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Gilmar Restaurant and Bar

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Calle Francisco i. Madero 418, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 153 2901
08:00 - 23:00
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Calgary, Ab., Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

This year, finally made it to Gilmar Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta and so sorry I had not made time for it in previous years. Benjamin and his family are fabulous hosts and the food, presentation, and atmosphere are absolutely the best. There were 5 of us in the group and everyone ordered a different menu item.. and ALL, to a... More 

2 Thank Barb B
Surrey, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

The salsa made how you like it right at your table was great and the coconut shrimp was amazing! Can't wait to go again and try more of their food

Thank Craig D
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We have been going to Gilmar's for the past 10 years. It is always very good and Benjamin the owner is always pleasant and helpful with menu suggestions. The salsa which he makes table side with roasted tomatoes and the right amount of hot peppers depending upon your preference is fantastic. Try the shrimp or chicken molcajete what a great... More 

2 Thank Maurice B
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

I have been to Gilmar for the last several years and it has always been delicious. We were surprised last night to see only one occupied table. Our meal began with their tradional warm salsa made tableside. Our entrees were absolutely delicious. 2 orders of garlic shrimp and one cilantro shrimp. Each dish was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The food... More 

1 Thank loofahcat
Michigan, USA
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015

My husband and I had walked by this little restaurant a number of times. It is not the fanciest place by far, but it is clean and the staff is most friendly and helpful. The food is what sets this place apart from other restaurants. It is absolutely marvelous! The complimentary salsa is made at your table in a molcajete... More 

1 Thank Judy79
Saratoga Springs, New York
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191 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Have been going there now every year for over 4 years, have never been disappointed, cute Mexican place a few blocks back into the neighborhoods, off the beaten path. It was a great find years ago and this year again, went twice this year. First time had the stuffed steak which was delicious and then the second time had the... More 

1 Thank Jim S
Sausalito, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We had a very good meal last night at Gilmar. We had forgotten about this pace because it is on a street we don't have an occasion to walk down. The food is good and the salsa is fantastic! They make it at your table and used charred tomatoes which add a wonderful flavor. I had the special of shrimp... More 

Thank lindaMenloPark
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

The salsa at this place is prepared at your table. There are some interesting drinks and all the food is great. The Molcajetes are the literally the best in town. Non pretentious nice place to eat centrally located

Thank Ignacio C
Willard, Ohio
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

We celebrate my birthday at Gilmar's every November. They make the most amazing salsa right at your table. You can tell them how spicy to make it and it is delicious. The meals that we have ordered have always been top quality and very tasty. The same personnel have been there every year for the past 10 years, they also... More 

Thank Whipper226
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2014

We had dinner at the Gilmar just a few days ago and both myself and my brother left very satisfied in every aspect with our dining experience. Our waiter Dave was very friendly and made us a very good salsa right at our table. the carne asada was great and so was the price, a bit off the beaten track... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Francisco i. Madero 418, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 153 2901

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