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“Well worth the walk!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Encanto

Encanto
Ranked #206 of 980 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Well worth the walk!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

Our favorite downtown haunt, The Agave Grill, is no more - so we went hunting for a new fine dining experience in PV. Encanto is everything other diners here in Tripadvisor say it is. Yes, the Corn Cake appetizer is heaven - the Brie/Peach Quesadilla likewise. Catch of the Day & Chicken dishes were all devoured with relish - and the staff is a DELIGHT!!
We'll make this a regular stop.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 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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2 Thank Walter A
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Grand Blanc
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A little disappointed this time with Encanto”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Menu always the same, appetizers, especially corn cakes are good. Pork medallions seemed a little smaller than previous visits. However service was a little slow with both serving and cleaning between courses.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sunloversinPV
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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Authentic seafood in a real Mexican residentail area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Encanto, which was recommended to us by our host, Alexandra, at our boutique B&B Rivera de Rio was a stunning success! We made a reservation--recommended as they are busy-- and walked to the resaurant from the B&B just down the street. We were promptly seated and, over a glass of wine, decided on our dinner selections. Then the waiter suggested that we think about the seafood special for two. We took it. It arrived on a cookie sheet with lobster, yellow tail tuna, scallops, prawns, mahi mahi and a large perfectly prepared center of veggies and rice in the centre. The dish was presented on a bed of shredded lettuce. The various seafoods were all perfectly prepared with the tuna being perfectly seared and flavored. We both thoroughly enjoyed all of the unique flavors that each seafood presented. What a feast!! We were fully sated and had no room to try the desserts but agreed that this was a restaurant to which we would surely return!!

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank EdG29
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wisconsin
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199 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“What took so long?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

This restaurant has been on our must try list for a few years. After 1 evening I can't figure out what took us so long to go. Fantastic food, fantastic service, and the place is very pleasing to have dinner at. Of the four meals we ordered, all four were hits! It's a little out of the way, but a great walk if you're on the south side. I would definitely make reservations, tables are limited. You must try, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 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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1 Thank tansandy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Service Plus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

This little out of the way restaurant will amaze you with the warm welcome, the oustanding food, and the great hospitality. Free Crab cakes while we were waiting for our main course (which wasn't that long). There were 6 of us and we had 5 different dishes and everyone said their meal was fantastic. We will definately go back when we return to P.V.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 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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2 Thank Trabec
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