La Palapa Restaurant

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MXN500 and over
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Mexican
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  • Romance
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta, México.
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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is fantastic. Very attentive. The food was delicious. We ate the octopus, the lobster and shrimp taquitos, the al pastor dobladitos, the whole butterfly fish with anchiote, la palapa shrimp and the cheesecake and lava cake. The octopus has a membrane on it that wasn’t enjoyable and the doblatitos were not to our liking but everything else was exceptional.

SL
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Desde la recepción muy amables todo el personal. En mi reserva por la app puse que era el cumpleaños de mi mamá y sin preguntarme le llevaron un pastel al final. Gran detalle!
Súper amables, lindísimo el lugar, los precios lo valen por el lugar la vista y la atención.
Definitivamente regresaré.
Aplausos

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OT
Aguascalientes
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very good ambience and food is great too, be careful because it's very expensive, obviously if you're Mexican tourist.

m
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely delicious and Carlos and Cesar took a great care of us.

CG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great stuff

R
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing!! The food was delicious and the live music was just perfect! Sitting on the beach listening to music was soo relaxing. I’d definitely recommend this place and I’ll be returning ASAP!

SN
Guadalajara
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

We hadn't been to La Palapa for five years or so. Now we remember why. It's just not worth it.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful scenery, delicious food, and excellent service!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner on the beach. It couldn't have gone better. The waiters were fast and very attentive. The food was amazing. Beef medallions with asparagus and ended with lava cake. Highly recommend.

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

We celebrated our anniversary at La Palapala per the recommendation of friends. Dinner was on the beach, candles and tiki torches were glowing, waves were gently splashing and a very talented guitarist and accompanist were playing for the evening. As for the food and service ... they were splendid. We will most certainly return and long before the next special occasion ... yet isn’t every day special? Enjoy!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Order the octopus appetizer. You won't regret it! Service was amazing, they really put extra care and attention for us to enjoy our meal. We celebrated our anniversary at sunset, accompanied with romantic music and amazing environment. Highly recommend for a nice sunset dinner on the beach in Puerto Vallarta.

c
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta that sits on the beach with ocean breezes. Service is wonderful and the wine list has selections from all over the world. Menu choices are varied and there is quite a selection.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un lugar increíble con comida deliciosa y un servicio excepcional. Nos encanto!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there whilst on holiday for my birthday (family of 10). Location and staff are fantastic - and whilst it rained, the staff seamlessly moved us from the beach to under cover.
We enjoyed the food in the main, but the cost is a little pricy.
I would also strongly recommend asking for the Mexicana coffee - it’s a display to behold!

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fue la mejor decisión cenar en la palapa, excelente servicio y comida 🍽 todo estaba exquisito!!! 💯% recomendado

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K
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall beautiful old world charm ... we tried traditional butterflied grilled fish and filet and neither disappointed.. overall beautiful location and we had an amazing view of the sunset and loved it ! Service is super friendly and to the point .

CG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Amazing ambiance for special occasions. The service was pretty good it could have been better for the reputation of the restaurant but it was not awful just everything seemed 5 minutes always behind. If you make your reservation during sunset it's pretty magical! We'll be back for sure for brunch since we did dinner this trip.

OT
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did an open table reservation for lunch here. Well worth it. Great service, very detail oriented, prompt and gave great recommendations. The food was very nice good quality seafood with a nice presentation. The location on the beach with smooth jazz was great. If you dont want to be bothered by vendors they have a sign you can put up that keeps them away. Had wine and cocktails and a full meal. Fans are available at the tables so you can have a breeze. Jorge was our server, and he was great. Will return.

j
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great long-standing local spot to enjoy well plated, traditional Mexican with a contemporary spin. Wonderful place to watch the sunset, enjoy live music and people watch. Excellent service, clean bathrooms and fun atmosphere. A must in Puerta Vallarta.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect honeymoon-dining experience. Seared salmon did not disappoint, served on the most delicate handmade ravioli. Sauce, ambience, and service were all on-point.

BN
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Mediocre food in a fabulous setting with great service. Would have been perfect if the food met expectation. Should have listened to the locals and gone elsewhere.

M
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

El lugar es bello, la vista inmejorable, el servicio excelente, la comida deliciosa. Lo que no me gustó fue el calor que se siente por tener ventiladores lentos, fue muy incomodo. Y por último el precio fue alto en relación al tamaño de la ración recibida.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wine selection are fantastic. Beach front dining was amazing. Entrees were slow to come out but they were getting busy. Timing of drinks and appetizers was perfect, entrees were almost an hour after the appetizer was finished. But we watched the sunset and enjoyed the experience.

WR
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived a little early but they were able to accommodate my party of 6 without hesitation. Great food, amazing view and wonderful staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Welcome was good.
Restaurant location was very good with good views is ocean & sunset.
Standards of cleanliness was good.
Food was of good standard.
Only real negative was the Price of a bottle of Prosecco as it was VERY expensive! In comparison to usual price all around the world.

EL
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Era el cumpleaños de mi amiga y todos en el restaurante hicieron un esfuerzo para que se sintiera especial en su día especial. Era el lugar perfecto para celebrar y tomé la decisión correcta al llevarla allí.

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L
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Bonito lugar para cenar en la orilla de la playa, la comida no me sorprendió aunque es buena. Si lo recomiendo!

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LV
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sevice , the food was delicious and the servers were fabtastic. The location is fantastic. We are looking forward to come back!

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance for any occasion... Service and views are great for a relaxing dinner!

JV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I've had in a while that I came back twice over a weekends stay. We sat on the beach just a few steps from the water and the best short rib I've ever consumed. Also the tortilla soup and bread were very good. Can't go wrong with the their drinks either! There was also fireworks directly overhead which just added to an already amazing experience.

SB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the view of sunset from La Palapa. Our table was perfect and the servers were so very attentive to our comfort by arranging fans to cool us on a warm evening. The La Palapa shrimp was amazing and the beet salad was refreshing. My friend enjoyed the shrimp appetizer special. He then followed with the red snapper. It was very good. Service was well-timed and friendly. Our wine was kept perfectly chilled. Our server was very engaged with us and the conversation about his family and child was interesting and enjoyable. When I'm back in Puerto Vallarta, I will definitely return to La Palapa!

MA
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Palapa is one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in my life. Ambience, table on the beach, 40 feet from the water. Beautiful sunsets, moon, fireworks from the sea. Our evening was the absolute best all due to our wait staff of Eli Angel and his team taking care of us. Eli is a world class individual and we loved him and his attention to details. The food was amazing. We had the whole fish and the pork. Eli brought us a dessert that was a piece of art with accompanying after dinner drink that topped off our evening. We love La Palapa! Eli and staff..... Gracias for a very memorable evening!!

C
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I chose this restaurant based on reviews as well as it being recommended by other fellow travelers. We requested a table on the beach for dinner and we watched a beautiful sunset not to mention one of the best meals we had on our trip. This was after dining at the famous La Iguana at Casa KIMBERLY, which was nice but I felt a little overpriced with small portions. I would definitely recommend this beautiful restaurant and will certainly return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with my girlfriend to celebrate our anniversary and birthday to The Palapa. The experience of the place started by friendly greeters and people who were always eager to please and with a great smile. We did our reservation at the best time possible to see the sunset and have a romantic evening.

We haven't talked about the food which was an unbelievable experience from beginning to end. We asked for the lobster fish tacos, fresh market fish, Palapa shrimp and the BBQ ribs. For dessert a lava cake. Everything we tried was AMAZING!

I would definitely recommend checking this place. Special thanks as well to our server Gil and Alfredo who were kind enough of giving us travel tips of places to visit, warm treatment and did a nice gesture for us in our anniversary dessert.

AC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good we are going back two nights later. Food and ambiance are great.

M
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nos gustó mucho la comida y sobre todo el ambiente.

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BM
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were right on the beach, and enjoyed a nice slow meal soaking in the final sun and being treated like royalty. La Palapa is always lovely.

Z
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful lunch with friends in the beautiful La Palapa Restaurant. Great food and terrific service and lovely ambiance.

AB
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great. The food presentation was superb and delicious. Loved watching the sunset while enjoying the short rib!

CR
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a fancy place that puts the napkin in your lap. Calm live music, soothing ambiance, ocean seating, and the best food I've had, by far the best of many restaurants my wife and I have visited in Mexico. We ate our fill, 2 appetizers and 2 main dishes, 2 glasses of wine, mixed drink, and a beer. Only $145 US Dollars including tip. Eli was our server, the nicest man, who asked us "Are you happy? " instead of some other general meaningless question. We most certainly were. We shall return.

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