Recently my parents and I stayed at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta and enjoyed a number of meals at their restaurants Las Casitas and Mikado. Both restaurants situated in the Marriott are definitely worth a visit in their own right. Puerto Vallarta is known as the gourmet capital on the west coast of Mexico. This city has numerous restaurants offering a diverse array of flavors. When planning a visit, definitely check out Visit Puerto Vallarta for gourmet related events such as International Gourmet Festival, Restaurant Week, Wine Fest, and others throughout the year. Below are my restaurant reviews on Las Casitas and Mikado. Both are located in Marina Vallarta (a 5-10 minute cab from the airport):
CasaMagna Marriott Restaurant Review: Las Casitas
This restaurant on the beach, Las Casitas, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks and drinks all day! They serve fresh-caught seafood and traditional Mexican dishes. My parents and I enjoyed snacks by the pool, lunch and dinner here. Needless to say, we loved it! Our favorite item to order was most certainly the nachos! We had regular, chicken AND beef nachos pretty much all day everyday. They come with delicious salsa, guacamole, sour cream and beans.
By the time dinner rolls around, Las Casitas turns into an elegant dining option for guests and visitors. For dinner, my parents and I enjoyed the following appetizers: Pan Fried Shrimp, Lobster Bisque, and a Pear Salad with Goat Cheese. For main entrees, we ordered the Red Snapper with Sweet Mango Thai Chili, Ginger Crusted Salmon, and Pacific Seared Tuna. All of these were delicious, and I would highly recommend the Red Snapper.
CasaMagna Marriott Restaurant Review: Mikado
The Japanese restaurant, Mikado, offers a very fun and interactive experience! They have both a sushi bar and a teppanyaki area which my parents and I chose to dine at. We had the best time with our chef! He asked us to come up and see how many times we could toss eggs in the air and catch them on a spoon, before they eventually fell and cracked on the grill. Our chef was funny, engaging, and cooked up some delicious beef and lobster with assorted veggies. We also ordered a shrimp pad thai (it was definitely on the spicy side!) and some salmon with avocado rolls as an appetizer. If you’ve gotten your fill of Mexican food while on vacation and looking to switch up cuisines, I definitely recommend Mikado!