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“Oh my gosh”
Review of Kaiser Maximilian

Kaiser Maximilian
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Ranked #8 of 1,014 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: German, Austrian, European
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Basilio Badillo and Manuel M. Dieguez
Description: If you enjoy European sidewalk cafés and fine continental cuisine, this award-winning eatery evoking Old Vienna at its heyday is sure to charm you. A longtime Vallarta favorite, Austrian owner Andreas Rupprechter named the place in honor of fellow countryman, Mexico’s former emperor. And Maximilian himself would have loved dining here, perhaps, choosing hearty comfort food like Wienerschnitzel with potatoes and Austrian salad. Or delving into gourmet renditions of contemporary European fare, like Duo of duck breast and duck confit with Spätzle, mushrooms and sugar snap peas. And while the menu is constantly being tweaked, it’s nice knowing that some things don’t change, and for a dozen of years we’ve been able to count on enjoying our favorite plates here. So whether dining al fresco with unparalleled people watching, or in an intimate, air-conditioned, Old World milieu, when a fabulous meal or just a perfect pastry and a special coffee is what you crave, this is the place to be.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Oh my gosh”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went back to this lovely restaurant last night and without a doubt this is the best restaurant in PV!

  • Visited July 2014
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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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496 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Fantastic food in a traditional little place.”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

This German infused restaurant has on the best lamb chops I haver ever tried, but dont forget the fois gras its superb. Nice for a quiet night out in the old part of town.

Visited July 2014
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent service better food”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We all had 5 different dishes soo great nice quiet place dont miss this gem in pvr you will be surprised

  • Visited July 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“European Elegance on Olas Altas”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was one of the first fine dining restaurants I ever tried in Vallarta many, many years ago and I continue to eat here at least once during our annual winter vacations. After a few weeks of tacos, guacamole and margaritas sometimes a little touch of old school European food and elegance is in order and this place does it right.

The owner is Austrian and the menu reflects some Eastern European influences. Rich? - check. On the heavy side? - sometimes. Expensive? - yep. Deliciously decadent? Oh yes! Can you eat lighter? Yes. It's an extensive menu but if you're still watching your figure for the beach it is possible not to leave in a food coma but you'd be missing the best this place has to offer. Save room for fabulous desserts.

The inside atmosphere and the quite formally attired waiters make you feel like you could be any place on the Continent. I'm sure that many tourists find it a little stuffy and you'll be pretty out of place in a tank top and shorts but I find it refreshing occasionally. There is also an outside sidewalk dining area which is always crowded but not for me. This type of food at this price point I want to be coddled inside not jostled by hordes of passing tourists while inhaling taxi exhaust on the sidewalk. There is a more casual bistro side to the restaurant that is open for breakfast and lunch - wonderful pastries and coffee.

Never had a disappointing meal here. They really put on the dog for the annual Gourmet Festival in the fall with famous visiting chefs. Really a wonderful change of pace and worth the $$$ splurge.

  • Visited February 2014
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Tracy, CA
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“PV Restaurant Week 2014”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We chose Kaiser Maximillian as one of the restaurants to attend during Restaurant week (party of 4). Our friends had been there before, and suggested it.
We were very pleasantly surprised as to the variety offered on their restaurant week menu. We all tried different items, from the starters. main course, and desserts All dishes had an excellent presentation, and all were very good. The service was also excellent. Reservations are recommended. We had made reservations through our hotel for 8:30 pm, arrived at 8:20, and were promptly seated. The restaurant was completely filled except for one table for 2, which proceeded to be filled within 1/2 hour..

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent appearance - we will definitely go bac on our next visit to PV,

  • Visited May 2014
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