La Palapa Restaurant Review, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


La Palapa

Pulpito 103

Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,


La Palapa Website

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La Palapa Puerto Vallarta Inside

La Palapa is a popular beach front restaurant serving a variety of continental cuisine. It is located in the heart of the romantic zone and is recommended by the Fodor’s Guide with a star. An English version of the menu is available.  This is definitely a more expensive touristy restaurant.  You’ll see vendors walking the beach trying to sell you stuff.

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La Palapa Puerto Vallarta Inside 2

Decor, Vibe – Romantic beach front location, tropical theme. Mostly tourists and upper income locals were dining here.

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La Palapa Puerto Vallarta Menu 4

La Palapa Puerto Vallarta Menu 1

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La Palapa Puerto Vallarta Bread

Bread Basket


La Palapa Puerto Vallarta Tuna

Atun A La Pimienta C/Ajo – Ahi Tuna ($255 pesos, 10:1 US$) – It is hard to find bad fish in this town.  The tuna was fresh, seared lightly and had a nice soy wasabi dressing.

La Palapa Puerto Vallarta Prawn Salad

Shrimp Salad ($115) – was very tasty, with the mango, lite dressing, and greens contrasting nicely.  Included 3 tasty shrimp.


La Palapa Puerto Vallarta Sopa Thai Con Mejillon

Sopa Thai Con Mejillon – Thai Soup ($100) – had mussels and a coconut broth.  Not bad, but not special.


La Palapa Puerto Vallarta Callos Sellados

Callos Sellados – Scallops ($340) – While the dish was beautiful, the scallops were not quite done and the polenta tasted weird.

La Palapa Puerto Vallarta Vegetables

Vegetable side order!

This restaurant serves decent food with reasonable service, all in a beautiful atmosphere. It is very pricey, so Daiquiri Dicks, which is about 3 blocks away, is a better bet with lower prices.

La Palapa Puerto Vallarta Pina Colada Cocktail

Refreshing Pina Colada

You could alternately enjoy the view and have drinks and appetizers at the bar. Probably a better bet than an expensive dinner. They give you a 10% off coupon after you dine, so you could eat breakfast and get other meals for less.

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La Palapa Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Average)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Average)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Prices:$210 - $480

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