|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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Shrimply The Best Seafood in Puerto Vallarta
The Blue Shrimp
Open daily, The Blue Shrimp serves mouth-watering seafood and shrimp concoctions that you just cannot find anywhere else! Situated on Los Muertos Beach at Olas Altas 366, the restaurant's giant palapa provides a great atmosphere for a great meal in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Casiano's to Kick Off of 'Acción en La Cruz' Program
On May 29 at 6:30 pm, Casiano's Restaurant will host a special Cocktail & Tapas Party to benefit the 'Acción En La Cruz' (formerly known as Action for Food) program. Over the last 2 years, this endeavor has provided over 400 needy families with food staples, in return for community service.
Vallarta Restaurant Week 2013 at Si Señor Beach
Banderas News Team
Enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine and spectacular views of Banderas Bay at Si Señor Beach. The food and the sunsets are always beautifully presented, but during Restaurant Week, you can enjoy this incredible dining experience for only $189 pesos per person.
Experience The Blue Shrimp during Restaurant Week
Offering the best seafood Puerto Vallarta has to offer in a casually elegant beachfront setting, The Blue Shrimp is another not-to-be-missed place to dine during Vallarta Restaurant Week. Through May 31st, enjoy three fabulous courses for $299 pesos.
Daiquiri Dick's 2013 Vallarta Restaurant Week Menu
The culinary team at Daiquiri Dick's will be cooking like crazy during Vallarta Restaurant Week. This popular Los Muertos Beach restaurant will be offering their 3 course menu for only $299 pesos, and there are choices for each course, featuring international flavors.
Las Palomas Donating 50% of Dinner Proceeds to Library
Join us at Las Palomas Restaurant in Marina Vallarta for a very special evening benefiting Puerto Vallarta's Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos. They will be serving a very special menu with choices from 3 delicious entrees and donating 50% of the proceeds to the library.
Kaiser Maximilian's Restaurant Week - and Beyond - Menu
One of Vallarta's favorite restaurants is celebrating 18 years of fine dining. Join the festivities at Kaiser Maximilian during Restaurant Week and beyond. At this popular Southside eatery you can choose 3 courses from most everything on their menu for only $299 pesos through June 6th.
MEXlend Explains Proposed Changes to Article 27 Laws
Banderas News Team
On May 14th at 2:15 pm, No Way José! will host a real estate conference led by MEXlend CEO Terence Reilly, who will explain the proposed changes to Article 27 of Mexico's constitution, which currently limits foreign ownership of land along Mexico's coastal and border regions.
Find Jalapeño and Enter to Win Dinner at No Way José!
Enter Tropicasa Realty's Find Jalapeño Contest and you could win dinner for 2 at 'Vallarta's Best Moderate Restaurant,' No Way José! Just find Jalapeño hidden within the pages of BanderasNews.com and fill out the online form for your chance to win.
Two Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day at Daiquiri's Dicks
Double the fun for Mother's Day! Mexico celebrates Mom on May 10th and the US always honors her on the 2nd Sunday in May, which falls on the 12th this year. Daiquiri Dick's is celebrating on both days in two ways, a delightful brunch or sensational dinner.
The River Café Will Exceed Restaurant Week Expectations
Among the most popular places to visit during Restaurant Week is The River Café, a legendary dining establishment nestled beside the Rio Cuale River in the heart of downtown Vallarta. From May 15-31st you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience for just $299 pesos per person.
Treat Mom to Lunch at Kaiser Maximilian and Save 50%!
Pamper Mom during the extended Mother's Day celebration at Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant on the South side of Puerto Vallarta. From May 1st through 11th all entrées are 50 percent off between noon and 6 pm. This great promotion is extended to everyone, even if you're not a Mom!
Time to Eat! Vallarta Restaurant Week, May 15-31
Banderas News Team
Every year from May 15-31, dining out in Puerto Vallarta is not only more fun, but also more affordable! For the ninth 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%!
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With Grilled Margarita Chicken
With Cinco de Mayo on the horizon, tequila may be on the minds of those who plan to celebrate. But don’t think tequila is just for throwing back shots or for making margaritas. Tequila also makes for an inspired ingredient in savory foods. Enjoy this intoxicating recipe!
Celebrate Mom with a Night of Trios at No Way José!
No Way José!, named Puerto Vallarta’s 'Best Moderate' and 'Best Service' Restaurant, is the place to celebrate Mom this year! Join 'Tu Casa en Vallarta' on Friday, May 10 as they celebrate Mother’s Day like no one else!
Mexican Official's Angry Daughter Tries to Close Bistro
Banderas News Team
Mexicans have become more sensitive to abuses of power by the wealthy and well-connected. According to reports, Mexican authorities are investigating allegations that the daughter of a government official used her influence to try and close down a Mexico City restaurant.
Archie's Wok Adds Stories to Their 'Memories' Campaign
It all began in 1976 when Archie became Hollywood director John Huston's private chef at his personal retreat on Banderas Bay's south shore. Now, Archie's Wok is sharing a glimpse into the family's personal stories and the restaurant's early years in their 'Memories' campaign.
Gourmet Goodness at PV's Old Town Farmers' Market
It was 'lights, camera, action' at the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers' Market-Tianguis Cultural this past Saturday as the culinary students from University of La Costa and Spain's celebrity chef, Paco Morales, visited with vendors and market goers.
Archie's Wok Announces Early Bird Special
Vallarta's 'Best Asian Restaurant,' Archie's Wok, invites you to take advantage of their early bird special. From 2 pm until 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, take 50% off your second entree and enjoy 2x1 on National labels of liquor and non-alcoholic drinks when you pay in cash.
Jorge Acosta Returns to Daiquiri Dick's April 22
On Monday, April 22, 2013 at 7 pm, Puerto Vallarta's favorite strolling musician, Jorge Acosta, will be performing a special show with Polish opera sensation Beata Stankiewicz and flamenco guitarist Eduardo Leon at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant on Los Muertos Beach.
Mexico Goes for the World's Largest Guacamole Record
The world's largest guacamole - almost 3 tons of avocado mixed with onions, tomatoes, and lemons - was prepared in Tancítaro, Michoacán, Mexico by 450 high school students; thus, unofficially breaking the Guinness Record that is, at least right now, held by the the US.
The Deli Makes All of Their Breads from Scratch
Looking for complete satisfaction? Get some hot buns into your life! The Deli in Daiquiri Dick's restaurant 'rolls' in customers everyday with the aroma of fresh baked goods. They are the only fine dining restaurant in town with a full-service deli and bakery inside.
Tour the Distillery Tequila Mama Lucia in Mislamoya
Discover real Mexican traditions on Mama Lucia's Tequila Tour. The Leyva family will personally take you through the cooking, fermenting, distilling, and aging process of the Blue Agave. Then sit back and sample our different grades of Tequila and delicious Tequila liquors.
This Season's Final Becas Breakfast Will be Special!
Polly G. Vicars
The final Becas Breakfast for this season will be at Coco's Kitchen on April 17th. There will be excellent food, great ambiance, a raffle with impressive prizes, and music provided by Los Bambinos - all while helping to fund the educations of PV's under-priveleged young people.
Grand Velas Nayarit Offers Grand Gourmet Package
Complementing the epicurean experience offered by its 4 specialty restaurants, the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers its first ever 'Grand Gourmet Package.' The package features private cooking classes with professional chefs, as well as tequila tastings and mixology classes.
Benefit in La Cruz Features Incredible Entertainment
On April 10th, Britannia Pub is cooking up a crowd pleasing, all you can eat fish fry to benefit Lupe Chavez Rios, who needs expensive cancer treatments. The event will feature world class entertainment by Joe 'King' Carrasco as well as local favorites Latcho and Andrea.
Mexico's Alsea Buys Out Starbucks SOB Operations
Mexican company Alsea - the largest fast food operator in Latin America - has bought out the Mexican subsidiary of US mega-coffee chain Starbucks. Starbucks has agreed to provide Alsea 100 percent ownership of the Mexico business including expansion over the next 5 years.
New IFC Officers to be Installed at April 14 Brunch
Janie Albright Blank
The International Friendship Club will wind down another season by hosting a brunch at the Mi Pueblito Restaurant on Sunday April 14th. They will be introducing their newly elected officers while enjoying great food, live entertainment, and a raffle with lots of nice prizes!
Cook-Off To Benefit Children's Charities Huge Success
Last Saturday's chili cook-off to benefit PV's children's charities attracted a crowd of more than 400 happy patrons who consumed in excess of 60 gallons of chili and enjoyed some fabulous entertainment. The event sponsored jointly by American Legion and Navy League.
Win Dinner at Archie's Wok: PV’s Best Asian Restaurant
In their 26 years of serving the public, Puerto Vallarta's legendary Asian food restaurant, Archie's Wok, has seen many engaging tales unfold. Now, you could win dinner for 4 by simply posting a story or anecdote of your most memorable time spent at Archie’s Wok on facebook.
Adriatico Restaurant Presents Luna Rumba
Fernanda R. Fenton
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 27th, so you won't miss a Gala Evening of Champagne, Antipasti and Music with Luna Rumba at Adriatico Ristorante in Bucerías. A portion of the ticket price will be set aside for a charitable donation to the Manos de Amor orphanage.
Daiquiri Dick's Serving Up Classic Beach Food
Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant has been serving up classic beach food to Puerto Vallarta locals and visitors for around 40 years - and the menu keeps evolving. Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe and his kitchen team have developed an exciting new beach menu that's served from 12-5 pm.
Mezcalerias: Vallarta's First Dedicated Mezcal Bar
Conveniently located just a few steps off of Puerto Vallarta's famed Los Muertos Beach, Mezcalerias offers the perfect option for post-beach tapas and drinks before continuing to neighboring Fusion Gourmet for dinner and heading out for a night on the town.
Vallarta Men's Chorus Gala Premier White Party
The Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus is pleased to announce its Gala Premier White Party to be held at Coco's Kitchen on Saturday, March 23rd at 6:30 pm. This is our first Auction fundraiser, and we hope to make it an annual event. Mark your calendars now so you won't miss this great party!
Latin Night at Si Señor Garden Restaurant
To celebrate everything Latin, Si Señor Garden Restaurant in downtown Puerto Vallarta has put together an exceptional evening that includes a special menu featuring food from Latin American countries and live music from Havy Rodriguez on Thursday, March 28th from 6 to 11 pm.
How to Turn Tamarind into Tasty Sauces and Snacks
I used to associate tamarind sauce with Asian food and was surprised to find that tamarind grows all over the Banderas Bay area. The ripe pods can be picked from your tree or bought at a local market and used to make a wide a variety of sauces, snacks and beverages.