While the food and drinks at Nopal Beach are considered by many to be excellent, just meeting Eddie the owner, might be the highlight of your visit. 

Nopal Beach, also known as Eddie's Place, is open 8AM till 10PM,  7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

The menu is refreshingly diverse with various Mexican, American and Mediterean favorites.  There's something for everyone be it Kabab, Hummus, Shrimp pasta, Filet Mignon with baked potatoes or of course a wide variety of Mexican dishes with Eddie's own personal Lebanese flair.  There is always something for meat lovers, seafood appeciators and vegetarians. Eddie also enjoys adding new menu items at his own, semi-regular, semi-consistent discretion.

Nopal Beach has covered outdoor tables for those that want a view of the Nuevo Vallarta Marina as well as indoor seating with Air Conditioning for when that glorious Mexican heat proves too much.

Eddie's has live acoustic music every evening (it remains to be seen what will happen during the summer...)

Eddie takes pride in his varied menu along with the powerful drinks coming from his Sports Bar next door.  A wide selection of traditional Mexican drinks are available as well as everyone's favorites from back home.  Of particular pride to Eddie are his fruit smoothies(also with alcohol) that he perfected while as a multiple business owner back in Huntington Beach, California.

The prices are fair, the food is great and the drinks are dangerous.  It's no surprise that Eddie's Nopal Beach was voted the #1 restaurant in Nuevo Vallarta soon after it's inception in 2008 (Tripadvisor.com).

 

Contact: +52 (322) 297-5946 or nopalbeach (at) gmail.com

Reviews: Tripadvisor.com

 

How to get there:  Google Map View

Next to south end of Nuevo Vallarta Marina on the main street, Blvd/Retorno Nayarit.  Two blocks towards beach and 1 block over from the Grupo Mayan Sea Garden.  Opposite side of N.V. Marina from the Paradise Village Complex. 

Nopal Beach is located nearly at the end of the road that runs past the Mayan Sea Garden.  If staying in the Mayan complex you can either, one, walk north on the beach till you reach the public access point and then walk across the street to Nopal Beach or you can walk along the curving road that fronts the beach till you reach the end of it.  Nopal Beach is on your right hand side immediately before the Marina. 

From Paradise Village and farther north:   Take a taxi ($5 dollars) or if you feel like a little exercise, walk south along the main beach road that fronts Nuevo Vallarta until you reach the last bridge preceeding Paradise Village.  Cross the bridge and follow the next main road in a clockwise direction (you'll pass over another bridge, you're almost there!) until you find yourself at Nopal Beach.

* Please note that Eddie and his staff do their best to provide great food and prompt service.  Good things are worth waiting for so be prepared to wait a little while during high season.  Lots of people stop by to check out the menu and walk on to return another night so if you are ready to eat, ASK TO BE SEATED!