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Choco Banana

Post by Plus4 » Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:21 pm

Has anyone gone to the Choco Banana ..
I like the name .... and imagine it is a quaint place.

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Post by delectdee » Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:58 pm

yep....very good....they also now have a restaurant upstairs....fresh and unique food....at least they were there and appeared to be successful this february.

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Post by ellen » Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:57 am

We've been there too. It was cute - but I nearly broke a tooth on the well-frozen banana. We used to go to Chili's for lunch a couple of times during our stay and Chocobanana is just across the street so that was perfect for dessert.

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Post by Plus4 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:01 am

delectdee wrote:yep....very good....they also now have a restaurant upstairs....fresh and unique food....at least they were there and appeared to be successful this february.
I am having a difficult time picturing the upstairs to the Restaurant :) ...will look forward to checking out the Choco Banana next trip to PV.

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Post by delectdee » Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:47 am

the restaurant upstairs is called 'banana cantina'. do try it.

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Post by pop&fresh » Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:47 pm

one of my favorite places to dine

8upstairs half decent view service is a little more relaxed instead of the stiff upper lip service at other places the food is something else very different flavours

nice drinks friendly service family friendly and a hell of a good menu

mike and debbie have been aound pv for a little while now they know the area and are quick to lend a hand or advice

my opinion on this restaurant!!!!!!!

4 out 5 stars

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Post by godaloveme » Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:33 pm

oh sounds good !!!!!
is it hard to find ???

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Post by ellen » Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:44 pm

godaloveme wrote:oh sounds good !!!!!
is it hard to find ???
Not at all. It's at the corner of Amapas and Pulpito. Do you know the area around the Tropicana Hotel? It's over that way. The restaurant upstairs is Banana Cantina.

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Post by travelbug_jp » Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:26 pm

I'm looking at the picture and cant' figure out where the upstairs would be! Maybe rooftop?

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Post by ellen » Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:56 am

travelbug_jp wrote:I'm looking at the picture and cant' figure out where the upstairs would be! Maybe rooftop?

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I think that's probably an out-dated picture. I imagine they built right over top of it.

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Post by Plus4 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:16 am

I agree with ellen the photo must be out of date..
I found a few shots taken inside the banana cantina but none of the exterior (with the choco banana) which I would love to see.
Not sure if I can link this site here...if not sorry and someone can change it.. please.. :)
http://www.gayguidevallarta.com/ggv_link2site_337.html (photo gallery on the site)

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Banana Cantina

Post by Jennybean » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:14 am

The reason you're probably having difficulty picturing it is that it only opened last fall. They were completing construction when I was there Oct/Nov. and they opened sometime shortly after I left.

It is upstairs from the original ChocoBanana locale, which has also reopened (it was closed for quite some time).

If you're on Los Muertos beach, come straight up a block on Amapas from the sand, beside the El Dorado condos. It's right on the corner, can't miss it.

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Post by Plus4 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:29 am

Thank You Jenny..
I continued searching ....

There is a wonderful story behind the Banana Cantina....
I was thrilled to find the news article below..

A story of love for a child ..love for the child's Mother...illness..
set backs ..Community helping out.
Heartwarming read. :)
I know one place that is on my must do list next trip to Puerto Vallarta.
http://www.banderasnews.com/0602/rr-bananacantina.htm

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Banana Cantina

Post by north » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:39 am

Actually, Choco Banana and Banana Cantina are directly across the street from Condos La Palapa. Or, they are across the street and several doors to the south from the Emperador. Or, they are across the street and towards the beach a door or two from the Kit Kat. Or, they are kitty corner across the street from Condos El Dorado.

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Post by godaloveme » Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:40 am

ummmmmm ok so what your saying is its easy to find lol
I have never been to p.v yet this will be are first trip,we are staying at the tropicana so by the sounds of its close by , I will just keep looking till I find it :D

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Post by welovepv » Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:10 pm

What a nice story, and a nice-looking menu.
I'd love to try it!

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Post by ellen » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:12 pm

Sylvia, I just read the article you attached and welovepv is right - it's a great story. I probably wouldn't have made a point of going to that restaurant but I will now for sure. Thanks for starting the thread.

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Post by Plus4 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:48 am

Your welcome ellen.. :)
The name of the Restaurant caught my attention and then after I read the story I too knew I wanted to go to the Banana Cantina.
welovepv .. the menu does look good except :P
Garlic and Grape cold soup.
I can not imagine even taking a small taste of it.

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Post by susan p » Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:08 am

Staying at the Tropicana, believe me, you'll walk right past it about a million times.
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Post by Plus4 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:44 am

The banana Cantina has re opened Oct 9th...
A little plug...
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