Restaurants, Cafés and Taco Stands
Vallarta has come a long way in the quality of the restaurants and cafés. At one time the best you could hope for was lots of atmosphere. Now you can find places with excellent food too. There are hundreds of restaurants in this town, many very good, but we limit our list to those of general interest to the gay visitor. Many of these places are gay owned, especially gay friendly or just in the gay part of town.
A quick note about service: In Mexico a restaurant meal is an event, so the waiters would never think of rushing you on by delivering the check before you ask for it. Sometimes this isn't so obvious to our tourist friends who sit at their table wondering why they don't bring the bill! Please be sure to tip generously if the service is good, as all restaurant help gets paid only 4 dollars per day, and they all really depend on your gratuities. Typical gratuities are 15%.
For over 35 years, Archie´s Wok has been serving up Vallarta´s diners with a tasteful array of Asian cuisine, consistently acquiring winning reviews.Read More
Located right in the heart of the Romantic Zone, steps from the Los Muertos Pier. They feature a wide selection of Mexican and American food with an extensive drink menu.Read More
Patio dining strung with tiny white lights, serving great home cooked food, Cafe Bohemio is widely regarded as one of Puerto Vallarta´s best International and Mexican casual dining experiences!Read More
Weather for breakfast, lunch, snack bar or a special event; discerning dinners will appreciate their creative take on authentic Mexican Cuisine.Read More
Enjoy a relaxing and delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner in their outdoors garden. They serve Mexican and international food. Famous for the best breakfast in town. Coco will be delighted to welcome you!Read More
Contemporary Mexican food with an international touch cooked to the perfection with firewood and ingredients of the best quality.Read More
Restaurant with Traditional Mexican cuisine, seafood and fine cuts. An iconic place of this destination and a favorite of the local people of Vallarta for over 30 years.Read More
Main dishes in fresh great variety of seafood, meats, and chicken.Read More
Just a 15 - 20 min. cab ride north of Zona Romantica, enjoy the in & out door restaurant on the beach between the Grand Venetian & Plaza Peninsula.Read More
Looking for a place located outside of all the hustle and bustle of the tourist zones? Just a few minutes taxi ride, located in Paso Ancho along the Rio Cuale, sits El Rio BBQ.Read More
The speciality, of course, as their name states is fajitas, with many different varieties to choose from at this tropical grill.Read More
Frida´s kitchen, located in Frida´s bar, has become a great known gay spot for evening drinks and dining.Read More
Located in the heart of Vallarta, Gaby's Restaurant will surprise with an atmosphere where you will enjoy from the authenticity and exquisiteness of the Mexican food. During this quarantine, we have delivery service available.Read More
Hacienda Alemana´s Restaurant on Puerto Vallarta, is the Fusion of two Cultures. Their Great Team is dedicated to offer the most Traditional German Taste through a variety of Dishes served with the Warmth Attention and Love of México. ¡We appreciate your Visit and your Preference!Read More
Hotel Mercurio’s poolside restaurant is open to the public, offering breakfast from 8:00 to 11:00 AM; and extensive light-fare menu until 10:30PM daily.Read More
Home-cooking traditional diner food is offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 9am to 11pRead More
Authentic Italian Restaurant. Delivery service availableRead More
Fifteen years ago la Piazzetta was founded, and at that time, only offered 7 varieties of pizza and 2 salads. Today they have grown into a 200 seating Italian eatery and opened a 2nd location.Read More
Mex-Tex Restaurant & Bar in the heart of Zona Romantica. Enjoy great live music every night of the week in an intimate and lively venue.Read More
Formally known as No Way José!, named "Best Overall Restaurant" and “Best Moderate Restaurant” in Banderas Bay and runner-up for "Best Service," is Tu Casa en Puerto Vallarta. Quite an accomplishment for the winner of PV's “Best New Restaurant," just the year before.Read More
The Red Cabbage is a magical place, off the beaten track. The cuisine, classic Mexican. The decor, nostalgic, with the walls & tables covered with collages and photos of actors, artists, and musicians. When you step into the colorful collage of it's decor, you know that you are somewhere different.Read More
"Our sophisticated cuisine delights the most demanding palates; furthermore, you can enjoy the best Mexican and international wines and a plenty of cocktails."Read More
Vegetarian and vegan friendly, international offerings, casual, sidewalk patio seating and smoke-free. Summer Hours: Mon.-Frid. 9am-5pm Sat. 9am-2pm Delivery fee 30-50 pesos.Read More
Italian cuisine lovingly prepared and presented in an intimate setting. Now in a new location.Read More
A Restaurant, Chocolate Factory, Cigar Factory and coffe Factory. Your local one stop shop. Business hours from 8am to 11pm, Sundays open from 9am to 5pm.Read More
"Que?Pasa is a bar of our own. It is Vallarta's locals bar and restaurant. The friendliest people in Vallarta meet here for great "gringo" food, beverages, and local entertainment. It's a place where the tourists get to mingle with the locals - get some advice, make friends or simply hang out and have a great time. Something "special" is always happening at Que?Pasa."
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Newly remodeled Coffee shop on Basilio Badillo 1/2 a block from Los Muertos Beach. Great place for people watching while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee, Frappuccino’s and /or a light breakfast like paninis and sandwiches.Read More
New location, just off Olas Altas in the Zona Romantica. All our products are made on site from scratch using natural ingredients.Read More
Mystic Circle Cafe provides a unique experience for its visitors. It is the home of spiritual awareness in Puerto Vallarta where you can explore spiritual, self-help, and metaphysical interests while enjoying our coffees, teas, and danishes.