Vallarta Living | Restaurants
|Mark's Bar & Grill
"...an all-time favorite in Bucerias"
Legendary eatery and hangout for Bucerias' and the Bay's most fascinating locals. Relaxed, romantic atmosphere. Award-winning menu featuring Mediterranean and Asian-influenced cuisine prepared by Chef Jan Marie Benton and her dedicated staff.
Mark's Bar & Grill features a small universe of inspired entrees, organic salads and delectable desserts, all made with the freshest local ingredients. Grass fed grilled Filet Mignon, Macadamia crusted Red Snapper and Saffron Risotto with Butter poached Lobster are just a sampling of the mouth watering entrees from the seasonal menu.
| To check out Mark's menu, go to MarksBucerias.com. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Reservations advised. (329) 298-0303.
For lighter fare, check out brick oven flatbreads and savory pizzas. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail at the bar or pick from an imaginative wine list, served by the bottle or the glass.
Top off your evening with a dessert "tasting plate," or linger over an espresso and a full serving of house-made Key Lime pie, Belgian chocolate mousse or one of Jan's many sumptuous dessert creations.
After dinner, browse the Jan Marie Boutique next door for an exceptional selection of Mexican art, Talavera pottery and Jan's exclusive line of hand-painted dinnerware.
Open daily from 5-11 pm, Mark's Bar & Grill is located at Lazaro Cardenas 56 in Bucerias, Nayarit. Directions: Exit the Bucerías Highway just before the first light coming into town, and turn left toward the bay through the gateway to the Royal Decameron Complex. At the bottom of the hill, turn right on Lázaro Cárdenas and go about a mile till you see the maroon awning. To check out Mark's menu, go to MarksBucerias.com. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Reservations advised. (329) 298-0303.
| T R A V E L E R ' S C O M M E N T S
|We just had a wonderful meal this week at your restaurant. Any chance of getting the recipe for the beet/apple salad? Our friend orders it every time she is there. It was very good, and (we) would love to serve it here.
|The food and staff are as good as it gets - 5 star!
Jim & Maureen Flaherty, Ridgefield Washington
|We had an amazing meal prepared by Seth, the guest chef on November 22. My favorite meal of my vacation! Thanks, Seth!
|We relly enjoyed meeting Mark and Jan Marie, and the food was spectacular!
Jim and Mary Roberts, San Diego California
|Jan Marie is wonderful and the entire evening was unforgettable!
Thelma Kirkland, Portland Oregon
|The best restaraunt in the Banderas Bay area.
Else Barth, St Louis Missouri
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Celebrate July 4th at Mark's Bar & Grill
Jan Marie Benton
Mark's Bar & Grill in Bucerías, recurrent winner of the 'Best Riviera Nayarit Restaurant' in the Vallarta Lifestyles Readers Choice awards, is bringing on the summer with a 4th of July celebration party that includes great food, live music, and lots of fun starting at 5 pm.
Love is in the Air at Mark's Bar & Grill
Mark's Bar & Grill is doing a love thing this February, the love of good food, wine with friends and great music. The February 14 Valentine's Day Dinner offers four courses and the O'Conner Jazz Band, and Willie & Lobo will play a special dinner show concert on the 17th.
Enjoy the Holidays at Mark’s Bar & Grill
Jan Marie Benton
Enjoy the holidays at Mark’s Bar & Grill in Bucerías, Mexico. This award winning restaurant, well known for superb Mediterranean food and unmatched ambiance, is pulling out all the stops to make your Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve celebrations unforgettable.
Vallarta's Culinary Corner: Coriander Crusted Pan Seared Tuna
In this edition of Vallarta's Culinary Corner with host Chef Seth Cloutman, Mark's Bar & Grill Chef and Owner Jan Marie Benton prepares a delicious pan seared tuna and a fun, no-fail recipe for chocolate mousse with expresso cream.
Vallarta's Culinary Corner: Mark's Lobster Ravioli and Lobster Butter
In this edition of Puerto Vallarta's Culinary Corner, host Chef Seth Cloutman and Chef Jan Marie Benton of Mark's Bar & Grill in Bucerias show you how to prepare, and share their recipes for, delicious Lobster Raviolis and a fun, no-fail recipe for Lobster Butter.
Spotlight on Vallarta: Mark's Bucerias Hosts 'Festival del Sabor'
In this edition of Spotlight on Vallarta, we report on the First Annual Gourmet Festival del Sabor, held in November and hosted by Mark's Bar & Grill. The Festival's first guest chef was Seth Cloutman, owner of Food by Seth Catering and host of Vallarta's Culinary Corner.
Vallarta's Culinary Corner: Take Your PV Holiday Menu Up a Notch
In this episode of Vallarta's Culinary Corner, Chef Seth Cloutman and Jan Marie Benton of Mark's Bar & Grill in Bucerías prepare three scrumptious mainstays from Mark's menu that will take your Puerto Vallarta holiday menu up a notch.
Everything Food with Seth: The Joys of Jan
It is a rare day when I meet another person whose life revolves around the search for a great combination of flavors not found before. But, a few weeks ago, when I met Jan Benton, the Chef de Cuisine of Mark's Bar and Grill in Bucerías, that is exactly what happened...
Mark's Bar & Grill: A Love Story
Like so many successful partnerships, Mark McMahon and Jan Marie Benton, proprietors of Mark's Bar & Grill, are a study in contrasts. Mark is the taciturn 'man's man' who purchased the cantina in 1986, and Jan is the ebullient New Zealander who elevated it to a sophisticated restaurant.