Vallarta Living | Restaurants
La Palapa Restaurant
Pulpito 103, Col. Emiliano Zapata
Tel: 52 (322) 222-5225 · Fax: 223-0330
|La Palapa Restaurant & Beachclub
"...to use his phrase - PERFECTO!"
La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the warmth and charm characteristic of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Located on Playa Los Muertos in the heart of the Romantic Zone, this popular restaurant is a Puerto Vallarta Gourmet Festival participant and one of Vallarta's favorite places to enjoy great food in a casually elegant atmosphere.
La Palapa's daily menus feature savory entrees and appetizers complemented by deliciously prepared desserts and an impressive selection of wine & spirits. Using only the freshest ingredients, Chef Everardo Robles blends fresh seafood with regional fruits and spices to create innovative and imaginative dishes that have earned the restaurant international recognition and awards.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, La Palapa's exceptionally warm service and comfortable, relaxing surroundings provide the perfect setting for a sunny afternoon at Los Muertos Beach or a balmy evening enjoying spectacular sunsets over Banderas Bay and live Latin Jazz. Prices range from $15-$25 USD. Open daily from 9 am-11 pm. Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted. Reservations recommended.
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|We love La Palapa. We are celebrating our 25th anniversary there with 21 family members this summer.
|Thank you for the wonderful dining experience at your restaurant. My friend, Nancy, and I were in Puerto Vallarta for the first time two weeks ago. We consulted many travel guides and locals to find the best dining experiences there. Your restaurant was recommended many times and we ended up at your restaurant Saturday February 3 for lunch and again Tuesday February 6. We found the food excellent and the staff professional and yet friendly. Hope to see you next February!
Elizabeth M. Ehresman
|My husband and I were in Puerto Vallarta March 11-18 and ate at your place twice for lunch. I had the Seafood enchiladas and have to say it was the best meal I had the entire week we were there. We plan to return next winter and we will definitely return for more than one meal. The service and quality was absolutely wonderful. The staff are all so friendly and helpful too.
Rilla & John Kaupisch, St. Louis, MO
|We were in PV recently for our yearly vacation. This was our first trip to PV and we had a terrific time. The highlight of our trip was the night we spent at La Palapa restaurant. It was my wife's Birthday (Holly), and she has told me that it was one of the best experiences of her life.
|Unbelievable view, spectacular food, and great service is how I would describe your restaurant. My fiance and I just came back on October 28th from Puerto Vallarta and decided that your restaurant is the ideal place for us to exchange our vows among family and friends. We loved the night dining...
|My wife and I enjoyed dining with you for our Romantic Dinner on October 15. I want to thank you for a wonderful dinner and tell you that we dined in your restaurant twice during this last trip to PV and never miss dining with you when we are in Puerto Vallarta.
Gusti L. Ives - Claremont, CA
|Absolutely fabulous. Had the Red snapper - excellent. Other party had Chilian Bass - also excellent! Will recommend to fellow travelers!
Tracy A. Ruh - Michigan
|My wife and I had dinner at La Palapa last Friday evening. It was an outstanding experience. The presentation and the food was superb. We will be returning next year and La Palapa will be first on our list to dine at. Also, we have recommended to our friends as the place to dine in Puerto Vallarta.
R.C. - Chicago, Illinois
|Our wedding consultant is going to be making reservations at La Palalpa for our wedding dinner. Your menu looks wonderful and I was wondering (only because my fiance has allergic reactions to some sauces) if the chef can accommodate how he would like his food prepared. Thank you - and we look forward to visiting your restaurant.
|We are traveling on a Princess Cruise. We spent time at your restaurant several years ago and had the best evening! It is my birthday and I have planned for all my friends on the cruise to join with me in celebrating my birthday lunch at La Palapa. If the weather is nice, we would like to be on the beach. If it isn't we would like to be inside but at a table looking right out on the beach! I can hardly wait! Thanks!
|I will never forget having "Divorced Eggs" at La Palapa - had them every day for a week. The food is wonderful and the restaurant beautiful. I would especially love to know how I could get some of the beautiful blue glasses you have on every table. Is there a place I might buy them and have them sent to me in the US?
|I spent 16 of the most pleasant days of my life in Puerto Vallarta last month, and I had lunch at your fine place 12 of those days. Your restaurant is well repesented by server, Alejandro, his kindness, good humor and great service was the key to our excellent time. To use his phrase - PERFECTO! You are quite lucky to have such an excellent employee. Thank you so much. We shall return to see you soon. Best Wishes
Mark Patton and Patrick Lucas
|Each year we go to your restaurant at least two times in February. For the past 10 years, we have recomended it to others. However, since you discontinued your coupons, we will no longer visit your restaurant.
John A. Ferr, Esq. - Webster NY
|My fiancee and I would like to hold our wedding celebration dinner at La Palapa. We have enjoyed previous dinners at your establishment on our visits to PV and list it as one of our best dining experiences. We would like to share this experience with our family and friends. How far in advance do we need to book our planned event?
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December Becas Vallarta Breakfast at La Palapa
Polly G. Vicars
Restaurant La Palapa will be the scene of the season's second Becas Breakfast on December 15th at 9:30 am. Those of you who have attended a Becas Breakfast at La Palapa in the past know that the food is delectable, the setting exotic, the waiters friendly and everyone always has fun. Join us!
Early Birds Have All The Fun!
Polly G. Vicars
On November 18th, one hundred and fifty Vallartenses and visitors gathered at La Palapa Restaurant on Los Muertos Beach for the first Becas Breakfast of the season, raising enough money for 22 junior high or 6 senior high or five university becados to have their scholarships paid for another year!
The Sign of Excellence in Puerto Vallarta Dining
Since the start of this year, eight of Puerto Vallarta’s top restaurants have won the coveted International Star Diamond Award, considered one of the most notable achievements in the hospitality industry.
La Palapa Restaurant Celebrates 50 Years
For 50 years, La Palapa Restaurant has been combining gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the warmth and charm characteristic of Puerto Vallarta Mexico.
La Palapa Restaurant Week Review
Gary R. Beck
During Restaurant Week 2009, La Palapa executive chef Rafael Cornejo Solórzano and his staff are on a whirlwind journey of combining unusual ingredients, mixing unlikely partners, and presenting the dishes in an extremely elegant fashion. We were very much impressed.
How to Fill Your Spirit and Your Stomach and Make the World a Better Place
Polly G. Vicars
There are "how to" books on everything from "How to Lose 10 pounds in 10 days" to "How to Become an Overnight Millionaire" and probably most don't really work. But I guarantee this "How to" and it will be 'Oh So Easy!'
Exploring the Vista Grill Experience
BanderasNews food writer and restaurant reviewer, Gary R. Beck, pays a visit to Vista Grill and tells us why this restaurant with a view gives out-of-town visitors just one more reason to visit this wonderful paradise called Puerto Vallarta.
Alberto Perez Releases New CD
Puerto Vallarta restaurant owner and musician extraordinaire Alberto Perez recently celebrated the release of his newest CD, "Noches en La Palapa," with a crowd of family, friends and fans at his Los Muertos Beach restaurant and bar, La Palapa.
Fast Food That Doesn't Taste Fast
Realizing that fast food can involve much more than just burgers and fries, Alberto Perez, who owns two of the finest restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, La Palapa and Vista Grill, recently opened his latest dining concept, Quimixto Mexican Grill.
A Letter of Gratitude
When I was visiting Puerto Vallarta from Sept 16th-21st, I stayed at La Palapa Condos and dined at La Palapa Restaurant everyday. Sometimes more than once a day. Something happened that I am still finding hard to believe.
Third Annual Culinary Jam Session
If you're into fabulous food, marvelous music and charitable causes, start making plans to be at the Marriott CasaMagna on October 17th for the third annual Puerto Vallarta Culinary Jam Session. This popular event offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy fine food and entertainment while helping raise funds for three local charities.more »»»
La Palapa Captures Three "Best of Puerto Vallarta" Awards
In a recent online survey conducted by virtualvallarta.com, La Palapa Restaurant and Beach Club was selected by tourists and residents alike as the "Most Romantic," "Best Outdoor Dining," and "Best Sunset Dining" restaurant in Puerto Vallarta and all of Banderas Bay.
This year's "Reader's Choice" winners were selected by people who filled out an online voting form at virtualvallarta.com between February 1 and June 15, 2005. Overall, more than 11,000 votes were submitted — almost three times as many as last year. Thirty one percent of the voters were "locals," and 66% identified themselves as visitors.
Puerto Vallarta, and the entire Banderas Bay, includes some of the finest restaurants found in Mexico, so the competition was fierce, but the survey says that La Palapa Restaurant and Beach Club remains one of Vallarta's favorite places for locals and visitors to enjoy excellent food in a casually elegant atmosphere.