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Bistro Balsamar - CLOSED

Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta # 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 0926
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“garlic soup” (12 reviews)
“cordero” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta # 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 28 January 2017

Looked enticing (clean, quiet location, friendly staff, appealing menu and prices) but the eggplant lasagna continued NO pasta. A bowl of tomato sauce covering a few fried slices of eggplant. I don't get it. The spinach salad was of a generous portion but the oil...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This is the proverbial hole in the wall: a few tables on the sidewalk, a few tables inside, an open kitchen and a single waiter. We had garlic soup (rich and creamy) and two versions of molé: one green and one dark. Both were delicious....More

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I just love it when all my expectations are met and Bistro Balsamar, does just that. I love to support small family restaurants, and especially great ones. I recently ate there 2 days in a row because I was so impressed. Chef Alex really is...More

Thank dianeh246
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a place to eat and friend recommended trying Bistro Balsamar just off Basillo Badillo. I had seen the servers trying to entice people to come down for lunch and dinner but had never tried it till today. The meal started with...More

1  Thank MamaTits
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We have been here all week and walked through this bistros tables several times. When we stopped to read the menu it was full of our favorite foods, enchiladas, sandwiches, marine offerings and vegetarian fare. I had the Coconut Shrimp. Huge portion 4 inch long...More

2  Thank sfili
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience great, regional Mexican food on a romantic, quiet side street just off the busy street (Basillio Badillo), then this is the place! We have been coming here every visit to PV old-town since we stumbled upon it in spring 2013!...More

2  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We happened by this very quaint Mexican restaurant. Food was very good. A little problem with the language. The food was great. We had the 3 entres starting with the Emoladas which smouthered in mole sauce. Fabulous. Great guacamole. I had the rather large porkchop...More

1  Thank AlexTerry12
Reviewed 27 December 2016

For some reason, the restaurant was not very crowded even though we are in the middle of a busy holiday week. 2 blocks away there were places with an hour wait, which makes no sense given the food quality here. We received a very tasty...More

1  Thank BDH1Austin
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The chef here is actually amazing and very talented. The food is superior to some of the 5star fancy places without the attitude and Cost. Food is always a delicious chicken notixa spelled wrong was delightful the starter of cauliflower done to perfection everything was...More

1  Thank Doslocosguyspvrmx
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Smallish place, but the food and service is excellent. Great little find. I went with friend and we tried a variety of dishes and all were very good. Great place in warmer weather as it is air conditioned. Have also eaten outside on street side...More

1  Thank Bill P
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta # 372, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 0926
  • E-mail
New Small Mexican location Home with street-side dining,Organic Coffe, seating available for small groups. A/C, Wifi, once you visit Bistro Balsamar you'll understand why we have the most loyal clients in Puerto Vallarta!
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