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El Set

Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 221 5342
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“reuben” (2 reviews)
“lobster” (12 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been looking at this restaurant for 6 weeks from our Condo across the street. Reviews were sketchy. Very busy during the day cstering to cruise ship buses. Seems empty at night. Well we decided to try it out. We were 8 people. Our...More

1  Thank Beachcouple57
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

8 of us ate here due to its convenient location to our condos. Started off with drinks and appetizers which were good. Unfortunately, some of our entrees were mediocre to inedible. The red snapper had good flavor, but was dry/over cooked. The New York steak...More

1  Thank Dennis A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a bit out of the way, but worth the trip if only for the spectacular views and old Mexico ambiance. The restaurant is open and airy, on a rocky beach so you can hear the waves crashing below. We had quesadillas, burritos and...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff at the Travel Info centre in the Romantic zone gave us a recommendation to eat here and we're glad we did. The bus stop is just a few metres away. Just tell the driver you're going to El Set and he will let...More

Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friday Eve driving towards Mismoloya, sun setting. Popped in and had a great meal. Not busy, great service, view was spectacular. The place is nice but needs a bit of care. We will go back.

Thank william s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weakest spot ( Night of the Iguana movie cast and crew dined here regularly ) we visited among three shore excursions while on a cruise in late January. Ruby princess. Tour Guide we had was wonderful !!!

Thank Beau C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overlooking nice rocky beach south of downtown, this place has been here a long time. Great open air view. Drinks and food are barely average. Lots of better places for breakfast or lunch.

Thank Ericstud
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Authentic, old style Mexican fare. Well prepared dishes served in a wonderful location right above the beach. Great service, food and specialty beverages.

Thank michael-henry
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Nice drinks and food was good. The beach is very pretty. We enjoyed! It was a a perfect spot for late day lunch.

Thank yogamom33
Reviewed 24 December 2017

The atmosphere and view are the only great thing about this very expensive place. The food served to my guests and myself was the worse meal in my 60+ years. My guests agreed with that view. The meat was raw, even when sent back and...More

Thank Nichimous55
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Ruth P
5 November 2017|
Response from ashuk | Reviewed this property |
Why would a traveller know the answer to such a question? More to the point why would you expect a Mexican restaurant in Mexico to celebrate an American holiday? Do American restaurants in America celebrate the Day of the... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from Runa T | Reviewed this property |
El Set question? try musicstack com or amazon Put his name in their browser, once there. I almost died from eating at El Set, and paid $200 for dinner!!!!!! Awful, awful place !!! Eat at the Cliff House in Mismaloya... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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