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El Set

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Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 221 5342
08:00 - 22:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has become our favorite "farewell dinner" place. The food is outstanding - the margaritas to die for. we would recommend the "3 Amigos" platter which is for 2 - 2 lobsters, 2 steaks etc. etc. a never ending feast. Our son is a steak "connoisseur" and said his order was one of the best ever in Mexico. Our... More 

Thank Donald H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast and a great view for whale watching. Some entertainment in the evening--very nice!!!!

Thank Rene' V
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the sunset and you will not be disappointed. It was beautiful. We got the special, steak, lobster and shrimp. It was the best I've ever had, but it was good and a fair price.

Thank jradlo
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for 5 pm on a Friday, we were the only guests (we're staying at Hotel Conchas Chinas which is literally attached). View - exceptionally gorgeous, panoramic view of Banderas Bay; we saw multiple whales breaching surface! Service - attentive, engaging and excellent! Wine - enjoyed a delicate French Cabernet Sauvignon. Appetizer - Our shrimp crepe appetizer was... More 

Thank Davydarling
Dundas, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exceeds all expectations!!! Delicious food, wonderful service and a spectacular view that amazed us each time. We dined here three times on our holiday and each time we had a fantastic experience, the amazing views help but the service and delicious features at very reasonable prices make this place a highly recommended restaurant not to miss! We definitely plan to... More 

Thank Nancy M
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were on a private tour and stopped here for lunch. We had beautiful views of the ocean, great service, delicious food- loved the shrimp and were serenaded by an excellent quartet while there. The prices were reasonable as well. It was a great experience from start to finish.

1 Thank Kwwebb1212
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great sea bass, perfect view but lousy service. Our waiter dropped off a bottle of red wine and 2 glasses but didnt return for over 10 minutes to open it! No apology, just said he thought we wanted it with dinner. Apparently he has t heard that red wine is better if it breathes. Then the waiter and manager took... More 

Thank Snowbird2209
Lakeville, MN
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The large restaurant has a formidable view to the west over Banderas Bay. The meal was quite enjoyable. Coconut shrimp delicious, beef medallions in blue cheese sauce, caesar salad, onion soup, all very nice. One of PVs oldest restaurants. Recommended.

1 Thank Bzulu
Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Many years since this was the shining star of PV however the setting is still fantastic, especially at sunset. The food is fine and the service very good. If you want the "old PV" experience , this is a good choice.

1 Thank BillybobMad
Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

El Set had great ambiance as the restaurant overlooks the Banderas Bay. It was nicely decorated for the holidays! All of us enjoyed our meals including French onion soup, Caesar salad, molcajete, grilled fish and chicken/shrimp skewers!

Thank SarahKKillion

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 221 5342

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