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“Our Favorite Spot in Puerto Vallarta!”

El Palomar de los Gonzalez
Ranked #65 of 999 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Price range: $15 - $90
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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“Our Favorite Spot in Puerto Vallarta!”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband and I recently went to Punta Mita for our honeymoon and went to El Palomar de los Gonzalez for dinner on our last night. This place is a hidden gem! We will be back to Puerto Vallarta, just to experience this place all over again!

It was the best meal we had while staying in PV, it is actually one of the best meals, and dining experiences we have ever had!

Get the flaming coffee for dessert- so amazing!!

The food is incredible! The view is stunning and the entire experience was just perfect! We will be back! Plan to eat around 7:00 and stay for the sunset- it is well worth it! Reservations definitely recommended during busy tourist times.

Thanks, El Palomar!!!

Visited May 2014
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Abington, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A favorite”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We go out of our way to go here every year . This past year my mother ( who loves this place as well ) went to the top floor two flights with a broken leg just to eat here . It's pricey but the food and the view make you feel extremely special . It's worth every penny.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Fabulous Food & Views....Really Romantic”
Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

A party of 9 (including 3 teenagers) dined here last week and not a single complaint from anyone nor was there any food left on any plate. This restaurant is a must. It's a tad pricy but very worth it. Do not pass this place up. The cab drive was an experience in itself getting to the restaurant...upon arrival you would not think you have arrived at a restaurant but once you step inside the door it's just amazing. The views are just georgous! Very romantic setting. Would def return next time we are in PVR.

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Kansas City
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22 reviews
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“Fantastic views, great environment, good food”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

We make one visit to El Palomar each year, just for the sheer spectacular experience of dining while looking out at the city from the hilltop. The atmosphere is truly special, between the views and the amazing residence that has become a destination restaurant.

It's a very romantic setting, and although it's an adventure to get to it is worth the experience.

Service is good, although we had a very large party and it took a bit of time for everyone to get their plates. Food is very good, I had chicken fajitas. Several others had either shrimp or fish dishes and all got thumbs up on this visit. We were a margarita and beer crowd, so I can't comment on the wines.

It's pretty much a tradition to finish with a round of their special almond tequila. Smooth as silk, even the ladies could sip it!

I agree that this place is a little pricier than most, but you are paying for the real estate.

  • Visited March 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Amazing Food and Great View!”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had the pleasure of eating here for my sister's birthday and it was amazing!!!!!! Wonderful food, wonderful service, and BREATHTAKING view!!!! The service was great, we even got a tour of the whole restaurant after dinner and were delighted to realize that it doubles as the restaurant owners home now and where he grew up. This restaurant provides a charming atmosphere that is great for a romantic dinner, or a fun night out with other couples. Highly recommended if you happen to be in Puerto Vallarata. It was one of the best meals we had on our vacation.

  • Visited March 2014
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