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Restaurants and Fun Dining
in Puerto Vallarta and Around Banderas Bay...

There's more to eating out in Puerto Vallarta than just "thank you, drive through." There isn't a Taco Bell here in Vallarta, but we do have McDonald's, Burger King, Domino's Pizza and a Pizza Hut. But where's the fun in that?

BanderasNews shows you how - and where - to get a healthy, tasty, fast and economical meal or snack at one of the many taco stands found on the streets around Puerto Vallarta. (VIDEO)
One of the best parts of taking a vacation is the opportunity to go out to eat for every meal, and here in Puerto Vallarta, dining out is a culinary smorgasbord. The restaurants around Banderas Bay offer a wide variety of the world's most sensational cuisines, and each November, award winning chefs from around the world come to share their culinary secrets with local chefs at the Puerto Vallarta Gourmet Festival.

From gourmet restaurants where meals take two, or even three, hours to fast food franchises and family-owned restaurants serving "comida corrida" at reasonable prices, you can savor the flavors of Mexico - and the world - at the restaurants in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.

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Celebrate Mother's Day... the Puerto Vallarta Way!
Laura Gelezunas

Mexican children honor their Moms on el Día de la Madre (May 10) pretty much the same way kids observe Mother's Day (May 11) in the US - with gifts of candy, cards or flowers. Another tradition is to take mom out to a restaurant, and Daiquiri Dick's makes it easy to impress.

Mamas in PV Party at El Rio BBQ Bar in Paso Ancho

On Saturday, April 26, starting at 12 noon, Mamas in PV will throw a huge party to celebrate the little ones in a family friendly gathering with surprises, activities and tons of fun for kids of all ages at El Rio BBQ Bar & Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta's Colonia Paso Ancho.

Spring and Summer Specials at Daiquiri Dick's
Marie Callan

Puerto Vallarta's Spring and Summer months are made for entertaining, but who wants to spend their time standing over a hot stove? Especially now that Daiquiri Dick's is bringing back their nightly specials that will get you out of the kitchen and on to the beach!

Hippest Winery in Mexico is Made of Recycled Boats
Maanvi Singh

A lot of artists find inspiration in unlikely places. Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent, a husband and wife team who have secured a niche designing upscale wineries in Baja's Guadalupe Valley, most often find theirs digging through dumpsters and junkyards.

Vallarta Restaurant Week Celebrates 10 Years May 15-31

Every year from May 15-31, dining out in Puerto Vallarta is not only more fun, but also more affordable! For the tenth year in a row, Vallarta Restaurant Week offers you the chance to dine at some of the Banderas Bay region's most recognized restaurants at savings of up to 50%!

Season's Last Purr Project BINGO at Margarita Grill
Marilyn Khan

Join us on Wednesday, April 2, and help us celebrate the end of a very successful season of PuRR Project BINGO at Margarita Grill. Thanks to great entertainers, generous prize donors, and our faithful players, we've raised plentiful pesos to get the shelter through the summer months.

Season Ending Becas Breakfast at Coco's Kitchen
Polly G. Vicars

Now that the ball is over, we are planning a fun season finale Becas Breakfast at Coco's Kitchen on April 9, at 9:30 am. Coco, always a magnificent hostess, is planning a great menu, and there will be an array of great prizes for the raffle and exciting silent auction items. Join us!

Breakfast Buffet/Art Sale for Children with Cancer
Barbara Peters

On April 4th at 10:00 am, a charity event will be held at Old Town Bistro, where you can enjoy a breakfast buffet and art show while helping to raise funds for Vallarta children with cancer. Enjoy raffles, music and a selection of paintings and prints for sale at very accessible prices.

$7,000 USD Raised for SETAC to Fight HIV/AIDS in PV
Don Pickens

Over the last two weeks, Casa Cupula & Taste Restaurant have raised over $25,000 pesos for SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's Center for fighting HIV/AIDS. What is more, their friends at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS have generously donated another $5,000 USD to SETAC.

Chefs to Gather in Mexico for Guinness World Record

Mexico City is planning to host 'the largest number of chefs and sommeliers to gather in one place' on May 17th in an effort to set a new Guinness record. The event's goal is to promote Mexican cuisine, which was declared part of the world's cultural heritage in 2010.

Daiquiri Dick's & ACT II 'Dinner and a Show' Package
Laura Gelezunas

Get ready for a wonderful night of music and great food! From March 12-15th, Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant and ACT II Entertainment are offering a 'Dinner and a Show' package featuring an unforgettable performance by Judy Garland's daughter, Lorna Luft, and a fabulous 3-course meal.

Taste Restaurant's 'Dine for a Cause' Supports SETAC
Don Pickens

This week, Taste Restaurant at Casa Cupula is sponsoring 'Dine for a Cause' in support of Puerto Vallarta's SETAC Center and their fight against HIV/AIDS in our community. Through Monday, March 17th, 10% of all sales at the restaurant will be donated to SETAC.

PV Men's Chorus De Colores Dinner, Dance and Auction
Harriet Murray

The marquis has been lit, the date has been set, and the show must go on - it’s the Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus DE COLORES Dinner, Dance and Auction! Join us on March 29th at Blanca Blue Restaurant (Garza Blanca Resort) for one of our community's most unique and inspiring events.

American Legion & Navy League Charity Chili Cook-Off
Jerry Lafferty

Puerto Vallarta's American Legion and Navy League are sponsoring their annual Charity Chili Cook-Off featuring more than 15 recipes from local restaurants and individuals. This always popular event will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 1-5 pm at El Rio Bar and Grill in Paso Ancho.

Spencer Day to Perform Dinner Show at No Way Jose!
Marie Callan

Dress to impress and head on out to 'Tu Casa in Vallarta' on March 12 for an exclusive dinner/show starring Spencer Day! For just $650 pesos, you'll enjoy a No Way José! award-winning 3-course meal and an up-close-and-personal show by one of the world's most beloved crooners.

Art Show and Breakfast Buffet to Support Purr Project
Marilyn Khan

On Wednesday, March 12 at 10 am, an 'Artful Event' will be held at Old Town Bistro, where you can enjoy a breakfast buffet and art show while helping raise funds for the care of the 150+ cats and kittens residing at PuRR Project, a no-kill feline sanctuary north of Puerto Vallarta.

Ancient Aztec Brew takes Mexico Hipsters by Storm
Dudley Althaus

Pulque, a historic drink which was once considered sacred, is what Mexico's hipsters are drinking now. For those able to relish its taste and texture, pulque provides a sip of the past, quaffed in the shadow of the modern - a nearly hangover-proof means of getting hammered.

Art Benefit for Puerto Vallarta Children with Cancer
Barbara Peters

The Old Town Bistro and Galería Vallarta are hosting an art exposition on February 21 to benefit CANICA, a support center for Puerto Vallarta children with cancer. The featured artist is Pat Haley, who will be donating 10% of his sales for the treatment of these precious children.

March 'Essence of Cuisine' Cooking Classes

During your visit to Puerto Vallarta why not join Dolores Brittingham at Essence of Cuisine to learn how to make a four-course Mexican meal? The next classes will be held at Dolores' home in in 'Old Town' Puerto Vallarta on March 6th, 13th and 20th at 6:30 pm.

IFC Valentine's Day Dinner on Los Muertos Beach
Janie Albright Blank

The International Friendship Club invites you to a 'Valentine's Day Dinner on the Beach' at Los Arcos Hotel on Friday, February 14th. As always, the funds raised by the IFC Valentine's dinner is for our many charities and always sells out - so get your tickets today!

Valentine's Day at the Marriott for Corazón de Niña
Banderas News Team

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than an intimate evening overlooking the Banderas Bay at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort. This year while wining, dining, and romancing that special someone you can also help out the abused and abandoned girls at Corazón de Niña.

Daiquiri Dick's 'The Lounge' Grand Opening Party
Laura Gelezunas

Daiquiri Dick's is celebrating the opening of their new space, 'The Lounge,' by throwing a party with live music by Lenin Lopez, Beata Stankiewicz, Enrique Jimenez and Jorge Acosta, a free welcome drink, and complimentary passed appetizers, on Friday, February 7th from 5 to 7 pm.

Becas Vallarta Announces February and March Events
Polly G. Vicars

There are many wonderful events coming up to support Becas Vallarta, including a Becas Breakfast at River Café on February 19th and the Becas Ball at Club Regina on March 8. Mark your calendars now so you don't miss your chance to have a ball, while helping our scholarship students.

Elegant Brunch & Fashion Show Benefiting PuRR Project
Marilyn Khan

Daiquiri Dick's is hosting an elegant brunch and fashion show extraordinaire to benefit PuRR Project on Tuesday, January 28th. Join us for a 3-course brunch with mimosas, beautiful original fashions and jewelry, a raffle for fabulous prizes, and live music by Jorge Acosta!

Chamoy Sauce Could be 2014's Food Trend of the Year
Ily Goyanes

Ten years ago, you might not have known what chipotle was, but almost every casual eatery in town now serves mayo or some item featuring the exotic flavor. Soon, we may have to thank Mexico for yet another food trend: chamoy sauce - it is sweet, sour, spicy and delicious.

Becas First Breakfast of 2014 to be at Daiquiri Dick's
Polly G. Vicars

Becas Vallarta's first breakfast of the new year will be held on Wednesday, January 15th at 9:30 am at Daiquiri Dick's Restuarant on Playa Los Muertos. Tickets are only $150 pesos and must be purchased or reserved in advance with any member of Becas Vallarta.

The Art of Reinvention Showcased at Daiquiri Dick's
Laura Gelezunas

The art of reinvention is showcased at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant, Olas Altas #314 on Los Muertos Beach in the Zona Romantica of Puerto Vallarta. Their award winning take-out spot, The Deli, has closed and in its space is the new DD's Lounge.

Toast 2014 in with Champagne and Sparkling Cocktails
Marie Callan

As 2013 draws to a close there are plenty of parties to attend here in Puerto Vallarta, but if you were thinking of showing up with beer, think again! From holiday get togethers to New Year's Eve blowouts, special occasions call for bubbly, and that's the end of the discussion.

'Essence of Cuisine' Cooking Classes in Puerto Vallarta

During your visit to Puerto Vallarta why not join Dolores at Essence of Cuisine to learn how to make Chicken Tamales, Chilaquiles in a homemade tomatillo sauce, spicy Mexican beans and yams with green chiles and orange sauce? The next classes will be held on January 13 and 24.

The Best of Vallarta Just Got Better!
Read real travelers' comments about the best in fine dining in Puerto Vallarta.
Ah Caramba!
Archie's Wok
Blanca Blue
Cafe de Olla
Daiquiri Dick's
El Arrayán
Fusion Gourmet
Kaiser Maximilian
k' rico :)
La Palapa
Las Adelitas
Le Kliff
Lido Club de Playa
Marks Bar & Grill
Mikey's Deli
No Way Jose!
River Cafe
Si Señor Beach
The Blue Shrimp
The Dog House
Vista Grill

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