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La Palapa

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105-3 Pulpito | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico (Amapas)
+52 322 222 5225
08:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:30
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We arrived for breakfast at 10:00. At 10:20 a waiter came and we ordered two glasses of orange juice. One glass came so we said we had ordered two. Shortly afterwards our order was taken. We waited and waited and watched people at other tables who had arrived after us being served. We asked a waiter about our food and... More 

2 Thank Janice G
Oshawa, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

La Palapa is a wonderful destination restaurant....Seating is available on the beach and I would highly recommend you do so. The veiws are amazing as is the menu selections. Our servers, Alex and Omar added a dimension to our overall experience that made us feel like we were the only people on the beach....AMAZING!!!!

Thank YYZ304
Playa del Rey ,Ca.
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

As much as I love this Restaurant service can be dicey. They now have a new young woman as Hostess, Carla, and she is terrific and a welcome change. Also would like to Commend Orlando.

Thank Patricia L
Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

The Ambiance and beachfront location are the best qualities of this establishment. The service is also #1. It has been 2 years since we have returned to this restaurant and we found the food needs improvement... Breakfast presentation is great but the quality was not there.

1 Thank Montrealer36
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Had a first-night dinner in this great beach-side restaurant...food was great, service too, and great live music set a relaxed mood. Near clubs and shops, water taxis, and the pier.

Thank Larry G
Modesto, California
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Four of us had a delightful breakfast near the surf at this beautiful restaurant. Nice vegetarian options plus traditional breakfast fare. Excellent service and food.

Thank Fritzy43
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

La Palapa is set right on the beach. Our table was literally on the sand. It's a beautiful setting and our food was excellent, and also very reasonably priced. I would go back in a heartbeat!

1 Thank dsb333
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

This review is about a decade+ overdue but I felt it was time to post since I just had dinner at La Palapa this week and the service and food continues to be amazing! The entire staff is great but in particular Carlos & Marcos were outstanding. From the minute we sat down they were very attentive placing our handbags... More 

1 Thank LBurgie
Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Worth the extra money to treat yourself to this restaurant right on the beach. Ask for a table on the beach and watch an incredible sunset while you eat.

1 Thank Timothy B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Dinner on the beach at LaPalapa is very romantic. Lots of tables on the beach at the north end of the Malecon. They take reservations so you can pick the time you want to eat. Great deserts.

1 Thank Jim L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 27
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105-3 Pulpito | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 5225
La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the warmth and charm characteristic of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Located on Playa Los Muertos in the heart of the Romantic Zone, this popular restaurant is one of Vallarta's favorite places to enjoy great food in a casually elegant atmosphere. At La Palapa Restaurant you will discover all of the ingredients to a perfect dining experience - a relaxed atmosphere, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous food. No matter what the occassion, from breakfast with business associates or lunch with friends to a romantic dinner for two, La Palapa defines fine dining 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?