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“Perfect for the 'Amigos' in PVR”
Review of Cheeky Monkey

Cheeky Monkey
Ranked #86 of 1,036 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Cheeky Monkey is a great example of many years of culinary ascension in Mexico; where once many years ago the restaurants that existed for tourists were clumsy at best, there has been a move towards sophistication and competent execution. The food and the service are well calculated to appeal to the 'amigos' with pasta, burgers and pizza. I had a variation of a regional dish - camarones diablo. The large but chewy shrimp were smothered in a tangy tomatoe sauce to the point where the garlic and butter taste of the shrimp were lost. A bit disappointing. If you want Mexican food, this is not the place. If you like cheap drinks, a view and American food like you're used to at Montana's or Chili's, and there's nothing wrong with that, this is the place for you.

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Thank MisterEtraveller
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Cheeky Monkey is our choice for the sunsets! The $1.00 beers & margaritas are a huge draw for the upstairs bars. The food is good. The staff keeps the drinks coming! The sister bar, the Sea Monkey is right down the Malecon. The breakfasts are very good & coffee is a peso with certain breakfast entrees.

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Thank balloongirl34
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

One dollar beers and margaritas with a variety of American style food like lasagna, gringo tacos, 9 layer salads and deep fried mac and cheese squares.

Don't worry, I don't eat all those dishes but I have friends who one by one do!

Best time to get here in our view is just after the lunch rush (about 1400) or around 4:30 if you plan to have dinner and a sunset.

On the second and third floor facing out over the malecon (sea wall) across from the statue of the aliens departing (or are they arriving?) via a 25 foot high ladder (you have to see the bronze sculpture).

Great view of sunsets - a breeze almost all the time. Some ladies would be looking a for a wrap just before sunset when the breeze is blowing in from the Pacific, but it is great during the heat of the day. As a Canadian guy, I am OK at any time with a T-shirt and shorts of course!!

Seriously, a nice place to stop for an informal snack. The added bonus is there are no TVs showing sports re-runs.

That's it.

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Thank Mike F
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

the drinks were good and cheap and the v iew is wonderful .You can talk to the passer bys on the Malecon

Thank cynthia w
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Always go to Cheeky Monkey when we visit and have never been disappointed. Excellent staff, great view and good food and drinks.

Thank payasaloca
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