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Bistro Balsamar

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Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta # 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 0926
08:00 - 23:00
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Sioux City, Iowa, USA
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We discovered Bistro Balsamar a year ago and we have looked forward to returning again since our first experience. We enjoyed the personal attention we received from our host/server and her recommendations we both knew we were going to have the entree we remembered from our visit the year before, Chiles en Nogada. We weren't disappointed, even better then we... More 

Thank Dan V
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bistro Balsamar is not readily visible, but just off "restaurant row". One block to the south of Fredy Toucan. Very good food and friendly staff.

Thank Jmcgillin
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And then you will keep coming back as the food is prepared with so much attention and all ingredients are so fresh and the plates are presented with careful attention. The Chef is really what makes that place unique as he is world reknown and it's his little jewel to have his own restaurant now in PV using his true... More 

Thank Sylvano T
Fairborn, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened to walk past and after noting their menu decided to have dinner. The young woman who waited on us as we sat at one of their outside tables was most delightful! The food was fresh and delicious. We started with their cheese and mushroom appetizer followed by the garlic soup (the soup alone will take me back). I had... More 

Thank Sherryrs
Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here 3 times and every time it was very good. I like that it's off of Basilio Badillo and there weren't any lineups. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I also liked sitting outside as well.

Thank Celeste C
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have come here for several years. The food is fresh, delicious and the plate presentaion is beautiful. Shared the squash blossom quasidilla and had the snapper for the entree. Snapper was in a light lime sauce and delicious. They started you off with complimentary fried cauliflower and a dipping sauce. Service is always good.

1 Thank IluvEurope
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

ate here twice on the recent trip to PV. food was very good. best: chicken with dark mole, shrimps with garlic (first dish in seafood section), tortilla soup.

1 Thank qq_q_v
Northern Illinois & Puerto Vallarta, MX.
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant in previous years and always enjoyed it, but service and quality of food have gone downhill tremendously. Every item including our drinks arrived wrong. I asked for an orangeade and got lemonade, I ordered Queso Fundido with chorizo and got Queso Fundido with mushrooms. No plates were given for the appetizers, our entrée was... More 

Thank EdLoves2Travel
Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This restaurant has been on our list for awhile to go to as our casa is very close to it. The meal was delicious. There was 8 of us and everyone liked the food and the great service. We will go back as we are here for the winter. Four of had the Chiles Nogada which was so good. We... More 

1 Thank Grant M
Kamloops, Canada
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691 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

like the sidewalk café tables. nice & quiet. fast service. we shared a couple dishes for lunch, and were stuffed. One was the shrimp burrito and the other, was a chicken, green sauce, tortilla appy. ( forget the name ) . both very good. our total bill was under 200p including a coke. I would like to try it for... More 

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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
Average prices
USD 30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta # 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 0926
New Small Mexican location Home with street-side dining,Organic Coffe, seating available for small groups. A/C, Wifi, once you visit Bistro Balsamar you'll understand why we have the most loyal clients in Puerto Vallarta!

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