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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20-12-05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-12-05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
In the midst of Puerto Vallarta's happening nightlife scene--and just a three-minute stroll from the town's primo beach--this inviting South Side eatery offers up generous servings of flavorful international food and drink. Amiable owner Michael Boufford & Edgar Bocanegra are no strangers to fine dining in a hip ambiance. Bravos' casual-chic artisanal experience enhanced by soft lighting and music, an extensive wine list and eclectic martini options. But the real deal here is the food: light and fresh, homemade and healthy, and always perfectly prepared.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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For our last night in PV we wanted something a little special without being "too fancy." Bravos was just outstanding. We heard great things from several folks and we are glad we followed their suggestion. From the Thai mussels to the shrimp risotto...all the dishes...were delicious. Service is very friendly without being overbearing. So happy we found a new favorite.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our go to place for a celebration dinner. Food and service is excellent. Owner very gracious. Can wait till we have both had our shots so we can return.

Date of visit: June 2020
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michaelboufford, Owner at Bravos Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kevin,. Thank you so much Kevin. Looking forward to having you here with us at the restaurant! Sincerely Michael Boufford

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our once ‘per trip to PV’ favorite dining establishment..... from the owner greeting you to the attentive table service this place does it very well. My favorite jambalaya did not disappoint, and the chicken parmigiana, duck and shrimp were also great. Cocktails are nicely crafted...and it’s a wonderful relaxing evening again!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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michaelboufford, Owner at Bravos Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Chicagonative, Thank you for taking your time to review us here on Trip and also your kind words. It is always a pleasure to have you with us here every trip. Looking forward to see you again soon. Sincerely, Michael Boufford

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything in here is great and made with love ..from the drinks, appetizers, to the main meal. Let's not forget the service... a most stop in PV.

Date of visit: April 2021
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michaelboufford, Owner at Bravos Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

JJP Thank you for your kind words and taking your time to review here on Trip. Looking forward to having you back with us again sometime. Sincerely Michael Boufford

Reviewed April 7, 2021

Food, service and atmosphere are incredible! The short rib is worth the trip to PV on it's own! My family also has gluten and dairy allergies & the menu options were so plentiful they had trouble choosing!! It's fine dining quality with mid-range prices at...it's best. Don't visit PV without dining here!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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michaelboufford, Owner at Bravos Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2021

Robin, Thank you for taking your time to review us here on Trip! I am glad to see that your family enjoyed the evening with us and found many options to choose from. Looking forward to having you back with us again when in the...More

Reviewed April 7, 2021 via mobile

When you are looking for a break from traditional Mexican food, this is THE place to go! Skillfully prepared food with lots of variety to choose from, served in generous portions. Staff is friendly and accommodating and the atmosphere is relaxed & comfortable. Even if...you are on a short visit, I bet this will be on your ‘list’ for a return visit before you leave.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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michaelboufford, Owner at Bravos Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2021

PalmSprings, Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to review us here on Trip! Looking forward to having you back again with us on your next visit. Sincerely, Michael Boufford

Reviewed April 1, 2021

Food & service was Excellent!! Will definitely go back!! Definitely worth it. Most attentive service of 16 nights of dining!! Must go!!

Date of visit: March 2021
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michaelboufford, Owner at Bravos Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2021

Chicago305, Thank you for taking the time to review us here on trip and also you visit with us here at Bravos. Looking forward to having you back here with us when you are in Puerto Vallarta again! Sincerely Michael Boufford

Reviewed March 28, 2021

The short rib is on my top 10 dishes in all of PV. I tried to replicate it once at home - my mistake and it won't happen again. The garlic caesar is always a group favorite. And the huge portion of delicious chocolate cake...was just what we needed.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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michaelboufford, Owner at Bravos Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2021

Vallartacomer, Thank you! Sometime is always just best to stick with the same thing, or have someone else at the table order the short rib and you can sneak a bite while having something different. Looking forward to having you back again soon! Sincerely Michael...More

Reviewed March 27, 2021 via mobile

This is an excellent choice for dinner in Puerto Vallarta. The staff is extremely friendly and professional!!! The food is excellent and the servers are very accommodating to what you would like. My mom and I split a Caesar salad and they put it on...two plates which was very sweet. I wanted gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce and they honored my special request and made it for me. A true chef❤️. My mom had the gnocchi with mushrooms and spinach in a mascarpone sauce. It was all excellent!!! I’m sure everything on the menu is excellent. Prices are very reasonably too!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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michaelboufford, Owner at Bravos Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2021

Yorkster, Thank you for taking your time to review us here and all your kind words. I am pleased that you all enjoyed the evening with us. Looking forward to having you back with us sometime soon! Sincerely Michael Boufford

Reviewed March 19, 2021 via mobile

we celebrated our anniversary here and were not disappointed! excellent pastas and ambience! thank you!

Date of visit: March 2021
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michaelboufford, Owner at Bravos Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2021

Jennifer, Thank you for your time in reviewing us here on Trip! It was a pleasure to have you here with us for such a special day! Sincerely Michael Boufford

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J7258ZMjohnk
February 21, 2021|
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Response from michaelboufford | Property representative |
Thank you for the question. We will be offering our regular menu.
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January 22, 2020|
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Response from michaelboufford | Property representative |
We are an indoor restaurant. We have hair chairs available. reservations are suggested.
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PDXmanOR
December 13, 2019|
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Response from michaelboufford | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. No we dont allow pets in Bravos or Siam Cocina Thai. We do allow pets in Poblanos Cocina Mexicana on the patio only.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bravos Restaurant Bar

  • Yes, Bravos Restaurant Bar offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Bravos Restaurant Bar offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Bravos Restaurant Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Bravos Restaurant Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5