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Old 12-24-2007   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks so much! This will definitely come in handy for our first trip.
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Old 12-26-2007   #17 (permalink)
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thanks for the info

first time going to playa
veteran of puerto vallarta and am very happy to find out in advance about the local taco stands and street carts

in vallarta we love them
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Old 12-27-2007   #18 (permalink)
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Thank you!
We used a similar list last time we were in Playa and it was completely worn out by the end of our two weeks. I'm sure this one will be as well used! Just booked my Christmas present two weeks the end of January.
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Old 12-29-2007   #19 (permalink)
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One of the things I wish would accompany something like this is a price range. I appreciate your mention of how expensive "Chicago Don Jose" is as a place to dine. 2 years ago my wife and I went there to try a steak as it was a reccommended place and I almost soiled myself when I saw the prices. For some price is no object, but for a teacher from MN price is a concern, especially when I can go to the H&C and LOVE IT for a tenth the price!

Great list though and I will use it again this Feb when we arrive in Playa.
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Old 12-29-2007   #20 (permalink)
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I don't think you ever have to go in to a restaurant in Playa not actually knowing the prices. I thought most places have their menus displayed quite prominently at the door, or you can ask to see one. That never seemed to bother the waiters in their attempt to get us to come in to dine.
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Old 12-30-2007   #21 (permalink)
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A Great List! A Playa Munchies Bible!!! Gracias!!!
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Old 01-04-2008   #22 (permalink)
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Regarding Dona Mary

Dear Dpeefer,
in your list you write
  • Dona Mary- This is supposed to be the best place for a Mexican dinner.
We visited the place in December and didn't quite get your point... at all to be exact. Would be nice to hear what did you eat there??
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Old 01-05-2008   #23 (permalink)
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You have a good point there Isomami

You are right. My review of Dona Mary is confusing and inadequate. I have changed it and it will be in my next update of the list. I appreciate your pointing this out and keeping me honest.

I had heard a good referral to Dona Mary, and because it is right down the street from El Fogon, one night when El Fogon was full and I did not want to wait or walk down the block to El Pastorcito, I decided to give Dona Mary a try. It was full of locals, and they did not seem to have a menu, which seemed to be pretty limited. I got the breaded chicken cutlet plate. It was very well priced, but completely forgetable and without much taste. From what I could see from the other diners' dinners, the attraction seemed mostly based on price benefit. I passed on the recommendation I had heard, but tried not to give it my personal thumbs-up, but it did not come out clearly in my review.

But I would love to hear from other folks who tried Dona Mary so they can confirm my previous one-time impression or maybe update me as to the improved quality of their product. Come on. Help me out here.
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Old 01-05-2008   #24 (permalink)
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I've read that Los Burritos del Gordo is now closed. Any confirmation?
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Old 01-06-2008   #25 (permalink)
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Thanks for the great list of eating places

Thanks so much for your posting. Looks like we'll have a busy two weeks eating our way through Playa. Seriously, we're looking at cooking our own food as well. Any recommendations re. buying fresh seafood. Thanks!
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Old 01-06-2008   #26 (permalink)
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I love your list. I even printed it out.
I just heard La Parilla on 5th is closed...is this correct, does anyone know?
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Old 01-07-2008   #27 (permalink)
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I have changed it and it will be in my next update of the list. Great job. Printed out the previous list for our trip in May.
Will you be putting together another update before that (5/5) or should I print this. Thank's in advance and a great job as always. Craig.
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Old 01-07-2008   #28 (permalink)
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Thanks for the list, I'm sure it will come in very handy for our trip the end of the month. We usually spend the day by the pool, surfing the internet, picking out where to eat lunch and then dinner. The list will be a great start. Thanks again.
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Old 01-08-2008   #29 (permalink)
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I love your list. I even printed it out.
I just heard La Parilla on 5th is closed...is this correct, does anyone know?
For a few weeks (nov and dec) it would have appeared to some that La Parilla was closed during the day due to the massive amount of construction that seemed to appear from nowhere. They were busy trying to install steel girders to create a second floor or something over the outside area. Incredibly each night tho - they still opened to serve food!! Only in Mexico! So unless something else has happened since then- this could have been the scene someone may have encountered and thought it closed.
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Thanks so much. I knew I could find the answer here!
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