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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?

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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2nd Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos Set for February 22
Alonso Diaz

The 2nd Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos, to be held at the Centro de Fiestas Los Delfines on Sunday, February 22 from 3-7 pm, will feature local restaurants, artisanal booths and live music, with proceeds benefiting local non-profits Amigos de Lo de Marcos and Comité de Acción Ciudadana.

Weekend Brunch at Si Señor Beach on Playa Los Muertos
Laura Gelezunas

Si Señor Beach Restaurant on Vallarta's famous Playa Los Muertos is serving a delicious Mexican-style brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm. Once you have experienced brunch Si Señor style, this awesome weekend meal becomes less of a treat and more of a necessity.

Essence of Cuisine Cooking Class, January 28

Are you at a lost as to what to prepare for your guests and family when they come to visit? Join Dolores of Essence of Cuisine on January at 5:30 pm and learn how to make some of the most delicious and easy to prepare breakfast dishes that Mexican cuisine has to offer.

Jalisco Berry Growers Prepare for First China Shipments

With Mexican raspberry and blackberry producers gearing up to send their first shipments to China, industry experts say 5-year returns could reach $100 million. The first shipment will be sent on January 27th, with additional consignments sent every three days afterward.

Daiquiri Dick's Does Brunch With PuRR-fect Style
Media Diva International

High fashion near the high sea takes place at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant, Olas Altas #314, on January 27th at 10:30 am. This is the second year for the PuRR Project Fashion Show and Brunch. Elegant, tropical clothing and accessories will be modeled throughout the restaurant.

Sourdough Bread Comes to the Old Town Farmers Market
Erin Staley

'Make it, bake it, grow it' market fun awaits this Saturday! The Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers' Market-Tianguis Cultural features over 90 vendors with locally grown produce, one-of-a-kind artisan products, live music, on-site services and of course, ready-to-eat goodies.

Daiquiri Dick's Weekly Special Features Mexican Cuisine
Laura Gelezunas

When in Mexico, sample authentic Mexican cuisine. There is no better place to try it than at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant, where you can enjoy this week's special menu, which features The Flavors of Mexico, right on Puerto Vallarta's famous Los Muertos Beach.

4th Annual 'Taste of La Cruz' at Marina Riviera Nayarit
Landon Hollander

In three short years Taste Of La Cruz has become a destination event for the Riviera Nayarit, many visitors planning their vacations to include the annual exhibition, which will take place this year on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from 3:00 until 7:00 pm.

Nacho Daddy Mexico Restaurant & Sports Bar
... drop in, eat, drink, party!

Known as THE place to go for affordable nightlife on the South side of Puerto Vallarta, Nacho Daddy Mexico is where locals, ex-pats and tourists from across the globe gather to drink, eat, dance, listen to great music, watch football and have a rip-roaring good time.

Volunteers Needed for Vallarta's 2015 Mardi Gras Parade
Tim Longpré

The glitter and glow of the 2015 Mardi Gras season has officially begun, and here in Puerto Vallarta event sponsor are gearing up for another glittery, bead-hurling parade. A Street Team volunteer planning meeting is scheduled on January 20 from 6-7 pm at Andale Restaurant. Join us!

Taste the 'Food of the Gods' at Vallarta's OTFM-TC
Erin Staley

If the very mention of chocolate makes you salivate, then your taste buds will be divinely satiated with Xocodiva's Artisan Chocolates. Get them, and all sorts of 'make it, bake it, grow it' goods and services, every Saturday at Vallarta's Old Town Farmers' Market-Tianguis Cultural.

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Working with the City
Bonnie Mott

You likely have noticed the on-going beautification of the pedestrian street leading to Los Muertos Pier. This past Monday, the city of Puerto Vallarta sent a crew there to continue the work. Join the PV Garden Club for their monthly meeting at No Way José Jan 15 and learn how you can help.

Bi-Weekly Kitty BINGO Games Return to Margarita Grill
Marilyn Khan

The bi-weekly BINGO games that support Puerto Vallarta's no-kill feline shelter, Purr Project, have moved back to the Margarita Grill on the corner of Basilio Badillo and Piño Suarez in Old Town. Join us this Wednesday for a fun-filled evening of playing Kitty BINGO for fabulous prizes!

Fashion with Passion at River Cafe on January 17
Barb Bremner

Deja New is presenting a Fashion Charity Luncheon at The River Café with all proceeds going to Pasitos de Luz, which provides full-time, loving day care, nutrition and therapy to Puerto Vallarta children with acute physical or psychological illnesses at no cost to their families.

Vallarta's OTFM-TC is Calling All Pie Lovers!
Erin Staley

From farm-to-table produce and artisan foods to hand-blown glass and custom made beachwear, the Old Town Farmers' Market-Tianguis Cultural features the best of Vallarta. Some of the most delicious market must-have's are the Leek and Thistle Pie Company's meat & fruit pies.

Purr Project Fashion Show & Brunch at Daiquiri Dick's
Marilyn Khan

On Tuesday, January 27, Daiquiri Dick's 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 and jewelry, and a raffle for fabulous prizes.

Dunkin’ Donuts to Open Over 100 Restaurants in Mexico
Ron Ruggless

Dunkin’ Donuts has announced plans to open more than 100 restaurants throughout Mexico, including stores in Jalisco state. The agreement marks a return to Mexico for Dunkin’, which had a presence in the country from 1992 to 2009, with just over 100 restaurants at its peak.

2014 Puerto Vallarta New Year's Eve Party Planner
Banderas News Team

The year may be coming to an end, but here in Puerto Vallarta, we don't plan on winding down anytime soon. Considering New Year's Eve is right around the corner, it's time to start planning your celebration. Our New Year's Eve Party Guide has options for every taste and budget.

Tuna Economics: It Pays To Be a Mexican Tuna Rancher
Robert Ferris

The overfishing and increasing scarcity of Pacific bluefin tuna has created an opportunity for Mexican 'tuna ranchers' who catch young fish, fatten them up, and sell them to the global sushi market. Mexico is one of the world's largest harvesters of Pacific bluefin tuna.

Christmas Dinner at Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Banderas News Team

Spending the holidays in Vallarta? Whether you are in the mood for traditional Christmas fare or want to try something a little different, we've listed Puerto Vallarta area restaurants that are serving up holiday meals that'll keep you out of the kitchen - and in a festive mood!

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.

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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