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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 12/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $23
CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time dining at No Way Jose! Cute atmosphere and great entertainment. We enjoyed the food immensely. Everything was fresh and tasty. I had the Shrimp entree and my traveling friend had the Chicken Fajitas. Both were served fresh and hot from the kitchen. There...was a slight delay with getting the entree’s but we enjoyed the live music while we waited. The service staff was very attentive and the management were around the dining area as well.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little hidden in Zona Romantica, but worth it. The wait staff is excellent. The atmosphere is great. Lot of fun and the food.... WOW WOW WOW. They make everything fresh. The combo plates, excellent, stuffed chicken, excellent, Fillet, yes, excellent. The deserts were handmade...while we watched. Flan, awesome, Choc Mousse, AWESOME!! Do yourself a favor and check this place out.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite places in PV. A home run. Great caesars salad prepared table side. Great Dessert prepared table side. Dinner is always fantastic. And Jose and his family are the best! Ask Jose to sing as well!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Last night, my friends and I dined at No Way Jose. I had never been there and didn’t know what to expect. The upstairs open-air dining room was popping with a birthday celebration, new and old friends greeting each other with lots of kisses on...cheeks and a fantastic live band that added even more more color making every guest feel welcome and part of the party. Our affable waiter, Rafa, kept the pre-dinner cocktails coming and seemed to appear magically whenever he was needed. We were a part of six and our entrees included muscles, mahi mahi and more. I had the flank steak which was served with vegetables, refrained beans, guacamole and tortillas. Everything was prepared fresh in house and was delicious. Do yourself a favor and make No Way Jose a must do dining experience whenever you find yourself lucky enough to be in Puerto Vallarta. I’m already looking forward to my next meal there. Cheers!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 13, 2021

My friend and I had dinner here during our trip to Puerto Vallarta and we will definitely be back on our next trip as well! Alex was our server, and he was excellent! He gave great recommendations and even better service! Joslyn was the hostess...and she was also very friendly! The whole atmosphere was a great vibe. The food was absolutely amazing! Best Cesar salad I’ve ever had and I’ll be craving the shrimp until next time! Can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 9, 2021

In May, 2021 we stopped into this restaurant to see if the reviews and comments from friends were as described. To our delight we found this to be everything as described. Here you will find true Mexican culture. The wait staff is exactly what you...would find in Mexico City. Several waiters are attending to your table and are there immediately to fill your glass, remove your dish and paying attention to every detail. You will find NO fault with the exceptional service. The presentation on every entre is beautiful and best of all is the flavor and taste. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant and I highly recommend it. It's off the beaten path so you need to look for it but once you're there you won't be disappointed. This is truly a Mexican dining experience ! I am a real estate agency specializing in selling and buying commercial properties and high end Villas and Condos. This restaurant is for sale at an exceptional attractive price. If interested in buying a restaurant in PV, this is one you must consider. I can be reached at: carlrogers81@gmaILcom or puertovallartaproperties.net Carl RogersMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Julie A, Owner at No Way Jose!, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2021

Hola Carl. Thank you for your rating and kind comments. We work to deliver on our promise: you will leave happy and come back. No Way José! offers an incredible opportunity to purchase a successful business in what promises to be a thriving market in...More

Reviewed April 30, 2021 via mobile

This is a food experience. Started with guacamole made at the table, a small shot of green veggies in broth, main meals, then banana foster (Mexican style) made again at the table. House margaritas were spot on and the musicians were concert professionals (weekend after...7). It was my birthday and the made it special! BZ!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 24, 2021

Not sure where to start. Unassuming entrance up a staircase enters into a charming authentically decorated dining area. The peaceful, fun and diners contentment are contagious from the minute you walk in. Enough has been said in other reviews about amazing drinks, food and wait...staff, all of which is 100 % correct. For us, it was the whole experience. Decor, live music, food, exceptional service, José greeting each and every customer. Please order the Caesar salad as Mario is an artist when preparing at your table, it was my favorite part of dinner. For sure the highlight of our dining experience in PV.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 19, 2021 via mobile

Our friends, who live in Conchas Chinas, took us here for dinner and we absolutely loved it. Our group of 8 people ordered a variety of dishes and drinks. I ordered a passion fruit margarita and it was the best margarita I’ve ever had. My...spouse had the lobster and steak (surf and turf) and not only was it a beautiful presentation it was delicious. Our wait staff (Alex?) was very attentive and friendly. I am a picky person and do not often leave reviews but I loved the place and highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 9, 2021 via mobile

The food is delicious, the atmosphere is perfect, and the service is amazing. We've be coming to PV for years and No Way Jose is both a family favorite and a highlight to our trips to PV.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Cheryl44141
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Response from Julie A | Property representative |
We have live musical entertainment on Thursdays, Friday, Saturday & Sunday starting at 7:30 p.m.
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January 25, 2020|
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Response from tnnrbc | Reviewed this property |
I do not know who she is but think we are going back before we head for home so will ask.
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October 23, 2019|
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Response from ChispitaSpark | Reviewed this property |
No, but you are in PV. Forget about the TV and the game. You can always google the results later. Live the moment! If you must, El Torito Sports Bar and Los Muertos Brewing have a whole bunch of games on.
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No Way Jose! is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5