Café des Artistes

Café des Artistes combines French and Mexican food, and it’s been one of the top restaurants in Vallarta for a long time. The best option is the six-course tasting menu, where you’ll get served things like white fish with butter and chipotle, and the wildly delicious foie gras crème bruleé. But the a la carte options are good too—some highlights include roasted sea bass, the suckling lamb, and the dark chocolate taco. When you make a reservation, ask to be seated in the garden area, where you’ll be surrounded by sculptures and plants, making you feel like you’re having dinner in a tropical art gallery.

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