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Mon, 06/24
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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, 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
PRICE RANGE
R 119 - R 546
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, International
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments, Live Music, Waterfront, Jazz Bar, Beach, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

AMAZING! The food was SO good. Our party was a family of 8 starting at 6 years old. They had a special menu for kids and the chicken strips were a huge hit with everyone that tried them. The rest of us enjoyed a large...variety of dishes off the menu and everyone's food was incredible. This was a splurge meal for us and was a highlight of our time in PV. The location and ambiance was also amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be eating there when we visit again.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello! Thank you for your amazing review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meal with us. We appreciate your high recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Puerto Vallarta! All my best, Julio.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered club sandwich, the chicken tested like tuna. I asked the waiter if that was tuna, he said that was cooked chicken so they should called it Chicken salad sandwich. Also ordered ceviche, it came all fish and shrimp grinned together looked and tasted...like fish cake. The whole experience was a bad one. I dined there 7 years ago and it was the best. Highly disappointed!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Maddie! Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. It is concerning to learn that our lunch menu did not meet your expectations and we apologize for any confusion regarding the dishes. We take your comments seriously and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant in Puerto Vallarta! The food, drinks, and staff are all wonderful, and the views at sunset are beautiful! Recently hosted a dinner for 38 people and they were so easy to work with and help plan all the details. Everything turned out better...than I could’ve expected. Special thanks to Sofia for helping me plan and get it all together. You will not be disappointed with La Palapa!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Lanny! Thank you for your fantastic review! We are thrilled to be considered one of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks, service and sunset views. We are especially glad your dinner for 38...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to La Palapa 3x during our short trip to PV and there is a very good reason for that. That reason is Jay, he was an absolute pleasure to have met and quite literally the best server we’ve ever had. Cesar also makes...an amazing Lychee Martini that I will sadly miss when I’m back home. If you have a chance to visit La Palapa, it is great food and great drinks and most importantly phenomenal service. This should be your go to for any drinks, we sat at the lounge where they had live music and the best sunset view. Overall, 10/10 Jay and Cesar you guys are the best and we will surely be back!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Diana! Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visits to La Palapa so much. Jay will be thrilled to know he made such a positive impression as your server and Cesar will be pleased that you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations here to celebrate two birthdays We were seated on the beach which was perfect so we could watch the sunset The service was amazing from when we arrived till we left Appetizer: Al Pastor Pork Potstickers Specialties: Beef Medallions Drink: Lychee Martini...From the food to the drinks everything was perfect And the Lychee martini was AMAZING A band played a Selena song for our table which was a bonus The overall experience was awesomeMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us! We are delighted you enjoyed the beachfront table, fabulous food and drinks. We look forward to having you again for another celebration! All my best, Julio.

Reviewed 14 May 2024 via mobile

I love this restaurant. I’ve come here on both my visits to PV. Usually the only good thing about beachfront restaurants is the view while the food is subpar but everything on the menu here is great. If you’re there for lunch, try the passionfruit...ceviche for sure. The service is also impeccable. On our most recent visit, we sat in Adolpho’s section and he was fabulous.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2024

Hello! Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience at La Palapa. We look forward to having you visit again soon. All my best, Julio.

Reviewed 12 May 2024

This is my happy place. We’ve been coming here for years . We come for breakfast and stay all day. The food is delicious and service is wonderful. Everyone is very nice and the music is very soothing. We make sure to come to La...palapa at least 2 a week during our visit.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2024

Hello! Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are thrilled to be your go-to spot for a relaxing breakfast and more! Your kind words about our food, service and atmosphere mean the world to us. We are grateful for your continued support and...More

Reviewed 11 May 2024

We had a recommendation from a friend to check this place out, so we made reservations. We had a party of 6 and they seated us at a table in the sand. It was a very nice setting. Our drinks were great, but the food...was outstanding! I had the Al Pastor Pork Potstickers and the La Palapa Shrimp. They were both delicious. Might be the best meal I have ever had! Our server and the other waitstaff were very friendly and attentive. Most of the dishes are seafood or vegetarian, but so flavorful and delicious. If you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta, you should definitely have a meal here!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2024

Hello! Thank you for sharing your experience at La Palapa! We are thrilled you enjoyed the setting, drinks and especially the outstanding food. It is wonderful to hear that our staff provided friendly and attentive service. We hope to welcome you back soon! All my...More

Reviewed 9 May 2024 via mobile

The food was outstanding. I had the sea bass and it was so delicious. Our waiter, Jake was the best. I’ve rarely had such a fantastic server.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2024

Hello! Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience at La Palapa. We look forward to having you visit again soon. All my best, Julio.

Reviewed 30 April 2024 via mobile

Delicious dinner. Wonderful staff. Beautiful views. We celebrated my friends birthday and had a table on the beach at sunset.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2024

Hello! Thank you for celebrating your friend's birthday with us! We are delighted you enjoyed the beachfront table, fabulous food and the surprise birthday treat. We appreciate your recommendation and we look forward to serving you again soon! All my best, Julio.

Reviewed 29 April 2024

We did not go that night, too tired to trek into town. It is a lovely restaurant, at the water. Been there in past years. Pretty location.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2024

Hello! Thank you for share your review with us. We appreciate your observations and we will work hard to make the experience better. We hope you visit us again soon! All my best, Julio.

Reviewed 26 April 2024

This is one of my favorite spots in PV AND it's right on the beach. The service, food quality, drinks and atmosphere are absolutely incredible in every way possible. I've probably been there 40+ times (including one Thanksgiving dinner and one Christmas dinner) and it's...been 5 star and consistent every single time. You will love it.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2024

Hello! Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that La Palapa is one of your favorite spots in Puerto Vallarta. It is wonderful to know that you have had consistently exceptional experiences with us over the years, including special...More

Reviewed 20 April 2024

Mexico is not cheap anymore!!! $25 for a martini. $150.00 for just lunch. Crazy!!! Really need to go off the beaten tack in Puerto VallartaMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2024

Hello Cheryl! Thank you for expressing your concern about our pricing. Please note we only offer quality foods and wines, sometimes the pricing is something we cannot control if we want to offer quality products. We will double check with our vendors to see if...More

Reviewed 18 April 2024

After another stunning sunset, our group of seven was shown to what must be the best table on the beach, right up close to the waves. The lighting from the stylish lamps was incredibly romantic, the service very attentive, and the food delicious from wine,...mazamitla salad, sea bass, to that amazing chocolate lava cake dessert. I am not typically that into chocolate but I took a chance and ordered it - turned out to be one of the best desserts I have ever had anywhere. My friends and I lead such busy lives we need experiences like this dinner to relax, celebrate, and reconnect with one another at an iconic and very gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta institution. At close to 85 USD per person with tip it's a splurge for sure, but we all felt this meal was excellent value. A true highlight of our trip. Bravo La Palapa!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2024

Hello! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your friends had such a fantastic dining experience with us. It is great to know that you enjoyed the stunning location, romantic ambiance, attentive service and delicious food,...More

Reviewed 18 April 2024 via mobile

Great food. Excellent service by Alfonso and his partner! We had the sea bass, beet salad, coconut shrimp, and palapa shrimp. Everything was delicious!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Julio Vicencio, Marketing at La Palapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2024

Hello George! Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dinner menu at La Palapa. We look forward to having you visit again soon. All my best, Julio.

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Patricia B
4 February 2023|
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Response from kathih783 | Reviewed this property |
There were dogs on the beach, but I'm unsure if patrons dogs are allowed. Perhaps. Their website would answer that question?
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Response from juandC5853RZ | Reviewed this property |
It’s not my restaurant, but I’d bet money they are. Tons of tourists in town then. Asl them directly.
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If you want a table on the beach to watch the sunset, then you definitely need a reservation.
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La Palapa Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5