Hector's Kitchen

4.9
75 reviews
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Hector’s Kitchen sirve platos preparados de manera magistral elaborados con ingredientes locales, en un ambiente contemporáneo que se siente nuevo, familiar, elegante y moderno a la vez.

El chef Héctor Leyva, un elemento básico de la escena culinaria y de la comunidad de Punta Mita, aporta sabores de diferentes regiones de la cocina Mexicana, que incluyen pescado fresco y productos obtenidos localmente en la costa del Pacífico. Los ingredientes de alta calidad hacen combinaciones sin esfuerzo, con sabrosos toques de creatividad inspirados en los viajes del Chef Leyva.

Cerca, pero aparentemente a un mundo alejado de la escena de la playa, Hector's Kitchen es donde lugareños y visitantes de Punta Mita buscan una experiencia gastronómica, ya sea a la carta o en un menú giratorio de degustación dirigido por el chef. Disfrute de un platillo insignia; o embárquese en una aventura culinaria.

El restaurante también cuenta con un animado bar industrial-chic con una impresionante.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
What 75 People Are Saying
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vipgoodeats00
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food at Hector’s Kitchen were both very good, excellent in fact. Our waiter recommended a wonderful Mexican wine to accompany the yummy dishes.

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PaulaV
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely spectacular. I came here because of its reviews and was doubtful I would find a restaurant that deserved 5 stars but I have to say that is exactly what it deserves. The location is nice and pleasant. The food is spectacular - complex but well balanced dishes keeping true to locality and being close to the ocean. The staff is knowlegeable and bring excellent recomendations depending what you are seeking. To me, this is a must not miss when you are in Vallarta!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing and service was outstanding.

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vipCharlesH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here twice and it's a great restaurant. The setting in Punta de Mita is picturesque. Beautiful little fishing town with some high class real estate. The food is traditional Mexican with a modern twist and the moles, sauces and purees are complex but delicious. They are paired with great meat, fish and vegetables. Appetizers and main courses as well as desserts are works of art, their presentation unparalleled. I can't say enough good about the restaurant. Joe as a waiter is top-notch and proficient with a torch when it comes to flaming drinks and desserts. The drink menu pairs top-shelf liquors with great mixers, in many cases including herbs and fresh fruit. Hector was a prior chef at the Four Seasons just around the corner and not only a talented cook, but a warm and welcoming guy. You can't go wrong here. A trip to Bahia de Banderas demands a trip to Hector's. Be sure to go!

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JesusR
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida y servicio. Un must para los visitantes de punta mita

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BlakeI
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hectors is one of the premier restaurants in Punta de Mita and they didn't disappoint. Great drinks, entree's, deserts, and the service was great. Glad we got there early, because it filled up fast!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such an incredible dining experience. Our server offered us a “chef’s selection” for the entire evening... Not only was everything they served us unbelievable but also it was like getting a special present with every course! A definite must-go restaurant for more than just the local seafood in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here twice now and think it is some of the best food we have gotten anywhere. The menu has something for everyone and each of us adored our meals, adults and teens. It is a “must visit” when you are in Punta mita!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Muy buena y variada comida mexicana. Mezcla de sabores muy agradable. Volvería sin pensarlo.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida espectacular, una fusion del mar con Oaxaca.. Desde la entrada, hasta el postre.. extraordinario. Hector el dueño y Chef, gran anfitrión. Al pendiente de todo detalle.

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vipEricVon
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is exceptional.

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RobertR
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, incredible service, very nice decor.

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samantha
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time at Hectors Kitchen. The food was excellent, we loved the octopus dish and the tortellini starter. The atmosphere was contemporary and welcoming. Our waiter was quick and well versed in the menu. The cocktail he recommended was AMAZING. The staff spoke English well which was much appreciated. It was overall a hidden gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

High end for Punta Mita. Not impressed w ambiance- great service and good food. It felt like I was at a 3 star restaurant in Newport Beach

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Really enjoyed it!!!

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viplivnlarge
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! Loved every moment. One of our best meals in Punta Mita. Excellent service and fantastic flavors. Will definitely be back next time we are in town. Highly recommend! Loved the crudo app and he pulpo (octopus) Main as well as the catch of the day. All delicious.

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CaseyM
Houston
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best restaurant in Mexico!!! There, I said it. Top notch, knowledgeable staff with excellent high quality food. Don’t come for the view, come for the food and ambiance.

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vipleeroy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!! This is the best spot in town!!

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vipBeckyD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Food and service! Looking forward to my next dinner at Hector’s

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MitchR
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought it's one of the best meals we've had down here in Mexico and we've lived here over 15 years. The shrimp risotto was so creamy it was amazing and my wife's catch of the day was prepared beautifully with the peanut sauce which was so tasty. They did surprise us with a dessert for our anniversary which was really sweet of them. I thought the service was excellent . Very attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

It was extremely hot in the dining room. Apparently the air conditioning turns off when they are cooking!

Hector's Kitchen
Responded on 4 November 2020

Thanks for your review. Unfortunately the night you came for dinner we had a problem with our exhaust system, and this affect the temperature in the dining room, we know this change totally your experience in our restaurant and we truly apologize. We tried to open the doors, turn the A/C in the max power but didn’t work. I hope you can comeback and allow us to show you our real Hectors Kitchen Experience. We will be more than happy to invite you a bottle of wine. Thanks again Hector Leyva

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Alej
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

la botana vegana es una delicia, en si todo lo que pidas

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vipjosev
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente Cocina, falta música ambiental.
Felicidades!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente restaurante, desde que llegamos nos recibieron muy amables. Las entradas deliciosas, el taco de pulpo con excelente sazón y todos los ingredientes combinan perfecto. Los platillos fuertes también deliciosos combinando desde mariscos hasta pato con sabores oaxaqueños. Job y el chef Ivan hicieron de nuestra cena de aniversario una gran experiencia culinaria.

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vipIggy37
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, creative and delicious food. If you are looking for different food from the other restaurants in Punta Mita, then go to Hector's. Our group of 6 all thought it was amazing and a great experience all around!

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vipJanet
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfection!! Impeccable service, outstanding food, charming owner/chef! By far the best food in Punta Mita!!

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vipMarcG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing meal. Everything was delicious, and the combinations were interesting and inventive. We highly recommend.

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JohnT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just about as close to perfect; as the restaurant is really getting better with time. 2nd season has everyone in town talking!

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vipJJWhitbread
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

After 18 months in business, Hector's Kitchen has settled down to a terrific menu and flawless service. Hector and his team blend Mexican flavors and local ingredients into deliciously tasty dishes with endless surprises in texture, presentation, and flavor. Definitely on the list to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food exceeded expectations. Very high quality, unique dishes for the area. Outstanding service, including Hector visited each table to greet guests and check on guest experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente servicio y la comida todo exquisito , sobresale los tacos en short rib

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vash
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second meal at Hectors this vacation!
Our meal was excellent and so interesting paired with delicious wine and deserts.

We think Hectors is one of the best restaurants in Punta Mita.

Service is terrific and location is very convenient!
Please support this wonderful new addition to dining
in Punta Mita.

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vipBucktownkbear
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Fo

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vipKHBoulder
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! We visited for a special night out while on vacation and had an amazing experience. Presentation was beautiful and taste was amazing. Service top notch. Definitely a must if you find yourself in Punta Mita.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Upon trying to start ordering we mentioned that we wanted to begin with a few appetizers, before even finishing my sentence the waiter rudely stated that “I need to take your order all at once, we have a full house tonight, it will be faster that way.” Note, we made this reservation three days in advance.

Although, we were trying to order our appetizers and entrees at the same time the waiter than rushed off. At this point in time there were only three tables occupied (including our own) in the entire restaurant.

The pasta was okay (it was stuck together) and the service (after being rushed) was not attentive at all.

Compared to every other restaurant in Punta Mita, where I’ve never been rushed, this was by far the worst dining experience and the worst value.

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vipKP2275
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely ambience and wonderful service. Hector himself stopped by the table several times to check in and see how we were enjoying our meal. I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in the Punta Mita area.

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vipJackB
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happened to arrive as a wine tasting was concluding and were welcomed to try varietals from the US, Europe and Mexico. Then had a fantastic dinner. The appetizers are great to be shared. Our favorites were the local prawns and the octopus taco. The Red Lobster entree was outstanding

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vipEatout
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner. Hector worked at the four seasons for 8 years before opening his own place. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I highly recommend hector’s. I wish we were here longer so I could go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!!!

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ColleenO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great new restaurant on the row in Punta Mita. Hector himself came to our table and constructed a personalized tasting menu. It had all the elements of the region, fresh octopus and yellowtail tuna along with spices of Mexico. Juan Carlos our server was very good at explaining each dish, we had about 9 separate dishes that we shared and all were outstanding. I was in Punta Mita 4 years ago and the expansion of this restaurant is so rewarding.

FAQs

Hector's Kitchen offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 329 688 1579.

Hector's Kitchen is rated 4.9 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.