Puerto Vallarta is well known for having an incredible variety of restaurants and great food to choose from. Most people want to enjoy fresh seafood or Mexican food during their visit, but if the craving hits for a cheeseburger, you are in luck! Puerto Vallarta has some great spots to enjoy juicy, tasty burgers that could easily compete with your favorite from back home.
Here are our picks for the 5 Best Burgers in PV:
#1 Derby City Burgers in Puerto Vallarta
An American expat from Kentucky and a Mexico City native came together to create Derby City Burgers located in Old Town Puerto Vallarta. Their menu was inspired by the Louisville, Kentucky area and some of the hamburgers are named accordingly including the “Derby”, “Bluegrass BBQ”, and the “Slugger”. Derby City Burgers logo features a huge hamburger that has a toothpick sticking in it to depict the inside of a horseshoe as an additional nod to its Kentucky roots. Derby City Burgers are a great portion size for those with big appetites. To wash down your meal, they also feature a decent bourbon selection which is unique and hard to find in Mexico. In addition to great burgers, Derby City Burgers also offers fresh salads and appetizers. You can choose french, fries, sweet potato fries or a salad to go with your burger, and you can expect to pay around 105 pesos, which is only $7 dollars. Heads up that Derby City Burgers only accepts cash, so make sure you bring money with you as no cards are accepted.
#2 Salud Super Foods in Puerto Vallarta
Looking for a healthier version of a burger that tastes delicious, too? Salud Super Foods specializes in vegan and vegetarian foods that have amazing flavor. Open for breakfast and lunch, Salud Super Foods also has fresh smoothies, hearty breakfast plates, and tasty veggie burgers that will please your palate. They make the veggie patties in-house, and there are four different veggie burger options to choose from. Check out the chalkboard where all the food orders are taken to see what’s available. Their Pachapapa veggie burger is topped with barbecue sauce, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and Tillamook cheddar choose. They can also add some crispy slices of turkey bacon upon request. If you are looking for a gluten-free burger, you can find it at Salud Super Foods as well.
#3 Jean’s All-American Hamburgers in Puerto Vallarta
Located very close to the Puerto Vallarta International Airport in the Marina area, Jean’s All-American Hamburgers have been a local favorite for years. The “Mexican Double Burger” is a top seller that comes with caramelized onions and tangy chipotle sauce. The traditional burger and the Hawaiian burger are also delicious options. If you really want to indulge, order a creamy milkshake. Their milkshakes are all homemade and super satisfying, and strawberry and cinnamon flavors are top choices. All of the burgers and side items are affordable at Jean’s, so it’s an ideal option for travellers on a budget. Next time you are in Puerto Vallarta, make sure to try Jean’s All-American Hamburgers.
#4 Los Muertos Brewing in Puerto Vallarta
Los Muertos Brewing in Puerto Vallarta is well-known for its locally crafted beer and their wood oven fired pizzas, but their burgers are delicious, too. Hamburger meals come with French fries or sweet potato fries, or you can opt for a house salad if you’re not in the mood for fresh French fries. A variety of toppings will complete your perfect burger which include American, Swiss or cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, veggies, chipotle, pesto, ranch or Thousand Island dressing. Make sure to try a couple of the locally made craft beers while you enjoy your meal. Los Muertos Brewing offers a nice draft beer sampler so you can have a little taste of all of their top sellers.
#5 Joe Jack’s Fish Shack in Puerto Vallarta
While Joe Jack’s Fish Shack in Puerto Vallarta is famous for fresh fish meals, they also make incredibly tasty hamburgers, too. Crispy french fries come with each hamburger meal, and they are cooked and seasoned just right. Want to really indulge? You can add on thick slices of crispy bacon to your burger for an even more satisfying meal. Looking to save a few bucks? Head to Joe Jack’s on Wednesdays during the summer to take advantage of their burger special that only costs $120 pesos all day. If you are dining at the Joe Jack’s Fish Shack during 12:00pm – 5:00pm, order their mojito special that is 2 for the price of 1. Their mojitos are made with fresh ingredients including mango, strawberry, ginger, passionfruit, and traditional lime.
We hope you enjoyed our article on the 5 best burgers in PV. Which one will you try first?