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“Great Spot for day 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 #13 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.
Duluth, MN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Spot for day on the Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We have been coming to PV for 20 years and this is the best spot to get a chair for a day on the beach. Great service and excellent swimming spot, not too rough. You should reserve a day ahead if possible and/or get there by 11am. Treat the folks there respectfully and you will not be disappointed

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Longview, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food, but slow service the night we were there.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Lovely restaurant right on the beach. Great food, lots of hisotry. I think the waiter may have been a little A.D.D. though, as he forgot several things and the whole dinner took us about two hours.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A favourite for 16 years!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

La Palapa is simply delightful. Often make the trip in to Vallarta just to visit. Stunning beachfront location, incredibly attentive staff, luxurious feel and great food. Come early to get a table on the beach or, better yet, reserve the day before. The juevos Vallarta are delicious for brunch... The seared salmon salad is a terrific lunch choice... Close your eyes and pick an entree for dinner... They are all good! Great ambiance in the evenings with live music. Come for a meal or stay for the day... This place never disappoints!

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Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good food and service on the beach.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A group of eight of us had breakfast here. The restaurant is right on the beach in the 'romantic zone' of Puerto Vallarta. We each ordered something different and everything was marvelous and reasonably priced. Food is beautifully plated on nice china with linen tablecloths and napkins. They do come to the table offering a basket of sweet rolls to let you choose one to have with your coffee, but they neglet to tell you that there is a charge for each pastry.

Otherwise, it was a great experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Iowa
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23 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

As always , great selection of food and good sized portion for the smaller dish. The catch of the day was excellent and the mussels were a little pricey but very good

Visited January 2014
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