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Chez Elena

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$$ - $$$
As featured in Fun in the Sun!
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Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 222 0161
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice dinner, reasonably priced. Great service. Mexican seafood cuisine - tasty in a hotel restaurant. Up the street from the Cathedral de Guadelupe.

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Morrison, Colorado
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An iconic local establishment that serves a good meal and offers great sunsets from it's rooftop terrace. There were many ex-pats that have been frequenting this venue for years. A nice quiet dining choice with excellent Mole and the Mexicano Plato was huge!!

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1 Thank Victoria80465
Toronto
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had heard about Chez Elena for a very long time, so made it a point to go for dinner with gisiting friends. Disappointed. We went there 20 minutes earlier than the time reserved, so decided to go to the bar upstairs. The host at the restaurant warned us to come back quickly as they were very busy being 2-1 day... More 

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toronto
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I find it most despicable when restaurant owners do not respond to reservation requests, as is the case with Chez Elena. We have heard so much about this restaurant, we wanted to enjoy a group dinner, but after a couple of attempts of sending an email to the address given for reservations without a response, we feel it is not... More 

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manitoba
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

while recently vacationing to puerto vallarta in jan 2017, dined with friends, who recommended this restaurant for its views of old town Pv , from its roof top bar. We sipped on Margaritas while watching the beautifull sunset and listened to the bell ringing from the landmark church with in close proximity. I highly recommend this dining experience if vacationing... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every Tuesday and Thursday Chez Elena offers two meals for the price of one. What a deal! The food here is delicious and the service is great. Try the Osso Boco it is out of the world. Meat falls off the bone. The filet mignon is also very good. Be sure to head up to the bar on the top... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am re-reviewing places that I wrote about five to ten years ago. This has always been our favorite sunset margarita extravaganza. It is high enough up the hill to get a great view of the whole town. Some taxis don’t know how to find it. Go up Matamoros Street from Guerero until it stops. Chez Elena is in the... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Gloria runs the restaurant and attached old-style hotel, which is charming with bricks, beautiful garden setting and charm. Our dinners were well prepared, with fresh fish, vegetables that were perfectly done and presented. A basket of grilled garlic bread was readily replenished. The roasted beet salad was excellent. Vegetarian guest was nicely accommodated, even though the menu was heavily meat... More 

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Hanoi
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you're looking for a rooftop sunset view over all of central Puerto Vallarta while sipping the best Margarita in PV, come to Chez Elena! From the 1980s, I began to come here whenever in PV, and even celebrated some winter holidays in past, when they used to have the entire bar and restaurant on the roof (El Nido -... More 

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San Juan Cosala, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Recently, I went home to Puerto Vallarta and dined with an old friend. She suggested Chez Elena. We watched sunset at El Nido (the on site rooftop panorama and bar), then we went down to the restaurant and had wonderful plateful of garlic shrimp, with spanish guitar music. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 0161

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?