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Paseo de la Marina 31 | Villa 5, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $20
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, International
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Estudio-Café is a chic waterfront restaurant owned and operated by the family of painter artist Federico León-de-la-Vega. His artwork and other artists' are in display. Good taste in every sense is the keyword. Located on the south edge of the Nuevo Vallarta Marina, short distance from the Mayan Palace, Grand Mayan, Grand Luxxe, Grand Bliss and Sea Garden hotels. Walk behind the OXXO toward Dolphin Adventure and the marina. Estudio-Café is also a short taxicab ride from Paradise Village, or 25 min. from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Prices are moderate.
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Arkansas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We discovered this family owned, outdoor, harbor side cafe/art gallery 3 years ago. The ambience is both romantic and welcoming. Owner Federico both paints and sculpts beautiful pieces, and represents other local artists. His charming personality plus exceptional fresh ingredients make dining an absolute pleasure. Fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, omelets and classic Mexican options make it our breakfast favorite. Dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend this great restaurant. The staff is nice and friendly. The owner walked around to introduce himself to make sure the food was satisfactory. Good quality assurance.

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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We decided to give this place one more try after a very poorly handled and served breakfast a week earlier. We both had coconut shrimp, the Monday night special for as long as we can remember. They always serve an outstanding fresh mushroom soup before. The shrimp were a bit drier than I like but an excellent salad made more... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This place has the best breakfast anywhere! The French toast, coffee, and oatmeal are to die for. Come hungry but not in a hurry. And there are blankets when the air is chilly in the morning.

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Champaign, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

I had eaten here a couple of times last March and couldn't wait to return. My friend and I went for breakfast one morning and it was great. I had not tried dinner so we decided to give it a try. We were NOT disappointed. The shrimp tacos were the best ever. They were served with a delicious cup of... More 

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Carberry, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here several times in last few years, Sunday I ordered Bacon and Eggs over easy at 12:30 pm. , With a glass of fresh squeezed OJ. To my dismay when my food arrived, the Toast was a piece of Whole grain bread torn in half and never near a toaster, my bacon appeared to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We enjoyed a fantastic breakfast experience at Estudio-Cafè for 4 people. The food was delicious, the service personable and efficient, and the price very reasonable. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Nuevo Vallarta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I come every year with my family, and we love it even more every time. People are complaining about costs, well think about this.. Obviously all the prices have gone up since the economy is going down..So why complain about a GREAT place, with a GREAT view, and being surrounded by GREAT people.

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Denver, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Everyone seems to love this place, but I find it overpriced, and the food is not very good. Yet again I found the service cool and aloof. Maybe we'll try it again next year, but we won't be back during this vacation.

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This gem of a restaurant is located overlooking the Nuevo Vallarta marina, a little hidden but definitely worth a visit. The food is freshly prepared and incredibly tasty. This is a family run business and that is clearly evident by the personal attention and friendly atmosphere. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner....we have been there at different times for various... More 

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Additional Information about Estudio Cafe

Address: Paseo de la Marina 31 | Villa 5, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Phone Number: 3222970820
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, International

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