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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkEntertainment | Restaurants & Dining | November 2009 

El Arrayán: Still PV's Favorite Mexican Restaurant
email this pageprint this pageemail usPatrick Harrison - P. Gringo Marketing & PR
November 01, 2009

Click HERE to learn more about El Arrayán.
In a recent on-line survey conducted by, one of Vallarta's most talked-about restaurants, El Arrayán, has been selected by tourists and residents alike as Reader's Choice "Best Mexican Restaurant" for a record 5th straight year!

Since opening in November of 2003, El Arrayán has won the hearts and taste buds of Vallarta. "The goal of the entire team at El Arrayán is to prepare the best traditional Mexican cuisine in Puerto Vallarta," exclaims Carmen Porras, owner of El Arrayán. "Along with the creations of Chef Mariano Valdés, this young team endeavors to deliver the best quality food with efficient friendly service along the highest international standards. We love to make people feel at home at our home. Our patron's satisfaction and enjoyment is important to us."

In addition to being named "The Best Mexican Restaurant" in Banderas Bay, El Arrayán has been leading the Slow Food movement in the region for over two years, has been awarded the coveted AAA Three-Diamond Award, named a Fodor's "Choice Restaurant", was called a "truly memorable meal" by Lonely Planet, and a "must-do" by Frommer's Guide.

Puerto Vallarta, and the entire Banderas Bay, includes some of the finest restaurants found in Mexico, so the competition was fierce. Forget about fajitas. Brush aside burritos and chimmichangas. The search for authentic Mexican food in Puerto Vallarta ends at an intimate and comfortable restaurant an easy walk from the Malecón; El Arrayán.

The atmosphere is contemporary Mexican with accents reminiscent of times passed. The walls are colors traditionally used in haciendas of the La Sierra region in Jalisco: washed-down terracottas, brown and lively Mexican pink. The menu is diverse and celebrates the traditions of Mexico by employing authentic ingredients while preserving traditional regional recipes. Sample their crispy duck carnitas or one of their yummy ceviches, something on the large menu is sure to fulfill your wishes for authentic Mexican food.

Stop by El Arrayán for a memorable "Best Of Vallarta" meal that combines the traditional food of Mexico with the colorful architecture found throughout the region.

Located at #344 Allende, just a short stroll up from the Malécon in El Centro, El Arrayán is open Wednesday-Monday (closed on Tuesdays) from 5:30 pm to 11 pm. Visa, MasterCard and American Express Cards are accepted. Reservations online at or by calling (322) 222-7195.

Click HERE to learn more about El Arrayán.

Born in Seattle, WA, Patrick Harrison has been living in PV since 2003. Drawing on his experience in entertainment, radio, retail and sports marketing in major US cities, Patrick opened his own business here in Vallarta, P. Gringo Marketing & PR, a successful Public Relations Firm that targets the English-speaking tourist and local communities. You can contact Patrick at patrick(at)

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