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Maia Restaurant

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Calle Pulpito 120 - A | Entre Amapas y Olas Altas, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 2597
17:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my absolute favorite places to savor delicious food and creative sauces. I just love the Duck enchiladas. Also wonderful are the creative jarritos, made with fruit, tequila and spices. The service is excellent, and everyone is friendly. I can't wait to go back!

Thank Marie H
Sherkston, Canada
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Maia restaurant last year during restaurant week and truly enjoyed the experience. We went back there this year with six of us and again we were treated to a wonderful dining experience. I had the lamb chops and the crab appetizer. Both were great! However, please do not leave this restaurant without trying the house coffee. The coffee... More 

Thank LJElliott
Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

first time at this restaurant. Had Shrimp and cheese taco with sauces. It was excellent. Did not eat full meal , Service was excellent

Thank Bearcat4
Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have been in Puerto Vallarta for a week and have had dinner at Maia three times. Each time has been as good as the last which was always excellent. A wonderfully creative menu delightfully presented and professionally served. The Mexican Sauvignon Blanc wine was a delightful surprised and the Mexican Tira Misu is to die for. I have no... More 

Thank jblackburnca
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Maia was recommended to us by our hotel so we arranged with friends to eat their on our first night in PV. What a wonderful welcome to PV! Maia is a beautiful restaurant with fantastic service and delicious, interesting gourmet food. Everyone was extremely pleased with their food!

Thank traveller57572014
Medford, Oregon
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Visited on Vallarta Food Tour. Returned the next night. we had the duck tacos (again), Hugo Cesear salad, Flap Steak, and Jericalla for desert. All excellent. Very flavorful. We call gourmet, not continental, but a mix of continental techniques with Mexican flair. If you go to Café des Artistes, Trio, or Vitea give this a try!

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Westchester County, NY
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were told by our hotel concierge that Maia had closed--probably so he could steer us to some less interesting place that would give him a kickback. How lucky we were to doubt him and investigate in person. We found Maia open and welcoming and so delicious that we ate three dinners there in the course of a week, including... More 

Thank G69nyc
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

During our vacations in Puerto Vallarta we have visited Maia's every year since its opening 4 years ago and this year we came back twice bringing along friends. Chef Hugo is a culinary magician. The meals are unique, creative and mouth watering. Every visit was like a new experience. Not only was the food great but the presentation was eye... More 

Thank ElieB1947
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Maia (and the creative team behind the restaurant - starting with the Chef) never disappoint. This is one of my absolute favorite places to eat in Puerto Vallarta hands down and a MUST every time I travel to the area (a few times a year). They are on a mission to revive traditional Vallarta cuisine using local organic ingredients and... More 

Thank nathalienyc
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We were brought here by friends and were blown away by the unique , creative, and beautifully presented food. The owner/Chef, Hugo, worked at one of the most well known and highly rated restaurants in the city before opening Maia. We returned with 3 other couples a week later, and had another wonderful meal. All of us have been coming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
International, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pulpito 120 - A | Entre Amapas y Olas Altas, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 2597
Maia comes and exists in several cultures, where they match as the  Goddess and Protector of Mother Earth, which "provides all without asking for anything in return". 
It is also the name of my daughter,  and is the name of a supreme blessing in my life and its' meaning is love..

In Maia restaurant, our intention is to share a small sample of what Mother earth gives us, made with love in our poetic kitchen; that is our intent, as well our main ingredient.
We believe that we should always give thanks for our foods, as they are the gift that Maia offers.

We invite you to enjoy and share love without the super-ego, and live your present as you desire; to enjoy the enjoyable.

Here, in Maia, we promote and believe in what has been made in Mexico, should be shared. We have space for all, to share our huge Mexican heart.
The products we share are grown locally, fresh daily, organic, and they're from local producers who work every day to support their families and doing what they do with love. 

Thanks in advance for your visit and allow us to continue making this dream
blessings (Hugo Ahumada).

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?