Vitea Oceanfront Bistro

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122 reviews
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MXN300 and under
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VITEA is a great combination of fresh, healthy, flavorful food and prime location. Oceanfront Bistro with French Riviera feeling and panoramic view of the bay with spectacular sunsets. Open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner the two European chefs-owners cook with season's best and incorporate craftsmanship and creativity in there always involving cuisine. "Have a seat, enjoy good life and watch the world go by."
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Austin
17 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were good. But price was high for the food received. U R paying for the location.

CC
Puerto Vallarta
10 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Roasted Cauliflower was unique and awesome for an appetizer. I have had all their steak options and they are great but this time we had the Pork Tenderloin. It was a 5 Star option.
I am very picky about my Margaritas. Daquiri Dick’s, La Terraza, and Vitea are my favorites.

K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch. I love the roasted veg quiche.

B
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Thank you!

W
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Music was too loud. Why do restaurants think they need loud music?

RL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vitea Oceanfront Bistro is consistently a great value when you take into account the quality and price of the food, the service and the setting. The wait staff is always very accommodating, even when some of our party decided to share meals. The portion sizes are very nice and I really like that I can choose a small or large portion for many of their entrees. Antonio has waited on our table several times and is always a pleasure. We look forward to going back.

JB
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Wait staff inexperienced and slow. Food not up to standards of our many previous visits. Smoked salmon in eggs Benedict was tasteless, thick and contained bones. Very unsatisfactory. In contrast, pan frances was excellent.

JD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding. We come pretty much every visit to PV.

m
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

we have eaten here many times before. this was our second time this season. the food was not as good as t usually is and when they didn't have the bottle of wine we ordered we chose another but when it arrived it was warm. since they had already opened it we were obliged to keep it. the waiter tried to cool it as quickly as possible, but we felt that they had tried to pass this off on us when they should have been upfront about it.

SS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I’ve had in ages. Great service. Great people watching spot. Very much enjoyed the live music from the guitarist.

MK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Antonio, was the best waiter we have ever met - anywhere! Lots of thanks for his welcoming personality, helpfulness & kindness. We will return so we can see Antonio again!!!

P
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vitea has been CONSISTENTLY a five star restaurant over the past many years! Delicious food, friendly service and it is beautifully located on the Malecon! Incredible sunsets! Highly recommend!

PW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful sunset, excellent food, good service and moderate prices so I recommend Vitea

SS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Seated right in front of the wait station, we were served efficiently and then virtually ignored. Yes, the restaurant was busy, but our waiter was simply missing in action. Our attempt to order additional wine was unsuccessful. Eventually we complained noticeably! Our waiter finally reappeared and we ordered coffee and desert. The coffee came quickly, but not the simple flan. After 20 minutes or so, we asked for the check and left without the flan. The food was delicious, but we will not likely return.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to enjoy people watching. Never rushed long cocktails and binner

FF
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A most wonderful place for fine dining, excellent service and the joy of people watching on the Malecon! Our first meal is when we arrive and our last meal before we depart! We live the tradition❤️

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

the food is really good.. the setting charming . enjoy

S
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Puert Vallarta! Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Wonderful location.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the calamari, always a good meal

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this restaurant and come to eat here every time we visit Puerto Vallarta. It is easy to get to, by bus or taxi; the Malecon location is ideal for watching the sun drop into the ocean; and many main dishes are offered in either small or large sizes and priced accordingly. My favorites: any soup and the red snapper. The fish I prepare is never as tender and moist.

M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautifully prepared food. Excellent gazpacho. The fish zarandeado best ever and the pork medallions were moist, tender and served with perfect accompaniments. The bread is almost enough reason to dine here. Would have given a 5 star total except our online request for an outside table wasn't honored.

d
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved everything about Vitea except the two guitarists/"singers" who took over from the excellent Mexican guitarist. Both were bad guitar players and awful, noisy singers; they spoiled the evening. Mexican (or Spanish) music only, please!

SG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luis remembered us from last visit, Antonio & Santos were attentive, the chef asked about the meal which was perfectly cooked & plated & delicious. It was a perfect Valentine celebration - Gracias

G
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - had the Valentine Day special. Great service. Great music. Every year when we visit PV we go to Vitea!!

D
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Vitea is nicely situated on the Malecon. The food is good. Ditto the service. A nice patio from which to watch the sun set on the Bay.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Wait staff very impersonal , forgot our meals . A couple next to us with two very indisciplined kids and the father literally shouting at them . Making a reservation got you the 2nd worse seat in the house .

Food was good. Very generous portions.

TB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Had to ask the waiters three times for water, got Clamato juice instead of tomato juice, waiters seem to be overwhelmed, had to ask several times for the dessert we ordered, also asked for check at least three times. The food is always good but service was not!

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Not an outstanding experience compared to other PV restaurants.

GO
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our server Antonio “nice to meet you”(said over & over which we grew to like) started out attentive but quickly had too many tables. So the service was slow and space between tables was tight. Lots of jostling for better spots. Sunday is a busy night on the Malecón so I guess we should not have been surprised

SK
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

We have been to vitea many times, always at this time of year. Never disappointed before. Ambiance was wonderful,as usual. The food was not. Pasta pescatore arrived both cold, overly sauced, with dry and tough seafood. Snapper also oversauced and very lacking in flavour. Gazpacho missing any zing, too much cream. Marguerita was watery. Service was friendly, but not attentive. Table beside us had to order from the busboy who spoke only Spanish....not so good for tourists who don’t. La Cuenta took time....but we can say we met wonderful people at the next table! We had a good time with them. I left hungry. We won’t return until I hear better reviews. 😂

K
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always our first stop in PV. Great sunsets and people watching. Food good too.

S
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every way. Always good - breakfast to dinner

F
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal service was great, would return

O
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat in Puerto Vallarta and enjoy view. Food terrific! When I ordered the pasta carbonara my waiter smiled; it's his favorite! It is outside dining so if A/C is important, this may not be the place for you. I've eaten here when eveningd are chilly, I've eaten here when evenings are quite warm-- always in January! Stop in the afternoon for a glass of cold pinot grigio and a cheese plate. You won't be disappointed. Seating is on the Malecon and terrific for people watching, whale and ship watching, locals performing for the tourists... Prices are very reasonable. The fare leans toward Italian, but everything is fresh and, of course, local fish is on the menu.

JR
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Staff was very friendly, but it took a long time to get check and then credit card back.

BB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

good size of dishes for the prize. great value and great food

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

cauliflower w goat cheese was great. pork loin was good. service was ok

PB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were four of us this time. It is important to say that over the years the Vitea has been consistently good and fun.
This time the bisque was excellent and was the large missed salad. Their signature grilled veggie sandwich is as good as ever and the gazpacho wasn't to be sneezed at?
But what on the good Earth happened to the Frutti di Mare pasta? Where were the frutti?! Even the pasta was overcooked and the seafood was hard to locate.
C'mon Vitea, tell us this was just one of those off days!!!
We still like the place a lot and will always be bact.
Peter B.

SR
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We arrived on a Wednesday night at a time that was not busy. We ordered the shrimp bisque which was delicious then sat for 45 minutes waiting for our Caesar salad. It was finally served at the same time as the chicken Parmesan we ordered but we sent it back so we could eat our main course. Chicken Parmesan was dry and difficult to cut. We have eaten here dozens of times throughout the years. They offered free wine and dessert which we refused. The server and manager apologized and did not charge us for the chicken Parmesan or salad but none of that could make up for the disappointing experience. I had previous made reservations to go back this week but will probably not do so

A
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner with family! Thank you Ulf!

Paul and April Simon

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