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105-3 Pulpito | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico (Amapas)
+52 322 222 5225
08:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:30
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We have eaten in lots of restaurants and we just had one of the best meals ever ( June 25 at La Palapa in Puerto Vallarta. The yellow fin tuna, snapper filet, and shrimp were among the best we have sr eaten. Our waiter Job Edgor engaged us right upon arrival making us feel welcome and appreciated. He took very... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We love La Palapa as it is right on the beach with tables in the sand! Great Atmosphere with great food and service. We have been coming here for years and will be back on our next visit to PV!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

All 4 of us had a wonderful lunch at La Palapa. I had coconut shrimp with the local beer. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Our wait staff, Cortez & Alex were friendly & professional. We had taken a water taxis from Nuevo Vallarta. The restaurant is a short walk to the right of the pier.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend Tajia and I absolutely loved this friendly, beautiful, and perfect restaurant. If you're looking for a high class place with an outstanding view, this is your spot! First off, we were greeted by two stunning hostesses who were dressed to impress! Even though we looked extremely sloppy after a day at the beach and super oily from our... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

By far, one of the best meals we had while in PV. La Palapa was recommended by the concierge of the condo we were staying at as the best romantic dinner in old town. He was absolutely correct! We had the red snapper and the salmon fillet dinner. Both were incredible! For dessert, I suggest the chocolate ganache. In addition... More 

Thank Rachel L
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

After a walk on the Malecon arriving at La Palapa is a very pleasant surprise. There are tables on the beach, or, you can choose to sit inside. The food is very good with a good selection.

Thank Tony D
Mission, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We ate at La Palapa about 4 times on our trip. They have eggs benedict on their breakfast menu. Those were pretty good. I also tried the ceviche trio, super delicious! I tried an octopus salad, which was my first time trying octopus and it was grilled it was really good as well. Also had a Mazamitla salad with seared... More 

Thank hotmathsax
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We're visiting Puerto Vallarta for our honeymoon, and our family members gave La Palapa their highest recommendations. They didn't lead us astray. We had incredibly friendly and courteous servers in Job and Edgar. They were there to offer great menu suggestions (the La Palapa Shrimp and the Seafood Risotto are great savory options), make sure that our glasses (of margaritas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Highly recommended by locals of Puerto Vallarta thus we tried.... they were right!... GOOD FOOD and good customer service. We were in Puerto Vallarta for 8 days and we ate lunch for 5 days. Kinda long wait for them to serve the main entree but its worth waiting anyways plus they serve snacks while waiting.

Thank Vivian M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The long walk along the boardwalk to La Palapa was well worth it. Orlando & Pedro were the best- spoke English well & made excellent advise on food selection. The food is gourmet not the usual fare. We enjoyed the beautiful beachfront view as we ate a very delicious meal, shrimp tacos & red snapper. The best meal we have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105-3 Pulpito | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 5225
La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the warmth and charm characteristic of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Located on Playa Los Muertos in the heart of the Romantic Zone, this popular restaurant is one of Vallarta's favorite places to enjoy great food in a casually elegant atmosphere. At La Palapa Restaurant you will discover all of the ingredients to a perfect dining experience - a relaxed atmosphere, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous food. No matter what the occassion, from breakfast with business associates or lunch with friends to a romantic dinner for two, La Palapa defines fine dining in Puerto Vallarta.

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