We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Palapa Restaurant

105-3 Pulpito | Los Muertos Beach, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 5225
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pork tenderloin” (56 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (191 reviews)
“beet salad” (60 reviews)
Closed Now
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
105-3 Pulpito | Los Muertos Beach, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (5,891)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 5,045 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Right on the beach in old town this is a beautiful, elegant, peaceful place for a wonderful meal. The staff are friendly and professional, the food is delicious and beautifully presented. Tables are available inside or outside on the beach and reservations are a good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pamela D
Reviewed yesterday

A standby favorite whenever in Puerto Vallarta. It is always our first dinner and sometime a lunch or dinner return in the same trip. Consistently great food and very attentive service. This visit Giovanni and Carlos were our team and they upheld the high standard...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank James M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped in La Palapa for a cocktail after dinner and it was FANTASTIC! We listened to an awesome duo and had fantastic cocktails and conversation. LOVE this place!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank denisesmithers
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have visited this place many times and used to love it. But if the portions shrink much more then you’ll be licking the plate for nourishment. They need to step up the food to what it used to be.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

La Palapa has become one of our go-to restaurants in PV. On this visit there were 7 in our party. The service was very good, however they tried to rush us thru, bringing our mains while our appetizers were still in front of us. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Winetraveller43
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was nice sitting under a palalpa watching the activity on the beach. Food was good, service only okay,

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank l0vet0travelCalgary
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an upscale beach restaurant. Great food & drinks, excellent service and nice ambience. Dining on the beach with all the lights and torches is very romantic and great ambience. If you visit Puerto Vallarta, put this one on your list.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 79carlr
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place had an epic setting on the beach front. We had a delicious meal with exceptional service.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank mariehayden73
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a dinner and a lunch there recently. Food was excellent and the drinks were good. Sat near the live music for dinner. Highly recommend the seared salmon, which sits on top of a large filled ravioli. Very nice.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Greg M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a high end restaurant which is reflected in the prices - but it is a case of getting what you pay for. We had dinner one night and also a breakfast. The food is wonderful, the presentation and service impeccable. Treat yourself while...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mbaird301
Nearby HotelsSee all 121 hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel & Suites
367 reviews
.02 miles away
Hotel Petit Mercedes Puerto Vallarta
363 reviews
.04 miles away
San Marino Hotel
818 reviews
.05 miles away
Tropicana Hotel
816 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Coffee Cup - Olas Altas
136 reviews
.09 miles away
116 Pulpito Gastro Bar
577 reviews
.03 miles away
El Dorado Restaurant
530 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Paradise Church
5 reviews
.04 miles away
Blondies Loft + Slushbar
40 reviews
.03 miles away
Flyboard PV
124 reviews
.03 miles away
Uncork Mexico
38 reviews
.05 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
November 4, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from chowatt | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No you don't need reservations for breakfast or lunch or even early dinner (between 5 and 7). We went there on a Sunday late morning and there was a lot of room. Food was good also. Sorry don't know about Christmas.
July 21, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from edele a | Reviewed this property |
I would sincerely hope you would not light up a cigar while I'm enjoying a meal. you are welcome to go down to the beach where the breezes would take away the smell.
July 6, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
It is very easy to download a free app on your phone that can give you the current exchange. I found this to be very helpful everywhere in Puerto Vallarta
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $29
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105-3 Pulpito | Los Muertos Beach, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 5225
  • E-mail
La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the warmth and charm characteristic of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Located on Playa Los Muertos in the heart of the Romantic Zone, this popular restaurant is one of Vallarta's favorite places to enjoy great food in a casually elegant atmosphere. At La Palapa, you will discover all of the ingredients to a perfect dining experience - a relaxed atmosphere, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous food. No matter what the occassion, from breakfast with business associates or lunch with friends to a romantic dinner for two, La Palapa defines fine dining in Puerto Vallarta.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing