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Mexican Food.

Mexican food in Vallarta, Mexico.

Mexican food served at a Taco Stand or in a Cenaduria, is probably closer to real, traditional, Mexican food, than you will find in the majority of restaurants here. Because many of the Mexican restaurants are actually serving Tex-Mex dishes, like Fajitas.

The original people before the Spanish conquest used a lot of corn, beans and chili, the Spanish brought in a lot more ingredients and it fused together with other influences from Europe, Asia and Africa.
The restaurants listed below are our favorite Mexican Restaurants, from Gourmet to literally Home Cooked.


Canopy River, Puerto Vallarta.

A traditional Mexican, All You Can Eat, Brunch, high up in the mountains, Saturdays & Sundays. This is very popular with the locals, you won’t find many gringos here. But wonderful fresh food, handmade tortillas, all the traditional dishes, like guisados, quesadillas, pozole and chilaquiles. Plus hotcakes, an omelet station lots of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola and much more. Plus Mariachis ! All for 350 pesos, children 200 pesos.
Reservations made by telephone or in person at the Las Glorias or Insurgentes Office, payment there, plus 60 pesos for transport, receive a Confirmation Number when you call in your reservation.
You can drive there yourself, from the bottom of this MAP, just follow the signs and all the local pickup trucks going there ? you’ll pay when you arrive and get a wristband. Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 1pm , call local number 222 0560 or 222 0860. Or Email



Moro Paraiso in Puerto Vallarta.

This is a Rustic Mexican Restaurant on the banks of the Rio Cuale. Excellent food and economical prices and a wonderful location. Javier and Chuy will take good care of you!

Not very easy to get to without your own transport, the last bus stop is 1K downstream. not a bad hike, a relatively flat surfaced road.  Map.

Taxi should be about 100 pesos from the south side of town.
The Quesadillas are exceptional. Web Page Facebook



Fonda El Cucon
Traditional Food at reasonable prices. Very good food and very fresh.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 8am – 10pm
Lazaro Cardenas #520 Tel. 322 403 2507




NNacho Daddy Restaurant Bar, Puerto Vallarta.
More than just a restaurant it features sports, live music & dancing; NFL, CFL and European football via satellite on multiple 42-inch High-definition TVs, plus some of the best Mex-Tex food in Puerto Vallarta. Theatre, Music and dancing upstairs in Air Conditioning.
(Summer Closed Mondays)
The Texas Embassy Blues Band, play every Friday, with other bands during the week, see Live Music Events. Basilio Badillo #287 Tel 223-0838  Web Site Map 



:a Fine restaurant in Vallarta.

A “Hidden Gem” with an elective menu. Very popular, reservations recommended.

The best way to make a reservation is through message either via WhatsApp or text message
322 152 0162 or 322 136 7662
Atmosfera #151, Colonia El Caloso. Tuesday to Saturday 7pm to 11pm




El Brujo, Puerto Vallarta.

A little out of the way, this restaurant has some unique Mexican Dishes. Know for it’s molcajete dishes, a pre-Hispanic device carved from volcanic rock, which was used to crush and grind spices, and to prepare salsas and guacamole. In this case it is used as the cooking and serving dish heated in an oven. With an extensive menu including beef, chicken and fish dishes. Venustiano Carranza #510 @ Naranjo, 1pm to 10:30pm. 322 223 2036 Air Conditioned



Gaby's Restaurant Bar, Puerto Vallarta.


Downtown, two blocks up from the Malecón at Mina & Hidalgo. Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 1:30pm to 10pm
Mexican and International, from 110 pesos to 600 pesos. tel.
222 0480




Adobes Restaurant, Puerto Vallarta.


A new addition to our list of great restaurants, with a mixture of European and Mexican dishes. Many Rave Reviews for a small place with about 10 tables. Comida Corrida at lunch time, 12-4pm. Not expensive and now with Air-Conditioning. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. 10am – 10:30pm
Francisco I. Madero #259. Tel. 222 0123



Los Lirios,Puerto Vallarta.

A hidden gem tucked away on Calle Aguacate, southside of town.
A great little Mexican family restaurant, mostly Seafood.
10am to 8pm.

Aguacate #395. South of Basilio Badillo on the corner of Manuel Dieguez. Tel 222-3629




Socco's Place, Vallarta

New breakfast and lunch place.
Open 8am – 2pm. Closed Mondays.
Great Breakfast with a Mexican flair and Super Friendly
Francisco I Madero #453 corner of Jacarandas. Temp. move to Rivera del Ri­o 182,
Tel. 223 5893
English spoken.



Ofe's Shack, Puerto Vallarta.

Ofelia’s great Mexican home cooking with the best price in town.
An unassuming “hole in the wall” but with surprisingly good food. Not open late, breakfast and lunch.
F. Madero #366. half a block inland from Insurgentes. 8AM to 4PM (sometimes later) 7 days a week again sometimes.
Ask for Ofelia perfect English spoken.




Fondo La Esperanza, Puerto Vallarta.

Home Cooked Breakfast is located at the Municipal Market, local #5, on Lázaro Cárdenas.
Typical 2 egg breakfast, enchiladas de pollo, fruit, granola & yogurt, hotcakes & fresh fruit, and great Mexican-style coffee.
Open from 8am to 4pm. Closed Mondays.
F. Madero 421.




Dianita's, Puerto Vallarta.

Breakfast: chilaquiles, w/scrambled eggs and bacon, liver & onions. All breakfasts come w/ basket of tortillas and/or toast.
Comida Corrida (set menu of several courses).
8 am to 6 pm, except for Sundays when they close at 2 pm.
F. Madero 243.




Don Jorge, Puerto Vallarta.

Breakfast and Lunch at this Mexican Lunch Counter, very economical and popular. Right next to the Flea Market downtown.
9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Matamoros 113.