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January 31, 2022

8 restaurants with stunning views in Puerto Vallarta

Our selection of the must-visit places in Puerto Vallarta continues, and this time we’re dedicating it to the 8 restaurants that are causing a sensation for their gastronomic offer, but also for the gorgeous views that you can admire when visiting them. This is not an easy task, because more and more restaurants led by talented chefs are joining the list, and they are raising the name of our destination in culinary matters. So, if you are ready and vertigo is not a problem for you, let's start the culinary tour!


Barcelona Tapas

Downtown Puerto Vallarta is framed by the Sierra Madre mountain range, which is why it’s common for many residential and commercial areas to be built at the foot of the mountains with privileged views. This is the case of Barcelona Tapas, which has one of the most beautiful views in the destination. Here, a menu specialized in Spanish cuisine awaits you with the chef's particular style with notes of homey flavor, as most of the dishes are cooked over a wood fire. Enjoy salads, classic tapas or their exquisite paella, accompanied by a wide selection of wines.

Follow on Instagram:@barcelonatapaspv


La Cappella

This restaurant is an absolute flavor experience, framed by the colorful views over the rooftops and the emblematic bell tower of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. The name might give you a clue that the menu you’ll enjoy is Italian-inspired. Their fine cuts, salads, soups, pastas, and seafood are a true delight, and are paired to perfection with table wines from Mexico, Argentina and the United States. In addition to the incredible views of the church, the Pacific Ocean and its beautiful sunsets, you can admire a collection of artwork and enjoy its elegant ambiance.

Follow on Instagram:@lacappellarestaurant


The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Casa Kimberly, formerly inhabited by Elizabeth Taylor, where she lived her love story with actor Richard Burton, is the place where this renowned restaurant is located today. Its contemporary Mexican cuisine is a display of regional dishes and sophisticated mixology based mainly on tequila and mezcal. In this restaurant, in addition to its culinary delights, you will be amazed by its elegant architecture and the incredible view of Banderas Bay from its terrace. While you're here you can't miss the "bridge of love", which joins the houses of the two actors and was witness to their torrid romance.

Follow on Instagram:@theiguanarestaurant


Mar Y Vino

Are you always on the lookout for new options that leave new experiences in your gastronomic log? Mar Y Vino is then certainly a place you’ll enjoy for its avant-garde concept. With your feet submerged in a water mirror, yes, water mirror! you’ll taste the creations of its menu and an exceptional and innovative cocktail and mixology menu that uses regional distillates such as raicilla and tequila. The plus: it’s the ideal place to admire a spectacular sunset.

Follow on Instagram:@maryvinopv


iK Mixology Bar & Cuisine

Located in the Romantic Zone in Puerto Vallarta, this restaurant bar boasts one of the chicest decorations in the destination, but the most spectacular feature is the view of the ocean and the iconic Los Muertos Pier. This trendy place is chosen by locals and visitors alike to celebrate special occasions with friends or family, and will surely be on your list of favorites for its excellent music selection, and its collection of handcrafted cocktails and seafood dishes inspired by the vibrant flavors and aromas of Puerto Vallarta.

Follow on Instagram:@ik.pvr 


La Palapa

An iconic restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, La Palapa has one of the most privileged locations right on the beachfront of Los Muertos Beach. The main dishes are prepared with local ingredients and the catch of the day. Its "tropical" Mexican style cuisine will surely delight your senses, combining its flavors with an evident Asian and French influence. The result: a culinary experience full of freshness and innovation.

Follow on Instagram:@lapalapapv


El Dorado

A few steps from the sea, this restaurant offers you a front-row view of the Mexican Pacific and its magical sunsets from its terrace or at its tables set on the sand. The flavors that adorn its menu are typical of the region and you can enjoy them by candlelight. The selection of wines for pairing is a delight, from sparkling to sauvignon blanc and light reds.

Follow on Instagram:@eldoradopvr


The Top Sky Bar PV

Considered one of the most spectacular rooftops in Puerto Vallarta, The Top Sky Bar is a favorite of the LGBT community for its great live shows, where you’ll also find drinks and delicious food options. And since happy hour is all about a good drink, here you can try the traditional mojitos, or a classic margarita, but don't forget to venture out and try the innovative proposal of its mixology.

Follow on Instagram:@thetop_pv

So ready with this list to start your gastronomic tour with dreamy views? Tell us in the comments section if you have any favorites that we should include in our selection.

Bon appétit!

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