One of our favourite spots to dine. Creative dishes with fresh quality ingredients and the best service staff. Always excited for our next experience
Lovely small restaurant, slightly off the beaten track. To start, Icu’ serves a delicious salsa with fresh mini tortillas. Next came an amuse-bouche of chickpea emulsion. It was outstanding. I wanted a whole bowl!!! We ordered 2 appetizers, beet salad and foie gras. The salad was very disappointing. Although avocados are one of my favorite foods it was not complimentary to the beets. The beets with pink pine nuts were nice, but nothing special. The seared foie gras, on the other hand, was outstanding. Served with a berry compote, strawberries and buttered toast slivers , it was perfect.
For the main course I had dorado (mahi-mahi). Served on a bed of tomato chorizo mash, it was tender, moist and mild. Exactly as it should be. The tomato chorizo added just enough of “savory” to make this dish outstanding. A carrot purée on the side was creamy and flavorful. I could have eaten a bowl of this as well!
Icu’ is a sparkling little diamond on the Vallarta food scene. I wish I could rate it 5 stars. The beets were just too disappointing. Secondly, the noise level was high. There were only 4 other tables dining while we were there, and we had to shout our conversation. I could barely hear what sounded like lovely background music. That was a shame.
I will most certainly dine there again. The service was excellent and the majority of our selections were superb.
Restaurant Icu continues to WOW me. I tried them several times last year and they were impressive. I was so happy to see that they survived the slow time in Vallarta and continue to provide creative and delicious food. The zucchini tostada continues to be my favorite appetizer while the foi gras was perfectly seared and presented. The black bean soup is as good as any you will find. Thank you Icu!
Fui con mi novio pedimos el menu de tiempos con vino toda la secuencia de la cena estuvo increíble y la combinación con los vinos que escogieron también increible, los chefs estuvieron en constante comunicación con nosotros, altamente recomendado!
We absolutely loved our night at Icu - food was amazing and fantastic service. Loved the variety of food and cocktails. The menu is a set menu of 5 courses and changes often but loved the chef choices and exciting presentation.
Icú has been one of my favorite restaurants in Vallarta since it opened. The "thing" is multi-course tasting menus, which change monthly. The food is creative as ever--our favorite was the smoked marlin tamal in a tomato-chipotle sauce. The service is very attentive, and subdued lighting and intimate space make for a very charming ambiance. It had been six months since I was last there, and I was shocked to see that their prices have gone up exponentially. The 5-course tasting menu used to be around $500 pesos but has gone up to $950 pesos, which is very steep for Vallarta. Those are USA prices. That may explain why we were the only people there on a Friday night. The wine list also has been marked up considerably. There are now only 2-3 bottles of wine for less than 50 dollars, which, again, is very pricey for Vallarta. For instance, a bottle of wine that I can get at Costco for under $200 pesos was priced around $750 pesos. I love the food and the ambiance; however, based on the price increases, I will have to rethink whether I will return or recommend this restaurant to friends.
Hello Daniel, thank you very much for your review. We are really glad you like our restaurant. I just want to clarify a couple of your comments about our prices. Our 5 course tasting menu price its been $950 pesos since the first day we open almost 2 years ago, we have not increased it. On our wine list we have 17 bottles under the $50USD mark, which is roughly the 20% of our wine list. We look forward to have you again on our restaurant. Thank you!
Un lugar pequeño, pocas mesas, servicio muy personalizado
One of PV's steadily rising stars, Icú has come a long way from when it first opened. Now it is sure footed and consistently excellent. Definitely a keeper!
Absolutely a hidden gem in Puerto Vallarta. You are immediately swept away into another world as soon as you enter through the door. Can notrave enough about the creativity and expertise in both the service & quality of food. We had the 9 course tasting menu with wine pairing and I'm still savoring some of those flavors.
Fantastic service, drink selection and food. I reluctantly tried some fish that I do not like, but I loved it here! Every dish was great, from start to finish. Yes, it is pricey for Mexico, but less than half of what I’d expect to pay at home in Vancouver. This restaurant’s cuisine could compete easily with anything in Whistler, BC.
Excellentes platillos. Buen servicio.
Una cocina diferente. Una experiencia que vale la pena.
Muy buena en general, volveremos! Así de simple!
Me decepcionó, no disfruté la comida al máximo, ya que el porkbelly no estaba dorado en la piel y la grasa se percibía mucho; el atún tenía demasiada soya así como su acompañamiento. Al día siguiente tuve dolor de estómago.
Todo exquisitamente preparado. Las carnes son tan tiernas que se deshacen en la boca. Muy recomendable. Voy a regresar.
This is an absolute Jewel of a gourmet restaurant! Any foodie would be thrilled to find this level of service and food execution in San Francisco or any major city.
It's a small restaurant with an elegant atmosphere. from the moment you enter you are warmly greeted. The service is attentive friendly and professional without being overbearing.
We started with the beet salad and the zucchini tostada. My husband was so impressed with the flavor of the beets that we had to ask our waiter which spice was used. Our server checked with the kitchen and reported it was Chinese five-spice. So unusual yet delicious. The zucchini tostada was so delicious I didn't want to add any of the olive oil that came with it. I was encouraged to do so and wasn't disappointed.
We ordered the octopus, the chicken, and the roasted cauliflower. All were wonderfully executed and artfully arranged on the plate. the chicken was very tender and cooked to perfection. The chopped vegetables it was served on top of were so flavorful I could have made a whole meal of that.
The wine list contains wine exclusively from Mexico which we really appreciated. For dessert we had the chocolate lava cake and dove in so fast that I was unable to get a photo. Absolutely we will be back every year that we visit! We have family who lives in PV and they had not tried the restaurant. We took them out a second night and they were equally impressed.
El lugar tiene buena ambientacion. La carta de vinos es buena y la comida esta muy bien realizada. Las porciones son suficientes.
Great little restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, by far the best modern mexican cusine restaurant in town. Highly recomendable. Service is great as well!!!
Superó mis expectativas, es un restaurante que volveré a ir. Mi favorito en Vallarta
Excelente ambiente, presentación y servicio. Los platillos son inovadores y deliciosos. Realmente recomiendo este lugar.
Excelente atención y excelente servicio.
Excelente comida y muy buena atención, una increíble contemporización de la comida Mexicana.
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We look forward to you comeback. Warm regards, Josue Jimenez
Always a delight to come here! Food is excellent, from it's presentation, variety and quality. Service is amazing & overall consistently great dining experience. Love the continual changes to menu while still keeping some classic signature dishes.
es un lugar pequeño algo escondido a mi gusto pero tiene una comida excelente de lo mejor que tiene vallarta
Great service and amazing food! Try the risotto wow!
El mesero muy joven, deberá tener más entrenamiento y un mejor espiritu de servicio para estar al nivel del lugar. Seguro lo logrará.
This was a Restaurant Week option and wanted to try a new place. We were surprised and pleased with the service and food. Will definitely return.
Great experience as always. We live nearby and have been many times. Service is great and truly one of the most inventive menus in PV - this is not your abuelas Mexican food. Their cocktails, especially the left side of the menu vs the classics on the right side, are an adventure in the art of mixology. See you again on Saturday for our friends’ 1st night in PV.
Amazing experience beginning to end! Can not recommend highly enough!!!
Si ya se lo recomende al Mr. Shane Walker.
Fue una cena extraordinaria. El servicio excelente y cada platillo fue una magia de sabor y una linda presentación.
Very creative food. I loved the atmosphere. Quite and mysterious. It felt like a secret hidden restaurant in New York.
I especially enjoyed the huitlachouche soup and the catch of the day.
We were there for restaurant month.
La comida como siempre espectacular. Muy buen servicio. Delicioso todo y el ambiente siempre cálido y diferente
Dining at Icu was a wonderful experience. We were celebrating our engagement and they made us feel welcome and special. I had booked a few months in advance on open table when the restaurant used to be open on Sundays. Recently Icu changed their hours to be closed on Sundays. However they didn’t want to cancel so they opened the restaurant especially for us and were so gracious ! The food was outstanding. We enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu. Each dish was visually stunning, and perfectly balanced. We can’t wait to go back next time we are in Puerto Vallarta. Arnold , our server was wonderful! Thanks for the unforgettable private dining experience!
This little place continues to wow. The staff is outstanding and attentive without being overbearing. The food is wonderful and creative. The zucchini tostada and the red snapper tacos were amazing. The duck was a little misstep to my palate, the flavors did not quite meld. Otherwise, it is 5 stars and 2 thumbs up!
Realmente vale la pena conocer este lugar, la comida es excelente, todo lo que pedimos estaba de primera
Quiet, intimate, soft lighting. This is one of the best restaurants in Vallarta. The tasting menus offer creative and exciting riffs on classic Mexican dishes. Also, the bartender knows how to make a good drink.
Decidimos celebrar nuestro aniversario en este fresco y diferente concepto. La atmósfera es muy actual y la comida es sorprendente. Elegí el menú 5 tiempos y los 5 fueron deliciosos, pero lo más exquisito fue el cierre con el mouse de maracuya y plátano.
Muy buena y recomendable opción
We have not seen in Puerto Vallarta a quality in every aspect.
The food, the service, the personal was above and beyond.
We cannot say anything negative about your restaurant.
As with many other reviews, we agree this place is wonderful. We spent a lot of time searching for interesting food of good quality, and this restaurant really does fit the bill for one of the best in town. The small tasting menu was quite adequate. The steak dish was so tender that you almost hated using a knife on it. Please go there and support this wonderful restaurant. By the way, the Uber driver could not find the restaurant to pick us up, so I simply gave my phone to the staff who directed him to its location. When we first arrived, I couldn’t find the front door myself, but it turned out that the wood paneling on the outside was the door.