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“Our Favorite In Puerto Vallarta” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Palapa

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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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
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.
Eagle Point, Oregon
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Our Favorite In Puerto Vallarta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

For dinner make reservations for 45 minutes prior to sunset and choose the outdoor seating. The view is priceless, the service second to none and the food is 5 star. A great value that we've found is having breakfast at La Palapa.

Visited June 2014
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Allen, Texas
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious, surf side, casual...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

While walking the beach in PV, we stopped to eat at La Palapa for lunch and shared chicken quesadillas. The food was delicious and the presentation was a surprise. I wasn't expecting such good food from a beach restaurant! Of course, that's because I was uninformed...I had no idea the restaurant was so famous and had been in Puerto Vallarta for so long. In the hall on the way to the restroom, be sure to look at all of the old photos of La Palapa in the 1960's to present.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janine S
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Reno NV
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Best Eggs Benedict ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

My wife and I used to visit this restaurant quite often in the early 90’s, but with changing menus and rising prices we kind of just drifted away. It’s not like it is far away as it is only a couple hundred feet away from Playa Los Arcos where we have stayed over a dozen and a half times in the past ten years. It is just with so many good restaurants in PV, it was pretty much; been there, done that.
Anyway, when we were in PV a couple of weeks ago, we thought we would have breakfast there as they had Eggs Benedict (Huevos Benedictines) on the menu. We are big fans of Eggs Benedict and have had them at a number of places in PV.
Well, I am here to say, they were positively the best Eggs Benedicts I have ever had. I have never before been asked how I wanted the eggs poached; soft, medium, or well. The Hollandaise was just perfect and the muffins tasted homemade. They were served with potatoes, a side of toast and three different salsas. The presentation was outstanding and the service was great.
Altogether including coffee, for the two of us, the bill came to about $20. What a deal.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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141 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Always perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

We visited again this year as we always do. 3 times. It was along weekends and the beach was busy and added something special to our visit. The food is always fresh and creative and the service is very attentive. This is a must do in PV. Thanks to our servers Felix and Marcos who were there for all our requests. Thanks guys. Muchas Garcia para todo

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robyn D
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Richmond, Virginia
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“One of the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

After four visits, La Palaypa is my favorite for on the beach dining in Puerta Vallarta. Their cuisine is innovative beyond most upscale Mex-Continental offerings in PV and the torch lit white tablecloth tables on the beach make for a truly memorable experience. On my last visit we sampled the cerviche trio and two different soups that were creatively presented and outstanding in taste. Definitely a keeper. I'll be back.

Visited May 2014
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