La Cruz is a quaint fishermen's village, in the heart of the town, in a very well decorated round about you will find the object that gives it its name: A Cross made of Wood of the Huanacaxtle Tree.

The town's fiesta is May 3rd, the day of the holy cross, or Santa Cruz, the patron of the construction workers. Every year and for 9 days La Cruz church bells toll and the town gets full of life and people in streets stands with games for grownups and children, a variety of food and desserts, the skies rock with the firecrackers and the night of May 3rd a beautiful display of colorful fireworks illuminates the bay.
Every night the fishermen leave the small inlet to catch a wide selection of the best seafood and fish, same ones that will be eaten later in the finest and more exclusive restaurants of Banderas Bay (Puerto Vallarta included).

La Cruz itself has its own selection of restaurants, from the streets taco stand to the fancy restaurants with life music, all of them share a distinct trade mark, the best flavors of the area, the best regional seasoning, a homey taste and the freshest quality at very fair prices.
La Cruz is a favorite town that every weekend receives the visit of a fair amount of people from other towns and from other countries all year round.

Frascati- Ristorante- Bar
Owners: Phillipe Defayes and Elsa Alba.
Address: Blvd. Langosta 10 and Coral Street.
Web page:
Phone number: 01 (329) 295-6185
Cuisine: Italian
Specialty: Pizzas with wooden oven flavor, salads, pasta, grilled meat & fish.
Open hours: open every day from 5 to 11 pm.
Credit cards: American Express, Visa, Master card
Recommendations: THE BEST FOOD IN TOWN. Reservations for groups recommended. Wide selection of wines. Upscale still casual.

La Cruz Bistro Grill
Address: Langosta #26, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Phone number: (329) 295 5874
Web page:
Open hours: every day 5:00pm to 11:00 pm.

Address: Langosta #27
Phone number: (322) 168 3264
Cuisine: Mediterranean.

Hikuri, Art Gallery and Café.
Owners: Wayland and Aruna Combe- Wright.
Address: Coral 66
Web page:
Phone number: 01 (329) 295-5071
Cuisine: International and Mexican.
Specialty: English Muffins
Open hours: 9 am. To 6:00 pm.
Closed on: Sundays.
Recommendations: Artists at work, weaving silk screen printing, cabinet making, turning wood, art gallery of some of the finest Hichol artists.

Britannia Pub.
Owners: (UK)
Address: Coral 68
Cuisine: Appetizers.
Specialty: Bar with A/C.
Live music: Once a week during summers.
Open hours: After 6 p.m.
Closed on: Open every day.
Recommendations: Fish & chips.

Ikuai at Yacht Club
Address: Marlín #39
La Cruz Yacht Club, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, México
Phone number: (329) 295 5526
Cuisine: Global cuisine.

Retaurant La Cascada.
Address: Coral #61
Phone number: (329) 295 5948

Address: Camaron #23
Phone number: (329) 295 5839
Open hours: Open every day.
Cuisine: Baguettes and salads.

Xocolátl Roberto's
Address: Carretera a Punta de Mita y Langosta.
Phone number: (329) 295 6080
Cuisine: TexMex

Charlie's Place
Address: Camaron #200
Phone number: (322) 158 0170
Recommendation: Handmade Burgers, freshly squeezed Margaritas, thick cut steaks, catch of the day.

Espresso. Coffee company.
Address: Camaron #25 altos.
Phone number: (329) 295 5354

Black Forest
Owners: Winfried and Andrea, Peter and Yvonne Demetz.
Address: Marlin 16 La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.
Web page:
Phone Number: 01 (329) 295-5203
Cuisine: Fine European Cuisine.
Specialty: Schnitzel, Hungarian, Goulash, Greek Salad, Pizza.
Live music: Friday 7:30 pm
Open hours: Sunday thru Friday 5pm. To 10 pm. Close on: Tuesday.
Recommendations: Reservation for Events Recommended. Check Web site for Events; display the best flamenco music with the spicy rhythms of Andrea and Latcho, the Gitanes Blondes!

La Glorieta de Enrique.
Owners: Enrique Ramírez and Family.
Address: Coral 26.
Phone number: 044 (322) 278-3292
Cuisine: Seafood
Specialty: Fish Tacos.
Open hours: 8 am. To 8 pm.
Close on: Thursday.
Recommendations: Chilaquiles for breakfast, the best fish tacos, the friendliest service of the Bay.

Owners: Philo Hayward
Address: Delfin
Cuisine: BBQ Ribs from Lori's Kitchen, seafood, fish, fajitas, hamburgers.
Specialty: Rusell's BBQ Ribs
Live music: Winter: Daily, Summer few nights a week.
Open hours: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Closed on: Winter, Open every day.- Summer, Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays.
Recommendations: A different happening every night, open mike, karaoke, great musicians.

Masala Restaurant.
Address: Coral #10. La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.
Phone number: (329) 295 1331.
Cuisine: Asian

Rey Bombon
Owners: Sergio Ramos Castillo aka Rey Bombon
Address: Coral 31 esq. Delfin
Phone number: 01 (329) 295-5204
Cuisine: Seafood
Specialty: Fish meatballs, mussels on season.
Open hours: 11 am to 6 pm. Every day all year round.
Recommendations: mussels, cucaracha shrimp.

Huanacaxtle Bar Café
Address: Tiburon esq. Delfín
Phone number: (322) 182 5596
Cuisine: Mexican food

El Potrero de Chavez
Address: Carretera Punta de Mita # 36
Phone number: (329) 295 5124
Cuisine: Seafood

El Violli
Address: Monte Calvario #2
Phone number: (322) 121 5212
Cuisine: Mediterranean food

La Cava de las Martínez
Address: Camaron 22.
Phone number: (322) 102 2727

Owners: Geronimo Ramirez and Family.
Address: Marlin 14
Phone number: 01 (329) 295-5055
Cuisine: Fish meatballs and Machaca.
Open hours: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed on: Monday except on high season.
Recommendations: Fish meatballs.


Don Emerio.
Owners: José Emerio Segura and Family.
Address: Beach La Manzanilla.
Cuisine: Seafood.
Specialty: Fish Filet.
Live music: you can find Sinaloa bands at the beach.
Open hours: 11 am. To 6 pm.
Closed on: open all week.
Recommendations: Fish Filet.

Don Bidou.
Address: La Manzanilla Beach.
Cuisine: Seafood
Specialty: Sarandeado Fish
Open hours: 11 am to 6 pm.
Closed on: open every day.
Recommendations: Sarandeado fish.

Vista Hermosa.
Owners: González Family.
Address: Playa La Manzanilla
Cuisine: Seafood
Specialty: Shrimp a la Diabla.
Open hours: 11 am. To 6 pm.
Closed on: Open every day.
Recommendations: Shrimp a la Diabla.



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