Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - At a press conference held last week at Tuna Blanca in Punta de Mita, Vallarta Restaurant Week organizers released more details about the upcoming 14th edition of this popular foodie festival that's set to take place at 59 Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit eateries from May 15-June 10, 2018.
Since its first edition in 2005, Restaurant Week has provided diners with a unique opportunity to experience new restaurants, or to enjoy their favorite ones at reduced prices. As a result, it has become one of the Banderas Bay region's most sought-after culinary events.
The popularity of Restaurant Week is evidenced by the large number of restaurants participating year after year. This year's event is breaking the record of 45 participating restaurants, set in the 2012 edition, with a whopping 59 dining establishments offering three-course menus - with three options available for each course - at a fixed price.
Since there are so many places (and menus!) to choose from, starting this year, Restaurant Week will last 10 more days. The festival will begin on May 15 as usual, but it won't end until June 10. This extension aims to provide tourists and locals with the opportunity to sample more of the great and varied restaurants in the Banderas Bay area.
How Does Restaurant Week Work?
During the festival, participating restaurants offer special, three-course menus (appetizers, main course and dessert), with three different options, at fixed prices (tips and beverages not included). This year, there will be three menu price categories to choose: $269, $399 and $466 pesos.
Restaurant Week History
Backed by the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Conventions Bureau and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, and sponsored by Primera Piedra Vinos de Chile; Restaurant Week was founded in 2005 inspired by gastronomic festivals from other major tourist destinations around the globe. When it was established, Restaurant Week had the aim of boosting the local economy in a month that was already considered as low season. Nowadays, May is a very active month in which many events take place, but Restaurant Week is still one of the most consolidated.For more information, email info(at)vlmg.mx, visit RestaurantWeekPV.com or call (322) 221-0051.