Kaiser Maximilian

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MXN300 and under
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If you enjoy European sidewalk cafés and fine continental cuisine, this award-winning eatery evoking Old Vienna at its heyday is sure to charm you. A longtime Vallarta favorite, Austrian owner Andreas Rupprechter named the place in honor of fellow countryman, Mexico’s former emperor. And Maximilian himself would have loved dining here, perhaps, choosing hearty comfort food like Wienerschnitzel with potatoes and Austrian salad. Or delving into gourmet renditions of contemporary European fare, like Duo of duck breast and duck confit with Spätzle, mushrooms and sugar snap peas. And while the menu is constantly being tweaked, it’s nice knowing that some things don’t change, and for a dozen of years we’ve been able to count on enjoying our favorite plates here. So whether dining al fresco with unparalleled people watching, or in an intimate, air-conditioned, Old World milieu, when a fabulous meal or just a perfect pastry and a special coffee is what you crave, this is the place to be.
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AK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than even the reviews. I’m in love.

RL
Puerto Vallarta
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We love going to Kaiser, but wish the service matched the food.
Food is always delicious, but the service during the high season is NO BUENO!!

B
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were 3 of us looking for a nice meal and good conversation. All of us enjoyed the food, wine and ambience. And we will definitely recommend to friends and come back again.

M
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaiser Maximillian was fabulous, as always. The food is delicious and our favorite waiter, Luis, was wonderful as usual! We go back every year and always enjoy ourselves! I highly recommend it!!

DP
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always!

SF
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We try to go at least one time each year while in PV. Love the veal scallopini. Only wished portion was a little larger. Get 3 small pieces. It comes with twice baked potato and creamed spinach, so you are not hungry after. Table partner had leg of veal and said was quite delicious. Also had Wiener schnitzel which was a large portion. We opted to have gravy on side as it does not come with any sauce. Traditionally, it is not suppose to have any sauce, just lemon. Caesar salad and the beet salad very good as well.

F
Vancouver
90 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious flavours and well prepared high quality European, leaning towards Austrian, food.
And of course, some great Mexican touches mixed into the menu.
I love this place year to year to year!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maximilian is definitely one of my top pick restaurants in PV. There is no wonder they have been in service for over 30 years. Service and food are spectacular can’t recommend them enough! Andreas it has been a pleasure and thanks to Luis for the service.

BR
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day special four course menu, with multiple set options per course. All selected items were fresh, flavorful, and of the highest quality. Preparation and presentation was exquisite. Service was superb as usual.

t
Las Vegas
306 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve probably been to Kaiser Maximilian a dozen times by now and honestly have loved every single bite of every single meal. This visit was no exception. Luis is a masterful server, always a step ahead of our needs. Caesar salads are our favorites to start and we’ve had most every entree at this point. Weinerschnitzel is amazing as is the rahmschnitzel. Seafood is terrific and, well you get the drift—it’s a special spot with incredible food and service. One of our go-to places. Can’t go wrong here.

LM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Don't order the scallop dish with squash, salad. Terrible dish.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,
Great service
Great experience
Definitely will go again

R
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service by luis

DM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice experience. Complimentary birthday dessert with candle. Very nice wait staff. Food quality is consistently good

N
Mexico City
33 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this place. Have been coming here for years. Always a must while in PV.

R
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service by Luis

MA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Kaiser Maximilian's before and wanted to take some guests from our neighborhood to dinner before the Theatre. The guests loved the meal, service and atmosphere. We will return to Kaiser Maximilians.

RR
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best beef I’ve ever had. Beef tenderloin with Gorgonzola sauce.

PG
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food. Above our high expectations. I can say that this is the best cuisine in Puerto Vallarta.
Andreas the owner is there all the time, walking around the tables and checking every dish.
The only area of improvement is the service, we felt it a bit slow.

OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect again. Great food. Interesting menu. Professional service. Awesome

G
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar, la comida deliciosa y el servicio muy bueno!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best gems in Puerto Vallarta. Our service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Definitely coming back.

FM
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable

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R
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 2nd time having dinner at Kaiser Maximilian. The service is impeccable and the food delicious. The French Onion soup is simply the best. I also had the Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola sauce. Cooked to perfection the best steak I’ve had in Puerto Vallarta. Thank you for a lovely evening.

t
Las Vegas
306 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Kaiser Maximilian probably a dozen times or so and it never fails to impress. Tonight was no exception. Food was incredibly good—we had crab cake appetizers, meaty and full, loved them. Entrees were weiner schnitzel and steak, both perfect. Start to finish, another superb dinner there. We especially love the service—Luis is a first class server and we always feel lucky to have him help.

OT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous
We return every Christmas
Excellent service

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorites in PV. The food is always delicious and the service always friendly and attentive. The special 4 course dinners during certain holidays are very reasonable for a nice dinner out.

CJ
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiente encantador Parte de la comida era buena y otra excelente. Sería bueno tener toda la comida excelente, especialmente porque no es barata. Ambiente encantador El solomillo y las costillas eran excepcionales. El scallopini de ternera estaba bien. El struedel de espinacas y ravioles eran excelentes. La sopa de calabaza fue excelente. El resto de la comida de 4 platos fue bueno, pero no excelente. El pan y la mantequilla era soso, nada especial. Nuestro camarero fue excelente hasta que tomó nuestro pedido. En ese punto, dejó que los demás hicieran todo. Luego, volvió a pagar. Probablemente volveremos, pero solo por las costillas.

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PP
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a most excellent Christmas Eve dinner from the prix fixe menu. The four of us had a wide range of dishes. The food and service were impeccable.

DP
Puerto Vallarta
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We have always wanted to try it, now we have. It was okay but nothing outstanding.

MC
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

If you like German/Austrian food then there is much to select from. Good local restaurant for Romantica zone in PV.

y
Vancouver
96 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dining experience not as good as last year.
Maybe because the main courses appeared smaller.
Think it's because they're using appetizer sized plates, and charging main course pricing.
Service and ambience still very good.

OT
Puerto Vallarta
143 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there three times this trip. All Wonderful experiences

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere. attentive staff
good food
fair price
what more can you ask for!

AG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in
Puerto Vallarta!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very friendly

m
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The plating of food was very nice, but the taste was not impressive. We expected much better tasting food.
Service was pretty good, but a bit stuffy.
We had made a reservation but they didn’t have a table for us when we arrived. We had to wait for a while before we were seated.
We’re not planning on returning.

Z
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took some out of town friends here to dine at our favorite restaurant and they just loved it as much as we do! Their special of Roasted Poblano Chili Soup was heavenly as well as the fresh red snapper with cilantro sauce! Your chefs outdid themselves with the specials. Luis and Jesus are outstanding and make you feel so welcomed and will get you anything you would like, Many thanks for the lovely evening!

FV
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding restaurant with many trademark appetizers and main courses. The desserts are always a special treat. Service is consistently very professional and accomplished. Prices are reasonable for a restaurant of this calibre. One of my very favorite restaurants in Puerto Vallarta.

Z
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant by far. The food is heavenly, creative and always delicious. The service is by far the best in all of PV. Great menu, a touch of German and all fantastic and delicious.