Collected by Nic Jones
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.
Av México 1121, 5 de Diciembre, 48350 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
My first visit to Puerto Vallarta was 30 years ago. Yesterday, I tried to recreate the drive from downtown to Mismaloya Beach and Chicos Paradise. I only have a remote memory of the views of the big Banderas Bay. We stopped at a modest restaurant...
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.
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...
Pilitas, Amapas, 48399 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
If it seems like Jorge's Hideaway Shrimp Shack is a small, six-table joint that feels as if it was set up in someone's home, that's because it pretty much was. The family-run business keeps things small and manageable so it can continue to turn...
Púlpito 102, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Contemporary Mexican cuisine is on the menu at Vista Grill, though just as many guests come here for the view that gives the restaurant its name. Perched high on a hill overlooking Puerto Vallarta, this is a romantic spot to watch the sun set...
Lázaro Cárdenas, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Fresh fruit and vegetables are among the goods available at this market, as well as handicrafts and clothing made by regional artists. Fresh tamales and natural juices are available for on-the-spot snacking, and homemade bread is for sale, too....
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