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Chenandos Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 1,072 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Grill
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Is a fusion of different cuisines giving a unique taste and original international food meats and seafood.-
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

I would have walked right past this amazing place had it not been for TA. A very small, well hidden restaurant outside the tourist area. I had the arrachera (flank steak) and it was wonderful. I did not get the best service, but that does not diminish how good everything else was!

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1  Thank RoxxiRose
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

First, this place is in what would be considered a "residential" district in PV, near the main drag, but still off the beaten-path. Look for it, you will NOT be disappointed....it deserves the high ratings.
Second: It is in a former two-room residence, so it is small, and does not get a breeze...so if it's hot outside, it will be warm inside the restaurant. If this bothers you....go when it's cooler.
The owners are all family, the chef is self-taught (and paints the art on the walls), the waiters are sons, ect.
The food: EXCELLENT...what you get in a high-end place, for pennies on the dollar. My wife got out under 40.00, including two rounds of drinks.
I am not going into details about the menu.....check it out, or read other reviews here.
We are headed there again...tonight!
See you all there!!

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2  Thank fleeteric06
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

We have walked past this little Mexican style restaurant many times since it first opened a couple of years ago but for whatever reason never went in even though the owner always smiled, said hello and invited us to try his establishment.

Well, we finally tried the restaurant a couple of weeks ago and were so pleased with the food, service and general simplicity that we returned again last evening. For our first visit my wife tried The Rockefeller Seafood consisting of 3 large oyster shells each filled with fresh shrimp, oysters, octopus, scallops, sauces and served with fresh asparagus el dente - delicious. Yours truly tried the Char-Grilled Arachera with red wine, olive oil, rosemary garlic served with a green salad c/w house dressing - also delicious.

Last night my wife chose the fresh octopus which she thoroughly enjoyed and raved about its flavour and taste to anyone who would listen. Once again I chose the Char-Grilled Arachera which was again very tender and tasty.

Since Chenan2 is not very large with only a few tables - suggest you reserve a table or be prepared to sit patiently outside until a table becomes available.

The restaurant is not fancy so casual attire is the norm - it is also a truly family enterprise with dad as the main man (Chef that is, cooking on an open grill), mum doing the prep work and two handsome charming sons competently looking after the customers - not forgetting the lovely young lady who assists the chef and also prepares the freshly made tortillas and garlic bread.

If you are looking for a Mexican experience, good food, friendly service at reasonable prices - we strongly recommend you give Chenan2 a try.

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5  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This restaurant has been on our favorite list for over 15 years and we we're so disappointed when they closed a few years back. We're thrilled to see them reopen.

They continue to serve outstanding food. It is prepared right there in front of you by a very friendly member of the family. Their specialities are grilled fish and seafood. The atmosphere is friendly, and casual, and service is outstanding.

Happy to see that they have a growing clientele. We'll be back.

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Thank KirstenfromRWC
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

My wife and I use tripadvisor alot when we travel and although we have been to Puerto Vallarta many times and have favorite restaurants, we are always looking for something new to try. We were in PV last week and walked up to Chenan2 about 7:30 and when we got there the restaurant was empty except for two couples who were just leaving and raving about the food. We are always turned off by an empty restaurant, but decided to give it a try...being the numero uno restaurant in PV on tripadvisor. I had the steak Arachera and my wife had the mixed seafood burrito. Both were simply outstanding. We sat in the front table by the doors and were able to watch the owner/chef prepare the food at the grill. While there, more people started to arrive. We told several other travellers back at our hotel about the place, and will look forward to returning again next time in PV. Not only was the food excellent, but really a bargain. Oh yes...one more thing. They were getting airconditioning this week.

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1  Thank gspdx2
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