Favorite Vallarta Restaurants for Beating the Heat

Our lush summer season comes with higher temperatures and humidity, inspiring many of our residents and visitors to look for a temporary retreat in an air-conditioned climate to refresh. Here are a few of our favorite summer restaurants in Puerto Vallarta with AC, for a delicious dinner out in a cool environment.

Marina Vallarta

Sleek Tintoque and Sonora Grill Prime are favorites for fine dining and climate control. Slide up for a drink at the beautiful bar at Tintoque and or settle in for one of their famous multi-course tasting menus or enjoy some of the best steaks in Puerto Vallarta and make use of their supervised childcare service while dining.

Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone

ICU Restaurant is a cool little hideaway serving some of the best haute Mexican cuisine and mixology in Puerto Vallarta or go across the street to Porfirio’s and enjoy live mariachi on the weekends. La Leche and La Vaca Argentina are also excellent higher-end options for a cool night out in this Puerto Vallarta neighborhood popular foreign buyers and visitors.


Natureza is a popular option, particularly for lunch, for healthy options and a refreshing dose of cool comfort. For Asian cuisine, try popular Yeo Sushi on Avenida Fluvial or the charming Bonito Kitchen located in Los Tules.

Downtown Puerto Vallarta

Siam Cocina Thai has delicious Thai and Asian fusion cuisine in a cool, lovely room on Francisco Madera or go half a block up the street to try Bravos, another local’s favorite for traditional international cuisine. And just one block from our office, you will find Azafrán offering a new modern Mediterranean cuisine concept.

These are just a few suggestions from our Puerto Vallarta real estate agents and local area experts for great summer dining, but with so many excellent restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, there are a great many more to choose from. Let us know your favorites in the comments below.

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