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Where are the good cheap restaurants in Romantica zone in Puerto Vallarta?

Where are the good cheap restaurants in Romantica zone in Puerto Vallarta?

Old May 31st, 2006, 02:22 PM
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Where are the good cheap restaurants in Romantica zone in Puerto Vallarta?

We have rented a condo in this area and want to know good cheap eats for all 3 meals ! Any good happy hour advise will be good too!
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Old May 31st, 2006, 03:08 PM
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There are WAY too many to list!

Suggest you start with Olas Altas and Basilo Badillo, two streets right by where you are staying. B. Badillo is dubbed "restaurant row".

Breakfast:
Fredy's El Tucan (patio)
Memo's Casa de Hotcakes
Cafe de Olla
Cafe Angel
ChocoBanana

Lunch:
anywhere on Playa Los Muertos, there's a long line up of restaurants with beach service
Fonda Chili's (new ownership)
Cafe de Olla

Dinner:
Fajita Republic
Cafe de Olla
Asadero(?)
or anywhere else that suits your fancy on B. Badillo, most are reasonable and everyone posts their menus

And you haven't even gone "north" across the bridge/river into El Centro yet...
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Old May 31st, 2006, 03:12 PM
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El Torrito on Vallarta is a fun tourist sports bar with pretty good food and huge drinks. You might try them for "ladies night".
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 07:13 AM
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Thanks for the info . We are on a tight budget and are looking for places all downtown not just the Romanica zone just so we can walk there!
 
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I agree w/Suze all the restaurants she mentioned are inexpensive however if you do want a treat at an expensive place just go for happy hour and appetizers. That can be done on a budget and I hope you have a wonderful time.
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Machis BAR.B.Q. Lazaro Cardenas # 452, upstairs on the corner of Jacarandas.
La Ronda, Aquiles Serdan #372. Just east of Insurgentes.Closed Mondays. Usual hours 1PM to 12AM
For breakfast Fonda "La Esperanza" #421 Madero, Mornings only, closed Sunday.
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Do not pass up the many Taco stands in old town. Wonderful Tacos Al Pastor for as little as 5 pesos each.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 08:53 AM
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Generally speaking, walking inland will get you less expensive choices because it is more local neighborhood, less tourist, both north (downtown) and south (zona romantica) or the Rio Cuale (river that cuts thru town.

The restaurants along the Malecon have more expensive drinks, generally speaking.

Most places on the beach at Los Muertos offer 2for1 happy hours.
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oops, "of" the river
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Going to the sidewalk taco stands is an excellent suggestion for cheap eats.
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Additionally: If you haven't already gone, you are close to Rizo's grocery and your condo undoubtedly has a refrigerator. You can easily do a few breakfasts at home. Pipi's is my favorite on Pipila 3-4 blocks up from the Malecon (northern edge.) Also Cafe California on the Malecon has an excellent selection of breakfast items really cheap. Happy hours are everywhere. Between 2 and 4pm everyday at El Torito (old town on Caranza & I. L. Vallarta) you get ribs 2 for one (that's $110 pesos for two plates of ribs with french fries and coleslaw) Great ribs.
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Old Jun 24th, 2006, 08:44 AM
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MissVicki's gone and returned. See her trip report here somewhere.

But I want to add one new place to my restaurant list:

Joe Jack's Fish Shack on B. Badillo
Really good food, service and atmosphere!

Il Torrito's upstairs was closed for remodeling but meant to open in a few weeks, they said.
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