The cultural diversity and rich history of Puerto Vallarta is mirrored in the food that its restaurants offer. From the casual taco stands in the city, to beachfront palapas, to high-end rooftop restaurants overlooking the city, there are hundreds of restaurants that serve exactly what your craving palate and hungry stomach look for.
You can find some of the cheapest but tastiest food in Puerto Vallarta at the evening taco stands that regularly line the Madero. There are a cluster of family restaurants nearby. They have plenty of character and offer budget but memorable dining experience.
Many restaurants that boast outdoor terraces and feature pleasant surrounding scenery are scattered around downtown Puerto Vallarta. You can find some of the most popular dining options and eateries within the district along the Avenue Juarez, Avenida Mexico, Morelos, Lazaro Cardenas, Pino Suarez, and Paseo Diaz Ordaz.
You can have the best views of the Banderas Bay along the Calle Ecuador and the Aguacuate. Numerous restaurants also dot the Los Muertos Beach. Visitors who look for a lively dining experience in Puerto Vallarta can go to the Hard Rock Café situated in the Malecon area.
Many dining venues on the southern part of the Cuale River are popular among local and tourists alike. Particularly, the Basilio Badillo has become Puerto Vallarta’s restaurant hub, featuring a number of top restaurants in the city. Also check out riverside cafs and restaurants on Isla Rio Cuale, waterfront dining venues around the Paseo de la Marina and the Marina Vallarta, as well as the many beach front restaurants around Olas Altas. Restaurants and eateries also dot Highway 200, many of which overlook the Lindo Mar beach, giving you the chance to watch migrating whales between November and March.