PV Shines in Mexican Gastronomy: 6 Restaurants Among the Top 50 in Mexico

Jorge Chávez
Dec. 4, 2023

Puerto Vallarta has solidified its position as one of Mexico’s premier dining destinations. In the latest OpenTable report, “The 50 Best Restaurants in Mexico of 2023,” six establishments in the city earned a spot on this prestigious list, highlighting the richness and diversity of local cuisine.

Café des Artistes: A Celebration of French-Mexican Flavors
Located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Café des Artistes has been a culinary landmark for over three decades. Founded by chef Thierry Blouet, this restaurant combines the elegance of French cuisine with the richness of Mexican ingredients. His menu, an ode to creativity and innovation, has captured the palates of residents and visitors alike.

Hacienda San Ángel Gourmet: Fine Dining with Unforgettable Views
High above the cobblestone streets of Puerto Vallarta, within the Hacienda San Ángel complex, this restaurant offers unforgettable and exquisite national and international cuisine. The picturesque setting enhances the dining experience, making it a culinary journey worth savoring.

La Cappella: Romance and Italian Gastronomy
La Cappella is one of the most romantic and elegant places in Puerto Vallarta. With breathtaking views of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and the Mexican Pacific Ocean, this restaurant offers a gourmet Italian-inspired menu that takes guests on a journey of the most refined flavors.

The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar: Mexican Cuisine in a Historic Setting
The former home of actress Elizabeth Taylor is now home to The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar. Located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, this restaurant offers contemporary Mexican cuisine with panoramic views of the city. Outdoor seating allows guests to enjoy the breezes and history that permeate the patios.

Ocean Grill Vallarta: Elegance and Freshness on Colomitos Beach
Located on picturesque Colomitos Beach, Ocean Grill Vallarta blends elegance with the natural surroundings. The menu focuses on highlighting the region’s fish and seafood, as well as selected grill items. The culinary experience is complemented by the serenity of the natural surroundings.

Tintoque: Creativity and Regional Essence in the Romantic Zone
Located in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta, Tintoque stands out with a creative culinary proposal that reflects the essence of regional recipes and ingredients. With a focus on modern cuisine, this restaurant offers a unique and authentic gastronomic experience.

This outstanding achievement solidifies Puerto Vallarta as one of Mexico’s premier culinary destinations. Each of the chefs and teams behind these restaurants have not only raised the standard of local cuisine but have also helped position the city as a world-class culinary destination.

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June Rosen Lopez
Galería June Rosen Lopez

“When I first opened my gallery in 1986, my relationship with Vallarta Lifestyles started for the need of people to know me and, because it is one of the very few quality publications in the destination, I decided to advertise in it. There are clients that still remember me for the magazine, with whom I have had several years of relationship.”
Benigno Ibarra
Founder and owner
Mundo de Azulejos

“Advertising in Vallarta Lifestyles has been one of the best decisions we have made for the benefit of our business, because it has always helped us reach our prospects accurately. The magazine’s distribution throughout the destination is unique and strategic, as it reaches readers who are the type of clients we are looking for.”
Leonardo Uribe
General manager

“We started to advertise 7 or 8 years ago and certainly it has helped us position our brand. Now that we have improved a lot in quality, processes and finished products, our marketing in the magazine is precisely to strengthen the leadership we have earned through the 13 years in the area. I also think that we also have grown with the advertisement and that it has been done and it has helped us get to where we are now.”