Current Time



View As:
‹ Previous | Next ›

Editors' Pick
Save For Later

El Arrayán, Puerto Vallarta

344 Allende
Puerto Vallarta
Tel: 52 322 222 7195
view web site ›'s insider take:

Owner Carmen Porras relied on memories of her grandmother's kitchen to create El Arrayán's clever style. At this café, votives flicker beneath religious pictures, tin pots hang from industrial-chic metal pipes, and floral oilcloths cover wood tables in a brick-walled courtyard. The cooking is equally vibrant, reviving old family recipes with locally sourced ingredients. Heady aromas accompany shrimp pozole, beef tenderloin with mole, and cochinita pibil (Yucatan pork marinated with bright-orange annatto seed and roasted in banana leaves). Sip a shot of smoky Oaxacan mezcal to start, order a Santo Tomas tempranillo from Baja California with dinner, and finish with café de olla (coffee simmered with cinnamon) and silky passion-fruit sorbet. Groups gather for animated dinners early in the evening. Later on, things get more romantic as couples claim candlelit tables in quiet corners and nooks around the courtyard.—Maribeth Mellin

Open Wednesdays through Mondays 6 to 11 pm.

User Reviews

write a review ›

Be the first to write a review of El Arrayán and share your tips with the community.

Write a Review
*The Daily Traveler: The day's best travel tips, secrets, and news that won't wait.
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Mobile Terms and Conditions.

iPhone App:

Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!

Learn More ›
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.

Learn More ›


Special Advertisement

Contests, Sweepstakes & Promotions


Send  to your phone!

Don’t show this box again.
This information will be sent directly to your phone and waiting for you in a text message. Simple click on the url in that message or browse on your phone.
Need more help? Our FAQ may contain the answer you need.
Never want to type in your cell phone number again?
Register now with and you'll be able to save your number and enjoy other great features like this.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement , Privacy Policy, and mobile terms and conditions. Standard text messaging rates apply.