Sometimes I just have to get the word out before I have had a chance to fully review something. This is the case with Puerto Vallarta Amigos. My fella, Steve had sampled the tacos at the Fisherman's Wharf location and was terribly impressed. I decided I had to follow up. Mexican food has been a revelation to me. I only discovered the authentic stuff recently and I am besotted. The extreme freshness and combination of textures is nearly chemically addictive.
On Steve's recommendation I tried the tacos. You get six tacos per order for a paltry $7.50. You get to choose your fillings - beef, chicken, pulled pork, spinach and cheese, bean and cheese or soy chorizo. For an extra two bucks you can opt for premium fillings such as poblano pepper, portobello mushroom or chipotle shrimp. I tried two each of the chicken, spinach and cheese and bean and cheese. The vegetarian fillings were my favorite with the spinach and cheese being the standout. I recommend squirting a liberal amount of salsa verde over each taco. It is a mild green salsa of tomatillos - utterly delicious. You fold your soft taco shell into a little purse and devour. The tortillas are pillowy soft and creamy textured, not at all like those hard dry burrito wraps you buy at the supermarket.
July 21, 2012
A quick update: do try the tacos but avoid ordering nachos at Puerto Vallarta Amigos. All other menu items use real cheese and authentic fillings but the nachos have processed cheese! Must be for gringos and gringas only.