Saturday, November 21, 2009

BANANA CANTINA - Puerto Vallarta

Banana Cantina is located in the Zona Romantica area of Vallarta, the older, charming Puerto Vallarta, on the corner of Pulpito and Amapas. Zona Romantica (aka Los Muertos) is Vallarta's most energized area with the south side beach, restaurants, bars, lounges and beach side cafes.

Debbi has comfortable restaurant with big, colorful splashes on the walls and international flavors on her menu, focusing on fresh seafood. Banana Cantina is located on the 2nd level of the building (above her snack shop - Coco Banana) a block from the Pacific Ocean. Banana Cantina was again named “Best Moderately Priced” restaurant in Puerto Vallarta by Virtual Vallarta, an honor they have earned four years in a row! Banana Cantina has become a mainstay in the casual PV dining experience.

As always, we were greeted with a basket of warm cheese and sesame bread nuggets - seconds & thirds are highly recommended! The basket arrived with a wonderful herb infused soft butter. Absolutely incredible.

My friends, Robin, Julie & Carol, and I were once again seated in the corner table high above the sidewalk and with a full view of the restaurant - best table in the house. As we sipped our perfectly blended libations, we nibbled on green olives stuffed with blue cheese. Yumm!

For our starter, we shared a plate of the spring rolls. These very light 'n flaky (almost oil-free) wraps were stuffed with chopped shrimp and tidbits of vegetables. The smooth teriayki sauce can be taken up a notch with the accompanying wasabi & slivers of pickled ginger.

For dinner, I selected the Puebla-style crepes - the delicate, almost translucent crepes had an abundance of shredded chicken breast, grilled mushrooms and white onions. The crepe was served split in 2 resting in a light poblano cream sauce and a sprinkling of yellow corn kernels. Excellent!

Our service was friendly and attentive; he was very helpful in explaining various dishes on the menu to my friends from the UK making their first visit to Puerto Vallarta. We all enjoyed ourselves eating & drinking for hours. Debbi, I hope to see you when I return in January!

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm...

Link to prior Banana Cantina visit


$ 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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