Squeezed vegetable and fruit juices, jugos (HOO-gohs), are among the widely available thousand delights of Puerto Vallarta. Among the many establishments—restaurants, cafés, and loncherías—willing to supply you with your favorite jugo, the jugerías (juice bars) are the most fun. Colorful fruit piles mark jugerías. If you don’t immediately spot your favorite fruit, ask; it might be hidden in the refrigerator.
Besides your choice of pure juice, jugerías will often serve licuados. Into the juice, they whip powdered milk, your favorite flavoring, and sugar to taste for a creamy afternoon pick-me-up or evening dessert. One big favorite is a cool banana-chocolate licuado, which comes out tasting like a milk shake (minus the calories).