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“Class, Quality, Ambiance, Romance, Memorable”
Review of El Panorama

El Panorama
Ranked #118 of 1,014 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
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.
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“Class, Quality, Ambiance, Romance, Memorable”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

This place is as good as any place we have been. The decor is beautiful. The view is the best in the area. The greetings from staff leave you feeling at home. A menu that has enough variety to satisfy just about anyone, but not overwhelming in choices. Good wine list. Generous servings. Well prepared and wonderful presentations. Loved the Totillia Soup and Shrimp Bisque. Servers are pros! Sexxxy Coffee was fun! Flambé dishes and desserts are spectacular. Gotta go topside for sunset photos. Go if you are in the area! Can't wait to go back. And we had wonderful friends who are returnees every time they visit!

Birt and Gina

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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“Must Go!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We have been vacationing in Puerto Vallarta since 1995 and always go to El Panorama at least once during our time there. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking as the restaurant sits atop the Hotel Siesta on the mountainside overlooking the city of Puerto Vallarta. The food and service are always excellent and the waiters flambe a special coffee at the end of the meal, dimming the lights while doing so. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited March 2013
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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great dinner, great view”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Our dinner in March 2013 was great. The shrimp "El Panorama" are terrific. We also had the rib eye steak which was very tasty. They have chicken nuggets and spaghetti for the kids too.

We love the ambiance of Panorama. The old wood complimented by large open windows is truly elegant. This is our 7th trip to PVR and Panorama is still at the top of our list.

  • Visited March 2013
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Orillia, Canada
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“One of our Long Time Favorites”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We've been holidaying in PV for 25 years and we never miss going to this excellent dining spot.
Located part way up the mountain in Old PV, El Panorama offers spectacular views and sunsets over Bandaras Bay.
The food is exceptional with many of the dishes as well as their famous ceasar salad prepared or flambe'd tableside.
And everyone gets a special Flaming Coffee after dinner
This is a MUST TRY when in Puerta Vallarta

Visited February 2013
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New York, NY
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29 reviews
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“Great experience”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

My husband and i visited for my birthday dinner. We arrived at 8pm and only one other couple was there. We had our pic of any table. It was dark so, we didnt have the sunset view everyone talked about but the view was still spectacular. We went to the roof and also took more pictures and saw the half moon and all the stars. Very romantic. My coconut shrimp meal was so much food, i had to take some to go. My husbands lobster meal was also large and tasty. Will make this a place to visit each time we visit PV. Loved the Sexy drink they made at our table.

  • Visited March 2013
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