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La Palapa Restaurant
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Ranked #57 of 1,154 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Price range: USD 6 - USD 29
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Amapas
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We often holiday in PV and usually go to La Palapa Restaurant on the last evening for a real spoil. the last 3 years have been disappointing and it seems to be getting progressively worse. This last visit my wife and daughter were going to split a salad for starter as well as a main. They asked the waiter to plate in the kitchen. This was not to be and when asked again they simply gave my wife a side plate to split it. The main which was fish was served in a soup plate which looked like goulash! The desert was also terrible. We will find a new restaurant for our next visit!!

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Thank KenM1234
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

You know how exhausting the whole travel day is - early wake-up, shuttle to the airport, TSA, etc. Well, we often just order room service once we finally settle in, but this time we'd chosen a condo for our first week in P.V., and HAD to go out. We remembered La Palapa from a previous trip, so wandered in after we were told it would be a 30 minute wait at their competitor across the street. La Palapa found room for us at their bar and made a table available shortly thereafter. We enjoyed delicious cocktails while waiting, and a really talented duo of guitarists/vocalists who kept the music coming all night. Our meals were delicious and the service was perfect. Just made for one of those memorable, "ahhhhh" experiences where the stress of travel (and life back home) just melts away. It was a terrific way to begin our two weeks in paradise.

Thank Connie H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Directly next door to Si Senor is yet another excellent seafood restaurant - La Palapa. This restaurant did not disappoint, and served us the freshest seafood caught earlier in the day that is never frozen. We travel to PVR every year for the past four years, and never go all-inclusive at our hotel as there are just too many excellent restaurants we enjoy dining at with our friends year after year. La Palapa was a first time visit for us this year, and I have to say that it lived up to its reputation and recommendation from our hotel concierge.

Drinks to start off with were excellent, with a lot of fresh fruit margaritas making their way to our table. For starters, we opted for a bowl of tortilla soup that was out of this world. An excellent broth-based soup with all natural ingredients, avocado, chicken, fresh cilantro, and tortilla strips across the top with a hint of lime infused in the broth.
This soup was to die for and a must try on my list.

The coconut shrimp entrees we ordered were equally tasty, with just enough large shrimp to on the plate to satisfy one's hunger. We ordered a bottle of Mexican cabernet wine that really complimented our entrees.

Service is always high on my list and can add or detract from a dining experience. The servers were incredibly attentive and spot on with timely delivery of food and drinks. This service, combined with the high-quality seafood served by La Palapa makes for a truly memorable dining experience. This is the only restaurant on my 9-day trip that I would have to say was rather on the pricey side of all the restaurants were dined in, but in the end I thought it was well worth the visit. I would recommend this restaurant for the food and service first and foremost, but there are other seafood establishments that will serve similar food for just a bit less if you are cost conscious. I would not hesitate to return here next year, as the most spectacular part of the whole experience is actually having diner on the beach with friends. Buen provecho!

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Thank Joe V
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We found La Palapa by accident but oh what a happy accident.

You know how when you have a meal so good you can’t stop thinking about it? That’s La Palapa. The chef, who I believe is rather new to this restaurant, attended the Culinary Institute of America and worked as a chef in several restaurants around the world. The food was fabulous; inventive but not silly, (sorry folks, no foam anything here) and combinations of ingredients you might not expect but were definitely memorable.

The desserts were amazing and the wine selection good. Great cocktails too.

Thank Marialice K
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We keep returning to this beachside restaurant for lunch and dinner both. Excellent atmosphere and beautiful beach views and great-tasting food; but one of the best features for us is the quality service from staff and the bar. Last visit we were served by the team of Juan (Velasquez) and Juan (Pacheco) and they performed flawlessly; and the encore Mexican coffee presentation was outstanding. Now we always try to sit in the lounge area!

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Thank Richard J
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