Last night friends of our invited us to eat at the "New" Puerto Vallarta in Kingston. This is a very large space compared to the old one in the Development behind it. It has a good feel walking in the front door but from that point we experienced a strange atmosphere of beginners in the restaurant business. The Waitress who showed us to our table was nice enough and took us straight to the most brightly lighted area in the restaurant and we had to tell her that the lights were to bright and we would like a more subdued area. She took us to the nearest table available and a waiter came over immediately to ask what we would like to have before giving us a chance to remove our coats and looking at the menu. He did give us a chance to look at the menu then and came back a few minuted later.
We noticed that the prices for the drinks were not on the menu and we asked our waiter how much specific drinks were. His response was that he didn't keep track of the prices on drinks but that he would go ask the bartender. We asked if he could give us an idea of the price of a small Margarita and he said "eight thirty five to eight fifty, something like that" which happens to be a very high price. He wasn't exactly friendly and helpful. We did order food but no drinks.
When the Waiter brought our food the plates were hot but about two-thirds of the plate was covered with re-fried beans and rice, the entre seemed very sparse in comparison for such a large plate that it took up almost one- quarter of the table and it is a shame that they put so much on such a large plate that must be thrown in the garbage when they could certainly put give us the option for a Children's plate of a Senior citizens plate. The main part of each order was just O.K., not high quality Mexican Food.
later that evening at home we all had severe indigestion which was not gone by this morning. I'm glad we had plenty of Tums around. This is a place we will not go to for dinner again. It may hve been to much lard in the re-fried beans