Puerto Vallarta is a stunning location for a getaway and there are some great options for all-inclusive resorts. Food is obviously a very important part of an all-inclusive experience as you will be predominantly dining at the resort. Considering you are paying for it. So, making an informed decision is vital.
Let’s start off by saying that although all of these resorts are 5-star offerings. You need to look at the food standard from an all-inclusive scale. If you are expecting fine dining from a traditional 5-star resort (that isn’t all-inclusive). Then you will need to adjust your expectations. That being said the food offering is still very strong at these resorts. It just needs to be judged on a separate scale.
We have reviewed the top resorts in the area and compiled our ranking for the top all-inclusive resorts for food in Puerto Vallarta. No research is needed from your side!
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Category – Family Friendly with Adults only areas
The Hyatt Ziva brand of resorts is one of the most consistent resort chains out there. The Puerto Vallarta location lives up to that trend with a really luxurious offering. Across the board, the service, experience, and food at the Hyatt is a very strong offering.
Consistency is one of the big takeaways we got from visiting the Hyatt and throughout all of the 5 restaurants, the quality is really strong.
There is a room service menu also included as part of the all-inclusive package. The menu is diverse. The dishes are served really well. This is not always the case for room service at an all-inclusive.
Blaze restaurant was definitely our favorite spot. Located right next to the water, the views from this spot are really special. The water is crashing on the rocks while you chow down. During the day it serves Mexican food and in the evening it turns into a Brazilian steakhouse. The food plus the location make this a must-try restaurant.
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Category – Family Friendly resort
The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is one of our top-rated resorts in the Puerto Vallarta area. Located in Riviera Nayarit along the spectacular Bandera´s Bay. The Grand Velas resort is a medium-sized offering.
There are 4 restaurants on offer here at the Grand Velas with French, Italian, Asian, and Mexican options. One of the things we love about the Grand Velas is that they have a serious drinks offering. At the French restaurant, they have over 30 wines to choose from and the best part is that they are all included in the all-inclusive package. All of the other restaurants have bespoke cocktail menus too.
Our favorite is definitely their Mexican spot which offers traditional Mexican dishes that are prepared really well. Too many times we have been to resorts in Mexico and the local cuisine is not good. At the Grand Velas is not the case. It’s super traditional and really well done. A must try when your visiting. The rib-eye tacos are our top recommendation.
This resort is definitely on the more expensive side, but for the level of service and standard of food, the price tag is well worth the experience.
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Category – Family Friendly (Dreams) / Adults only (Secrets)
This is a joint ranking with both Dreams and Secrets resorts located within the same complex. With AMResort’s “Sip, Savour and See” offering you can eat at the sistering resort’s restaurants in the area. So, all of the restaurants are available to you. The one important thing to note is that the Secrets resort is an adults-only offering. So, if you are visiting the Dreams and are traveling with kids. You won’t be able to bring them into the Secrets side of the complex.
On the Secrets side, there are 4 restaurants on offer while on the Dreams side, there are 7 options to choose from. Throughout both resorts, the food quality is excellent.
The only downside to this resort is that you do need reservations to the a la carte restaurants, which can be a little difficult to get. If you want to eat at one of the more popular spots like Tamarindo or Himitsu.