Best Salad 2012: The Beach House
Located in Los Muertos beach next to La Palapa, The Beach House is a small and cozy beach restaurant with an international, moderately-priced menu, generous portions, and fun cocktails.
Best Bakery 2012: Pie in the Sky
Pie in the Sky was founded over 20 years ago when the original owners started baking pies to raise money to fix a marooned sailboat.
Best Dessert 2012: Pie in the Sky
Pie in the Sky was founded over 20 years ago when the original owners started baking pies to raise money to fix a marooned sailboat.
Best Ice Cream 2012: Pianeta Gelato
Pianeta Gelatto offers up to 40 different flavors of rich, creamy and delicious ice cream.
Best Catering 2012: de Santos
Since its opening, de Santos has been Puerto Vallarta’s trendiest lounge-bar-restaurant, attracting a steady flow of locals, residents and tourists with a taste for cosmopolitan setting.
Best Margarita 2012: Daiquiri Dick's
On the most popular beach in town, the kitchen of this casually elegant landmark perpetually reinvents itself.
Best Martini 2012: Garbo
This popular gay friendly, but not exclusively gay bar, is located close to the beach on the south side El Centro.