Some Options for Valentine's Day Dining in Puerto Vallarta

Team Angels - PVAngels
February 12, 2013

Whether you prefer casual or elegant for that special Valentine's Day celebration in Puerto Vallarta, there are plenty of incredible restaurants to share the fun and romance with your loved ones. Here are some to choose from, presented in alphabetical order.

Archie's Wok

Archie's Wok invites you to be our Valentine on February 14!

We will offer our famous Margarita Apasionada - the Passionate Margarita, 2 x 1, and a taste-teaser to begin your meal.

Some favorite special dishes will accompany our regular menu.

Archie's Wok is located at Francisca Rodriguez 130, right down the street from the new Los Muertos Pier. Telephone is (322) 222-0411 and email is

Cafe des Artistes

Cafe des Artistes has a special five-course tasting menu but it's the setting, candle-lit conservatory view to the stars that makes this such a great spot for Valentine's Night.

You will receive a welcome cocktail Elixir of Love and a bottle of red or white wine.

Your table in the magical garden of Cafe des Artistes will include the flower arrangement & decoration and a custom printed menu.

Choose the Sea option of Lobster dishes or the Earthly option including Soft Shell Crab, Love Soup and Sexy Sea Bass.

The price per couple is 2,499 pesos which includes taxes and service.

Cafe des Artistes is located in downtown Vallarta at Guadalupe Sanchez 740. For reservations, telephone is (322) 222-3228, email, or make your reservation online at Cafe des Artistes.

Coco Tropical

Dance to live music under the stars featuring Duo Bert & Ere.

Come early for Happy Hour with domestic drinks 2X1 between 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

Valentine's dinner this year will be your choice of:

• Shrimp Vol-au-Vent in Cognac Sauce - Pate Maison "Waldorf"
• Roast NY Strip Loin Premium Choice Angus Beef with Bearnaise Sauce
• Red snapper Filet "Wellington" Stuffed with Shrimp

Followed by Parfait Romanoff with Fresh Strawberries Covered in Chocolate.

Price per person is 380 pesos. For reservations, telephone (322) 222-5485 or email at

Coco Tropical is located on the beach at Basilio Badillo in Own Town Vallarta.

El Set Restaurant / International Friendship Club

The International Friendship Club will hold a Valentine´s Day dinner at El Set Restaurant on February 14, beginning at 6:30 pm.

Entertainment will be provided by Jorge Acosta and Eduardo Leon. Jorge is a singer and Eduardo plays Classical Spanish guitar.

Dinner (not buffet) will start with caesar salad and end with a dessert of shortcake topped with seasonal fruit. Your entree can be either chicken or fish.

The price of 450 pesos includes tip and a welcome drink (either Corona or Pacifico beer or a margarita). You can get your tickets in advance at the IFC Clubhouse or purchase online using your credit card or PayPal.

El Set is located in the Amapas area at Carretera Barra de Navidad Kilómetro 2.5. Telephone is (322) 221-5342.

Gilmar Restaurant

Gilmar will be dishing up a three course dinner on Valentine's Day for only 199 pesos, which includes one drink.

Gilmar Restaurant is located in Old Town Vallarta at Fco I Madero #418, telephone is (322) 223-9707 or contact them by email at

La Palapa

Celebrate the most romantic dinner of the year at La Palapa.

The menu this year will be:
• Pumpkin Cream - Coconut and ginger foam
• Oven Roasted Beet Salad - Pecan crusted goat cheese, arugula, jicama, agave honey, ancho chile vinaigrette
• Filet Mignon & Shrimp Duo - Slow cooked beef, sauteed shrimp, in chile guajillo adobo, sauteed vegetables
• White Chocolate Lava Cake

All these delicacies on the beach for 1400 pesos per couple, which includes 16% tax and 15% gratuity.

La Palapa is located in Old Town Vallarta on Los Muertos Beach at Pulpito 103.

Make your reservation by email at

Que?Pasa Restaurant & Sports Bar

We have planned a number of Specials for everyone at Que?Pasa this Valentines Day.

Couples will be able to enjoy our famous Filet Mignon Dinner complete with our delicious QuePapa, green salad, and garlic bread for two for only 250 pesos.

Not to leave out those without a lover this year, you can drown your sorrow or cheer your good fortune, whichever applies, with 15 peso tequila shots and 25 peso Margaritas all day.

Que?Pasa is located in Old Town Vallarta at Aquiles Serdan #625, telephone is (322) 223-4006, email is

The River Cafe

"Amor, Amor, Amor" is the theme of the three day Valentines Dinner events on February 14-16.

You will be served a four course dinner including Betabel Salad, their special Mushroom Soup. Entrees include the choice of: Steak Filet on the Grill with Shrimp Adobados, Black Pepper Salsa, Mangos with Mint; or Fish of the Day with Roasted Adobo Chiles, Shrimp Rosotto, Poblanas, Corn and Cilantro Oil. Dessert will be Chocolate Cupid Cake served with Fruit Salsa and Chrystalized Rose Petals.

The price is 495 pesos per person which includes one welcome drink.   

The River Cafe is located by the Vallarta Avenue Bridge at Isla Río Cuale #4, telephone is (322) 223-0788 and email is

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

"Romance in the Gardens" is the theme for the special Valentine's Day menu at the Botanical Gardens.

The special menu will be served from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm for 250 pesos per person.

You can choose one item from each category.

Starters: Gaspacho, Tortilla Soup, Hearts of Romaine

Entrees: Crepe stuffed with shrimp, spinach and ricotta w/vegetables, rice and Flora de Jamaica Cream
BBQ Pork Ribs with Roasted Garlic and butter Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley

Dessert: Chocolate Mousse or Chocolate Strawberries

Includes: Mimosa, Glass of wine, Beer, Margarita or Soft drink

For more information or reservations, telephone Steve at (322) 223-6182.

Vista Grill

The Valentine's Day Dinner at Vista Grill will include a complimentary glass of champagne, a welcome rose and pastry gift.

The menu this year will be:

Amuse-broche Cream of Tomato - vanilla essence and goat cheese
Compress Salad with Strawberries - arugula, caramelized walnuts, mango, shaved asiago cheese, balsamic vinegar reduction
Braised Short Rib and Grilled Shrimp Duo - edamama puree
White Chocolate Tart

The complete dinner for two plus all the extras is 1,500 pesos.

Vista Grill is located at Pulpito 377 in Alta Vista. Telephone for reservations at (322) 222-2570 or email at

We wish you a very special Valentine's Day.

For other events happening in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, check out our Events Calendar.

  Learn about Cruz Roja Mexicana (Mexican Red Cross)

  Learn about La Brigada de La Basura

  Learn about International Friendship Club

  Learn about Vallarta Botanical Gardens

  Check out Coco Tropical Restaurant and Beach Club

  Check out Que?Pasa - A Bar of Our Own

  Check out Timothy Real Estate Group

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