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“Jewel in the marina”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Porto Bello

Porto Bello
Ranked #34 of 999 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Open daily from 12:00 to 11:00 p.m
Texas
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165 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Jewel in the marina”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stopped to see tge menu here and were surprised to see veal and decided to try it out and we were rewarded with a wonderful experience. The setting, view of the marina, was quite nice and the service was excellent. The bruschetta appetizer was the BEST I have ever eaten, which is saying something. It's blend of olive oil, spice, and goat cheese was amazing. Our two styles of veal were both excellent, I had the piccata (very nice) and the wife had a shrimp and veal dish that was also very well done. This was one of our best meals here and we will absolutely go back when we return to PV.

  • Visited July 2013
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Beaverton, Oregon
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236 reviews
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“One of the best restaurants in Purto Vallarta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Porto Bello is one of the best restaurants in all of Puerto Vallarta, located in the Marina district.
We had been here a couple of years ago on our last visit to PV, and given that some restaurants in PV have a short life span, we were gald Porto Bello has stood the test of time, tantamount to the quality here. Reasonably priced, with excellent service, seating both inside with air conditioning or 'outside' on their covered patio with a view of the marina. We shared bruschetta with the most perfect tomatoes, house salad, and tri-color pasta w/chicken, spinach and mushroom varieties in a rosa sauce. They split everything with no split fee.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Philip H
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We were on a mission to soothe stomachs with a little comfort food. Porto Bello fit the bill perfectly. Excellent food and service made for a very enjoyable dinner.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank LocalPeddler
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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“VERY NICE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Puerto Vallarta has many excellent restaurants and Porto Bello is no doubt one of them (from the food to the most accommodating service). The restaurant is situated in the Marina Vallarta and it is a nice stroll prior to your dinner. One thing to remember: open from 2:00 pm on (not at noon).

Yes, the restaurant is a thumb-up!

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank gigichu
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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The fish crusted with almonds....to die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

After staying at the Grand Luxxe and thinking that Puerta Vallarta didn't know how to prepare fish (their fish was all very fishy except for their ceviches). I was SO happy to order the snapper at the Marina location. It was probably one of the best fish dishes I have ever had (and I am a foodie).

This place restored my faith and we were SO happy to travel 30 minutes for dinner. It is definitely a must restaurant to visit and I preferred the original restaurant in the Marina over the one in Nueva Vallarta (solely because the NV did not have that same fish dish i loved so dearly).

The staff at both places were truly incredible too.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank katmahmood
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