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El Arrayan

Calle Allende 344 | corner with Miramar, a few blocks form the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta 48304, Mexico
+52 322 222 7195
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (89 reviews)
“cochinita pibil” (53 reviews)
“peanut mole” (18 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Calle Allende 344 | corner with Miramar, a few blocks form the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta 48304, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t remember having such a succulent dinner in a cozy patio like we did at El Arrayán. Definitely one of Vallarta’s Treasures... Do yourself a favor and make reservations

Thank ClaCla W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, EVERYBODY in the place is an American tourist. No Spanish was spoken while we were there. The place has tourist pricing, to be sure, but is in a so-so, out-of-the-way neighborhood off the beaten path. Aside from some curiosities like crickets, the...More

1  Thank JAR1713
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Since about 2004 this restaurant, perfectly located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta (just off the Malecon), has remained one of our favorite Mexican places to eat. The name “Arrayan” comes from a local tree that grows in the state of Jalisco and this sets...More

Thank AllMexico365
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This is cuisine. Not food, not grub, not eats. Cuisine. This is real deal, incredible Mexican with a consistently surprising execution. I've had wonderful duck carnitas (duck!) And amazing hibiscus quesadillas. Their namesake margarita is astonishing. Run, don't walk, to El Arrayan and then curse...More

Thank Stanley-with-an-S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

First, my friend and I felt we were really not welcomed at all. That they would had prefer other kind of clients... but we eere really hungry and we ordered 2 main dish, 2 desserts, 2 glasses of wine and a little bottle of water,...More

Thank Carole A
Reviewed 8 August 2018

My girlfriend and I dined there a few nights ago and were one of only three tables in there the entire time, which I felt really bad about. The food at this place is just excellent. We had the red shrimp pozole, chicken two moles...More

3  Thank lebsam11
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing meal here. The mixture of spices were perfect and every bite of everything we had burst with many different flavors. We started with chips and 3 different salsas that were complimentary. Each salsa was unique and so delicious. I wanted to...More

1  Thank Helen C
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We were able to escape the tasteless and almost unpalatable food at the Secret's Resort and venture to the city and find some real Mexican food.....you won't be sorry... Several regional and local dishes....the place is very clean, the service is good and the prices...More

1  Thank Roberto3250
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Absolutely loved this restaurant, and hands-down the best meal on our Puerto Vallarta trip. Our group tried a couple of different items and they were all amazing. Enjoy!

Thank haioson
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

very nice restaurant with great service. the flavors, the wonderful service, they take all credit cards no air conditioning but it's not too warm. free Wi-Fi , dixion cake is amazing the moly sauce for the chicken is excellent and a 3 salsa s are...More

Thank m0323
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Questions & Answers
15 November 2017|
Response from Sacdylan | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are definitely recommended.
17 March 2017|
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Response from Claudia V | Property representative |
Yes we take Visa, Master Card and American Express
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9 July 2016|
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Response from Rodrigo P | Reviewed this property |
Not air-conditioned. The place is completely open, and has covered seating surrounding a central yard/patio. It has fans.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Allende 344 | corner with Miramar, a few blocks form the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta 48304, Mexico
    (Matamoros & Miramar)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 7195
  • E-mail
Best Mexican restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. Very original menu . Flavor full foods from different regions in Mexico. Original cocktails, Mexican wines, attentive bilingual staff, full bar. Also children's menu, vegetarian options . All main courses served with freshly made corn tortillas, delicious home made ice creams and sorbets. Gay friendly, you can bring your pet. Our menu is 100% gluten free. We serve weddings, rehearsal dinners, catering and also we offer cooking classes.
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