Mexico is one of my favorite countries to travel to, and Puerto Vallarta is my favorite city in Mexico to visit. Puerto Vallarta is such a great small town in Mexico filled with amazing restaurants, and especially yummy local Mexican food. I get excited every time I plan a trip to Mexico because I immediately start dreaming about tacos and tamales . I love Mexico because it offers me a chance to over indulge in all the yummy local Mexican food.
Coming up with this list of the top 10 best places to eat Puerto Vallarta with kids wasn’t too difficult because we truly enjoyed eating at all of these restaurants listed below. I highly recommend each of these restaurants in Puerto Vallarta because I did lots of research prior to our trip to Puerto Vallarta. My research didn’t stop there, I also made sure to talk to the locals and find the spots where they eat.
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Eating where the locals eat allows you to really get a taste of the local food. If the locals love it and can vouch for it, then I can guarantee you that the food will be good. When I travel, I avoid restaurants that cater to tourists, or else it defeats the purpose of eating out for me. I am a major foodie, so it is only right that I expose my palate as well as kid’s palate to new things.
Top 10 Places To Eat In Puerto Vallarta With or Without Kids
This restaurant is right on the beach. You can even sit down with your feet in the sand while you enjoy your meal. You can also get a foot massage while you wait for your meal.
This local restaurant is well known to have the best al pastor tacos in Puerto Vallarta. You absolutely do not want to leave without trying them. They also have a wide selection of sauces to go with it.
This restaurant offers several Mexican delicacies, and it is also a restaurant recommended by locals. If you want to enjoy dinner as well as a band that moves from table to table playing music, then head over there. You can also have fresh guacamole made at your table right in front of you.
This place is rumored to have the best fish tacos in Puerto Vallarta. If you love fish tacos, then you know exactly where to go. By the way, the rumors are true!
The baked breakfast goods here are a must have. After being seated, a waiter or waitress brings a tray over so that you can pick something. You would want to try them all.
Look no further if you want a deliciously cooked seafood meal with great views. They have the best lobster and grilled fish in Puerto Vallarta, as well as well made margaritas to go with it. Be careful though, you can run up a tab here quicker than you expect.
If you happen to be craving a steak in Puerto Vallarta, then head over to Sonora Prime Grill. They have several cuts of meat you can choose from. They also have a kid’s club so if you want to enjoy a kid free dinner, you sure can. Don’t forget to wear something nice.
Surprise the kids by taking them here to eat. You’ll enjoy a great meal, and so will your kids. The kid meals are well thought off and plated, and half of the restaurant is sectioned off so that the kids can play. There is a play room with tons of toys as well as a small play structure with a slide and even a trampoline.
This is a small taco stand located in El Pitillal with a little sitting area, yet very busy because they have very good tasting beef tacos. If you don’t mind waiting for a spot to sit, you are guarantee to enjoy the food.
This isn’t just one restaurant, but this area is compromised or several street food carts selling everything you can find. From elote, to churros, to tacos all pastor, you are guarantee to find something to suit your taste buds.
(This place is a bit tricky to locate, so sqrequest to be dropped off at Farmacia Guadalajara located on Insurgentes St. in Old Townor at this address Insurgentes No. 261, Emiliano Zapata, 48380, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico)
Have you been to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico? What was your favorite restaurant or favorite place to eat?