The 10 Best Brunch Places In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta
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Lauren Cocking

Scenic Puerto Vallarta is the holiday destination of choice for many North Americans and is the perfect place to visit if you want to relax and unwind. This makes it prime breeding ground for brunch spots, with offerings that range from cheap and cheerful to upmarket, champagne-filled affairs. Read on for our guide to Puerto Vallarta’s top brunch spots to kick back and relax.

Puerto Vallarta beach

1. La Palapa

Restaurant, Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan

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We begin our list with a location that Puerto Vallarta is famous for, the beach. La Palapa takes the relaxing brunch to another level, with efficient and personal service, which can all be enjoyed while feeling the sand between your toes. While not specifically offering a brunch menu, this family restaurant combines fresh, local ingredients with Asian and French elements, making for some undeniably unique and tasty brunch options at a reasonable price. The selling point here however, is the combination of such good food with such an amazing view.

2. Hacienda San Angel Gourmet

Hotel Restaurant, Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan

Blueberry pancakes
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Dine in Hacienda San Angel Gourmet, the restaurant of the hotel famous for hosting Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton during their tumultuous love affair, and see why guests continue to flock here year after year. Their seasonal Sunday brunch menu is truly exquisite, featuring stunningly well-put-together dishes which only complement the superb surroundings. Enjoy a beautiful view of the sea as you dine in this hacienda style restaurant, surrounded by ivy-covered stone walls, fountains, and an overall atmosphere of luxury. Take note that the brunch is by reservation only.

3. Fusion Gourmet

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian, Fusion

Fusion Gourmet doesn’t offer a specific brunch menu, but it does have an excellent if slightly limited breakfast menu that can be enjoyed all day. The restaurant is hidden away in a tranquil spot, and the surrounding area is quiet making dining here a peaceful experience in comparison to many places in Vallarta, and you can get your day off to a great start here before exploring other neighborhoods. Aside from the location, the service is attentive and the prices are extremely reasonable.

4. La Villita

Hotel Restaurant, Mexican

Brunch Option at Playa Detox
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For those looking to splash out on brunch and turn it into a truly decadent affair, La Villita, the restaurant located in the Sheraton Hotel, is the place to be. The weekly Sunday brunch not only includes live mariachi and marimba to put you in a real Mexican mood, but it also offers unlimited champagne. The food itself is a buffet, and includes a wide selection of eggs, salsas, and fruits among other things to choose from. The service is also incredible.

5. Playa Detox

Restaurant, Vegan, Mexican, Vegetarian

A meal at Playa Detox
Courtesy of Playa Detox
Avoid those boozy brunches and start your day off with a refreshing take on brunch at Playa Detox. The recently opened and locally owned vegan restaurant and juice bar focuses on cutting the acidity from our diets. The coconut ceviches, piled high on a crispy tostada, are a standout menu item and offer a fruity twist on the classic beach front favorite. Combine with a fresh cold press juice for a pleasingly healthy brunch. Handily located opposite a beautiful yoga studio, Playa Detox is a must-visit for those feeling the effects of holiday overindulgence.

6. Coco's Kitchen

Restaurant, Mexican, American, Contemporary

Eggs Benedict
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Coco’s Kitchen is not a restaurant that specifically offers a brunch menu but the breakfast menu here is delicious. Featuring an eclectic mix of options ranging from the standard eggs and pancakes to stuffed French toast and chile relleno omelettes, the menu is truly a treat which will get your day off to the right start. When you enter, you’ll be welcomed by Coco’s daughter and invited to take a seat in the lovely garden, which just adds to the relaxed and refreshing atmosphere of this familial brunch spot.

7. Fredy's Tucan

Another excellent option in Puerto Vallarta for a relaxing brunch where the breakfast dishes come highly recommended. Fredy’s Tucan offers all the classics, pancakes, chilaquiles, huevos al gusto, plus many more. As soon as you enter, attentive wait staff offer coffee and freshly baked breads and muffins, and the wait time for food is incredibly short for such a busy place. Be sure to take cash however, as they don’t accept cards.

Address & telephone number: Basilio Badillo 245, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, +52 322 223 0778

8. La Estancia

Boutique Hotel Restaurant, Boutique Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant

The breakfast buffet at this hotel restaurant is spectacular and offers all the juices under the sun. Try out the quesadillas, or if that strikes you as too Mexican, tuck into pancakes, waffles, or the perennial favorite, omelettes. This is a great spot if you’re not looking for anything too fancy, and instead want a reliable and affordable breakfast or brunch. Those who don’t relish the thought of a buffet can also order off the menu here, and the avocado-bacon omelette comes highly recommended.

Address & telephone number: Casa Magna Marriott, Paseo de la Marina Norte 435, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, +52 322 226 0000

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9. Mango's Beach Club

Enjoy brunch on the beach at Mango’s Beach Club. Located right on the malecón, this lovely spot has understandably spectacular views of the ocean and outdoor seating which allow you to really take it all in. Their Sunday brunch menu includes a welcome mimosa on arrival, a selection of chopped tropical fruits, recently baked bread, and the choice between chilaquiles, chicharrón, and the wonderful tortas ahogadas. This place, while still offering traditional Mexican dishes, offers many options you won’t find on other brunch menus, especially not with such fantastic views. Well worth a visit.

Address & telephone number: Uruguay 109, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, +52 322 222 0796

10. Kubli's Café Bistro

Bistro, Cafe, Restaurant, Coffee, Contemporary, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Fast Food

Perhaps one of the more modern, sleeker restaurants décor-wise on our list, Kubli’s Café Bistro is open all day. Stop by and take advantage of the breakfast or lunch menu, as the food here is delicious. We recommend trying the eggs Benedict and eating outside on the quaint patio. The coffee here is absolutely delightful too, so if you’ve had a heavy night perhaps avoid the hair-of-the-dog, champagne-serving spots and head to Kubli’s instead for a pick-me-up cuppa.

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