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“A little hidden dive, well worth finding”
Review of Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta
Ranked #2 of 115 Restaurants in Lincoln City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Located in an easy to miss, somewhat rundown older building in a quiet section of 101, Puerta Vallarta Mexican Restaurant fully qualifies as a local dive. But once inside the door, you will find a very pretty, colorful and brightly decorated dining room that provides a festive and comfortable setting, highlighted by the beautifully hand-carved, hand-painted, bas relief booths brought up from Mexico.

The food is typical fare, with large portions at very reasonable prices. Everything is made to order, which can take some time, but the result is fresh and tasty. My wife ordered "una enchilada verde de pollo y uno chile releno." It came with "refritos y arroz." She said it was delicious, and she needed a box for leftovers. I had "uno burrito de carne asada," which was stuffed with slices of char broiled steak and served with sides of hand-cut "pico de gallo y guacamole." It was also large and very tasty, but marred somewhat by a sauce that was overly salty.

Service was friendly and efficient, without fawning or pretense. As noted by other reviewers, it took awhile - about 10-12 minutes - to receive our meals. But this was because our mains were made-to-order and not just pre-made items loaded on the plate as is typical at many Mexican restaurants. In other words, this wait was appreciated.

Puerto Vallarta is a little gem, very popular with locals "in the know," and well worth locating by everyone who appreciates a small, cozy family run dining experience. My only suggestions for the business are to be more careful about seasoning and - if attracting more business is desired - pay some attention to improving the exterior appearance of the building.

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Reviewed September 20, 2018

by far the best place for lunch in LC...tasty food, big portions, discounted price, family staffed...suggest the house margarita with lunch then a 2 hour "visit" to the road end state park for relaxing(nap) in the car.

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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

.....you’re planning your next time back and you haven’t finished your current meal yet. This is really excellent food. The place is inviting and spotless and the staff is wonderful. I loved everything about this restaurant. I wish I had one like it back home!

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Reviewed September 14, 2018

The food was great. The restaurant was a little run down the the service was not fantastic. We would eat there again.

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Reviewed September 12, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was great. The only negative was the long wait for your food. Our food took about 20-25 min. from the time we ordered.

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