This busy, family-friendly restaurant was founded in 1986, and has not stopped serving fajitas since. The aroma from the sizzling meats cooked on a ... More
This busy, family-friendly restaurant was founded in 1986, and has not stopped serving fajitas since. The aroma from the sizzling meats cooked on a metal plate emanates from the restaurant. The daily catch offers succulent fish fajitas; but the usual shrimp, chicken and steak fajitas are always available. The deep-fried Chimichanga burritos are favorites, and for the truly big appetite, the Macho Combo will definitely drive away hunger with everything from a grilled steak to a Tamale piled on the plate. The dress code is resort-casual.
We were recommended to go to Pipi's by a Tour guide and he said it was definitely one of the greatest places in town. We visited this restaurant on 12-3-08 for lunch. There were a group of six (three couples)of us. This was our first time in P.V. (we were all tourists from a cruise trip). We were sat immediately after arriving into the restaurant. Our waiter, who spoke decent english but never introduced himself, was not customer-centric at all but all to arrogant. He came by to take our order and had an attitude about most questions asked. He never smiled, didn't check back to make sure everything was ok, or bring our bill when it was requested. I spoke Spanish to him immediately after he came by to introduce himself and continued to speak that same language to him thereafter. We were given complimentary guacamole and tortilla chips soon after placing our lunch order. Our server came back to bring the cadillac margaritas that we ALL ordered and poured the grand marnier into the drink in front of you. I didn't see him pour the shot into my glass so I politely asked him if he had done so and said, very rudely, "of course I did...that's how cadillac margaritas are served....1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and six"! He counted the shot glasses he was holding to make sure that I was in no doubt. He didn't have to do that nor did he have to explain how they were served. Little did he know, Cadillac margaritas are all I drink.!! The food was brought by a different person and our plates were removed by the bus boy. We waited about 20 minutes before requesting our bill and it took our waiter an additional 15 minutes to bring it to us. He took three orders (which we saw him do)before finally bringing our bill. There was a group of about 10 caucasians, sitting next to us, who happened to be sat after we were and they left before we did. The food was good, a bit over-priced and the service was horrible. If it wasn't for the service, I would go back. What an awfull experience. It's safe to say that if you are caucasian or look it then maybe you'll get much better service than we did!
yes - Pipi's fun and loud, but by no means is the food "authentic" nor is it quality... It felt like a factory, as you get roped into buying the picture they take of your table, tip the mariachi band, and tip the guacamole waiter. The nachos and salsa tasted store bought (literally).
We go to Puerto Vallarta yearly, and finally succombed to visiting Pipi's thinking "maybe its not as bad as we hear", but sad to say we felt like true gringo tourists in this restaurant. There is so many other fantastic places to eat, please don't waste your time or money here.
Very noisy and fun setting. Hard to hear your mate talk, but a very fun place to go with a group of people. The homemade guacamole at the table was very good! Our dinners were reasonable and you got a lot of food, very fun setting.
The food was marginal at best and the margaritas tasted terrible, but the service was pretty good. This is a tourist trap so I would ask the locals where to eat. The best place we found was Maricio's on the way to Nuevo Vallarta.
We've been vacationing yearly in PV for over 10 years. Usually standing in lines at airports we get to talking to those around us... one woman said we just had to go to Pipis! She said they'd been going there for years with their kids and now their grandchildren. So we followed her advice. What a mistake! The restaurant was hot and very crowded. Our table had a huge fan overhead, blowing right down on us. The place was so crowded there was no other table to be moved to. The guacamole was good and the fajitas were very predictable. And the noise! People at all tables talking at the tops of their voices to be heard; plus mariachi bands coming through (which can be fun). Pipis is just the sort of place that tourists expect to see in Mexico. All in all, there are so many other authentic, better places to go to in PV--why waste your time here at this very average place? By the way, the woman who so highly recommended this restaurant had never, never!, been over the river into the Zona Romantica. No wonder she thinks Pipis is such a great place!
This is a great place. They make fresh guacamole at the side of your table for no extra cost. I don't even like guacamole but this stuff is great! I was in PV April 3-10, 2005 & we went to PiPis twice. I recommend it for afordable food.
Food was wonderful - fresh ingredients, festive staff and great service. This place is popular so make sure you get there early.
I've been going to PV for almost ten years and I visit Pipi's every time!
We really enjoyed Pipis! We sat in the back near the kitchen and had an amazing time with all of the staff! The drinks were great and our wonderful server kept topping off our margarita with more tequila! We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food! It was a great place to eat and drink up before hitting the Malecon for the evening! We would definately go back! (*NOTE: we had a hard time finding Pipis-- it is about 3-4 blocks up the hill from the Malecon. Do not get discouraged, everyone knows where Pipis is located and will gladly give you directions! We actually found a lovely local who walked us right to the door!)
I loved this place. It was so lively and the food was delicious. The service was excellent. Everyone should try this place! It puts everyone in a happy mood. It will be the first place I head for when I go back to Puerto Vallarta.
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