The Culinaria Mexicana publishing house has awarded Tintoque as one of the 120 best restaurants in Mexico in its “Guía de México Gastronómico 2019, 2020 & 2021 “ being the only place in the city with such a distinctive award.


Tintoque seeks to be a cultural link that expresses the culinary journey of the passage of time in the bay, finding flavors and elements that mark each stage in the history of Puerto Vallarta.

Here we present a different proposal of creative cuisine based on the essence of regional recipes and ingredients, with the best product offered by the Mexican Pacific, materialized with the influence of the cuisines and trips that have marked the life of Vallartense Chef  Joel Ornelas; who transmits an author’s kitchen that manages to be a true gastronomic experience for lovers of good food and all those who seek to refine their palate with unique experiences.


Joel Ornelas is the young chef behind Tintoque’s culinary identity.

Originally from Puerto Vallarta, he’s worked for some of the best gourmet restaurants in the city and for renowned international cuisine
 restaurants in Mexico, Spain and England.

At Tintoque, chef Ornelas offers a unique culinary experience by combining advanced techniques and applying his personal style, which includes contrasting textures with acidic and spicy elements, beautifully presented. He designs his dishes using fresh products found at local markets or provided by local farmers.


At Tintoque, while some seafood dishes are always featured, our “Creative Menu” offers specials that change daily based on the availability of unique, local, fresh ingredients and products. Get to know a few of them below.

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Tintoque is located at Aquiles Serdan 445 col Emiliano zapata. Zona romántica

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Aquiles Serdan 445 col Emiliano zapata. Zona romántica, Puerto Vallarta.

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