Puerto Vallarta Journals

Romantic Beach Dining

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An April 2008 trip to Puerto Vallarta by Andariega

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Quote: If you want to wiggle your toes in the sand while eating dinner try out these restaurants. All are north of the romantic zone pier.

Farallon Restaurant & Burros Bar (El)

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Restaurant | "El Farallon Restaurant & Burros Bar"

Farallon Restaurant & Burros Bar (El) Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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The Burro Bar has the absolute worst service in Vallarta. If you want a waiter to notice he has people at his station – do not come here. If you want to order a drink without bellowing and doing aerobic arm flailing – do not come here. If you want to order lunch before dinnertime - do not come here. I love this place.What I love. 1 – The location - on the beach. You can get bad service while wiggling your toes in the sand.2 – The setting – under a large palapa, or one of the personal sized ones, surrounded by palm trees and tiki-donkeys.3 – The food – not fancy but consistently good, filling, and reasonably priced.4 – The beer – sold by the bucketful, making the bad...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 5, 2008

Farallon Restaurant & Burros Bar (El)
Olas Altas 401
Puerto Vallarta
+52 (322) 222-0112

Canto del Mar

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Canto Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Right on the beach, just off of Lazaro Cardenas park, Canto del Mar is in the perfect location and popular with many friends of ours but somehow we had never been. We ended up going in by accident, originally trying for the place next door. From the park side it is confusing which opening belongs to which restaurant; from the beach it is easy. Look at the tablecloths.A cheerful waiter immediately ushered us to a shady table, gave us menus and took drink orders. It looked like we were staying. Seated on the sand, surrounded by coconut palms and beach umbrellas, we were happy as clams. The beer was cold. We watched the waves and listened to the 70s classic rock the bartender put on when we a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 5, 2008

Cuates y Cuetes Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Cuates y Cuetes"

Cuates y Cuetes Restaurant Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Cuates y Cuetes, roughly translated, means twins and fireworks. It also can mean best buddies and tipsy folk. I think the latter best describes this place. Teté, the owner, is a bubbly, loving, airhead who really gets into special occasions. Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving and St. Patrick’s Day are often celebrated but Revolution Day, November 20, is an all out party. The solstice and equinoxes, are also a big deal, especially the spring one, are brought in with an indigenous religious ceremony and then a concert on the beach. Even on uncelebrated days this is a happy place to be.Located on the beach, right next to Los Muertos pier, Cuates is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also is ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 5, 2008

Cuates y Cuetes Restaurant

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 (322) 22 20113

Epoca

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Epoca Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Epoca is a pleasant restaurant on the ground floor of a large building of condominiums, but open to the public. It is on Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone. The street side entrance can be somewhat confusing. If there is a sign reading "Residents Only", you’re at the wrong door. Head a few steps toward the beach and you will find the right place. Most people go in from the beach – no confusion there. Surprisingly, we found parking just outside. We went in the side door and found ourselves in a typical Vallarta building with tile floors, white walls, and teja and wood beam ceilings. The level we were on, there were plenty of wooden tables and chairs but they were not set. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 5, 2008

Epoca
Aquiles Serdan 174 Col.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 (322) 222-2510

Langostino's

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Langostinos  Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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On the beach, just up from the pier in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone, is the restaurant Langostino’s. There are plenty of tables on the sand under individual palapas. Inside the decor is tropical and seating is comfortable with views of the busy beach and the ocean.We had been greeted by an exuberant waiter as we approached. He led us to our table, gave us menus and took drink orders. This is when anything resembling service ended. The restaurant specializes in seafood and the menu reflects this with a long list of shrimp, fish and lobster. Many of the appetizers, salads, soups and pasta dishes have seafood too but there are also plenty of options not from the ocean. There are fajitas, ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 5, 2008