Cafe de Olla: "Great mexican food at very good prices" Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Tip by monica71

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  Cafe de Olla
by monica71
 
  • Cafe de Olla - Puerto Vallarta
      Cafe de Olla
    by monica71
  • Great salsa and chips! - Puerto Vallarta
      Great salsa and chips!
    by monica71
 

I heard so much about Cafe de Olla that I had to give it a try. The food was so good, the portions were big and the service was fast and very friendly.
Everybody there speaks good English and you will not have a problem if your Spanish is close to nothing (as mine is!).

The place is located in the Romantic Zone, 2 blocks from the beach (close to Hotel Playa Los Arcos). It can get crowded since it is very popular with locals and tourists, and you need to get there early in order to beat the crowds (especially during high season).

The menu is extensive and in both languages, Spanish and English. The prices are more than reasonable and the atmosphere is great.
Every meal comes with free salsa and chips. They can make the salsa as mild or as spicy as you want it to be (just ask and it's taken care of).

We liked the place so much that we wanted to eat here more than once. Unfortunately, the place was closed for vacation from Sept 15th 2009 to Oct 15th 2009. We were so lucky to eat there prior to their vacation time! I would highly recommend this place to everybody going to PV. A vacation here without a visit to Cafe de Olla is not complete!

Favorite Dish: seafood tacos, fajitas combo, chips and salsa

Address: Basilio Badillo 168, Puerto Vallarta
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: 2 blocks South of Plaza Lazaro Cardenas, few steps from the intersection of Olas Altas with Basilio Badillo. If you reached Hotel Playa Los Arcos, you went too far and need to go back.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Mexican

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 22, 2009
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