Fast Food in Puerto
You eat too much ‘fast
food’ at home, and Puerto Vallarta is renowned
for world-class cuisine…why would you want
to bother with a Big Mac?
‘comfort food’ for when you get just a
bit homesick, or it’s something fast and familiar
when you’re hungry NOW or on the go. Or because
you don't believe us when we tell you that a Whopper
in Puerto Vallarta tastes EXACTLY like a Whopper in
any other Burger King on the planet. In any case,
we’ve got most of your favorites here.
has several locations in Puerto Vallarta and another
in Nuevo Vallarta, with all the normal menu items
you’d expect, albeit some have slightly different
names. Just look at the pictures on the menu, and
you’ll find what you’re looking for. Be
warned, though: while ‘Micky-D’s’
has a reputation for being fast up north, you will
sometimes find yourself waiting for what seems like
forever for your happy meal down here. On the other
hand, if you have to wait for it, it WILL be fresh.
1) Across from the north end of the Malecon on Paseo
Diaz (kitty-corner from the Hotel Rosito)
2) In the Plaza Marina Shopping Center, about midway
in the plaza.
3) Inside the Plaza Carocol Shopping Center, downstairs,
under the theaters.
4) Inside the Liverpool shopping center (next to Sam's and Walmart), upstairs in food court.
5) In the Paradise Plaza Shopping Center next to
Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta
King has two street locations and one inside a shopping
mall. Again, same fare as you’re familiar with,
and the service tends to be much faster than McDonald’s.
Same little cardboard crowns available for the kiddies.
1) Downtown across from the main plaza at the corner
of Jaurez and Zaragoza
2) Approx. middle of the ‘Hotel Zone’
on Avenue Francisco Medina Ascencio, next to Office
Depot (Drive-Thru also at this location)
3) Inside the Plaza Caracol Shopping Center, upstairs,
opposite the movie theater entrance
Fried Chicken has one location in Puerto Vallarta
on the ‘main road’ through town, almost
across from the Plaza Caracol Shopping Center. Brand
new in 2005, it has all the finger-licking-good qualities
of the northern variety. Can be very crowded between
2 and 4 pm (the normal lunchtime for Mexicans), although
that may fade when the novelty wears off. Also offers
delivery in the hotel zone…call 225-2600. (Drive-Thru
also at this location)
Jr. is another new addition to Puerto Vallarta, opening
in 2005. Same huge burgers, plus a respectable salad
bar. Inside the “sMall Vallarta” across
the street from the Hotel Rosita, in the block just
past McDonald’s and the north end of the Malecòn; there's another one on the main road just before the airport, and another inside the airport (upstairs).
has four outlets in Vallarta. Same fresh made-before-your
eyes cold and hot subs as up north: On Ave. Francisco Medina Ascencio just behind the
Blockbuster Video Store; Inside the Plaza Caracol Shopping center, upstairs,
opposite the movie theater entrance; at the Plaza Marian shopping center; and downtown across from the Malecon, toward the North end.
Hut has a restaurant and, of course, delivery city-wide
utilizing a fleet of little delivery motorcycles that
can speed and wind their way through traffic, only
occasionally fatally. The restaurant is next to
Plaza Caracol about midway along the ‘Hotel
Zone’. For delivery, call 224-0933, 4, or 5.
Pizza also employs a crew of daring motorcycle delivery
drivers who may scare the pants off you when they
drive up the middle of two lanes of traffic. One toll-free
phone number services the entire country: dial 01.800.552.2222.
They have a store downtown across from the main plaza,
another in front of Plaza Caracol in the middle of
the hotel zone, and another on Highway 200 north of