About Papi Rico

Papi Rico Cantina delivers  you to the playful, sunny beaches of Puerta Vallarta without having to pack any bags or hop on an airplane. The design, feel, food, drinks, staff, and so much more strive to create a welcoming, warm, and fun environment where you can relax and get away from things, gather and socialize with your friends (both old and new) and enjoy life to the fullest.

PAPI RICO is Latin American slang for a good looking male – one so handsome that he is “good enough to eat” in the sense of deliciousness on several levels. It is a playful phrase used by both men and women in several countries (including Mexico), that intimates feelings of warmth and admiration.


Papi Rico is a gay owned and operated business proud to be located in the heart of the historic Castro district. We are a member of the Castro Merchant’s Association and support key community organizations and sports teams including:

Gay Softball Teams: The Crush, Blazing Hot Peppers, The Inferno Devils

Gay Kickball League: Team Daddy Issues

Non-Profit Organizations: Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, The San Francisco AIDS Foundation