Bienvenido loyal reader! Please join Bruce and Mary as they traverse Puerto Vallarta’s world famous Malecon, this time with their eyes on hospitality.
We have walked the Malecon many times, it is our default passage into Centro as we never tire of its beauty, but this time we actually have a mission: To digitally record all of the joints of the Malecon, and man, there are a lot of them!
Buck beers! Actually at current exchange rates, it’s more like 90 cent beers. And this is the daily special every day, Que Bueno!
So what more perfect way to kick off our little hospitality tour than with a cold one. Miguel is our happy server.
It doesn’t get a whole lot better than this.
Heading north on the Malecon we cross the bridge over Rio Cuale and take this pic of Oscar’s, on Isla Cuale, a high end restaurant/bar that we have been saving for a special occasion.
These pix of joints are in geographical order as we head north on the Malecon.
In addition to myriad restaurants and bars (and Tequila joints) on the Malecon proper, every intersecting side street has its own collection.
We have never understood the appeal of this franchise.
There are a lot of Italian restaurants in town.
We have stopped at the Cheeky Monkey which is renowned for its view of the setting sun. I’m sure they have great food on the whole, (and buck beers!) but take my advice, do not order the nachos unless you want a journey back in time to the old ball park when your nachos were cheesed by yellow goo out of a bottle.
Moooore beer, please!
A hawker for…
The Zoo, naturally.
Life imitates art.
This is a pretty impressive joint.
Inside Punto. I bet they don’t have buck beers.
The owner of the newly opened Cilantro’s is politely asking for our business.
Sorry gang, but the very last restaurant, so to speak, at the northern end of the Malecon is, well, I just cannot bring myself to say it.
Backtracking along the Malecon we come to our cigar shop.
Our friend Alfredo is home sick but the lovely Silvia (sorry about the closed eyes, we really should have Mary take all the pix) is happy to help us out. They are out of the 25P Torpedos this day, but the Robustos will do just fine.
Storm clouds have been threatening but we make it back to Old Town and the Sea Monkey just in time.
Feeling just a wee bit peckish we have alitas, chicken wings, and papas frances, french fries, for a snack, along with our 12P beers and Margaritas. BTW: I am happy to report that this 12P Margarita is the real deal, not some ploy.
We time it perfectly as the winds have died down and the rains diminished to sprinkles when we leave Sea Monkey for the short walk home. We are glad that we must be coming to the end of the rainy season as it does not rain every day.
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Bruce and Mary invite their PV readers to expand on any of the joints pictured above, they would love to hear the details. Hasta proxima Domingo!