Restaurante Icu

4.9
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157 reviews
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MXN310 to MXN500
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Contemporary Mexican
Somos un restaurante de comida mexicana contemporanea, donde tomamos recetas clasicas y les damos nuestro toque especial. Opciones de menu 9 tiempos y 5 tiempos con maridaje. Menu a la carta. Carta extensa de vinos mexicanos y mixologia basada en ingredientes locales. Contamos con un espacio intimo y exclusivo.

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Increíble todo, la comida excepcional! Ampliamente recomendado

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday! We are going to be regulars at ICU!

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vipdw61
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So accommodating ..creative and delicious! Incredible fabulous- taste and presentation incredible!

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vipavillarreal
Mexico City
17 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exclente opción para probar en Vallarta .. servicio personalizado y sabor único

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vipericr
Puerto Vallarta
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. As always a great experience!

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vipRobertG
Puerto Vallarta
10 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Some of the best food in PV. The bill runs up quickly.

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vipGetsbetterandbetter
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by a friend, ICU was a true gem of a find. Great decor, menu was awesome, service consistently top notch, however our biggest surprise was the presentation of the food. Unlike any Mexican fare I have had. Already we are debating about returning. I highly recommend this great restaurant.

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PhyllisZ
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is very creative and exceptionally delicious. My only concern is the high prices.

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BrentA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb
Outstanding service

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ollieluvu
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cosmopolitan ever! Wonderful atmosphere, incredible food and service! A hidden gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak lamb and seafood for 6. Excellent food/staff, small , intimate attentive beautiful. Great bartender, waiters and owners.

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DulceV
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

El lugar es muy acogedor y la comida es muy buena. Los meseros te explican cada platillo que te sirve lo que hace que se sea más agradable.
Al ser un lugar pequeño el ruido es mucho ya que hay gente que no sabe hablar bajo, pero en general la comida es muy buena, pero nuestro único malestar fue el ruido.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and personal attention!

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Champagnetostart
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always fantastic. The service is great, attentive but not overbearing. The Negroni cocktails were on point. My only suggestion would be a slightly more varied wine list money wise. I mean, I like good wine but would love a few more less expensive options under a thousand pesos. Already can’t wait to go back!

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LisaS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The humble exterior belies the serene and inviting interior. And then the food starts to arrive! Pleasant and attentive wait staff without being overbearing. BEAUTIFUL dishes of food clearly made with great artistic care. Everything was just the right temperature and so fresh. Every dish seemed to be a unique blend of ingredients that always hit the mark.

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vipPatty
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. A little on the expensive side.

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BrentA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Excellent food
Always a delicious dinner and great atmosphere for a good night

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ralphshaw
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality food and service with unique flavors and ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena la experiencia en general, tal vez esperaba un poquito más del cordero por el precio pero bueno en general. De hecho, ya se que pediré la próxima vez que vaya

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padman180
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food great. Service great. Expensive for PV. Entire wine list was Mexican wine and not cheap, and corkage was 500 pesos (not acceptable). If corkage was 250 pesos I would eat there regularly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and great food. We ordered the course menu + wine pairing and were surprised by the creativity and deliciousness of every course. Great value for the price.

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vipMichaelK
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prefix for New Year's Eve was a collection of some of my favorite items from the general menu. The wine pairing were spot on as well. Well done Icu - again!

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ILikeGoodFood
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Not cheap, for PV. If you don't mind paying, I'd recommend giving it a try.

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vipDanB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very lovey meal of contemporary and refined Mexican cuisine. The cocktails were great too. We recommend this fine dining restaurant for gourmands and foodies. Our agreed upon best dish from the prix fixe tasting menu was the tamal de marlin in a delicious sauce that had only a touch of chipotle.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic all around. Everyone thought it was one of our best restaurant experiences.

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vipCorey
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic 9-course tasting menu with wine (beer and limoncello) pairing. Strongly recommend!

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MonchoG
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, interesting ambience except the reception room. Service just ok.

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vipCammm
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff members were attentive and accommodating. The bartender made a delicious off-menu drink for my mom, handling his craft with care. The chef allowed my dad to take a selfie with him, and was gracious and kind. Wait staff went above and beyond to make our experience one to remember! Highly recommend.

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RobertG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been dining in Puerto Vallarta for more than 20 years. This is the finest gourmet restaurant in PV. We have recommended to friends and family and look forward to a return visit soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fuimos para celebrar nuestro aniversario
Fue una excelente opción
Lo recomendaré con mis amigos

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite spots to dine. Creative dishes with fresh quality ingredients and the best service staff. Always excited for our next experience

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GailF
Puerto Vallarta
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely small restaurant, slightly off the beaten track. To start, Icu’ serves a delicious salsa with fresh mini tortillas. Next came an amuse-bouche of chickpea emulsion. It was outstanding. I wanted a whole bowl!!! We ordered 2 appetizers, beet salad and foie gras. The salad was very disappointing. Although avocados are one of my favorite foods it was not complimentary to the beets. The beets with pink pine nuts were nice, but nothing special. The seared foie gras, on the other hand, was outstanding. Served with a berry compote, strawberries and buttered toast slivers , it was perfect.
For the main course I had dorado (mahi-mahi). Served on a bed of tomato chorizo mash, it was tender, moist and mild. Exactly as it should be. The tomato chorizo added just enough of “savory” to make this dish outstanding. A carrot purée on the side was creamy and flavorful. I could have eaten a bowl of this as well!
Icu’ is a sparkling little diamond on the Vallarta food scene. I wish I could rate it 5 stars. The beets were just too disappointing. Secondly, the noise level was high. There were only 4 other tables dining while we were there, and we had to shout our conversation. I could barely hear what sounded like lovely background music. That was a shame.
I will most certainly dine there again. The service was excellent and the majority of our selections were superb.

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vipMichaelK
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Icu continues to WOW me. I tried them several times last year and they were impressive. I was so happy to see that they survived the slow time in Vallarta and continue to provide creative and delicious food. The zucchini tostada continues to be my favorite appetizer while the foi gras was perfectly seared and presented. The black bean soup is as good as any you will find. Thank you Icu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fui con mi novio pedimos el menu de tiempos con vino toda la secuencia de la cena estuvo increíble y la combinación con los vinos que escogieron también increible, los chefs estuvieron en constante comunicación con nosotros, altamente recomendado!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sobresaliente!

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MaggieR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our night at Icu - food was amazing and fantastic service. Loved the variety of food and cocktails. The menu is a set menu of 5 courses and changes often but loved the chef choices and exciting presentation.

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vipDaniel
Puerto Vallarta
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Icú has been one of my favorite restaurants in Vallarta since it opened. The "thing" is multi-course tasting menus, which change monthly. The food is creative as ever--our favorite was the smoked marlin tamal in a tomato-chipotle sauce. The service is very attentive, and subdued lighting and intimate space make for a very charming ambiance. It had been six months since I was last there, and I was shocked to see that their prices have gone up exponentially. The 5-course tasting menu used to be around $500 pesos but has gone up to $950 pesos, which is very steep for Vallarta. Those are USA prices. That may explain why we were the only people there on a Friday night. The wine list also has been marked up considerably. There are now only 2-3 bottles of wine for less than 50 dollars, which, again, is very pricey for Vallarta. For instance, a bottle of wine that I can get at Costco for under $200 pesos was priced around $750 pesos. I love the food and the ambiance; however, based on the price increases, I will have to rethink whether I will return or recommend this restaurant to friends.

Restaurante Icu
Responded on 30 October 2019

Hello Daniel, thank you very much for your review. We are really glad you like our restaurant. I just want to clarify a couple of your comments about our prices. Our 5 course tasting menu price its been $950 pesos since the first day we open almost 2 years ago, we have not increased it. On our wine list we have 17 bottles under the $50USD mark, which is roughly the 20% of our wine list. We look forward to have you again on our restaurant. Thank you!

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Emiliano23
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Un lugar pequeño, pocas mesas, servicio muy personalizado

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EricL
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of PV's steadily rising stars, Icú has come a long way from when it first opened. Now it is sure footed and consistently excellent. Definitely a keeper!

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WilleyH
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a hidden gem in Puerto Vallarta. You are immediately swept away into another world as soon as you enter through the door. Can notrave enough about the creativity and expertise in both the service & quality of food. We had the 9 course tasting menu with wine pairing and I'm still savoring some of those flavors.

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