Best Outdoor Restaurant 2012: Daiquiri Dick’s
Published Jul 23, 2012 -
On the most popular beach in town, the kitchen of this casually elegant landmark perpetually reinvents itself. The constantly evolving menu, best described as Pacific Rim with a Mediterranean flair, keeps things fresh and interesting, along with traditional favorites like lobster tacos, barbecue spareribs and grilled huachinango. Flavors are subtle, contrasting beautifully in a warm grilled-salmon nicoise salad and crispy mahi-mahi with Kaffir-shallot raita. And this is the place to be when you want what has been voted the town’s best margarita two years in a row or to watch the beach come alive over eggs Benedict or homemade scones with crème fraiche. The welcoming ambiance is a natural reflection of talented proprietors Peter and Tari Bowman, who also own fabulous home decor shops. This restaurant is one of Vallarta’s top three Best Overall, according to last year's Reader’s Choice poll, and the James Beard House concurs, Daiquiri Dick’s recently invited to wow New York with a signature meal.