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“Best Martini Bar in Puerto Vallarta”
Review of Garbo Piano Bar

Garbo Piano Bar
Ranked #102 of 1,033 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
1 review
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“Best Martini Bar in Puerto Vallarta”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I don't drink Martini's....just beer and wine, but they have the best in town! Voted by the residents of PV as best! If you have ever watched an episode of "Cheers" on television, this sums up Garbo's. It's my favorite place to drink and socialize in PV. Everybody knows your name there....or will within a very short time! The friendliest bar in Puerto Vallarta. The staff (most especially German the bartender) and management are just wonderful and you will never feel like your a stranger there. The entertainment is exceptional, sometimes local, sometimes broadway, sometimes country, you name it they got it at one time or another. Highly recommend this place as a must see when visiting Puerto Vallarta.

  • Visited November 2012
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“cool drinks and hot men”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

i have been going to garbo's for the past 3 years since i moved here to pv-it is more a family then a bar a sort of mexican cheers where everyone does know your name the drinks are great german and javier are wonderful always a smile more like family then friends, elizabeth greets you at the door-a wonderful mix of people expats, visitors and of course our wonderful mexican brothers and sisters come for a drink and you will discover a new home.

  • Visited November 2012
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Palm Springs, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The place in Vallarta for cocktails!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

This chic martini bar in Old Down Town is is a popular hang out with locals and tourists. The staff is super friendly, the owners are gracious hosts, the crowd always upscale and lively, great music. The bartender German is possibly the best you will ever find, he makes amazing martinis of all kinds. I can't say enough good things about this place, you will love it.

  • Visited March 2012
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San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What a great martini bar in Vallarta...”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I've been frequenting Garbo's since it opened about 11 years ago. Every time I came to Vallarta on vacation I'd go to Garbo's first to check in. German and his staff provide excellent, friendly service. The prices are reasonable and the martini's are made with perfection. He has wonderful, live entertainment around 10:30 PM. I like all the entertainment, but my favorite is Fernando and his trio. Great place for a romantic date or just to hang out with the locals.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Ray D
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Columbia, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Loved it.”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

I had abeen to Garbo's in the past for happy hour, and it was a nice, quiet cool place to visit with friends. And all that is still true. But last week we went there later, when the live music started at 10:30. Totally different experience, and a whole lot of fun. The music was festive and the martinis delicious. And the wait staff and bartender could not have been friendlier. Had a great time at least three nights there last week. Just wish it were in my hometown...

  • Visited May 2012
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