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“Fine choice”

Las Palomas Doradas
Ranked #318 of 1,072 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Cuisines: French, Mexican, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Good food, pressure to pay for music was somewhat disappointing. Only one Mexican wine by the glass!!!! Does everyone drink only margaritas and tequila???

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We chose this restaurant for its appearence/ambiance, menu selection, friendly staff in front of the resaurant (including the owner), and the offer of free tequila shots and free special desserts. Also, the menu prices were surprisingly reasonable for the Marina area. During the restaurant patrons were entertained by a very good Mariachi band-not too loud, nice selection of music, and not pushy for money. There were 4 people in our group this night. Three had Red Snapper. It was excellent-not real fishy tasting- fall off the bone tender, moist, not over cooked. The non-fish eater ordered 'pineapple-coconut chicken'. She thought it was the best chicken shes had. The fish eaters tried a small sample and yes what great flavor and tender moist chicken. The meals came with veggies, rice and rolls.Everything was VERY GOOD.
The staff was attentive and not pushy. They knew when to approach the table to check on your meal and to clear the table. The owner himself came by and spent several minutes with us telling us about his restaurant, how long he has been in business here, his fish connection, how he prepares the food. He was a most interesting and informative man.
After the meal we were not rushed to leave or give up the table. The was one of the most pleasant dining experiences we had. As a matter of fact we returned a few days later with an additional 2 couples for the experience. We weren't disappointed. The meal cost was very reasonable even with drinks and tips added in. We'll be back on our next trip to Puerto Vallarta.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We love this place. Have eaten here several times over the past few years and it is always an enjoyable experience with excellent food at a reasonable price. Early in December 2012 we had a light lunch of salads - very good. We came back for dinner a few nights later because I had noticed grilled whole huachinango (red snapper) on the dinner menu. When I asked about the fish, the proprietor brought the fresh, whole snapper out for my approval. The grilled snapper was the best grilled fish I have ever had, anywhere. My wife enjoyed one of the shrimp specials and for $4 additional that night, we received another shrimp dinner to go (bacon-wrapped shrimp) which served us well as our brunch in the morning. Super experience, highly recommended. Las Palomas Doradas is NOT Las Palomas (which has closed) and is at the marina, NOT on any beach.

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

A great (and less expensive) alternative to La Palapa...right next door ON THE BEACH. Wonderful seafood and great atmosphere.
We return every year!

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Las Palomas Doradas is a higher calibre restaurant where you can get a fancier meal. The service here is fabulous and the food is really good. I have eaten there twice and have had the Burritos Machacas both times. This is a fabulous Mexican dish that you won't find just anywhere in PV. I recommend you try it, if you like eggs. The seafood appetizer I had the last time I was there was equally delicious. While I have never been here for breakfast, they do have a 50% off special every Tuesday on breakfasts so if you're staying at or near the marina, why not give them a try?

As stated by a previous poster, the duplication of various restaurant names can make things a little confusing. Make sure you are at Las Palomas Doradas, not just Las Palomas - they are two different restaurants. The picture shown here of the restaurant is accurate, and this is the place you want to look for. If you're taking a taxi, the address is 129 Royal Pacific, Marina Vallarta. It's well worth searching out.

For reservations, email them at contact@laspalomasdoradas.com

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