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“Great Restaurant”
Review of Vitea

Vitea
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Ranked #54 of 1,020 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Vitea Oceanfront Bistro, located at the world famous Malecon between the Los Arcos and the pedestrian bridge crossing the River Cuale in Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's Pacific Coast. The place has a mix of modern eclectic elements in the decor and ancient symbolism. It's ambience reflect the local hospitality with a European Riviera atmosphere. The cuisine is fresh, energetic and healthy with a combination of classic & modern dishes using mainly ingredients of the region, cooked with detail and love. Created by its European chef owners.
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant is on the Malecon. It has outdoor seating facing the water. The food is excellent.
They serve two size portions of the entrees. A small and a large. Even the small is large enough for one person.

  • Visited November 2013
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Danbury, Connecticut
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A good choice for breakfast or dinner on the Malecon”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Many of the restaurants along the Malecon, especially in the area immediately around the Rio Cuale, rely primarily on their location; placed somewhere else, they'd go out of business quickly. But Vitea is an exception: they have an interesting menu, with a variety of intriguing, well-prepared options. They also make an outstanding French Toast for breakfast, along with good omelettes, etc. Don't overlook this one if you're looking for a good meal and great people-watching.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank retr2
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“nice location, overpriced and small portions”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

The waiters were very nice and the service was great. However, when my lunch arrived, the crispy calamari lunch special - lunch entrée not an appie, it was about a quarter the amount one would get in Canada in a place like the Cactus Club which is a similar level restaurant. The calamari was served on a small appie tray with a few leaves of lettuce and couple of small slices of avocado. The morsels were tasty! But I was very disappointed by the portion size and value for the pesos... the meal was 120 pesos - about the same cost as it would be in Canada. This was my first visit to Vitea and unfortunately will be my last. The location is right on the Malecon which has some appeal, but you do feel like your sitting eating out on the sidewalk - lots of foot traffic going by constantly.

  • Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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170 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Excellent...”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Chef Bernards does it again, an amazing location on the new area of the Malecon, this place has a great menu and the food is fantastic. Don't miss it.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Teresa M
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent service, superb cuisine!”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Several friends and I went to Vitea after an opening and we each tried a different dish so we could share tastes. The Greek Salad was prounounced the best ever, the shrimp tempura with pumpkin seeds was terrific, and the BBQ red snapper (huachinanago) was absolutely delicious. Everything was excellent, a cut above. One of my favorite places to eat in Puerto Vallarta.

Visited March 2014
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