HACIENDA SAN ANGEL GOURMET
I recently spent some time with friends in Puerta Vallarta and since one tends to see the same people that come to our lovely valley all around the world, I thought I'd share this unique restaurant.
The highlight of our trip was at the beautiful, Hacienda San Angel.
Hacienda San Angel creates memorable upscale Mexican and international meals at Hacienda San Angel Gourmet, the hotel’s highly regarded, full-service roof top restaurant. A superbly elegant and scenic experience, Hacienda San Angel Gourmet is open to hotel guests and the public for dinner and a seasonal Sunday brunch, both by reservation only. Patrons enjoy 180-degree views of the town, azure Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta’s evening fireworks display.
A past filled with glamour and romance has led to a present brimming with intimate sophistication at Hacienda San Angel. Though this one-of-a-kind hotel gem has changed over time, its spirit of indulgence, passion and subdued elegance lives on.
The late Richard Burton purchased the Hacienda’s main villa as a Valentine’s Day gift for his wife, Susan in 1977, after falling in love with Puerto Vallarta as he filmed John Huston’s The Night of the Iguana there in the mid 1960’s. The cult classic film put Puerto Vallarta on the map as a favorite vacation spot for the international glitterati, including Burton’s ex, Elizabeth Taylor, who owned a house mere blocks away from Susan’s. Perched on the hillside above the famed Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Church, the villa, aptly named Casa Bur-Sus, embodied coastal charm and Mexican architectural tradition.