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La Albufera

Aquiles Serdan 242 | Emilano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48314, Mexico
322 2935530
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Ranked #299 of 658 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

we were definitely disappointed, food not cooked properly, poor service, strange decoration .. we even felt uncomfortable about the whole situation ... weird experience, we live in Puerto Vallarta and love to try new place -- we wont recommend this one!

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Wide variety of lots of dishes, incredible selection. All very reasonably priced, and such unique selections. You can get tapas, or mexican, or traditional, even breakfast. The 7 course molecular gastronomy menu sounds fun. The pink mole is amazing.

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Surrey, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Didn't expect to find a molecular gastronomy place in PV. Prices very reasonable and chef Gunther and the hostess were very personable. Gazpatcho is best I've ever had. Went there for lunch one day after stumbling along this place to get out of the heat and came back a couple of days later for dinner to try the molecular gastronomy... More

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Branford, Connecticut, Usa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Maria and her son and husband ( both chefs) offer 2 delightful menus. The paella is delicious and large portion. The pink and green moles are out of this world. Every sauce is expertly prepared and served with love. If you want a delicious and unique experience, try the 7 course molecular dinner on Sat. Night. The chef presents and... More

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Puerto Vallarta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The restaurant is located in the heart of the Romantic zone a block from the beach. Paella was excellent.

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Rockwall, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I went early for breakfast before a bus tour that begins outside this restaurant. Only the owner was waiting on tables and the place was packed with people wanting to order, getting food or trying to pay. Total chaos. I would think if I knew a bus of people were showing up, I'd have hired more help. I also tried... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

My wife and I had the privilege of dining at La Albufera for Valentine's Day,and WOW was it amazing.We started with some breaded artichoke hearts filled with goat cheese, then a garlic soup. We could not forget the paella,still to this day! Being that in her college days,my wife traveled to Pamplona for the festival de San Fermin and was... More

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Long Beach
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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My husband and I met a tour at this restaurant and were told about their Saturday nite $45 7 course molecular menu. In Los Angeles this would easily have been $300 so we couldn't pass it up. Every course was very small so you could eat it all, beautifully presented and explained by the chef personally. It was truly and... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

My husband and I were looking to try a new restaurant this year and found 'La Albufera'. This restaurant, and Mole' Rosa (right next door) are run by a very pleasant lady named Pilar whose family does all the cooking. She made a point to spend time with us discussing Mexico how her family came to Puerto Vallarta. Interesting decor... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had lunch here after it was recommended by the guide on a tour of luxury homes of PV. The food was absolutely astonishingly delicious. The standout dishes we tried included cream of cilantro soup, paella, smoked marlin tostaditos and a unique pink molé enchilada. Far and away the best food we have eaten in PV. DON'T MISS THIS RESTAURANT!... More

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