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Review of Archie's Wok

Archie's Wok
Ranked #29 of 1,058 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed March 21, 2009

A harpist, a garden bistro atmosphere and Thai food. Archie's is touted as offering extraordinary Thai infused food inspired by John Huston's former chef, Archie. For anyone used to eating Thai food you will not find the food here exceptional. The flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, chile and garlic are there but the quality is not. The menu reads better than it delivers and the service is erratic and confusing as you do not have an assigned waiter. They float. The highlight was the harpist whose accompaniment was other worldly!

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Reviewed February 5, 2009

This place is a must, especially if you are staying in PV for more than a week. The tortillas can become very boring especially as it seems almost every Mexican dish comes with them! Thai makes a really welcome change. I stayed in PV for three months and it was one of my favourite places. The menu was very reasonable with a great ever changing set menu which was really good value for money. The staff were really great and eager to please. I went many times and it got better every time. The only down side is the expensive cocktails, however they are lovely.

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Reviewed December 15, 2008

Great little restaurant in Old Town. Great food and service!
It's a gem.

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Reviewed August 9, 2008

The best food and service in Vallarta.

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Reviewed August 9, 2008

Living in NYC, I have access to really great Asian food. Archie's Wok can stand up to the best of them. The Thai coconut soup is always a favorite of mine. Archie's version was spot on, with great spicing. I had an Asian influenced curried chicken dish that was similarly delicious with spicing that was evident, but not overpowering. My daughter's vegetable fried rice and my wife's tofu dish were also tasty.

Eat here, you'll be happy

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