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Puerto Vallarta-Restaurant suggestions around Marriott

Old Mar 17th, 2005, 08:53 AM
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Puerto Vallarta-Restaurant suggestions around Marriott

We are going to PV and staying at the Marriott in April. This is a first time for all 8 of us. 6 adults and 2 kids (3 and 5).
I understand that the Marriot is near the Marina. What restaurants do you suggest in that area? We aren't looking for anything extremely expensive.
Also, one is one resturant that we shouldn't miss in PV? (doesn't matter on price) We want one really nice dinner.
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You're only a hundred yards or so walk to the marina itself, and there are lots of restaurants lining the walkways that surround the docks. My suggestion would be to just stroll the area and find some places that appeal to you.

I ate at the Rincon Argentino and thought it was good, but definitely a place that appeals to the steak and potatoes crowd --- not a lot for the vegetarian in the family.

There's a Japanese sushi type place that looks very upscale, but I didn't try it (don't really care for sushi), a popular and fairly inexpensive Chinese place, an upscale Italian place, and lots more, including a location for Las Palomas --- if you like Mexican fare.

There's also a waffle house there where you can snag breakfast for $2.

I'd also suggest exploring downtown since some of the most characterful places are in the older areas, especially the "restaurant row" area near Playa los Muertos.

Have fun!
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I too am going to the Marriott in April like Tio Gringo said there are many restaurants in the Marina area. If you like Italian there is Portobello, really good we always go there for Italian. There are a few steak restaurants I think the one we ate at was called Buenos Aires. If you are looking for something very special there are a few. Are you thinking of something really special? If you are here are my choices because these are the ones I have tried. El Panorama is high up on top a hotel you must get there before Sunset the restaurant is so high up it overlooks all of the City and Bay Wonderful!!! Also one of my favorites is Le Kliff it is about a 1/2 hr from P.V. but is well worth the ride.
Again you must get there before sunset to capture the view. It is by far the best viee I have ever seen in my life!!!
Hope you have a great time!!! I know I can't wait to go!!!!
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Also know that you are only ~15 mins. from El Centro and Old Town areas of PV easily reached by taxi or local bus.

The street name of "restaurant row" mentioned above is Basilo Badillo, head south at the end of the Malecon, over the river/bridge on Vallarta (street name) it deadends at B. Badillo.

Going down to Playa Los Muertos (main local beach also southside) for sunset & dinner is fun. Most of the restaurants along the boardwalk there pull tables down into the sand, light with torches, there are strolling mariachi bands serenading, etc. Not fancy but quite unique to be able to have a nice dinner with your feet in the sand and waves nearly washing up to your table.

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Go to:

At the top, click 'restaurants' and look under my name. There is a search box where you can sort by area, so use Marina or Hotel zone and up will come all sorts of suggestions. Any questions, feel free to write me, and above all, get out there and have

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