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“Lovely meal~” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portobello Bistro Lounge

Portobello Bistro Lounge
Grupo MMB De Nayarit, S.A. De C.V. Blvd Nayarit Nautico Turistico, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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Ranked #47 of 101 Restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Holladay, Utah
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Lovely meal~”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We often find ourselves at the Nuevo marina for dinner when vacationing in Puerto Vallarta. Our family enjoys the beautiful views of all the various ships and even yachts in the tranquil waters. Porto Bello with its lovely setting truly captures the beauty of this area & is one of our favorite restaurants.

The restaurant is beautiful with crisp linen and plenty of outdoor patio seating. Reservations are recommended since you want to ensure an outside table with view. The servers are all exceptionally trained in what they serve as well as friendly. A quick shout out to Martin for making our dinner so special for this Utah family of 6.

Our meals consisted of soup or salad starters which were all fresh and delish. Entrees included veal, seafood linguini, and lasagna. Each entree was nicely presented and beautifully seasoned. You can taste the difference when a place actually cares about what they are serving their customers! Yes, there is love in the food! The wine list is extensive and the various drinks/cocktails are all very good.

We chose to skip dessert since we were stuffed and planned to stroll the marina and search out the perfect gelato muuuuuuuch later. All in all this meal was close to perfect and we always look forward to dining at the marina Puerto Bello. It's definitely worth the trip from all the resorts in the Nuevo section of PV.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brampton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Make this a must-eat place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

If you are in either Puerto Vallarta or Nuevo Vallarta (they have two locations) you must go here. With a beautiful view of the marina, and an upscale Euro décor, the atmosphere is as great as the food. Even though we were at an all-inclusive, we came here two times to eat during our vacation we enjoyed it so much! The owner was wonderful, attending to our every need. I had the beef tenderloin one night, and it was beautifully seasoned. Another night went more casual with a wood oven pizza, and the crust was thin and crispy. Get out of your hotel and experience a great local restaurant. And a fantastic wine list!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great break from hotel food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This restaurant was a quick walk from the Grand Mayan in Nuevo. The food was fantastic and the restaurant very hip, overlooking the river.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Mexico Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I have been going to Mexico for more than 10 years and this is always a restaurant we frequent. They now have two locations: Puerto Vallara and Nuevo Vallara.
Known for their hot salsa... three types of peppers, the food has been awesome each and every time I have been there. My favorite dish is the lasagna!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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