insider local info for the coolest restaurants in Puerto Vallarta that will not only be able to accommodate groups for dinner but offer fantastic food, great atmosphere and proximity to the hottest nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta nightlife starts late and so does dinner, so aim to make your reservations for 9pm or later and our restaurant suggestions will be full of nightlife glitterati, having dinner and drinks before heading out into the famous Puerto Vallarta party scene.
If you are planning a group trip to Puerto Vallarta for a special occasion or just to hit up one of the best beach destinations in Mexico with your bffs and buddies for an epic party vacation, you’ll need to know some of the best restaurants for groups in Puerto Vallarta.
We’ll pair our dinner suggestions with the most popular nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta to make your night easy, because at PVNL Puerto Vallarta Nightlife, we make partying in Puerto Vallarta simple, fun and unforgettable.
Top Marina Puerto Vallarta Restaurants
These great Puerto Vallarta restaurants for group dining are all located within easy walking distance to Strana, Biblioteca and La Santa.
This place is literally a legendary icon on the Puerto Vallarta restaurant scene, with a trippy all-white décor that for sure is unlike anywhere you’ve ever eaten before and super Insta-worthy.
Get ready for some totally high-end Mexican service – this place doesn’t even hand you a menu, your server will bring over a huge menu board to your table with what’s being served that day and explain each menu item to you in full.
Expect international cuisine that is beautifully plated with a little Mexican twist and always fresh, local ingredients. The daily menu will always include plant-based choices for the veggies in your party, so everybody will be fed and happy.
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La Vaca Argentina
Another amazing Puerto Vallarta steakhouse, La Vaca Argentina is housed in the same building as Biblioteca and La Santa, so you don’t get more central than that! With indoor and terrace seating, they have a huge menu of massive cut, juicy prime steaks, seafood, pasta, Mexican and international dishes including, unsurprisingly, some traditional Argentinian dishes.
Perfect for a pre-game group dinner, especially for a Puerto Vallarta bachelor party packages, all the cocktails at La Vaca Argentina are always served 2×1 and they offer two separate private dining rooms to keep what happens in La Vaca at La Vaca.
Located right beside the famous Strana nightclub in Puerto Vallarta, La Madelena is a popular choice for the pretty people to grab dinner and drinks before heading to the club.
The dual centerpieces of the room are the huge floor to ceiling bar and the even bigger ultra-big screen TV which will screen important sports events but usually has arty videos to accompany the DJ’s soundtrack for the night.
Within the chic interior, a travelling bar cart will get you set up with a craft cocktail and the modern Mexican influenced menu is perfectly set off with a tableside made fresh salsa from their roaming “salsero” who will make something as spicy or mild as you request.
Porfirios is best described as a modern Mexican fiesta. The menu is a sophisticated twist on traditional Mexican dishes, with beautiful and whimsical plating, all offered at surprisingly affordable prices for a restaurant with such a sleek interior and top-notch service.
Cocktails are all 2×1 at Porfirios and they will start your meal with a small complimentary appetizer.
On Friday and Saturday nights, they have a mariachi band after 9pm that will play live accompaniment to video tracks – sort of a mariachi karaoke mash up – and make sure to let them know if you are celebrating a special event because the staff will do something special for you.
We have another PUERTO VALLARTA INSIDER TIP! Make sure to order dessert…. we’re not going to say anything more…. but get your phones ready and order dessert. It’s worth it.
Top Downtown Puerto Vallarta Restaurants
This Puerto Vallarta group dining restaurant suggestion is within easy walking distance to the famous Mandala Puerto Vallarta nightclub, Bar Morelos and La Vaquita.
With one of the best views in the city, Barcelona Tapas in Puerto Vallarta, is a favorite choice for dining out and is just four blocks away from all the Puerto Vallarta Malecon nightclubs.
Serving delicious Spanish-style tapas ideal for sharing, this is a great option for group dining, and they make a killer sangria to help get the night started.
With top floor dining room and a lower floor bar and lounge area – both offering amazing views across the Pacific Ocean of Banderas Bay – Barcelona Tapas also offers private event functions, so you can turn your group dinner into your own exclusive pre-party event.
One of the reasons Puerto Vallarta is a top choice for group vacations and the best Spring Break vacation destination in Mexico is not only the legendary nightlife, but the incredible culinary scene in our city.
From street food to fine-dining, Puerto Vallarta has it all and our PV Nightlife recommendations for group dining can be counted on for always providing the perfect start to any epic night out in the city.
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