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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: Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful place to spend our last night in Nuevo Vallerta!

We had a wonderful Italian meal at this restaurant tonight. The setting is beautiful; on the water near the bridge. We were able to watch the swallows swoop in and nest under the bridge for the night. There is live music every Friday evening and the band was amazing, playing songs from all eras... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Karen S
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful Italian meal at this restaurant tonight. The setting is beautiful; on the water near the bridge. We were able to watch the swallows swoop in and nest under the bridge for the night. There is live music every Friday evening and the band was amazing, playing songs from all eras. The band was off to the... More 

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Savage
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We choose this restaurant based on the reviews from here. It felt right the moment the taxi drove up. The atmoshere was beautiful and the music was just the right volume. We brought our son with, but would be very romantic for just two! The wait staff was right there and our waiter, Jaime was excellent! From the bread basket,... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Eight of us visited for dinner and were asked what our preference for seating was...inside or out. We chose outside on the patio. After we had received our cocktails at our table it became quite windy and began to rain. We requested to be moved inside and without shipping a beat they escorted our cocktails and us to an inside... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My wife and I recently visited this restaurant and had an absolute extraordinary experience, the food was excellent, atmosphere was great and service from our server (Abad) was outstanding. Would visit this location again in a heartbeat. If you ever get to this area you should visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Choose this restaurant based on reviews and it didn't disappoint. There were lots of our favorites on the menu. We shared the mussel appetizer, my husband had the lasagna, and I had the Ossobuco De Vitella and it was all very good. Jaime, our waiter, decanted the Cabernet Sauvignon we chose which was a nice touch. It was a lovely... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Italian food is excellent, ambiance is excellent, service is very good and prices are reasonable. Outside seating overlooking the river. What more could you want! As a local, it is one of my 'go to' places when going out for dinner.

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We returned to this restaurant and hoped it would be as good as we remembered it. It was. The service.was great and we enjoyed everything we had. Eddie, our waiter was great. He recommended the seafood pasta and it was excellent. We will definitely.return if we are in the area again.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are looking for GREAT flavours, super service, a chef who isn't afraid to create a meal not on the menu (my husband had the most delicious veal piccata with grilled shrimp and a side of puttanesca!!), then this is the spot to go!! Lovely ambience and a view over the river - truly our favourite Nuevo Vallarta spot!!!

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Sioux City, Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife and I just returned from Nuevo Vallarta. We tried Porto Bello one night and came away absolutely impressed. While I stuck with standard chicken parmesan, my wife had the seafood linguini and absolutely loved it. The restaurant is nicely decorated in a very mod/hip building with open air seating. The staff was excellent and most accommodating in arranging... More 

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Hillsborough
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was by far our favorite restaurant in Nuevo Vallarta. Excellent dishes prepared for all of us and seated right by the water at sunset. Would recommend the eggplant dish and their pasta dishes.

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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, Outdoor seating

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?