Breakfast at Kaiser Maximilian

Puerto Vallarta ~ January 28

In my next blog, I will post some photos of the various sculptures on the Malecon.

The Malecon gets pretty busy after noon, so you end up taking photos of other people taking photos of the statues. Or you get annoying little glitches, like the hand holding the camera sticking up behind my right shoulder in this photo. (No, I don’t “do Photoshop” yet!)


So, on our last full day in Puerto Vallarta, we decided to go for a morning stroll, before the “other people” were up and about.

There are lots of places in the Romantic Zone where you can eat breakfast. But one of the most amusing is Kaiser Maximilian. We got there shortly after their advertised opening-time but, this being Mexico, they were still in the process of opening. So we took an additional walk round the block before returning for breakfast.


I do not know much about Kaiser Maximilian the man … except that, according to Wikipedia, he was “the only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire” and was “a younger brother of the Austrian emperor Francis Joseph I”.

In any case, the restaurant fully lives up to its name, offering, among other things: Muesli, Benedictine Maximilian, Ranchero Eggs, Chilaquiles and Kaiserschmarm. Hopefully, nobody mixes all those items in a single breakfast … 😳 …


Prices, by the way, are in Mexican Pesos, not US Dollars. They also serve Espresso de Viena and Capuccino Einspänner …


Our breakfast was delicious but we restrained ourselves and photographed only the (very good) bread and butter …



And after breakfast, as planned, we headed off to photograph the Malecon.

Kaiser Maximilian is located in the Hotel Playa Los Arcos. If we were looking for a large conventional Mexican hotel right on the beach and right in the middle of the Romantic Zone, I think we would consider this hotel. Certainly, as far as location is concerned, this hotel puts you right in the middle of the action. Which might or might not be a good thing, depending on your priorities. Here is their website.

Hotel Playa los Arcos



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