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“Only thing better than the view is the Food. ”
Review of El Panorama

El Panorama
Ranked #112 of 1,028 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Only thing better than the view is the Food. ”
Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

I had dinner at El Panorama with my wife and another couple. We have all traveled together before and all of us are "foodies".

We opted for a seafood dish for 2 consisting of shrimp, lobster, octopus and the fresh catch of the day. It was awesome and to much for us to eat.

Our friends both selected a beef dish which was prepared table side.

The service, preparation, meal, atmosphere and view were all outstanding. My only suggestion would be a better wine list with the wine served at the proper temp.

I'd highly recommend El Panorama to anyone who enjoys fine dining!!

Thank Jewlman
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

First off I have been to Panarama on many occasions. Each time I have had mixed feelings, until last night, It was superb, Its old school elegant dining, with a view to die for. We caught them on a slow night so we had a lot of extra attention. All our entrees were perfect, and the service great, Chuy was our waiter and Marina was our host, and a beautiful one at that. I would go there with the mind set that your there for the view and if the food and service is up to par then that's just icing on the cake.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank bowmanmt
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Duluth, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Favorite restaurant in the whole world!”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

The food is excellent, so is the service. The view is breathtaking. Leave ample time. The service is good, but the idea of Panorama is a relaxing, leisurely dinner so don't rush it. Shrimps El Panorma is prepared table side is one of the best meals I have ever had.

Visited January 2014
Thank MCHL01
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't bother”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Seriously...the most horrible experience. We had a large party and the staff could not figure out how to accommodate us. The food took forever to come out, and when it did it was terrible. The steak was chewy and the pasta for the kids was unedible. The poor woman helping us was the staff photographer and she was so overwhelmed by the large crowd. The restaurant did not want to let us have seperate checks, and the lone bartender did not help at all. The seven flights of stairs up to the top was not worth it. Yes, the views are pretty, but with kids it was scary. The windows were wide open and it felt unsafe. The food was over priced. It was just not worth any of the hassle.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Jcd530
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Suburbs Of Philadelphia
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Wonderful family dinner at El Panorama”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

After wandering the streets of PV shopping, we decided to climb the stairs towards El Panorama. Once we got to the hotel where the Restaurant is perched atop the the roof, we had one more climb as we learned that the elevator was not working... Well, the 7 flights of steps was well worth the workout!
Wow... The host Pele does a masterful job guiding the dining experience at this well trained Restaurant. Shrimp, Steak and chicken was terrific and several dishes prepared table side. The view was nice but secondary to the food. Couldn't be happier. Excellent value. We will be back!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank PhillyFamilyofFour
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