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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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Three Nayarit Restaurants Among the Top 120 in Mexico
Jorge Jiménez

Three restaurants in the State of Nayarit were recently listed among the Top 120 Restaurants for 2016 by 'Guía México Gastronómico,' a free guide to Mexican Gastronomy that is distributed in Mexico's hotels, airport VIP lounges, culinary schools and at culinary events.

Daiquiri Dick's Weekly Specials: The Flavors of Mexico
Laura Gelezunas

When in Mexico, sample authentic Mexican cuisine. There is no better place to try it than at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, where a variety of regional favorites are featured on their Weekly Specials Menu from October 4-12, 2015.

Tianguis Lo de Marcos Plans Opening Day Excitement

Scheduled to reopen November 7, Tianguis Lo De Marcos will feature the works of over 40 talented Artisans, including growers of organic produce and a Food Court with a handful of select providers selling an impressive selection of culinary items you are not likely to find elsewhere.

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Mexico at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

It is October, and you know what that means... it's time for Oktoberfest! Here in Puerto Vallarta, European Chef Andreas Rupprechter is serving up an Oktoberfest menu in addition to the traditional Austrian cuisine that has made Kaiser Maximilian one of PV's favorite restaurants.

Day of the Dead Dinner at Hotel Matilda in San Miguel
Ed Placidi

The magic continues at Hotel Matilda in the heart of 500-year-old San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The 4th annual Day of the Dead 'Black Dinner' will be conjured up on October 31, 2015 by renowned Chef Martha Ortiz, Mexico's queen of epicurean theater and culinary mysticism.

Vallarta Businesses Offering Pink Specials in October
HealthCare Resources

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Here in Puerto Vallarta, many local businesses are participating in the month-long campaign to raise breast cancer awareness by offering their clients 'pink' specials.

The Riviera Nayarit's Cuisine Showcased at MexicoFest
Jorge Jiménez

During the annual MexicoFest in Vancouver, Canada, the Riviera Nayarit's Culinary Ambassador, Chef Betty Vazquez, prepared two special dinners that delighted the 178 attending tourism industry professionals and showcased the distinctive gastronomy of Mexico's Pacific Treasure.

Sister Flor Captivates 'MasterChef Mexico' Viewers

Known as 'The Wonder Nun,' 67-year-old Sister Florinda Ruiz has captivated both 'MasterChef Mexico' audiences and judges with not only her seasonings but, according to her opponents, also her charm during the first Mexican edition of the reality television show.

Tequila: It's Not Just for Parties Anymore
Lorena Sonrisas

Tequila. In the past, the name may have conjured up images of lost weekends in Tijuana, wild nights at college parties, or self-medicating when life got too much to bear. That was then, this is now. According to new research, drinking tequila could be good for you.

Vallarta Restaurants Prepare for 21st Gourmet Festival
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's leading culinary beach destination, is ready to once again host the International Gourmet Festival. Now in its 21st edition, the annual food and wine event is taking place at restaurants and resorts in the greater Banderas Bay area from November 16-22, 2015.

Nacho Daddy / Boutique Theater Re-Opening in October
Banderas News Team

Everyone's favorite place to go for affordable nightlife in Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica, Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar, will be re-opening in October after spending the summer remodeling their upstairs entertainment venue, home to the popular Boutique Theater.

BECAS Vallarta Announces 2015-2016 Breakfast Dates

Since their inception, Becas Breakfasts have been raising money to fund the educations of Puerto Vallarta's young people of limited resources. Becas Vallarta has just released dates and venues for their 2015-2016 fundraising breakfasts, starting with Vitea on November 18.

Democrats Abroad September Social at No Way José!

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them for a September 'Social Hour' on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. You'll enjoy an evening of fun, food and friendship in the air conditioned comfort of No Way Jose!

7th Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica, October 4-7, 2015
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The details of the 7th Vallarta Nayarit Gastronomica were announced last week at a press conference at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta in Nuevo Vallarta. Forty chefs, sommeliers and speakers from Mexico and around the world are expected to attend the October 4-7th event.

'Viva Mexico!' Menu at PV's Si Señor Beach Restaurant
Laura Gelezunas

Celebrate Mexico's Independence Day on Sept. 15 & 16 with great food and great times at Si Señor Beach Restaurant. Executive Chef Víctor Manuel Castañeda Romero has created a special 2-course, 1-drink menu that will have you shouting 'Viva Mexico!'

Second Release of Expresiones del Corazon Tequila

Corazon Tequila is back at it again. They've taken barrels that have held two of the most highly awarded whiskies in the world and aged a premium, stand-alone Blanco tequila in them. The result is a limited, high-end collection of tequilas; Expresiones del Corazon.

Adios Philo! Memorial for Philo Hayward, September 11

A memorial for Philo's Bar & Restaurant owner Philo Hayward, who passed away last Saturday, will be held on Friday, September 11th at Philo's in La Cruz. Attendees are encouraged to BYOB and a dish to share in the "pot luck" tradition of so many events that have been hosted at Philo's.

Luna Azul Hosts 'A Very El Donald Fiesta Patria'
Daniel Gonzalez

To celebrate Mexico's month of national pride, Puerto Vallarta's newest bar and eatery, Luna Azul, is hosting an event for all the people of Puerto Vallarta, no matter where they're from. Join us on Saturday, September 12 for 'A Very El Donald Fiesta Patria.'

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
Daiquiri Dick's
El Arrayán
The Hamburger Grill
Kaiser Maximilian
La Palapa
Marks Bar & Grill
Nacho Daddy Mexico
No Way Jose!
River Cafe
Si Señor Beach
Taste @ Casa Cupula
The Blue Shrimp
Vista Grill

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