La Palapa is a popular beach front restaurant serving a variety of continental cuisine. It is located in the heart of the romantic zone and is recommended by the Fodor’s Guide with a star. An English version of the menu is available. This is definitely a more expensive touristy restaurant. You’ll see vendors walking the beach trying to sell you stuff.
Decor, Vibe – Romantic beach front location, tropical theme. Mostly tourists and upper income locals were dining here.
Atun A La Pimienta C/Ajo – Ahi Tuna ($255 pesos, 10:1 US$) – It is hard to find bad fish in this town. The tuna was fresh, seared lightly and had a nice soy wasabi dressing.
Shrimp Salad ($115) – was very tasty, with the mango, lite dressing, and greens contrasting nicely. Included 3 tasty shrimp.
Sopa Thai Con Mejillon – Thai Soup ($100) – had mussels and a coconut broth. Not bad, but not special.
Callos Sellados – Scallops ($340) – While the dish was beautiful, the scallops were not quite done and the polenta tasted weird.
Vegetable side order!
This restaurant serves decent food with reasonable service, all in a beautiful atmosphere. It is very pricey, so Daiquiri Dicks, which is about 3 blocks away, is a better bet with lower prices.
Refreshing Pina Colada
You could alternately enjoy the view and have drinks and appetizers at the bar. Probably a better bet than an expensive dinner. They give you a 10% off coupon after you dine, so you could eat breakfast and get other meals for less.