Go for the breakfast and you are likely to want to come back for lunch or dinner at this serene, authentic Mexican restaurant. Designed to please ... More
Go for the breakfast and you are likely to want to come back for lunch or dinner at this serene, authentic Mexican restaurant. Designed to please sophisticated local customers, tourists count their blessings when they are lucky enough to discover it. Some of the dishes are challenging at first glance; the Omelet Loco, with fried pork skins and green sauce may not be for everyone. But try it, you may like it. At sunset, it's a popular location for a Margarita and a dinner of Chicken Breasts in Mole Sauce.
it wasnt crowded when we went about 5pm. I had the enchiladas estilo la fonda they were tasty. my husband had coctel de camaron. he liked the fact they brought all the trimmings on the side he was able to add as much or as little as he wanted to. The only bad thing I wasnt able to finish my whole dish =(
We were looking for guitar music to accompany out first dinner in Puerto Vallarta, an we landed on it! We heard the guitar and wandered in to look at the menu. I asked if they had molcajete. The host said they used to but no one ordered it. He said they could make it for us, so we took a table; one right in the front window, starring over the ocean.
The food was the the best we had on our trip, and besides the Rythms of the Night, it was our favorite evening.
!!Muchas Gracias Las Palomas!!
Having lived in Jalisco, Mexico for four and a half years, I feel I was spoiled as far as authentic Mexican food is concerned. I ate at some of the best places, some of the places where the average Mexicans would eat (Cuates Rosas)ate in the homes of Mexicans and ate at sidewalk vendors. Every time I go back to Puerto Vallarta I make sure I go to Las Palomas to eat. Like I said, I'm spoiled and can hardly go to Chi-Chi's in the States. The food at Las Palomas is made like the abeulita made it (my gilrfriend's grandmother). If you like something a little spicy and different, you have to try the "Pollo con Mole". It's chicken with a chocolate sauce that has hot peppers as an ingredient. I've tried it in different places in PV, but at Las Palomas, I believe it is the best. My stomach is starting to growl just thinking about it. The waiters in Mexican restaurants are the best. They never hurry you through so the next group can be seated as soon as possible, attentive, are gracious and helpful. Speaking Spanish fluently and having a beautiful wife didn't hurt, but if you try speaking a little Spanish, you are rewarded for your trouble, usually by added attention. If you act like the Ugly American, you do so at your own risk. The Mexicans are some of the most gracious people I've ever known. When they say "Mi casa es tu casa" they really mean it!(Just don't try to rearrange the furniture, lol.)
This place is not to be missed for a fantastic breakfast, or a relaxing lunch. The service is perfect- not pushy, just peaceful. The food is delicious, and at a such reasonable prices, you can't go wrong. I love breakfast here. The fresh sweet roll basket and giant mugs of steamy cinnamon coffee are wonderful starters to any of the amazing entrees! Can't get enough of Las Palomas!
There isn't anything to not like about this resturant. The food is great, the staff is the best, and you feel like they are truly happy to see you again. At sunset, the view of the Malecon and ocean is beautiful. The offer nightly entertainment, and if you are lucky, the manager Panchito belts out a few songs. When I am down, I usually go there every other day! When I think of PV, I think of Las Palomas! They go hand in hand.
I would have to say that this is the only restaurant in PV that I couldn't resist to dine twice for my 4-day stay. There are a lot of great restaurants in PV that it's just better to eat at different locations everyday. I had breakfast here 2 mornings out of the 3 that I was there and I just looooove the food! Cafe Mexicano is amazing, it's got a little cocoa and cinnamon in it and it's refillable. The pastry is great and the view is just unbeatable! I had eggs with machaca the 1st morning and eggs with chorizo the next. Both are great and the fresh o.j. is just so sweet and delicious. Definitely try their breakfast with their homemade ranchero salsa, I think that's the best dipping salsa I have ever had and it's great on eggs of all sort and even on their potatoes. I would definitely go back again if I visit PV. The service is great in the sense that people are friendly, but not very attentive since we asked them 2 or 3 times for coffee and it took them maybe 10 mins or so to bring it. I think it might be because they are busy as well... but I noticed that they'll bring coffee to the locals a lot faster than tourists.
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