Once the personal chef of John Huston and often cooked for Elizabeth Taylor, Archie's Wok Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta continues the proud tradition of Asian Cuisine featuring a combination of Thai, Filipino and Chinese dishes. Dining option for this popular restaurant is theAsian theme decor inside and is complimented by its equally beautiful outdoor patio.
- Tossed Baby Lettuce & Arugula Salad - With roasted poblano chilies, mango and feta cheese, dressed with tamarind vinaigrette
- Tropical Cucumber & Tomatillo Gazpacho - Subtly flavored with mint & fresh ginger
- Calamari Salad with Watermelon - with a cooling citrus vinaigrette
- Vegetable Tempura - With marinated tofu, and sweet & spicy Thai dip
- Chinese Shiitake Pasta - Cellophane noodles tossed in the wok with shrimp, fresh basil, snow peas, shiitake mushrooms and red chile
- Crispy Whole Red Snapper - With a Thai green mango salad seasoned with lemon grass, mint, shallots and lime juice.
- Citrus Cloud - Created from a family recipe, this sunny dessert is limey at the bottom, light and cakey above.
- Gelato of the day - Vallarta's best, from Naef Cuisine
- Chocolate Truffle Cake - Sumptuously chocolate, flourless, with a taste of espresso, topped with dark chocolate ganache
The Story - The Legend
Imagine a serene, solitary Asian man walking the beaches of the Sea of Cortez with his fishing rod in one hand and his Wok in the other. He was living his dream. A few months prior, in the spring of 1976, Archie had decided to leave his position as a Chef in California.
He packed his most valued treasures - Archie's wife Cindi, his son Sergio, his daughter Kiyoki and favorite fishing equipment, his precious cooking utensils and of course - his Wok, into his Dodge van.
The family headed south under sunny skies in Mexico on a journey of exploration to see how the rest of the world was living.
Once settled the family worked hard and after pleasing the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, John Houston, Hollywood friends and filmmakers from the US and Mexico, they established their restaurant dream, opening their doors at Archie’s Wok in 1986, then a small Asian eatery and one of a handful of foreign run restaurants at that time.
John Huston was obviously fond of how Archie used to cater to his parties wrote a letter to Archie in 1981 stating:
“Having feasted around the globe, I can appreciate this wizardry. You bring the Orient, indeed the world, to my table in the middle of the Mexican Jungle. Marvelous flavors – I applaud you Archie!”
Today, Archie’s Wok restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, is run by his family and they continue the tradition of what Archie started in this relaxed restaurant highly recommended by locals and visitors both.