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“Local character” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pipi's

Pipi's
Ranked #40 of 981 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Seattle
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Local character”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were referred to Pipi's (yes it's pronounced pee-pees) by a friend that told me its her first stop everytime she visits Puerta Vallarta. We were not disappointed. Portions are huge so sharing a dinner is a good options. This is a great place to go if you have a large rowdy group that wants to have fun but you won't feel out of place if it is just the two of you.

Easy to find just off the Malecon, any taxi driver can take you straight there. Don't be put off by no water view the fun of this place is what's on the inside.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cabbie's know best!!!! This place was AWESOME!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

The service is OUTSTANDING! The food is AMAZING! The things we really loved...you don't just have one waiter you have several...I felt like they never stopped waiting on us - true service! We loved the table-side guacamole w/fresh chips, the yummy cheese quesadilla and the shot of tequilla that is essentially included in your dinner (not charged on your bill)! We also loved the steak fajitas they were so tasty and tender (two can share one dinner - FYI) and my pina colada was HUGE and very good! As others have mentioned the only downfalls is this place is not overly fancy and a few blocks off the beach with no views! The mariachi band helps create the atmosphere and we loved that that met a group of people outside serenading the Birthday girl with Happy Birthday tunes! GREAT find...thanks to our Cab driver for the recommendation - it's a true hidden gem and was our best meal while in PV!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rebecca G
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Big Bear Region, California
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172 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Fun spot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We discovered Pipi's in 1994 while in Puerto Vallarta. At that time it was a tiny little restaurant (a little hole in the wall) with the friendliest staff we'd ever encountered. Now, 19 years later, it is much larger, but still has the same friendly feel it did then. They serve classic Mexican dishes, excellent and huge portions. We love it and will always make Pipi's a regular part of any visit to PV!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank We3luv2travel
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food, great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

tried to go last year, but was full. Made it this year, since it was recommended. Did not disappoint - the food was very good, service very good and the atmosphere was very good. Not much more to say. Watch out for the drinks - they are jumbo sized. Ran into several people from the same resort, and all seemed "happy" with their fish bowl drinks...found out why when we left.

Visited April 2013
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Thank JRL-MN
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Enjoyable evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a very enjoyable evening here the last week of April. It was only my wife and I, but the service could not have been better.

The fresh gucamole made table side was without a doubt the best we have ever had!!! The strolling mariachi was enjoyable (but be prepared they named a price they wanted to play a song).

The margaritas were cold, refreshing and LARGE! The food was fresh, plentiful and very good. I would go back as well as recommend.

One bit of forewarning - the restaurant is set a few blocks off the beach in a neighborhood so no real views here or atmosphere other than what is developed by the mariachi band and the food and drinks. Cabs are readily accessible outside the restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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