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Interested in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and/or the surrounding areas? Most of us

love to dine when in a new place or learn more about the town and area where we
live! I live in Puerto Vallarta part-time and have been visiting since 1979, so if
you desire info, write me anytime. Now you can purchase my famous spiral bound 104
page 359+ restaurant guide which has become a hit with visitors and local
residents alike with places ranging from street food to 5* dining. After 20+ years
in the restaurant business, I have learned much about knowing and making fine

In June 2005, I have stopped making my Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Guide Beck's
Best free by email due to the high cost to me personally. For years, I hiked from
spot to spot, dining, taking notes and pictures, talking to owners, managers,
waiters, hosts, etc. Though fun and rewarding, it has gotten quite costly figuring
in the food and beverages, plane fares, condo rentals and taxis that I realized it
was time for a small compensation for this work which is a great benefit to
visitors and residents alike, edited almost daily. I do not receive free meals nor
accept advertisement, calling it my labor of love. I publish works in the major PV
area English language newspapers and magazines and have recorded a radio program,
Paco Ojeda's the VU. I am the newest columnist for the Banderas News.

I am proud that it has become the most complete up-to-date restaurant guide of the
Puerto Vallarta Bay Area, Bahía de Banderas. First issue of 2007:

My website is:


Also available in PV at:

P. V. Botanical Gardens Barra de Navidad south 24 km., on El Tuito bus

Bruce's Back Alley Bistro Francisco I. Madero 225

El Arrayán Allende 344

Mama Dolores Diner Olas Altas 534B

Mariscos Polo's Francisco I. Madero 376

PVRPV Francisca Rodríguez 152

Julia's Tex-Mex Cantina Aquiles Serdán 194

San Francisco, CA./Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco


Here is a small sample of the 359+ restaurants, cafes and stands which are
included in the 104 page hardcopy spiral-bound guide:

Bruce's Back Alley Bistro

Francisco I. Madero 225 OT/SS.
elpelonpv@ www.brucesbacka...
Chef/owner Bruce's [El Pelón] beautiful steak and chop house with interior and
rear garden seating provides top quality house-aged Angus and Kobe steaks as
grilled rib eye 325p or New York with compound butter 245p, tropical citrus
chops...Alaskan king crab, signature rack...butter maple salmon Starters include
baked brie with warm strawberry purée 145p, bistro salad with house...Extensive
wine list representing 17 countries. Inside A/C. A jewel in the town's crown.

El Arrayán
Allende 344 near Miramar DT.
www.elarr... info@elarray... carmyp@
6pm-10pm Closed Tuesday and August.
Delightful owner Carmen Porras E.'s and Chef Juan Manuel Cruz J.'s traditional
menu choices of appetizers are plentiful to share for dinner. Named for the
Jaliscan flowering tree found in the restaurant's courtyard, this spot offers old
Mexican family recipe specialties including impressive pozole de... 4 quesadillas
filled with Oaxacan cheese and...chicken breast pasilla and tomatillo 130p, chiles
en nogada, very fine beef tenderloin mole 160p, pork Pibil with habañero and black
bean escabeche 180p...Open kitchen and lovely romantic partially covered
courtyard, featuring an array of art, including local Huichol work, with
traditional Mexican influence. Attentive service with abundant portions. Sat.
7:30pm features live music...In 2006, again voted by Virtual Vallarta readers
“Best Mexican”, “Mod...

Mama Dolores Diner

Olas Altas 534B near Púlpito OT/SS.
4-11pm Closed Monday.
Part inside, part elevated sidewalk street café since 1996 now owned by Grant
Hunermund and Kieran Justason from Toronto, Canada features homestyle Mexican and
American fare as 1/3 lb. burger with French fries 60p, chicken burger 65p, shrimp
burger 75p...meat loaf 85p, fried chicken 85p, lasagna vegetarian 80p or meat 90p,
spaghetti and meat balls with Caesar salad 80p, ½ baby back pork ribs 90p, full
110p, fajitas 95-110p, mahi mahi 95p, whole fish 110p. Oct.-Mar.: Sunday turkey
dinner with all the trimmings 4pm-11pm 125p. Mama D´s Margarita Club - Buy 9, 10th

Mariscos Polo's
Francisco I. Madero 376 between Insurgentes and Aguacate in Hotel Lina OT/SS.
Noon-10pm Closed Tuesday.
Some of the area's best seafood at owner Polo's [Leopoldo Dueñas] colorful café
include marlin taco 8p, ceviche tostada 7p...seafood fettuccine al chipotle diablo
76p, fish fillet 70-90p [fantastic special fish with mushroom wine sauce 82p],
octopus ajillo 90p, shrimp 130-145p, seafood cazuela [casserole] 63/73p and creamy
coconut caramel flan...

Plantation House Café

Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Carretera a Barra de Navidad Km. 24, 3 Km. past Boca de Tomatlán
044-322-105-7217 [cell]

www.pv... pvbotanicalgardens@
10am-6pm Closed Monday.

Chef Miguel Ruíz offers eclectic dishes served open air amidst hanging and potted
plants, especially orchids, overlooking a pool and gardens. Carnitas stew 140p,
individual pizzas baked in brick wood-burning oven 120-140p, cheeseburger with
fries and organic salad 90p, tortilla soup 60p, chicken mushroom quesadillas...