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Puerto Vallarta - thank you dinner suggestions

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BondGirl Jun 6, 2006 01:11 AM

My high-school-senior son is being treated to a week in PV by his best friend and family. I've supplied him with cash with which to take his hosts to dinner, but I would appreciate suggestions for a restaurant. As much as I would love to go all out, probably $100 for the 4 of them is our max.

They are staying at Los Tules, and I don't think they'll have a car, so anything in that locale would be best.

Many thanks!

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    plumbeztools Jul 20, 2006 12:02 AM

    Try Hotel Rio

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      gigi Jun 30, 2006 02:52 PM

      Daiquiri Dick's is a MUST for beautiful oceanside dining. And, it's not as expensive at La Palapa (and, in my mind, the food is much better). Don't be fooled by the chain-sounding name - it is wonderful! We go there every time we're in PV, sometimes twice in one trip. It's really work checking out!
      http://www.ddpv.com/

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        gigi Jun 30, 2006 04:21 AM

        I'm so sad I'm only seeing this now! I've been to PV so many times...have they gone already? Please let me know, because if it's not too late I've got lots of suggestions!

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          pilotgirl210 Jun 16, 2006 07:31 PM

          La Palapa is a wonderful restaurant in central PVR. A palapa is one of the thatched, palm-covered *umbrellas* you see on the beach in front of every major hotel. But this is a huge palapa with a restaurant underneath. The front is open air and faces the beach. The interior is terraced on several levels and musicians wander the floor, entertaining tables individually. We really enjoyed the ambiance and I think four could easily eat there within your budget. This is the place to order shrimp!

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            Tom Jun 17, 2006 09:40 AM

            Pilotgirl is absolutely right about La Palapa. It's our favorite restaurant especially for lunch with all the action on the beach. You can check out the prices at the link below to see if it fits your budget. Note prices are in pesos so for American divide by 11, for Canadian divide by 9.

            Link: http://www.lapalapapv.com/

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              pilotgirl210 Jun 19, 2006 06:33 PM

              Thanks for the link, Tom. Someday I'm going to have to figure out how to do that.....tee hee.

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            Tom Jun 9, 2006 08:53 AM

            It looks like no one wants to respond to your request perhaps because the budget set is a little too low for most of the more rated restaurants. Taxis are not that expensive so I wouldn't worry too much about getting to any of the downtown restaurants.
            I would suggest if there is still time to take a look at the restaurant section at wwww.allvallarta.co and at the Bulletin Baord at the same website. In addition there are reviews at the link below.

            Link: http://www.infopv.com/E.php3/ID/380

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