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“Over rated”
Review of Vallarta Grill

Vallarta Grill
Ranked #99 of 197 Restaurants in Penticton
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Award winning Authentic Mexican Cuisine and the best Margaritas this side of the Mexican border. Served in an atmosphere that would make you swear you were there. Full bar, live entertainment, dancing, music videos and fun to be had by all! Raised patio provides great view of Okanagan Lake and all the surrounding activities!
Sechelt, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Over rated”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

The service was good. Staff friendly. Food bland. Was told by a few of the locals that Vallarta Grill used to be much much better.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Vancouver Island, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
1 review
“Excellent Mexican Fare”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just left this awesome little restaurant located right across the street from the beach in Penticton, it was a very busy night for them, but as soon as we walked through the door three different servers going by said we will be right with you. We were lucky enough to be seated in Erinn's section....what a charming, engaging and attentive waitress, even when she couldn't get right back to us she always had eyes on us and let us know she would be with us as soon as she could.
The food was just like the food I get in Mexico every year, the drinks were delicious and the over all flavour of the restaurant made me miss my time in Mexico. We will surely be back!

  • Visited August 2014
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Penticton, BC, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great service but poor food, drinks and building”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went to the Vallarta Grill the other night for the first time in quite a while. Our server Cody was great but the food and drinks left something to be desired. We had been to a few Mexican restaurants in the past month in Washington state and had a good idea as to what the food and drinks should have tasted like. The drinks were so watered down that I would have been better off with plain tap water. The food was just OK. Not much taste to it and the portions were small. All the other places we had eaten at served tortilla chips with salsa as an appy. Not here. The chairs and table were sticky from food and it was evident that just wiping them with a damp cloth did not make them clean or sanitary, The wood structure on the patio was rotting in places and the wood floor felt like it might cave in at any time. We will not go back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Saskatchewan, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fresh, authentic Mexican food”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

My friends and I stopped here on our recent trip to the Okanagan as we were looking for something with a patio on the lake. We just ordered appetizers, and the servings were fairly large. The margaritas were delicious, the service was great and the location (with a view of the lake from the patio) made it a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Rebecca S
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just Okay”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

I ordered the enchiladas. They were okay. Nothing spectacular. Rice was bland. Refried beans were good. Guacamole was good but $4 for a tiny side was pretty pricey. Probably would not return.

Visited August 2014
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