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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“Vista Grill On The Beach is now known as El Dorado Restaurant & Beach Club, under the same management, same wonderful service, same Chef and kitchen staff. The menu features Coastal Mexican Cuisine using seafood from the bay and regional Mexican ingredients. The Beach Club at El Dorado is the perfect place to lay out and enjoy an ice cold Pacifico beer and an order of Fresh Fish Ceviche while sun bathing on their beautiful lounge chairs! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Indie Theater
“A breath of fresh air in the nightlife scene of Puerto Vallarta, Act II is a multigenre theater, cabaret, and sophisticated bar all in one. On the top floor of a little shopping center in Zona Romantica, it offers a great diversity of shows, both on the “Main Stage” and in the more intimate “Red Room,” which recalls the good cabaret shows of old. In the intermission, you can also enjoy a drink at the Encore Piano & Wine Bar. Altogether, it's an excellent option for a different kind of night out in Puerto Vallarta.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“All kinds of exquisite pancakes. There is also the option to have mexican lunch such as chilaquiles. Hurry up, they close at 2 pm!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The proprietor, Claire Guarniere, is very friendly and helpful. My sister and I both purchased bronze sculptures here. The gallery has so many paintings and sculptures it is almost like going to a museum. There is a courtyard full of sculptures. The prices are much lower than you would encounter in the U.S.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Two blocks down from V Estrella begins Puerto Vallarta’s Zona Romántica neighborhood, otherwise known as Old Town. Basilio Badillo, along with the surrounding streets, has the best restaurants, bars, spas and shopping in Puerto Vallarta. Follow Badillo all the way down to the famous Los Muertos Beach. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Route
“Basilio Badillo is the shopping street supreme of Vallarta. Our very own Fifth Avenue! Friday night is their Art Crawl and very very fun!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurante con menú mediterráneo, mexicano y asiático a menos de 15 minutos caminando - Restaurant with Mediterranean, Mexican and Asian menu less than 15 minutes walking. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Hotel
“A Bavarian German restaurant in Puerta Vallarta. How awesome is that! They also have some Italian, seafood and French to round out the menu.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Great sports bar and live music every night upstairs in the theater. Local blues band on Friday nights, Trivia on Monday nights, Bingo on Tuesdays. Big Ex-Pat hangout. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Authentic yet also creative Italian cuisine. Staff is amazing and the food is always fresh and made to perfection. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Open since October 2010, Galería Contempo features paintings and sculptures by a new generation of Mexican contemporary artists, many of whom have not previously exhibited their work in Puerto Vallarta, such as Irma Grizá, Abelardo Favela and Maritza Vazquez, whose giant sea urchin installation is featured on Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón. Collectors will be pleased to find works by emerging artists priced accordingly. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great food and spectacular views. Very lively scene, sometimes with a small band. Isabella, the owner is an absolute hoot!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“A fantastic liquor store in a handy location on the quaint shopping street of Basilio Badillo. As the name implies, they do have a pretty good wine inventory but also hard to find imported scotches, whiskeys and other "top shelf" booze. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“El Palomar offers one of the best views of Puerto Vallarta -Excellent food and service -Amazing views of the city in a very romantic setting”
  • 7 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Ofrece unos shows de muy buena calidad. Most of the shows are in english. Excelent shows!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Vista Grill On The Beach is now known as El Dorado Restaurant & Beach Club, under the same management, same wonderful service, same Chef and kitchen staff. The menu features Coastal Mexican Cuisine using seafood from the bay and regional Mexican ingredients. The Beach Club at El Dorado is the perfect place to lay out and enjoy an ice cold Pacifico beer and an order of Fresh Fish Ceviche while sun bathing on their beautiful lounge chairs! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“All kinds of exquisite pancakes. There is also the option to have mexican lunch such as chilaquiles. Hurry up, they close at 2 pm!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurante con menú mediterráneo, mexicano y asiático a menos de 15 minutos caminando - Restaurant with Mediterranean, Mexican and Asian menu less than 15 minutes walking. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Great sports bar and live music every night upstairs in the theater. Local blues band on Friday nights, Trivia on Monday nights, Bingo on Tuesdays. Big Ex-Pat hangout. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Authentic yet also creative Italian cuisine. Staff is amazing and the food is always fresh and made to perfection. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“El Palomar offers one of the best views of Puerto Vallarta -Excellent food and service -Amazing views of the city in a very romantic setting”
  • 7 locals recommend
Sports Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend

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