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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkEntertainment | Restaurants & Dining | July 2008 

Readers' Choice Award Winning Restaurants
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After setting a Reader's Choice Awards record by picking up seven 1st place prizes last year, Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant was a big winner once again, earning first place in four categories, second place for "Best Overall," third place for "Best Service" and tying with La Palapa for "Best Breakfast" in the 2008 Readers' Choice Awards.
With so many diverse choices in dining, art and entertainment in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, it is difficult to single out "the best of the best," but every year, Virtual Vallarta's Readers' Choice Awards give Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors alike an easy way to spread the good word about the places they've found to be exceptional.

Now in it's seventh year, this annual online survey, which encompasses almost 50 categories ranging from the best live music venue to the best health club and martini, allows voters to determine who will be taking home the top honors in any or all categories of this locally coveted awards competition.

This year, online polling took place from February 5 to June 15, 2008, resulting in the largest voter turnout ever. The people have spoken, and the results for the Best Restaurants in the 2008 Vallarta Lifestyles Readers' Choice Awards are as follows:

• Best Overall: Mark's Bar and Grill
Runners-Up: Daiquiri Dick's, Trio

• Best Gourmet: Cafι des Artistes
Runners-Up: Trio, La Palapa

• Best Moderate: Archie's Wok
Runners-Up: El Arrayαn, La Piazzetta

• Best Inexpensive: El Brujo
Runners-Up: Banana Cantina, La Piazzetta

• Best Service: Mark's Bar and Grill
Runners-Up: Trio, Daiquiri Dick's

• Best Sunday Brunch: Sheraton Buganvilias Resort
Runners-Up: Nikki Beach, La Palapa

• Best Coffee: Dee's Coffee House
Runners-Up: The Coffee Cup, Paris Cafι

• Best Wine List: Cafι des Artistes
Runners-Up: Trio, Mark's Bar and Grill

• Best North Shore Restaurant: Mark's Bar and Grill

• Best Breakfast: La Palapa & Daiquiri Dick's (tie)

• Most Romantic Restaurant: La Palapa

• Best New Restaurant: Cafι des Artistes del Mar

• Best Family Restaurant: Outback Steakhouse

• Best Catering: Eventful Moments

• Most Fun Restaurant: Daiquiri Dick's

• Best Dining with a View: Vista Grill

• Best Outdoor Dining: La Palapa

• Best Sunset Dining: La Palapa

• Best Takeout: The Deli

• Best All You Can Eat Restaurant: Sirloin Stockade

• Best Mexican Restaurant: El Arrayαn

• Best Italian Restaurant: La Piazzetta

• Best Asian Restaurant: Archie's Wok

• Best Sushi: Tsunami

• Best Pizza: La Dolce Vita

• Best Burger: Outback Steakhouse

• Best Tortilla Soup: Daiquiri Dick's

• Best Tacos: Pepe's Tacos

• Best Seafood: Mariscos Polo's

• Best Vegetarian: Archie's Wok

• Best Salad: Daiquiri Dick's

• Best Bakery: Pie in the Sky

• Best Dessert: Pie in the Sky

• Best Ice Cream: Pie in the Sky

• Best Margarita: Daiquiri Dick's

• Best Martini: Garbo's

We congratulate all of the 2008 Virtual Vallarta Readers' Choice Restaurant Award winners and invite you to visit VirtualVallarta.com to learn who won the 2008 Readers' Choice Awards in other categories.



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