Blvd Franciscia Rodriguez #136
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,
Restaurante Peking is one of the few Chinese/Asian restaurants that actually has a Chinese person as chef. It is frequent mostly by locals. They serve Northern Chinese style dishes.
Decor, Vibe – Chinese color scheme and decoration. Not very new. Pretty desserted except for 2 other tables.
Sweet and sour Fish ($248 pesos, 10:1 US$) – with coriander leaves, was a huge fresh red snapper of about 3lbs. Deep fried and served with sweet and sour sauce.
Pork Dumplings ($28) with chicory, were thin skins filled with chopped up pork. The skin texture was good, almost like a raviloi.
Saute String Beans ($65) with soy sauce and white wine, were cooked well and fairly fresh, but a little oily. Sauce was not overwhelming.
Spare rib soup ($40) was a small bowl of soup with 3 big spare ribs and coriander flavoring. Soup was in a home cooked style, with rib meat very tender.
Peking Duck ($325) was carved tableside, a nice touch. The taste and quality were good, but it was overdone. The crepes included seemed like Mexican tortillas.
This restaurant is for those looking for authentic Chinese cuisine. A better bet for most folks seeking asian cuisine, is Archie’s Wok next door. Frankly the Chinese food at home is so much better, you really should not eat that type of food here.