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Cooks, Musicians Firing Up for Vallarta Chili Cook-Off

February 11, 2020

Buying an advanced ticket, either online at or at participating Puerto Vallarta restaurants and bars, not only saves you $50 off the at-the-gate price, but also allows you to enter the grounds at 11:30 am.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Some of PV's best chili cooks and musical groups are getting 'all fired up' for the 8th Annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook Off, set to be held at Parque Parota on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 12:00 noon until 7:00 pm.

Located at Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio #2264, next to Puerto del Luna and across the street from Villa del Palmar Beach Resort in the Hotel Zone, Parque Parota is a large open space, which will allow for more attendees, more chili cookers, more vendors, more activities, and more fun!

The 2020 Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook Off is proud to have the support of 19 Chili Providers, including: American Legion Post 14 • Blake's Sports Bar • Cafι Mordidas Restaurant • Captain Don's Sports Bar (T-shirt Sponsor) • El Torito Sports Bar • Escondida Sports Bar • Ginger Veggie, Vegetarian food and restaurant • Heaven & Hell Sports Bar • the H.O.P.E. School • Jay Sadler Project A.C. • Manny's Bar & Grill • Marriott Champions Sports Bar • Murphy's Irish Pub on the Malecσn • Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Sports Bar • Pinocho's Bar • Pour Favor Sports Bar • The Winking Lizard Bar & Grill • Tunnel Road BBQ • Winston's Bar & Grill PV

Note: We still have space available for a couple more entries. Anyone interested in participating by making their own 10 gallons of chili, please contact Donna Wong at parosgreece(at)

Doors open at 12:00 pm. Chili will be served from 12:15 to 3:00+ pm. Plan to arrive early as we cannot guarantee how long the chili will last. Voting will run from 12:15-3:00 pm. There will be two categories of chili judging - one by popular vote from attendees and one by professional judges.

Also new for 2020, the event will feature vendor booths from our sponsors, including: • Tunnel Road BBQ (Our "Amigo Sponsor") • Andale's Restaurant (T-shirt Sponsor) • El Torito Sports Bar RIBS • Helartesano Ice Cream • El Pescadito Restaurant • Pinocho's Bar (T-shirt Sponsor) • PV Photo Bus • Reviv Therapy & Vitamin Injections • Stratosmedia Vallarta • Tequila 7 Leguas Anejo • Tacos Revoluciσn • Twisted Palms Martini Bar • Murphy's Craft Beer Bar (T-shirt Sponsor) • Manny's Bar & Grill Bloody Mary Bar (T-shirt Sponsor) • Nacho Daddy's Cocktail Lounge (T-shirt Sponsor) • Vallarta Adventures

And, an exceptional lineup of musicians will keep you entertained throughout the day:
12:30: Ranch People. Puerto Vallarta's best Country Western band.
1:30: Mikki Prost. Songstress and interpreter of the music of Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, etc.
2:30: Dave Whitty. Irish and whaling songs. Courtesy of Murphy's Irish Pub.
3:45: The Texas Embassy Blues Band. Courtesy of Nacho Daddy.
5:00: Da Crew. Local Rock 'n' Roll at its best.

Sean Moore, of Nacho Daddy and the Texas Embassy Blues Band, will be this year's Emcee. Two bottles of Patron Tequila will serve as our Door Prize. Participating bars and restaurants have also donated a multitude of prizes for the raffles that will be drawn throughout the day. Bring a non-perishable food item for one free raffle ticket. 1 ticket per donated item. Food will be distributed to those in need.

There will also be a 50/50 drawing and a Silent Auction featuring some outstanding items including all-inclusive stays at luxury resorts, fantastic artwork and dining coupons from the best area restaurants.

Don't miss this great family event featuring chili tasting, entertainment, and a wide variety of food and drink. Buying an advanced ticket, either online at or at participating restaurants and bars in Puerto Vallarta, not only saves you $50 off the at-the-gate price, but also allows you to enter the grounds at 11:30 am. Ticket sales at the gate on February 22 will not start until 12:00 Noon and you will pay the full price of $300 pesos.

All proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off will go to The Jay Sadler Project, a Jalisco based non-profit doing good works in the less-fortunate communities of the greater Bay of Banderas area. They provide necessary resources to improve various institutions in the Banderas Bay area and Puerto Vallarta. These include Day Care Centers, Senior Citizens Homes, and Schools for the Disabled, Public Schools in rural areas and other private charitable institutions. They also provide building maintenance, repairs and install playgrounds in the community. JSP works with government social agencies to identify those in need as well as with DIF and Navy League of Vallarta on Community Relations Projects.

Fundraising events such as the annual Chili Cook-Off and PV Poker Tour help provide the necessary funds to continue their work. To learn more about the JSP's community projects, visit