Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Spending the holidays in Vallarta? Whether you are in the mood for traditional Christmas fare or want to try something a little different, the following Puerto Vallarta area restaurants are serving up holiday meals that'll keep you out of the kitchen - and in a festive mood!
Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge
Km. 7.5 Carretera a Barra de Navidad
Christmas is waiting for you at Blanca Blue. Enjoy unique views of Banderas Bay and an outstanding four course dinner menu set by Chef Leopoldo Cortés for just $700 pesos per person, tax and gratuities included. Blanca Blue's Christmas Dinner will be served on December 24th and 25th from 6 to 11 pm. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Yesika Nuñez at (322) 176-0700 ext 113, or by emailing Mayra Valle at pr(at)garzablancaresort.com.
Olas Altas 314, Romantic Zone
Two nights of exquisite holiday dining at Daiquiri Dick's, a staple of the Puerto Vallarta dining scene. The staff invites you to be part of their family during this festive time of year, and to enjoy the Very Merry Dinner Menus they'll be serving on December 24 and 25th starting at 5:30 pm. The regular a la carte menu will also be available. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at DDPV.com, or by calling (322) 222-0566.
Olas Altas #380 B, Romantic Zone
Enjoy Christmas Eve dinner at Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant. On Saturday, December 24th, they'll be serving a special four-course Christmas Eve dinner menu with your choice of appetizer: Mezclum with Apple & Pear Salad, sherry vinaigrette & goat cheese - or - Spinach Strudel with mixed greens and tomatoes; a second course of: Lobster Bisque and puff pastry fleuron - or - Seared Sea Scallops and Sweet Soy Braised Short Rib - or - Raviolis with fennel filling, prosciutto, wild mushrooms and tarragon sauce; your choice of 4 distinctive and delicious main courses: Roasted Turkey in Plum sauce - or - Fennel Roasted Fish Fillet in Star Anise sauce with Pernod Shrimp - or - Beef Fillet in Bordelaise sauce -or - Veal Medallions in Perigord sauce with Duck Mousse; and four dessert choices that'll satisfy the most discriminating palate, for $490 pesos per person (+ gratuity). Make your reservations online at KaiserMaximilian.com or call the restaurant at (322) 223-0760.
Rio Cuale Island, El Centro
There's no better place to celebrate Christmas in Puerto Vallarta than at The River Cafe. On December 24th & 25th, they will be offering a special three-course meal, featuring an Assorted Lettuce Salad with spiced cheese, plantain and grilled Chistorra with apple vinaigrette; hand-carved slices of Oven-Roasted Turkey paired with garlic mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, apple-sage stuffing and cranberry-mango chutney and your choice of either an Apple Ginger Crumble with Aztec vanilla bean ice cream and Orange-Raicilla caramel sauce or Pumpkin Spice Créme Brulée for only $350 pesos per person (+ gratuity). For more information or to make your reservations, call (322) 223-0788, or visit RiverCafe.com.mx.
Olas Altas #507, Zona Romantica
On December 24th & 25th from 6 to 10:30 pm, Trattoria Michel is offering a special 3- 4- or 5-course Christmas Dinner with your choice of spectacular menu items, including: Shrimp Cocktail European Style, served in an avocado half - and/or - Shrimp Cognac Bisque with fresh shrimp - and/or - Sauteed fresh Foie Gras with caramelized apples and balsamic reduction - and/or - Spinach Ricotta Ravioli with sweet Tomato Coulis; Pargo (Grouper) Filet seared and oven baked over mango BBQ sauce and vegetables - and/or - Filet Mignon Center Cut with wild mushroom sauce - and/or - Eggplant Parmiggiano with a truffle oil finish; and your choice of Pies, homemade Ice Creams, Zabbaiones and more from the dessert buffet. 3 courses: $420, 4 courses: $520, 5 courses: $620 pesos. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (322) 223-2088.Keep checking BanderasNews.com for additional Vallarta restaurant Christmas dinner menus, which will be added as more information becomes available.