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Mexican, Latin
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this restaurant. I have reviewed it before, and since it's a bit out of the way, I was worried how it had fared with the pandemic. We visited last week, and as always, it was wonderful. Also, it seems to have been "discovered"--much...busier than our last visit in 2019. They had changed the menu, but we asked the manager if we could still have Frida's dinner, and she was happy to oblige. My best friend and I enjoyed a margarita, followed by peanut soup, a cold chile relleno dotted with pomegranate seeds, then chicken mole, followed by flan for dessert. Did I forget to mention wine was also included. The whole thing for 2 of us around $60 US. Awesome. I'm not a "foodie" but this always a favorite. Cash only, I thinkMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 20, 2020 via mobile

Red cabbage is a trip for my taste buds We come here every time we come to PV and the food and cuco’s service are always top notch This is my favorite restaurant in Puerto Vallarta

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

I have been going to have dinner with Lola and Cuco for 20 years! The menu, the decor, the margaritas and the staff- THE BEST. You may not have to eat here every time you visit, but if you haven't ever eaten here, you are...missing out! plz bring change for the little boys that open your car door and assist you to the front gate.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Out of the tourist zone, this restaurant is exceptional in terms of the authenticity in which it presents traditional Mexican food. The interior is a simple layout full of artwork by local artists and Frida Kahlo posters. The food reflects the ambiance and is exceptional....The only shortcoming is the Margaritas which don’t quite excel in the way that everything else does.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

Had dinner on Monday at Red Cabbage, one of our more favourite places to dine. The decor and food are very different, very authentic Mexican Food. Great service, friendly staff, especially the Main Man, Cucco.. They are closed Sundays and only take cash. you must...make a reservation, as they are small and become very busy. The Margarittas are great, and they have the Best Cheap Red Wine we have every tasted. Food is simply amazing, and all freshly made. if you want to experience the flavor of Mexico. definately put this restaurant on your list. We listed this restaurant under Cheap Eats, because we feel that the prices are very, very reasonable. But it is not a Cheap Bar type dining. just very reasonable priced. less than mid range i would say. Enjoy.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

The cafe is filled with interesting artwork and pictures of Frida who apparently had her wedding reception at the cafe. The menu is classic Mexican (as opposed to tacos and burritos). The Chilis Rellanos and Mole chicken were fantastic. Everything we ordered was terrific. The...pitcher of Margueritas packed a velvet hammer. It's not expensive. Service was professional and attentive. You need reservations. And it is not to be missed. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful spot. Need reservations & bring cash. Our group tried several items. Fish Vera Cruz was good but not exceptional. Chicken/mole dish had a bit of heat & was excellent. The pork shank was tender & fell off the bone served with a mole that...was mild, more like a barbecue sauce. Served with a mashed potatoes option which was delicious for a change after two months in Mexico. Wasn’t in love with the spinach salad which was unusual-not really a salad...spinach, ground up to a paste like a pesto, thinly spread onto a plate- that you had to scoop off. Not much taste and texture was strange. Don’t recommend. Want to go back & try some other dishes. Oh and the margaritas are real & excellent, not made with a sugary processed juice. Yum!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

A friend of mine had been telling me about this restaurant for years and I finally went during my last visit to PV. I was a little apprehensive given the off the beaten path location, but it ended up being one of my best meals...of the week. I usually order mole dished whenever possible and the mole at the Red Cabbage was one of the best I have ever had. I would definitely eat here again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020

Super nice service but average food. I had the Oaxacan black mole and it was good but nothing exceptional. The room is nice and the service is great. Overall average compared to places like Abulon in Versalles, however.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

I lived this beautiful place. It’s off the beaten path across from a river and actually quite romantic.the service was superb and the food really caught me off guard. I did not expect to like it as much as I did. They have a sampler...on the menu selection that includes a small variety of things and everything was great. The artwork in the walls is eclectic and gives it a Bohemian vibe. Try the walnut cream sauce it is unforgettable!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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dougmo2016
November 19, 2017|
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Response from 341stevenp | Reviewed this property |
It is cash only!
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2grahams
February 9, 2017|
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Response from Laurel T | Reviewed this property |
You need a reservation if you have a group of more than four. Otherwise, not really.
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January 9, 2017|
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Response from aademo96 | Reviewed this property |
They are closed on Sundays - I was going to include the website but this website won't let me!
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