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Basilio Badillo 168, Puerto Vallarta 48380 , Mexico
+52 322 22 3 1626
Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 329
    Excellent
  • 240
    Very good
  • 108
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Traditional Food, Busy Atmosphere

We noticed the lines out the door while searching for a restaurant one night. The next evening we showed up here early (about 5:30) and were seated right away. We ordered the enchiladas (good), fish tacos (mediocre), and octopus (very good). If you are a flan fan (which I am) you must try the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2012
kathysjourneys
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Aptos, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Northern California
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227 reviews 227 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Wonderful meal!! Incredible fajitas, enchiladas, tostadas and awesome guacamole in a lovely setting. We took the advice of locals who suggested going for an early dinner to avoid a wait. Great advice! Went for dinner about 6:00 and by 7:00 the place was filling up fast. Service is smooth and very friendly. Prices very reasonable for such delicious, authentic food.... More 

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Aptos, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

We noticed the lines out the door while searching for a restaurant one night. The next evening we showed up here early (about 5:30) and were seated right away. We ordered the enchiladas (good), fish tacos (mediocre), and octopus (very good). If you are a flan fan (which I am) you must try the excellent flan for dessert. The service... More 

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virginia
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456 reviews 456 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

The 20-30 minute wait at night tells the story. I had the $12 combo platter: ribs, chicken breast, flank steak with beans, rice, and bread - muy rico! I returned for breakfast the next day for a delicious egg-cheese-bean-fried tortillas dish. The service is slow, but friendly and professional. The location is perfect on Ave. Badillo in Old Vallarta.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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111 reviews 111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

I like this place, I like the food, I like the location, I like the atmosphere. I like the prices. This is a must go place in Vallarta.

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Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

This place has the best Chile Rellanos we've ever had. We had read about it on TA and sought it out. The first night we tried they were closed (on a Tuesday). We came back on Wednesday and boy are we glad we did. One order started with fresh chips and a wonderful pica de gallo. The dinner came with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

We met up with a friend for dinner and he suggested this place. It was just a couple of blocks off the boardwalk in the Romantica zone. The first night we were there early. This place is busy. We sat near the window and started with drinks. My wife's margarita was huge! I swear it was half tequila :0 ...by... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

There's a reason there's always a line outside this place. As others said when they were coming out, it's worth the wait. Service good, drinks and food delicious, prices reasonable. The chicken tortilla soup is highly recommended; best I've ever tasted. Watching the grill master outside and the line cooks working behind the open window shows our freshly prepared the... More 

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Eugene, OR
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

A very large amount of food. The shrimp cocktail was great, the shrimp was very fresh. Nice atmosphere.

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Wilmington,De
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132 reviews 132 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Always see lines waiting to get into Olla We were there 2 years ago and had a good meal Last nite was Average..Service efficient but no smiles. Ribs dry and almost tasteless The best thing we had was Epanadas w cheese and mushrooms. Probably won't go back Not in same league as Cafe Bohemio or No Way Jose.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

This restaurant is in the romatica zone; a great location for many good restaurants. This was our favorite place we dined at on our trip to PV. There is usually a line for a table but the owner comes out and takes drink orders while you wait, which I LOVE. The restaurant itself is very cute and makes you feel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Basilio Badillo 168, Puerto Vallarta 48380 , Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 22 3 1626

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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