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“Lovely spot”
Review of Archie's Wok

Archie's Wok
Ranked #56 of 1,155 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Archie's Wok is widely recognized as Puerto Vallarta's best Asian fusion restaurant, featuring authentic, freshly prepared cuisine that spans the Pacific Rim from Thailand to the Philippines, to China and Vietnam. The staff offers traditional and contemporary dishes from these distinctive regions. They daily prepare a palette of complex sauces and condiments. Savor the aromas of spicy chili sambals, curry pastes, their famous hoisin sauce for the ribs and chiang mai sauce, too. The menu is truly a cuisine of medleys, which combines Pacific Island foods, Asian cooking techniques, Mexico's fresh ingredients and a host of other cultural and culinary influences. Seafood is caught daily in Banderas Bay and delivered fresh to the restaurant. Locally grown ingredients include an array of vegetables, herbs and spices, including kaffir lime, galangal, lemon grass, ginger, chilies, tamarind, and coconut milk. These are native to both Asia and the Mexican Coast. Archie's Wok has been family owned and operated since 1986. The history starts in 1977 when Archie Alpenia began working as the famous Hollywood Director John Huston's private chef at his personal retreat in Banderas Bay. From then on the restaurant continues to be run by his wife Cindy, daughter Kyoki and son Sergio. His legacy continues in this comfortable restaurant. Archie's Wok is just steps away from the Los Muertos Beach Pier and is a great location to meet friends and family. The restaurant is casually elegant and their team is committed to great service, excellent food and a comfortable setting. You can enjoy lunch and dinner in this sublime atmosphere with dining room and Asian style garden.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We found the atmosphere at Archies very soft and romantic. The servers were very friendly. The food was very good and fresh. We had the chocolate brownie for dessert. It was awesome. More like a lava cake.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

My friends and I came here for a late lunch as it is a favourite of several in our group. I can see why! It's a rather quirky building with elevated areas, beautiful stained glass and lots of foliage.
Three of us had the Asian slaw and Singapore shrimp which were absolutely delicious and attractively presented. Some of us had dessert and I had an "aromatic and mysterious" dessert coffee, which was as described. :)
The servers were friendly and very professional.
I look forward to a return visit to this wonderful establishment.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We were walking around old town and it about time to eat. One of our party saw this place and said let’s try it so we did. Surprised with how good the food and service were. The staff was attentive and stayed close. The food was great and we will return on our next trip.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere and the food was reasonable and good. You need to get there by 5 or late or you won’t get in. I would go again, but might try 730 or 8pm. 5pm is way too early. They don’t do reservations.

The egg rolls were disappointing, very small and only 3.

1  Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Our go to place when we want a change of pace. The food is excellent. They do not take reservations so come early as the restaurant is small. Located right up from the pier in Old Town. Archie was John Huston's chef and his family is now running the restaurant.

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