Collected by Kelly McCoy
Av. Francisco Medina s/n, Lázaro Cárdenas, 48330 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Dinners at Hacienda Del Puente are incredible, but lunches are less expensive and you have the place to yourself. Sure, the mariachi band isn't there to entertain you—but the house's architecture details are enough to do so on their own.
Malecón, Amapas, 48399 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
This novel walking tour combines a power work-out with sightseeing. You'll climb a steep hill to reach a look-out spot with sweeping views of Vallarta and Banderas Bay, then descend to see Elizabeth Taylor's and Richard Burton's former homes (and...
Olas Altas 534, Amapas, 48399 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
The Vallarta heat can sap your energy; refresh and recharge with a tropical fruit smoothie at Salud Super Food. Guava, pineapple, mango, and coconut are among the fruits featured in Salud's smoothies. If you need heavier fare, check out the...
Calle Guadalupe Sánchez 740, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Chef Thierry Blouet helms the kitchen at Café des Artistes, where guests enjoy not only Blouet's culinary creations, but also the setting: a century-old home on a hill with views of the Malecon. Pair the three-course French-Mex fusion prix...
Quilla s/n, Local 28-29, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Ok, so it's not right on the seashore, but Mariscos 8 Tostadas is about a block away from the marina, and its seafood couldn't be fresher. House specialties include shrimp, ceviche, and marlin tostadas, as well as tuna sashimi.
Basilio Badillo 168, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
La Pena is a wonderful restaurant run by a fabulous couple. Transport yourself to Spain, to a loving environment and enjoy. Los dueños de La Pena sond e España. Come aqui y vaya a la Espana, a un ambiente lleno de amor -- disfruta te con un copita...
Paseo de La Marina 14-A, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
As its name suggests, Coffee Cup is an unpretentious cafe where you can order coffee, along with wholesome, homemade pastries. The cafe, which offers free WiFi, is a popular spot for folks who leave from the marina for excursions. In fact, early...
Calle Francisco I. Madero 343, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
On the corner of Madero and Constitucion in Old Vallarta sits a street cart called El Moreno. They’re known for their birria, stewed goat that sits warming in a clay pot on the grill. Tacos are cheap (starting at $1) and come in small and large...
Iturbide 270, Proyecto escola, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Planeta Vegetariano is an obvious choice for vegetarians and vegans, offering healthy, all-you-can-eat lunch buffets. The restaurant also serves breakfast and dinner and is open daily for those who want their veggie fill.