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“Lovely restaurant, extremely good value”
Review of La Pena Andaluza - CLOSED

La Pena Andaluza
Price range: US$8 - US$22
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Andalucia is a province located south of Spain; this region is famous for a rich and strong culture identity, music (flamenco) and its culinary style conspicocous for the combination of ingredients and its excellence nutricional quality, wich makes it one of the most appreciated and healthiest cuisines of the world. La Peña Andaluza reproduce all this caracteristics offering also very reasonables prices and a wonderful atmosphere for its commensals that are attended by the owners. Andalucia es una provincia localizada en el sur de España, famosa por su riqueza cultural, algarabia, su musica (flamenco) y su estilo culinario caracterizado por la combinacion de ingredientes de excelente calidad nutricional que hacen de su cocina una de las mas apreciadas y saludables del mundo. La Peña Andaluza reproduce todas estas caracteristicas ofreciendo ademas precios razonables en un ambiente relajado donde los comensales son atendidos por los propietarios.
Reviewed 27 November 2013

For the price, it is hard to find a better value in Vallarta. Unless it is midsummer, choose a balcony table so you can enjoy the view into the trees alongside the river. You have a choice of about two dozen authentic Spanish tapas and perhaps a dozen dinner choices. The food is excellent, the owners are so friendly and genuine. I am sometimes surprised how few customers there are, given my own experience and the number of excellent reviews, but I think it's because the location makes it a little difficult to find. I suspect some people worry about walking along the river at night after the souvenir shops have closed or don't think to climb down the stairs from the bridge that crosses the river. The street in front is very busy, with few pedestrian attractions and cars rushing by. Yet the restaurant is really very close to everything.It's very much worth seeking out. Look for it upstairs above the riverside branch of Santander Bank. In high season, the owner plays guitar to accompany a pair of flamenco dancers. If you prefer a quieter evening, go on a night when they don't have flamenco or before 9 when the recorded music is very mellow.

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Had to search hard for this one, missed it at first glance. Not a huge variety in menu choices but a master of a few is better than mediocre of many. Drinks could have been colder. Solid choice, we would go back

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

I live in Vallarta and finally decided to try this restaurant. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The owners were very accommodating. I tried the octopus, tortilla española, and two of the salads. I will be back to try the paella negra.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Before our trip to PV I looked through TA's restaurant reviews and found this little gem! Nice little place with a cozy atmosphere. The tapas and paella were delicious and the sangria was very refreshing... Sure glad we found this restaurant and we will return for sure!

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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Went here for dinner last week on our first night in PV. The food was excellent much as it was last year when we first ate here. Due to low season we were about the only ones in there. We recommended it to a couple we met at our condo and they went last night but due to the lack of fans and the extreme humidity they chose not to stay. I would suggest the owners invest in a couple of movable fans.

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