Lázaro Cárdenas 311, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata,
48330 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
Hours:Martes a Domingo 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
+52 322 354 9878

Makal is a restaurant that brings to life the traditional flavors of Mexico. Its constant search for not letting our roots die creates a space of fusion and sensation.


Diego Guerrero López

Diego Guerrero Lopez Chef of Makal. 27 years originally from Mexico City, my beginnings were in that same city in renowned restaurants coml Catamundi located in Polanco, Rosetta Restaurant which is one of the 50 best in Latin America. A couple of years later in the group Café des Artistes in Puerto Vallarta, and in Tijuana, a restaurant called Oryx and different visits to other kitchens for collaborations or events throughout Tijuana, Ensenada and the Valle de Guadalupe, which came to add widely to my gastronomic idea and defined my style of cooking.



Chef Karyna Castro Meraz

Chef Karyna Castro Meraz Originally from Sonora with 12 years of experience in the industry, she studied Gastronomy at the Technological University of Hermosillo.
She also completed her internships in Boston, Massachusetts, before debuting as an Executive Chef in various nationally acclaimed restaurants. She has worked for chefs such as Javier Plasencia and Dante Ferrero. She appeared in the second season of the show “Parrilleros” on the SPACE channel, alongside Chef Antonio de Livier, and emerged as the winner of that episode. In addition to this achievement, she has participated in the Latin Chefs podcast and is an active member of the community. She has held several positions as Executive Chef in renowned hotel chains located in Baja California, showcasing her visionary approach and volunteering efforts to stimulate economic growth in the state. A lover of traditional Mexican cuisine and its fusions with other cultures. Currently, she is the Chef and owner of Amada Cocina de añoranza and Inari Ramen. Karina is recognized for her versatility, high standards, and creativity in the kitchen.

Makal _ Karyna Castro