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“On par with Casa Velas, Emiliano's is just Simply the Best!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Emiliano Restaurant at Casa Velas Resort

Emiliano Restaurant at Casa Velas Resort
Ranked #98 of 949 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chapala, Mexico
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417 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
“On par with Casa Velas, Emiliano's is just Simply the Best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

Jan 2-6, 2012 a repeat visit for us to Casa Velas and Emiliano’s. We ate most of our meals on site at Emiliano Restaurant or via Emiliano by room service. The menu is varied for all 3 meals so you can dine there many times over and not have the same thing. We had one breakfast in the restaurant and then the rest room service on our patio or in our room. They deliver to room in a timely fashion, set up your table as though in restaurant and you can wish for nothing more. The food is hot, delicious and fresh. Their green juice is just wonderful.
Lunch around the pool or on terrace of Emiliano is just so great. Varied menu again, with excellent service and many different lunch varieties…how about a shrimp burrito….Guacamole with sweet potato chips…cold drinks and shade or sun…just great!
Fine evening dining, the ultimate in romance and tranquility. The International menu is packed with options. Appetizers and salads of the most unique flair. Lobster & Crab roll, or Portobello appetizer salad, awesome picks. The soups options are wonderful as well, tortilla sup, prawn bisque, etc. The main course is always a delight whether it be filet so tender you do not need a knife, sea bass, lamb, veal, shrimp…just a huge assortment, even a special Mexican Platter for 2 on special nights. The desserts, well let me just say, in Mexico, my least favorite part of a meal is dessert, the same old flan, pies with thick crusts and fruit fillings etc…not here…here you have crème brulee, Paris delight ( a puff pastry with fresh berries, and passion fruit sorbet), opera cake, coconut ice cream, so many varieties of specialty desserts.

Emiliano Restaurant is our favorite restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. Why? The Service is attentive, personalized, 2-4 waiters per table, everyone in the restaurant is special and treated as such. The atmosphere is tranquil whether it be in daylight or at night by candle light or inside, soft music, fine wine, other tasty drinks made to perfection, specialties from the chef before the meal. Gourmet food but in plentiful portions. The timing of service and courses is perfect. It can be a romantic night for a couple, a fun night of relaxation and good conversation for friends or a happy fun filled, great meal as a group. The attention to detail is just superb. All dishes are presented in a fashionable, desirable, way. The quality of the food is top notch and fresh. Many of their spices and herbs & such are gardened right on site. The colors of the food are blended in harmony…We continue to dine at Emiliano year after year for the food, service, and satisfaction we obtain each and every time. Yurida the hostess is so pleasant and friendly, Bernadino the head waiter so meticulous yet friendly and caring. Renee a pleasurable waiter and many others….We know when we dine here we will get good food, a nice atmosphere and excellent service.

Emiliano is open to the public by reservation for adults only. It is a quality priced restaurant, though not as pricey as others in PV with less quality and nothing in comparison to service. Give Emiliano’s Restaurant a try, it is great….It is rated # 11 on Trip Advisor, most likely not higher as it is in a hotel and not overlooking the ocean, but note # 11 is 1+1 =2, simple…just simply the best…. I give it 5 stars and a number 1.…just 1

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Huntington Beach Ca
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wedding anniversary dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

Very selective location, great service, food and drinks outstanding, someone in our group said "best meal I ever had"

Visited January 2012
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2 Thank HumbertoM
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Colorado
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Romantic dinner ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

It was both our birthdays and we asked for a romantic table. They set us up by ourselves by the pool with a gazebo over our heads. The staff was extremely attentive and the food was wonderful. It is such a beautiful place! We are locals in PV and we pay separately for our meal (not the all inclusive). They set us up with a local VIP card so that we always receive 25% off everything. Fabulous! Remember every night is a different theme night so the menus vary dramatically. I can live without Friday BBQ meat night.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jendam
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Tracy, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A dinner to remember”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

We took our sister-in-law and her husband to dinner at this fabulous resort restaurant for a bithday celebration and everything was flawless from the moment we arived. The food, service, music, plus a special chocolate martini made the evening a memory for all of us. Don't miss it.

Visited December 2011
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2 Thank royhawkins
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not that great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

It was just ok. We preferred room service instead.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Alexandria C
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