Puerto Vallarta, a Foodie's Paradise
If you have ever done an internet search of popular restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, you have probably already heard of El Arrayán. Not only are they known for their fresh ingredients and blend of traditional with unique Mexican cuisine, they also have live music on Saturday nights and offer one-day cooking classes taught by their chef. El Arrayán is certainly a great choice but there are other restaurants that offer Mexican cuisine. Langostinos, for example, has tempting Mexican food and also has the added bonus of seating on the beach (inside seating also available)!
If you are a seafood lover, you are in luck! El Colera, for example offers delicious seafood entrees at a reasonable price. Encanto has a variety of tasty options including a coconut shrimp with a mango sauce. Tony's Please, run by, yes, you guessed it, Tony, has a variety of delicious menu options including frog legs! Ok, you might not consider that real “seafood” but Tony’s has other more traditional aquatic fare as well.
What you will quickly find in Puerto Vallarta, and its surrounding areas, is that these restaurants are used to a high level of tourism, with people from all over the world visiting, and are, therefore, influenced by different cuisines and by the need to please a variety of tastes. Though fresh local ingredients are used, and many restaurants will still offer the Mexican classics (or some variation of them) many restaurants have menus that offer a little something from everywhere. La Ronda is a favorite among the locals with its selection of tasty international and Mexican food. Cafe Roma tends to focus mainly on Italian cuisine but also serves wings, ribs, margaritas, and beer. What a tempting combination! Alaska's Diner offers a little bit of everything from fresh seafood to Thai curry to mac and cheese in a fun diner setting.
There are also those restaurants that have fully adopted an international cuisine. Harry's Bar, for example, is a good old English Pub in Old Town Puerto Vallarta! Harry’s has traditional pub food and drink as well as pool tables and, as an added bonus, Wi-Fi internet! If you are a fan of German food, give Hacienda Alemana a try. For Asian food, you will want to visit Archie's Wok or Bonsai.
When arranging your trip to Puerto Vallarta, be sure to make at least a few of these amazing restaurants part of your meal plan and also make sure to check out www.vallartalaestancia.com for luxury accommodations. The privately owned villas at La Estancia offer the conveniences of home in a beautiful resort setting with views of the Banderas Bay.