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“Walk to Archie's Wok is worth it.”
Review of Archie's Wok

Archie's Wok
Ranked #33 of 1,016 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Filipino, Chinese, Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Archie's Wok is widely recognized as Puerto Vallarta's best Asian fusion restaurant, featuring authentic, freshly prepared cuisine that spans the Pacific Rim from Thailand to the Philippines, to China and Vietnam. The staff offers traditional and contemporary dishes from these distinctive regions. They daily prepare a palette of complex sauces and condiments. Savor the aromas of spicy chili sambals, curry pastes, their famous hoisin sauce for the ribs and chiang mai sauce, too. The menu is truly a cuisine of medleys, which combines Pacific Island foods, Asian cooking techniques, Mexico's fresh ingredients and a host of other cultural and culinary influences. Seafood is caught daily in Banderas Bay and delivered fresh to the restaurant. Locally grown ingredients include an array of vegetables, herbs and spices, including kaffir lime, galangal, lemon grass, ginger, chilies, tamarind, and coconut milk. These are native to both Asia and the Mexican Coast. Archie's Wok has been family owned and operated since 1986. The history starts in 1977 when Archie Alpenia began working as the famous Hollywood Director John Huston's private chef at his personal retreat in Banderas Bay. From then on the restaurant continues to be run by his wife Cindy, daughter Kyoki and son Sergio. His legacy continues in this comfortable restaurant. Archie's Wok is just steps away from the Los Muertos Beach Pier and is a great location to meet friends and family. The restaurant is casually elegant and their team is committed to great service, excellent food and a comfortable setting. You can enjoy lunch and dinner in this sublime atmosphere with dining room and Asian style garden.
Shorewood, Wisconsin
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“Walk to Archie's Wok is worth it.”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

The dishes were all delicious and the presentation was superb. Very friendly wait staff and hostess. The kitchen has a window open to the street where you can see how clean it is and view them cooking and prepping dishes

Visited January 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Very good meal w generous portions”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

We have been here 2weeks and have really good or great meals every night and last nite at Archie's Wok was really good.
Pork riblets w Hoisin Sauce was outstanding .Fried rice was a generous portion I'm glad we split that In fact most places we have been this year we end up slitting our dishes. Works for us .Service friendly

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Amazing Fusion cuisine!”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

I have been to this restaurant many times over the past 6 years and I find it to be amazing every single time. It is a fusion between Vietnamesse and Phillipino. It was started many years ago by the father, Archie, and has been continued since by the daughter(hostess) and the son(chef). You may find a line-up during busy season, but it is well worth the wait.

Visited January 2012
6 Thank SteveandPeter
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Asian Fusion”
Reviewed January 10, 2012

We had a wonderful time in PV, but naturally after a few days of Mexican food were looking for something a bit different. Being from the Western part of Canada, we regularly eat all sort of Asian food. Archie's wok does it right. They have found a way to perfectly balance authentic Asian cuisine with a modern twist. The drinks are also top-shelf, which is a welcomed upgrade from the beach lining happy hour spots. Slightly pricey, but worth it.

Visited December 2011
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Muttontown, NY
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“Thai food as it's best”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Archie was John Houston's chef while they were filming The Night of the Iguana. He stayed and created this marvelous place, quaint place with very good food.
A visit to Archie's Wok is a must.

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