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Aquiles Serdan 518, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 222 5785
17:00 - 23:00
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small restaurant is beautifully decorated. While moderately expensive with small portions, which were offset with a free quesidilla appetizer presented while we were waiting for our main course/appetizers of very good crab cakes and seafood stuffed chile relleno. Both these dishes were quite small (one chile) but were compensated with another unexpected item of a free pastry puff filled... More 

Thank BobLNM
tybee island, GA
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at Encanto for many years, but it fell off our radar during recent visits. Thankfully, we returned tonight. Enrique is the attentive waiter at this small restaurant, located about 4 blocks east off Insurgentes near the river in an otherwise residential area. Enrique and Piano, the owner, welcomed us at the door, and helped us feel right... More 

1 Thank beauvais4
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to opening night on 1/20/17...and was very impressed. Great energy with owner Tracy asking the audience for advice on their shakeout night...i.e. Help workout kinks that we observe. Given that they were still hanging lights, placing tables and chairs, etc. a mere 4 hours before the 8 pm opening, I give them 5 stars! Heart, soul, dedication by the... More 

Thank Rob P
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Piano, the owner met us at the door. Enrique waited on us and made us feel special and cared for. The tortilla is the best around! The crabs are soooo delicious! The seafood rellenos were stuffed with seafood: fish shrimp and scallops. Very nicely prepared. Even the red wine was at room temperature! A rarity for PV.

Thank Tom4837
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We walked from the beach front, through backstreets of PVR to this quaint restaurant. Enrica, a seasonal waiter from Guadalajara, pleasantly greeted us. The peach and Brie quesadilla was tasty and brought "on the house" without order. We enjoyed the corn cakes (corn meal based, like a polenta) with interesting texture and sweet (not cloying) sauce. The coconut shrimp were... More 

Thank Dereleact
Clearwater, Canada
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were given a recommendation to try this restaurant and were not disappointed. Had an appetizer (brie and peach quesadillas), very unique, plus main course (chile rellenos seemed a bit under cooked) and a delicious dessert (bananas and ice cream). Margaritas were okay (not too weak, not too strong). The ambience of this setting is what makes it!

Thank Katrina1955
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Definitely my favorite restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. The staff is friendly and attentive, the food is excellent, and the atmosphere quiet and charming. We have a home in Puerto Vallarta and visit several times a year, it's now customary for us to begin and end our trip by visiting our friends at Encanto. It is also the "go to" restaurant... More 

Thank monroe5151
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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171 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I have eaten here about 4 times over the last 3 years. A staple of the neighborhood for a nicer meal. Lunch, when they offer it is a great deal with more of a comida corida style. Night time a bit more formal. The place has wonderful charm with multiple dining rooms. The meals are okay... nothing spectacular but with... More 

Thank sirenanathalieNyc
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We first discovered this place 7 years ago, by a recommendation and we go every time we get to Puerto Vallarta! Great atmosphere, great food and great hospitality. They always give us something to try for free and we always enjoy everything we eat. It is off the beaten path but you can walk or get a taxi, we never... More 

Thank randip97206
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The food was so delicious and the service was phenomenal. The drinks were amazing too! Actually our taxi driver recommended this place to us as one of his favorites! It became one of ours too!

Thank Marissa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aquiles Serdan 518, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 5785

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