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“Good food, OK prices”
Review of La Esquina de los Caprichos - CLOSED

La Esquina de los Caprichos
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food, OK prices”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

They do say on the menu that "slow food takes time". Hardly explains taking thirty minutes to finally bring me the bottle of beer that I ordered, but the tapas were very good. Not great (I wonder if reviewers here has an excellent Spanish restaurant in town to compare), but very good.
The potatoes with aioli were a little undercooked, the two soups we tried (white gazpacho and the Spanish garlic soup) were outstanding. Mushrooms stuffed with green cheese needed to have been baked separately and cheese added at the end and the red tomatoes with topped with mozzarella (?) were cute and tasty if ordinary. All in all, the execution is a little uneven and the place is not cheap. With 2.5 tapas per person, one desert split four ways, a single beer and a pitcher of lemonade the bill came to about $100.
On the other hand, this was one of the best dinners in Puerto Vallarta that we had which tells you more about the quality of other restaurants. Compared to them, this place knocks it out of the park.
Oh and all this talk about the "awful climb". Jeez, people, it's two short steep blocks.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank dmitry k
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great food up the hill”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

lunch or dinner it is a very interesting corner not to miss in pv, try their unique aioli, tapas and main dishes, love the Spanish atmosphere

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank livethelifeyoulove8
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East Lansing, Michigan
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A walk well worth the effort!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We were told not to miss this hidden gem at Miramar 402. The restaurant is literally a wonderful hole in the wall. On a corner....very small. The tapas style servings were incredible. We listened to others ordering and were delighted at their choices! The menu is quite extensive but the very friendly waitress helped us out. She also told us when to stop ordering....she said that if we were still hungry....we could order more. The sangria was a real treat as well. This restaurant is very small. There are a total of just nine tables.....it feels like you are having a meal with close friends. The decor is interesting with art scattered around the room. Come for a meal and you are hooked for a lifetime!

  • Visited January 2013
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“the find of puerto vallarta”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

what can one say about a place where we go to three or four times over a twelve day period. we can say that this husband and wife jewel is the find of puerto vallarta. you are treated not as a customer but as a friend. the food is creative but more important beautifully and artistically carried out. everything tastes special. and the value for the quality is incredible. whether it is a breakfast lunch or dinner you cant go wrong. as many have said it is WELL worth the walk up the hill or a short taxi ride to get to this wonderful place. i will be going back to pv on the 20th of january and since they are not open on sundays this is the only reason i will not make it my first dinner there. but i will eagerly be there on monday night .its a very small place so please make a reservation and just a note they accept only american express credit cards.

  • Visited December 2012
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The hike up the hill is worth it.”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Located in Gringo Gultch this quaint eatery is just minutes from the Malecon (straight up the hill) but well worth the effort. Delicious tapas style plates are fit for a king or to share amongst friends. The new patio is my favorite place to eat and the sangria is some of the best in the bay. Try it, you won't be disapointed.

Visited May 2012
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