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Chez Elena

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Matamoros 520, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 222 0161
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Hanoi
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a rooftop sunset view over all of central Puerto Vallarta while sipping the best Margarita in PV, come to Chez Elena! From the 1980s, I began to come here whenever in PV, and even celebrated some winter holidays in past, when they used to have the entire bar and restaurant on the roof (El Nido -... More 

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San Juan Cosala, Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently, I went home to Puerto Vallarta and dined with an old friend. She suggested Chez Elena. We watched sunset at El Nido (the on site rooftop panorama and bar), then we went down to the restaurant and had wonderful plateful of garlic shrimp, with spanish guitar music. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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Burlington
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were at Chez Elena for New Years Eve celebrations. A quiter location away from the crowds, excellent food, lovely ambiance and delightful host. There was a great 3-piece Mexican band, who played during dinner and after dinner moved to the roof top terrace that offers a 180 degree view of the bay, perfect for a nightcap and to watch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited Chez Elena several times, especially for New Years Eve celebrations. Delicious food, great music/musicians, lovely ambiance and delightful host. There is a spectacular roof top terrace with a 180 degree view of the bay which is a great vantage point to watch the fireworks! Both of us enjoyed the steak and shrimp. The steak was grilled perfectly to... More 

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St. Albert
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Year's Eve dinner was grossly overpriced even by New Year's standards. Minimal portions, and that's being charitable. Everything a la carte except for some basic garlic bread. Had the steak and shrimp and shrimp would be how I would describe them. Steak was broiled not grilled. The only reason I would give this restaurant 2 out of 5 would... More 

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Thank burningblue
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I bring everyone here for drinks snd sunset. But, only lately in the last year have we started eating at the restaurant. If you come to PV for a visit, then a visit to Chez Elena is a must! We've never had a bad meal here and the service is wonderful! They have weekly specials like Tuesdays... More 

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Thank Patricia R
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The osso bucco here is amazing. I've been here multiple times over the years and the quality has been consistent. It is my favorite dish on the menu, but the tortilla soup and the enchiladas are also quite good. This is one of my neighborhood favorites when I am in PV.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

You must have a drink on the roof patio and enjoy the fabulous view of Puerto Vallarta from up high. Great authentic Mexican food.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

(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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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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
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?