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“Great Food, Attentive Service”

Bravos Restaurant Bar
Ranked #5 of 1,028 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In the midst of Puerto Vallarta's happening nightlife scene--and just a three-minute stroll from the town's primo beach--this inviting South Side eatery offers up generous servings of flavorful international food and drink.Amiable owner Michael Boufford & Edgar Bocanegra are no strangers to fine dining in a hip ambiance. Bravos' casual-chic artisanal experience enhanced by soft lighting and music, an extensive wine list and eclectic martini options. But the real deal here is the food: light and fresh, homemade and healthy, and always perfectly prepared.
Columbia, Missouri USA
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
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“Great Food, Attentive Service”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

We ate at Bravo's twice during our recent stay in Vallarta…both were in groups…one as large as 20-25. It's not easy to serve that many at once, but they did a fantastic job. The owner, you can tell, really appreciates your business and is hands-on. The only critique I would make is that they need to do something about the acoustics…it is very noisy and hard to even hear the person next to you. But the seafood was very fresh and reasonably priced. Unlike many restaurants in PV, I'd say they are there to stay…they were packed both times we were there, while many other restaurants in the area had few diners.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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“Don't Miss This Fantastico Meal Experience”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

We have enjoyed several meals at this lovely restaurant. Every bite is a delight! and the service is excellent, polished and perfect.
We will be returning many times before leaving PV.

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Mississauga, Canada
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“Bravo to Bravos PV Restaurant Bar ....”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Want a romantic evening at an upscale restaurant with great food...then go to Bravos PV at 263 Francisco I Madero in Puerto Vallarta. This place is small but well dressed up and has an excellent atmosphere for dining with friends or a special person. Flavorful cuisine prepared and served in intersting style. The service was friendly and attentive without being over bearing. I would suggest you add this to your must visit restaurant list for Puerto Vallarta. In a city with many outstanding and interesting places to dine, Bravos has already made a name for themselves.

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michaelboufford, Owner at Bravos Restaurant Bar, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Good day Nick S

2 words. “THANK YOU”.

Sincerely

Michael Boufford
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Ely, Minnesota
2 reviews
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“Get there early!”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had a hard time finding the place, we walked right by it. When we found it we discovered that they are closed on Mondays. We went back the next day and all the running around was worth it. Our Host Jose ( from Minnesota ) was great. He recomended a Mexican Wine that was wonderful. I wish that we could get this wine back home. The food was the best we've ever had in PV. I can't wait to go back. Highly Recommended.

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michaelboufford, Owner at Bravos Restaurant Bar, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Good day Joe1773

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Sorry to see that you came by on Monday but happy that you decided to swing back on Tuesday! Really glad that Jose took very good care of you and suggest a great Mexican wine to enjoy your dinner with. Let me know and I can always bubble wrap a bottle for you to go home with on me and you both can crack it open on date night in front of the fire! Stop by and see me for the bottle!
Sincerely

Michael Boufford
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“Amazing food and service”
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

The food is amazing and reasonably priced. Our host Michael was great handmade us feel welcome and at home. I highly recommend it to anyone in Puerto Vallarta.

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michaelboufford, Owner at Bravos Restaurant Bar, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Manneeeeee

Thank you for allowing us to make you feel right at home. That is what it is all about!

Sincerely

Michael Boufford
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