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“Loved the paella” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Albufera - CLOSED

La Albufera
Aquiles Serdan 242 | Emilano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48314, Mexico
322 2935530
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Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Michigan
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Loved the paella”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

We found this restaurants by accident, just walking from the bus stop on the way to the beach. We decided to stop in because we enjoy paella and have not found a good one in this fabulous town. We loved it! My husband had the typical paella and I had a seafood one made with pasta instead of rice. Both were delicious. Our friends also enjoyed theirs. They shared a paella for one with an appetizer and it was enough for 2 people. The owner is delightful and the service was very good. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Travelingray
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank PVLover727
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank treasurepv
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

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1 Thank 32655Roadrunner
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Melmex100
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“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
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