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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.
Harbor / Marina
“You have not visited PV if you have not walked through the boardwalk "Malecon". Try the flavored water called "tuba" and get a glimpse of the energetic nightlife!”
  • 204 locals recommend
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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“A very popular breakfast and lunch spot serving Mexican and American favourites with excellent service, big portions, and reasonable prices.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“One of my favorite places to eat. Great food! Hip looking place! Amazing service.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“La isla is a great place to take the family. All kinds of activities, restaurants and stores. Restaurant- Cambalache (Argentinian steakhouse and fish) Elephante (Indian cuisine) Thai Restaurant next door to elephante Hooters ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The best higher-end department store in the area, Liverpool, is located here. A few other national clothing stores, Starbucks and a food court with an amazing view of the ocean and cruise terminal. 5-10 minutes north of La Isla Shopping Village.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Beach
“The most famous public beach in Puerto Vallarta. You can bring your own beach umbrella or you can have some food and drinks in a restaurant and they will provide you with chairs and beach umbrellas "palapas". Do not forget to try "camarón en vara" or "shrimp in stick", the beach vendors will come to you to offer this delicious snack.”
  • 35 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". ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Beach
“After almost three years, the Pier at Los Muertos Beach has been inaugurated with fireworks, music, and fun, on January 4th, 2013. The pier is one of the main elements in an ambitious renewal program for downtown Puerto Vallarta that includes a series of important projects around the town. These will add to the main existing attractions for both local and international visitors.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“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 ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A great option for wood-fired pizza, burgers, and craft beer. There are many great brews on tap, and they offer a flight to try several beers. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Beach
“Day or night Los Muertos Beach is the place for people-watching, eating and drinking with your toes in the sand, and shopping with the local vendors.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice club with great drinks! Want to try something new? Try "mezcal" the famous mexican drink.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
“The well known place to buy in large quantities. There is also a Food Court to enjoy a hot dog, or an ice cream. You will need to have Costco's membership to consume or buy.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Most popular gay night club. Doesn't get busy until after midnight. Drag shows at 12:30 and 3:00am.”
  • 17 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

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“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
“A very popular breakfast and lunch spot serving Mexican and American favourites with excellent service, big portions, and reasonable prices.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“Perfect place for Cuba lovers! The best live music and food. Be sure to try a "mojito". ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
“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 ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice club with great drinks! Want to try something new? Try "mezcal" the famous mexican drink.”
  • 25 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“ 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
Asian Restaurant
“Love Thai Food? This is a great location to check out on your visit near the Pier. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Located a couple blocks from the end of the Malecon, this amazing tapas restaurant offers delicious Spanish cuisine and incredible views of PV and the ocean. ”
  • 49 locals recommend

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