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“Great Family Restaurant”
Review of Lukumbe

Lukumbe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $11
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located near Hotel Zone, Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
san francisco
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Family Restaurant”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

We've been there several times on our trips to Puerto Vallarta and had great meals. It's a nice escape from the tourist traps downtown - you know if the locals flock there it has to be good. We were there for a special event with traditional tacos with lengua, birria, chicharon, and carne asada, it was really good. Their homemade cakes and ice creams are great also. I like that it's open air, and our two little girls love the play area - it's great that there is childcare provided to watch the kids so we can relax.

  • Visited February 2014
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Helpful?
Thank dcano
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Lukumbe, Director General at Lukumbe, responded to this review, May 7, 2015
Thanks so much for visiting us and for your rating. We'll be glad to welcome you anytime :)
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English first
El Cerrito, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family dining in a non-tourist atmosphere, or romantic as you like”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

We were recently in PV and had dinner at this restaurant. A little off the off the beaten path, but still centrally located, near Costco and close to the Hotel Zone. We had a wonderful dinner, mostly Mexican dishes prepared to order. Everything was very fresh and well prepared and the service was friendly and professional. The chicharrones were outstanding, though others thought the asada and lengua were best. Then there was the birria, and then . . . Desserts, all home made, including excellent gelato and pastries. It is very family friendly as they have adult-supervised space for children to amuse themselves while their parents are dining. This restaurant is a genuine gem. Don't miss it.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Marce C
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Lukumbe, Director General at Lukumbe, responded to this review, May 7, 2015
Thanks so much for visiting us and for your rating. We'll be glad to welcome you anytime :)
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Chicago
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place to go with children, too!”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

Good food, pleasant atmosphere and a staffed and well-supplied art room for the children to enjoy while waiting for their meal.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank classof60
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Lukumbe, Director General at Lukumbe, responded to this review, May 7, 2015
Thanks so much for visiting us and for your rating. We'll be glad to welcome you anytime :)
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
1 review
“good facilities, poor food”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We went to have supper tonight as i had eaten there several years ago and enjoyed the food. Its changed, the food was terrible, thick, sticky overcooked pasta without either the ham or turkey listed in the menu. My friend had carrot cake which was lathered in sticky sugary icing. The service was poor. We would never go again. This facility used to be a good family style restaurant, it has deteriorated. A big surprise was a sign on the wall that said it was chosen #1 by trip advisor for Puerto Vallarta. I seriously doubt that, if it was, corruption must have played a big part

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank walter k
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Lukumbe, Director General at Lukumbe, responded to this review, May 7, 2015
Thanks so much for visiting us and for your rating. We'll be glad to welcome you anytime :)
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Puerto Vallarta, Mx.
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Excellent as usual”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Great outdoor/indoor restaurant in a quiet area of town. Relaxing and great service by a friendly and knowledgable staff. Management is friendly and accomodating. Great food and tasty deserts at a reasonable price.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank menwhotravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lukumbe, Director General at Lukumbe, responded to this review, May 7, 2015
Thanks so much for visiting us and for your rating. We'll be glad to welcome you anytime :)
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