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Chez Elena

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Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 222 0161
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

(After all, that's what everyone else does.) First, let's get the margaritas out of the way. If you enjoy margaritas, by all means sample one at El Nido, the bar above Chez Elena. Come for sunset, order a margarita (or a half-size, if you must), and simply enjoy. The rooftop breeze, delicious margaritas, hurried yet super-friendly staff, and amiable company... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had Thanksgiving Dinner at Chez Elena and it couldn't have been better. The food was perfect, the cost was just right, the ambience was great and of course the views. I also looked at the regular menu and was very impressed with the normal selection. We will definitely be returning to sample some of their other fare. Loved... More 

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Victoria, BC Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious meal high above PV!! a group of us met up for margaritas on the roof top deck and then had a superb dinner! Highly recommend the pork shank osso buco - best ever!!

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Kirkland, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

May 31, 2016 My wife and i tried this for dinner. Gate was chained and padlocked. No sign. We were lucky to catch our cab driver before he got away.

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Chicago
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is a favorite spot of my parents. The food is traditional Mexican. It seems to attract an older crowd but nothing wrong with that. On Tuesdays they have done a 2 for 1 dinner special. After dinner a lot of people take their drinks and walk up to the rooftop deck and watch the sunset.

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Bellevue, Washington
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

It was a pleasure having drinks on the roof-top terrace of the traditional PV style hotel Los Cuatro Vientos and dinner in its restaurant Chez Elena. This restaurant is a hidden gem with reasonable prices and view of the entire bay. Photos ops next to the crowned church steeple are no-charge! The hotel and restaurant have been around for decades... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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155 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Four of us went on a Friday night for dinner at 7:00pm. It was during Semana Pasqua and I was worried that the place would be packed. Not so. For the first half hour we were the only diners. I ordered my favorite dish on the menu, Conchita Pibli, and enjoyed it very much. It was served with beans, rice... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Two for one dinners on Tuesdays ysually draw a crowd, as does the entertainment, Jorge Acosta. The view from the roof top is spectacular iff you can manage the many flights of stairs. The restaurant is in a verdant garden only one flight up. The chicken mole was uninspired. My husband rated his cochiniti pibal good.

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Toronto
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We have enjoyed drinks and dinner at this lovely spot over our last few trips to PV. The service is excellent, the margaritas refreshing and the musician wonderful. The menu is limited but offers a variety of tasty alternatives. The garden is a great location for conversation and dining.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

When in PV, one must eat at Chez Elena! It's tucked away in a neighborhood, up a couple flights of stairs, but you will not be disappointed! Everyone was very friendly and the food was excellent! Some of us in our group had steak, some had shrimp and some had an awesome Ossobucco!!! We had a great time with cocktails... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 0161

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