Restaurante Los Compas
Bienvenido, loyal reader. Please come along as Bruce and Mary, once again, enjoy the gastronomic delights of Puerto Vallarta.
I’m at the entrance to Los Compas. It is located in Centro Pitillal on Calle Abasolo, two blocks directly west of Catedral de San Miguel Arcangel. We’ve been by this restaurant many times inÂ our dealings with Carlos the camera whisperer who is just up the street, but I guess this is the first time we’ve been by when hungry! So I think it is time to check it out.
Here we go! My 1/2 kg of Chorizo is delish. Here’s Mary to tell you of her dishes: They offer a huge baked potato, lovingly slathered with sour cream and butter. No more need be said. I chose asparagus today and it is a delight, both tender and brightly flavored.
We’re back again and this time I opt for the 1/2 kg of BBQ ribs. I will quite simply state that these are the tastiest and meatiest ribs I have ever had. And the meat falls right off the bones, there is absolutely no gnawing at all.
Take it away, Mary: You cannot stop me from ordering this baked potato. It is huge and each bite is a study in butter and sour cream. This day I order the espinaca, spinach, and am thrilled to see this much briefly sauteed, bright green spinach. They use good quality spinach and deftly turn it out in a pan with a hint of garlic and again with the butter. Yummm.
We’re back again and this time I opt for this humongous 30P PiÃ±a Colada and 1/2kg of Carne Asada. Now I am not a big fan of this dish but I thought I’d check out Los Compas version. I must say, especially drenched in Salsa Aguacuate, (the green stuff) it’s pretty darn good!
On this visit, Mary decides on the champiÃ±ons, mushrooms, as a side to her baked potato, take it away, Mary: I was speechless. Bruce wants me to order these all the time, just for that response. They take these beautiful, hearty,Â baby portobello mushrooms and saute them with garlic. Yes, I said garlic, and lots of it. More butter, and a tiny bit of soy sauce. Repeat after me: UMAMI! Yep, this is redolent with that elusiveÂ umami flavor, and I am sold.
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Hasta proximo Domingo!