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Review of Cafe de Olla

Cafe de Olla
Ranked #51 of 1,039 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food was great, ambiance bustling and lively, and the wandering minstrel had a superb voice (not sure he's there every night). Well worth the trip into town!

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have dined at Cafe de Olla the first night of each visit for a number of years and generally eaten there again. They've always had fresh good food, great Sangria and attentive waiters. However over the past year or so, it seems to have lost its charm. The service is slow and not attentive. The food seems to have lost its flavor and appeal.

Here's hoping the next high season sees a return to the standard they held for years to come. Hate to lose this as a fav place to eat...

Thank David V
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

The staff and food are Cafe de Olla are great. Service is quick, attentive and friendly without the "chincy" feeling of the over-the-top touristy restaurants. This is a true small town, small dining room restaurant with a menu that will take you all night to decide. The drinks are great as well. The owner is almost always on sight and will most likely come over to the table to say hello. Very authentic feel of a family-owned & operated small business. Love it!

Thank HockeyCoachBen
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Really if you haven't been to Cafe de Olla, you haven't be to Puerto Vallarta. This place has been around since Moses was in short pants. Love it or hate - everyone ends up here at some point. I personally am a lover. Is it perfect? Well, maybe not but what they do well, they do very well and the vibe is just so Vallarta.

First, relax. Have one of their killer margaritas (careful - you've been warned) and snack on some very good house-fried chips and a couple of decent salsas - no charge - the chips and salsa that is - the margaritas are pricey).

A couple of ways to go on the food. My favorite is their excellent chiles rellenos (with rice and beans) - $82 pesos as I recall. Such a deal. They grill meats on an open fire out front and they are very good. I occasionally splurge on the New York strip ($200 peso range - ouch) but very good. Do not fail to get one of their twice baked potatoes (crack must be involved). Personally, I'd skip on their highly pushed special seafood platters - meh - and very $$$.

It's a great place though, love the staff, the overall party vibe. Lines can get long during high season so go early (or for lunch) or later in the evening. If you haven't been here, you really haven't been to Vallarta.

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great Lobster and filet mignon, fast service with decent customer service, good atmosphere and musicos during dinner.

Thank bxrkris
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