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El Panorama

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689 Miramar | El Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico (Josefa Ortiz de Dominques & Matamoros)
+52 322 222 1818
17:00 - 23:00
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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

We have dined several times at El Panorama and the views are always spectacular. You must go here for sunset, it's magnificent. The food is very good and the service has always been quite friendly. A lovely and romantic dining experience.

2 Thank Jorge C
Decatur, Illinois
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107 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

The absolute best views in all of Vallarta. I had Lobster Pernot, and my date had sautéed shrimp. Both were cooked right at the table. It was the best lobster I have ever eaten in my life. All the people complaining about the climb should not have gone to eat there then. It is a total hike up the mountain... More 

4 Thank Beachman2142
Minneapolis, MN
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

El Panorama was highly recommended by our hotel. We were worried reading reviews from 2013 in October and November that the elevator was broken and the restaurant is 8 stories above street level. Sadly, we arrived at the end of December only to find that the elevator is still not working. I walk with a cane and some difficulty. One... More 

2 Thank wbeeman
Antioch, CA
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

The only problem was the elevator was broken and we had to climb 6 flights of stairs-good thing we hadn't brought our friend Susanne with us. The food was amazing, the service and the view were perfect. We sat at the table Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton had sat at. The camerones El Panorama were flamed at our table, the... More 

3 Thank debbilovewine
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

El Panorama restaurant has a wonderful view and the food was great. Some of the food is prepared at your table creating a unique atmosphere. Neat place, great find for a nite out.

2 Thank Mark V
Grecia, Costa Rica
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123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

We arrived at El Panorama in time to see the sunset, only to find out that the elevator was out and we had to climb 8 flights of stairs to get to the restaurant - there are no rails on part of the stairs causing one of our group to have issues. When we got to the restaurant we were... More 

2 Thank RedheadinCr
San Antonio, Texas
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

We visited this restaurant tonight and food was good..Shrimp Panorama very good--Chateau Briand for 2 good not excellent definitely pass on the escargot--we wanted oysters but they were out--view excellent. View is really best before sundown--after that really not much to see. Beware the elevator is out and restaurant is on 7th floor. We were told it had been out... More 

1 Thank debking811
Dana Point, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

This one of m first places to dine in PV its a landmark up high above the Malecon board walk in Puerto Vallarta the taxi ride up is like a ride at a amusement park fun ! The view is spectacular and its very old classy style of dining sun set is divine service good .

4 Thank sufi17
North Bergen, New Jersey
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

I've been dining at El Panorama each visit to Puerto Vallarta for about the last 6 vacations. The food, service, view and your host Pele, not to forget the chefs Chewy (the other chef, female, is excellent as well) all make your evening an unforgettable experience. The best garlic shrimp I've ever had anywhere and still the best all time... More 

4 Thank Weston D
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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204 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

This restaurant is located in one of the first high rises in Puerto Vallarta. It is bathed in elegance with an outstanding view. Prices are reasonable and the food is delicious and the service is superb. It is a romantic setting for a date with your special friend or wife or family as the view is magnificent.

Thank Dennis J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Seafood, International
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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 | El Centro, 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?