El Arrayan Restaurant Review, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

El Arrayan

Allende #344

Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,

322/222-7195

El Arrayan Website

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El Arrayan has been named Best Mexican In Vallarta for 3 years in a row by Frommer’s and is a Fodor’s Pick. It is located in the heart of the city a couple blocks from the main drag. English translations of the menu are available.
We stopped by for a quick snack.  The paintings on the walls look great.

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Decor, Vibe – Colorful Mexican art and architecture.  Lots of tourists and some locals were dining.

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The bathroom even looks unique.
Menu Pictures:

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Picks:

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Horchata

El Arrayan Puerto Vallarta Chapulines Tostados

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Chapulines Tostados (Cricket Tacos) ($110 pesos, 10:1 US$) – Yeah this is a gimmicky pick, but we had to try them.  Don’t open them and take a bite.  Real crunchy and it doesn’t taste like chicken.

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Taquitos ($65) – 5 Crunchy small tacos with cheese and cream on top. Wish there were more. The 3 dipping sauces were great.

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Mexican Coffee ($55) – Almost like a cocktail, sugar rimmed glass with sweet coffee and liquor. Very tasty stuff.  Kept us up for hours.

OK:
None

Pass:
None

The desert menu is very limited. This restaurant serves good Mexican food, in an colorful atmosphere. With so many restaurants here serving international fare, it is good to find a place with good local Mexican cuisine.

El Arrayan Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Casual
Hours:6pm-11pm. Closed Tu and August.
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$90 - $245

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1 Comment

  • James T
    March 7, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    We had a group of 9 that ate there on 3-3-09. Recommended and confirmed by locals, we left at last minute without reservations. The expected wait of 50 minutes was well worth it. The food was great without a single complaint from our table. If you want authentic, this is your place.

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