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La Palapa

103 Pulpito | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 5225
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Ranked #24 of 659 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $9 - $42
Cuisines: Mexican, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Amapas
Description: La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the warmth and charm characteristic of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Located on Playa Los Muertos in the heart of the Romantic Zone, this popular restaurant is one of Vallarta's favorite places to enjoy great food in a casually elegant atmosphere. At La Palapa Restaurant you will discover all of the ingredients to a perfect dining experience - a relaxed atmosphere, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous food. No matter what the occassion, from breakfast with business associates or lunch with friends to a romantic dinner for two, La Palapa defines fine dining in Puerto Vallarta.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Although this is my first review of la palapa, it is likely my 4th visit. We come once a year and its our favorite place in PV. La Palapa year after year maintains great good, great drinks, wonderful staff and allows us to also spill out into a beautiful sunset beach right afterwards. We have never been there for brunch,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I went here on a recommendation and I am glad that I went. The food and ambience were amazing. Started with the lobster Taquitos with cucumber Martini's. The Martini's were very smooth. The Taquitos were very good as were the fried dumplings. I has the Palapa shrimp and my friend has the sea scallops. Both were really amazing. Very flavorful... More

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Chicago IL
19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I have always started my visits to Puerto Vallarta with a dinner out at La Palapa. The beach seating for the meal along with an oceanic sunset is a huge pleaser to my guests and me. The same owners of La Palapa have also opened Vista Grill which I have also reviewed. The menu at La Palapa with the creative... More

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Maple Valley, Washington
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Always my favorite. We have been coming to PV for years. This is a wonderful location on the beach or under the palapa. A sunset reservation is beautiful. If you sit on the beach the vendors may come bother you so we sit under the palapa. Food is great, mostly seafood. The encrusted Snapper is very good. We usually go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

One of the many joys of returning to winter in PV year after year is the large number of really good restaurants offering all types of cuisines in all price ranges. Another joy is no matter how often you return to PV you find new gems. Such was the case for us with La Palapa this year. Not that it... More

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lafayette, co
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28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We sat in the sand but dining in the restaurant is also recommended. Go at sunset. Love the lobster/shrimp bisque. Food overall is excellent. Service is great. We had at least one waiter. Restaurant lighting is warm and beautiful.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant with seating inside the open air portion or on the beach. The appetizers were wonderful, with the coconut shrimp being the tastiest I have ever had. My catch of the day was Sea Bass and it was cooked to perfection. As to service, it was was well orchestrated and seemed to run smoothly. We wanted... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent restaurant,reasonable prices,excellent service.Great ocean swimming from the beach. They provide free towel service.Have been coming here for 17 years.Friendly hostess Fernanda. Good wi-fi service.They could improve the quality of the bread.Robert Moes,Amigo de la Patria

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Houston, Texas
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18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A stunning restaurant located directly on Los Muertos beach. You may dine on the beach or in the restaurant but always with the sound of waves in the background and a lovely view of the ocean. Wonderful menu and service. They have live music every night. The music is latin jazz and is played at a level that is enjoyable... More

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

La Palapa is one of my favorite restaurants in PV, definitely my favorite on the beach. I have yet to have a disappointing meal there. I have breakfast there at least half of my vacation days and at least one dinner, usually two. Alex and Ivan are the best, really all the waiters there are top notch......very attentive, they don't... More

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