Monday, November 07, 2011

MIEL RESTAURANT & BAR - Puerto Vallarta

Miel Restaurant opened approximately 2 weeks ago, one block off Ignacio Vallarta on the corner of Madero & Constitution. The Zona Romantica area is one of Puerto Vallarta's most energized neighborhood with the south side beach, restaurants, bars, lounges and beach side cafes. For those of you familiar with Zona Romantica, it is 1 block from Rizo's Market.

The cozy space with 15 tables is sparkling clean with a gleaming open kitchen, high white walls, and large arches & open windows accented with copper paint. The relaxing, eclectic background music is at the perfect level to encourage conversation with your dining companions.

After an early morning walk along the beach, Alex and I wanted to try a new eatery for breakfast. I created my own omelet including crispy bacon, Gouda cheese, tomatoes and basil. The perfectly cook omelet arrived with wheat toast and a generous side of buttery, crispy hash browns and refried beans. Alex chose the grilled chicken breast marinated in cilantro & olive oil, hash browns, and 2 eggs over easy. He couldn't stop talking about his meal. Of course, it would not have been complete without the endless cup of dark, rich coffee and a couple of mimosas.

Reasonable prices. Incredible quality. We agreed that this was a delicious way to begin another day in paradise!

I dined solo on my second visit. I started with the fresh fruit plate of strawberries, watermelon and cantaloupe. Again, I created my own omelet. This time it included lean, slightly spicy chorizo, Gouda cheese & tidbits of fried onion. Of course, I could not say no to another serving of the fantastic hash browns and wheat toast. I also tried a side of the guillo salsa - incredibly delicious and so fresh. It was still warm from its slow simmer. The salsa is a scrumptious blend of guajillo peppers, tomatoes, onion and garlic. If I had the room, I would of ordered another omelet so I could finish off the side of salsa!

Ali & Homero, the managers, continually move throughout the dining room ensuring their guests are enjoying themselves. On both visits my server, Giovanni, was extremely friendly and very attentive.

Miel also has a dinner menu. I will certainly be returning before this trip comes to an end!

Mmm... Mmm... Mmm...

Miel Restaurant & Bar





$ 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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