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Puerto Vallarta

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200 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 852-0080
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dependable, good, tasty

Maybe the menu is modified ever so slightly to accommodate gringo tastes, but the food is good for Central Connecticut Mexican. The service is always warm and friendly and accommodating and the crowded restaurant is always full of people enjoying the food and themselves--it's a happy place to be.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
v0yageur22
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Killingworth, CT
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Middletown, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

What fun! Not only was the food excellent, but also the staff made it very fun for my daughter's birthday celebration! We ate, she wore the Mexican hat, was serenaded, and enjoyed a yummy birthday dessert! One of our favorite spots in Middletown!

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Thank MaryEllen011
Killingworth, CT
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325 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Maybe the menu is modified ever so slightly to accommodate gringo tastes, but the food is good for Central Connecticut Mexican. The service is always warm and friendly and accommodating and the crowded restaurant is always full of people enjoying the food and themselves--it's a happy place to be.

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Thank v0yageur22
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We have some friends who go here for every single family event and love it. We're not big on Mexican food because it is often just a lot of beans and spicey stuff and kind of mushy. We decided to try this out last month and what a surprise. It's in a strip mall near the movie theatre so not... More 

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Thank Citymominwoods
Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I was alone. Wanted to sit at bar to eat but there was no bar to sit at. So sat by myself in a booth. Nice atmosphere. Gave me a large basket of chips and salsa. I was wondering why they would give that many chips to one person. Then wondered if they recycle the chips from table to table..... More 

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Thank SteveBedard23
Killingworth, CT
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325 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Puerta Vallarta is a well run Mexican restaurant that has tasty food that is probably a little too bland, but it's not bad. Don't expect authentic Tex-Mex flavors--this is central Connecticut, but the food is fresh, well-prepared and the service is excellent.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is a middle of the road place with generally good food. The margaritas are always good. Sometimes the service is slow and the guacamole is a little watery.

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Thank Jessica W
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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123 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The menu was extensive and lot of different items other then the normal tex mex place. I had lamb shanks which were overdone and dry. The other items we ordered were all good. If your in the mood for Mexican, this would be a place to try.

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Thank Robert R
Montville, Connecticut
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stopped at this place while traveling thru Middletown and loved it. The guacamole was chunky, the way we like it and salsa, not too hot. The portions were very hefty and both our dishes were so flavorful. Just wish we lived closer to go again soon. The menu was extensive and many things to choose. I appreciated that our waiter... More 

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Thank Cindy M
Killingworth, Connecticut
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216 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we tried Puerto Vallarta tonight. Our margaritas and sangria were delicious and the table side guacamole was made to perfection. The menu is extensive and everyone in our party enjoyed their meals. The portions were large and the food was very, very good. However, the restaurant was uncomfortably warm to the point that some in... More 

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Thank MM8803
Connecticut
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I've been here numerous times and have always had a good experience. The food is great. The staff is friendly and the place is always packed. You know it's a good restaurant when it's consistently busy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: (860) 852-0080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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