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El Arrayan: Touristy or not?

tnery Jun 18, 2008 10:28 PM

Can someone give me the low-down on whether El Arrayan is touristy and overpriced or not? 100% of the reviews I've read say the food and service are great- that's no question. But many also stay that despite the good food, that it is touristy (always filled with Americans and other tourists) and overpriced.

  1. cristina Jun 19, 2008 06:20 AM

    Where in Mexico is El Arrayan, please?

    Link: http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com

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    1. re: cristina
      tnery Jun 19, 2008 06:22 PM

      Oh sorry- Puerto Vallarta.

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      hot tamale Jun 20, 2008 06:31 PM

      We have been many times and don't find it too touristy or too expensive. Mixed fairly hip crowd of locals and non-residents, great atmosphere and wonderful food.

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        mexivilla Jun 21, 2008 06:07 AM

        The website has the menu with prices http://www.elarrayan.com.mx/home.php?...

        They don't seem out of line for a "good" restaurant in Puerto Vallarta but of course that's not the same for a local Mexican neighborhood restaurant.

        Probably the reason all the tourists are there is because it is consistently ranked in all of the guides as the best Mexican restaurant.

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        1. re: mexivilla
          tnery Jun 24, 2008 09:09 PM

          You are probably right about why there are a lot of tourists there. Thanks for your feedback!

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