Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Day 27, 2019: Pinocchio (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)


Dining area

DAY 27: OCTOBER 27th, 2019

LOCATION: Pinocchio (Plaza Juárez, Malecon 2, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.)

GUEST(S): Robin Rothman, Paul Rothman, Lily Rothman

ORDER: 2 slices of Mexicana (tomato sauce mozzarella, corn, jalapeños, pork shoulder farm style)

Good pizza, no lie. Located where the Cuale River Market meets the Malecon boardwalk, Pinocchio finds itself in one of the heaviest foot trafficked areas of Puerto Vallarta. Many walk through the outdoor seating area without seeing any more than the little wooden boy figurine out front. Those lucky enough to notice either the wood-fired oven just inside or the pizza on the tables outside recognize that Pinocchio is more than just a little wooden boy. The well-distributed toppings upon the expertly baked thin crust are as good tasting as they are good looking. I recommend trying something with local ingredients. The Mexicana, for instance, comes topped with marinated pork shoulder, yellow corn, melted mozzarella cheese, a thin layer of tomato sauce and sliced jalapeños. It is also served with a side of chili oil if the jalapeños are not spicy enough. In between shopping and basking in the excitement of Puerto Vallarta, take a moment to relax and eat some Pinocchio pizza. Paradise and pizza are a great combo.




Day 27

Sean Taylor, Robin Rothman, Lily Rothman, Paul Rothman
1. Lily Rothman speaks Spanish.  She spent time in Mexico City as an undergrad and it has paid off mucho.

Sean's photo
Robin's photo

2. Robin Rothman and I both took a photo with the sun shining through the statue of the boy riding a sea horse.


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  • TASTE:

17/21 = .810 x 5 = 4.05

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