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“A taste treat in PV”
Review of Archie's Wok

Archie's Wok
Ranked #30 of 1,032 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A taste treat in PV”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

With so many friends recommending Archie's Wok we finally ventured in . . . And loved every delicious moment. We ordered several dishes to share, and then had to try even more. Can't recommend just one, it is a great pace to explore the many dishes.

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Goleta, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Que sabor en Zona Romantica”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We not only had the honor of eating at Archie's Wok but we also got to meet and talk with Cindy and her staff. We all shared assorted entrees each one fresh and delicious. This will definitely be on our PV restaurant list for years to come.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank RudyandAnn
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A treasure!!!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

This place was a great find . The food is so delicious. People love it.
I have gone several times over the past few years.
You may have to wait...but it is worth it.
I loved the fish in banana leaves.-cooked to perfection.
Others that I have eaten there with have all raved about their food.
A harpist does play from time to time. It seems like an odd match-but it works.

Visited January 2012
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Sacramento, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“YUM!”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

I just ate here again for the second time and fell in love with it all over again. I was lucky enough to catch Archie's Wok on the day they opened back up. Like other reviews say, most restaurants in PV, including Archie's Wok, are closed in the off season (Sept-August), but it's worth the wait. We started with the calamari, a salad and chicken satay. The salad was fresh and flavorful. The calamari was fried but was so light and paired perfectly with two sauce options. And the satay? Heaven. I could have eaten a cup of the peanut sauce that comes with the satay by itself... We also had green curry with chicken, yellow curry rice and fish in banana leaves. The fish in banana leaves was one of the most delicious dished I've ever had. It's definitely one of my top 3 dishes in PV. It's absolutely delicious. We finished our meal with lime cheesecake. I cannot wait to go back. It's so sad I'm back home now and the fish in banana leaves is so far away from me... Sure wish they could mail it to me...

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Becka_T95819
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Washington
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Closed in the off season”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Sadly they were closed for the off season. This is another good place to eat . Good safe food and fair prices . Stop in if you get a chance . In August they are closed

Visited August 2012
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