When people just move to Riviera Nayarit one of the first questions they ask is, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” Riviera Nayarit has some of the most incredible restaurants in Mexico! We’ve compiled a five of our favorite places in the area:


  1. Breakfast: Maria’s

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With over 403 raving reviews on Trip Advisor resulting in 4.5 starts—you know that this restaurant must be the best breakfast spot in town! Located in the “San Francisco” part of town, it is great for large groups and families with young children. Food options include chilaquiles, egg dishes, French toast, chocolate pancakes and so much more! The restaurant also has many options for vegetarians and vegans.


  1. Coffee & Tea: Yah-Yah Sayulita Café

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This local coffee shop is a little off the beaten path in Sayulita, but it is well worth it. It has over 200 reviews on Trip Advisor with 4.5 stars. If you are looking for healthy, but tasty food—you can find it here. The food menu includes items such as avocado toast, gluten free cookies, healthy smoothie bowls and more. Drink choices include espresso, cold press, cappuccinos, and lattes. You can even add a little Bailey’s in your coffee if you want too!


  1. Local Cuisine: Tuna Blanca

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When a restaurant has 4.5 stars with over 1k reviews—you know this is has to be one on your list to visit. Tuna Blanca is located in the Punta de Mita part of town, with dining seating right next to the water. They have received the Traveler’s Choice Award in 2017 due to their excellent service, value, food and atmosphere. Food choices include short ribs, pork tacos, pumpkin soup, many different types of seafood, and so much more. Do not miss the dessert course at this restaurant—it may or may not come on a full size surfboard!


  1. Seafood: Margarita’s Restaurant and Bar

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When a restaurant is coined as having the “best Mexican seafood,” you must give it a try! Voted as the second best restaurant in its area, Margarita’s has 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor with 477 reviews and counting. The location of the establishment is very unique—it sits on a hill overlooking the ocean and the mountains. Food options include coconut shrimp, octopus, red snapper, mahi mahi, and more. It is perfect for all types of occasions: family dinners, romantic anniversaries, and for large groups.


  1. Fine Dining: Piaf

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If you are looking for an exceptional dining experience, this is the place to be.  Piaf is a French cuisine restaurant with the most beautiful plate presentations you can find. With a rating of 5 stars on Trip Advisor, the only issue one can encounter is deciding what to order because everything on the menu sounds phenomenal.  Food options include scallops, sea bass, steak, racks of lamb and more.  Not only is the food amazing, but they have one of the best wine lists to choose from!

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