Located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, on Rio Cuale Island, and just off the Bay of Banderas; surrounded in both arms of this beautiful river which flows down from a mining town of the same name. In 1997 the location had an existing eatery by the name Boys Paradise Restaurant, owned by Javier Juarez. The concept of what is now Restaurant Oscar’s, was subsequently born via the vision of Mr. Oscar Lopez and his lovely wife, Ms. Luz Elena Sanchez. They wanted to create a venue that would meet the needs of special events, weddings, and groups in down town Puerto Vallarta, catering to local residents, national and international visitors alike; providing the best of what our beautiful city has to offer.
Before making the decision to purchase the location, we did site visits for a period of approximately three weeks, every day during different times of the day. During each visit we consciously took in the natural beauty surrounding this land, blessed on two sides by the river, and facing the ocean… we were in awe of the amazing wildlife … otters, iguanas and an array of seabirds; merely a few among the many variety of animals we encountered. Simply amazing! Because of our experiences during those 3 weeks of “exploration”, in 1998 we decided to purchase the well located property. Location certainly plays a big part in the business success one may wish to have.
The development of this project began with architectural plans to create an elegant “stage”, lavish with Mexican Marble, rich with rustic and traditional structures, complimented by the amazing natural surroundings, and giving way to the most spectacular sunsets!
In late October 2002, a Category 5 hurricane with winds up to 265 km / h, hit our beautiful coast. Hurricane Kenna hit land estimating a 4.9m tide of huge waves rushing inland. The surge flooded and extended up to 100 meters inland. The hurricane destroyed 150 shops near the ocean and extensively damaged three hotels … including our beautiful restaurant. Once the storm passed and the damage assessed, we quickly began our reconstruction, recreating our vision, which has continued to flourish and grow through the years; ultimately becoming what Oscar’s is today.
In 2013, we opened our newest feature on the property … an art gallery, featuring a beautiful array of art. Our initial exhibition began with a showing of the beautiful collection by a local artist Martha Gilbert, and has continued to host several other artists from Puerto Vallarta and the state of Jalisco.
Featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner menus; boasting amazing cuisine focusing on traditional and regional Mexican dishes that include international nuances. Our dishes are prepared with local and national Mexican ingredients of the freshest and highest quality. Additionally, one can enjoy the best coffees, wines and cocktails, suiting every taste.
Today, Oscar’s can firmly claim the success of over 15 years of providing quality food, customer service and ambiance; and we have positioned ourselves as one of the leading favorite restaurants, as well as venues in Puerto Vallarta. Internationally known, and recognized for an amazing spot to simply enjoy dinner or host special events within our open-air dining room, or among our lush gardens to the west and north of the venue.
“It simply is the best place!” … and we look forward to seeing you!