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Lazaro Cardenas 355, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
322 222 3126
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Honest Food

I love a place like this! Great for people watching. Superb street view from the upper floor and really honest, simple straight up food & served with a smile. Don't be surprised when you ask for your cheque and they offer you a free shot of tequila. I just keep coming back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
muee
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love a place like this! Great for people watching. Superb street view from the upper floor and really honest, simple straight up food & served with a smile. Don't be surprised when you ask for your cheque and they offer you a free shot of tequila. I just keep coming back.

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Thank muee
Osage Beach, Missouri
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during our recent PV stay. My husband really enjoyed his broiled fish dinner. We shared a shrimp cocktail Mexican style. The service was very nice and we were given a free after dinner drink. Very reasonably priced menu. Nice portion sizes too!

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Thank boot_12
Alexandria, Virginia
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

San Lucas is a small, second-floor restaurant in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. It is family run with excellent food and service. Try the Quesadillas Mixta, three different flaky treats!

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Thank Marlanman
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to San Lucas Restaurant after reading about it on TA, and we were so glad we did. We were there on a Friday afternoon around 3 and the place was pretty empty with the exception of a couple of tables. We were seated immediately by the owner and handed menus by the waiter. I ordered a guacamole and... More 

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Thank Barry K
San Francisco, California
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This place has one of the best street views in PV. It is fun sitting up above while eating really good food and drinking very cold beers. The prices are low and the service is great.

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Smithers, British Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We love this spot as it has delicious, simple meals. The owner is very kind and you get a complementary aperitif after the meal. It also sits above the busy street so you can watch the hustle and bustle below.

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Thank atch2016
Irvine, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Second visit in a few trips to Vallarta, and the food is fresh as ever. Seafood tostadas were simple and hit the spot. Our very Mexican host brought extras including a digestif course w dessert. Ambiance gets few points but if you want to get away from the tourist hordes on the Malecon and you need a dose of fresh... More 

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Thank chrislbs
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a favorite haunt among the locals, it's hidden up in the upper terrace of a two story building in old town, where you can sit and enjoy the view, watch people walking back and forth, cars getting stuck in good ol' Mexican traffic jams (because nobody here seems to know how to drive) and the cops try to... More 

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Thank Todd G
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We spend our winters, Nov to May, in PV. San Lucas is always our arrival day dinner stop. We go there at least once every couple of weeks. The food is excellent and the service is great. The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor, open air overlooking one of the main drags in PV, Insurgentes. The only negative (beyond... More 

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Thank Michael M
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I recently ate dinner here with a friend. I wasn't sure what to expect of the ceviche (as it can be indifferent in various place), but here, it was one of the best I've had. The service was impeccable and attentive and the price? Well within anyone's budget. Get a seat on the open air second floor, overlooking all the... More 

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Thank Jennifer W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lazaro Cardenas 355, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: 322 222 3126

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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