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Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta

Positioned so closely to the Pacific, it should be no surprise that Puerto Vallarta restaurants are home to some of the freshest seafood in the world. Here, a few premier eateries to explore while visiting.

The restaurant at the top of every visitor’s list should be Café des Artistes, one of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. Located in a renovated private home, this somewhat pricey eatery features dishes like soft shell crab and suckling pig confit artfully arranged and accompanied by potent cocktails made with local ingredients. Be sure to reserve a table well ahead of your visit.

Those still interested in seafood, but from a Mediterranean perspective, should pay a visit to Trio, a service-oriented local restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine. Sample homemade pastas like ravioli with ricotta and spinach or go straight for the fish, ordering perfectly prepared red snapper, yellow fin tuna or the steamed catch of the day served alongside clams and couscous.

Finally, if you’re seeking unrivaled views of the Pacific, book tables at restaurants in Puerto Vallarta like Barcelona Tapas - Puerto Vallarta or Le Kliff Restaurant and Bar. Both offer ambiance in spades with the former specializing in Spanish tapas and the latter boasting seafood served over a rocky, oceanside outcrop. Whichever you choose, be prepared for an unforgettable meal.

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