PUERTO VALLARTA Gay Friendly Restaurants 2021

Dining out in Puerto Vallarta is a foodies dream come true, with everything from beach-side restaurants to traditional taco stands, offering fresh seafood and meat dishes from the traditional to the truly exotic.

Vista Grill Puerto Vallarta

Vista Grill has some of the best views of Puerto Vallarta and a great menu of traditional and international cuisine.

Cafe Des Artistes Puerto Vallarta

Cafe Des Artistes is a true find in Puerto Vallarta offering memorable fine dining.

Our guide to dining out in Gay Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta offers great dining options, from local Mexican food to the finest in International Cuisine.  Start your day off with a delicious breakfast right by the beach at La Palapa.

Those seeking delicious food at reasonable prices should check out The Swedes restaurant.  Located on Púlpito, the restaurant has a beautiful rooftop bar offering great views. The menu changes daily with fresh produce from nearby local markets.

If you are looking for some authentic Mexican cuisine then visit Cafe Olla, close to the gay bars on Lazaro Cardenas. Cheap and cheerful, their cheese with meat dish always hits the spot!

Puerto Vallarta has many fine-dine options. Two of our favourites including the marvelous Vista Grill with unique views of Puerto Vallarta at night. Meanwhile, Cafe Des Artistes should be kept for a night to remember during your trip to paradise. Superb service, beautiful decor and an eclectic wine list make this restaurant one of our favourites in all of Mexico. Their fresh tuna is divine and their signature desert of Bitter Chocolate Tart with Pink Pepper and Red Fruits is sublime

Puerto Vallarta hosts many international gourmet food and wine festivals throughout the year. Their famous “Restaurant Week” takes place in November during Thanskgiving and sees some of the top international chefs invited to create locally inspired dishes for some of the most famous restaurants in the city.

For new visitors, a great way to get your bearings is to take the PV Dinner and Bar Hopping tour, where you can check out the very best bars, meet new friends and enjoy some great dining and VIP service. Always book in advance as the tour is booked out during the high season.

Tipping is quite common. For good service anywhere between 15 to 20 percent is normal. Most of your waiters will depend upon such tips for their livelihood as wages are quite low in the city. You will have to ask for the bill. Dining is not a rushed affair so be patient.

  • Tacos Anyone?

    You have to try the Tacos in Puerto Vallarta. There are some great Taco stands dotted across the city. One word of advice. The best stands have just two or three simple dishes and cook everything fresh. When they run out they shut down for the day. Recipes have been passed down from generation to generation allowing you to enjoy a true taste of Mexico

Recent Restaurant Reviews

Our recommended restaurants in PUERTO VALLARTA

Our editors have spent the past year researching the best places to eat! Here are our recommendations.

Taste at Casa Cupula

Taste at Casa Cupula

Taste restaurant at Casa Cupula Puerto Vallarta combines flavors and textures in unique dishes from Asian, Mexican and Mediterranean
Cafe de Olla

Cafe de Olla

Cafe de Olla, is one of the best known restaurants in PV, famous for their authentic Mexican food or "Comida Mexicana"
No Way Jose!

No Way Jose!

No Way Jose! specializes in delicious Mexican contemporary cuisine with unique dishes not found anywhere else in Puerto Vallarta.


Bravos Puerto Vallarta encourages you to try something new, something unexpected and the food never disappoints.
The Swedes

The Swedes

The Swedes is one of our favourite restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, this is a must
La Piazzetta

La Piazzetta

La Piazzetta pizza restaurant is famous in Puerto Vallarta, for serving some of the best Italian food outside of Italy,
Cafe Des Artistes

Cafe Des Artistes

Located in a listed house and garden in the center of Puerto Vallarta, Café des Artistes, has over 25 years of experience,
Vista Grill

Vista Grill

Vista Grill is one restaurant you don’t want to miss but would be wise to book in advance. Very popular in Puerto Vallarta.
La Palapa

La Palapa

La Palapa was founded in 1959 as the first beach restaurant in Puerto Vallarta.

Map of PUERTO VALLARTA Gay Friendly Restaurants

Most of the recommended restaurants in Puerto Vallarta are within a short Taxi ride from your hotel.


Recommended Hotels in Puerto Vallarta,

The best place to stay in Puerto Vallarta is in the Romantic District or old town, close to the gay bars and clubs. Hotels here tend to be small and simple, but offer clean rooms with great access to the beaches and amenities nearby.

Casa Cupula, 5 Star
Gay Boutique Hotel

Casa Cupula


World-class service at Casa Cupula Luxury LGBT Boutique Hotel, The rooms & suites offer contemporary décor, air conditioning, laptop safe, flat TV with DVD player. minibar, & coffee maker, free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

Almar Resort, 5 Star
Luxury LGBT Beach Front

Almar Resort


The adult-only Almar Resort Luxury All Suites & Spa is located next to the gay beach, each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV, free toiletries & free WiFi. Private parking is available free of charge.

Hotel Mercurio, 3 Star
Gay friendly


The Mercurio is in Vallarta’s main gay neighborhood, surrounded by bars and restaurants. The city’s gay beach is just a 5 minute walk away. All of the air-conditioned rooms have a flat-screen cable TV, free Wi-Fi and a safe.

Piñata PV Gay Hotel
Right in the gay zone

Pinata PV


Piñata PV Hotel is minutes from the beach. Featuring free WiFi, Pool & Hot Tub open 24 hrs, Every room has Air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV. Located in the gay neighborhood close to the gay bars and night clubs.

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