El Farallon Restaurant & Burros Bar is a very large, open tourist beach bar situated just past Lazaro Cardenas Park at the northern end of Los Muertos beach. It’s a great place to meet friends and to sit leisurely and watch the beach action or the sunset.
Don’t expect this to be a gourmet restaurant as the food is useful mainly as an afterthought or adjunct to an evening of drinking. People often describe the food as “decent” but Burros is definitely not a meal destination. The bathrooms, although clean, are a walk cross the malecon from the bar.
There is an agressive barker out front and that turns off many people, but he’s generally humorous and friendly. The margaritas are large and generally liked. The “bucket of beer” for 60 pesos has 3 beers in it. Normally beer is 30 pesos at Burros. Prices and quality are normal for a beach restaurant.
- ADDRESS: Olas Altas #401 corner of Lazaro Cardenas, on the beach
- WEBSITE: www.mexonline.com/burros.htm
- EMAIL: burrosbar @ yahoo.com
- PHONE: 322 222 0112
- HOURS/DAYS: Daily 9 am to 10 pm
- HAPPY HOUR: 1 to 2 pm and 7 to 8 pm
- Typical beach tourist food and snacks.
- Beach seating
COMMENTS ( from the owners )
The Farallon Restaurant and Bar (as it was originally named) was established in August 1992 in the middle of Olas Altas Beach and at the beginning of the Romantic Zone in Puerto Vallarta by the Brambila family, a family with a history in the restaurant business for more than 45 years. The Farallon restaurant and bar has always been family managed and a family oriented business.
Later on, when the business was in its first years, it became very popular for tourists and locals alike. The restaurant’s greatest attraction was its relaxing and casual ambience, its delicious margaritas, ice cold beer, seafood (including lobster) and a little pet donkey (burro) which one of the owners had rescued. This little donkey became the restaurant’s mascot and best asset. Thanks to this little burro and the tourists, the restaurant got its new name THE FARALLON RESTAURANT AND BURROS BAR and, eventually, all the tourists and patrons would say from there on, “let’s go to the Burros Bar!!!!”
GOOGLE STREET VIEW & MAP
(Google does not provide “street view” of the beach in Vallarta and this is the view of the street leading down to the bar)
Updated April 14, 2010