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“Not Great”
Review of Josephino's

Josephino's
Ranked #785 of 1,014 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Kindersley
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Not Great”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

We had the buffet food & it had small flys inside the sneeze guard so we picked food that was outside any sort of shield. It was of lower quality. We settled for pizza mostly which was just average in taste. The service was good, however. Prices equal to what one would expect in North America.
Clean bathrooms.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Calgary
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Disappointing this time”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

We hadn't been to Josephino's for quite some time so decided to try it again. We were quite disappointed. Only the salad bar is decent so, if salads are your thing, you may want to check it out. Most of the "hot" food (pizza, fried chicken, various pastas, several styles of potatoes) wasn't; yet the hard ice cream was melting in its tubs in the self-serve freezer. The dessert display case had only two tiny servings of flan left so somebody must be eating there. However, the place was basically empty at 8:00 p.m. on a Friday night which also tell you something. At 99 pesos a person the buffet really isn't worth it when you can get an incredible buffet for just 30 pesos more at the Sirloin Stockade next to Liverpool across from the marina. Just stay on the bus if you are heading north.

  • Visited February 2013
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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't go there!”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

We live in PV and have eaten at Josephino's once. It was terrible! The selection wasn't great and nothing tasted good. Even my daughter who loves pastas and pizzas wouldn't take more than one bite of anything. Don't waste your money!

  • Visited March 2012
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Want a real Salad bar and more?”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Living here full time, we are always looking for something a little different. It has been difficult to find a true Salad bar. We remember "Sizzlers" back in the States and we just could not find a good honest place for salads and more. Josephino's is our "go to" place when we want salad. Nothing fancy, (if you are a real foodie, don't go here),but for a good, inexpensive, fresh selection of salad toppings, along with OK pasta, chicken and other "all you can eat" options it is so very worth it... It is a self serve type of place, although every time we have been there the drink servers have been very polite and quick to respond. When I say drinks, I mean sodas, coffee and tea options (no Margaritas here). It is definitely a "fast food" type of place, very clean, but please do not expect fine dining...Hungry? Grab a bite here and you will leave as full as you want to be. Parking is weird (there is none) but it is on a major bus route right on the main street into downtown. Enjoyed ourselves every time we went. Try it, you might like it!

  • Visited January 2012
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Calgary
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fairly good buffet at a very good price.”
Reviewed April 8, 2011

This is a very large venue specializing in pizza and chicken. The pizza is not always hot nor is the chicken, but both are tasty. The salad bar is quite good. I was surprised to find that their beets are not pickled. The help yourself ice cream offered is a welcome part of their dessert offering. One negative: The fountain drinks are relatively expensive compared to the good value of the buffet. Being quite budget-conscious, the second time we went we didn't order drinks.

  • Visited March 2011
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Thank aquamaureen
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