Gourmet Mexican Cuisine in Puerto Vallarta- Slightly off the beaten track
Enter Mestizo, situated in a restored hacienda in downtown Puerto Vallarta, just two blocks up from the Malecón. Vibrant colors and twinkling lights greet the eye as you are guided past the chef’s semi-open kitchen to a table set with white linens and fresh flowers. Jungle foliage and vines growing down brick walls complete the ambience. The menu consists of seafood, steak, chicken and even goat, artfully prepared with traditional Mexican ingredients and spices, such as squash flower, mescal, achiote, and epazote, woven into each dish. The meal begins with fresh-baked breads served with oil, balsamic vinegar, cilantro butter and roasted garlic. The wine list is extensive and good pairing recommendations are made by the knowledgeable servers. Children are welcome and are treated to special dishes prepared by the chef. Desserts are luscious and have the special Mexican touch as well. As darkness falls tiny lights twisted around tree trunks light the way back to the door, where you are sent on your way with a warm handshake and a smile. Mestizo is a fantastic and authentic Puerto Vallarta dining experience.