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Chez Elena

Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 222 0161
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“osso bucco” (15 reviews)
“chicken mole” (6 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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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
Reviewed 3 March 2017

My wife and I and 2 friends visited Chez Elena for dinner. Our friends had been there previously and wanted us eat there. Go early and climb to the top to get a spectacular view of PV, the ocean and the sunset. Have a drink...More

1  Thank john4004
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed drinks on the upper terrace while watching the sun set. What an amazing view of the ocean and the town! The food was amazing. My husband really enjoyed the cordon blue and I had the best shrimp I have ever had on vacation!...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Had a nice dinner, reasonably priced. Great service. Mexican seafood cuisine - tasty in a hotel restaurant. Up the street from the Cathedral de Guadelupe.

1  Thank Alan L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

An iconic local establishment that serves a good meal and offers great sunsets from it's rooftop terrace. There were many ex-pats that have been frequenting this venue for years. A nice quiet dining choice with excellent Mole and the Mexicano Plato was huge!!

2  Thank Victoria80465
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Vicki O
12 April 2017|
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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.
Elizabeth E
27 January 2017|
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 0161
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