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La Palapa Restaurant

4.7
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940 reviews
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MXN500 and over
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Mexican
La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta, México.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 940 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.9
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, our waiters Eli and Gabriel were FANTASTIC. It was my wifes birthday and both went above and beyond to make it a special evening. The food was, by far, the best we have had in PV. The chefs tartare (salmon), tuna tataki, and lobster tail were PHENOMENAL. My only minor complaint, very minor, was I thought the adobada octopus needed a little acidity, maybe a squirt of lemon juice. That is a VERY minor detail that wouldn't deter me in the slightest from experiencing this restaurant. Highly recommended.

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MaRA
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comida deliciosa y ambiente maravilloso. Disfrutamos mucho nuestra cena en La Palapa. Uno de los mejores restaurantes en Pto. Vallarta definitivamente.

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vipDerek
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere but the real treat is the amazingly delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, the service was outstanding, and the view is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excelente atención por parte de los meseros y recepcionistas, buen ambiente, buena comida, buena ubicación y por ende también buena vista.
No tengo queja alguna.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, loved the atmosphere and the service.

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Nick
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Palapa is the best dinner that we had in Puerto Vallarta by a long shot. We had the red snapper and salmon for our main courses and we both thought our food was fantastic. For our appetizer, Carlos/Gilberto suggested the Coconut Shrimp and it was amazing. I would also suggest getting the lobster taquitos as it was mouth watering. For dessert, you cannot go wrong with the churros. They were great. The service and atmosphere were unmatched.

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JamieB
Tucson
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! The view was perfect and our waiter recommend 2 of the most amazing bottles of wine. It was special for our 10 year anniversary

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vipDrNathanS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience all round. Delicious food, great quick service, and incredible atmosphere.

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RomanC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal We had in Puerto Vallarta. Food outstanding and Service even better from start to finish. We will be back for sure next time in the area.. Thanks to the staff for a memorable night !!!

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LalaB
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! The food tasted very well. The only issue was the amount of food that you got for the price wasn’t equal. Very little quantity!

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LuisR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and excellent Service. Highly Recommended

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Neto
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siempre será un lugar maravilloso, la atención, la comida, el ambiente. Definitivamente, no puedes irte de Vallarta sin visitarlo

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vipsteveski
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to La Palapa on every trip to PV. This trip, we ate here ever other night. Good food, service, attention, ambiance. Even in the pouring rain, it was fun!

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vipsteveski
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pouring rain, thunder and lightening. Always love coming back here no matter what! Awesome dinner. Special drinks. Learned about a sea asparagus. The musicians were literally singing in the rain.

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briannstkn
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Service was bad my entre was not what I ordered and I did not enjoy it, the waiter never came to check on us, when he did I told him he said “ maybe you will like it next time”.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and perfect music!

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JanC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Right on the beach with attentive service. A bit pricey, however.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food & wonderful entree and drink suggestions from the wait staff. I would definitely go and dine there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baja California
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Muy buen servicio y comida, exagerado el precio del vino (4 tantos su valor en tienda)

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vipjemejo
Houston
64 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Basically, the meal was bad all the way around. The service was very poor (had to tell them multiple times for the same thing), each person''s meal came out at a separate time, the food was mediocre quality, one person's meal was cold. By far, it was the worse (and truly only bad) meal that we had during our week in Puerto Vallarta. Our friend, who lives there, said it's overpriced and poor quality; guess he was right. The best thing they have going in location - nice views. Last time we eat there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Music by Jose Carols 👏

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent paella - great rooftop dining-loved the complimentary photo also!

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GINAC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food and service, the lobster bisque is to die for and the sunset views are an added bonus, highly recommend

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SanK
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was really good

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JodyR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing ambience! Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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WoodyH
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Second visit and will be back again on the next trip to PV. Try the whole fish...it’s amazing. Great selection of tequila and craft cocktails.

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carrieE
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful night I pv as usual with a great wait staff and superb food.

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CarolynW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Puerto Vallarta part time and this is one of the best places to go Atmosphere beautiful and amazing right on the beach without the sand in your feet. Romantic and WITH MUSIC! love it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic, excellent service, food was great as well as ambiance and music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Fish came out raw; we sent it back and they just just cooked what they had originally brought out. For a 200.00 dinner, it was tacky.

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FelipeA
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente vista, atención perfecta y alimentos muy ricos

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vipKennethH
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service. The live music was also very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo excelente

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vipKevin
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently good meal and service. Never disappointment when I come and visit.

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mrredskin
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent (must get the octopus). Service over all was great minus a wrong drink order to start. If you choose a beach table be prepared to be bothered by vendors walking the sidewalk trying to sell you jewelry or drugs. Drinks and food were all on point. Worth the trip

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DwayneV
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this covid era, these guys were fantastic making us feel safe following proper protocol for safe dining. As usual the food and service was fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner!

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TTDivine
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Palapa is our go-to favorite for special occasions. This year, and because of the pandemic, they have completely cut off access to vendors from the beach. The waiters wear masks and gloves, and the tables are appropriately distanced.

The best part is the food and service. They were very adept at making my daughter's birthday a success.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!