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Kaiser Maximilian

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If you enjoy European sidewalk cafés and fine continental cuisine, this award-winning eatery evoking Old Vienna at its heyday is sure to charm you. A longtime Vallarta favorite, Austrian owner Andreas Rupprechter named the place in honor of fellow countryman, Mexico’s former emperor. And Maximilian himself would have loved dining here, perhaps, choosing hearty comfort food like Wienerschnitzel with potatoes and Austrian salad. Or delving into gourmet renditions of contemporary European fare, like Duo of duck breast and duck confit with Spätzle, mushrooms and sugar snap peas. And while the menu is constantly being tweaked, it’s nice knowing that some things don’t change, and for a dozen of years
US$10 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Austrian, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the management has not changed, I've eaten here before (several years ago), it was definitely a 5 star experience all around. If you are in PV after the 14th, try it out for sure. According to their website, they are offering 50% discounts from...Noon to 6pm for the first few weeks after reopening.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 7, 2021

We go here every time we are in Mexico as it is excellent. Food is great, staff is as well. Rhamschnitzel for the win!!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 2, 2021 via mobile

We visited practically every morning for their "einspanner", a rich black coffee topped with unsweetened whipped cream, and their wonderful breakfast options. Their salmon eggs benedict sauced with a tarragon hollandaise quickly became a favorite. But the staff here is the best we experienced in...all of PV. Chuy, the main server, was accommodating, helpful, and very hospitable. He would help my husband with his Spanish and even said complimentary things about our dog, who was not on his best behavior. Thank you Kaiser for the memories.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 12, 2021

We have been repeat customers since our initial Puerto Vallarta visit in October 2020. Stumbled upon Maximilian restaurant as it was located outside of Playa Los Arcos Hotel where we stayed at during that month's visit. Since then, we have been back to Puerto Vallarta...3 other times and stayed longer than the last. We would pass by Maximilian restaurant not less than twice a week, and everytime we would be greeted by Alfredo with the warmest of greetings and the most comforting of welcomes. There is this feel good feeling when you meet someone proud of who they work for and what they do, and that can be felt during our experience when dining in Maximilian and being taken cared of by Alfredo. My son's tastebuds are on point as young as he is, and he will not touch anything that is subpar. Food in Maximilian has never disappointed him. Service and hospitality has been the reason for why Maximilian is our go-to when all else fails. You guys need to train other servers from other restaurants who claim they are "high end" and "fine dining", because price doesn't make it high end, quality of service does! For the life of me, on the countless times we have been to Kaiser, I have not one photo of us eating there! How I have not even thought of it! Nevertheless, the crew of Kaiser Maximilian will remember us because I don't think they will meet another child sitting in the corner close to closing with his meal, a glass of Shirley Temple with as much maraschino cherries in, and a laptop full of homework to finish. So, until next time Kaiser Maximilian, and to the crew especially to Alfredo, we will take our memorable nights of dine-ins and takeouts, and take it with us to whichever part of the world we will travel to and speak of you to anyone we come across, that in this tiny coastal city in Mexico, a legacy of European fine dining is alive! Much praises and gratitude, IrisMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed May 9, 2021 via mobile

Ate here once and the food was very good. Prices were almost reasonable for a touristy location. Good service

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 8, 2021

The service is always excellent. Luis has been at Kaiser Maximilian for years and we love having him as our waiter. He is so pleasant and really understand the pace that we enjoy for dinner. We enjoy a leisurely dinner with time to relax before...ordering and he accommodates. The menu is so varied, it is difficult to choose as there are so many delicious choices. The is a place not to be missed.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 8, 2021 via mobile

Kaiser consistently has delicious food and the service is always outstanding (Luis in particular). I have been coming to PV for 15 years and always make it a point to eat at Kaiser Maximilian.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 6, 2021

We enjoyed a nice quite lunch and each of us had a Reuben sandwich. The service and atmosphere were outstanding as well as the food. Would do a repeat visit on our next trip to PV.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed May 2, 2021

Maximillin’s has always been a place to go to when in Vallarta. The food is consistent and the staff excellent. It’s a taste of Austria in Mexico. Thank you Luis for the excellent service.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 1, 2021 via mobile

First, the service... Luis , the most friendly, professional waiter, he has been here virtually every time we have come in and that is many.... Next, the food... excellent is not a good enough description, it is to die for... the steak and chicken are...the best, The wine and dessert are also noteworthy, we live out. Andres is the owner and a super nice guy. Give it a try!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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August 16, 2019|
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Response from VallartaDiva | Property representative |
Hola, Yes, we are open. Espresso Bar 8am to 11pm The Main Dining Room 6 to 11pm You will be in time for our famous Chile en Nogada special. Saludos.
May 13, 2018|
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Response from DavidC19420 | Reviewed this property |
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kaiser Maximilian

Yes, Kaiser Maximilian offers takeaway services.

Yes, Kaiser Maximilian offers delivery services.

Yes, Kaiser Maximilian is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Kaiser Maximilian is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5