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Bistro Balsamar

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Ignacio L Vallarta # 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 0926
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smallish place, but the food and service is excellent. Great little find. I went with friend and we tried a variety of dishes and all were very good. Great place in warmer weather as it is air conditioned. Have also eaten outside on street side tables also very nice.

1 Thank Bill P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here my first trip to PV in 2014. Had to make sure I found it again this year! Still the same great food and service off the beaten trail of Basillo Badillo. Show them some love ❤️ when you visit!

Thank John P
Pinellas Park, Florida
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89 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Stopped in for a quick breakfast. I wish they were open for dinner in the low season as the menu looks amazing. They are open for breakast and lunch and really need customers to make it through the low season.

Thank acajane
San Francisco, California
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163 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We've been to Bistro Balsamar three times, always for breakfast and lunch. When we went most recently, they were not open for dinner. Summer off-season hours. We've had a few kinds of pancakes there. All perfect. Light and with (sometimes) the fruit on top. We've had tortilla soup and empanadas (with a *snack* of tasty cauliflower, on the house). I... More 

Thank MarlySF
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I had read about this place on someone's trip report, so I thought I would try it with my group (three newbies and one second-timer) on the first morning of our vacation. I really enjoyed the area (just across from Fredy's but on a more residential area of I. Vallarta). I also liked the outdoor seating. That was a real... More 

Thank EB-n-JG
New York
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Alejandro is in charge. Friendly staff and environment, great food and value. A little hidden but worth finding. Sidewalk seating available. Varied menu

2 Thank Joseph A
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

60 pesos for a very nice tortilla soup, chicken sopes, and a fresh pineapple water. Even though they are on summer hours, closing at 5pm, they offered to make anything from the dinner menu if we wanted. Worth returning.

1 Thank arcturus46
Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We first went with our two young daughters and us. It was a nice quiet breakfast, the juices are fresh made. Good quality coffee and excellent breakfast. I had the nopales scramble (which was amazing and I had it again on a second visit) kids had the pancakes which they loved and my husband the huevos rancheros, also delicious. They... More 

1 Thank Rox420
Goshen, In
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This little (and when you look inside you'll appreciate this comment) cafe is 1/2 block off Basilio Badillo on Vallarta. If possible, eat outside, as it's much nicer. Inside tables are closer and the atmosphere is way too dark. The food is excellent. There are daily specials, but they are only discounts on regular items. We had breakfast and the... More 

1 Thank Marty J
Cancun, Mexico
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Small and clean place with very limited choices. Portions are small, a little overpriced but tasty. Was ok but I would not go again.

Thank Andre R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ignacio L Vallarta # 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 0926
New Small Mexican location Home with street-side dining,Organic Coffe, seating available for small groups. A/C, Wifi, once you visit Bistro Balsamar you'll understand why we have the most loyal clients in Puerto Vallarta!

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