Go for the food. Oh my goodness, go for the food. The food in Puerto Vallarta was consistently amazing. This was the first thing I ate after landing, lunch at the CasaMagna Marriott Resort (which has since been renamed to Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa) at their beachside restaurant, Las Casitas. For the location alone the meal was noteworthy. Las Casitas is open to the air, but we were out of the sun, with a lovely breeze and a gorgeous view of the beach. We could have hopped the railing and dipped our toes in the sand.
However, the restaurant wasn’t only great because it was a lovely spot to sit, chat and decompress after our flight. The food was great. Not merely ok, or good, it was truly fantastic. I had avocado stuffed with a fresh seafood salad. I skipped the alcoholic drink list and opted for lemonade, which was perfect, tart and not sweet. The other blogger I was lunching with (Kim from Tales of a Ranting Ginger) went for the mahi mahi and rice, which she assured me was also fantastic. There was a bread basket with some sort of pastry roll with soft fresh cheese in it, which I seriously could have eaten half a dozen of. We shared fresh chips, salsa and guacamole. I skipped dessert but had a perfect cup of coffee, with a lovely crest of crema on top. Even black, it felt decadent. Overall truly a wonderful lunch, in the perfect location. Amazing.
This marked the start of a great five days in Puerto Vallarta. I have to say that I was consistently wowed by the food in this lovely beach resort city, frequently pleasantly surprised and overall awed by how fresh and tasty everything was.
We went on a foodie taco tour with Vallarta Food Tours and everything from the tacos to the soup to the churros was utterly delicious.
I wasn’t shocked to have good food on a food tour. However, I was shocked to have amazing, fresh, super delicious food at the dolphinarium and at the ziplining place (back at home, I am used to zoos and other attractions having food that I would describe as subpar at best).
We were staying at the resort, all inclusive, and had our choice of several restaurants on site to dine at. The group I was with made plans to eat at Mikado, the Japanese restaurant, and I was hesitant. I love sushi, it is my favourite food, the one I would eat every day for breakfast lunch and dinner and never get sick of. Mmm. Sushi. I love Japanese food in general, but… why the heck would I eat Japanese food in Mexico? Wouldn’t the Mexican restaurant be a better choice?
I am so glad that I was pressured into joining the group for this meal because it was FANTASTIC. Again, everything was just so fresh and delicious. Of course, I should’ve realised, being right off the ocean, anything seafood based was going to be phenomenal.
Overall, I was consistently impressed. Every meal that I had while in Puerto Vallarta was delicious. Seriously, go for the food… Mmmm….
What about you folks? Ever been to Puerto Vallarta? or other parts of Mexico? What did you think of the food?
Disclosure: I travelled to Puerto Vallarta in 2014 as part of a press trip. As always my words and opinions are my own.