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“love this place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Porto Bello Bistro & Lounge

Porto Bello Bistro & Lounge
Nuevo Vallarta Plaza Building loc. 4 | Av. Nayarit Villa 5 Lote 22, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
322-2976719
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Ranked #15 of 101 Restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Tapas
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: After 20 years of service in our resaturante in Marina Vallarta we decided to open our second home in Nuevo Vallarta making a change in our image, with a Terrace, Bistro and Luonge where we serve our best dishes with our excellent Porto Bello service and Music of our DJ
bay area, california
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117 reviews 117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

it's swanky, fun, hip, great food, great service! they have music as the night goes on - we were a group of 5 and after dinner we literally danced right there by our table. The food - phenomenal and the staff just as wonderful. They have great outdoor seating as well as indoor seating and a really nice bar!

Visited November 2011
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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We came here the second day of our trip and enjoyed it very much. We had dinner outside, which provided a nice view for us as we ate. I forgot the name of the dish I had, but it was pasta with garlic. It was exactly what I had wanted. The portion was just right so it didn't feel heavy and the flavor wasn't overwhelming either. We also shared an order of bruschetta, which was good as well. The staff here is also nice and helpful. It started raining as we finished our meal and we had a difficult time getting in touch with our transportation. (I'm not sure what to call it since it wasn't a car.) In the end, we were told that they couldn't pick us up, so the restaurant got a cab for us. They also let us stay inside until the cab arrived.

Visited June 2012
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Food is excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The food is excellent plus the atmosphere is out of this world

  • 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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San Mateo, CA
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“Good but ....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We decided to try Port Bello Bistro after eating at their PV marina restaurant several years ago which we really enjoyed. My husband and I both ordered the sea bass special. The entree sounded delicious. When our meal arrived, I tasted the fish and told the waiter it was over cooked. It was dense and not flaky. He quickly took the plates away and returned with new dishes. Again it was dense and not flaky like sea bass. Then it dawned on us...they gave us mahi mahi. We enjoyed the entree but didn't say anything to the waiter about the change of fish. We should have.

What I didn't like about the restaurant is that it is too Las Vegas like. If you dine inside you are in a glitzy dining room. Kinda of way overboard. We also noticed that the customers that evening we the "local chic" people from the area. Nothing wrong with that. We just enjoy a more casual mexico type dining experience. This was the most expensive meal of the week. Later in the week we enjoyed sea bass that was delicious at Por Que No? just around the corner for 180 pesos and wonderful ambiance.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing food wierd bugs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

The food and view was amazing they had really wierd spiders that would crawl all over the table while you ate. Kind of gross!

Visited April 2012
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