Eat Seafood Like a Local in Puerto Vallarta
Seafood restaurants are abundant in every beach town in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is no exception. A popular spot for shrimp and seafood is Mauricio’s Restaurant located on the highway to Ixtapa. We have eaten there for years. It is a family-style restaurant that offers a great meal for a great price. This is how locals like to eat seafood.
We always order the shrimp but Mauricio’s also prepares fish very well.
The #3 Combo for $154 pesos gets you the following:
- Tostadas with pico de gallo
- A cup of shrimp soup
- A smoked marlin tostada
- 3 kinds of shrimp, breaded, “a la diabla,” and “a la mantequilla”
- A green salad
- Fried banana with Lechera for dessert
- Kahlua on ice to finish the meal
Smoked marlin tostadas get the meal started.
Endless tostadas and salsa of every kind to go with them.
You get fresh pico de gallo to go with the tostadas too.
A cup of spicy shrimp soup is another one of the starters.
And to finish your meal they give you a fried banana drizzled with Lechera, sweetened condensed milk.
If you like shrimp, be sure to give Mauricio’s Puerto Vallarta a try. It’s a great value and you won’t leave hungry.
Another favorite in Vallarta is El Colegita which has a couple of locations, one in Marina Vallarta and one on the highway to Nuevo Vallarta.