Vallarta Living | Restaurants
"...great food, great service and great fun!"
Choco Banana and Banana Cantina have returned from their summer vacation and are now open and ready for the 2009 high season. The bANANAcANtiNA upstairs dining room is open from 5-12 pm, serving the creative Contemporary Mexican Cuisine and International dishes that have made them Vallarta's favorite moderate price restaurant; while the downstairs sidewalk cafe, Choco Banana, is serving fruit smoothies, coffee, full breakfast, sandwiches, beer, wine, alcohol and the ever famous choco bananas from 8 am to 2 am, and the complete bANANaCANtiNA menu from 5-11 pm.
Immediately upon opening on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, Banana Cantina established itself as a top tier, affordably priced restaurant serving creative Contemporary Mexican and International Cuisine in an eclectic, yet comfortable, atmosphere.
Amapas 147 at Pulpito • Romantic Zone • Puerto Vallarta
Tel: (322) 221-2114
Continuously voted as one of PV's Favorite Restaurants in the Virtual Vallarta Reader's Choice Awards, Banana Cantina's extensive menu includes contemporary Mexican dishes like Carne Asada, Slow Roasted Pork Achiote, Almond-Crusted Shrimp Cake and a Fresh Catch of the Day, prepared in a variety of ways.
An amazing assortment of vegetarian dishes can also be found on Banana Cantina's menu, and the restaurant's considerable wine and dessert list ensures everyone will leave satisfied.
With the restaurant's colorful open-air space offering the perfect atmosphere for larger groups, bANANAcANtiNA has become one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite places for entertaining visitors and locals, celebrating special events and hosting charity fund raisers.
New to Vallarta and want to meet people? Or maybe you'd like to contribute something back to the community, yet not sure how? Contact Banana Cantina or check out the restaurant's website to find an assortment of evening events that will entertain and enrich both the Vallarta community and yourself.
Located on the corner of Amapas 147 at Pulpito in the Romantic Zone, Banana Cantina offers a deliciously full menu of Contemporary Mexican Cuisine and International Favorites wrapped within a uniquely creative, fun atmosphere.
bANANaCANtiNA is open from 5 to 12 pm. Reservations recommended. Cash only. For more information, call (322) 222-2114 or visit BananaCantina.com.
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Debbi Egan, Seth Cloutman and Becas Vallarta
Polly G. Vicars
Banana Cantina’s Charity Nights opening on December 9 was an event to remember! Debbi Eagan, owner and hands-on manager, teamed up with gourmet chef, Seth Cloutman of Food by Seth, for a classy evening of fine food and unparalleled fellowship in support of Becas Vallarta scholarship students.
Another Important December Event - Banana Cantina’s First Charity Dinner for Becas Vallarta
Polly G. Vicars
December just gets better and better in Vallarta. Get out your calendars again and mark December 9th at 7 pm for the first Charity Night of the season at Banana Cantina. Owner Debbi Eagan has teamed up with renowned chef Seth Cloutman to design a very special evening to benefit Becas Vallarta.
Restaurant Week at Banana Cantina
Gary R. Beck
At bANANAcANtiNA, traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisine is always beautifully presented, but during Restaurant Week, the restaurant is presenting old-style dishes with modern twists that will excite your taste buds and encourage a return visit.
Banana Cantina Hosts Children of the Dump
On Wednesday, May 6, bANANaCANtiNA Charity Night will host Josh Gillespe and his team, who work hard to raise funds for Children of the Dump. They are young and full of great energy and love for all they do to help local children, so join us for an evening of great food, friendship and fun!
Celebrate Children's Day at Banana Cantina
Please plan to join us in celebrating the Day of the Children on Wednesday, April 29th from 7-10 pm at Banana Cantina’s Charity Night. The feature charity for this special evening is Pasitos de Luz, a marvelous day care facility for children with special needs.
bANANaCANtiNA - Together We CAN!
On Wednesday April 1st, the V.E.S. Condoneras took over Banana Cantina for their weekly charity benefit night. Be sure to stop by the restaurant on April 15th in support of The Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza, a non-profit shelter for Puerto Vallarta children under the age of 14.
Friendship, Food & Fun at bANANaCANtiNA
If you haven't been to a bANANaCANtiNA Charity Night this season, you are missing a great evening of great food, friendship and fun! Join us this Wednesday in support of V.E.S., an essential partner in the fight against HIV in the Banderas Bay region.
bANANaCANtiNA Charity Night for BECAS
This Wednesday, Dee Dee Camhi will host bANANaCANtiNA Charity Night for Becas Vallarta. The America-Mexico Foundation and Becas Vallarta have been providing educational scholarships to Puerto Vallarta students for more than fifty years.
The 5 Minute Guide to Gay Puerto Vallarta
The affinity Mexicans have for the Irish is more than skin-deep. Ed Walsh, a reporter for Ireland's gay newsmagazine, Gay Community News, discovers a Mexican gay Nirvana where the locals love nothing better than a pair of smiling Irish eyes.
Snow Birds, Tourists, Local Business... Together We Can
Every February, Kenny Luchs, who plays some really great piano; along with friends Bill, Carol and Dee, hold an open mike session on Thursday nights at Garbos, and donate their tips to charities that are sponsored at BananaCantina Charity Nights.
V.E.S. Condoneras Go Bananas!
Last Wednesday night, the V.E.S. Condoneras took over the restaurant, raising a total of $10,135 pesos for V.E.S. and CAPASITS. Don't miss the fun tonight, when Candace of Fishing with Caroline will host bANANaCANtiNA Charity Night for AutismO2.
Wednesday Charity Nights at bANANaCANtiNA
If you haven't been to a bANANaCANtiNA Charity Night this season, you are missing a great evening of great food, friendship and fun! This Wednesday Night will be full of surprises and fun with the famous 'Condoneras' raising money for V.E.S.
A Wild and Crazy Night at Banana Cantina
On Wednesday January 21, Candace of Fishing with Carolina hosted bANANaCANtiNA Charity Night for AutismO2. The restaurant was loud and crazy with everyone buying raffle tickets, drinking, eating and just having fun - all for a good cause!
A Match Made in Heaven...
Seems that bANANaCANtiNA and AutismO2 are a match made in Heaven. At the November 26 Charity Night $4873.50 pesos were raised for the 72+ children with autism at the non-profit clinic, and another $3350 pesos were added to the pot on December 16, 2008.
Helping Others in Their Time of Need
At this week's bANANaCANtiNA Charity Night, hosted by Pamela Thompson, we raised $10,535 Pesos to help cover 9-year-old Marcos' hospitalization fees. Please join us next Wednesday, Dec 10th, to help us raise funds for Gib's ongoing medical expenses.
Fundraising Dinner at Banana Cantina to Benefit Gib Hauersperger
Please join Debbi Egan and her staff at bANANaCANtiNA on Wednesday, December 10th from 6-10 pm for a benefit dinner to raise funds for Puerto Vallarta concierge Gib Hauersperger's ongoing medical treatments.