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Romantic Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta

DINING | Published on 13/02/2023
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Throughout the years, Puerto Vallarta has been known for its outstanding gastronomical offering. In this Mexican vacation destination, there is a wide variety of culinary options from different countries... For example: Argentinian food, steak houses, asian, signature cuisine, among others.

One of the romantic things that never goes out of style is a dinner with your better half - Whether it is prepared by your own hands at home or at one of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, your partner will be delighted with the fact that you have planned something to celebrate your love. 

Here’s a series of restaurants where you will surely have a charming evening and make a great impression on whomever you take there.

La Cappella Restaurant Puerto Vallarta

Location: Miramar 363 B, Downtown 322 688-6269

La Cappella is a beautiful restaurant whose roof emulates that of a Catholic chapel. From your table, you will have a panoramic view of the city of Puerto Vallarta, the bay, and the famous parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. At La Cappella Restaurant Puerto Vallarta, you will enjoy exquisite Italian and international cuisine accompanied by an extensive wine list in an atmosphere adorned with religious decorations, beautiful sunsets, and live music in the background.

Porfirio's Restaurant

Location: Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio 2485, Zona Hotelera Norte 322 221-3593

This Mexican restaurant in Puerto Vallarta takes the most representative flavors of the street and reinvents them, creating a different culinary experience. Its dishes have their origin in our roots and are elaborated with high-quality ingredients, unique preparation techniques, and creativity. Porfirio's Puerto Vallarta is located in Plaza Peninsula; enjoy quality time with your partner in a very elegant and cozy atmosphere while indulging your tastebuds in signature gastronomic flavors representing Mexico.

Barcelona Tapas

Location: Matamoros 906, Downtown 322 222-0510

A couple of blocks from the boardwalk and infamous Puerto Vallarta Malecon is one of the most established restaurants in Puerto Vallarta known for romantic dinners. With an excellent panoramic view of the bay from its balconies, Barcelona Tapas serves Spanish cuisine, mainly paellas, tapas, and a fine selection of wines. In addition, every night they offer a menu with daily specials, featuring dishes made with meats, fish, and seafood, among other delicious options.

La Vaca Argentina

Location: Francisco Medina Ascencio Av. 2468, Fluvial Vallarta 322 224-0908

As its name indicates, the specialty of this restaurant is grilled Argentinean style meat cuts: churrasco, bife de chorizo, ribs, flank steak, and some other fine American style cuts, such as new york, rib eye, and tomahawk. All of which can be accompanied by french fries or baked potatoes, steamed or grilled vegetables, and so on. They also offer snacks and traditional Argentinean dishes such as empanadas, milanesas, pizzas, and kinds of pasta, grilled fish, and seafood. 

Check out this article about places with delicious food (besides the fancy restaurants).

La Dolce Vita

Location: Paseo Díaz Ordaz 674, Downtown 322 222-2204

Considered one of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta for many years, La Dolce Vita is a must stop for anyone visiting the city. It has 3 locations –the main one on the Malecon, one in the Romantic Zone, and another one in Nuevo Vallarta– as well as La Dolce Ristorante which is in front of La Isla shopping mall. This Italian restaurant Puerto Vallarta has earned its place with its authentic traditional dishes and a service that makes you feel right at home.

Café Des Artistes

Location: Guadalupe Sánchez 740, Downtown 322 226-7200

Created by renowned French chef Thierry Blouet more than 32 years ago, this French restaurant with Mexican inspiration was a pioneer of haute cuisine in Puerto Vallarta. Its famous 6-course tasting menus are an experience for the palate. It has a different ambiance, both indoors and outdoors. Café des Artistes has also been considered one of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta for many years.


Location: Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio 2590, North Hotel Zone 322 293-8600

This restaurant was founded by descendants of Italians, who arrived in the late 1890s with recipes that had been passed down for generations. Therefore, in this Italian restaurant Puerto Vallarta, you will find dishes prepared in the most traditional way. Abbraccio make authentic Italian dishes such as pizzas, kinds of pasta, and delicious grilled options, are all made with fresh ingredients. 

After dinner, there are many other romantic things to do in Puerto Vallarta, such as taking a stroll along the boardwalk, eating ice cream or just sitting together on the beach sky-gazing under the brightly lit stars.

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