Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Mexico >
Oct 6, 2006 11:09 PM

PV and Sayulita recs?

We are experienced Mexico travelers who plan to spend a lot of time investigating crowded taco stands and such. However, on this trip we'll be traveling with our toddler daughter and will need to sit down and feed her at regular hours.

She has a pretty adventurous palate (even likes heat), and we travel with a small inflatable booster chair, so mac'n'cheese and highchairs are not requirements.

Any recommendations?

Thanks very much in advance.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Looks like there's not a lot of info out there. I'll be sure to post when we return.

    1. We were in Sayulita a few years ago, and actually found quite a few good restaurants. There was a little taco place - I can't remember the name though - it's on the main square. They had this 'fish bowl', I think it was called, that I loved - fish and rice, with veggies. Inexpensive and delicious. But there were also more high end places and we had no problems finding places that were good.

      1. Don Pedros on the beach in Sayulita is fabulous - give it a try. Great seafood, sandwiches, salads, etc.

        1. That's true - I remember a really good pizza at Don Pedros. Another place where I had forgotten the name! It was also one of the few places that took visa. That was important to us, since there was nowhere to get cash in Sayulita, unless we went to Bucerias. Not sure if that's changed.

          1 Reply
          1. re: SusanB

            Was in Sayulita a year and a half ago - was a day trip - we stayed in Bucerias. Don't know if the cash situation has changed.

            I tried to post some photos of the food from Don Pedros but it didn't work - great food and presented beautifully.

            Bernalgirl - I have some good Bucerias recommendations if you are spending time there.

          2. Puerto Vallarta

            Marisma's Fish Tacos is quite memorable. They have a stand near the tunnel in Old Town near Basilio Badillo and Carranza. With your daughter you can go to their restuarant in Marina Vallarta (to the left when you enter) which is very civilized and extremely good.

            Also in Old Town, both Fajitas Republic and Cafe de la Olla deliver consistently good food.

            Trio near the Mallecon is wonderful but pricey.

            Every night there is a wonderful old man that makes churros just outside the church on Aguacate. We dream about those churros as well as Marisma's fish tacos and they are both our first stop whenenver we return to PV.

            Margaritas does good classic beach-town food and the restuarant next to it (the one that also rents boards) does a great coconut shrimp and coconut mahi-mahi.

            There is a little restaurant at the Villa Amor hotel that is hit or miss, but the location is nice and quiter than dining in town.

            If you're willing to spend the money, we've had a number of memorable meals at the Four Seasons in Punta Mita (their outdoor restaurant is more casual and just as good).

            Have fun!