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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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This Week, Daiquiri Dick's Serves Up Brazilian Cuisine
Laura Gelezunas

For this week's special at Daiquiri Dick's, Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe and Sous Chef Hugo Mejia have created a wonderful Taste of Brazil menu that offers Vallarta diners some interesting choices. This special menu is being served from 5-11 pm through April 26, 2015.

Bohemia Viva Dinner Show in 'Tu Casa en Vallarta'
Julie Guerrero

Join the darlings of the live music scene in La Zona Romantica, Argentinian duo Andrea Mottura and Luis Lujan, (a.k.a. Bohemia Viva,) in their first dinner show in 'Tu Casa en Vallarta' - No Way Jose! - on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm.

Come Celebrate Chris Kenny's Birthday at El Rio BBQ
Catherine Beeghly

Popular Puerto Vallarta entertainer Chris Kenny is wrapping up her season performing at El Rio BBQ Bar with a birthday bash on April 15. Kenny warmly invites past and present fans, as well as new friends, to come and celebrate with her.

No Way José! Wins 'Best Food in Vallarta' Recognition

Adding to the accolades of one of La Zona Romantica's favorite Mexican cuisine restaurants, No Way José! Restaurante joins the roster of Best Gay Cities and Best Gay Travel Guide as the 'Best Food in Puerto Vallarta.'

Enjoy the 'Chef's Favorites' Menu at Daiquiri Dick's
Laura Gelezunas

Daiquiri Dick's is the only restaurant in Puerto Vallarta that offers a weekly special menu in addition to their regular a la carte menu. There is a different theme every week, whether it be a country, world region or, like this week, the chef's favorites, through April 19th.

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Meeting at NWJ! April 16
Suzanne Kirkpatrick

Three world class gardens, the April 30-May 2 Puerto Vallarta Bugambilia Festival, and the annual election of officers are the subjects of the Vallarta Garden Club meeting, to be held at No Way José! Restaurant on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Savor the Flavors of the World at Daiquiri Dick's
Laura Gelezunas

Send your taste buds around the world... without leaving Puerto Vallarta! No need to pack your bags, just head on over to Daiquiri Dick's on Los Muertos Beach, where this week's Special Menu offers an array of flavors from around the world through April 12, 2015.

Last Chance to Play Purr Project BINGO 'til November
Marilyn Khan

Join us at Margarita Grill on Wednesday, April 8, and help us celebrate the end of a very successful season of PuRR Project BINGO. Yep, it's your last chance to play Kitty BINGO until next November. In addition to some fun halftime silliness, we have great prizes!

Last Breakfast of Becas' 2014-2015 Fund Raising Season
Polly G. Vicars

Don't miss Becas Vallarta's 2014-2015 season finale fundraiser - Breakfast at Coco's Kitchen on April 15th 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!

This Week, Daiquiri Dick's Serves Up Peruvian Cuisine
Laura Gelezunas

Recently there has been a revival of interest in native Peruvian foods, so Daquiri Dick's Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe and Sous Chef Jugo Mejia have created a special dinner menu that you can enjoy right here in Puerto Vallarta from March 30 to April 5, 2015.

Do You Have Your Easter Bonnet Ready? Hop To It!
Logan Miller

Do you have your Easter bonnet ready? If not, you'd better hop to it! Casa Cupula brings an old tradition to Puerto Vallarta with their Second Annual Easter Bonnet Party and Brunch, scheduled to take place at Taste Restaurant on Sunday, April 5, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Bucerías Oyster Festival Celebrates 15 Years April 12
Banderas News Team

Since oyster harvesting is the mainstay of the economy in Bucerias (which means 'Place of the Divers') Nayarit, every year after Easter this laid-back seaside community hosts an Oyster Festival - a celebration filled with music, partying and plenty of food and fun.

500 Attend 3rd Annual American Legion Chili Cook-off
David F. Lilley

The American Legion Post 14 scores big again with over 500 hungry people attending their 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off Festival, held March 14th at El Rio BBQ Bar in Paso Ancho. Guests enjoyed 'All-You-Can-Eat' chili tasting, while raising $55,000 pesos for Vallarta charities.

This Week, Daiquiri Dick's Serves Up a Taste of Thailand
Laura Gelezunas

For this week's special at Daiquiri Dick's, Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe and Sous Chef Hugo Mejia have created a wonderful Taste of Thailand menu that offers Vallarta diners some interesting choices. This special menu is being served from 5 to 11 pm through March 29, 2015.

Time to Eat! Vallarta Restaurant Week, May 15-31, 2015

From May 15-31, 2015, Vallarta Restaurant Week will celebrate its 11th year as one of Puerto Vallarta's most important culinary events. And, with 35 of the Banderas Bay area's most recognized restaurants participating, this year's festival promises some memorable dining experiences.

Democrats Abroad-Costa Banderas Upcoming Events

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico will be holding their Annual Meeting and Fiesta on March 23 at Nacho Daddy Restaurant on PV's south side. Everyone is invited to join them for this light-hearted event, which includes hors d'oeuvres, 1 drink and Happy Hour prices.

Daiquiri Dick's Purr Project Event was 'The Cat's Meow'
Banderas News Team

At the last big fundraiser of the season for PuRR Project, held at Daiquiri Dick's on March 10, around $15,000 pesos were raised to help fund the care and feeding of the over 130 adorable cats and kittens in residence at Puerto Vallarta's no-kill feline shelter during the lean summer months.

Tierra Alta Presents: El Tuito Profiles - Tino Carbajal
David Kimball

Tierra Alta, a 7 hectare mountain property for custom built mountain cabins, lies just one mile from El Tuito. Just outside of this small town, an hour's drive from Vallarta, Tino Carbajal runs La Hacienda del Divisadero, a restaurant with open air seating that offers views of the countryside.

Meet 'The Tamale Diva' at Puerto Vallarta's OTFM-TC

Ready for something extraordinary? The Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural's 80+ 'make it, bake it, grow it' vendors are serving up must-sees, must-haves and must-tastes! Like Adriana Basail, who has added a 'tamale twist' to the OTFM-TC's international food menu.

Meet Jorge Abraham Gonzalez, The Blue Shrimp's New Chef
Media Diva International

Jorge Abraham Gonzalez, who has worked at The Blue Shrimp Restaurant on Puerto Vallarta's Los Muertos Beach since 2007, has a passion for seafood and creating spectacular dishes for clients to enjoy. He was recently promoted, and is now the restaurant's Executive Chef.

This Week at Daiquiri Dick's: Mexican Specialties
Laura Gelezunas

A rich, colorful, and incredibly unique use of flavors, Mexican cuisine is considered one of the most varied in the world. Through March 22, you can sample some of Mexico's authentic tastes in Puerto Vallarta as Daiquiri Dick's features 'The Flavors of Mexico' on their Weekly Special Menu.

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
Daiquiri Dick's
El Arrayán
Fusion Gourmet
The Hamburger Grill
Kaiser Maximilian
k' rico :)
La Palapa
Las Adelitas
Le Kliff
Marks Bar & Grill
Mikey's Deli
Nacho Daddy Mexico
No Way Jose!
River Cafe
Si Señor Beach
The Blue Shrimp
The Dog House
Vista Grill

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