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Vallarta Ceviche & Aguachile Festival Returns July 28

July 25, 2017
On Sunday, July 28, from 1:00 to 8:00 pm, visitors can try different recipes and styles of two of Puerto Vallarta's traditional dishes at the 8th Festival del Ceviche y Aguachile to be held at Lazaro Cardenas Park.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta restaurants are busy preparing to serve the hundreds of residents and visitors expected to attend the Eighth Edition of the Festival del Ceviche y Aguachile, which is set to take place from 1:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Lazaro Cardenas Park.

Everyone is invited to come out and discover the many different styles of two of the city's most traditional dishes, Ceviche & Aguachile, at very reasonable prices.

A traditional Mexican dish, Ceviche is a concoction of fresh fish or shrimp "cooked" (marinated) in lime juice with tomatoes, onions and green chilies. But the Puerto Vallarta recipe is a little different than what you'll typically find in other regions. In the Banderas Bay area, carrots, cucumber, cilantro, and other ingredients are often added to the mix.

The second traditional dish that participating restaurants will be offering is Aguachile. Similar to Ceviche, the most classic version is made with fresh raw shrimp, cucumber, red onion, lime juice, and chiles (typically serranos or jalapeños) that have been pulverized with some water - hence the name. It's usually served with avocado and tostadas, along with beer and tequila.

During the festival, both specialties will be served on tostadas, and you can sample 30 different varieties of Ceviche and Aguachile prepared by local restaurants, including Cuates y Cuetes, Capitan Cajun, Tuna Azul, Mamá Sirena Restaurant Bar, Seafood & Grill, Rey del Aguachile, Mariscos Co., Patita Salada - Cocina Marina, and La Orgullosa Shrimps & Beer, as well as special guests from restaurants in Michoacan and Zapopan.

To complement the fabulous food, there will also be refreshing drinks typical of the region, specialty cocktails prepared with raicilla, ice-cold local craft beers, and delicious helados and paletas (ice creams and popsicles) available for purchase.

Puerto Vallarta is renowned for its international cuisine and variety of flavors, and this festival is sponsored by the Municipal Tourism Department and the Vallarta Institute of Culture in an effort to promote the local food culture and the different flavors that our talented chefs offer visitors.

Make plans now to come out to Lazaro Cardenas Park on Sunday, July 28, for the Eighth Festival del Ceviche y Aguachile. You'll enjoy two of Puerto Vallarta's most traditional dishes, complemented by live entertainment at this delightfully delicious, family-friendly event. Admission is free, and prices start at $20 pesos per tostada.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.