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Chez Elena

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Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 222 0161
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White Lake, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always get their margraitas on the rocks. Our friends got the mango margarita and loved them. My husband ordered their "Mexican Platter", he said it was the best in town! They did an awesome flaming banana dessert.

Thank amicusjw
Cortez, Colorado
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196 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After twice enjoying the sunset views and delicious appetizers on the rooftop veranda, we loved Chez Elena's two for one dinner...Martin recommended the Cordon Blue and Argentine malbec....service was exceptional and historic venue a treat. Prices reasonable even without the special....vegetables delicious with lovely presentation. Be sure to reserve a table, very popular with ex-pats.

Thank Gail L
London, Canada
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is the oldest continuously running restaurant in the city (over 45 years)!! One can go to the rooftop for a drink and watch the sun set. You have a wonderful view of Banderas Bay and the Cathedral. The rooftop was packed the night we were there. You need to be able to climb 4 flights of stairs!! We... More 

Thank Ellen H
Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As one of the oldest continually operating restaurants up the hill in old PV Chex Elena nestled in the comfortable surroundings of Cuatro Vientos (Four Winds) Hotel and featuring el nido cocktail area with views of the cathedral and sunsets. This has charmed me for over 30 years with its food and welcoming host Gloria Whiting an American expatriate.

Thank gemdesertdog
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I and 2 friends visited Chez Elena for dinner. Our friends had been there previously and wanted us eat there. Go early and climb to the top to get a spectacular view of PV, the ocean and the sunset. Have a drink on the terrace there. Been to many restaurants in PV and this is the best... More 

Thank john4004
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed drinks on the upper terrace while watching the sun set. What an amazing view of the ocean and the town! The food was amazing. My husband really enjoyed the cordon blue and I had the best shrimp I have ever had on vacation! The atmosphere is so charming and the service was great! Would highly recommend this for... More 

Thank Lisa B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice dinner, reasonably priced. Great service. Mexican seafood cuisine - tasty in a hotel restaurant. Up the street from the Cathedral de Guadelupe.

Thank Alan L
Morrison, Colorado
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

An iconic local establishment that serves a good meal and offers great sunsets from it's rooftop terrace. There were many ex-pats that have been frequenting this venue for years. A nice quiet dining choice with excellent Mole and the Mexicano Plato was huge!!

1 Thank Victoria80465
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Had heard about Chez Elena for a very long time, so made it a point to go for dinner with gisiting friends. Disappointed. We went there 20 minutes earlier than the time reserved, so decided to go to the bar upstairs. The host at the restaurant warned us to come back quickly as they were very busy being 2-1 day... More 

1 Thank AlkToronto
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I find it most despicable when restaurant owners do not respond to reservation requests, as is the case with Chez Elena. We have heard so much about this restaurant, we wanted to enjoy a group dinner, but after a couple of attempts of sending an email to the address given for reservations without a response, we feel it is not... More 

2 Thank shelyjenkins

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 0161

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?