Nuevo Vallarta is the port that welcomes visitors to the Riviera Nayarit, right on the border between the states of Nayarit and Jalisco. Along its almost 300 km of beaches, in the Bay of Banderas you can find luxury hotel complexes, golf courses, and recreational activities of all sorts. And as food is also an important aspect of a good experience, in this article we’re going to tell you all about the best restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta.

Typical Vallarta cuisine

Mexican cuisine is incredibly extensive and varied. Depending on which region you find yourself in, the smells, colors, and flavors of each dish are sure to amaze – and Nuevo Vallarta is no exception.

Thanks to its coastal location, the star product of its recipes is seafood. Some of the most iconic recipes are ceviche, grilled fish skewers or shrimp mole.

However, if you prefer other kinds of dishes, there are many places to eat in Nuevo Vallarta that offer recipes with different ingredients. From the traditional, like tortas ahogadas (a kind of sandwich drenched in chile sauce) or birria, to international food from some of the best chefs in the area. Read on to discover our recommendations:

Top 6 best restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta

There’s a whole host of restaurants to choose from in the area – however, we’ve put together a selection of the very best to help you decide from the options that most appeal to you:

1. Dolce Vita Nuevo Vallarta

Whether its within their cozy facilities or enjoying the incredible view of the bay from their terrace, here you’ll enjoy authentic Italian cooking. Try the Dolce Vita pizza, the chicken parmigiana or any of their pastas, paired with the extensive wine list.

La Dolce Vita Nuevo Vallarta

On their website, you can find more information about the menu and, if you want to book, you can phone them on 52 322 297 0403

2. Nicksan

For those who love Japanese cuisine, this restaurant is a great option. The restaurant offers a concept that combines Mexican and Oriental cooking, creating an incredibly varied menu. Try some of their rolls or tuna tostadas.

Thanks to their great quality, Nicksan has been awarded various prizes, including the Distintivo H, so you can be sure you’ll receive the very best service.

Nicksan Nuevo Vallarta

Visit their website for more information about the establishment or call to make a reservation at 322 297 2464.

3. Maizul Restaurante

As well as exquisite cuisine, enjoy this restaurant’s stunning view of the Nuevo Vallarta Marina. In Maizul, you’ll find the very highest quality seafood. The excellent service offered by their staff stands out in particular, as well as certain options on the menu like shrimp-stuffed chiles or shrimp in coconut sauce.

Nearby, you’ll also find some great nightclubs in Nuevo Vallarta to keep the evening going with good music and a fun atmosphere, such as La Condesa Nuevo Vallarta.

Maizul nuevo vallarta

The restaurant is pet friendly and offers vegan options. View the menu on their official website or get in touch with them by phone at 322 688 6553.

4. El Barracuda

An excellent place where you can enjoy delicious market-style seafood. They specialize in recipes combining the best of land and sea. Here, you can try aguachiles, ceviches, shrimp in coconut sauce, rib-eye steak or BBQ ribs.

el barracuda nuevo vallarta

Their facilities allow diners to enjoy the sea breeze, accompanied by a drink from their extensive menu: wines, cocktails or beers. They can be contacted on 322 222 4034 and their official website is:

5. Eddie’s Place Nopal Beach

This restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options to suit all tastes. Their dishes include seafood and a combination of Lebanese and Mexican recipes. They offer great value for money, but remember that they only accept payment in cash.

Eddies place nuevo vallarta

Some of their best dishes are the shrimp-stuffed avocados and fish tacos. The service offered is also highly recommendable. You can find information about the menu on or book by telephone on 322 297 4568.

6. La Regadera Nuevo Vallarta

Finish off your night in one of the bars in Nuevo Vallarta with the best atmosphere. You’ll find cocktails and beers from various brands and a menu that includes pizzas or BBQ ribs. On their karaoke nights, you can get up on stage to share your talent or simply enjoy a good time with friends and family.

la regadera nuevo vallarta

Find out everything you need to know about the place on its official Facebook page and make your reservation by calling: 322 100 7324.

Now you know some of the restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta you need to try, we recommend the options for accommodation offered by Del Mar Boutique. From apartments to suites, we have the best choice of accommodation in the area. Get in touch with us and we’ll help you choose the one that best suits your needs. Visit Nuevo Vallarta and enjoy everything it has to offer.