With more than 150 Mexico restaurant reviews to her name, Andariega is our de facto food expert south of the border. But since she’s visited nearly every eatery there, we couldn't help but wonder, what was left for her to review? The second-floor restaurants of Puerto Vallarta, it turns out, in a creative journal that’s second to none.
The detail-oriented foodie fills us in on where to find great mahi-mahi; where to get “fat and happy;” where to indulge in incredible chocolate; and where to catch live music. But some of the best parts of her reviews, both in this journal and in others, are the “Sails said” portions, where Andariega includes a telling line from dining companion Sails. Two of our favorite Sails-isms are: “Sails said, ‘Good eggs Benedict, good omelets, good food in general and friendly service too. What are poutines?’” and “Sails said, ‘The food is great here. The service is always friendly and attentive. Stay the @#$% away from my meatballs!’”
The quirky Up With Romantic Dining leaves us hoping for a second course of first-tier “seconds,” but in the meantime, we’ll be feasting on the rest of Andariega’s newly published Puerto Vallarta dining reviews.