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Vallarta's Favorite Restaurants for 2010
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July 26, 2010

Long considered one of the top gastronomic destinations in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is home to a vast array of restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines to suit every taste and budget.

But with so many great places to dine in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, it can be difficult to single out "the best of the best" so, every year, Virtual Vallarta's Readers' Choice Awards give residents and visitors alike an easy way to acknowledge their favorite restaurants.

Now in it's ninth year, this annual online survey allows voters to determine who will be taking home the top honors in any or all categories of this locally coveted awards competition. Votes were cast online on from mid-December 2009 through June 15, 2010 and tabulated electronically to ensure accuracy.

The people have spoken, and the results for the Best Restaurants in the 2010 Vallarta Lifestyles Readers' Choice Awards are as follows:

Best Overall: Trio - Guerrero 264, El Centro
Runners Up: Daiquiri Dick’s, Café des Artistes

Best Gourmet: Café des Artistes - Guadalupe Sánchez 740, El Centro
Runners Up: Trio, Blanca Blue

Best Moderate: Vitea - Libertad & Malecón, El Centro
Runners Up: Joe Jack's Fish Shack, No Way, José

Best Inexpensive: Café de Olla - Basilio Badillo 168-A, South Side
Runners Up: El Brujo, El Mole de Jovita

Best Service: Trio - Guerrero 264, El Centro
Runners Up: Café des Artistes, Daiquiri Dick’s

Best Riviera Nayarit Restaurant: Mark’s Bar & Grill - Lázaro Cárdenas 56, Bucerías

Best New Restaurant: No Way, José - 5 de Febrero 260, South Side

Best Sunday Brunch: Daiquiri Dick’s - Olas Altas 314, South Side

Best Wine List: Blanca Blue - Carr. 200 Sur KM 7.5, South Shore

Best Coffee: Dee’s Coffee Company - Rodolfo Gómez 120, South Side

Best Breakfast: Freddy’s Tucan - Basilio Badillo 245, South Side

Most Romantic: Hacienda San Angel - Miramar 336, El Centro

Best Family Restaurant: Fajita Republic - Basilio Badillo 188, South Side

Best Dining with a View: Vista Grill - Púlpito 377, South Side

Best Outdoor: The River Cafe - Isla Río Cuale L-4, El Centro

Best Sunset Dining: La Palapa - Púlpito 103, South Side

Best Takeout: The Deli - Venustiano Carranza 311-B, South Side

Best All-You-Can-Eat: Sirloin Stockade - Galerías Vallarta, Hotel Zone

Best Sports Bar: El Torito - Ignacio L. Vallarta 290, South Side

Best Mexican: El Arrayán - Allende 344 & Miramar, El Centro

Best Italian: La Piazzetta - Rodolfo Gómez 143, South Side

Best Asian: Archie’s Wok - Francisca Rodríguez 130, South Side

Best Sushi: Tsunami - Villas Vallarta Local 32-A, Hotel Zone

Best Pizza: La Piazzetta - Rodolfo Gómez 143, South Side

Best Steak: Outback Steakhouse - Fco. Medina Ascencio 4690, Hotel Zone

Best Burger: Carl’s Jr. - Blvd. Fco. M Ascencio 7968-A, Airport-Valley

Best Tortilla Soup: Ernesto’s Good Grub - Rafael Osuna 157, Hotel Zone

Best Nachos: Nacho Daddy - Basilio Badillo 180, South Side

Best Tacos: Takos Pancho's - Basilio Badillo 162, South Side

Best Seafood: 8 Tostadas - Quilla & Proa, Marina Vallarta

Best Tapas: Barcelona Tapas - Matamoros & 31 de Octubre, El Centro

Best Vegetarian Menu: Planeta Vegetariano - Iturbide 270, El Centro

Best Salad: The Beach House - Amapas 182, South Side

Best Dessert: Pie in the Sky - Lázaro Cárdenas 247, El Centro

Best Bakery: Pie in the Sky - Héroe de Nacozari 202, Bucerías

Best Ice Cream: Pianeta Gelato - Basilio Badillo 219, South Side

Best Catering: de Santos - Morelos 771, El Centro

Best Margarita: Daiquiri Dick’s - Olas Altas 314, South Side

Best Martini: Garbo - Púlpito 142, South Side

The traditional awards ceremony, open to winning restaurants and their guests, will take place on Tuesday, November 9, at El Arrayán. For more information about Readers' Choice Awards, please contact Paco Ojeda at editor(at)

Everyone here at BanderasNews congratulates all of the 2010 Virtual Vallarta Readers' Choice Restaurant Award winners and invites you to visit to learn more about this year's award-winning restaurants.

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