Fresh Pasta at Sapori di Sicilia, Puerto Vallarta

For dinner last night, we walked over to a small italian restaurant we have been wanting to try for awhile called Sapori di Sicilia. The venue is small with seating in a covered outdoor area. The server was very nice and from Northern Italy and the chef from Southern Italy, so they definitely knew Italian food.

Sopori di Sicilia menu.

Sopori di Sicilia menu.

A nice little complimentary starter soup.

A nice little complimentary starter soup.

The menu is extensive, with everything from salads, pasta dishes, meat or seafood entrees, pizza and desserts. We decided on the special pasta of the day, freshly made tagliatelle with a marinara sauce. The menu was a little confusing because even though the items were clearly listed, it seemed you could mix and match to make any type of dish you wanted. So we stuck with the basics of minestrone and caesar salad to start and a basic pasta dish for our entree. Both were good although I could have gone even more basic with just olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper as we found it was over dressed.

Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

Tagliatelle with marinara sauce.

Freshly made tagliatelle with marinara sauce.

The meal was completed with a complimentary shot of milk, limoncello and cinnamon with little cookie like biscuits. That was a very nice little treat.

 

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Best street tacos in Puerto Vallarta

I can not say enough good things about our favourite taco joint, Panchos Takos, which is just off Olas Altas on Basillo Badillo. It has become our tradition that when we arrive in Puerto Vallarta, we change into shorts and head down for some simple pork tacos.

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Panchos is only open at night and is open quite late so if you have an early night or want a quick bite between stops, this is the place to go. You can order anything here from tacos to quesadillas, but I have to say our favourite is the taco. They are small and come with 3 different sauces: a cilantro sauce, 2 hot sauces and some limes.

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The night before cooking it, the pork is thinly sliced and marinated. Then it is stacked into a big loaf size to be put on a BBQ skewer which rotates and cooks over an open pit. The pork gets chipped off right onto the open faced tortilla. At the top and bottom of the pork is a pineapple which gets chipped off and tops the pork. It’s simple, inexpensive and super delicious. Add a bottle of agua mineral or cerveza and you have yourself a perfect little meal.

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Big Flavor and Big Value at Seafood Restaurant Embarcadero

On a recommendation from a full time resident at Selva Romantica, we decided to grab a light lunch down the street from the condo at Embarcadero before heading out for the afternoon. This small seafood restaurant is off Olas Altas on Francisca Rodriguez street, just before the pier.

Embarcadero menu

Embarcadero menu

Now this restuarant may be small, but the plates are large and very reasonably priced. As we were just wanting a small lunch, two of us decided to share the fajitas. I know, being a seafood place you’d think we’d order fish. However, Victor did order the shrimp burrito and it was excellent…and very large. The fajitas were excellent and, truthfully, could have been shared between three people with 2 small fajitas each.

Steak Fajitas

Steak Fajitas…at a Seafood restuarant. I know, but I love steak fajitas!

The owner, Maria Duenas, was at the restaurant and came by our table to ask how everything was to which we replied “Muy bien!!”. Then as a special treat, we were treated with a little dish of ice cream at the end of our meal. How special! Thank you Maria for a pleasant and extra special lunch.

Victor and owner Maria

Victor and owner Maria

Embarcadero is open for lunch and dinner. I was able to snap this picture one night when we walked by and it looked quite busy. Please stop in here, the servers are very friendly, the food is excellent and the prices are reasonable considering its almost beach front property.

Night shot of Embarcadero

Night shot of Embarcadero