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Nov 5, 2009 07:16 AM

Puerto Vallarta $650.00 USD per couple - dinner

Trying to help a friend remember the experience she had a few years ago in Puerto Vallarta. She doesn't remember the name of the place. The price for dinner was $650.00 USD per couple. Dinner was on a rooftop and sounds like it was a tasting menu. After dinner, they proceeded to the basement which was a cigar lounge and had after dinner drinks. Can anyone help her remember the name of this place? Thanks!

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  1. El Panorama has rooftop dining, Le Kliff is unbelievably beautiful. I can't imagine spending that sort of money in Puerto Vallarta though, even Cafe des Artistes would be half of that - but of course you can bump it up with champagne and cognac.

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    1. re: bronwen

      Thanks! I googled these places and will see if they ring a bell with her. I was surprised at the amount too. $325.00 per person is more than French Laundry. Of course, she did say the price included all alcohol and it sounded like they had wine pairings with each course, champagne, and some kind of after dinner drinks, possibly cognac.

      1. re: SanJoseHound

        I suspect someone is interpreting the prices listed online as in terms of US$ instead of MX$. I looked at Le Kliff, which charges a lot for it's fare, and a meal there wouldn't come close to US$325. Even at the prices it does list I can't imagine it's worthwhile - but there's a Gringo coming along every minute in Vallarta, willing to fork over for high prices.

        1. re: gomexico

          gomexico - I think you're right, they mean pesos - about $25 each. I still think it might be El Panorama or perhaps the restaurant in Los Cuatros Vientos Hotel (Chez Gloria I think it's called).

    2. Double-checked with my friend and it was definitely not pesos - she is certain the price was in US dollars. Hmmm.

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      1. re: SanJoseHound

        In retrospect I think that's impossible!!!

        1. re: bronwen

          I also think it's impossible. Unless, of course, they were dining with Carlos Slim.


        2. re: SanJoseHound

          I suspect the friend is 'pulling your leg.' If not, then suggest to her that she should probably file a fraud complaint with PROFECO - Mexico's Attorney General for Consumer Protection. ;-)

          1. re: gomexico

            It seems that those of us who know Mexico quite well are all in agreement over this - you really cannot spend that sort of money in Mexico, there are no El Bulli's or Per Se's with their fantastic celebrity cachets which warrant that sort of money

            1. re: bronwen

              Having lived there myself, I agree. Unless added to the food was French wines and cognac and Cuban cigars, then maybe.....