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“Great restaurant on the beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Palapa

La Palapa
103 Pulpito | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 5225
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Ranked #14 of 697 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Price range: $8 - $37
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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27 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great restaurant on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We ate here the last night of our stay. The setting is gorgeous on the beach downtown. It's more expensive than your typical Mexian restaurant but the food was excellent. I had a pork tenderloin which was scrumptious. My wife had scallops which she thought may have been slightly undercooked but they also were delicious.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Always Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

visited La Palapa twice on this recent trip. First time i don't remember, it was Oscar night and maybe i had too many margaritas on the beach and at sunset. Went back a second time and it was as always, great.

The have the best mussels, a great tuna tartare, a great beet appetizer. Fish is always super. I had short ribs with a guaba sauce. Really delicious.

they have the best bread/roll filled with cheese and it comes a bit on the warm side. have to eat it despite the caloriesl.

Wait staff is great. they remember you from year to year and are always very pleasant and they deliver great customer service.

This is a not too miss restaurant in PV.

Visited February 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“a 13 year tradition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

For 13 years I have been going to Pueto Vallarta and for 13 years I have been amazed by La Palapa. I have eaten breakfast lunch and dinner there. My favorite wait staff members, Ragilio(Rompas) Lincy and Ismael are always friendly, efficient and professional. The food is outstanding and eating on the beach is fabulous. This restaurant is a must for anyone visiting P.V.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California, United States
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“Beautiful evening, wonderful food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Beautiful sunset, music, great service by our waiter Jesus... Delicious meal - be sure to order the cafe flamenado!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

A beautiful setting on the beach. The food was tasty and fresh. We enjoyed the live music and evening air.

Visited March 2013
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