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Oct 19, 2008 02:14 PM

Puerto Vallarta - machaca, chilaquiles, and fish tacos. Please reccommend.

We're going to PV for the first time this week for my sister's wedding. We will have limited meals to explore and want to be planned with our favorites.

Please give any ideas for machaca, chilaquiles, and fish tacos! And any other must trys!


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  1. A new rooftop restaurant opposite the bandshell next to Starbucks has just opened to good reviews and a great view. 8 Tostados is the place (amongst many) for your fish tacos. They have restaurants near the sports field, the Marina and in Nuevo Vallarta.

    1. You will be in the right place, very authentic cuisine if you avoid expensive tourist traps for these kinds of dishes. Mom and Pop places are all over. Please check out Maria Candelaria's for her housemade tamales, the best around. Tacos are great at Pepe's and at Pancho Takos.

      I am in town working once again on my restaurant dining guide updates. If you wish to have a lunch in SouthSide, south of Rio Cuale, post me and we can make arrangements. Do not forget comida corrida offerered all over the place Mon-Fri lunch, fast food, choices, delicious and cheap!

      Los Chilaquiles is the name of the new spot overlooking the malecon and Los Arcos amphitheater.

      San Francisco, CA./Puerto Vallarta, JAL.

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      1. the fish tacos at Joe Jack's were pretty great....

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        1. re: Chargenda

          I got take out from the one North of the river and I agree that they were very, very good.

          1. re: ferret

            shrimp tacos from marisma
            fish ones are good as well

          2. re: Chargenda

            if u want non-authentic, the fish and chips at joe jack were fantastic, like nothing I've had in a long time

            id also recommend the martini that has alize in it, like a religious experience