Concierge.com's insider take:
The Aztecs considered chocolate to be an aphrodisiac, and if the sensory intensity of Trio's molten chocolate cake is any indication, this dish may just prove them right. Keep that in mind as you choose among the consistently excellent starters and entrées, from cilantro- and ginger-marinated calamari to oven-roasted rabbit, mushroom-coated sea bass, and braised goat raised in the nearby ranching town of El Tuito. Chefs Ulf Henriksson and Bernhard Güth have endeared themselves to legions of fans who wouldn't consider visiting Puerto Vallarta without spending a special evening or two amid the dining room's frescoed walls and marble pillars or out in the romantic, ivy-laced, brick-walled courtyard. The same duo also operates the laid-back Vitea Oceanfront Bistro on the malecón, which serves refreshing dishes like a fresh vegetable, avocado, and feta cheese sandwich and yummy crab cannelloni with salsa verde.—Maribeth Mellin
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