Two local restaurants stand out. For good comfort food, such as pizza, hamburgers, fish fillets, and Mexican plates, go to Palapa Joe’s (María Ascunción 163, tel. 315/351-5348, noon–10 p.m. Tues.–Sat., $3–8). On the other hand, savor the breeze and the swish of the waves at Martin’s (south end of beachfront Calle Playa Blanca, tel. 315/351-5348, 8 a.m.–10 p.m. daily). Let the romantic setting enhance a delicious menu, including salads (watercress with bacon $5), soups (vegetable $3), fish (salmon and herbs $12), and much more.
© Bruce Whipperman from Moon Puerto Vallarta, 7th edition