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El Panorama

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689 Miramar | Downtown center, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico (Josefa Ortiz de Dominques & Matamoros)
+52 322 222 1818
17:00 - 23:00
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Montgomery, Texas
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We were told this restaurant was a must to visit before we went back to the USA, so our last night we did. It was a late dinner and we are happy we went. We had the corner table overlooking the cute. All our meals except the French onion soup was cooked table side. The service was superb, maybe had... More 

Thank Stinalr
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My Family and I visited El Panorama for my sister's birthday during our family vacation in Puerto Vallarta. This fine dining restaurant is situated in the romantic old town high in the mountain. When we arrived our server took our drink order and told us he would bring them upstairs. We climbed the few flights of stairs and had the... More 

Thank KristinLuise
Waterford, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We took our first family vacation to Mexico, was referred to this restaurant from a friend who had been there. The view from the top deck was beautiful and panoramic. People were so very polite, and were always on top of your needs. Food was prepared beautifully and tasted even better. Photographer was there to take our picture, and was... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have been here a couple of times and have enjoyed our experience. The food is above average as well as the service. Come here for the views!

Thank Bryan O
british columbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This restaurant offers you a fine dining experience. Romantic setting in old town with steep street high up so you can enjoy the breath taking view of Banderas Bay, watch the sunset and enjoy the lights of the city. Great food and great view.

Thank pelicanosforme
Antioch, Illinois
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I agree with the other reviewers; the view here is great. But the bad service cancelled out the view, and our friends, who have come here for years when down in PV, won't be back. It took over 3 hours for dinner and while we had several waiters/helpers for our large table, it seemed no one knew what to do.... More 

Thank Jim M
BADP, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Panorama, responded to this review

Dear Jim, Thank you very much for your comments. First of all I wiould like to apologize to you and your friends for the very poor service. I do not know what exactly happened the night you were here but I would like to get to the bottom of it. Can you please send to me the date in February... More 

North East, Maryland
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Yellow-fin Tuna in a special house sauce was the best I have ever had. Yes and the chef would not tell you how to make the sauce as it is a house secret. What a treat with steamed veggies. One of the best views of the town as this restaurant is on top of the Hotel in the center of... More 

Thank Colonel50
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This quaint little boutique hotel offers a wonderful restaurant and amazing view. A few menu items are prepared at your table. You must catch the sunset...........wonderful!!!

Thank KrisMacCanada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner at El Panorama after we found out vista view had closed. The view is not quite as good as Vista View was, but, still was very scenic. The drive there is rather unique. The broken cobble stone, and only a single, lane enough for one car. The elevator was working, only 4 people at a time. Service was... More 

Thank DVAWisconsin
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We will never be back!! The service was terrible!! We waited for two hours and left.. the people next to us also left!! They don't plan very well especially when you make reservations and then have to wait and wait and wait! Just don't eat there!! Have a drink and leave. the only good part was the view! this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 35
Mexican, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 689 Miramar | Downtown center, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
    (Josefa Ortiz de Dominques & Matamoros)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 1818
Our establishment opened its doors in 1973 and has maintained its reputation as one of the premier restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. Our view is unrivaled in Vallarta as we are located on top of Hotel Suites La Siesta on a hillside 4 blocks from the beach and boardwalk (malecon) in the very heart of El Centro. We have two rooftop terraces and two indoor salons that have commanding views of the entire Bay of Banderas and city with its array of red tiled rooftop. Our menu is international and features flambe cooking right at your table as well as our unique caesar salad, desserts and flamming coffees. Our restaurant is rich in history and tradition and should be part of what all tourists are looking for: good food, service and that special ambiance.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?