For lunch, we generally ordered very simple foods. The food was promptly served and was acceptable.
Dinners were a bit more complicated here. On some nights there would be a theme, such as South Pacific. For some reason, we did not dine here on any of the theme nights. (We did dine at Andrea, the other restaurant at the resort, on theme nights and found them to be excellent. I have no reason to think it would be otherwise at La Ribera.)
La Ribera is a steak house on the evenings that it does not have theme nights. It serves pretty good steaks--they are definitely served very hot.
The servers were all very friendly and helpful. We were not disappointed in any of our several visits to this restaurant.
(I am not sure I have the pricing right--we were all-inclusive so I did not pay much attention to pricing.)
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Land O Lakes, Florida
September 25, 2005
From journal Velas Vallarta
July 13, 2004
From journal Velas Vallarta All Inclusive
June 14, 2004
From journal Our Honeymoon
May 20, 2004
From journal Vallarta
Castle Rock, Colorado
April 24, 2004
From journal Puerto Vallarta
by D. Pam
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
April 23, 2004
The waiters were most accommodating, but sometimes service was a little slow at busy times, though it was still better than any service we would get at home under the same situation.
The only downside was the dinner buffet set up for Argentinean night -- go to the show, but skip the buffet and have dinner at Andrea's, the other restaurant at Velas (superb food, but you need reservations).
From journal First time in PV
April 2, 2004
The Argentinian themed night is on the beach on Monday evening. I highly recommend it - the food is very good and when the sun sets, the ambiance is incredible!
There is entertainment during the Pacific night - which was very interesting. During the day, you can order service from the restuarant and eat close to the pool. The Fajitas were excellent!
From journal My trip to Puerto Vallarta
January 11, 2003
The food is a mix of seafood and traditional mexican, with choices from fajitas and tacos to lobster. My wife and I both had mixed chicken and beef fajitas. The fajitas were OK, but being from Texas, we expected better and were a little disappointed. The meat did not seem to have been marinated or seasoned, just cut up and cooked. The fajitas also do not come with any cheese or sour cream, although we could probably have requested some. The margaritas were also disappointing. They tasted like the sweet and sour mix had been left out and were primarily tequila and ice blended together. The service was also somewhat lacking compared to what we expected and experienced in other places.
You may also have a few dogs or cats belonging to the locals wandering around your table if you are sitting at the outside tables. If you're feeling generous, give them some scraps, otherwise they move on to the next table fairly quickly and aren't too obnoxious.
The view was nice since it sits right on the beach and has a great view of the sunsets, and it's fun to sit there and watch the people parasail and jet ski. But if you are staying at the Velas, I'd recommend going down to the Marina to eat if you don't want to go downtown. See my entry on Victor's Place.
From journal Puerto Vallarta Adventures