Our 7 Favorite Breakfast Spots in Puerto Vallarta

We don’t mean to nag but…we all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Agreed? But seriously, how many of us overlook this, opting for a quick bite before we shuttle about our day. Here in Puerto Vallarta, with so many amazing breakfast options, there is not excuse to skip breakfast. So put away the excuses and take out the fork and knife.

Here are our favorite breakfast spots, ranging from cute, local neighborhood coffee shops to more formal restaurants.

Coco’s KitchenPulpito 122, Old Town.  Set in a gorgeous, lush garden, Coco’s Kitchen is a long-time Vallarta staple and for good reason. With a perfectly crafted breakfast/brunch menu, Coco’s delights with an exquisite chile relleno omelet, decadent churro pancakes and savory huevos rancheros.  Go crazy, wash down this deliciousness with one of their great mimosas.

Savory omelettes at Coco's Kitchen.

Savory omelettes at Coco’s Kitchen.

La PalapaPulpito 105-3, Old Town. La Palapa is one of the oldest restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. Once you step inside, it is easy to understand its longevity. Warm and inviting yet majestic in its allure, La Palapa sits on one of the most enviable beaches in Puerto Vallarta – Los Muertos Beach.  You will fawn for days over La Palapa’s soft shell crab eggs Benedict with a chipotle hollandaise and the green or red chilaquiles topped with Oaxaca cheese. Provecho!

Fredy’s TucanBasilio Badillo 245, Old Town.  All you need to know is that during high season, you will find a good amount of people milling around outside of this Vallarta institution.  What is the draw?  To start out with, variety.  Fredy’s Tucan offer more than 70 dishes – literally something for everyone. For a traditional Mexican breakfast, try their “campesino” –  arrachera accompanied with chilaquiles and beans.  Breakfast of champions!


Enchanting view at Hacienda San Angel

Hacienda San Angel Miramar 336, Centro.  With one of the most awe-inspiring views in the city, Hacienda San Angel takes Sunday Brunch to a new level – literally and figuratively.  Perched above the city’s central church, Hacienda San Angel offers up an incredible brunch complete with prime rib, shrimp cocktail, made-to-order omelets, waffles and crepes, a wide array of salads, cheeses, desserts and lots more. A strolling violinist and the stunning view set the stage for an unforgettable Sunday in beautiful Puerto Vallarta.

A Page in the SunLazaro Cardenas 179, Old Town.  More than twenty years ago, two sisters, Gaby and Lindsey opened a small coffee shop, armed with a dream and their love of books.  A single rotating bookshelf and a tiny space, morphed into a much larger space lined with books and one of Vallarta’s favorite meeting spots. A Page in the Sun’s delicious organic coffee is grown in the Sierra Madre mountains and roasted by them into four varieties to enjoy along with great breakfast sandwiches and bagels!

Fall in love with Page in the Sun’s organic coffee!

Mi CaféFrancisco I. Madero 505, Old Town.  Tucked away in a cute neighborhood, Mi Café is a hidden gem.  A friendly, bilingual staff warmly welcome you to this cozy and comfortable café.  The great service sets the table for a memorable breakfast.  Make sure to try the French toast and the avocado omelet.  ¡Que rico!

Summer Blues in Puerto Vallarta

The summer in Puerto Vallarta has us moving slower, trying to duck rain showers and running into the OXXO just for their free AC. Anticipating what is traditionally the slowest month of the year, some business shutter their doors for the month of “Septi-hambre”. However, the savviest of locals understand that braving the summer has its benefits, namely crazy, great deals.  Restaurants looking to fill their seats offer up great discounts and promotions in the summer months. Some are just for the summer and some are year-round. Among our favorites are:

    • Nicksan, in Nuevo Vallarta, with its exquisitely fresh fish, offers sushi-lovers a deal year-round from 2 to 5 daily.  During these hours, for $250 pesos, you get a chef’s choice 5-course meal with cocktails while you are being served. It is AMAZING!
    • Just upstairs from Nicksan at the Marival Residences, Insu boasts an incredible Sky Lounge with enviable ocean views.  They also offer up three tapas and three glasses of wine or beer for $250 pesos. With the gorgeous backdrop of the Bay of Banderas, you will be floored by their delectable global tapas.
    • Los Muertos Brewing Company, the city’s favorite watering hole, offers up ladies ½ off wine bottles and ½ off appetizers on Thursdays.
    • Joe Jack’s Fish Shack, on Basilio Badillo, extends its 2 x 1 mojito special to 7pm daily and all day on Saturday and a special price for burgers on Wednesday.
    • The legendary River Cafe is a serene location along the river in the middle of the city. This summer, The River Cafe presents a 3-course meal for a hard-to-beat $295 pesos.
    • Omaggio, also at the Marival Residences, has a to-die-for Sunday Brunch for just $200 pesos.  This price includes national cocktails.
    • Feeling adventurous? Vallarta Adventures has great specials this summer!
    • Of course, there’s our own Vallarta Food Tour coupon code of 10% off for the summer on all tours. Take the Evening Taco Tour and cool off with a cold Pacífico. Just type in “summerblues” to get your much-deserved discount and get out of the summer blues!

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