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“Delicious set menu for only 60 pesos.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dianita

Dianita
Ranked #233 of 981 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Vancouver, BC
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious set menu for only 60 pesos.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

I love this little Mexican restaurant. It is a typical place known as a "fonda" in Mexico. Your meal includes the daily "agua" (a variety of fruit mixed with water), soup and a main course. When I visited the drink was Jamaica, hibiscus flowers mixed with water and sugar. The soup was a lovely vegetable with spinach. For the main course there was a choice of about 10 different entrees. I had curried chicken with rice, refried beans and broccoli. It's by no means haute cuisine, but if you're looking for a cheap home cooked meal, you can't go wrong at Dianita. Very friendly staff might only speak Spanish, but you can point your way to a great meal, or order something you've never heard of and get a surprise - why not?! -- it's only 5 bucks!

  • Visited April 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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Thank Steven H
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“OK, but not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

A popular spot for lunchtime "comida corrida" -- fixed price includes soup and main course--that has apparently been around for years. I had, new to me, machaca and eggs, and I wish I knew what to tell you all it was -- sort of shredded meat and scrambled eggs-- but tasty. Now my poor partner did not want the featured "chicken pibil" because it was made with white meat, so Dianita suggested another chicken preparation which, unfortunately, he misunderstood. It was called "pollo tetracini [sic] " which was in a cream sauce and served with noodles, and just not what he wanted on a hot summer day. I, always the martyr, switched plates. An OK choice for lunch, but not fab.

Visited March 2013
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Thank drshf
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los angeles
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great comida corrida!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great for breakfast…try the chilaquiles, frijoles, and a small salad, along with baskets of both toast and tortillas. For Comida Corrida, there are multiple choices of agua frescas, soups, and entrees (pork, chicken, and etc.), and each entree is served with rice or potatoes, frijoles, small salad, and basket of tortillas. Yum!!

Visited November 2012
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Medford, Oregon
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376 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“Best chilaquiles ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We tried Dianita's four times while in PV. Twice for breakfast and twice for dinner take out. My husbands favorite Mexican breakfast is chilaquiles. That's about all he ever orders and he has tried them in every city in Mexico that we have travelled to. He said they were the best ever so that meant a second trip while we were there to try them again. We tried both colors red and green and decided the red was the best. We also got takeout twice for dinner at the condo. The have daily specials usually about eight choices that come with a drink and soup for 60. pesos. We tried the carne asada,pollo plancha and enchiladas. They came with rice,beans and tortillas. All very good and cooked fresh. So much food we decided we could order just one of these, share, and it would be plenty for two people. Friendly staff.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mogcambomama
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Homey, authentic Mexican lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

We had a very satisfying, homey lunch at Fonda Dianita: pork ribs in a tomato-y sauce with beans and rice and tortillas, and liver and onions! Hot tortillas de maiz, icy-cold aqua mineral, friendly service, clean facilities - just a few blocks from the beach on Calle Basilio Badillo. Nothing fancy; 5 or six tables. Good for desayuno, too. Very good value.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James W
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