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“Gourmet but small portions”

Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #169 of 1,020 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Garza Blanca Resort’s ultra-chic onsite gourmet restaurant, Blanca Blue is one of Vallarta’s most elegant and sophisticated dining options. In such spectacular surroundings it provides an idyllic setting for a romantic dinner or social gathering – a truly unique experience. The fully air conditioned restaurant overlooks the expansive Banderas Bay offering impressive views of Los Arcos beauty spot and Puerto Vallarta’s stunning domino skyline. Evoking the flame-lit gatherings of the legendary Garza Blanca Club de Playa of days gone by, the patio is enveloped by antorchas (flame torches) creating an intimate and enchanting atmosphere perfect for any occasion. El restaurante gourmet Blanca Blue del resort Garza es uno de los restaurantes de Vallarta más elegante y sofisticada. En un lugar espectacular ofrece un escenario idílico para una cena romántica o una comida social – una experiencia única. El restaurante ofrece aire acondicionado y ofrece una vista de la Bahía Banderas.
Gresham, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Gourmet but small portions”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We ate there twice over New Years week as we were staying at the resort and it was not convenient to go into Puerta Vallarta for dinner on two of the evenings. Service was good and pleasant. Soup was excellent in taste, but the tortilla soup was gourmet size (small probably slightly less than a cup). Cream of corn soup made from scratch was also excellent, but also small portion. It seems like they are trying to be a fine gourmet restaurant but not quite there (close but not quite there when compared to others in the same price range.) Prices were not too expensive for a resort restaurant of that caliber, but there was no dinner size salad available, so if one wanted to have a soup and salad for a meal, then this is not the place. (But we did have the excellent soup twice and then supplemented later with room service nachos which were very good and very reasonably priced.). The decor and setting was very nice so it was still worth it to be able to sit down and have something very good, albeit small portions.

  • Visited December 2013
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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Service is a hit or miss”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

I had breakfast and dinner here. Food is not bad, but far from excellent. Breakfast buffet has limited choices and the service is definitely hit or miss. I can never get a coffee refill without asking. Food sometimes does not get replenished. However, for the beautiful view for sunrise and sunset, you have to try it.

  • Visited December 2013
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Cbus, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Come, spend 4 hours having a mediocre meal”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Service is inconsistent, food is served semi-warm, and it takes FOREVER to get your check! This restaurant ran out of napkins and brought a glass full of cocktail napkins as a substitute - really? The check was > $200 and you cannot provide napkins?

Visited December 2013
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San Jose, California
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“Excellent”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

Just wonderful. Oscar is amazing and so sweet. Always smiling and kind. I wrote a review on The hotel Garza Blanca mentioning him and another worker Renee. They were both the best servers I have come in contact with in my entire life.I would come back to Garza Hotel just so i can experience their service again. Nicest men ever and the best food, drinks and dessert.

  • Visited December 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Fine dining with flare”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

My fiancé and I at at Blanca Blue for breakfast and then dinner one night. The waitstaff is very attentive and friendly. The food is delicious. There are healthy options that also taste amazing. For breakfast, we loved the antioxidant and insomnia drinks to go along with our meal. For dinner, the short ribs and ahi were scrumptious. Enjoy!

Visited September 2013
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