Ridiculo Cantina lives up to its name. It is hidden on a street that no one walks on and, even if you find it, you don’t believe that it’s there because the doorway opens only into a long, dark hallway like thousands of others here in Vallarta that normally head back to small apartments or compounds. The door is marked by a small carved wooden that just says “Ridiculo” and is blurred at night by a bright light bulb hanging immediately in front of it.
Inside, Ridiculo is big enough for about 10 tables and a long bar. Everything is basic and utilitarian: Beer, mixed drinks. The people are the atmosphere, not the view, the lighting or the pictures hanging on the wall. The waitresses/bartenders/working women are friendly, as you would expect.
We visited this bar on a Tuesday night at around 11 pm and the place was jumping. Loud dance music on the juke and laughing, singing groups of men at most of the tables. The owner’s name is Chiche and the manager’s name is Oscar, but he calls himself Locho because he likes the number 8.
- ADDRESS: 442 Basilio Badillo (?), Colonia Emiliano Zapapa, Not really in Old Town
- WEBSITE: None
- EMAIL: None
- PHONE: None
- HOURS/DAYS: 2 pm to 2 am
- HAPPY HOUR: Same prices all of the time: 17 pesos Corona and Pacifico, cheap well drinks (prices written on the bottles on the shelves…)
- FOOD: Pretty good basic Mexican food available delivered from a small restaurant next door.
- Nice Jukebox with Ranchero and Contemporary Mexican dance and drinking music
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Updated August 22, 2010