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“Excellent meal and beautiful evening”
Review of Cuale Paradise

Cuale Paradise
Ranked #63 of 1,039 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Delicious and authentic Mexican food in an ideal location on the banks of the river Cuale, Deliciosa y autentica comida Mexicana en un lugar ideal a la orilla del rio cuale
Reviewed December 20, 2013

We went to Cuale Paradise in mid-December for dinner. We timed it for a little bit before sunset, so we could enjoy the sights in both daylight and by night. A fairly quick and affordable taxi ride from the Conchas Chinas area (~10 minutes and 100 pesos) through a local neighborhood brought us to their door. Everyone there went out of their way to welcome us and make it a great evening. They started us out with a complimentary shot of Tequila Sunrise, which we each followed with a yummy strawberry margarita. My fajitas were great, as was my mother's steak. Delicious homemade flan closed the meal, topped off with another quick (complimentary) shot of something tequila (a shot with Sprite perhaps?). We're not big drinkers, so that was more than enough alcohol for us. :-) But it made for a relaxing dinner I have to say.

The restaurant couldn't be more beautifully located, with tables along the river with candles and walkways. The service was outstanding as well. We'll definitely be back.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

and great food to boot. This gem is located up the Rio Cualle a bit, in the Buenos Aries neighborhood, right on the river. A lovely friend took me to this absolutely delightful place. He had Marlin Enchiladas and I hd Pescado Tacos and both were excellent. We sat at a table right beside the river. The service was wonderful and the entire experience could not have been better. After our meal we got more drinks and just enjoyed the beautiful cool refreshing sound of the river as it danced among the rock on it's course to the Pacific. This is the way to spend a warm afternoon in Puerto Vallarta.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

When we locals want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, we head for lunch under a bridge.....yes, under a bridge. Just past the colonia Buenos Aires, nestled under the Paso Ancho Bridge is the most delightful and private piece if Paradise you can imagine. The restaurant goes from under the palapas with it's colorful macaws to an island in the middle of the river. The scenery is beautiful and wild but the food is even better. My favorite time after time is the Talpa style quesadillas; juicy steak bits over wonderful asadero cheese. My girlfriends love the shrimp in an avocado salad as healthy and tasty as can be. The service is great as run by a lovely family, that makes one feel special and at home every time we visit. A cool and refreshing change from the city, and wonderful food awaits, walking distance from the libramiento!

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1  Thank rosangelicamg
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our entire party felt like this was the hidden gem of Puerto Vallarta.

The atmosphere is very romantic -- try to eat along the river if you can. Tables lit by candlelight, dipping your toes in the water, etc. etc. The service was fantastic - our waitress spoke impeccable english and answered all of our questions about the menu, and offered great suggestions (try the seafood salad! I'll say it again...try. the. seafood. salad.) The quality of food was very fresh, and delicious. As always, stick with seafood if you can -- its hard to go wrong with anything that fresh!

And, if you dare...try the Coco Loco. You won't regret it, and you'll be thankful for a taxi on the way home.

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1  Thank Meghan M
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were very disappointed in both atmosphere and food. Definitely not worth trip or cost. There are so many more beautiful places to dine in PV and we are not gourmet types. Try River Cafe, Le Bistro and La Palapa for a beautiful setting and Coco Tropical and Daquari Dick's for sunset dining and good food. Also langostino's for breakfast on the beach. We have been going to PV for 25 years and Cuale Tropical was this year's adventure but we will not return.

2  Thank Joseph M
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