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105-3 Pulpito | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico (Amapas)
+52 322 222 5225
08:30 - 23:30
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This has to be the most romantic restaurant in Vallarta. It's a beautiful setting right on the beach with live music and exquisite food. Our waiter Gilberto and his partner Edgar provided superior service. They guided us through our meal with excellent recommendations but allowed us to create the meal we wanted. We started with the margarita special designed by... More 

Thank TellAmanda
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I go here frequently for late lunch or appetizers.good price and good service. Will seat you directly on beach,at sidewalk our inside at table or bar.

Thank Junious W
Houston, TX
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

La Palapa has been a favorite restaurant to visit after visiting Puerto Vallarta several times a year for the last 15 years. Even after sampling various other locales, especially during restaurant month, they are still the best in town. I always ask for Roger and his assistant Alex for the best service. You can't miss this place!d

Thank DavidLorms
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Visited La Palapa during a vacation with a friend. The service was impeccable from start to finish. We were greeted by a friendly hostess who gave us the option to enjoy our dinner right on the beach. From there, our servers - Gilberto, Elias and Edgar- treated us wonderfully. They made excellent recommendations as everything they suggested was delicious. They... More 

1 Thank Candace R
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had dinner here and had a fantastic time. From start to finish, we were very pleased. The hostess was so helpful. The servers, Gilberto, Elias, and Edgar exceeded our expectations. They were so friendly and attentive. They definitely took good care of us. The food was so delicious. We had the mussels and pork potstickers for... More 

Thank Thom F
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter is two & this restaurant was beyond accommodating! Excellent food & service. Thank you Carlos E Carlos! 5⭐️'s

Thank Kiana M
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

La Palapa is perfect for a special occasion. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and offers terrace or beach searing. The service is excellent. We had Gilberto and he took very good care of us. The views are amazing and food is very good. It is on the pricey side but is very nice.

1 Thank misbehave81
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We always go to Memos or Freddy's for breakfast which are both excellent. Today we decided to try La Palapa and we are so glad we did. First of all, the setting is so much nicer then the other 2 places, the service was first rate and the food exquisite. We had the eggs Benedict and French toast. The French... More 

Thank 896juliew
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I lived in Puerto Vallarta from 2008 to 2014 and visited LA Palapa many times. My last visit was December 2015 during a visit and I will be going several times in December 2016. The experience is awesome, food superb aND a high level of customer service. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner you will be impressed. You have the option... More 

Thank Edward W
Marina, California
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I had breakfast with a friend there and we both enjoyed our breakfast meal. The chilaquiles, enfrijoladas and omelets were all very good. Servers were very attentive.

Thank JorgeZD70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105-3 Pulpito | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 5225
La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the warmth and charm characteristic of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Located on Playa Los Muertos in the heart of the Romantic Zone, this popular restaurant is one of Vallarta's favorite places to enjoy great food in a casually elegant atmosphere. At La Palapa Restaurant you will discover all of the ingredients to a perfect dining experience - a relaxed atmosphere, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous food. No matter what the occassion, from breakfast with business associates or lunch with friends to a romantic dinner for two, La Palapa defines fine dining 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?