Where to eat Latin food in Boca de Tomatlan: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 1, 2019 Flossie Demartino

Find out what Latin restaurants to try in Boca de Tomatlan including Mike's Beach Club, El Jacalito, Mi Ranchito, Los Conos Restaurant Bar, Mike's Beach Club, Hacienda de Oro, Maria Baja, Tuna Azul, El Dorado Restaurant, Martini en Fuego Grill Bar
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10. Martini en Fuego Grill Bar

Francisco Madero 260 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta Mexico Mexican, Latin, Seafood Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music +52 322 228 0088 https://www.facebook.com/MartinienFuego/
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5 based on 593 reviews

Martini en Fuego Grill Bar

Reviewed By Paulina A

We read the reviews and took them with a grain of salt. We made reservations to go and see for ourselves with a group of friends and we were blown away. The service is exceptional. The owner is the chef and believe me when I say we had the best clams clans and muscles we have ever had!!! We also live in San Francisco were great food is all around. The lobster and fish were great too. I would highly recommend. If you want to experience great food worth every peso go to Martini en Fuego. Be aware though that it is a cash only place. We did have to make a quick run to the ATM.

9. El Dorado Restaurant

Pulpito 102 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico Mexican, Latin, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, [email protected] +52 1 322 223 5568 http://www.eldoradopvr.com
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4 based on 755 reviews

El Dorado Restaurant

Reviewed By drp0well

Three out of six ordered the special surf and turf. Meals were delicious, service was great until we recieved the bill. The restaurant had charged each person who ordered surf and turf for two separate meals. We were charge $25 for six piece of shrimp and $25 for a 6 oz. Steak. When I brought this to the waiters attention all he could say was that the restaurant charges for two separate meals. This was of course after the fact. We had expected a $60-$70 meal for my wife and I and ended up paying $136. Yup, that's right, twice the amount. If eating at this restaurant beware and ask prices for everything up front. The restaurant did not correct the issues and we were left being scammed.Hello, Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. We are completely appalled to hear this happened at El Dorado. When we offer a special we always say the price upfront and never charge two meals for one. Please know that this is not usual practice at our restaurant and we will do everything in our power to find out what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again. If you could please help us by giving us more details on your dinner to identify your bill and therefore your waiter. What day did you visit? Did you have a reservation? What name was it under? Did you sit on the beach or inside? I deeply apologize for this incident. We would love to make it up to you. Please feel free to send us an email at [email protected],Sofia Boettner

8. Tuna Azul

Francisca Rodriguez 155, altos Calle del Muelle de Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico Mexican, Latin, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected] +52 322 178 0657 https://www.facebook.com/azultuna/
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4 based on 382 reviews

Tuna Azul

Reviewed By George D

Certainly recommend that you visit this authentic and delicious restaurant while in PV. The service is quick yet thorough. The food very very good. All prepared with local seafood. I had three different tortas. My favorite had ahi Tuna with toasted sesame seeds, spectacular. You will only find this there. The owner/manager visits each table to ensure you are happy and satisfied. We will certainly be back there. We were brought there by friends who live there and love it also.

7. Maria Baja

Carretera Mismaloya 496 Between Pemex and Kiosko, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Street Food Lunch Takeout, Seating, Table Service [email protected] +52 322 238 5453 https://www.facebook.com/mariabajapv/
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5 based on 129 reviews

Maria Baja

Small, family owned seafood "tostaderia" on the way to some of PV's most beautiful and exclusive beaches. Delicious Pacific Coast cooking with the freshest ingredients in the bay, and the friendliest staff you will find. We advise trying everything on the

Reviewed By NorthVan_dan

The food here is exceptional! Try the jicama baja shrimp (camaron) tacos. Instead of using a tortilla, the tacos are built on thinly sliced jicama. The shrimp are lightly battered and presented on the jicama "tortilla" with cilantro, finely chopped peppers and tomatoes. Served with your choice of 8 home made salsas (including tamarind, passion fruit, nut, pineapple and the usually fiery mouth burners). I cannot imagine anything more refreshing on a hot day!This is more of a lunch establishment - they close at 6 pm. There is no alcohol but they have a delicious agua fresca with lime, cucumber, pineapple and chia seeds. (I think you can buy beer at the Kiosko store next door and bring your own).There are not many seats here - a small area inside and a few tables outside. No A/C. It is on the highway - not a romantic or scenic destination - but so good!The servers and family running the restaurant are very nice. They also run a high end restaurant up the mountain (I think called El Panorama).Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and hope we will see you again :) And just for reference, our other restaurant is called El Palomar de los Gonzalez, we hope you might visit it one day too.

6. Hacienda de Oro

Carretera Puerto Vallarta a Barra de Navidad Km. 24 Las Juntas y los Veranos Cabo Corrientes Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 48447 Mexico Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Canadian Lunch, Breakfast Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Table Service [email protected] 011 52 322 223-6182 http://www.vallartabotanicalgardensac.org
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5 based on 41 reviews

Hacienda de Oro

Reviewed By watravelinggal

We visited the gardens yesterday. We stopped for lunch.I totally agree with the other reviews. Everything was excellent: service, location, view, food tastes, food quantity, presentations, and price. We started our meal with the complimentary, non alcoholic "Lady Gaga" drink!!! A fun start to the meal. We ordered the rustic avocado salad and the grilled shrimp and bacon pizza. We were also provided with cucumbers spears.We did not finish the food, tho we tried! It was so good. We brought home 1/2 of it to complete another time or two.Julio was our server. I cannot over state his excellence.Non intrusive but always on point, gracious, kind.The views are lush and green with hummers flying about. There is greenery everywhere and a cooling breeze.Oh, my husband had the coffee. I tasted it. It was good enough that I bought a package of it to take home. It is locally sourced and organic.This was a super experience within the lovely garden complex. If the restaurant was a bit closer to PV we would go repeatedly.

5. Mike's Beach Club

Las Animas, s/n Next to the Pier, at Las Animas, Cabo Corrientes 48440 Mexico Grill, Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +52 322 221 1979 http://www.facebook.com/mikesbeachclublasanimas
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4 based on 30 reviews

Mike's Beach Club

Mike's Beach Club at Las Ánimas. Restaurant and Beach Club. Mexican food, beach games, chill out area...

Reviewed By Shaunette N

We landed here on a snorkeling tour. We were part of a work group who thought they were only going snorkeling only to find we were snorkeling, then going to an Adventure park for some climbing and zip-lining (next to Mike's), then a nice lunch at Mike's. It was buffet style for our group, which was good. But the best part? Were the home-made corn tortillas made right there and cooked on a hot pizza stone over a fire. Nice spot seemed only accessible by boat.

4. Los Conos Restaurant Bar

Playa Las Animas, Puerto Vallarta 48348 Mexico Latin, Seafood, Mexican Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Reservations, Full Bar, Beach [email protected] +52 322 138 0964 https://www.facebook.com/losconosrestaurant/
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4 based on 107 reviews

Los Conos Restaurant Bar

Reviewed By kb887

Great little restaurant in Las animas beach directed to us by our private water taxi in Boca. Food was wonderful and service was great and provided drinks on the beach for us afterwards. Not impressed with their inattention to detail in informing us they add 15 percent tip to their bill automatically. We were given a verbal amount of what we owed and then proceeded to tip an average of 15-20 percent. As we left and started the calculation we knew they had received a greater that 35 percent tip. We went back the waiter had no answer so we received another dozen beer as compensation. Be careful. Otherwise great food. Less expensive down the beach if you stop directly off the dock. We will still go back but better educated as it was a very relaxing afternoon.

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3. Mi Ranchito

Beachfront/Riverside, At the End of the Street by the River South of Puerto Vallarta, Boca de Tomatlan Mexico Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Spanish Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Table Service, Beach [email protected] +52 322 107 6731 http://www.facebook.com/MiRanchitoBocaDeTomatlan
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4 based on 55 reviews

Mi Ranchito

Come experience the most beautiful area that Vallarta has to offer. Relax in one of our lounge chairs in front of the beach or river and let us take care of the rest! If you are looking to experience real Mexico in a beautiful, safe and relaxed environmen

Reviewed By MikeLondonSE

15/5Once again we were here, thirteen months after our last evening meal visit (19/3/18 and review published 20/3/18).This time there was no Canadian woman serving as technically it was (just) off season, albeit still quite busy for late lunch on a Thursday, with North American tourists (and us) included amongst the Mexican tourists.We were assailed by a waiter as we got close so I assured him that we would be eating there. Luckily our favourite table on the beach by the pier was free at 12:43 and we grabbed it, the waiter rearranging the chairs under the parasol out of the sun. We sat down and were presented with the menus. First off were the drinks....two Micheladas (45) and a Negra Modelo (35).The prices on the menu had obviously gone up over a year (as they all have) but this is a special place and our 'regular'. It is also good value! I referred to my TA review iOS 'notes to find we awarded it 5/5 in March 2018.The drinks came quickly as well as the bowl of tortilla chips and bowls of halved tiny limes, finely chopped tomato salad and spicy tomato sauce. At 1pm we were toasting to the sea and a good meal ahead.The menu had the usual options and of course we stuck to sea food. My friend a fried red snapper with Garlic (160), our friend a Shrimp Burrita (200). I asked what the fish was for the Fish Sarandeado (330 a kilo) and it was also red snapper.The waiter introduced himself as Cairo and said he would bring a fish for me to see.Sure enough he came with a huge red snapper and said it was 1.2kg so around 390 pesos (£16) and caught this morning. Its eyes were brilliant and I said yes rather hastily. I was on the phone to a friend on San Francisco so was distracted! He said it would take half an hour but we were in no hurry.Off he went. We discussed the fact that it would feed all three of us so my friend's own red snapper could be cancelled. I rushed to the back kitchen to explain, cancel or ask for a smaller fish and take a photo of that glorious specimen! Cairo explained it was the only one he had and my friend's was already being fried. He was setting up the BBQ from scratch so I thought half an hour was optimistic. I took some pics of the fish.I returned to the table and my friend says he was obviously a salesman getting shot of a large (albeit fresh) fish to a gullible punter who was glad to be back again. He was also worried that the cook might cut a fillet off and serve it as the main dish for our friend (that has happened elsewhere where an obvious slice was taken out of the large whole fish I had ordered).At 1:30 my friends meals arrived. Mine was obviously going to take longer but my friend's Burrita was very large and tasty accompanied by a small salad.At 1:45 our friend's Red Snapper arrived and it was big whole fish (not a fillet as feared) with a salad and a scoop of rice and a dollop of refried beans. I could quite happily have ordered that as that is what I originally expected. I was still not sure just how much the fish would actually cost as it was estimated at at 2.5 times the cost.My friends tucked in and were very impressed with each dish. I was beginning to wonder if either of them could help me eat and finish my fish.At 1:56 my fish arrived on a metal tray lined with aluminium foil, butterflied and surrounded by big portions of salad and fruit with big bowls of beans and rice. On top of that huge meal for me the basket of tortillas was presented. I had taken my Michelaand tortilla chips very slowly so as not to lose my appetite; just as well I did!My friends were well into their generous meal so I concentrated on the fish. It was delicious with huge chunks of flesh able to be 'carved' off. This time we had knives and forks (in San Blas they do not use knives) and after ten minutes it became a bit overwhelming. Luckily my friend had finished his burrito and still had an appetite to help me out, although really forcing himself. My fish friend was very happy with what he had and could not assist me. After a while the task became rather onerous. This fish could have easily fed us all. if I had ordered it first and seen what was on offer then we would have concentrated on that only (as we did many years ago somewhere else). Eventually the fish was consumed, including the fiddly bits. By then I needed a beer to help it down as the sauce was very rich and overpowering. As my small plate filled with bones the waiter offered to replace it (standard practice as the small table could not accommodate large plates as there was too much food and accompaniments on it).When the fish was reduced to bones, fins, a tail and most of the head left I started (at 2:30) and finished the substantial garnish of fruit and salad. I could only manage a bit of the rice and could not face the beans (or their repercussions!). I had a few tortillas, chips with sauce and another beer. I was very full and as usual left my plate clan (save a bit of rice and all the beans, rare for me).A passing woman selling flans approached us with her delights and (albeit quite full) I bought a slice of nut pie (30) which we all shared. It was a delicious pecan pie (geared to North Americans no doubt) and rounded off the meal nicely. The waiter actually supplied us with tree plates and forks especially as this must be a deal they do as the restaurant does not offer deserts. I remember we did the same a previous year.Time for a dip! My friends changed in the (basic but as clean as any beach toilet can be) toilet. I was prepared already wearing my trunks under my trousers. Nobody batted an eyelid as I disrobed and walked into the slightly swelling water. The tables were cleared of all the dirty plates but the waiter was happy to leave the chips, sauces and bowls of beans and rice. He never hurried us off that table and our swims and walks were prolonged, although we did order another round of beers and Micheladas! He saw us coming but we were happy to be entertained by him. There were two or three other waiters too serving other groups, one couple I chatted to also had a lovely meal, drinks, swim, walkabout and more drinks.We had pride of place on the beach, other diners came and went whilst we enjoyed 4.5 hours at our table. We met the owner Juana, who remembered my friends from last year (but not me - no points knocked off though!). She obviously had employed a good salesman and we talked about the Canadian woman who had served us last year although Juana could not remember her. I think the Canadian helped out for being fed whilst staying there long term.We were expecting quite a big bill, not having actually had an actual costing for The Fish! Eventually we just had to leave this paradise and have a long walk around the bay and sit down on the beach to work it off! At 5:05 we ordered the bill and it arrived handwritten and an accurate 1105. The waiter had automatically added (an American size) tip of 15% to make it 1270pesos (£52) but we were not going to complain at that as we had had over four hours of eating, drinking, lounging, walking and swimming. We paid in cash, leaving no more than that as we still felt we had been oversold The Fish although £/kg it was a better deal than the standard fried fish my friend had. Last year our bill for a regular meal (no Big Fish) was 630 and they adde a 9% service charge automatically, so that has gone up! The atmosphere and people/activity watching was the same, although we got our feet wet with the occasional big wave!We left happy, as they were too, having shifted That Fish and sold quite a few beers and Micheladas! We bad farewell to the Juana, Cairo and even the kitchen staff who are often forgotten, working in intense heat.At some point I looked up the wifi as my 4G SIM had expired. Cairo said that there was no wifi as they have no signal, otherwise I would have looked up my previous TA menu postings (which I delete from my phone after posting). We had a good time again though, obviously, hence our returning to tat one table spot! We have not even ventured next door. You can obviously eat cheaper off the beach but this place is just fab. I think if you tried to have a swim mid meal on any of the posh or not so posh beach restaurants on the PV beach strip you may get some looks, comments or requests from management!BTW - This time we did not get our feet wet as we were eating! Next time......?

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2. El Jacalito

Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Mismaloya 48294 Mexico Mexican, Latin, Seafood Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Jazz Bar 228-0450 https://www.facebook.com/jacalitomismaloya/
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4 based on 166 reviews

El Jacalito

Reviewed By Melanie G

We ended up dining at El Jacalito twice during our stay in Mismaloya simply because our experience during our first visit was so wonderful. Unlike dishes here at home, it was the main item that filled the plate, not the sides. My husband counted 18 jumbo shrimp on his plate! Ingredients are fresh (including in the drinks) which makes so much difference, the service was friendly and we were very comfortable in the open air dining room. Muey bien!

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1. Mike's Beach Club

Las Animas, s/n Next to the Pier, at Las Animas, Cabo Corrientes 48440 Mexico Grill, Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +52 322 221 1979 http://www.facebook.com/mikesbeachclublasanimas
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4 based on 30 reviews

Mike's Beach Club

Mike's Beach Club at Las Ánimas. Restaurant and Beach Club. Mexican food, beach games, chill out area...

Reviewed By Shaunette N

We landed here on a snorkeling tour. We were part of a work group who thought they were only going snorkeling only to find we were snorkeling, then going to an Adventure park for some climbing and zip-lining (next to Mike's), then a nice lunch at Mike's. It was buffet style for our group, which was good. But the best part? Were the home-made corn tortillas made right there and cooked on a hot pizza stone over a fire. Nice spot seemed only accessible by boat.

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