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El Set

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 221 5342
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Lakeville, MN
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The large restaurant has a formidable view to the west over Banderas Bay. The meal was quite enjoyable. Coconut shrimp delicious, beef medallions in blue cheese sauce, caesar salad, onion soup, all very nice. One of PVs oldest restaurants. Recommended.

Thank Bzulu
Madison, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many years since this was the shining star of PV however the setting is still fantastic, especially at sunset. The food is fine and the service very good. If you want the "old PV" experience , this is a good choice.

Thank BillybobMad
Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Set had great ambiance as the restaurant overlooks the Banderas Bay. It was nicely decorated for the holidays! All of us enjoyed our meals including French onion soup, Caesar salad, molcajete, grilled fish and chicken/shrimp skewers!

Thank SarahKKillion
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I ate at El Set on a Sunday night in December. El Set is an old PV establishment, located in quiet Conchas Chinas, just a very short taxi ride from Old Town. It's set directly on the rocky southern bay shore, so the waves are crashing against the rocks during your dinner. Breathtakingly beautiful setting, and perfect... More 

Thank donco6
Red Deer, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Best view by far for breakfast or sunsets. Great food and service highly recommend this place to eat.

Thank djabs386
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place is one of the best places to eat in PV. The food was top notch, and the service was beyond anything in the U.S. We had three waiters for our group of 7, and they were all friendly and eager to serve. The food was EXCELLENT!

1 Thank Dewayne_Cudney
Cancun, Mexico
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

150 pesos All-You-Can-Eat-Breakfast is always a must-do. The food is very tasty and the view is amazing. The service could be better since the waiters seemingly prefer to chat to repetitive clients or just amongst them. Good option.

1 Thank Andre R
Cascade, Idaho
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a lovely Sunday brunch during our recent vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Not only were the omelets made-to-order, a woman was making fresh tortillas!! There were many local favorites- shredded chicken with jalapano chiles, beef tips, chorizo - and more. I believe we may have been the only "tourists" there for brunch.

1 Thank jonneh126
Regina, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I had the pleasure of being taken to this restaurant by our friends, Pamela and Allan. This restaurant is fantastic!! The view of Banderas Bay is spectacular especially from the upper patio!!! The decor and ambiance gives you a very pleasant dining experience and the food is delicious! Our waiters, Ernesto and Miguel were so attentive the... More 

Thank 387denise
Fort Worth, Texas
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171 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Haven't been to El Set in years and was so disappointed that is seems to have lost its appeal. Went on a Saturday night in October ( which is low season ) but were only one of 4 tables in the entire restraunt. Of course the view is still spectacular and food and service were adequate but nothing special. Had... More 

1 Thank DallasBchbum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 221 5342

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