Friday, November 16, 2007

Z TAI - Puerto Vallarta

Z Tai is located in the center of the Vallarta (at Morelos 737) across from the malecon. Z Tai is one of the newer fine dining options in Vallarta, offering 3 different spaces to enjoy Pacific Rim fusion cuisine. You can choose from the beautiful, intimate indoor space, the casual, modern garden, or the elevated sophisticated lounge overlooking both the garden and the Pacific Ocean. You can enter this very interesting space from the malecon or off of Morelos.

Leo and I sat in the garden complete with a reflection pool, floating candles, elevated conversation spaces, a sunken dining area, and a 25’ x 20’ video wall! I am told the garden contains the oldest tree in Vallarta. We enjoyed a couple rounds of their signature Cucumber martini. Delicious…

The only details I can remember of our appetizer was that it was several very large shrimp wrapped in phyllo dough – quickly fried and virtually greaseless. They were served with a selection of dipping sauce.

For dinner, I had the unforgettable tuna fillet crusted with blackened sesame seeds. The perfectly cooked fillet was served resting on a pillow of buttery mashed potatoes and shredded vegetable. Simply divine.

The staff was very friendly and attentive. They were accommodating & very interested in ensuring we had a good time. The one complaint we had was that there needs to be some sort of agreement between Z Tai and their next door neighbor. Around 10:30p, the neighbor’s house music invades Z Tai’s zen-like ambiance in the garden. This very unwelcomed intrusion is so loud that Z Tai turns their music down. This is unfortunate. Unless you are a huge fan of house music, I recommend that you finish your meal and conversation by 10:30.

Z Tai is a gorgeous space; upon entering, you will feel transported to another locale. It is a wonderful, unexpected surprise!

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm...


$ 10
$$ 20
$$$ 30
$$$$ 40+

+ Stop bothering me!
++ Anyone here?
+++ Stopped when in the area.
++++ As needed and friendly.
+++++ Invisibly perfect!

✦ “One visit too many!”
✦✦ “Convince me!”
✦✦✦ “I’ll be back!”
✦✦✦✦ “Same table next week!”

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