Fave Five Puerto Vallarta Eateries

Managing Editor Janeen Christoff takes readers on a culinary tour of Puerto Vallarta

By: By Janeen Christoff

Archie’s Wok
If you are looking to add some Asian flavor to your Mexican vacation, Archie’s Wok is the place. Menu items include Asian staples like spring rolls and garlic shrimp, as well as a variety of seafood entrees. Don’t miss the Szechwan margarita.
Francisco Rodriguez 130

Daiquiri Dicks in Puerto Vallarta // (c) 2008
Daiquiri Dicks

Daiquiri Dicks
A haven for ex-pats, Daiquiri Dicks is the perfect place for brunch or to catch the sun as it sets on Los Muertos beach. The eatery’s constantly evolving menu includes Mexican specialties with an Asian and Mediterranean flare. Their margaritas are also pretty potent.
Olas Altas 314

El Arrayan // (c) 2008
El Arrayan

El Arrayan
This authentic Mexican restaurant offers the flavors of Old Mexico, using a variety of pre-hispanic indigenous ingredients. An easy walk from the Malecon, visitors should stop by to sample the aguachile de camaron and the fish in mone sauce.
Allende No. 344
El Centro


Los Xitomates
Haute cuisine and an intimate setting are the distinguishing features of this culinary jewel. Tucked away on a tiny side street, Los Xitomates is the perfect place for a romantic interlude or a culinary adventure. Menu items center around Mexican cuisine with a Caribbean, Asian and Mediterranean flare.
Morelos 570

Pepe’s Tacos
While certainly not gourmet dining, this authentic taco venue is located a short distance from the Melecon and distinguishes itself by being open past 5 a.m. Offering some of the best tacos in town, Pepes is a meat-lovers paradise, serving up sets of chicken, pork and beef tacos for cheap.
Honduras 173