Puerto Vallarta Journals

Romantic Seafood

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An April 2008 trip to Puerto Vallarta by Andariega

Joe Jacks Fish Shack Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Although almost all restaurants in Vallarta offer seafood, these places specialize in it, and do a fine job. All are located in the Romantic Zone.

Mariscos Polo

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Restaurant | "Scrumptious Seafood"

Mariscos Polo Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Located east of Insurgentes, in the less touristed section of Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone, Polo’s is a seafood restaurant with a strong following of expats and long term foreigners. I always enjoy my time here but tend to forget about it. Spying an empty parking spot, we were reminded it was time to visit Polo’s once again.Just through the entrance there is a dining area to either side. We were ushered toward the left and told to choose any table. It was early for dinner and we were the first one’s there. The room is small with large windows facing the street, the tablecloths are festive and the minimal décor is ocean themed. The other space is much the same.The friendly wa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 16, 2009

Mariscos Polo
Francisco Madero # 376
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
322-113-0364

El Rincon

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Restaurant | "Out of Business"

El Rincon Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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We were in the mood for seafood so we thought we’d give somewhere we hadn’t been a try. El Rincon is on Restaurant Row in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone but east of Insurgentes, in a less congested area. It seemed as good of a place as any.El Rincon is a large restaurant but it was empty. It is a lovely building, two stories tall, with lots of arches and brickwork. The tables are festively dressed and there are Mexican adornments on the wall - sombreros, sarapes, papier-mâché birds and such. Upstairs are two balconies, connected by a bridge, overlooking the middle of the restaurant, leaving that section of the downstairs with a soaring ceiling where blown glass lamps dangle from long chai...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 15, 2009

Joe Jacks Fish Shack

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Joe Jacks Fish Shack Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Joe Jack’s Fish Shack, its name is fun and that’s why I first visited. As the name suggests, it is a happy and laidback place that serves fish. It is in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone a couple of blocks from Plaza Lazaro Cardenas. Downstairs, in this narrow establishment, are five or six simple wooden tables and a well stocked bar behind which is a large mirror surrounded by hundreds of brightly colored paper flowers. Up some narrow stairs is the partially covered rooftop terrace with more seating and a pleasant airy feeling. Both levels have fans and downstairs is air-conditioned when need be.We were told to sit anywhere by a smiling waitress (the staff always seems happy) wh...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 5, 2008

Joe Jacks Fish Shack
Basilio Badillo 212
Puerto Vallarta
322-222-2099

Roberto's Puerto Nuevo

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Restaurant | "Roberto's"

Roberto's Puerto Nuevo Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Roberto’s is located on Restaurant Row in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone and has been serving great seafood for about thirty years. Because I usually get my fish fix on the beach I rarely come here, but when I have, the food never disappoints. The service, the décor, the menu, even the location vary, but the food is always fantastic.The last time I ate here I was meeting my mother and Sails for an early lunch. We all arrived promptly at noon, just as the doors were opening. Naturally, we were the only customers in the place. Roberto’s usually has a mixed clientele of old, young, national, foreign, tourist and local. It used to always be full but over the last few years, since the restaura...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 5, 2008

Roberto's Puerto Nuevo
Basilio Badillo 284
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48380
+ 52 322 262 10

Tres Delfines (Los)

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Restaurant | "Los Tres Delfines"

Tres Delfines (Los)  Photo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Los Tres Delfines is in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone, just off of Olas Altas, the most touristed part of the neighborhood. It has been around for almost fifteen years but I had never eaten here before. I actually lived across the street and didn’t know it existed which is ridiculous considering the tables are set up out in the street. I blame my ignorance on the fact that the restaurant is only open in the winter and spring but the truth is I’m usually oblivious to my surroundings.Once I realized this place was here I just had to go. We showed up for an early dinner and had the place to ourselves. Plastic tables and chairs are set up in the street and in the carport of the owners’ home....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 5, 2008

Tres Delfines (Los)
Mamuel M. Dieguez 183
Puerto Vallarta
+52 322 222-0764