Restaurant News & Reviews

Vallarta

3177 Capital Blvd., Raleigh; 790-2696.

Cuisine: Mexican, seafood

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Prices: $

Atmosphere: tropical pastels, potted plants and sombreros.

Service: eager to please.

Recommended: birria, guaraches, camarones a la crema verde, Parrillada platters, codornizas fritas.

Open: Lunch and dinner daily (open late nights).

Reservations: not accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar; child-friendly.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

4 stars: Extraordinary.

3 stars: Excellent.

2 stars: Good.

1 star: Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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