Restaurants are a hard sell in all-inclusive-dominated Nuevo Vallarta. This one has managed to survive (it was formerly called La Porteña). The setting, an L-shaped covered patio with kids' play equipment in the center, is Mexican, but the food is pure Argentine flavor. Every cut of meat is grilled over mesquite, from the steaks to Angus prime rib. The adventurous yet tasty chinculinas (tender tripe appetizers) and chorizo turnovers certainly are authentic. Rice,
veggies, and other sides must be ordered separately. Italian dishes and a few non-Argentine things like salmon and chicken dishes are also available. Come for a late lunch (it opens only after 2 pm) or dinner.
Blvd. Nayarit 25, between highway to Bucerías and El Tigre golf course, Nuevo Vallarta, 63732, Mexico