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“So sad.....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bar Oceano Tropical

Bar Oceano Tropical
Paseo Diaz Ordaz #540 | Colonia Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
3222220959
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Ranked #296 of 772 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bar Oceano Tropical on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta. Food Drinks and Fun since 1955.
BC, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“So sad.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This has been our favourite place to stop for drink/snack for over 20 years. It is currently closed for renovations, but should be opened by early November. We missed it this time, but will be back on our next trip to PV.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Cheap beer, Big Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We came to Puerto vallarta with friends and love to be on the Malecon. The one thing we really wanted were some Coronas, and our hotel did not have any. We found the Oceano Tropical and went inside for some drinks and a great view of the sunset. There was music playing, beer flowing, and we had a great, and most important, relaxing time. $1 beer and margaritas before 10pm...who could ask for more. With places like these, you dont need all inclusive!
Steve, the owner, introduced himself to us and he was one of the most easy going bar owners I have met. He keeps things simple and gives people what they want. We loved it so much on our last night, we came back! And boy am I glad we did! Their margaritas are delicious! They make their own fruit base for all their margaritas and I have never had one more fresh (and I live in San Antonio, TX).

Like them on facebook; they keep you posted on events and make me want to come back!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fun, great place to eat on the Malecon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

There was a group of 12 of us and we were deciding where to eat when a couple of gentleman were encouring us to go upstairs to try their restaurant. We all just shrugged and thought, "why not?" Well, I'm glad we did as it was spectacular!
The waitstaff were attentive, live entertainment was excellent and our main waiter handmade us the most delicious salsas ever! It was a pleasure to watch him use the mortar & pestle to make it from scratch! The food was excellent! Pizza! Best crust ever!
The restaurant itself was Mexican rustic and that just added to the whole ambiance of the place. It was a lot of fun and I'm glad we ate there and the sunset was spectacular from every seat!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Langley City, Canada
1 review
“food & people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We travelled from Langley, BC to come to this restaurant! The owners are super nice, and welcomed us with open arms. The salsa, made at our table, was to die for, and the food was fantastic!!! We'll definitely be back! Thank you Violet & Steve! Regards, C.J. & the boys!!

ps. We never did see the photos on FB!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“A delightful stop along the malecon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

You don't find a place much better than this! Cold beer, delicious margaritas and a view that's out of this world. The prices are very reasonable as well. We love stopping in for a drink or two as we're strolling the malecon. The owner is very attentive and friendly and the music is great. We are looking forward to many more visits to Bar Oceano on our upcoming visits.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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