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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“One of the longest standing beachfront restaurants in PV. Higher-end, delicious food and drinks. Great for romantic evenings and special events.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Fredy's restaurant is the top rated breakfast restaurant on TripAdvisor for a reason, it consistently delivers excellent breakfast experiences. Traditional Mexican and American breakfasts are on offer and neither will let you down. There's not a ton that stands out about Fredy's to me personally but it's likely super close to where you are staying and you can count on it to time and time again to leave you happy and fueled for the day ahead.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The food is superb, the atmosphere, especially outside, is beautiful and if you are fortunate enough to be served by Oscar, you will … come again! ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Excellent burgers. Nice location which is pet friendly and located near Chapultepec where you can walk around. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Perfect place for Cuba lovers! The best live music and food. Be sure to try a "mojito". ”
  • 64 locals recommend
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“From barbeque ribs, chilaquiles or a Mexican platter, Cafe de Olla has it all. Cafe de olla is always a busy restaurant, especially during Vallarta's high season (December through April). Therefore, if you want to avoid a long line and a long wait time, try to arrive before 5:30pm or after 9:00pm (Cafe de Olla does not have reservations). Now, in terms of the best dishes at Cafe De Olla, here's a list of our favorites: - Barbeque Ribs (Costillitas a la barbeque - Mexican steak (Carne Asada) - Mexican platter: steak, stuffed chile, beans... a little bit of everything! (Combinacion plato mexicano) - Melted cheese (Queso Fundido) - Chilaquiles Our favorite drinks: - Mexican Coffee (Cafe de Olla) - Margaritas - Piña Colada ”
  • 45 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“ Several sleek dining spaces make up Café des Artistes; , an original bistro style restaurant a few short blocks from Casa Bella Vista; the most beautiful and romantic is the courtyard garden with modern sculpture. The main restaurant achieves a contemporary Casablanca feel with glass raindrops and tranquil music. End the night at the clubby cigar bar or Constantini Wine Bar, which offers some 50 vintages by the glass as well as distilled spirits, appetizers, and live music most nights of the week.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice club with great drinks! Want to try something new? Try "mezcal" the famous mexican drink.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Excellent steak with a butcher shop approach. You pick the kind of meat and how much you want and they slice it off and cook it up for you. You can also bring your own wine (they have other beer and beverage options, but if you want wine, you need to bring your own)”
  • 52 locals recommend
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“Mexican restaurant famouse for the Carnes en su jugo ( meat soup ) and and the beans with corn.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great neighborhood - night time drinks with a ton of mariachis for hire! Great shopping of incredible arts and crafts from all over Mexico. You can literally spend days shopping through all the street shops.”
  • 25 locals recommend
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“Ramen y comida asiática, no aceptan reservaciones pero es un lugar que vale la pena esperar. Llega temprano para asegurar tu mesa. Es un lugar para cenar solamente.”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“This place has great coffee and a very creative Menú. Try it's unique dishes. This place is famous for they're lonche de pancita, great to grab and go!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Love Thai Food? This is a great location to check out on your visit near the Pier. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
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“Beachside dining, GREAT deals on surf & turf amazing food and watch beach performers like fire dancers”
  • 59 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An excellent place that you must visit; I love breakfast here, the service is very good and the food too; the owner is always aware of everything so the service is exceptional”
  • 11 locals recommend