|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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Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours: Mexico's Nopal Cactus
Dulce Maria Morales sits at our daily market removing the spines from nopal (prickly pear) cactus to prepare them for sale. When I first came to Mexico, I asked her what to do with these lovely green pads. Now, after many meals which have included various preparations, I love this food.
Let Daiquiri Dick's Do the Cooking This Summer
Banderas News Team
Baby, it's HOT outside! Too hot to even THINK about cooking, much less spending hours standing over a steamy stove. Fortunately, the chefs at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant are once again serving up their Summer Sizzle menus, which offer hot deals on gourmet meals.
A Guide to Ordering, and Drinking, Tequila in Mexico
The Culture Trip
Tequila still has a global reputation as a party drink to be downed with lime and salt, or consumed in a syrupy cocktail like a Tequila Sunrise. In Mexico, however, there are more popular and sophisticated ways to drink tequila. Here's a guide to ordering and enjoying Mexico's national drink.
Mexico's Velas Resorts Celebrate Frida Kahlo in July
Velas Resorts in Los Cabos, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit and Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, will offer special food and beverage tasting menus dedicated to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. They'll be serving up her favorite drinks & dishes in honor of her birthday, July 6, 2019.
The Traditional Foods of Mexico: Diabetes Prevention
Dr. Leslie Korn
Mexico has among the greatest remedies, herbs, and foods to prevent diabetes. Sadly, like all modern countries, the people of Mexico are burdened by the SAD diet - the Standard American Diet - and are forgetting their heritage of natural medicine.
ExPats in Vallarta June 2019 Happy Hours and Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents, visitors, or those considering living, working or investing in Puerto Vallarta, has announced next month's schedule of events. Here's what's happening in June.
Enjoy 2019 Vallarta Restaurant Week at Bistro Limón
Restaurant Week 2019 is the perfect time to visit Bistro Limón, an interactive and super friendly eatery like no other in Puerto Vallarta! Canadian Chef Bruce Byng has created a fabulous three-course menu, with choices for each course, for just $399 pesos.
No Way José! End of Season Fiesta on Friday, May 31
If you are in Puerto Vallarta and missed last week's amazing fiesta for José Alfredo's cumpleaños, that was just a warm-up for the best party of the season. Join us on Friday, May 31 as No Way José! brings another amazing season to a close with a classic NWJ! Fiesta.
Democrats Abroad Summer Social at Florio's, June 19
Join the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad at Florio's in downtown Puerto Vallarta on Wednesday, June 19 for our second Summer Social of 2019. This swanky cocktail lounge is a great place to chill out, thanks to handcrafted cocktails and air conditioning.
Meet the Mexican Willy Wonka in Puerto Vallarta
The always smiling Jesus, whose nickname is 'Willy Wonka,' and I became friends at least 10 years ago when I started to bring people to one of his family's Puerto Vallarta 'dulcerias' to taste his many yummy products. Caramelized nuts, not chocolate, are his specialty.
Restaurant Week is Exceptional at The River Café
Among the most popular places to visit during Restaurant Week is The River Café, a legendary dining establishment nestled on the banks of the Rio Cuale in downtown Puerto Vallarta. This is the event's 15th year, and River Café has been participating since the beginning.
Amy Armstrong & Piel Canela's Vallarta Pride Show
Gary R. Beck
If you are in Puerto Vallarta for Pride Week, you have one more chance to see Amy Armstrong and Piel Canela perform their popular 'Respect the Queen' show. They'll be taking the upstairs stage at Nacho Daddy on Saturday, May 25 at 9:00 pm. Get your tickets today!
Tequila Cazadores: Tequila Neat, Hold the Waste
Born in Jalisco, Tequila Cazadores master tequilier, Tania Oseguera, is passionate about the brand's dedication to crafting a 100 percent blue weber agave tequila in the most responsible way possible, from employing local agave farmers to reducing waste during production.
Enjoy Vallarta Restaurant Week 2019 at No Way José!
What better place to enjoy Restaurant Week 2019 than at 'Tu Casa en Vallarta'? Award-winning Mexican restaurant, No Way José!, is offering a scrumptious three course menu for just $466 pesos. Come and enjoy an unforgettable meal that will exceed your expectations.
Treat Yourself to Restaurant Week at Daiquiri Dick's
Vallarta Restaurant Week offers everyone a chance to dine at some of their favorite restaurants at discounted prices. Daiquiri Dick's has participated every year, and this year Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe and his team have designed a wonderful $399 peso menu that you'll love!
Kaiser Maximilian Celebrates 24 Years, Restaurant Week
Banderas News Team
Restaurant Week gives everyone a chance to sample some of the best food in Puerto Vallarta at exceptional prices. Participating restaurants offer three-course menus with three options for each course, but Kaiser Maximilian gives diners more choices for the same low price.
José Alfredo's Birthday Bash Supports Cheryl's Shoebox
No Way José!
Our favorite fiesta of the year celebrates José Alfredo's cumpleaños in the traditional No Way José! style - with amazing food, music, friends and fun! We invite you to join in the fiesta while enjoying our Restaurant Week Menu, on Sunday, May 19, starting at 7:30 pm.
Amy Armstrong Returns to Nacho Daddy for Pride Week
After selling out every show during her month-long residency in Puerto Vallarta in January and two encore performances of 'Respect the Queen' in February, the amazing Amy Armstrong returns to Nacho Daddy for Vallarta Pride! Concerts are scheduled for May 20, 22 & 25 at 9 pm.
2019 Patrón Perfectionists Global Cocktail Competition
The 2019 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition launched May 7 with an even broader global reach. With bartenders from more than 30 countries invited to submit their recipes, this year's competition for the perfect Patrón Tequila-based cocktail is going to be, well... stiff.
Celebrity Chef Shares His Cinco de Mayo Recipes
Celebrity chef Nick Stellino shares his recipes for homemade spicy corn salad, poached chicken breast topped with mole sauce and gazpacho, so you can forget the store-bought chips, salsa and guacamole this Cinco de Mayo, and enjoy a truly authentic Mexican fiesta.
Spectacular May at Tu Casa en Vallarta, No Way José!
It's going to be a spectacular May at No Way José! On May 4, Piel Canela will close our their season in style on the NWJ! Terrace. Then, on May 10, singing sensation Alejandro Peña and an award-winning meal at Tu Casa en Vallarta will make Mother's Day extra special.
Treat Mom to a Delicious Meal at Kaiser Maximilian
Taking Mom out for a delicious meal that she doesn't have to cook is one of the best ways to celebrate El Día de La Madre so, on May 10 and 11th, Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone is serving up a special 3-course Mother's Day menu.
Democrats Abroad Summer Social at Langostinos, May 15
Join the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico at Langostinos on Playa Los Muertos on Wednesday, May 15 from 5-7 pm for our first Summer Social of 2019. With Semana Santa behind us, it's a little calmer in Vallarta now, making it a great time to have some fun!