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May 03, 2024

Celebrate Mom in Style: Top 5 Dining Spots in Puerto Vallarta for Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is just around the corner. What better way to show your appreciation than to treat mom to an unforgettable dinner?

Puerto Vallarta is Mexico's premier culinary destination, with more than two thousand restaurants to choose from: from those specializing in gourmet cuisine to those with fabulous panoramic views.

Here are the top 5 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta that will make this Mother's Day a very special one.


Treat your mom to an authentic culinary experience that combines traditional Mexican flavors with a contemporary twist.  Walking into La Tienda Grande is like stepping back in time to the Puerto Vallarta of yesteryear with its rustic décor, classic architecture and ambiance that is colorful and cozy.  Chef Salvador Carrillo's cuisine is a tribute to his Puerto Vallarta roots and in particular to the women who have been a part of his life.  Each dish is prepared with care and creativity, from appetizers like pork belly tacos in blue corn tortillas, favorites like Platos de Señoras (including fish, pasta, date mole! and quesadillas) to desserts.  La Tienda Grande uses only fresh, local ingredients in all of its dishes.  This guarantees the best flavors while supporting Puerto Vallarta producers.  La Tienda Grande also offers live music in the evenings.  A large private area is available for all types of celebrations, from birthdays to anniversaries.


Mom deserves it all.  And when it comes to celebrating in an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere, Kaiser Maximilian is the place to be.  The restaurant, with its exquisite Austrian cuisine with a charming Mexican touch, is definitely a must-visit in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone.  There are two ambiences to choose from: an outdoor setting with a view of the always bustling Olas Altas street, and an indoor setting for a more intimate and private evening.  Kaiser Maximilian features a menu that artfully blends traditional Austrian dishes with local Mexican flavors.  From classics such as Wiener Schnitzel and Zwiebelrostbraten to Mexican-inspired seafood dishes, each dish is a work of art in itself.  Kaiser Maximilian, with its fine wood paneling, elegant chandeliers, refined interior and attention to detail by the staff, is reminiscent of a Viennese café.  Not to be missed is the carefully selected dessert menu: a feast for the senses that is sure to make your mother smile!  Their Sacher cake with apple strudel is delicious; be sure to accompany it with a good cup of coffee or one of their specialty cocktails to put the finishing touches on your special celebration.


For a touch of elegance, Café des Artistes offers a sophisticated ambiance and menu combining French-inspired and contemporary Mexican cuisine.  At Café des Artistes, you will be part of a world where art and gastronomy meet.  The interior of the restaurant radiates refinement with its elegant decor, lush garden and warm lighting. It is, without a doubt, the perfect setting for a special celebration.  Café des Artistes has earned a reputation for excellence in the Puerto Vallarta and Mexican dining scene under the direction of renowned and award-winning Chef Thierry Blouet.  With years of experience and a passion for innovation, Chef Blouet ensures that every dish is a true work of art.  Whether it's his special tasting menu or the favorites that have been a staple for more than 30 years.  The dessert menu is not to be missed. It offers a rich variety of delicacies, such as the famous chocolate pot with its melted center, which is the perfect complement to any meal.  Located in the heart of Downtown Puerto Vallarta, Café des Artistes is more than just a restaurant; it is a culinary experience that you must share with the people you love.


Trio is an excellent choice for a sophisticated dining experience that combines Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of Mexican flavor.  Take mom on a culinary Mediterranean journey with a delicious variety of Italian, Spanish, and Greek-inspired dishes.  The menu, created by chef and owner Bernhard Güth, is known for its creativity and attention to detail.  From its inception, Trio has been the cornerstone of a culinary adventure.  It began as a cozy restaurant in downtown Puerto Vallarta, and over time expanded to include an open-air terrace and two additional floors.  With its warm lighting and sober and elegant décor, Trio offers an intimate and charming atmosphere for any type of occasion.  It's no coincidence that this Mediterranean restaurant has been delighting the most discerning diners for over 25 years, becoming a favorite of locals and gourmet critics, and earning a reputation as one of Puerto Vallarta's best culinary values, a pillar of fine dining, unparalleled service and, of course, fine cuisine.


Located in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone, just steps away from the famous Los Muertos Beach, Noroc is a great option for moms who prefer a fresh, contemporary and very chic atmosphere.  At Noroc, everything exudes a relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance; from the elegant décor to the color palette, which is splashed with neutral and nautical tones.  Noroc brings the Mediterranean to Puerto Vallarta.  The inspired menu, created by renowned Chef Polo Cortes, is rich in dishes with international influences and a very Vallarta touch that is reflected in the creative use of select local seasonal ingredients.  At Noroc, each and every dish is a celebration of the quality and the culinary art of Puerto Vallarta.  Noroc's Mixology Menu is as creative as the food they serve.  You can enjoy unique drinks that pair perfectly with your meal, with a focus on innovative blends and classic distillates from different regions of Mexico.  Be sure to try their signature cocktails, such as the Noroc Spritz, for an evening start with the zest and freshness of citrus.  Noroc offers a beautiful terrace where you can enjoy an al fresco dinner with unparalleled nighttime views of the iconic sailboat on the Playa Los Muertos pier, surrounded by water mirrors and soft lighting.

Puerto Vallarta offers a delicious variety of options to make this Mother's Day special, no matter what your mom's style.

So be sure to book your table and share your best photos with us through our social networking sites (Instagram, Facebook, X & TikTok) using the hashtag #PuertoVallarta.

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