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Welcome to Daiquiri Dick's


Where fusion cuisine and seaside culture fraternize. 

 

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Welcome to Daiquiri Dick's


Where fusion cuisine and seaside culture fraternize. 

 

When you crave a great meal by the ocean in casually elegant surroundings, visit us at Daiquiri Dicks in the Romantic Zone. You will find it strikes just the right chord with its classy beach house feel and deliciously innovative Mediterranean-Mexican cuisine with subtle Asian influences.  The gorgeous views enhance every breakfast, lunch and dinner experience. 

The super friendly and attentive staff treat you as a family friend invited to the their home.
And the innovative contemporary kitchen is dedicated to using the freshest ingredients available. Sweet and savory breads are homemade daily in the Daiquiri Dick’s bakery.  Flavorful local fruits and vegetables star in side dishes and sensational salads. And when it comes to meat, only the best cuts will do. The bar is full-service with memorable drink specials, the wine list international and the coffee drinks excellent. And don’t forget dessert! 

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About


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About


If there is great food, excellent wine and a bevy of lively people, you are sure to find Peter and Tari Bowman, owners of Daiquiri Dick's, enjoying an evening at their restaurant.  They have always adored entertaining at their home and eating out at distinct restaurants, therefore the atmosphere at Daiquiri Dick's is like an extension of their dining room.  It is designed to be comfortable and a great gathering place for friends and families. 

35 years have passed since the Bowmans felt the need to do something outrageous like move to a foreign country and experience a new lifestyle.  "We have always been a little crazy when it comes to trying new business ventures," says Tari. 
As it happens, Puerto Vallarta chose them.  On several visits to the area, they often chatted with the original owners of Daiquiri Dick's and discovered the restaurant was for sale. In a grand leap of faith, they sold their Bay Area businesses, packed up their two small children and headed south of the border.  The Bowmans thought it was a great adventure for their kids to grow up in an environment exposing them to two languages and two distinct cultures.  However, it was these same differences, which presented their greatest challenge.
"Learning to speak Spanish and understand Mexican business practices were a bit daunting at first," says Peter, "We did and still do take a lot in stride and encourage others to do the same. Patience is the key."

What started out as a little hut on the beach where you could get a grilled fish on a stick and a cold beer has changed dramatically.  Even though you can still order the fish on a stick and a cold beer, the restaurant's ambiance and menu reflect ongoing innovations. Dining at Daiquiri Dick's is always an exceptional experience.  It's a place where everyone receives special treatment.

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Cuisine


Mediterranean-Mexican cuisine with subtle Asian influences

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Cuisine


Mediterranean-Mexican cuisine with subtle Asian influences

THE EVOLUTION OF OUR CUISINE.

When we purchased Daiquiri Dick’s in 1981, we inherited a menu that featured such specialties as lobster bisque, prepared with Campbell’s canned tomato and pea soups! We gave away all the canned items and launched a California style menu with fresh soups and salads. 1981 was a very different time and it was a hard sell on the salads, no matter what we did to purify the ingredients. And of course the soups were made with the water—terror of most tourists! The most difficult part was the lack of ingredients. Over the years that has changed substantially with a great variety of vegetables, even heirloom and baby varieties, and fresh herbs available year round. 

Those changes were beginning just in time for the arrival of Rafael Nazario, an experienced chef and all around Renaissance man who took over as general manager and worked with chef Ignacio Uribe and our kitchen staff to bring our culinary team to a whole new skill level, teaching them an immense variety of international dishes and techniques. He also wrote the Sand in your Shoes - The Daiquiri Dick's Kitchen Workbook - a bilingual cookbook.

Along with Rafael came Hnoi Latthitham, a Thai chef who had studied and worked with Rafael. She brought the world of Asian cooking to our kitchen, adding another layer of flavors and culinary styles. Hnoi served as our general manager after Rafael left for Australia. Our chef Ignacio Uribe, "Nacho" to all, has done an amazing job of integrating the culinary lessons of his mentors as well as adding his own distinct influence. Nacho has recently taken the role of General Manager after Hnoi’s return to Thailand, promoting his Sous Chef, Jorge Hugo Mejia to Chef de Cuisine.

Throughout the decades we’ve owned Daiquiri Dick’s, one great item on the original menu still remains; our signature dish, the Pescado Vallarta - a whole grilled snapper served standing on a stick. It truly signifies the taste of Vallarta.

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History


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History


DAIQUIRI DICK
Throughout all the World Dick searched for a place to settle down. One day he dropped anchor in Puerto Vallarta. (even the name intrigued him). Immediately he fell in love with its narrow cobbled streets the small homes with their red-tiled roofs, vari-colored bouganvillea, copa de oro cascading over the white walls. The bay with so much life. Small boat: for fun. Fishing boats for food and pleasure. Big boats, on occasion bringing visitors to these shores. Fantastic to see such ships so close off - shore. (The bay of Banderas is fathomless - and anchoring is reserved for the real experienced mariner).
Settling down, Dick hoped to create a place where people could experience part of his new - found happiness. Along with the sound of the soothing surf and swaying palms. He invites you to relax and enjoy one another.
THIS IS DAIQUIRI DICK’S
The name - from his “Special” daiquiri. Should you be more venturesome a cuba, quina (rum cola, lemon, quinine).
More daring - Hua Mali-Mali (no hints here). Whatever - your waiter will be very pleased to serve you and his bartender will expertly make your favorite drink.

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Puerto Vallarta


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Puerto Vallarta


Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on Mexico’s pacific coast, known for its beaches, water sports and robust nightlife scene. It's historic, cobblestoned center is home to the ornate church Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, boutiques and a wide range of restaurants and bars. el malecón, a beachside promenade with contemporary sculptures, as well as bars, lounges and nightclubs, becomes lively in the evenings.