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Restaurants in La Penita de Jaltemba

There are many great restaurants in La Penita de Jaltemba, and of course, over the years, guests at Casita have chosen their favorites. Here are a few of them, including some restaurants in Rincon de Guayabitos.


A talented and kind American couple have opened this little gem just off the Avenida. We hear rave reviews about their eggs benedict for breakfast, and the pizzas are well received. Amigos’ homemade bread selections are a big hit as well.

Location: Located just off the main Avenida

Transportation: Walk


This family owned and operated little restaurant has the best authentic tacos or other Mexican food cooked right at the entrance on their hot grills. Handmade tortillas made for your order. Stuffed huge potatoes are terrific. Home of the Large Papa!!

Location: on the Avenida in Guayabitos
Average Price: tacos only $10 pesos
Hours: Open daily


Avanti has delectable Prime Rib, pastas and pizzas and leg of lamb. Reservations advised.

Location: Just a few blocks from the Casita

Transportation: Walk


This fast food house replicates the quick service found in a mall food court. The food is excellent and quantities huge for the money. We particularly like their egg rolls. The offer dishes with beef, chicken and pork with your choice of rice or noodles. Consider take out, not a lot of seating or ambiance.

Location: Right on the Avenida beside the Guadalajara Pharmacy.

Transportation: Walk


Serving up some new types of drinks – Wow! Cucumber with tequila, Mojitos and more. Newly made and designed by the owner, Diego, a terrific woodburning pizza oven serving up great thin crust pizzas. Menu offers hamburgers, tacos, burritos, french fries and more. They boast their own label of smooth tasting tequila “Don Porfirio”. Take home a bottle – only $220.00 pesos.

Location: On the highway going towards Puerto Vallarta
Average Price: $100.00


Egidio & his wife Mary, work hard at this little restaurant. The pizzas are very Italian traditional. His menu is varied with lots of scrumptious salads to choose from too. Seating is limited

Location: south side of the town plaza in La Peñita
Average Price: $100.00 pesos
Closed: Mondays


With a wide choice of creations including tempura, teriyaki, rice rolls and soups your taste buds will tickle. You can order a little or a lot, depending on your appetite at very reasonable prices.

Location: Located 1/2 block off the highway and 2 blocks south of the Avenida, Hanami is a delightfully new and interesting food source!

Transportation: Taxi or walk


Casual sports bar atmosphere offering full breakfast, lunch & dinner menu. You’ll find enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, wonderful chiles rellenos, (Friday dinner special) and other Mexican fare. They also serve up some of the best margaritas and daiquiris around. Karaoke with a great DJ every Friday night gets the dance floor hoppin’. This is one of our guests’ favorite restaurants in La Penita.

Distance: 3 short blocks from Casita de La Peñita
Average Price: $60.00 pesos
Specialty: Fish or shrimp tacos ($8.00 p. each)
Transportation: Walk


In the Hotel Jacqueline on the beach in Rincon de Guayabitos.

Distance: 10 Minutes
Average Price: $80.00 pesos
Specialty: Mexican Fare
Transportation: Car or Taxi


Julio’s brings the quality of Beso de Sol to this new location. Shrimp, chicken and fish dishes are excellent.

Location: Located on the highway in front of Guayabitos in the location once used by “Crazy Nellies” and lately Don Porfirio.

Transportation: Taxi


Very close at “our” end of the Avendida.

Distance: 3 Minutes
Average Price: $45.00 pesos
Specialty: Chicken Soup
Transportation: Walk


Quaint authentic Mexican restaurant, just a 5 minute walk. Irma & her daughters cook up some of the finest Mexican traditional foods. Especially good is their red snapper or Huachinango.

Distance: 5 Minutes
Average Price: $75.00 pesos
Specialty: Mexican Fare
Transportation: Walk


Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, Mario will greet you with a huge smile and welcome you to his beautiful little outdoor palapa restaurant. Serving up a variety of tortas, hamburgers, sincronizadas and quesalillas. Homemade french fries or sweet potatoe fries may make an extra few minutes but well worth the taste.

Distance: 10 Minutes
Average Price: $50.00 pesos
Specialty: Mexican / American Fare
Transportation: Car or Taxi


Very good Chinese food with great flavor. Freshly stir cooked in a large wok right in front of you. Lovely family run little place. Doesn’t look like much but the food is darn good.

Distance: 5 Minutes
Average Price: $65.00 pesos
Specialty: Chinese Fare
Transportation: Walk


Family owned and operated, this restaurant has wood fired meat with a great mesquite flavoring. Often a free bottle of tequila is placed on your table to share among your friends. When the DJ – Jose Luis (owner) gets the music rockin’, anything can happen. Sometimes the tequila initiates pole dancing on the brass pole on the dance flloor! Lots of fun!

Location: East side of the highway going south to Puerto Vallarta
Average Price: $160.00 pesos
Transportation: Taxi


Pina Colada awaits your visit; cold beer, big smiles, family hospitality and simply some of the best Mexican Food in the Country.

Distance: 10 Minutes
Average Price: $75.00 pesos
Specialty: Seafood and more
Transportation: Car or Taxi


Are you craving some good, healthy food with an Asian flavor that will make you say mmmmm!? At Teriyaki Alex, they use natural Asian oils, no MSG, and USDA imported beef. Mix it up like you like it. They don’t mind. Good portions and great taste!

Location: Up the andador behind the first OXXO going south on the main Avenida

Open: 7 days a week – 11AM – 8PM
Breakfast served at 8AM on Saturdays & Sundays
Average price: $90.00p
Transportation: Taxi or walk


Tonita’s Restaurants has some of the best Mexican cooking around. Family owned and operated, all three menu’s are similar. Very good tortilla soup, fish plates, hamburgers, club sandwich & more. You’ll never be disappointed.

Location: Tonita has 3 restuarants in Guayabitos… one on the beach in the Stefani Hotel, one on the main avenida and one at the far end of the beach past Los Coco’s de Cameron Hotel.

Distance: 10 Minutes
Average Price: $65.00 pesos
Specialty: Mexican Fare
Transportation: Car or Taxi


Vista Guayabitos Restuarant sits up high on a hill with a spectacular view of the Jaltemba Bay. Whether you go during the day or the evening, you won’t be disappointed. A little pricier but the food is very good.

Distance: 10 Minutes
Average Price: $100.00 pesos
Specialty: Mexican Fare
Transportation: Car or Taxi


Just around the corner, this great restaurant serves up a variety of dishes in a quaint atmosphere. The open air area with linen topped tables has a European flair about it. The owners, Eddie & Roberto are always there to greet you with friendly smiles. At times, they have entertainment which is perfect for your dining pleasure.

Distance: 5 Minutes
Average Price: $100.00 pesos
Specialty: Mexican Fare
Transportation: Walk