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Porto Bello Bistro & Lounge

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Italian, Pizza, Tapas
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Nuevo Vallarta Plaza Building loc. 4 | Av. Nayarit Villa 5 Lote 22, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
322-2976719
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: After 20 years of service in our resaturante in Marina Vallarta we decided...
After 20 years of service in our resaturante in Marina Vallarta we decided to open our second home in Nuevo Vallarta making a change in our image, with a Terrace, Bistro and Luonge where we serve our best dishes with our excellent Porto Bello service and Music of our DJ
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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Service and Overall Dining Experience

We were staying at Villa del Palmar Flamingos and wanted to dine elsewhere. We asked for a recommendation to a nearby restaurant and they suggested Porto Bello. Our requirement was that the restaurant had to have vegetarian gluten free options. It was so nice to know that I would be able to have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Parkash B
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were staying at Villa del Palmar Flamingos and wanted to dine elsewhere. We asked for a recommendation to a nearby restaurant and they suggested Porto Bello. Our requirement was that the restaurant had to have vegetarian gluten free options. It was so nice to know that I would be able to have gluten free pasta in Nuevo Vallarta for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We just had the most fantastic meal at Porto Bello Bistro and Lounge in Nuevo Vallarta. Starting with the waiter Jaime and throughout the meal, it could not be beaten. We had Tuna Carpaccio to begin our awesome experience, followed by a Bistro Salad all accompanied by fine wine. I enjoyed Sea Bass with almonds, spinach, great sauce and vegetables... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

While staying at a resort in Nuevo Vallarta, we decided to dine at Porto Bello. The restaurant had a view of the marina and the interior decor was fresh and modern. The service was outstanding from beginning to end. The menu had something for everyone. We both ordered Veal Picatta and it was prepared to perfection. Dessert was a treat... More 

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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Used to love stopping at this restaurant for dinner. Always get the lasagna but this visit it wasn't as good as I remember. Seems like they have changed the recipe.

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We used to just be amazed by the quality of their carpaccio pizza. Yesterday when I bought it, it was so disappointing I didn't even finish my portion. They changed the meat on it and I was constantly picking the grissel out of my teeth. The once what I thought was the best pizza in town isn't even worth 2x1... More 

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Sault Ste Marie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We went here for my sisters birthday. The food was excellent and so was the service. They even came out and sang her happy birthday and our waiter bought her a very nice dessert with a candle on top. The price was not any more then you would pay at home for a comparable restaurant.

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Kings Park, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Lovely Italian food presented beautifully. Service was excellent. Italian food was very good different from New York . Fish dinners were excellent. They make a great Cosmo

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Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is just good, reliable, and the setting is nice. I miss seeing the same waiter, there is a fair amount of turnover, and I wish they would bring back the Bresaola, but perhaps not enough people order it. The service is always attentive, but not intrusive. But the bottom line is that this is a great stable restaurant... More 

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Winnipeg, MB
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A were quickly seated even though we had no reservation. The ambience was lovely and the menu looked great. But ~ when two couples in our group wanted to split their meals we had comments from the waiter. The antipasto arrived at our table at the same time as our main meals. That error was corrected by removing the charge... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A friend had recommended this restaurant. Although we sat outside along the water, the view is not pretty. But once it's night time, you just feel like you're at a nice outdoor restaurant. Atmosphere is fancier than a lot of the casual places we went to. Not that you have to dress up, but it felt more formal. And although... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nuevo Vallarta Plaza Building loc. 4 | Av. Nayarit Villa 5 Lote 22, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
  • Phone Number: 322-2976719

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

After 20 years of service in our resaturante in Marina Vallarta we decided to open our second home in Nuevo Vallarta making a change in our image, with a Terrace, Bistro and Luonge where we serve our best dishes with our excellent Porto Bello service and Music of our DJ

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?