Taking Pup Out to Dine

Questions have arisen lately about the appropriateness of allowing your dog to accompany you to local restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. This is Mexico and some people assume things are a bit looser here. They are, but there are parameters and we need to use common sense. We love to take Pup to the beach and he enjoys it, as well. Often, after running in the sand and through the surf, we settle down for a cold bucket of brew with friends at one of the more casual shoreline establishments. There are usually a fair number of pet owners like us, plus the ubiquitous strays who hope for a handout. Would we consider walking up the street to a eatery with closed doors, air-conditioning and fine dining, Pup trailing behind? We would not. We take into consideration the clientele who are paying for a relaxing experience; the fact many people have allergies; and how uncomfortable it would be for a proprietor to have to deny us entry. Most are too polite and humble to say anything but their customers have no problems stating their mind.

Recently we were made aware of someone who had made this choice and out of respect to the customers in the restaurant, they tied they mascot outside. We always shake our heads at these sorts; would they have tied their child up to a bench on the exterior and brought them take-out later? Bracing for the argument that a dog is not a child, with all due respect, please don’t tell that to many of our dear friends who are very attached to their animals. That would include us, thank you.

That said there are many restaurants in Puerto Vallarta that do accept pets. They expect anyone who brings along Fifi or Fido to make sure s/he is well mannered and expect the owner to remove him or her, if there is a disturbance of any kind. According to our research, some of the locations are Coco’s Kitchen, The Swedes upstairs deck, Oceano, Ritmos, Swell, Cuates y Cuetes, Langostinos and Daiquiri Dick’s. Mind you, there are other places to dine in Puerto Vallarta with your dog and this is by no means a complete list but we are very grateful for those proprietors who to make this allowance. Salud, Seasons, Poncho’s Tacos, Tacos Revolución, Taste, Vitea, Hungry Cougar, Joe

Jacks’ on the main floor, Derby Burger and during low season Fajita Republic also welcome dogs. A quick search on Facebook, Trip Advisor or one of the local papers will give you addresses for these establishments. So far….cats still not allowed.

Que es cómo es.


Thanks to our guest blogger Adam Garcia (opinions expressed are his own)


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“First of all, we really want to get to know you,”   When we know you, we can tailor home tours to your tastes.”

Secondly, there’s the legal side of owning in Mexico. “Besides our own experience, we can save you a lot of time and money by offering you complimentary consultations with our partner attorneys.  The nuances of how you buy here can save you a lot of money when you sell. It’s important to know what you’re doing on the purchase so that when you sell you can best use any tax advantages. This service is free to our clients and can be invaluable.”

Both partners agree that the most important element of Boardwalk Realty is our ongoing service and commitment to our clients after the sale.  We are both passionate about protecting the investment and security of our clients.  “Our clients become our friends, we see them socially, and we treat them as we would like to be treated ourselves”, adds Mike.

Boardwalk Realty Puerto Vallarta represents buyers and sellers of real estate in the entire Bay of Banderas area, and will soon add a rental and property management division.