Trio is a Mediterranean restaurant run by 2 chef owners from Europe. It is located in the heart of the city and is highly recommended by the Fodor’s Guide. They have a small back patio and roof top dining if weather allows. Trio also stays open late. An english version of the menu is available.
Decor, Vibe -Classy architecture and artwork. Patio in the back. Mostly older folks in their 40’s+.
3 kinds of buttery goodness
Snapper ($210 pesos, 10:1 US$) – We saw them getting fresh deliveries of fish, so we knew this was going to be fresh. Huge portions and cooked well.
Grilled Octopus and asparagus ($125) on a warm tomato salad. Yummy grilled fresh octopus with pieces of large pieces of tomato.
Soft Shell Crab ($135) on a spicy peanut sauce and Asian cucumber salad. Lightly battered made this a crunchy delight. A thousand-islandish dressing for dipping.
Mango and Passion fruit sherbert ($75) – A light and refreshing way to finish a meal. Came with a little bit of fresh fruit.
Calamari ($95) – A little heavy on the tomato broth for the calamari.
Rack of Lamb ($285) and ravioli with lamb ragout. Grilled vegetables and mint sauce. Looks great and was cooked correctly, but the lamb was a little gamey, indicating not the best quality around. The tomato, green pepper accent was a little heavy.
This restaurant serves good food at reasonable service, all in an intimate atmosphere. Trio is a good choice if you want fine dining in Puerto Vallarta. They also have a sister restaurant on the beach called Vitea.