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La Cigale

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French, European, Contemporary
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398 Calle Hidalgo esquina Iturbide | 1 block of Main church in town, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
+52 322 222 7938
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

After being turned away by another nearby restaurant because one in our party didn't have sleeves on their shirt, we remembered being told about a little French restaurant nearby. We headed there and found the cozy bistro style a block from the cathedral We were welcomed in by the friendly staff and intrigued by the menu which covered most of... More 

1 Thank aka234
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Walking in this beautiful Street in VAllarta I found this cozy french bistro la cigale .. nice ambience, good service with nice people! I met owners Catalina and Christophe, and we had a great time!!! I will make sure to visit this place again!!!

1 Thank jpCorsica
Los Angeles, CA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We strolled by this restaurant 5 years ago, and have been back every year since. The menu is great. The French items are authentic. Sauces, bread are good. The bistro thing is a good mix of high-end (the food), casual (the atmosphere), and at a reasonable price. Service is attentive. Last week, we happened to be there on their first... More 

Thank qwerty818
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I made this restaurant my usual evening happy hour destination as it was literally right down the hillside from the B&B I stayed during my visit. The food was amazing as I had steamed mussels in a mouth watering wine sauce. I loved the service and ambiance.

2 Thank Brook B
Lakeville, Minnesota
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is really a hole in the wall, very much a galley of a restaurant. But don't let that turn you away. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is wonderful with French decor. They do have a patio on the side of the restaurant which looks cute, but the ambiance inside is half the value of the restaurant. I... More 

1 Thank Lovethesun365
Paris, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

On a recent trip to Vallarta we wanted to come back to this beautiful bistro in centro Vallarta a few blovks up the malecón. La Cigale delivered again!! We had dinner there 2 years ago, it was a great french bistro dinner dinner, so La Cigale is consistent, with always a great atmosphere, decent prices and fabulous french food! I... More 

2 Thank Francisco F
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Friends who own famous restaurant in Puerto Vallarta recommended this french bistro to us, and we followed their advice. No regrets, actually a great find!! One of the best meal we had in town, reasonnably priced, friendly service, very very beautiful decoration, authentic vintage parisian bistro!!! ( and we were travelling in Paris a few weeks ago), and most important... More 

Thank Gilo P
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The goo is excellent, takes a little bit of time and the restaurant is packed but wait and enjoy a glass of wine in the mean time, it will worth it! My husband ordered beuf burignon and I ordered a pasta with salmon and a creamy sauce with cheese, both really good, excellent taste! The bedroom can be cleaned more... More 

2 Thank Karina F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

You can tell the owners are not there. The food was not as good as we expected and the service bad! The staff was either on their cell phones sitting at the bar or playing cards! We had escargots (which was unappetizing and sour) and a florentine cocotte as appetizers, and quiche lorraine and a pork chop as entrées (these... More 

1 Thank Valjeanaz
Santa Barbara, California
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Finally had my escargot, steak tartare, and cafe gourmand!! The French owner has outdone himself, and I can't wait to visit his second restaurant (or first) in Paris. The portions, prices, service, and ambience were beyond my expectations. Bar none, the BEST!! I will return many times. It's right next to Guadalupe Church. Easy!!

1 Thank queenbarb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
French, European, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Calle Hidalgo esquina Iturbide | 1 block of Main church in town, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 7938

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?