We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chez Elena

Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 222 0161
Call
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“osso bucco” (15 reviews)
“mole” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (140)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First time trying Chez Elena and was not disappointed. A lot of history to this place and well worth a visit. El Nido, the little bar upstairs, has a beautiful view of the PV sunsets and is a great spot to have a cocktail before...More

Thank wralphs
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Enjoy sunset at the roof top bar, and then go downstairs and dine in the quaint restaurant, while enjoying not only the atmosphere but the food. We went on a Tuesday which happened to be buy one entree get one free night. I had fresh...More

1  Thank Deanna L
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Wow it had been 27 years since my last visit to Chez Elena. Sometimes we forget the places we used to love, but this week on Thanksgiving I was so pleased to see that it has not lost any of it's charm. Just starting on...More

Thank dianeh246
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Friendly and solid Mexican fare. Great flaming desserts. Make your reservation before going up to rooftop bar.

Thank tim_pam_kc
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is where old Hollywood would stay when in Puerto Vallarta. Liz Taylor, James Dean. Quaint atmosphere. Fantastic food. Go up on the roof for drinks before dinner, over look the whole bay.

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A group of us visited Chez Elena on Thursday...2 for 1 entree night. The rooftop views for drinks only were excellent. The weather was great...we had a breeze. However downstairs in the dining area, there is no view...and the dining area was stuffy.....The food was...More

Thank mrunaldue
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We always get their margraitas on the rocks. Our friends got the mango margarita and loved them. My husband ordered their "Mexican Platter", he said it was the best in town! They did an awesome flaming banana dessert.

1  Thank amicusjw
Reviewed 17 March 2017

After twice enjoying the sunset views and delicious appetizers on the rooftop veranda, we loved Chez Elena's two for one dinner...Martin recommended the Cordon Blue and Argentine malbec....service was exceptional and historic venue a treat. Prices reasonable even without the special....vegetables delicious with lovely presentation....More

2  Thank Gail L
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This restaurant is the oldest continuously running restaurant in the city (over 45 years)!! One can go to the rooftop for a drink and watch the sun set. You have a wonderful view of Banderas Bay and the Cathedral. The rooftop was packed the night...More

1  Thank Ellen H
Reviewed 7 March 2017

As one of the oldest continually operating restaurants up the hill in old PV Chex Elena nestled in the comfortable surroundings of Cuatro Vientos (Four Winds) Hotel and featuring el nido cocktail area with views of the cathedral and sunsets. This has charmed me for...More

1  Thank gemdesertdog
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 123 hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway
2,578 reviews
1.29 km away
Vallarta Shores
377 reviews
1.63 km away
Casa Cupula
543 reviews
1.16 km away
Resorts by Pinnacle 180
405 reviews
1.15 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Florios
449 reviews
.13 km away
Planeta Vegetariano
290 reviews
.17 km away
Restaurant Gaby's
521 reviews
.12 km away
Sumaq
42 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Galeria Pacifico
24 reviews
.18 km away
Majolica Antica
22 reviews
.12 km away
Old Town Market Viejo Vallarta
31 reviews
.16 km away
Galeria Uno
8 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
VickiO_11
12 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Chez Elena won't break the bank. It's worth every penny for food and view from roof.
0
Votes
Elizabeth E
27 January 2017|
Answer
Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
They are open weekends and most or all weekdays. 2:1 dinners on Tuesday and Thursday as I recall. You can email them directly at the hotel that is below the Chez Elena Restaurant: fourwinds AT cuatrovientos POINT com
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 0161
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing