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“Beautiful sunsets”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Panorama

El Panorama
Ranked #112 of 999 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Josefa Ortiz de Dominques & Matamoros
Description: Our establishment opened its doors in 1973 and has maintained its reputation as one of the premier restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. Our view is unrivaled in Vallarta as we are located on top of Hotel Suites La Siesta on a hillside 4 blocks from the beach and boardwalk (malecon) in the very heart of El Centro. We have two rooftop terraces and two indoor salons that have commanding views of the entire Bay of Banderas and city with its array of red tiled rooftop. Our menu is international and features flambe cooking right at your table as well as our unique caesar salad, desserts and flamming coffees. Our restaurant is rich in history and tradition and should be part of what all tourists are looking for: good food, service and that special ambiance.
Chesterfield, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful sunsets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Great place to watch the sunsets over Banderas Bay. Food is fantastic and service is great. Be sure to have the shrimp.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Ilene S
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Bargersville, In
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77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Restaurant for last night in Puerto Vallarta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

For several years now our last evenings dining experience has been a visit to El Panorama. The view is one of the best and the service and food are great especially the caesar salad for two and the chateaubriand foe two. Barely room for desert. This restaurant is one of the few where the caesar's salad is made at your table by one of the staff. Overall, a most pleasant dining evening in PV.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank retMD
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Nashville
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Too bad more people don't know about this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

The service was excellent and the staff VERY friendly. It sits up in the hillside and offers stunning views of PV. The restarant did not have many guest and that is a shame because it is an amazing restaurant!! Food and drinks were excellent. Great presentation!
The 'all inclusive" resorts are bad for the smaller business'. Personally I like to explore other options of the city. There is so much fine dining in these quaint older well established restaurants.

  • Visited February 2013
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Bonner Springs, Kansas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Very nice place for and exceptional dinning experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Having dinner here is more than just outstanding food. It is a dining experience!! We always enjoy the walk up the hillside from The Malicon. It is a steep walk and quite a few steps but worth the experience if you can handle the climb. Of course you can have a taxi take you right to the front door if you don’t want to make the climb. The view of Banderas Bay is just beautiful. We enjoy the staff, music, and view as well at great food.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Gepner
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Seattle WA
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great view, good food, fun staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Five friends shared drinks and dinner at this restaurant and we all enjoyed the experience.
Each of us loved our food. That does not happen often! The staff made every effort to make our visit a great one. There was a pianist all evening. And then there is the view..which is spectacular.
This restaurant is tucked up a steep cliff. There are stairs to climb. It is more than 3 blocks from the Malecon. I recommend taking a taxi. The outdoor seating is not always available.

  • Visited February 2013
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