I was thinking about a couple of places that used to be there and was wondering if they were still open, but I don't remember the names of them. Haven't been in that particular section of the island since 2005.
There was a restaurant near the cultural center. It always looked like it was closed, even when it was open. I remember having a pretty decent pina colada there on a hot day. Does anyone know the place?
Also, there was a sort of circular-shaped shop in the center of the walkway. It was usually closed in summer. but I remember going in there in the early 90s. Some of the usual clothes, crafts, etc., but also some very good framed photos that you didn't see everywhere else. Still there/gone/ I imagined it?
Also, also...I'm indulging my group in October by giving in and letting them pick a restaurant for one evening. They really really want to eat on or near the malecon and include a sunset with the meal. Except for Mi Querencia, I haven't eaten on the malecon since around 1998. They have done some research and narrowed it down to Chez Elena (which is not technically on the malecon but close enough) and Viejo Vallarta. Which would be the better choice? Or does anyone know of a better choice than those two? btw no one wants tapas, so no Barcelona. We have tapas all over the place in Houston. Looking for fresh seafood or Mexican food to please the majority. So I'm guessing a restaurant with good food on a second or third floor or a rooftop would please them. Good margaritas wouldn't hurt, either ;)