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El Campanario

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Calle Hidalgo 339, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
+52 447 478 5353
09:00 - 23:00
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Boise, Idaho
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've eaten breakfast here the last 2 years. Tasty and cheap; clean and friendly. I liked the chilachiles and fresh squeezed orange juice.

Thank Bobbi P
Medford, Oregon
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376 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We order at least one of each thing on their menu to try. Tostados, crispy tacos, sopes, tamales for a grand total of 119 pesos or $6.00 for dinner for the two of us. Good local comida. Mostly locals dining there.

Thank mogcambomama
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food, preferably come during the week as weekends are always crazy and wait times can be long.

Thank CristianoGallardin
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner here one night and liked it so much that we returned for breakfast the next day and for dinner again a couple of days later. The food is basic Mexican but very well prepared with good ingredients. It's a pretty restaurant but simple and not too cute. I would say the style is genuine Mexican and the... More 

Thank Singapore57
Milwaukee, Wi
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to TA, we found this little gem on our recent vacation. Loved it. Our waiter was a young man who had lived in the States for many years, and he was so helpful with recommendations, the story behind the restaurant and the pozole, and gave us a sample. This is authentic Mexican food and atmosphere. It's not fancy. But... More 

Thank julierickbleu
Orange, CA
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really wanted to love this place. It's quaint, popular and almost good. For the price you get a lot. Soup, entre and dessert! Unfortunately I ordered asada. I thought I had the most rubbery meat at a different restaurant but this just won the title. But everything else was ok. Would I go back? There's a gazillion other places to... More 

Thank Ria V
Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried it for lunch. Food was great. Very tasty. Soup, main course, and a fruit drink, all included. Service excellent and as they say in Mexico "almost free". We'll be back!

Thank Bearcat4
Washington, DC
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199 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Campanario is plain and simple - only a few items on the menu, no frills. But the cooking is outstanding and at an extraordinarily reasonable price. The pozole - noted by the New York Times! - is a real standout, but you can't go wrong here.

Thank DCDolcevita
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is right next to the cathedral and is the ultimate authentic local spot. Small menu, so I went ahead and tried one of everything they had. Best authentic Mexican I've ever tried! To top it off, three of us had dinner with drinks and our total bill was $11 and that's including the 40% tip I left. Do... More 

Thank jradlo
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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314 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just like the restaurants in my home town in Massachusetts - not quite all of them, but the ones near the church where people went for breakfast after Mass or for a solid lunch. This one is very popular with the local Mexicans. It's simple, very clean, basic, and tasty. The breakfast menu has many meat dishes, but hardly any... More 

Thank BeastiePV

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Hidalgo 339, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 447 478 5353

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?