La Palapa Restaurant

4.7
974 reviews
Mex$500 and over
Mexican
La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta, México.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 974 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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XochitlH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From beginning to end the service and food was spectacular. We came has a big group and we were able to be seated in the beach as requested.
The service was attentive but not over bearing.
The food was the best meal we had during our stay in Puerto Vallarta, I honestly would return just to eat here
This Restaurant will be the perfect place to celebrate birthdays wedding anniversaries or even a marriage proposal

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful spot for fine dining, coziness and relaxing. Great food, service.

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Luigi
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambiance is amazing! The perfect spot for a nice dinner. Service was excellent like usual and food was delicious. If you are looking for American portions this is not your place. This place is not cheap but definitely worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très bon service avec Juan et Rodolpho
Merci

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Auric
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

A special location having dinner on the sand next to the breaking waves with four-star service and food. Staff is terrific and the food is imaginative. All fresh and local ingredients. A little pricey but well worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente servicio además de excelente cocina
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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Es muy poca variedad en el menú, pero el servicio de meseros es excelente

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place to have a nice dinner with a great atmosphere.

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vipGlenn
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are never disappointed when we dine at La Palapa. Even though the restaurant was really busy, which is an indication that others feel like we do, the service and food was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always a pleasure to dine at LaPalapa. The food is consistently outstanding and the service impeccable. The view is spectacular, especially the sunsets. I love the music by Jose Carlos, great entertainer

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RodrigoF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good service and food. Wonderful presentation and lovely ambience. Always recommend everyone try it at least once.

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DaniP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this gorgeous, restaurant right in the water! We got to enjoy such a beautiful, tasty dinner with our toes in the sand. The food is outstanding and super high quality! Can't wait to come back!

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Giorgio
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The menu was interesting but the dishes had too much grease on them... everything very tasty, but sometimes too tasty and artificial. For example, the octopus was quite soft but it tasted of beacon and bbq sauces, bread was full of butter, the fried zucchini flower was soaked in oil...
The place though, is quite nice and the service very good.

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TAGW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Very romantic. Perfect for our anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service and incredible food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amaze. Totes will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nos gusto mucho el detalle al final de nuestra cena , un pequeño postre con vela y una Felicitación por nuestro aniversario, un excelente detalle , ya atención del personal súper buena , muchas gracias

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We didn’t get to dine on the beach because of current COVID restrictions; however our table was front row and we had a great view of the sunset with no instructions

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VParker
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, attentive service great place to celebrate special occasions. First visited 25 yrs ago and it was just as good as we remembered!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wedding celebration and 2 fortieth bdays.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vacation in PV

Awesome octopus adobado, mole enchiladas and pear salad!

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GracyV
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’d like to first thank Pekas & Fernando who waited our table. They provide unparalleled service and are great at what they do. The food is so unique in how it’s plated and prepared. Location is amazing and the sunsets unreal.

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DiegoLopezPV
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Comida, ambiente y servicio excelente, sin duda volvería a regresar. Además tuvieron un muy buen detalle con nuestro aniversario.

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DanF
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seaside table. Can’t get more romantic than that. The lobster was one of the best I’ve had worldwide.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the view on the beach was great. The sunset from beach side tables is amazing.

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viplvgolfer
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great location on the beach to watch the sunset. Red snapper with a ginger glaze was done to perfection. Service was outstanding, both in answering questions about the menu and meeting our requests.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Great location and good, “European/Caribbean” food but felt like we were getting hustled by the waiter who offered us the most expensive drink before showing the menu, told us his favorite appetizers were the 3 most expensive, told us his favorites entrees were the 3 most expensive, etc.

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SethJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday. Truly a beautiful restaurant.

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RasaF
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most romantic beautiful location in Puerto Vallarta. Outstanding service and delicious food and cocktails, you must go. Great live music

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vipDRR24
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We have come here a few times over the past few years. View and service is great... but food is just okay. You begin to notice that you are over paying for the view and not the food, especially when you begin to explore all the newer trendier restaurants opening up a block or two away that are a MUCH better value and experience. The food at some of these new restaurants are amazing and explode with flavor compared to here. Also, the restaurant is beginning to look a bit weathered out and old.

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COCO
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful spot to experience the beauty Puerto Vallarta!

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ColinF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always enjoy La Palapa. From the greeting, the servers, the food and ambience. This is where I go the first night in PV and also my last night. A must for anyone visiting Puerto Vallarta.

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DebraL
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious meal at La Palapa, with each item being a treat for the tastebuds. Our waiter, Gilberto, was attentive and helpful. We decided to have several of the small plates and he made great suggestions, as well as taking our picture, and making sure we were happy under our umbrella in the rain. I made the reservation in the afternoon and noted that we were celebrating our anniversary, thinking it was really too late for them to do anything special. They surprised me with a beautifully decorated dessert plate! The guitar music in the background was another addition to a perfect night. Thank you La Palapa and Gilberto.

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vipDAVIDBIANCHI
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food overall and I was expecting cheesy commercial food, but it had so much love in it. The coconut shrimp was incredible as was the octopus. we order the churro dessert 3 times!

It's a must! the best churro in over 8 years. Sunset was great. on the becak can be loud and distracting to eat as vendors go by and mess with you so be leery of that.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First, our waiters Eli and Gabriel were FANTASTIC. It was my wifes birthday and both went above and beyond to make it a special evening. The food was, by far, the best we have had in PV. The chefs tartare (salmon), tuna tataki, and lobster tail were PHENOMENAL. My only minor complaint, very minor, was I thought the adobada octopus needed a little acidity, maybe a squirt of lemon juice. That is a VERY minor detail that wouldn't deter me in the slightest from experiencing this restaurant. Highly recommended.

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MaRA
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Comida deliciosa y ambiente maravilloso. Disfrutamos mucho nuestra cena en La Palapa. Uno de los mejores restaurantes en Pto. Vallarta definitivamente.

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vipDerek
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere but the real treat is the amazingly delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing, the service was outstanding, and the view is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excelente atención por parte de los meseros y recepcionistas, buen ambiente, buena comida, buena ubicación y por ende también buena vista.
No tengo queja alguna.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, loved the atmosphere and the service.

FAQs

La Palapa Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 974 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.