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“Simply delicious food - don't miss this one!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Albufera

La Albufera
Aquiles Serdan 242 | Emilano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48314, Mexico
322 2935530
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Ranked #331 of 692 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Simply delicious food - don't miss this one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

We had overlooked this place for a while because it's so small but now that we've experienced its Spanish cuisine (our last day in town), we can't wait to return in September.

First of all, the service was friendly, prompt, and accommodating. The food reminded us of our days traveling in Spain - very authentic. The fabada was as rich as the gazpacho was refreshing and the red house wine was above par.

Don't miss this one! We can't wait to return to try the cocido and paella.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“horribly disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

I really wanted to like this place. The owner was sweet and friendly. I don't want to be mean, but I went with a group of 6 and the food was so bad that we were speechless. Not just a little bad. Most food was either way overcooked or dangerously undercooked. The home made ice cream was more ice than anything else. I really hope they get their act together, because otherwise they cannot possibly make it.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Tapas in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

Best Spanish food in town at low prices. Family owned, friendly service.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melmex100
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2010

Nice atmosphere, clean and friendly. REAL spanish food, very tasty. I recommend if you are going to Vallarta and want a nice and relaxed meal and a good price.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Authentic gem. Best tapas in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

If you looking for an authentic place to eat where the local go to eat, this is the place. A friend of mine who live in PV took me there the first time. Went back again and was not disappointed. The place is family owned and operated. The restaurant is new and owned by a second generation Mexican family of mixed Spanish and German decent. I was told that the Paella is grandma's recipe from Spain. If you about are picky paellas, as I am, you may care to know that this is valencia style with real saffron.

The location is not in the touristy part of town. Try it once and you will walk away satisfied and certainly impressed with the chef's passion for cooking authentic Spanish food. I thin k they deliver too.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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