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El Arrayan

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Allende 344 | corner with Miramar, a few blocks form the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta 48304, Mexico (Matamoros & Miramar)
523222227195
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant exceeded our expectations. Such a gem and food was so yummy. We are staying at local resort and wanted more of an authentic food option. Boy, did we find it. We will be back before we leave!

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Thank Erica S
mambooster7, Owner at El Arrayan, responded to this review

Thank you for trying authentic Mexican food, you make us feel proud of what we do. More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those places that you have to visit every time you are in Puerto Vallarta! The friendliness of the staff and owners is very welcoming. The food is second to none and you'll find menu items that you won't find anywhere else. Oh, and you have to try their house-made ice-creams! DELICIOUS!

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mambooster7, Owner at El Arrayan, responded to this review

Few years ago we decide to make our own ice icream, and people love it!! we will be trying new flavors for next season. See you soon More 

West Orange, New Jersey
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place. We had a hard time finding it but it was worth it. PV is a great town to eat from street food to fine dining. This is an amazing place. Great service.

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mambooster7, Owner at El Arrayan, responded to this review

Thank you for looking for us, we know we are not in the tourist area, that is why we try hard to keep up with our service and food quality. And yes, Vallarta has a lot of food option to offer, that is why we appreciate your business. Hope to see you back soon More 

Alameda, CA
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try it all! Everything is delicious and authentic. From the friendly greetings to the "thank you" as you leave, this is a genuinely spectacular experience.

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Houston, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want true Mexican food you may want to try this place located in a Mexican neighborhood. The restaurant itself is very nice and the staff wonderful. I really did not enjoy the food that much. The various salsas were for American tasted just okay. I felt the very almost black salsa tasted like charcoal. From my experience the... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed their signature margarita-the food and ambience were great. It's a place where I take my visiting friends for a genuine taste of great Mexican food.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit each year while in Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy the house Margarita and all the cuisine. Have done the cooking classes in previous years which is a great way to learn about the city as well as the food. Always delicious. Carmen and Claudia make us feel welcome each time

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Everett, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Homey environment with an unique menu and killer margaritas. The owners have created a wonderful restaurant. You must go.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Downturn, but far enough (6-8 blocks) off the Malecon that one losses that 'Tourista' style dining / menu. This is the real deal; as shown on the Food Network Channel.

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denver
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My trip to PV is not complete unless I have dinner at El Arrayan. The food is wonderful, the service is excellent and......don't miss it!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $16
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Mexican
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Allende 344 | corner with Miramar, a few blocks form the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta 48304, Mexico
    (Matamoros & Miramar)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: 523222227195
Description
Best Mexican restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. Very original menu . Flavorfull foods from different regions in Mexico. Original cocktails, Mexican wines, attentive bilingual staff, full bar. Also childrens menu, vegetarian options and free dishes. Alll main courses served with freshly made corn tortillas, home made ice creams and sorbets.Gay friendly,you can bring your pet.

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