Room Service at All Inclusive Casa Velas
There’s something about ordering room service that screams, “I’m on vacation.” Just looking at the in room menu makes me happy. Why? Because room service is a luxury that I don’t often allow myself. However, I splurged on breakfast at a recent stay at Casa Velas Resort because the Puerto Vallarta adult-only boutique hotel is an all inclusive resort.
I simply called dining the night before, ordered my eggs, juice and a basket of bread for 7:30 a.m. delivery and hit the sack. Like magic, my scrambled eggs arrived the next morning, hot, with ham, Mexican cheese, fried potatoes, fresh squeezed orange juice and home made pastries. Seeing that I was in Puerto Vallarta, a side of re-fried beans accompanied my breakfast order.
Puerto Vallarta Dining at Emiliano Restaurant
For lunch, I dined at the award-winning Emiliano Restaurant. A bi-level restaurant with high ceilings and a view of the Casa Velas swimming pool and garden, Emiliano’s is a more upscale choice than pool side dining at Aqua Bar. All tables are served fresh chips, salsa and excellent guacamole. My dining companions ordered the turkey club sandwich and the enchilada. I was hoping for fajitas and to my delight, they made me an order even though they were not on the menu. Disclaimer: I’m not saying that Emiliano Restaurant will custom make any items off the menu, but they were happy to oblige my request, as the ingredients were all on hand.
The food and service at Emiliano Restaurant were excellent, as were the strawberry daiquiris.
Oceanfront Dining at Beach Club Restaurant
My first evening at Casa Velas I enjoyed dinner at the ocean front Beach Club Restaurant. My visit to Puerto Vallarta was during the wet season, and as is typical of weather in August, I was rewarded with a spectacular display of thunder and lightening over the Pacific Ocean during dinner service. My host, a local Jalisco resident, was unfazed by Mother Nature’s light show, but I found it wonderfully entertaining.
The Beach Club Restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine, sushi and festive cocktails. I enjoyed the mahi mahi served with a Terikayi citrus sauce.
While some low budget, all inclusive Mexican resorts are known for serving rubber Lobster with little flavor, my personal experience has been that the more upscale resorts, such as Casa Velas and sister property, Grand Velas, located in nearby Riviera Nayarit, offer top notch all-inclusive dining selections.
Tequila Tasting at Casa Velas All Inclusive Boutique Hotel
Upon my arrival to Casa Velas the general manager was hosting an impromptu tequila tasting in the outdoor lobby area. It was interesting to learn of the different quality levels of tequila, as well as the wide range of Agaves. I had no idea there were 139 different types of Agaves. Now I know to look for Gran Centenario Tequila Reposado – distilled from 10 year old blue agave plants and aged in new oak barrels, and to never pass up any Añejo Tequila that has been aged nine years in the bottle.
If You Go:
Hotel Casa Velas 1-866-529-8813
Pelícanos #311 Fracc. Marina Vallarta
C.P. 48354, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México
Article written by and photos courtesy of Travel Destinations Expert Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California.
I was a guest of Casa Velas Hotel and Ocean Club.