Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - One of the best things about living in Puerto Vallarta is that it's home to a wide variety of restaurants cooking up the world's most sensational cuisines. No matter what you're craving, you're sure to find it here - even when eating out at your favorite restaurants is no longer an option.
Social distancing has unfortunately become the new norm in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but staying at home and away from others doesn't mean you have to go hungry.
We've put together a list of Puerto Vallarta restaurants - that are either open (following the strict sanitary protocols set by state and local health authorities for your protection), or have closed their dining rooms but are now offering carryout and/or delivery service - that will come in handy when you get tired of eating home cooked meals.
Big Apple Vallarta • Venustiano Carranza 263, Local C
Is offering freshly baked bagels, bread and cinnamon buns for home delivery on Thursday & Saturday with a minimum purchase of 1-2 dozen. Or visit bigapple.com to take a look to their menu and place an order for home delivery from Rappi or Uber Eats.
Bonito Kitchen/Ramen Ya • De Los Tules, Jardines de Las Gaviotas
Their restaurants are closed, but they're preparing vacuum-sealed dishes for takeout or delivery. Just throw them in the freezer and reheat when hungry. Check out their menu on Facebook, then call or send a WhatsApp message to 322-274-4030 to place your order for delivery - or pick-up at Ramen Ya, De Los Tules 260 - between 12-3 pm Monday-Friday.
Capitan Cajun • Merida 115, Versalles
The restaurant is open, following health and safety protocols. El Capitán has also prepared a special To-Go Menu, featuring your choice of several plates and an agua de sabor (fruit-flavored water) for just $95 pesos. To place your order, call 322-596-0187. Home delivery is available in most areas of Puerto Vallarta from 1:00 pm Monday-Friday, for a small fee. Free delivery for orders over $300 pesos. For more information visit their Facebook page.
Daiquiri Dick's • Olas Altas 314 on Los Muertos Beach
The restaurant is open, with the new government guidelines in place, and their latest bi-weekly dinner specials menu offers innovative cuisine that's being served, along with the regular menu, from 5:00-11:00 pm through March 31. Seating is limited, so please visit ddpv.com to make your reservation online. Update: Daiquiri Dick's is now offering Takeout menus for Breakfast & Lunch, served from 10 am to 9 pm, and Dinner from 5:00-9:00 pm. Call 322-222-0566 to place your order for Free Home Delivery (cash only), or pick it up and receive a 10% discount.
El Rio BBQ Bar • Felipe Angeles 245, Paso Ancho
The restaurant and music venue are closed, but they're working on a limited "home delivery" menu and service they hope to have up and running by Thursday, March 26. If you prefer "take out," because you feel comfortable going for a walk, bike ride or drive up the Río Cuale, call 322-222-2510 to place your order and pick it up at the gate (ring the bell). Visit elriobbqbar.com to see the menu.
Gernika Pintxos • 137 Fca. Rodriguez (Los Muertos Pier Street)
The restaurant is closed but, thanks to their new take-out menu, you can order their delicious tapas and small plates, or Gernika Kit, (which start at $990 pesos and contain enough food to keep you fed for up to a week, along with instructions on how to freeze and reheat later) - for pick up or delivery (using your Speedy or Uber account) on Fridays. Orders, which can be made via WhatsApp at 322-429-0779 or by calling 322-197-0816, must be placed at least 24 in advance, and you can pay for them online via PayPal. Gernika Pintxos is also offering gift certificates that never expire for dining at their restaurant when it reopens. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Joe Jack's Fish Shack • Basilio Badillo 212
The restaurant is open, with the strictest of sanitation standards and social distancing protocols in place. For those in self-quarantine, call visit https://joejackspv.com/menu/ to view the menu (beer & bottles of wine available as well), then call 322-222-2099 to place order and they'll bring it to your door. Free delivery for orders over $350 pesos.
Kaiser Maximilian • Olas Altas 38B
The restaurant's Espresso Bar and Main Dining room remain open, following the government's guidelines for sanitary precautions. Seating is limited, so please call 322-223-0760, or visit kaisermaximilian.com to make your reservation. Update: Kaiser Maximilian is now offering orders to go, so check out their menus, and call 322-223-0760 to place your order for pick-up Mon-Sat. Breakfast menu served from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, dinner menu served from 12:00-11:00 pm.
La Dolce Vita • Malecón • Zona Romantica
Both Puerto Vallarta restaurants are open with all hygiene protocols in place. They're also offering a 10% discount on all take-away orders. Visit dolcevita.com.mx to see their menu then call 322-222-2204 (Malecón) or 322-688-7467 (Zona Romantica) to place your order for pick-up.
Los Muertos Brewing Company • Lazaro Cardenas 302
The restaurant and brew pub are closed, but you can order their delicious pizzas, burgers, and just about everything else on their menu, for take-out, or delivery (minimum purchase $150, service charge $20), by calling 322-222-0308. Now serving Employee Meals: Each day the kitchen creates a dish to feed the Los Muertos Brewing employees, but now they're offering those meals to everybody for just $100 pesos. All proceeds from the sale of these meals will help supplement their employees' income, which has dramatically decreased since dine-in service was suspended by the lack of gratuities they've been earning. Any leftovers will also be sent home with our staff to share with their families. Check their Facebook page for daily specials, available for take out and delivery only.
LuKumbé Restaurante-Café • Av. Los Tules #449, Jardines Vallarta
Enjoy your favorite Restaurant-Café Lukumbé dishes without leaving home. Check out their menu then place your order from 8 am to 9 pm everyday for home delivery. For purchases over $200 pesos, delivery is FREE in all areas from Olas Altas to the airport. In the Conchas Chinas area your order must be over $300 pesos and there is a $50 pesos fee for home delivery. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Pie in The Sky • Zona Romantica and Marina Vallarta
Marina Vallarta and Zona Romantica bakeries are closed, but are offering free home delivery throughout Puerto Vallarta from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Their Bucerías Branch is open, but only for take-away items or to pick up your order. Visit PieInTheSky.com.mx to see their line of fresh-baked pastries, then place your order by calling 329-298-0838 or via WhatsApp at 322-190-0137. To see photos of all the goodies they offer visit Pie in the Sky on Facebook.
Si Señor Beach • Amapas 114-C on Los Muertos Beach
The restaurant is open, following the government's safety guidelines, and offering a 20% discount on To Go orders for pick up. For more information call 322-222-0577.
The Blue Shrimp • Olas Altas 366 on Los Muertos Beach
The restaurant is open, following the government's safety guidelines, and offering a 20% discount on To Go orders for pick up. For more information call 322-222-4246.
All information was deemed accurate at the time of publication but, in these uncertain times, it's a good idea to check with the individual restaurants to get the most up-to-date info on schedules, closings and special offers.
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