Bar La Playa
3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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Cocktail Bar
Duration: 2-3 hours
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luvthecarribean!
Saint Cloud, MN267 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great new spot we found on our way back from
The beach. It is usually crowded and takes a while to get your drink if your ordering more than a beer, however they do a fantastic job at making the drinks and presenting them. Go here for a unique and excellent drink .... if you can find a spot to sit. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Written January 17, 2020
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Brendan C
Indianapolis, IN3 contributions
Feb 2020
GO HERE! No, really... DO IT! You will not be disappointed! This bar has incredible cocktails. Between my boyfriend and me, we tried around 10 different items on our three trips here during our one-week visit to Puerto Vallarta. We couldn't stop ourselves. They are all delicious. They use lots of fresh produce, herbs, and handcrafted syrups. If you can, sit at the bar and talk to Paola. She is kind, gracious, and the best mixologist I have seen in ages.
Written March 1, 2020
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AJ
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico69 contributions
Mar 2020
first this is a small place with like 5 tables and 5 seats in the bar. The drinks bit pricey and your the bar is located right in the middle of a busy walk-way. so people bumping walking into over and over. The staff is nice but nothing great here at all really.
Written March 3, 2020
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kkjellin2016
Greater Palm Springs, CA159 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
We stop in at this ‘feels like local’ bar several times whenever we’re in PV. It’s always welcoming and hopping. The drinks are great, their happy hour is reasonable and the servers are just outstanding. It’s a great place to visit in PV
Written July 29, 2023
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Jim B
Calverton, NY9 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
This place was by far one of the highlights of our trip! Lucy was our bartender and was fantastic. She made an incredible ginger blueberry margarita! She’s a natural conversationalist. She made us feel so welcome and at home. She gave us such great insight into a beautiful place to visit. We can’t wait to return next year!
Written November 30, 2022
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Jonesy
Vancouver, Canada46 contributions
Dec 2021
Have literally walked by this place for 3 years in a row never stopped to have a drink. Finally did on our most recent trip and WOW!! By far the best drinks in PV. Very cool little spot, you won't be disappointed. And make sure you ask for a watermelon jello shot!
Written January 13, 2022
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Lake Ozark, MO3 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
I really do wish I could leave a great review. The reason I can't is due to the fact that I know how good the cocktails were back when Bar La Playa had a good bartender. Alex the owner is a master mixologist and hands down the best bartender I have ever had make me make a drink, paris, london, Chicago.. he is better than all of them. However, he is not there anymore. He has hired 2 really cute girls that have great attitudes but cannot make a drink any better than I could (I am horrible at making drinks). The place still has a great atmosphere but the drinks are pretty sub par. I visited 3x on my trip this time last week and the margarita was the worst I got in all of PV, the mexican mule was not hardly drinkable. The strawberry daiquiri was the only thing that was good and I think it was just due to the very fresh strawberries. I think if Alex the owner spent 3-6 months really teaching them how to make drinks this place could come back to what it was, at this point I really hope Alex does something to correct it or I don't think it will be open next time I am down. PLEASE ALEX GET YOUR BAR BACK ON TRACK!
Written January 19, 2018
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PNW Guys
Eagle Point, OR133 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
We were shown this fantastic little place by our friends while in PV this week. It takes 5 minutes to make a drink here and that is a wonderful thing. Part beach bar, part alchemists laboratory, half the fun is watching your libation come to life. Alex and Franci are knowledgeable and entertaining. Over a few days we sampled: Wild Mexican Rose, Chupacabra, Espresso yourself, Pacific Whiskey, and the Bonita. All superb! The coups de Gras, the fresh fruit Jello shots. Not what you are imagining, these are pure bites of heaven. P.S. the candied nuts with bacon are divine.
Written February 12, 2016
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Tara H
Victoria, Canada11 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Stopped at this little bar on a tequila & tacos tour, and instantly knew we loved it! One of the gals in our group was celebrating a birthday, and so was the lovely Paula ... before we knew it she pulled out a cake from the fridge, sliced it up we all celebrated like one big family! We went back again a few times and enjoyed several of their very delicious margaritas!! If you are walking the Malecon and checking out the overall costs of a margarita before you try out a restaurant, understand that these ones are not considered "cheap" by Mexican standards, but trust me when I say they are handcrafted, delicious and well worth it!!!
Written July 4, 2018
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Hi Tara! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we are very appreciative! We are one big family at Bar La Playa, and we are thrilled to hear you had the chance to experience that during your Vallarta Food Tour experience. We indeed use quality liquor and fresh ingredients for all our handcrafted cocktails and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our specialty margaritas! We hope to see you again sometime soon! All the best, The Bar La Playa team!
Written July 5, 2018
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Alex H
Lake of the Ozarks, MO122 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
My husband and I found this bar on our food tour of Puerto Vallarta. We fell in love with this bar. The bartender was AMAZING! Trained at the Four Seasons in Mexico City. He creates all of his drinks from scratch, no mixes. These are the most delicious drinks you will ever have! I had almost everything they offered and no hangover. My husband and I became friends with the bartender and plan on visiting the bar every time we come to Puerto Vallarta. MUST STOP if visiting the area!
Written May 23, 2017
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