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“continued excellence..”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Archie's Wok

Archie's Wok
Ranked #31 of 999 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, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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“continued excellence..”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We have been enjoying Archies Wok for the past 20 some years and it just keeps getting better . We enjoy the ambiance as a famiily, friends and lover...D Rachel adds to the atmosphere with harp and flute live from thursday to Saturdays. ..the only drawback is they are closed on Sundays..when we really want to enjoy a night out.

  • Visited April 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lovely, delightful”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Our quiet dinner at Archie's was just lovely. We went farily early evening on a Monday so it was not full. So pretty and clean inside and great service. The food was fine, didn't really knock our socks off, but such a welcome change from the resort food, ha ha! and you're right in the Zona Romantica so we strolled around afterwards. Archie's made us happy. Loved the photos of Archie and his former boss, John Huston, and the story on the back of the menu.

Visited April 2013
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Cleveland
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“A Change of Pace”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

The food is Asian fusion with a lot of input from the Philippines and Thailand. Founded by John Huston's personal chef, the restaurant continues under the guidance of his widow and children. Everything is delicious and spiced just right. We particularly like the cucumber salad with black sesame seeds and the curries.

We always start a meal with Lluvia de Mentha (Mint Rain), one of their specialty drinks. The wait staff is very attentive and helpful and the atmosphere is charming. The restaurant is small so be prepared to wait for a table but it will be worth it.

Visited March 2013
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Vancouver
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“Wow”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I am not sure if it just happened to be three dishes that we chose, but the meal was outstanding...I ma not sure if you would find anything like this anywhere else in PV.

This place is a little slice of heaven in PV...

You must try it out!

  • Visited April 2013
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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“Hands down the best Asian in Vallarta”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

There is a reason for the 45 minute wait during high season. Archie's Wok has earned it reputation and never wrested on its laurels. The drinks, the food, the service, the place. Top notch. Not to be missed.

Visited February 2013
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