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“A nice "first night" dinner at Paradise Village” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Pescatore

Il Pescatore
Paseo de los Cocoteros # 1 local 16 int 7 | Paradise Village Resort, Nuevo Vallarta 63731, Mexico
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
letrips66
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“A nice "first night" dinner at Paradise Village”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Each time I go to Puerto Vallarta, we stay at Paradise Village and are usually exhausted by dinner time the first day. When we first starting going, most of the resort restaurants were a disappointment so when Il Pescatore opened, we gave it a chance. It has a calm, relaxing atmosphere with the marina just a few feet away. Most of the seafood dishes have fettucini alfredo as the "side dish" and the first few times we went, I thought it was possibly the best I'd ever had. Our experience on our previous trip wasn't as positive as usual so this time we were a bit hesitant. My companion had a shrimp pasta with a curry and white sauce and it was very good. I chose the catch of the day and it was also very tasty. The fettucini wasn't quite as good as those early years, but was still above average. The wine list is one of the better ones I've seen in Mexico. When you're tired and don't want to make a trip into Puerto, this is a good alternative.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Service not so good!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This was our first time dining at Il
Pescatore. Had the grilled seafood for which included calamari, lobster, shrimp
and fish. Presented well, food good, however, service was horrible.
Took 20 minutes to clear food and another 20 minutes to get bill.
We will not return. Better places to eat even though view was good

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Glenview, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“A nice relaxing evening with great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This may be our most favorite restaurant in the Puerto Vallarta area. Every meal we have had there has been excellent, and the staff are friendly, attentive and accomodating!

One recommendatio - go for the seafood, which is excellent. You may be disappointed and envious of others in your party. And try to save room for dessert. Nice selection, and they are delicious!

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco, CA
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Good italian food in Nuevo Vallarta”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Very good Italian food in Nuevo Vallarta. Cant compare this to Italian food in NY or San Francisco, but very good for Mexico. Nice restaurant by the marina, good service. Top the evening off with the special Irish coffee and they will give you a great show. We were disappointed that we went on New Years Eve and the Concierge at Paradise Village told us it was the only restaurant available at the resort on our all inclusive besides the party. We found out after the bill came that it is NOT part of the all inclusive. Dinner for 2 adult and 2 children was $120USD. Really not worth it for that cost.

Visited December 2012
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Albuquerque
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10 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Always an excellent dining experience in N. Vallarta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Great atmosphere outdoors overlooking the marina. Seafood and pasta dishes are always good. Fried Calamari appitizer is great. Staff is friendly and efficient. We try to eat there every trip to PV.

Visited November 2012
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