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La Palapa Hosts Readers’ Choice Awards Ceremony 2012

This year's Readers’ Choice Awards Ceremony was attended by representatives of PV's best restaurants. Accolades were presented in several categories, as voted by readers of the website VirtualVallarta.com.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards Ceremony took place at La Palapa this past November 6th. Produced by Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group, the successful event was attended by representatives of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit’s most prestigious restaurants, who received accolades in several categories, as voted by readers of the website virtualvallarta.com.

Vallarta Lifestyles Managing Editor Paco Ojeda hosted the entertaining awards ceremony while guests enjoyed a beautiful sunset at La Palapa along with exquisite dishes prepared by the host restaurant. Some of the winners of the evening included No Way José, Café des Artistes, La Palapa, Barcelona Tapas, Daiquiri Dick's, Freddy's Tucan, Hacienda San Angel, Pie in the Sky, among others.

The list of this year's winners includes:

Best Gourmet Restaurant 2012: Café des Artistes

Best Moderate Restaurant 2012: No Way José!
Delicious contemporary Mexican cuisine featuring dishes such as “Sopa Montezuma,” inspired by a secret family recipe based on cactus soup, or the traditional “Chiles en Nogada” with a unique homemade touch.

Best Inexpensive 2012: El Brujo

Best Service 2012: No Way José!
Delicious contemporary Mexican cuisine featuring dishes such as “Sopa Montezuma,” inspired by a secret family recipe based on cactus soup, or the traditional “Chiles en Nogada” with a unique homemade touch.

Best Rivera Nayarit 2012: La Dolce Vita

Best New Restaurant 2012: India Gate

Best Wine Selection 2012: Café des Artistes

Best Coffee Shop 2012: Dee’s Coffee Company

Best Breakfast 2012: Freddy’s Tucan

Most Romantic 2012: Hacienda San Angel

Best Outdoor Restaurant 2012: Daiquiri Dick’s
On the most popular beach in town, the kitchen of this casually elegant landmark perpetually reinvents itself. The constantly evolving menu, best described as Pacific Rim with a Mediterranean flair, keeps things fresh and interesting.

Best Sunset View 2012: La Palapa
Haute cuisine and friendly service blend in this beautiful setting at Los Muertos Beach that offers the perfect balance of fine dining and exceptional service in a casually elegant atmosphere with the characteristic warmth and charm of Puerto Vallarta.

Best Takeout 2012: Mikey's Deli
Located within Los Mercados, Mikey’s Deli has garnered a faithful following in a short time thanks to its outstanding products. Mikey’s features fully prepared foods, and premium meat cuts to order along with a broad selection of breads and gourmet cheeses.

Best Mexican Restaurant 2012: El Arrayán
El Arrayan has become one of the hottest restaurants in town, winning “Best Mexican” for many years. Everything about it is inspired by the most authentic Mexican traditions, with a fresh modern edge. Explore this country's most amazing dishes with confidence

Best Italian 2012: La Dolce Vita

Best Asian Restaurant 2012: Archie’s Wok
Sip a Mai Tai Thai in a serene asian garden as d’Rachael delights with harp, flute, and vocals while you await a feast of tropical flavors. Archie, movie director John Huston’s chef for many years, garnered the best elements of Pan Asian cuisine and gave them a Thai emphasis.

Best Grill & Steak House 2012: Thierry's Prime Steakhouse

Best Taquería 2012: Takos Pancho's

Best Seafood 2012: El Barracuda

Best Spanish Restaurant 2012: Barcelona Tapas

Best Bakery 2012: Pie in the Sky

Best Margarita 2012: Daiquiri Dick’s
On the most popular beach in town, the kitchen of this casually elegant landmark perpetually reinvents itself. The constantly evolving menu, best described as Pacific Rim with a Mediterranean flair, keeps things fresh and interesting.

Best Martini Bar 2012: Garbo

Congratulations to all of this years winners!