Great new restaurant on the row in Punta Mita. Hector himself came to our table and constructed a personalized tasting menu. It had all the elements of the region, fresh octopus and yellowtail tuna along with spices of Mexico. Juan Carlos our server was very good at explaining each dish, we had about 9 separate dishes that we shared and all were outstanding. I was in Punta Mita 4 years ago and the expansion of this restaurant is so rewarding.
We dined here on our last night in Punta Mita and our only regret was we hadn't dined here earlier in our trip. Then we'd have been able to eat at Hector's a second time. Delicious ! Truly innovative while not trying too hard like several other restaurants we'd eaten at here. Not going to recommend anything because I'm sure it is all very good. Nice wine list, good local beers, and a full bar. Hector knows his stuff.
We have dined at Hector's a few times since he opened here in Punta Mita. We like to share plates and every dish has been creative, delicious and beautifully presented.
This time we were so happy with our meal that as we were leaving we gave the open kitchen a standing ovation - excellent work!
While pricing is not inexpensive, it is great value for a world class dining experience.
My words won’t do this place justice!! This was by far, the BEST restaurant I have ever eaten at. EVER. This flavors were so wonderfully curated and everything was so fresh and well executed. My friend and I shared the beet salad, beet and hummus, sweet potato truffle tortellini. We both had the polenta and wild mushroom entree. Everything was so divine, I would highly recommend all the above items. Not to mention the drinks were crazy good and so thoughtfully mixed. Our fantastic waiter even made us a speciality of his own creation to start (mezcal, beer, lemon, passion fruit). I would also recommend the Mita splash!!!! The service was so so so so amazing. This restaurant should be world famous. I have tried the most notable restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles (West Hollywood), Portland, nyc. Nothing compares or is in the same league as hectors kitchen in my opinion.
Very good food almost excellent. Not ventilation in kitchen so you smell everything being cooked. Add to it kitchen is understaffed and with half full resteraunt we waited 1hr 20 min for food. Will give 1 more try Octopus was great. 3fin sea bass over cooked.
After eating here once, we ended up coming back with our whole family the next night. The food here is high end, and well executed, comparable to any top restaurants in major cities. It was an awesome surprise to find such a great place in Punta Mita. We will come back here multiple times when we are back next.
Hector’s Kitchen was great! The food was so good and unique. The short rib spring rolls with the red curry sauce were fantastic! The pork belly confit was cooked perfectly, the best I have eaten! We loved taking to Roberto, our server. This place is highly recommended.
One of the best restaurants in Punta Mita.
Stay for dessert!
El servicio es excelente y la cocina de Héctor es una delicia
Para mi gusto es el mejor restaurante de Punta de Mita.
Visitamos el lugar con amigos que residen en SF y que están en el ramo restaurantero, se fueron maravillados por los sabores, texturas y combinación en los alimentos.
Sensacional ! Súper servicio. Felicidades !
Great new spot in Punta Mita! Hector was fantastic and his food is even better! -Dustin. dbURBAN
It was AMAZING! We loved it, it is a “MUST” dinning experience in the area!
Thank you very much Lillian for your comments, Our biggest motivation is that our clients feel satisfied. We wait for you again.
Excelente comida y servicio. La verdad platillos de primer nivel. Precios poco altos. Cheque promedio de 2500 pesos. Pero lo volvería a pagar.
Felicidades Chef Leyva ! Sensacional
Fernando, nos alegra que disfrutaras de tu visita. Gracias por el fantástico comentario.
Beautiful presentation. Creative cuisine.
We try to do our biggest effort for our amazings clients. Thanks for the comment
Great food and service.
The food at Hector’s was spectacular and was only outshined by the service. Every bite we had was unique and delightful. Service was attentive and personal. Manager, Caesar was amazing! Definitely recommend a stop here on your trip to Punta Mita!
Best meal we had in PtMita. Outstanding!!
Also, great wine list!
We are very pleased that you enjoyed all that with much love we prepared for you. We wait for you again
Prices were on the expensive side, which would be fine except for the fact the quality of the food preparation was only average. The size of the foie gras appetizer was ridiculously small, consisting of maybe two very small bites for 350 pesos. Also, our waiter took care of tables all over the restaurant instead of working in a specific area, and he rarely looked at our table while working the tables that were far away from us. At one point we had to start waving our arms to get his attention. This is not the type of dining experience I would expect from a restaurant with a large kitchen staff, lots of waiters and high prices.
Amazing food and top-notch service. Highly recommend to anyone wanting an excellent non-touristy experience.
Hector is a truly talented chef and every course was amazing. The octopus, tortellini and the duck were fantastic. The desserts with the wine pairing was not to be missed. Excellent night at Hectors Kitchen!
Our family really enjoyed our dinner at Hector’s Kitchen. We were very impressed with the staff. Hector, himself, came out to thank us for coming.
From our amuse bouche to dessert, all of our plates were delicious and well seasoned. The crispy octopus, ahi tartare and fois gras apps were stand outs.
The pork belly confit entree was fantastic. Perfectly prepared with a mole that was extremely flavorful. Three fish of the day options were offered. The local red snapper was plated with braised fennel and roasted cherry tomatoes. Every bite was enjoyable.
Don’t miss desserts were the chocolate mousse which was encased in a firm chocolate casing. A combination of mouse and raspberry sung with each bite. Additionally, the creamy guava compote was very tasty and paired uniquely with a milk carmel ice cream that was silky.
Epic meal. Best in PM!
Extraordinary! Our second perfect meal at Hector’s. Can’t wait for our next! By far the best restaurant inside or outside the gates of Punta Mita.
Hector’s kitchen is one of the newest restaurants in Punta Mita. Located conveniently downtown near the Punta Mita complex. Food and atmosphere was top notch. Started with tuna tartare and tempura oysters. So good. My main dish was steak. Cooked a perfect medium rare. My family also enjoyed their dishes and they accommodated my young daughter with pasta. Highly recommend.
We had a wonderful dinner at Hector’s Kitchen while on vacation in Punta Mita. Our waiter Louis was such a joy. He was well versed on the menu and was very helpful in his recommendations for dinner. The restaurant only opened four months ago but you couldn’t tell at all. The service was impeccable and the food was great. I would recommend the Sweet Potato tortellini, Tuna tostada and Pork Belly. Honestly though you probably can’t go wrong with any of the dishes. We loved everything we ordered. We will definitely visit again next time we visit. Thank you Hector’s Kitchen for a lovely night out!
Fabulous place. Our waiter Roberto and the manager could not have been nicer and more attentive. The owner and chef Hector came out from the kitchen to thank us for dining at his restaurant. He was a chef for many years at the Four Seasons prior to opening up his own place. He is VERY talented and the food favorably compares with the best New York City restaurants that we frequent. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND this restaurant and wish Hector and his staff the great success they deserve.
We will go back!
Fantastic meal that had us still talking about it the next day. Recommend catch of the day, tuna tartar, and chocolate dessert.
Great place to eat. Food is amazing , great taste and unique concept, wine sugestions are also great.
Fantastic menu and food. Luis was great waiter.
Loved the shrimp risotto. Duck was delicious. Oyster starter and crab comes yummy.
Very classy sophisticated dining. Nice change from all the regular spots on the beach.
Prices were up there but quality of food and creativeness were worth.
My only complaint was pretty noisy although full restaurant and pour was very light on glass of wine.
We will be back though.
Chocolate dessert was also good choice.
Hectors is an excellent restaurant on par with tuna Blanca and a step above si señora. It’s a new place tucked underneath the massage spot on in the strip mall. Although it doesn’t have the beach front view the ambiance is exceptional and the wait staff goes to great lengths to make everyone feel welcome. The tuna tartar is best I’ve had, pork cheeks were perfectly cooked, and I couldn’t get enough of my catch of the day. We’ll be back.
Christmas dinner chef’s tasting menu was superb. Fois gras, pumpkin-butternut soup, grilled octopus with charred avocado, lamb chops with baby beets and hummus. Excellent wine choices including a Taittinger rose champagne, and a nice Cab from Oaxaca. Perfect service from this newly opened restaurant.
Wonderful service and delicious food. We are definitely going back. Warm and friendly interactions with Hector the chef who previously worked at the four season. We had 6 different dishes and all were fantastic from snuke to pork belly to ahi tuni to NY Strip. My sons loved it. Our waiter, Job was wonderful. Both the manager and hostess were also very friendly and attentive.
Best meal we’ve had in both puerto Vallarta and punta de mita. Inventive cuisine, friendly staff and super quality food
¡Excelente comida! Altamente recomendable, sabor único y servicio de primera. Volveremos.