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May 15, 2008 10:35 PM

Seafood Markets in Puerto Vallarta Area

Im heading ot PV this weekend and am staying in a place with a kitchen. Is there a place i can get good, fresh fish and shellfish in the surrounding areas? Ive driven down to Tejua (sp?) before and had a seafood feast with the locals, but i have to think theres a market in town with good shellfish and fin fish any help would be appreciated.

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  1. There is a seafood market near the cemetary(Panteon) in the colonia 5 de Diciembre. I have been there twice and have not seen many gringos. Huge fish, shrimp, etc. I hope this is not too late to help you.

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    1. re: hot tamale

      I actually leave tomorrow afternoon so its definately not too late. thanks.

      is colonia 5 de Deciembre the name of the street?

      1. re: carln

        ...and i will have internet access down there so any additional suggestions wont go to waste. thx

        1. re: carln

          Colonias are areas of town. 5 de Diciembre is north of downtown and extends from the water up towards the mountains. Many of the streets there have names of South American countries. I don't have my map right here but can give you better directions tomorrow, If you are there now you could ask any local for the fish market near the Panteon.

          1. re: hot tamale

            im here and will definately do that. thank you. if you do remember where it is however and dont mind posting it, that would help in case they dont know what im talking about. thx

            1. re: carln

              Sorry it took me so long to get back to you--I was afraid I would forget first thing this am and of course, I did! The fish market is near the cemetery called "Panteon" which is off the highway called "Libramento" and is bordered by streets Rio Colorado, Rio Usumacinto. You can get there from the other side(closer to the bay)by going up Calle Guatemala, or San Salvador. I don't remember the exact street location but is is very close to the cemetary. I will post on another board tonight and feel sure they can be more exact.

    2. the market is located on the corner of San Salvador and Costa Rica streets. Hope you make it there!

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      1. re: hot tamale

        you are my hero. i havent been there yet but i really appreciate the information and the effort. you rock.

        1. re: carln

          I hope you find something really great! Let us know how it goes.

      2. I used to live in P.V. If you are staying on the south side, in the Zona Romantico, there is a grocery store called Rizo's there. Just across the side street is a fish market open daily till approx. 3 p.m. I got all my fish there. Prices are very reasonable. Approx. 100 to 120 pesos for 10-16 size shrimp a kilo, which is 2.2 lbs.

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        1. re: robt5265

          I also live in PV and the fish market adjacent to Rizo's Grocery ,is great. The earlier you get there the better the selection........but wow! Fresh for sure, and inexpensive. It is located on the south side of town in Colonia Emiliano Zapata, at Constitucion and Aquilles Serdan. Buon provecho!

          1. re: mickey.adams

            does anyone know if that fish market buys fish from people or they have there own fish crew? im looking to move out there soon and was thinking in just fishing and selling my fish to a market or have alittle fish gill and sell fish taco. if anyone knows would be greatful. thanks

            1. re: neil23

              I don't know the source of the fish but there is a website that a lot of ex-pats frequent and they know a lot about what goes on. It is click on the message boards and post your questions. They are good about providing info about the way to do things in PV.

        2. This thread is quite old, but just wondering if either of these markets are still open, and if so... are they where i should be heading or are there other new/better places?

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          1. re: NomadicFoodie

            There is a new large fish market in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle that was built when the new Marina displaced the old market. It's worth a visit.

            1. re: mexivilla

              Yes I have been there a few times. It's fantastic, was just hoping for something a little more central.

              1. re: NomadicFoodie

                I don't know why it took me so long to think about it but if you're looking for shrimp and not the fish market experience Costco has good packaged shrimp on display and often iced shrimp, lobster and sometimes langostinos.

                1. re: mexivilla

                  I'd much prefer the fish market experience to Costco (plus I don't have a costco card). Just don't want to drive to La Cruz all the time.

                  I checked out the one at Palmar de Aramara the other day and it was pretty good. Not as nice as La Cruz, but still good quality.

            2. re: NomadicFoodie

              The markets near the old Rizzo's (which I understand is now closed) were open last year. We are making our annual visit to PV next Saturday and are hoping that the fish markets will still be there. Best shrimp ever!

              1. re: RichardinJP

                Do you know the cross streets for this? I'n not familiar with where Rizzo's used to be.

                1. re: NomadicFoodie

                  Corner of Ave. Constitution and Ave 5 de Febrero. Go on a Monday for the freshest fish.

                  1. re: RichardinJP

                    We love this little fish market. Shrimp is very reasonably priced, and if you ask (and tip them) they'll peel and devein the shrimp, which I hate to do!!