Puerto Vallarta Journals

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Again

An October 2005 trip to Puerto Vallarta by garyrbeck

Si Señor Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico More Photos
Quote: I’m off to Puerto Vallarta once more to do research, staying in the SouthSide area, where there is lots of restaurants and bars and a good, fun beach with palapas, drinks, and music. Join in and have fun.

Si Señor

Restaurant | "Si Senor"

Si Señor Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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This is a new upscale and beautifully designed Mexican restaurant run by owners of The Blue Shrimp. Choice of indoor A/C or outside terraced garden seating with electric lantern-lit trees and an altar of Mayan-style ceramics. Aztec soup 55p, black bean soup 55p, quesadillas 70-145p, cheeses 95p, 4 moles 154p, jicama and guacamole tacos 58p, tostadas and chimichangas: chicken 110p, steak 140p or shrimp 150p, fajitas: chicken 130p, steak 165p, shrimp 195p or combo 180p, whole lobster 410p, pork Pibil 145p, pork carnitas 160p, 16 oz. steak 210p, grilled seafood combo for 2 690p, shrimp poblano 220p, red snapper 150p, swordfish 180p, mango mahimahi 150p, sea bass with agave juice 160p and tuna mixiote 175...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 14, 2005

Si Señor
Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 274
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
322-113-0064

Casa del Naranjo

Restaurant

Casa del Naranjo Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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3to 11pm

Owner Andres Espinoza's upscale casual with an open kitchen restaurant has an ever-changing menu with an emphasis on oranges. It may include shrimp salad with spinach and orange 70p, cold orange soup, giant butterflied shrimp with spinach ravioli in thyme sauce 170p, chicken breast stuffed with squash blossoms and ricotta cheese 110p, pork chop with Portobello mushrooms, and chocolate almond puff pastry with strawberry sauce.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 8, 2006

Casa del Naranjo
Naranjo 263 at Lázaro Cárdenas OT/SS
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 222-3518

¡Chile's!

Restaurant

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Open till 6pm but closed Sunday.

Since 1995, Hank Muffett and Conrad Kostelecky from Portland, OR, have found their pleasant niche 1 block up from Playa Los Muertos. Spit-barbecue rotisserie chicken 59p/half 30p (ready around 11:30am) over potato chunks is wonderful, as are the plump hamburgers 55p (best in Vallarta?) and potato salad. Other choices include a vegetarian burger 59p, roast beef sandwich 59p, and chef's salad 59p.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 8, 2006

¡Chile's!
Pulpito 122 Ot/ss.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
223-0373

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Noon to 10pmChef/owner Bruce's (El Pelón's) newly remodeled beautiful steak and chop house with interior and rear garden seating provides top-quality house-aged steaks, such as grilled rib eye carved table-side, 265p; New York strip with compound butter, 245p; tropical citrus chops or chicken stuffed with fruit, almonds, and pork; or chicken stuffed with spinach, rosemary, garlic, and mushrooms with a forestierre sauce 180p. There are also Mariposa prawns, butter-maple salmon with tropical spiced apple, and brie with warm strawberry puree, 145p.Lunch: Vegetarian wrap with mixed baby greens, 65pp; Ragin' Cajun blackened chicken wrap with Cajun cream sauce 85p; and chicken Caesar salad ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 8, 2006

Bruce's Back Alley Bistro
Francisco I. Madero 225 OT/SS
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 223-3560

Puerto Vallarta Beaches

Attraction | "Hanging out on the beach under palapas"

Puerto Vallarta Beaches Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Go people-watching while applying suntan lotion, sip cold beverages, eat lunch, listen to music, take long walks in the surf with amigos or alone, and buy things off the beach.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 9, 2005

Puerto Vallarta Beaches
On the Bay
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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garyrbeck

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