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“Best Ceviche in Puerto Vallarta”
Review of Viejo Vallarta

Viejo Vallarta
Ranked #160 of 1,022 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Mexican restaurant family owned since 1969. Water front dinning, beautiful sunsets on the boardwalk, full bar.
Alexandria, Virginia
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“Best Ceviche in Puerto Vallarta”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

We first found this restaurant on our first trip last year. It's at the end of the Malecon just before it becomes the awful tourist strip with the tourist restaurants.

We weren't inclined to go here because it's upstairs from an irish pub. Despite this, we went here - and found it was just excellent. Great service, wonderful view of the Malecon and ocean, especially at sunset. The food is very good. We took a friend on this trip who doesn't like fish, but liked their ceviche. It's made with a lot of shrimp instead of just fish which gives it a better flavor.

  • Visited February 2012
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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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“Dining at Viejo Vallarta was the best part of my Puerto Vallarta visit.”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

The high quality Mexican cuisine and superb meals were extraordinary. I'd especially suggest the giant "Conie Shrimp" and "Stuffed Peppers", though every meal ordered by our group was deemed exceptional. Our praises to the chef for taking a giant step above all other meals we ate in our two week stay in delightful Puerto Vallarta and the fresh Margaritas went down very easy. Our gifted waiter, Edwin, made our experience so delightful, never missing a beat in high, personal service. Set above the plaza, in the soft night air, we were able to enjoy the typically lovely sunset and live stage show entertainment below us, while viewing the pedestrian crowd mingling on the board walk and picturesque boats in the bay. As if on cue, several whales in the harbor put on a spectacular show which was the highlight of the evening. Don’t let your stay pass without partaking of all that Viejo Vallarta has to offer.

  • Visited January 2012
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Long Beach, CA
1 review
“Best skinny margaritas in Puerto Vallarta and a great view.”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

Thomas at the door was great. The waitress spoke very good English. The third floor view of the boardwalk is the best. (stairs only)The chicken enchilada with red sauce was excellent. Bartender was very accommodating and made Skinny Margaritas wonderful. The special was buy one then unlimited.

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Ottawa, Canada
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“Awesome red snapper!”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

A third floor balcony Mexican restaurant along the Puerto Vallarta boardwalk, ( Malacon)with an wonderful view of the bay. We ordered the grilled red snapper with a garlic sauce. It was excellent!!! The staff and son of the owner were very friendly and entertaining. We will return. The complimentary Margarita was a bonus!!

  • Visited January 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Excellent food, service and ocean view”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

Great little restaurant opposite the Seahorse statue on the boardwalk in downtown. Access is via stairs and above Murphy's Irish bar.

The food is very reasonably priced, freshly prepared and large servings. Try some of the more ethnic Mexican dishes and you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2012
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