Francisca Rodriguez 130
Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,
Archie’s Wok is one of the few Asian restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. It is located in the Romantic zone, half a block from the beach. They have Chinese, Thai, Filipino style dishes infused with local accents. English translations of the menu are available. The late Archie was the chef to John Houston at his hideaway for many years. Archie’s wife and family continue his legacy today.
Decor, Vibe – This is not a fancy place, but it had a bunch of ornaments. It is pretty typical of Puerto Vallarta. There were mostly tourists when we were eating.
Prix Fix Menu
Pescado Cheng Mai ($162 pesos, 10:1 US$) – Fresh Mahi Mahi in a coconut cream sauce tasted on the heavy side but the fish was very fresh.
Sate De Pollo ($65) – 3 Chicken satay skewers with peanut sauce tasted great. Wish there were more.
Calamari Salad ($169 bundle) – was delicious, with lots of tangy-citrusy flavor. Lots of squid and octopus too.
Hoisin Ribs ($169 bundle) – had 5 tangy ribs with some flavored rice. Ribs could use more flavor and quantity.
Mixed Vegetables – had an assortment of mushrooms, cucumber, celery, carrots, bean sprouts, broccoli and more. A little too watery and bland.
Guiso Con Champion ($69) – Thai shrimp soup was not good. Too creamy.
Pineapple carpaccio ($169 bundle) – The pineapple and strawberry dessert had very little in quantity.
Unfortunately, the desert menu is very limited. This restaurant serves good Asian food, in an fun atmosphere. Prices are on the more reasonable side when compared to other places.Restaurant Map: