|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?
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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Eleventh Annual Vallarta Wine Fest, March 1-5, 2017
Banderas News Team
Throughout the 2017 Vallarta Wine Fest, set to take place March 1-5th, attendees will not only enjoy wine tasting and food pairing events at some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the Banderas Bay area, but also a wide variety of wine-related public events.
A PuRRfectly Fun Wednesday Afternoon at Margarita Grill
Join us on Wednesday, February 15, for another fun afternoon of Purr Project BINGO at Margarita Grill. As always, we'll have purr-fectly primo BINGO prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and food and drink specials just for us BINGO players! Tickets go on sale at 4:30; the fun starts at 5 pm.
Cooks, Musicians Tune Up for 5th Charity Chili Cook-Off
Puerto Vallarta's chili cooks and musical groups are tuning up for the 5th Charity Chili Cook-Off, set for February 25 from 1-5 pm at El Rio BBQ Bar and Grill. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat chili fest and dancing to live music provided by Mikki Prost, The Bones, Dave Whitty & Texas Embassy Blues Band.
Valentine's Day at the Marriott for Corazón de Niña
Banderas News Team
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to enjoy an intimate evening overlooking the Banderas Bay at the Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort? This year while wining, dining, and romancing you can also help out the abused and abandoned children at Corazón de Niña.
Seven Ways to Wine & Dine Your Valentine in Vallarta
Banderas News Team
When it comes to celebrating Valentine's Day in Puerto Vallarta, there are so many romantic restaurants that finding the one that's perfect for the most romantic night of the year can be a bit overwhelming, so we've put together a list of special ways to show how much you care.
Mariachis, Margaritas & More - a Real Mexican Fiesta
On Thursday, February 23, the Amapas and Viejo Vallarta Neighborhood Associations are throwing a party – and everyone's invited! More than just a party, 'Mariachis, Margaritas & More,' is a real Mexican fiesta, featuring food from 40 Puerto Vallarta restaurants and non-stop entertainment.
National Margarita Day Recipes from Velas Resorts
You don't need to travel to Mexico to commemorate National Margarita Day on February 22. To celebrate this ode to Mexico's most famous cocktail, Velas Resorts in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit share margarita recipes that you can enjoy at home.
Entreamigos Discovery! Gala Dinner & 2017 Fundraiser
Please join Entreamigos on February 6 to celebrate 11 years committed to children, education, the environment and the community of San Pancho. Celebrate the history and future of Entreamigos while discovering the tastes and tequilas of Mexico in the Polo Lounge at La Patrona Polo Club.
Preparations Begin for Vallarta Restaurant Week 2017
Juan Pablo Hernandez
Preparations for the for the 13th edition of Restaurant Week have officially begun. Every year from May 15-31, dining out in Puerto Vallarta is not only more fun, but also more affordable, as some of Vallarta-Nayarit's best restaurants serve special 3-course menus at savings of up to 50%!
Sixth Annual Riverfest to Benefit Pasitos de Luz
The Sixth Annual Riverfest is being held on Saturday, March 4, at El Rio BBQ to benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta. If enjoying fabulous food and excellent live music, while supporting a fantastic local charity sounds like a dream come true, this event is for you!
Third Annual Vallarta Ceviche & Aguachile Festival
Puerto Vallarta restaurants are busy preparing to serve the 1500 people expected to attend the 3rd Festival del Ceviche y Aguachile at Lazaro Cardenas Park. On Friday, Jan. 27 from 12-6 pm, visitors can try different styles of two of the city's most traditional dishes at reasonable prices.
Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off Returns to El Rio BBQ
Puerto Vallarta's American Legion is sponsoring their fourth annual Charity Chili Cook-Off featuring more than 20 recipes from a range of sponsors and live music by local bands. This always popular event will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 1-5 pm at El Rio BBQ in Paso Ancho.
New Flavors of the World Menu at Daiquiri Dick's
The internationally inspired menu at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant is adding even more flare by having a special a la carte dinner menu in addition to their regular menu through January 31. Take your taste buds on a world tour and you don't even have to leave Puerto Vallarta to do it!
Friends of PV Animals Host 4th 'Paws for the Cause'
Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals, a group of dedicated volunteers who are committed to the well-being of the homeless pets staying at the municipally run pound (Centro de Acopio), is hosting the 4th Annual 'Paws for the Cause' Fundraiser on January 19 from 6-10 pm at Food Park PV.
An Afternoon of Fashion, Food & Fun for Pasitos de Luz
From the moment the doors opened at the Pasitos de Luz fashion show, we knew it would be a day to remember. The energy and warmth were amazing. The results came in over the top, with $138,570 pesos collected from attendees and $49,241 pesos from the Pasitos account at Deja New.
Vallarta Yacht Club Style Show & High Tea Luncheon
Vallarta Yacht Club will be hosting their 2017 Style Show and Luncheon on Wednesday, February 19th from 12:00-3:00 pm. You'll enjoy a 'high tea' style luncheon followed by a fashion show featuring creative clothing, jewelry and accessories from local and regional designers.
Dinner in the Sky Coming to Casa Velas in Vallarta
Forget bunging jumping and camping on the side of a cliff, eating your dinner in the sky is the latest extreme travel experience. One of the world's most exhilarating dining experiences, Dinner in the Sky, comes to Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico January 28-February 28, 2017.
Daiquiri Dick's Does Brunch With PuRR-fect Style
On Tuesday, February 7, Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant is hosting an elegant brunch and fashion show to benefit PuRR Project, a non-profit feline shelter in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Join us for a 3-course brunch with mimosas, original fashions & jewelry, and a raffle for fabulous prizes.
Tribute Artist Bonnie Kilroe Returns to Banderas Bay
Tribute artist Bonnie Kilroe returns to Banderas Bay for two nights only presenting her incredible tribute to the 'Queens of Country Music.' Bonnie will be appearing at The Palm Cabaret Bucerias on Saturday, January 7th, and at El Rio BBQ in Puerto Vallarta on Thursday, January 12th.
Daiquiri Dick's Special Menu Features World Flavors
The internationally inspired menu at Daiquiri Dick's is adding even more flare by having a bi-weekly special a la carte dinner menu in addition to their regular menu. From now through January 15, 2017, you can take your taste buds on a world tour - without leaving Puerto Vallarta!
Celebrating New Year's Eve in Puerto Vallarta
Banderas News Team
New Year's Eve and Puerto Vallarta are as natural party partners as Tequila and lime. Much like its rich cultural diversity, variety is the spice of life in the greater Banderas Bay area, and on December 31st, you'll find New Year's Eve celebrations for every taste and budget.
Ring in 2017 at 'Tu Casa en Vallarta' - No Way José!
There's no better place to celebrate the end of the year than at 'Tu Casa en Vallarta.' The whole No Way José! Team invites you to join them in welcoming 2017 with a classic No Way Jose! Fiesta that combines delicious food with the music of Los Romanceros, champagne, fireworks and fun!
Cuisine of the Sun Set For Encore in Riviera Nayarit
Villa La Estancia will continue to elevate the Vallarta region's stellar culinary resume with an encore performance of Cuisine of the Sun, April 26-29, 2017. Attesting to its appeal are not only repeat performances by many of 2016's participants, but a roster of newbies as well.