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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 Christmas Eve with Dinner at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant in the heart of Vallarta's Zona Romantica will be celebrating Christmas on December 24th with a splendid holiday dinner. Executive Chef Juan Carlos Palomera and his team have developed a memorable four-course menu for $550 pesos per person.

Enjoy Christmas Dinner on the Beach at Daiquiri Dick's
Laura Gelezunas

When it comes to a wonderful Christmas meal, the sky is the limit and your choice will mark the holiday. Let the crash of the waves and ocean breeze be the back drop for your Christmas dinner at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant, right on Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Artists Present 'Icons' Exposition at Di Vino Dante
Gena Guarniere

On Thursday, December 11th, Di Vino Dante will welcome artists Mary Jane Miller and Valentin Gomez, who'll be giving a free 30 minute slide presentation on 'Icons,' followed by a 15 minute Q&A and a preview of the art show to follow at Vallarta's Galleria Dante on Friday night.

Mexico is the Leading Exporter of Beer in the World

For the fourth year running, Mexico was the world’s leading exporter of beer in 2013, with exports reaching a record $2.2 billion. Mexico accounts for almost 50% of beer imports to the US and is the leading supplier to Australia, Chile, Guatemala, Argentina, and New Zealand.

Essence of Cuisine: A Frida & Diego Dining Experience
Marie Callan

In the 1930s, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo often hosted festive dinner parties at their Mexico City home. On December 22, you can catch a glimpse of those days of dining with Frida and Diego, right here in Puerto Vallarta, at Dolores Brittingham's Essence of Cuisine cooking class.

Daiquiri Dick's Celebrates 40 Years in Puerto Vallarta
Laura Gelezunas

A Puerto Vallarta beach joint famous for fish on a stick and cold beer has transformed over the past 40 years into a fine dining experience. To celebrate the restaurant's 40th anniversary, Daiquiri Dick's is serving a special menu featuring old time favorites through November 30th.

Kaiser Maximilian Extends 2014 Festival Gourmet Menu
Laura Gelezunas

During the 20th Annual Festival Gourmet in Puerto Vallarta, Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant featured some of the iconic foods of New York City. And though PV's annual culinary celebration ended on November 23rd, you can enjoy the NYC menu at Kaiser Maximilan until December 13, 2014.

Known for Beer & Tequila, Mexico's Wines Turning Heads
Will Lyons

Mexico is a country known more for its gassy lager and tequila than its grapes. But that’s slowly changing, and wines from regions like the Valle de Guadalupe on the Baja California peninsula have found their way onto various restaurant wine lists and specialist shops.

Sea Monkey Hosts 'Luau' in Support of PuRR Project
Marilyn Khan

On Friday, December 12th at 5 pm, Sea Monkey Restaurant will be hosting the Second Annual Pig Roast & Luau on the Beach to benefit Puerto Vallarta's no-kill feline shelter, PuRR Project. This year's event includes a special Polynesian dance performance by Academia Danza de Moorea.

Drink Turmeric-Chai Tea for Body & Brain Health
Dr. Leslie Korn

Many of us use turmeric in cooking and as a supplement as an effective and natural anti-inflammatory. While there are great quality supplements available, they can be expensive. Here's an easy recipe using the turmeric root or powder to make healthy Turmeric-Chai Tea.

Festival Gourmet Theme Night at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

Kaiser Maximilian's XX Vallarta Festival Gourmet Chef's Theme Night Dinner, entitled 'New York, New York,' will feature Chef Chris Bradley and the iconic foods of New York City on Tuesday, November 18 at 8 pm. This is one Festival Gourmet event that you do not want to miss!

Daiquiri Dick's 9th Annual Puerto Vallarta Pet Picnic
Laura Gelezunas

Get ready for a doggone good time! The 9th Annual Pet Picnic returns to Daiquiri Dick's on December 6th at 11 am. Grab your four-legged friend and head to the restaurant's patio overlooking Los Muertos Beach on the South side of Puerto Vallarta for a howling good time.

Mexico to Host 2015 Latin America Restaurant Awards
The Malay Mail Online

After being held the last 2 two years in Peru, 'Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants' awards will be moving to Mexico in 2015. The move marks a shift that highlights what top chefs around the world are predicting: Mexican cuisine will become the most influential in the world.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a Food Lover's Paradise
Russell Faulkner

One of Mexico's most popular destination for food culture and world-class restaurants, Puerto Vallarta has a vibrant culinary scene - second only to Mexico City. If dining out for every meal is your idea of a dream vacation, PV has something delicious for every taste and budget.

Kaiser Maximilian Welcomes Gourmet Festival Guest Chef
Banderas News Team

It is time to celebrate culinary excellence at the 20th Annual Festival Gourmet. Chefs from all over the world have gathered in Vallarta to cook at area restaurants from November 13-23. Kaiser Maximilian is featuring Executive Chef Chris Bradley from Untitled Restaurant in New York.

Thanksgiving in PV? Let Daiquiri Dick's Do the Cooking!
Laura Gelezunas

There are those of us who enjoy the eating part of Thanksgiving more than the cooking part. If you don't feel like turning on the oven and heating up the house, especially in Puerto Vallarta, you can get your turkey fix at Daiquiri Dick’s Restaurant several ways.

2nd Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and 14th Chili Cook-Off
Richard Williams

On December 6th from 4-8 pm, the Marina Nuevo Vallarta Malecón will host the Vallarta Yacht Club's 2nd Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and 14th Annual Chili Cook-off. Make plans now to enjoy music, competitive chili sampling, and 'tastes' from some of the Banderas Bay area's finest restaurants.

5 Reasons El Arrayán is One of PV's Best Restaurants
Lorena Sonrisas

The search for authentic Mexican cuisine in Puerto Vallarta ends at El Arrayán Cocina Tradicional. This intimate and comfortable restaurant, just a few short blocks from the Malecón in downtown, is a 'must-visit' for traditional, and delicious, Mexican food. Here are 5 reasons why.

Dine OUT November 11 to Support PV Men's Chorus
Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus

One of the easiest fundraisers in all of Puerto Vallarta is just around the corner! On Tuesday, November 11th, you can Dine OUT at participating Old Town restaurants and bars, while supporting Mexico's only gay men's choral group, the Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus.

The Dog House & Encuentros Pizza to Open New Location
Tim Longpré

The Dog House and Encuentros Pizza are proud to announce the opening of a new location on November 20th - inside Act II Stages' second floor main entrance, where they'll be serving some of Vallarta's best dogs, sausages and pizza before, during, and after the great performances.

Mexico's Farmers Rediscover an Ancient Superfood
Anna Bruce

Amaranth is a plant whose highly nutritious seeds were harvested by Mexico's indigenous people for millennia - until Spanish conquistadors outlawed it due to use in religious rituals. Now known as a superfood, check out the recipe for amaranth cereal bars, called 'Alegria.'

Vallarta Promoted at New York 'Edible Escapes' Event
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board partnered with Edible Manhattan in the fourth annual 'Edible Escape' tasting event on October 30th at New York City's Metropolitan Pavilion. Trio's Executive Chef, Bernhard Guth, showed off Puerto Vallarta's diverse gastronomy and seafood offerings.

International Gourmet Festival Celebrates 20 Years

From November 13-23, 2014, Puerto Vallarta's XX International Gourmet Festival will host a number of spectacular culinary events, guest chefs and signature menus for you to devour. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, this year's event will be even more incredible than usual.

Oktoberfest: Good Food, Good Deeds, Good Times
Dennis A. Rike

On November 12th, the Puerto Vallarta Navy League and Banderas Bay's American Legion Post 14 are hosting their annual Oktoberfest fundraiser at Hacienda Alemana on the South side of Puerto Vallarta. This event is a great way to kick-off the new season in a spirit of fun and service.

Celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead at Daiquiri Dick's
Marie Callan

Skip the usual Halloween tricks, and head over to Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant on Puerto Vallarta's famous Los Muertos Beach, where they've taken a cue from Mexico's Day of the Dead to create a Día de Los Muertos menu with traditional dishes and ghoulishly good Halloween treats.

Kaiser Maximilian Announces Festival Gourmet Guest Chef
Laura Gelezunas

A world of experience lands in Puerto Vallarta for the 20th Annual Festival Gourmet. From November 13-23, 2014, chefs from around the world will be sharing their talents and best cuisine at restaurants around the city. Kaiser Maximilian welcomes 'Untitled' Executive Chef, Chris Bradley.

6 Vallarta Restaurants Make TripAdvisor's Top 10 List
Karina Macias

In the 'Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Mexico' category of the 2014 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, six of the the Top 10 Restaurants are right here in Puerto Vallarta! Congratulations go out to: Café Des Artistes, Vista Grill, Ocean Grill, Bistro Teresa, Le Kliff and Trío.

Dorilocos: The New Snack Craze on Mexico's Streets
Nick Miroff

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before someone gazed upon a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos, a product boasting no fewer than 27 ingredients, and thought: these need more. And that appears to be how 'Dorilocos,' the red-hot snack food craze, began sweeping Mexico’s streets.

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
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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