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Bistro Balsamar

Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta # 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 0926
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“garlic soup” (12 reviews)
“cordero” (4 reviews)
“mole” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta # 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We discovered Bistro Balsamar a year ago and we have looked forward to returning again since our first experience. We enjoyed the personal attention we received from our host/server and her recommendations we both knew we were going to have the entree we remembered from...More

2  Thank Dan V
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Bistro Balsamar is not readily visible, but just off "restaurant row". One block to the south of Fredy Toucan. Very good food and friendly staff.

2  Thank Jmcgillin
Reviewed 9 March 2017

And then you will keep coming back as the food is prepared with so much attention and all ingredients are so fresh and the plates are presented with careful attention. The Chef is really what makes that place unique as he is world reknown and...More

2  Thank Sylvano T
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Happened to walk past and after noting their menu decided to have dinner. The young woman who waited on us as we sat at one of their outside tables was most delightful! The food was fresh and delicious. We started with their cheese and mushroom...More

2  Thank Sherryrs
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We ate breakfast here 3 times and every time it was very good. I like that it's off of Basilio Badillo and there weren't any lineups. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I also liked sitting outside as well.

1  Thank Celeste C
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Have come here for several years. The food is fresh, delicious and the plate presentaion is beautiful. Shared the squash blossom quasidilla and had the snapper for the entree. Snapper was in a light lime sauce and delicious. They started you off with complimentary fried...More

2  Thank IluvEurope
Reviewed 6 February 2017

ate here twice on the recent trip to PV. food was very good. best: chicken with dark mole, shrimps with garlic (first dish in seafood section), tortilla soup.

2  Thank qq_q_v
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant in previous years and always enjoyed it, but service and quality of food have gone downhill tremendously. Every item including our drinks arrived wrong. I asked for an orangeade and got lemonade, I ordered Queso Fundido with chorizo and...More

1  Thank EdLoves2Travel
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This restaurant has been on our list for awhile to go to as our casa is very close to it. The meal was delicious. There was 8 of us and everyone liked the food and the great service. We will go back as we are...More

2  Thank Grant M
Reviewed 29 January 2017

like the sidewalk café tables. nice & quiet. fast service. we shared a couple dishes for lunch, and were stuffed. One was the shrimp burrito and the other, was a chicken, green sauce, tortilla appy. ( forget the name ) . both very good. our...More

1  Thank rocketman000
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Andrea G
My sister may join me I have booked the all inclusive package can she come along and purchase the food and beverage package by itself?
10 November 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta # 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 0926
  • E-mail
New Small Mexican location Home with street-side dining,Organic Coffe, seating available for small groups. A/C, Wifi, once you visit Bistro Balsamar you'll understand why we have the most loyal clients in Puerto Vallarta!