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“An absolute gem!” 5 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: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An absolute gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We are staying in a condo just west of this little place and decided to try it when we saw the Paella listed on their board. We had a fabulous meal which started with a beet, goat cheese salad which was incredible and large enough for us to share. We then shared the Paella and thought it was better than Paella that we have had in Barcellona, Spain. We have since returned for lunch and another dinner. We feel that this is gourmet food at extremely reasonable prices with very good service. They have a sister restaurant called Mole Rosa which is adjacent to La Albufera and we intend to return again to order from their menu since both places share the same excellent chef. Five stars for this one!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Michigan
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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 Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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
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.

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