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Cafe de Olla

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Basilio Badillo 168, Puerto Vallarta 48380 , Mexico
+52 322 22 3 1626
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the first things I think about when going to Puerto Vallarta is ....hope the line to get into Cafe de Olla isn't too long tonight! Where to begin.....fantastic authentic Mexican cuisine, awesome cocktails, and superb service....especially from Rogelio! Be prepared to wait in line to get into this small but cozy restaurant but it's worth the wait.

Thank Valerie S
Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had dinner at this restaurant and ordered the seafood platter. The equivalent of a $100 plate in the US at the cost of $25/Pesos. The atmosphere is great and staff is great.. Take cash as they might be having troubles with their Card Swipe machine.. It's better to have cash for most of Puerto Vallarta.

Thank J Rubio R
Palm Desert, Ca
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you look at this café from the streetside you cannot expect to see what's inside. Very large, Very pleasant and very well put together restaurant with air conditioning,the service was great,the food was a bit disappointing. When I'll order a fajita I expect to be bubbling when it arrives at the table mine was not at all and disappointing... More 

Thank Christophe D
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered a large platter - lobster, shrimp, and meat {I am not a meat eater} side dishes were some great tasting mashed potatoes - serve very good and nice setting. Would definitely go back.

Thank Gabe222Hous
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went 3 times this week. Grest coffee and the food is real Mexican. Always nice and service is amazing. Chips are amazing. Recommend the sampler platter. Wow. Very affordable.

Thank HairByCharles
Houston, Texas
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127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have written, this restaurant is popular with tourists and also locals. They have a grill going outside the entrance where they grill chicken. I had the BBQ chicken and it was a 1/2 chicken and was real good. It came with what I call a twice-baked potato which they keep warm on the grill. The restaurant does not... More 

Thank DiverBob_7
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to P V and not visiting is like going to Rome and not visiting St. Peter's Basilica. Cafe de Olla is quentessential PV---the food is spectacular and the people that served us on June 24 served us in 1999, 2003 and on and on. A visit to Cafe de Olla is a must when you go.

Thank Jim M
Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place is loaded with locals, a great sign, had breakfast with Cathy here with a Pacifico the bill was $9 9 included an extra side of bacon and a large fresh orange juice), service excellent, they do not take credit cards!!

Thank DaCoach61
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Very authentic food and this place is always packed. We got the enchiladas and sample platter with 2 alcoholic drinks, our total was under $20 USD. Service was quick and the food was delicious. We'll definitely back!

Thank Leo S
Chicago, Illinois
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this authentic mexican restaurant in zona romantica. Excellent chicken tacos! Wonderful atmosphere and good service. Would recommend and will be back!

Thank JAKTravel2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Basilio Badillo 168, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 22 3 1626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?