Above: Mural covering the exterior of Café des Artistes restaurant, Puerto Vallarta - ANDREW HARPER EDITOR

Puerto Vallarta doesn’t have the deep culinary traditions that places such as Puebla and Oaxaca famously draw on, but it does have access to impeccably fresh seafood and an increasingly lengthy roster of creative chefs. The city’s list of notable restaurants keeps expanding; we didn’t have time to try even half of the places that looked appealing. In addition to the three options below, I would have loved to review D’ Cortés, La Fina Cocina de Barrio, Icú, La Leche and Makal, for example. At all of these options, advance reservations are strongly recommended or required.

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