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“dine by the river”
Review of Cuale Paradise

Cuale Paradise
Ranked #55 of 1,028 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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
ca
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“dine by the river”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our group of 7 had a lovely dinner at this hidden treasure right on the river Cuale. A worker at our hotel recommended it and arranged a taxi to take us to this out-of-the-way rural neighborhood we never would have discovered on our own. We arrived quite early while it was still light and were able to see all the surroundings and watch the sunset. We had a wonderful table by the river and as it got dark, the waiter lit little luminaria candles on a tiny footbridge that reflected in the water. Magical! Delicious seafood, good service, a friendly cat even made an appearance. We loved it!

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank bookladyca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding! Definitely worth going to. The owner even knocked some mangos out of a tree for us and served them to us! Can't get anymore fresh than that! Will definitely go back when we go back to PV!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank RANarlyMusic .
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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“A beautiful location and excellent food...”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

Cuale Paradise is a little known location in Puerto Vallarta. It is an excellent restaurant with great food and great service. Very strong margarita, I just say! :) The whole fish is one of my favorite dishes. But, the setting by the river is just magnificent. I suggest arriving before sunset so that you can see the colors of the jungle and river setting change before you eyes. You won't be sorry!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank KeithMayPV
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Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“What a fantastic setting!”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

We ate here twice on trip this winter as we brought friends to enjoy the fantastic setting sitting by the river. We have tried their seafood and chicken and all has been excellent. The second time we arrived without a reservation and were lucky to get in as they had a large group dinner. There was special entertainment that we were able to enjoy. We sat out on the island the second time and really enjoyed the experience. This restaurant is not known by many as it is off the beaten path. We consider it one of the best kept secrets. We will definitely be back next year.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank LakeWashburn
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Green Valley, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“One of PV's best”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Cuale Paradise is one of the hidden treasures of Puerto Vallarta. Located on the Cuale River in the Paso Anchoa colonia, it is a bit out of the way to get to but worth the effort. This family owned restaurant serves up delicious Mexican fare with a focus on seafood. A signature dish, "Olimpia's Special", is a heavenly blend of bacon-wrapped mahi mahi and should not be missed. The avocado stuffed shrimp is also to die for. We have sampled most of the menu at this unique restaurant over the years and have never been disappointed. And, imho they have the best margarita in PV, too! If you want to get away from the hussle and noise of PV and enjoy a quiet romantic dinner by the river, try Cuale Paradise. It will be a special memory of your time in Puerto Vallarta.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Gary Z
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