Picture yourself waking up to the sound of the ocean’s waves, with the refreshing breeze coming through your window, a cloudless blue sky filled with sunshine, and just one activity on your travel itinerary: “to enjoy every minute of your day”. The best way to start a great day is with an amazing breakfast at one of the top breakfast spots in town, you don’t have to settle for a simple breakfast, especially if you’re vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, a city that is always thinking of its visitors, with plenty of great options for whatever you are craving. You deserve to visit one of the top breakfast spots in the city.
Whether you want to try a delicious traditional Mexican breakfast, a full American-style breakfast, or an innovative preparation of the food you love, Puerto Vallarta has got you covered, and here’s a guide that will help you make the best breakfast decisions throughout your visit to the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta. Here is a list of the top 7 breakfast spots in Puerto Vallarta that you must try.
This breakfast spot is the locals’ small hidden gem, it is a small beautiful place with a great ambiance, outdoor seating, and wonderful service, located in the heart of the Romantic Zone. Their pancakes are known for being thick, big, crispy, and fluffy at the same time. Their French toast is a favorite of many of its regular guests. Their chiles en nogada is one of the best in the region, and their eggs benedict are always on point, but their signature dish, their most iconic preparation is Huevos Azules, two fried and breaded boiled eggs, served with spinach, potatoes, and fresh fruit.
Azul Bistro is an amazing family owned and run restaurant with a lovely homey vibe. Open daily, except Sundays, from 7:45 am to 3:30 pm for breakfast and lunch. Located in Ignacio L. Vallarta Street 372, this little bistro will make you fall in love with Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town.
Fredy’s Tucan is a Puerto Vallarta landmark, loved by both locals and visitors. This restaurant is popular for three reasons. First, they have outstanding service, you will be greeted with a great smile from the staff from the moment you walk though their doors until the moment you leave the restaurant. Second, they have a huge menu, there’s something for everyone, whether it’s sweet or salty, American or Mexican, old fashioned or different. Third, their speed, the service at Fredy’s Tucan is so fast that you will be surprised, the best part about their quick service is that the quality of the food is not compromised.
Fredy’s Tucan is well known for their freshly baked bread, you will be offered delicious choices as soon as you are seated. They have two locations, their original spot in the heart of old town Vallarta, at Basilio Badillo street, number 245 and their newest location is in the Fluvial neighborhood at Los Tules Avenue 250. They are open daily from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm. If you choose to give Fredy’s Tucan a go, make sure to bring cash since they don’t take credit cards.
The vibe in Coco’s Kitchen is amazing, the setting is a beautiful garden, and the food is delicious, unique, and special. Right at the door, it is highly likely you will be greeted by Coco’s very own daughter. This restaurant is great for breakfast, but it is also a very popular spot for a good ole’ Sunday brunch, perfect to start off your Sunday with an always welcomed mimosa.
Their most iconic dish is the amazing chile relleno pancake as well as their stuffed French toast and their exotic churro pancakes. This classic Puerto Vallarta restaurant is located in the Romantic Zone, Pulpito Street 122. This place is great for getting the right energy to start off your day in the best way possible. Coco’s Kitchen is open daily from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles
Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles will make you feel at home if you’re feeling homesick. They have the best American-style breakfast in town. Amazing waffles and pancakes, a vast eggs and omelets menu, but with a touch of Mexico. You may also try traditional Mexican breakfast dishes such as chilaquiles and molletes, a dish prepared with a toasted roll, beans, melted cheese on top, with a choice of your favorite topping, such as chorizo or bacon.
Mr. Cream is a Puerto Vallarta gem, they have been in the bay for over 20 years. You can enjoy their food in one of their three locations, they have a restaurant at Marina Vallarta, in the 3.14 Plaza in Nuevo Vallarta, and their newest location is in the Bucerias neighborhood. Arrive early because it can get really crowded. They are open daily from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Blanca Blue at Garza Blanca Preserve
Blanca Blue restaurant is a fabulous restaurant open to guests staying at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa and Hotel Mousai on the south shore of Puerto Vallarta. Their amazing breakfast buffet is back with the addition of a bread station with freshly baked croissants and a variety of other delicious breads. Guests may also enjoy a made-to-order omelet station with every filling you can imagine. There’s a Hot Station where you’ll find eggs, hard-boiled or scrambled, chorizo, bacon, hash browns, fried beans, and grilled veggies. The Mexican Breakfast Station offers typical Mexican breakfast dishes such as chilaquiles, stews, and mole. The Carving Station is a guests’ favorite, it serves roast beef and tender beef brisket. At the Cold Station, you will find yogurt, a selection of cheeses, smoked salmon, and raw veggies. There’s also a fresh fruit station, a cereal bar, and a juice station.
Everything follows the strictest quality and hygiene guidelines. But if you are not feeling like having a buffet experience, you can make your order a la carte with a complete menu filled with classics such as pancakes, waffles, French toast, and granola. Open from 7:00 am to noon, having an amazing buffet just a few steps away from your room is a unique privilege.
Café La Cata
It is amazing how much work goes into every item sold at Café La Cata. This restaurant offers generous portions of your favorite food, some of them with innovative twists, like the oatmeal banana pancakes, the blueberry pancakes, or even the sweet corn pancakes. If you’re more of a salty palate kind of person, they carry a delicious panini menu that will leave you quite satisfied. They are also well known for their bakery, especially their amazing raspberry cinnamon rolls or their carrot cake. With their artisan coffee, you’ll feel like your breakfast couldn’t get any better. Although many people go to La Cata just for their coffee. Some locals say they serve the best coffee in Puerto Vallarta.
They open only for breakfast and are located inside a small shopping center at Prisciliano Sanchez Avenue 519. The newly renovated restaurant will amaze you with so many different new flavors!
El Puerco de Oro
Believe it or not, Mexico has different kinds of tacos depending on the time of day and even the day of the week, that’s why this taco place only opens from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, they sell the perfect late breakfast tacos! Even better, these tacos will revive you after a long night of celebration. What makes these tacos so special? They only have one kind of meat, pork belly. Fried and crispy pork belly. You may also try their pork belly in a torta or a quesadilla. If you’re planning on going on the weekend, try getting there before 1:00 pm because they will run out of pork belly. They are located in the hip Versailles neighborhood, España street 325. Without a doubt El Puerco de Oro is one of the top breakfast spots in town!
Now that you are done with your great breakfast and have all the nutrients to start off your day the right way, with this list of the top breakfast spots in Puerto Vallarta, you now have an option of top breakfast spots for each day of the week.
It’s your turn to decide what’s next on your itinerary for a full day of fun and adventure!