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Just a few steps from the famous dyke and right at Puerto Vallarta’s heart, in a typical building is located “Gaby’s”, the Mexican food restaurant with the greatest tradition and the most delicious Mexican flavours in Puerto Vallarta since 1989. We want to continue sharing the Mexican tradition cuisine inviting you to enjoy the cooking classes of our chef Julio Castillón.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food! I had the special tequila shrimp which was very good. My friend had the Gabby fish filet. It was stuffed with shrimp, spinach and mushrooms-maybe.The margaritas were very good which is why she can't remember if the dish included mushrooms!😁 My other friend...had chili rellanos with shrimp and cheese. She also said it was very good.We all agreed we would go back again!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 really good fish entrees and drinks. Great atmosphere, we had the best table looking down the street to the ocean. They were projecting a movie onto the building side nearby. They give you a taster, chips and salsa, as well as bread...with your meal. Glad we ate here.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went on a cooking class with Chef Julio and it was the highlight of our trip. Chef Julio was very informative of what goes around the city and accommodated our stay. We made some delicious salsas, stuffed poblano peppers, tortilla soup,...and some chicken mole. The chicken mole was amazing -- my wife has been talking about it all the time. At the end, we were given the recipes for all the things we made -- something my wife was really happy about. Our experience was so great that my wife wanted to come here for dinner the same day! We had a shrimp and rice dish along with some shrimp tacos (both were amazing). The service was top notch and with excellent views from their roof. All that being said, Gaby's is part of the town's history having been serving the city since 1989 (when Chef Julio was born). We sincerely hope that they will continue to serve excellent food for many many more years to come. Special thanks to all the people we met that day -- the sous chef, the assistants, Chef Julio, Gaby, and the waiters. We hope to return soon!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

Class started at 9 with relaxed coffee while devising a menu tailored to my specifications. Took a walking tour on the way to the market. Chef Julio is steeped in neighborhood insights and provides terrific tour of neighborhood. The market was especially interested as I...got to witness the way chef selects ingredients for the menu. Noticed that there weren’t any ripe plantains so menu was adjusted to align with market availability. Enjoyed watching the interactions with the butcher to ensure we got the most appropriate cuts of meat for the dishes. Back at the kitchen I got to focus on knife handling and food prep. Kitchen atmosphere was calm and supportive which made acquiring skills a whole lot more accessible. After enjoying the prepared dishes I was then provided recipes which I definitely try at home. Chef Julio offered lots of easy tips for food preparation more efficient and manageable.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

We love everything about Gaby's! The staff are so welcoming, the guacamole made at our table, fabulous cocktails, and enchiladas to die for! We will take their famous cooking course when we return!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed August 21, 2020

Great service and so much food! Team was very attentive and followed all COVID 19 protocols. Delicious taco Tuesdays (2x1). More food than we could finish!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed July 16, 2020

Gaby's is a popular restaurant in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. Gaby's holds authentic 3-in-1 cooking classes which include a Market Tour, Cooking Class and Lunch. I highly recommend this activity. We learned how to cook 7 dishes on the patio and it had amazing...views of the Pacific Ocean. We learned how to cook ceviche, chicken enchiladas, a few different kinds of salsas and fresh tortillas, among other dishes. To read my full review and see photos/videos, check out my blog Boutique or Busted. Link in bio.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 14, 2020 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Gaby’s! I am so thankful we finally got the opportunity to visit! Not only are the margaritas and food fantastic, but the owners are even more so! They play old movies on the wall across the street at night....It takes you back in time! Julio is a master in the kitchen. If you get the opportunity to take his cooking class-do not pass it up! We had the best experience and were so blessed to be a part of it all! Please support this wonderful restaurant, you will be happy you did!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 12, 2020 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. If you have not been to Gabys you are missing great service and the best freshly made Mexican food the atmosphere is also great. Ask for Luis!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 20, 2020

We had reservations for this place but showed up early and they quickly put together a table for 11. Great menu, good tasting food and wonderful service. Would definitely go there again.

Date of visit: March 2020
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