La Palapa restaurant in Puerto Vallarta offers a captivating dining experience that seamlessly combines breathtaking ocean views with exquisite cuisine. This iconic beachfront establishment is renowned for its inviting ambiance, characterized by open-air palapas and the soothing sound of waves gently crashing against the shore.
Diners at La Palapa are treated to a diverse menu that celebrates the rich flavors of Mexican and international cuisine. From freshly caught seafood to locally sourced ingredients, each dish is a culinary masterpiece crafted with precision and passion. The restaurant’s commitment to using high-quality, seasonal ingredients ensures a dining experience that is both authentic and innovative.
As the sun sets over the bay, La Palapa transforms into a romantic haven, with soft candlelight and the vibrant colors of the evening sky creating a magical atmosphere. Guests can savor their meals on the beachfront terrace, enjoying the cool ocean breeze and the mesmerizing play of colors in the sky.
The attentive and friendly staff at La Palapa contribute to the warm and welcoming atmosphere, providing impeccable service that enhances the overall dining experience. Whether you’re seeking a romantic dinner, a celebration with friends, or a casual lunch with a view, La Palapa captures the essence of Puerto Vallarta’s charm, making it a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts and those looking to indulge in the beauty of coastal dining.
At the time there was no bridge across the Río Cuale and to travel to this side of town, a jeep or one of the two existing taxis needed to be hired, as long as the river wasn’t too high! The original “palapa,” or “thatched roof” was designed and constructed by Guillermo Wulff and all materials were authentic and very “tropical.” Exotic drinks served in handblown glassware, live music and freshly caught seafood from the bay prepared with local ingredients and recipes were the specialties.
My whole family has participated at some time and in some way in the business. In 1987 the restaurant was redesigned by one of my brothers, Arq. Salvador Pérez. I am the youngest brother of the family, and many of my childhood memories are centered around La Palapa. Continuing with the same traditions I am proud to say that La Palapa is still in the family and thanks to your patronage, we look forward to many more years of sharing our tropical paradise with you.