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Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta 333 | Betw Basilo Badillo & V Carranza, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 178 2925
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Kamloops, Canada
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful meal this evening. Our wait staff Fabio - from Argentina - was fantastic and explained their cut of beef and how it would be prepared. Great company with us this evening made for an exceptional experience overall. Make this an evening to experience while in Puerto Vallarta.

Thank Wade A
Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

Not sure if this is the right place. New, out closer to the marina area. Portions are huge but we found out later you can order smaller sizes. Excellent beef, noticed that all the beef was good in PV. Had lots of big screens around with mtv type videos, some not appropriate for kids. They would be better ditching those... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

It is closed and I am very sad i didn't get to try it! After moving to PV in the summer I kept waiting to see if they would open for high season but they never did.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We found this place by happenstance and walked in. The food was great and the owner was even better. We were wonderfully delighted to see her daughter come out and share all her toys with our's. Was a great experience... Look forward to going back to PV and Autentica !

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

Excellent small restaurant specializing in empanadas, at least a dozen and half different varieties to choose from. We have eaten there three times since coming to Vallarta in January and have yet to be disappointed. They also have sandwiches, I have tried three, grilled chicken, chorizo and steak all were very good. Also had an pretty decent malbec last time.... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

We just had a wonderful dinner...a great salad and a wonderful selection of authentic empanadas...so many to choose from we weren't sure which was best...we will be back very soon and are thinking they should cater our next party...

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Puerto Vallarta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Some of the best food in Puerto Vallarta, which is saying a lot. My wife and I had 6 different kinds of empanadas of the 25 or so on the menu. They're made to order, served hot and fresh, superb crust, and we loved every filling. If that isn't enough, there are 4 tasty salsas to make them taste even... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Last time I had an empanada from them was in may of 2013. Was looking for a late night snack as I wandered through the south side during the off season. I ate a shrimp and corn empanada and a spinach one. They are made to order and absolutely insanely delicious!!! The prior year, we were walking down carranza going... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

These are the best empanadas north of Argentina. Big selection, served with four sauces. Prices are excellent. Their house salad is a meal, but you HAVE to have at least one empanada. They have a steak special that is tasty and a good value. I have enjoyed this place several times during my visits the last two years.

Thank Lew321
Kentucky, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

We found this tiny gem of a restaurant on Tripadvisor and it shouldn't be missed! We've eaten at many, many restaurants in PV and this is definitely one of our new favorites! The empanadas are outstanding! We've tried 5 or 6 different empanadas, from shrimp to beef to vegetarian and all were outstanding, it's hard to pick a favorite! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Latin, Argentinian, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta 333 | Betw Basilo Badillo & V Carranza, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 178 2925

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?