2022-23 resto reviews

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Visited lunch 3rd February 2023

Oasis del Holi This resto is located on the beach, you pay extra to sit on the beach, but the resto is large enough and has  inside seating too. The food is good and reasonably priced but the service is slow. No bargains here for beer the price of a ‘cubeta’ (a bucket of six beers) is the price of one on the menu times six! Other drink prices are “medium tourist”

Rating: 4.0 forks

Visited Dinner 22nd January

Pipi’s: is a tradition for us. One of the family; BiL Charles has to celebrate his b’day here every year. As usual this year the food did not disappoint, the atmosphere was perfect of a birthday, the waiters put on a show that includes handfeeding of cake whilst wearing an outsized sombrero. The food, if shared, is a good price but this place makes its money off the drinks.

Rating: 4 forks, 4.5 without drinks

Visited for drinks 22nd January

El Barracuda:  is a beach bar and that says it all. Overpriced and of average quality. The Pina Colada was definitely overpriced for the size and the beer is hiked up as well. We only stopped for drinks but read the reviews for the food opinions, not many good ones.

Rating: 2.4 forks

Visited Dinner 19th January

Barra Light is a small resto doing nothing other than salads. So small it doesn’t even have a Tripadvisor rating yet.

For a fixed price you fill a small/medium/large/ bowl of lettuce topped by two proteins – the meat, and four sides, six/eight if you pay more. Choice of dressing and you walk away with it. Eat in or takeaway.

Rating: 4 forks

Visited Dinner 18th January 2023

Los Muertos Brewing Company: This resto has been a favourite for many years and never disappointed. This visit was no exception. Craft beer – not a favourite of mine, and a pizza that is larger then most in PV was on the order. One cheesy/veggie and a build your own neither fails to get the highest rating. The only disappointment was the lack of live music, which is usually the order of the day.

Rating: 4.5

Visited Lunch 15th January

Serranos Meat House: This resto is recognised by other members of the family as the best burgers in Town. Located in the heart of what we call downtown, Lazaro Cardenas Square it is a great place for people watching as most of the tourists are passing by as they walk on the Malecon.

Burgers, shared of course were the orders of the day, one of us had a grilled chicken breast with veggies. The food was excellent and the waiter most accommodating.

Rating: 4.5 forks

Visited 7th Jan - Lunch

CoCo Cafe: This little place is in the Comfort Inn off the lobby and by the pool. Basic and clean the service is really slow, but not by Mexican standards. However the winning piece was the price of the food. Add that to the quality and this was a perfect place for the “hungry itch”.

Rating: 4.5 forks

visited Dinner 22nd December 2022

Victor’s Place Cafe Tacuba: This resto is a Marina longtimer, this location is the second one that we know of. Victor was a well-known restauranteur who personally greeted all of his customers heartily. He also endeared the resto to its patrons with the custom of leaving an open Tequila bottle on the table. That custom has been replaced by the new owner – Victor died of cancer a couple of years ago.

Still the food is very good and reasonably priced – for the Marina (a high price area). One order of a Marlin Burrito, two orders of fish and a hamburger – all good. The Burrito wasn’t the best but still good. The Mahi-mahi was excellent.

Rating: 4.5 forks

Visited 19th December - Dinner

Route 66DZdiner is a Marina Vallarta old-timer and is very popular for tourists and expats/snowbirds who don’t want to try Mexican food. So American staples. Visiting for the first time we naturally we had the day’s special Meat Loaf/ mashed potatoes and gravy. The others had fries and burgers and a large pizza – both good.

The service, as usual was excellent but not overbearing, the food average but the meat loaf was a bit dry. The atmosphere was cool with a singer crooning Elvis/classic songs – very well I might add.

Rating: 4 forks

The Christmas Day Special was better. A good Turkey platter, pumpkin pie and an expensive Aperol Spritzer. The singer this time was a glitzy lady again singing mellow rocknroll and Christmas tunes

Rating: 4.75 forks


visited December 13th - Dinner

WinCasino is a chain of casinos here in PV. We have one about 500 metres away in a nearby hotel complex. The casino like all casinos has a resto, it is a small one – about ten tables, but mighty powerful in price and service.

Doreen had a chicken cordon bleu (stuffed chicken breast) and I had a Mexican steak- Arrachara (flank steak) very tender and came with guacamole and refried beans to be used in the tortillas provided as a wrap. The only downer was that a glass of house wine was expensive – 150 pesos. The beer in comparison was only 40 pesos.

Rating: 4.5 forks