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It’s not difficult to find lobsters on the menu in Puerto Vallarta.  From little beach clubs to fine dining establishments, whole grilled lobster freshly caught from Banderas Bay is a common and delicious menu choice.  Lobster Puerto Vallarta MexicoBut the lobsters found in our waters are probably quite different from those you’ve seen before.

Much different from their Atlantic Ocean cousins, here in the tropical Pacific lives the California Spiny Lobster, a reddish brown little guy without claws that grows to about a foot in length. They don’t produce the huge lobster tails that maybe you’re accustomed to seeing, but don’t be fooled because they pack a lot of flavor in a little package.

A lot of their tastiness comes from the fact that they are caught and served freshly from the waters of Banderas Bay. A lobster in Puerto Vallarta will be pulled from the Pacific Ocean and arrive on your plate within a matter of hours, not frozen or possibly flown to a restaurants hundred of miles from where it originated.

The most common way of serving them is grilled and cracked with a little butter and garlic. Or, because they are smaller in size, they are often offered as “Surf and Turf” on local menus accompanied by steak, rice and a small salad.

So don’t miss out on Puerto Vallarta lobster when you’re in town. They are one of the great tasting fresh seafood options that are available throughout our city.

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