Puerto Vallarta (part 1) American Airlines & American Eagle MKE-DFW-PVR
Puerto Vallarta (part 2) The Centurion Lounge Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Puerto Vallarta (part 3) Sheraton Bunganvillas Resort and Conference Center
Puerto Vallarta (part 4) St. Regis Punta Mita
Puerto Vallarta (part 5) Marine Safari
Puerto Vallarta (part 6) Street scenes of Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita
Puerto Vallarta (part 7) The food scene
Puerto Vallarta (part 8) American Airlines economy PVR-DFW-ORD
The Food Scene
The Blue Shrimp
Our first full day in Puerto Vallarta we walked the Malecon and finally got hungry at the time we got to the Blue Shrimp. We took a peek at the menu and went for it. The property is right on the beach and has good views. We were seated right away as it wasn’t very crowded at around 2pm. We promptly ordered margaritas as usual! The margaritas packed a punch and were good. We proceeded to order an appetizer and I ordered the Portuguese shrimp and my wife got the coconut shrimp. Wow, the Portuguese shrimp was very, very good! It was wrapped in bacon so how could it be bad right!? I will say the vegetables served with the shrimp were cold and not very good. Overall this was a very good meal aside from the vegetables and we would return however its not a “must do” in my opinion. They also have a location in Punta Mita as well if you are looking for something closer to the St. Regis.
BEST. SEAFOOD. EVER! Just a few blocks away from the Sheraton in Puerto Vallarta we walked to LaLangosta Feliz (trip advisor link as they don’t have a website) per recommendation from the Sheraton concierge. It was a nice walk as we got to see an actual neighborhood in Puerto Vallarta with schools and a fire engine and such.
We were seated upstairs and there are some decent views of the city and some hills. The waitstaff was very good and it seemed they worked in a team as we had 2-3 different staff checking on our table and helping us. Before we ordered a waiter brought over the platter of seafood that is on offer so that we can see what we wanted to order. The platter was full of tasty lobster, shrimp, clams, kabobs and more!! The seafood is all caught that day and brought over to the restaurant for preparation and consumption.
We ended up ordering the seafood platter for two! When it arrived we were in shock as it looked so big especially after scarfing down chips and guac! The platter came with lobsters, sea bass filet (wrapped in bacon), a few jumbo shrimp, crawfish and carrots and rice.
I went through about 15 napkins de-shelling the shrimps and whatnot! The seafood was marinated in garlic and butter and also came with a separate dish of butter. All I can say is it was soooo good! We tore it up and there was pretty much nothing left aside from a bunch of dirty napkins.
I would say this is a “must do” if you enjoy seafood and are in Puerto Vallarta especially close to the Sheraton. If I am back in PV I will most definitely come back!!!
Our last meal in Puerto Vallarta was at LeKliff. This is a romantic establishment about 30 minutes away from our hotel. It is set on a cliff thus the name. We made an early reservation to make sure to get there while the sun was still up to enjoy the views out to the ocean. The concierge called ahead to make reservations for us. When we arrived there were only a few tables occupied. The seating is somewhat tiered or on different levels. If celebrating a special occasion I think they will try to get you a better table.
The guests at the lowest level have the better views. We were seated on the second tier which allows for good views but the thatched roof comes down too far thus some of the view is obstructed. However your are more than welcome to walk around the many trails down to the ocean while waiting for your food.
At the end of our meal we were joined by some coati or raccoon type animal. The staff then started throwing bread at them and more came out. Then people started to gather around so I had to see what was down there.
The food overall was good. Nothing extraordinary in my opinion but the setting is really nice and worth it just for that. However visiting one time is enough and next time I am in PV will try something new.
The one restaurant we ate at in Punta Mita outside the St. Regis was Si Señor. Si Señor is very close to the St. Regis and if you really wanted to you can walk it however we took a cheap cab into town. We had a later reservation and it was already dark when we arrived thus no view for us.
We were seated close to the beach and there was a HUGE table actually on the beach. There must have been some sort of rehearsal dinner as there were about 40 people at one long table. They helped keep us entertained though! We had some margaritas with our buddy Don Julio to start. They also come along to show you the catch of the day selections. Four very large fish tied to a plank that are displayed to you at your table and you can chose one if you prefer or simply order off the menu. My wife did order the grouper. I stuck to the Mexican combination plate.
We both enjoyed our meal here. I thought the margaritas were very good and the tamales were so soft and flavorful! Given the limited eating selections in the area this is a place I would recommend if you want some variety outside of the St. Regis.