Kaiser Maximilian

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177 reviews
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MXN300 and under
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European
If you enjoy European sidewalk cafés and fine continental cuisine, this award-winning eatery evoking Old Vienna at its heyday is sure to charm you. A longtime Vallarta favorite, Austrian owner Andreas Rupprechter named the place in honor of fellow countryman, Mexico’s former emperor. And Maximilian himself would have loved dining here, perhaps, choosing hearty comfort food like Wienerschnitzel with potatoes and Austrian salad. Or delving into gourmet renditions of contemporary European fare, like Duo of duck breast and duck confit with Spätzle, mushrooms and sugar snap peas. And while the menu is constantly being tweaked, it’s nice knowing that some things don’t change, and for a dozen of years we’ve been able to count on enjoying our favorite plates here. So whether dining al fresco with unparalleled people watching, or in an intimate, air-conditioned, Old World milieu, when a fabulous meal or just a perfect pastry and a special coffee is what you crave, this is the place to be.
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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Very friendly

m
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The plating of food was very nice, but the taste was not impressive. We expected much better tasting food.
Service was pretty good, but a bit stuffy.
We had made a reservation but they didn’t have a table for us when we arrived. We had to wait for a while before we were seated.
We’re not planning on returning.

Z
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took some out of town friends here to dine at our favorite restaurant and they just loved it as much as we do! Their special of Roasted Poblano Chili Soup was heavenly as well as the fresh red snapper with cilantro sauce! Your chefs outdid themselves with the specials. Luis and Jesus are outstanding and make you feel so welcomed and will get you anything you would like, Many thanks for the lovely evening!

FV
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding restaurant with many trademark appetizers and main courses. The desserts are always a special treat. Service is consistently very professional and accomplished. Prices are reasonable for a restaurant of this calibre. One of my very favorite restaurants in Puerto Vallarta.

Z
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant by far. The food is heavenly, creative and always delicious. The service is by far the best in all of PV. Great menu, a touch of German and all fantastic and delicious.

BM
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

continues to be one of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta!

DW
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at this restaurant the other night, after having walked by it a million times, saying we need to try it. Probably one of our best meals here in PV. The food eas exceptional and the service impeccable. We will be back.

OT
El Paso
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

FL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and good value for the money. Will come back

l
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Had a reservation to sit inside rather than the sidewalk tables. It was very loud inside due to a table or two who apparently don't recognize dining in quiet conversation. We opted to sit outside and were constantly approached by people selling stuff.
Our first courses were a soup and ravioli. Both came with a film that had formed or lightly coagulated from sitting longer than they should before being served. Otherwise the taste was fine. The Schnitzel was sad and poorly presented with some tough potatoes, a wedge of a tomato and some horrible what they called "Austrian" salad. We also ordered a bottle of French Rose, and not once did the server come back to fill our glasses.
Very disappointing considering all the fabulous options nearby. Will never go back

J
Austin
54 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with good friends enjoying a fantastic meal with excellent service. Great wine list and a good bar.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida, los alimentos muy ricos.

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DB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was outstanding. I love this place!

YA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had rahmschnitzel, French onion soup, caesar salad, the bananas dessert. Excellent food,although the noodles with schnitzel were a bit too firm. The cream spinach arrived cold and was sent back.

Service was good, as usual, although just a tad distracted.

JK
Puerto Vallarta
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy place. Sit inside! Great Schnitzel. Classical music and elegance.

J
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maximilian’s has “old world” charm, in the midst of Puerto Vallarta’s Zona Romanticoa. For a special evening, we like everything about Maximilian’s. My wife and I split a Cesar salad and both had Veal Scaloppini for the main course. And the restaurant owner is on the premises making sure everything is running smoothly.

YA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, in the heart of the romantic zone. We wanted our friend to experience this wonderful Austrian food and she wasn't disappointed. The rose d'Anjou was the perfect wine.

P
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Settle in at your table inside, and allow Luis and his team to guide you through a superb experience! We have tried soups, salads, appetizers and both classic Austrian as well as seafood entrees....always delicious. Dessert is mandatory, chocolate pot de creme, pecan torte and apple strudel are divine. Exceptional wine list, also.

OT
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comida original y diferente !!

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HT
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was incredible! Food, service, decor, everything! If you want some Old World Charm in Puerto Vallarta, this is the place. We sat inside since it's quieter. I personally don't like dining next to traffic and a main pedestrian thoroughfare. If I want that, there a dozens of great taco stands for that.

RR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent escargot in puff pastry, squid and shrimp salad, and veal scallopini. Service was friendly and very efficient. One of the very best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Loud. Sidewalk contributes to the noise level. Street musicians didn’t really help either. Service was slooooww!Food was sub standard. E.g. Pork cutlet was tough and very chewy.

C
Puerto Vallarta
10 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent !

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely great food, great service.

LN
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent in every way! Being able to make a reservation online is a great convenience.

DG
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Staff and food top notch. Would recommend to anyone

LS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were very unimpressed with the food sadly.

B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined here many times. Food is consistently excellent, occasionally astonishing! Service also excellent, and great ambiance.

M
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for several years. The food is always delicious! Luis always does a great job as our waiter. I highly recommend this little gem!

MH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and beautiful food, the staff is very friendly and efficient

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful and delicious!!!

LS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Owner Andreas and head waiter Luis do an outstanding job in providing great food and service. Very popular so make reservations

RG
Puerto Vallarta
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can get loud but excellent old world European dining. Won't find a better staff in PV.

CM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent- one of most favourite restaurants in PV!
Have been going there for over 10 yrs. each time I visit PV

OT
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Valentine’s Day!

a
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great European Cuisine.
Atmosphere (Olas Altas), service and menu choices are outstanding.

AY
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four happy diners. We have had great experiences here many times and brought a couple for the first time recently. Short ribs, pork chops, veal scallopini, aand chicken breast all got rave reviews. The new visitor, a Puerto Vallarta visitor for years, said it was her best meal of the trip.

MD
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me encanta Kaiser Maximilian y ceno allí a menudo. La comida y el servicio siempre es genial. Siempre pregunto por mi camarero favorito Chuy (Jesús). El es maravilloso.

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i
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third year to winter in PV and decided to dine at Kaiser Maximilian. Our dinner was divine. We started with a bottle of wine that was quite good. We had the beet salad and Caesar salad, both were delicious. Our main entrees were the red snapper and lamb chops. Both were outstanding. We will definitely dine there again.

p
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from start to finish. I would go there every day to eat

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