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“I wish I had gone earlier.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Archie's Wok

Archie's Wok
Ranked #30 of 980 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Filipino, Chinese, Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Seattle, Washington
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“I wish I had gone earlier.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2011

As a vegetarian, it can be difficult at best to find good food when travelling. Usually I just end up going carnivore for the time being. However, Archie's Wok not only had vegetarian options, but the waiter asked us if we preferred vegan options with the fish sauce and the like. I don't even get that in the States.

I had the green curry with assorted veggies and my friends had the ginger veggies and the red curry. Of the three dishes, the green curry was the best, although the other were good as well. The ginger dish could have had a little more ginger, though. I wish I could remember what our dessert was called, but it was out of this world.

The atmosphere is very relaxing and clean. I would expect to have paid much more for a similarly decorated restaurant even in Mexico, but the prices were on par or cheaper than most of the neighboring eateries.

  • Visited January 2011
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“Always a return visit!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2011

Been going to PV for over 25 years and every visit includes a visit to Archies. NEVER disappoints and we highly recommend.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“A Bit Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2011

With all the nice reviews we were expecting more. The calamari was terrible as were the dipping sauces. Had a nice salad and a fish entree that were good. The ribs were disappointing and not a good choice. Overall it was fair, nothing great.

  • Visited December 2010
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sapo60
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“Eaten there twice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2010

could write 2 reviews completely different. Last ate there on 15 December and had fried rice. The rice was way overcooked and rather bland. Ate there 2 years ago and the food was excellent. Not sure if they've gone downhill or I just had an isolated bad experience.

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Kansas, Oklahoma
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“Do Thai for!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2010

My hubby LOVES Thai, so even in PV we needed to find him some good Thai. Archie's was highly recommend and we LOVED Everything about it. Wish we had in P-town.

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