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“Totalmente Fabu!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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La Palapa
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Ranked #24 of 984 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $29
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Amapas
Description: La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the warmth and charm characteristic of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Located on Playa Los Muertos in the heart of the Romantic Zone, this popular restaurant is one of Vallarta's favorite places to enjoy great food in a casually elegant atmosphere. At La Palapa Restaurant you will discover all of the ingredients to a perfect dining experience - a relaxed atmosphere, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous food. No matter what the occassion, from breakfast with business associates or lunch with friends to a romantic dinner for two, La Palapa defines fine dining in Puerto Vallarta.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Totalmente Fabu!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

If you want to make your stay in Puerto Vallarta even more memorable, go for a meal at La Palapa Restaurant on the beach in the Los Muertos area. Breakfast and lunch are wonderful but dinner is the best since you experience the full effect of La Palapa's magic. The proximity to the shoreline, view of the scintillating sunsets and romantic ambience will have you surging with pleasure. Order one of their many creative cocktails, sit back and peruse one of the finest menus this side of the border. La Palapa's top Chef has created a gastronomic magic carpet ride for the senses by combining the best of Pacific Mexico's freshest ingredients into dishes both visually stunning and deliciously decadent. In combination with the attentive and friendly service, the excellent music and the overall romantic ambience, you will definitely experience something wonderfully unique. Be sure to save some room for one of La Palapa's sumptuous desserts and perhaps a flaming coffee to top off the whole sensorial extravaganza. Indulge, you won't regret it and bust out the treadmill later...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We have been coming to Puerto Vallarta for over 25 years. We discovered La Palapa on our second visit and haven't looked back. Whether it is sitting on the beach under your own palapa, to sitting inside, to dining on the beach at night, to sitting in the bar enjoying the live music in the evening, the service and food have been superb. You couldn't find any better place to spend your time in PV.

Visited April 2013
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

On our short visit of Five days to Puerto Vallarta...We dined THREE times at La Palapa...need I say more ??? Sitting ON THE BEACH....with such wonderful Service...we felt like royalty!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Simply fabulous!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you're in Puerto Vallarta La Palapa on the beach in the south part of town is a must! They treat you like royalty time after time, I've never seen service so consistently great! It may be a trip but it's not truly a vacation until I make it there for a day of great food, fabulous views ( on the beach!) and service beyond great! I can't wait to return next year.

  • Visited April 2013
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“FABULOUS EVERY TIME!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

I go to La Palapa every time I'm in Puerto Vallarta. How can you beat sitting on the beach with your feet in the sand, enjoying all the sights and being waited on by a 5 star staff that treats you like gold? If this were Hawaii it would cost you HUGE dollars just to reserve such a prime spot. Here it's complimentary and there are no attitudes. I spend many of my days here but last visit I went for dinner as well. It couldn't have been a more romantic experience and the food is consistently good. This time I brought my 24 year old daughter and her best friend---once they'd been to La Palapa they only wanted to go there for our beach days. It's a must try.

  • Visited March 2013
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