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The 6 Best Restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta

DINING | Published on 12/07/2021
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has long been known for its gourmet culinary experiences and variety of dining options, but what about the best restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta? As the culinary scene spreads throughout the region and into neighboring Riviera Nayarit, guests staying at the all inclusive resorts and vacation villas are in for a real treat. There are a number of Mexican restaurants nearby and plenty of Nuevo Vallarta restaurants to tempt your palate and satisfy your cravings. If you’re looking for the best places to eat in Nuevo Vallarta, check out this list that includes everything from our favorite fine dining restaurant to the best tacos on the street. 

1. Loma 42

A chic choice for those seeking the best restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta. Loma 42 has consistently received rave reviews for its delicious cuisine and trendy ambiance. While not exactly a fine dining restaurant, you’ll definitely feel like a VIP.

2. La Casona


When you’re looking for a fine dining restaurant on your vacation, La Casona is your best option. Situated at Villa La Estancia, this international steakhouse serves up delicious platters for breakfast and dinner. 

3. El Barracuda

By far one of the best restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta, El Barracuda offers a wide range of dining options. Specializing in seafood, this Nuevo Vallarta restaurant serves up a number of appetizers and entrees that utilize fresh ingredients. the perfect touch of seasoning and spice, and idyllic combinations to create mouthwatering dishes.

4. El Patron


Part of the Villa del Palmar Flamingos complex, El Patron is a popular choice for those seeking Mexican restaurants nearby. Guests rave about the stellar service, exceptional food, and stunning views. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, El Patron is without a doubt one of the best places to eat in Nuevo Vallarta. 

5. Nicksan Nuevo Vallarta

Of all the things to do in Nuevo Vallarta, dining is certainly one of them and at Nicksan, you’ll experience an adventure for your palate. This is one of the best places to eat in Nuevo Vallarta if you’re craving sushi or other Japanese favorites. Offering a unique fusion of Japanese and Mexican flavors, Nicksan has a treat for everyone in your dinner party.

6. La Dolce Vita


When you want a delicious Italian meal, La Dolce Vita is your best option. It is one of the Nuevo Vallarta restaurants with sister establishments in other parts of the region, including in downtown Puerto Vallarta and in the Fluvial area of the Hotel Zone. If you're craving a variety of options, including salad, pasta, chicken, beef, or fish, this is the restaurant for you. 

What Restaurants are Open Near Me?

In times of pandemic, you may be wondering what restaurants are open near me? The reality is that many of the best places to eat in Nuevo Vallarta have kept their doors open throughout the pandemic, offering take-out orders when possible, reduced seating, and other procedures to keep everyone safe. If you find yourself in Nuevo Vallarta throughout the day, you’ll certainly have a delicious array of Nuevo Vallarta restaurants to choose from, and each will make you glad you decided to stop for a bite to eat.

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