Zapata Mexican Bar
Bienvenido, loyal follower. Please come along as Bruce and Mary celebrate the Puerto Vallarta hospitality scene once again, Provecho!
Mary is at the entrance to Zapata Mexican Bar, located On Calle Cardenas, just up the corner from Los Muertos Brewing, in Old Town, Puerto Vallarta. This fine facility has housed several joints in our time here. I think this one might stick.
Our first visit we were treated to these botanas (not since then however, so don’t get your hopes up), Here’s Mary to describe them: Look at that striking red stripe created with beets blended with a modicum of mayo. This is a very nice plating of delicious bite-sized tamales filled with cochinita pibil. Very impressive.
What lured us in this first time wereÂ Cupocity coupons for a chicken burrito, fries and a beer. This is one darn good burrito and the fries are absolutely up to speed.
On our next visit, Mary had this pretty awesome portobello burger, all yours, Mary: This is an impressively massive, very tender portobello mushroom, nicely grilled then stacked on zucchini slices, grilled onions, spinach, tomatoes and cheese.Â A very filling, deeply flavorful portobello burger. Delicious top to bottom. TheÂ banana chips were a nice switch from french fries.And I had the arrachera steak. It was quite tasty.
On another visit, Mary had the Sopa de Tortilla, in her own words: This version sports a very deeply flavoredÂ tomato base with the usual suspects: lots of avocado, panela cheese and tortilla strips. This is a richer tortilla soup than I have had before, and I approve.
We think Zapata has a pretty cool ambience mixing Mx hospitality with a laid back sports bar feel. Following is a short slide show which will hopefully convey theÂ atmosphere:
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Hasta proximo Domingo!