El Arrayán

Centro

A perennial winner in "Best Mexican Restaurant" competitions, lesbian-owned El Arrayán is a culinary tour of the country with authentic dishes from throughout...

  • Casual
  • Mexican
  • 5
  • 1

The Swedes Bar & Bistro

Zona Romantica

The gay-owned Swedes Bar & Bistro hosted by Rikard and Morgan is known for its upscale dinners inspired by Scandinavian, European and North American cuisine. The...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International

Archie's Wok

Zona Romantica

Gay-friendly Archie's Wok surprises, transforming local seafood, meats and vegetables into delicious Asian fusion dishes, stir fried or grilled. It is a perennial...

  • Casual
  • Asian fusion

Di Vino Dante

Zona Romantica

Di Vino Dante, a romantic tapas and wine bar, opened in 2013 overlooking the sculpture garden of Galleria Dante. An immediate success, it's the creation of the...

  • Pub
  • Tapas Bar

Organic Select

Colonia Versailles

Lesbian-owned Organic Select is an organic food market and cozy café in mid-town. Starting with breakfast, it has daily vegan and organic dishes made on the spot and...

  • Market
  • Organic
  • 5
  • 1

Bistro Teresa

Centro

Bistro Teresa is a charming open-air bistro atop the four-story Plaza Vallarta building by the main square. In addition to spectacular sunset views, it makes various...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Mexican

Café de Olla

Zona Romantica

Café de Olla is a longtime favorite, known for its potent margaritas, table-side musicians and homestyle Mexican food. Open for breakfast through dinner, it can get

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Cafesto Café Deli & Bar

Zona Romantica

Cafesto is a sidewalk café where you can watch the world go by on Olas Atlas day or night. A good place to grab coffee, a drink, breakfast or a sandwich, it has live

  • Café or Bistro
  • Mexican

Hacienda San Angel Gourmet

Gringo Gulch

Among the most elegant dining experiences in Puerto Vallarta, the rooftop gourmet restaurant at Hacienda San Angel has tuxedoed waiters serving world-class cuisine...

  • Fine Dining
  • International

La Dolce Vita

Centro

La Dolce Vita offers traditional Italian cuisine from antipasto to fresh pastas, and outdoor seating with views to the Malecón and the bay. Popular with families and

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian

Mango's Beach Club

5 de Diciembre

On relaxing Camarones Beach, Mango's offers an open-air restaurant, frothy drinks, beach massages, sun lounges and DJs. The 185-peso ($10) all-you-can-eat Sunday...

  • Beach
  • Multi-Cuisine

Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill

Los Muertos Beach

The adults-only Mantamara Beach Club puts a new twist on casual beachside dining with gourmet lunch and dinner fare conceived by Thierry Blouet, prize-winning chef...

  • Beach
  • International

Pizzeria La Dolce

Zona Hotelera

The family run Pizzeria La Dolce has been serving up authentic Italian cuisine and wine since the late 1990s in a fun dining room anchored by a checkerboard floor...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Planeta Vegetariano

Centro

In business since 1995, Planeta Vegetariano serves an all-day, all-you-can-eat buffet of soup, salad and hot and cold vegan dishes. Although near the Malecón, it can

  • Casual
  • Vegetarian

Ritmos Beach Café

Playa Los Muertos

Ritmos Beach Café in the gay section of Playa Los Muertos is a fun spot for sunning, live music and light fare (10 a.m. - 8 p.m). Formerly known as "green chairs,"

  • Beach
  • Mexican

River Café

Isla Río Cuale

On a jungle island in the middle of the city, River Café is known for its lush setting overlooking the Cuale River that divides downtown and the Romantic Zone. Its...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Verona Bar

Zona Romántica

Lesbian-owned and LGBTQ-staffed, Verona Bar whips up artisan drinks to go with pizza, paninis, carpaccios and salads. Its inviting tropical terrace is a good spot to...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian
  • 4
  • 1

India Gate

Centro

India Gate with locations in downtown Puerto Vallarta and downtown Vancouver, is a northern Indian eatery with Punjabi ingredients and aromas. Everything is cooked...

  • Casual
  • Indian

Leek and Thistle Pie Company

Colonia Versailles

Traditional British meat pies, fruit pies, savory quiches and prepared meals are the fare at the Leek and Thistle Pie Company, opened a few years back by a Scot who...

  • Bakery
  • Other
  • 1
  • 1

Antonio's Mariscos-Seafood

5 de Diciembre

Antonio's Mariscos-Seafood serves fresh-from-the sea fare cooked to order as well as ceviche, sushi and shrimp enchiladas. It's a favorite gathering spot for the gay

  • Seafood
  • Local Cuisine

Barcelona Tapas

Centro

Barcelona Tapas is a Spanish restaurant that offers a fun menu of hot and cold tapas, as well as a good selection of paellas. Also on offer: wine tasting dinners,

  • Café or Bistro
  • Tapas Bar

Bella Napoli

Centro

Chef Agostino Di Donna fires the Bella Napoli pizzas in a wood-fired oven and makes his own pasta and bread. The gay-friendly restaurant next to a parking garage...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Bistro Balsamar

Zona Romantica

The menu at the gay-owned Bistro Balsmar combines the freshest of local ingredients into authentic Mexican cuisine. Chef Alejandro Cordero Garcia draws upon his...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

Boccon di Vino Trattoria

Zona Romantica

An Italian chef is behind Boccon di Vino Trattoria where the pasta, the bread, the gelato are all made in house. Get there early enough to get a table in the...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Bravos Restaurant  Bar

Zona Romantica

A three-minute walk from the beach in the middle of the nightlife scene, Bravos Restaurant Bar is a chic eatery focused on artisanal food including braised lamb...

  • Fine Dining
  • International

Café Bohemio

Zona Romantica

Gay-owned and gay-staffed Café Bohemio has a hard-to-beat margarita, a 2-for-1 drink special all night, a great patio and international and Mexican dishes with...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

Café des Artistes

Centro

Owner/chef Thierry Blouet brings a little bit of France to Puerto Vallarta in his 212-seat Café des Artistes and the more intimate 40-seat Thierry Blouet Cocina de...

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

Casa Isabel Madison South Bar & Grill

Alta Vista

Casa Isabel Madison South Bar & Grill sits on a hill overlooking Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica and Bay of Banderas. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed with...

  • Casual
  • Fusion

Casa Tradicional

Centro

Casa Tradicional is the picture-perfect Mexican restaurant - complete with mariachi musicians - across from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Known for its...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Casitas Maraika Beach Club

Boca de Tomatlan

Arrive at the secluded Casitas Maraika by panga (water taxi) or by hiking from Boca de Tomatlan or Las Animas. The private beach offers pristine sands, water fun,...

  • Beach
  • Local Cuisine