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Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Guide Beck's Best (2014) [Kindle Edition]

Gary R. Beck
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This is the latest edition (2014) of Beck's Best. We update this Guide yearly.

Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Guide Beck's Best © 2004-2014 A Guide for Food Lovers

¡Hóla! Love our Paraíso, right? Certainly I have since my first visit in 1979. The many years of exploring the dining opportunities of the PV Bay Area are now contained in my spiral-bound guide's latest edition of 390 spots on 130 pages and categorized picks updated as new information flows in. Food is my obsession, having spent 20+ years in the restaurant biz. Love to cook, dine, entertain, collect and create recipes. Exploring is a never-ending experience. Puerto Vallarta is the place for that! Please feel free to send me updates, corrections, additions and comments. I desire all advice as it personalizes and makes this guide even more useful to everyone. It's all about sharing! If you would like to join a group for dining with a three course meal, email me. Gary's Groupies is held two times each month of the season.

My Personal Experiences
It has been 34+ years since my feet hit the hot tarmac at the airport of Puerto Vallarta the first time. No longer are there mini fiestas greeting you. One time in particular there was a full mariachi with lovely senoritas handing out samples of tequila with a sombrero key chain! Every visitor and resident experiences and loves various aspects of this Paraíso. The following are merely one man's dining opinion and information which may differ from many others' experiences. Longtime favorite places to immerse myself in the culture and cuisine of Vallarta are topped by Café des Artistes, Trio and River Café, then a small group follows including La Leche, Vitea, Barcelona Tapas, La Palapa, Daiquiri Dick's, La Cigale and El Palomar de los González. And don't forget dozens more as Esquina de los Caprichos, Polo's, El Brujo, El Arrayán, Eat at David's, Gilmar, Tony's Please, Ernesto's and Casa Naranjo. Due to the wealth of creative chefs and owners, worldwide cuisines are offered and perfected. A cluster of around 30 more places follow in this class, too many to mention. By studying this dining guide, one will gather the overall depth of dining quality available locally.
¡Buen Provecho! Enjoy...

Thank you for purchasing my guide.
Gary R. Beck
Puerto Vallarta, JAL., Mexico

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  • File Size: 1040 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Text Publishing Company (November 24, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004NEVX7I
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3.0 out of 5 stars The message is good, the messanger is not December 12, 2011
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
No critical reviews are voiced by the author, just a short bio of each resturant, address and price rating. Wading through 300+ resturants page by page on the Kindle is tedious at best. I wish I had ordered the book instead of downloading. It takes forever to read unless you know the name of the resturant. Not a good Kindle adaptation for this particular type of reference book IMHO.
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3.0 out of 5 stars iBook version December 11, 2013
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Both books have the same content, but the kindle version is non functional. iBook links work. I bought kindle version by mistake last year and will wait for iBook version.
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More About the Author

When Gary R. Beck first visited Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in February, 1979, he stayed at the Molino de Agua Hotel, which was once a tropical jungle getaway complete with monkeys and macaws, and he immediately knew that PV was a special and spiritual place where he would have many wonderful experiences.

From San Francisco, CA via Toledo, OH and East Lansing, MI, where he was educated in horticulture at Michigan State University and worked in flower hybridizing before his livelihood turned to the restaurant business in the San Francisco area, working as a food server and wine buyer for 20+ years, he moved here. Now, cooking, dining out, creating recipes and exploring new tastes are hobbies that bring him never-ending pleasures.

"Exploring Puerto Vallarta's rich array of eateries is exhilarating, both personally and professionally," Beck says. He writes reviews and articles which have been published in Puerto Vallarta newspapers, magazines and online publications. In addition, he is the author of the popular PV Restaurant Guide, "Beck's Best," which includes information on restaurants through the Bahía de Banderas area - from Rincon de Guayabitos to Yelapa.

When asked about his guide, Gary replies, "I call it my labor of love, because no ads, endorsements or meals are received in its maintenance... once costs are deducted, a few dozen pesos are all that's left on the bottom line! But I love what I do, and giving back to PV residents and visitors alike is reward enough."

Gary R. Beck
Puerto Vallarta, JAL.

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