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“They Never Let Us Down!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Vista Grill

Vista Grill
Ranked #13 of 999 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Perched upon a hill overlooking the entire city of Puerto Vallarta, Vista Grill is a culinary experience with a view to match. Offering Modern Mexican Cuisine with superb attention to detail, the Vista Grill kitchen is always using the freshest locally available ingredients. Perfect for large groups and celebrations, or romantic dinners overlooking the bay, Vista Grill is a must for your trip to Puerto Vallarta.
Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“They Never Let Us Down!”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Another trip to Puerto Vallarta meant another visit to Vista Grill. Again we requested the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was all sooo delicious. We had friends with us who had been before and another couple who were newbies, all agreed that it was an outstanding dining experience.

The only thing that outshines the food and the view at Vista Grill is the service. This time we were looked after by Alihan and Salvator (sorry if I got those spellings wrong) and again we were thoroughly spoiled with our every wish catered to. After our exquisite meal we asked if we could sit upstairs for espresso and port as a couple in our group enjoy a cigar. I don't think they were expecting anyone to want to sit up there but true-to-form they asked for 5 minutes to set everything up; there were tables and special lighting ready and waiting for us. I know that the service throughout Puerto Vallarta is exceptional but the guys at Vista Grill always make us feel like we are the most important people in the world.

Do give this spot a try when you're in Puerto Vallarta, you will thoroughly enjoy every aspect of your meal. And, don't worry if you don't know where it is, jump in a taxi and tell him "Vista Grill" the driver will get you there (oh yeah, and don't let the route scare you...ya gotta go up the mountain to get that spectacular view). Bon Appetit!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Diane R
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lapalapapv, Owner at Vista Grill, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear Diane,
We want to personally thank you for your delightful review of Vista Grill. When our guests take the time to write about their evening...it means so much to us. We will continue to work hard to achieve the standard of excellence that you deserve!
Muchas Gracias!
Renee and Alberto Perez
Owners
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Temecula, California
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“Excellent Food, View and Service”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

As a part-time resident of PV, I thought it was high time that I wrote a review of this excellent restaurant.

The Vista Grill is a "must visit" dining experience in Puerto Vallarta (PV). While PV has some of the best dining experiences in the world and hundreds of restaurants, the Vista Grill is certainly on my "Top Ten" list. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the city of PV, the view of the Romantic Zone, El Centro and the coastline is spectacular. The best time to visit Vista Grill is just before sunset so that you can dine outside, watch an amazing sunset over cocktails and then begin your dinner as the lights of the city flicker on.

On this occasion, we held our family's post Thanksgiving dinner at VG with a table for seven and an unobstructed view of the city. We began with martinis and margaritas and moved on to shrimp pot stickers, ahi shashimi and white corn soup for our appitizers. Our entrees were the grilled seafood combination over rissoto, grilled shrimp, and a New York steak. All of the meals were prepared to perfection with excellent presentations. We paired the meals with a bottle of Chillean Sauvinon blanc. We were too stuffed for desert. Here's the summary grades.

Ambiance - A++
The VG has a killer view. This is the perfect atmosphere for a couple's romantic dinner; or one for the entire family. Our meals were also accompanied by a great accoustic guitar player. For single guys, if you are thinking about that special place to "pop the question," this might be "it."

Service - A+
While you will always find good to excellent service in PV, the staff at VG are tops in patron service. This place puts the best restaurants in the "states" to shame. Please tip well when you get great service. Compliments to the waiters and management.

Food and value - A-
Medium high to expensive, but you get what you pay for here. The food is always excellent and that's what keeps us coming back. Hey, you're on vacation. Splurge a little for a great dining experience!

Overall Dining Experience Grade: A+
Excellent, view, food and service. What more can you ask for? Enojy!

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  • Visited December 2013
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Thank DrRon1854
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lapalapapv, Owner at Vista Grill, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear Dr. Ron,
We appreciate your words and the time you took to describe your experience at Vista Grill. We are very happy that you were moved enough to write such a lovely review and we hope to see you soon!
Muchas Gracias!
Renee and Alberto Perez
Owners
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Centennial, Colorado
1 review
“Absolutely stunning view and amazing food!”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

By far and away the best view of the city you will find. Amazing ambiance and the food is perfection. Young local chef really nails it. Cesar will make you a special coffee that can only be described as an event! Alcohol on Fire, poured and cascaded from two stainless steel dishes into your glass... the whole presentation is amazing and the final product is enough desert for anyone :) Beef, duck, and seafood are all great! Always a first stop on every trip to PV

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Mike E
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lapalapapv, Owner at Vista Grill, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear Mike,
I want to personally thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We want you to know that we are committed to providing an excellent experience to each and every one of our guests. We hope to see you on your next trip!
Muchas Gracias!
Renee and Alberto Perez
Owners
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Pleasant Hill Ca
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16 reviews
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“Great choice, similar to neighbor restaurant”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

This restaurant was similar to the El Palomar de los Gonzales with amazing view seating. The food was good, although nothing stood out as uniquely amazing.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank bryceforney
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lapalapapv, Owner at Vista Grill, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear Diane,
We want to personally thank you for your delightful review of Vista Grill. When our guests take the time to write about their evening...it means so much to us. We will continue to work hard to achieve the standard of excellence that you deserve!
Muchas Gracias!
Renee and Alberto Perez
Owners
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Meteghan Centre, NS
1 review
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Everything was top notch, from the view to the food. Would highly recomend going at sunset, it was beautiful. The Spanish coffees were prepared by Luis Carlos and he puts on a great show. The couple next to us thanked us for the show. Don't miss Vista Grill if you ever visit Puerto Vallarta.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Brian A
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