This restaurant is a definite upgrade over the typical restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta. Por Que No opened a few weeks ago and it is just a matter of time before it is discovered by all. It used to be Don Quixote's. We ate at Por Que No on April 14. Location is overlooking a marina and you can see Paradise Village on the other side of the lagoon. See photos of sunset from our table and some of the marina.
The restaurant is owed by Eddie, who also owns Eddie's Place Nopal Beach in Nuevo Vallarta. We had dinner the night before at Eddie's Place and Eddie told us about his new restaurant. We didn't have a place to eat on our last night so we decided to give it a try. Thank goodness we did. It was such a pleasant experience we wish we had known about Por Que No sooner so we could eat there again.
Eddie came by the restaurant while we were eating and he stopped and talked with us. He told us that the chef (yes a real chef not a cook) changes the menu each week depending on what food is available. I believe Eddie said the Chef is from Southern California (Newport Beach?).
The food was delicious and was presented very well. See pictures. A welcome change over the usual food presentations you see in the tourist restaurants.
Our meal started with chips/salsa with fried slices of plaintains. Very good. See photo.
I started with the clam chowder that was creamy and full of clams. Texture was perfect, not too watery and not to thick. My main dish was assorted seafood (jumbo shrimp, calamari, clams and green lipped mussles) over spanish rice and fresh vegetables. Very good and I would order again. See photo.
My wife had a wedge salad to start that she said was excellent. For her main dish she had stuffed zucchini and she said it was delicious. See photo. The dish comes topped with baked pankow crumbs but she asked to have them left off due to gluten concerns.
My mother in law had the fish of the day (Grouper that night. A delicate fish.) that was prepared just right. See photo.
My daughter had plain spaghetti with the sauce on the side. The touch of freshly ground parmesan cheese was the finishing touch and she gave a thumbs up for her dinner. See photo.
We all shared a chocolate mousse dessert that was perfect.
My wife and mother in law had Margaritas and they said that they were the best they had during our stay. They were the best because they tasted great and actually had just the right amount of alcohol in them. They were not watered down! One was blended and one was on the rocks.
Table settings were a nice change. See photo of a table for two.
Service was impeccable. We felt like special guests the minute we walked into the restaurant. Timing of taking orders, meals, etc were all excellent. Water glasses were filled several times, we were checked on several times during the meal and plates/glasses were cleared in a timely manner. One of my pet peeves in restaurants is that some plates, bread plates or silverware is left on the table at the end of a meal. I am happy to say that our table was cleared of all plates and silverware when were done eating. Only items left on the table were the glasses water and drink glasses. The table crumbs were also cleaned off of our table. The servers we had were definitely professionals in the restaurant business.
There also a singer who had a beautiful voice and made the experience just that much better.
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