Best Breakfast 2008:
Published Jul 19, 2010 - (Updated Jul 21, 2010)
Haute cuisine and friendly service blend in this beautiful setting at Los Muertos Beach that offers the perfect balance of fine dining and exceptional service in a casually elegant atmosphere with the characteristic warmth and charm of Puerto Vallarta. La Palapa Restaurant and Beach Club is one of Vallarta`s favorite places for locals and visitors to enjoy excellent food. Their creation of innovative dishes has earned them international recognition. The menu features a wide variety of savory dishes complemented with an impressive selection of wines and spirits, using only the freshest ingredients and seafood blended with regional fruits and spices. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, La Palapa is the perfect setting for a sunny afternoon or a balmy evening enjoying the ocean view and spectacular sunsets. At night, the tropical sophistication is enhanced by live Latin jazz, the incredible view of the moonlit bay and the candlelit tables on the beach that create an intimate, romantic ambiance and unforgettable experience.
Púlpito 103, El Centro • (322) 222-5225
On the most popular beach in town, the kitchen of this casually elegant landmark perpetually reinvents itself. The constantly evolving menu, best described as Pacific Rim with a Mediterranean flair, keeps things fresh and interesting, along with traditional favorites like lobster tacos, barbecue spareribs and grilled huachinango. Flavors are subtle, contrasting beautifully in a warm grilled-salmon nicoise salad and crispy mahi-mahi with Kaffir-shallot raita. And this is the place to be when you want what has been voted the town’s best margarita two years in a row or to watch the beach come alive over eggs Benedict or homemade scones with crème fraiche. The welcoming ambiance is a natural reflection of talented proprietors Peter and Tari Bowman, who also own fabulous home decor shops. This restaurant is one of Vallarta’s top three Best Overall, according to last year's Reader’s Choice poll, and the James Beard House concurs, Daiquiri Dick’s recently invited to wow New York with a signature meal.
Olas Altas 314, El Centro • (322) 222-0566