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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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Puerto Vallarta Taco Festival Returns November 18-19
María Francesca

The 2017 Puerto Vallarta Taco Festival returns November 18-19th and will feature some of PV's best taco restaurants offering a wide variety of Mexico's most representative dish, plus beer and tequila tastings, Lucha Libre, live music and more, at the Municipal Sports Stadium.

Sea Monkey Hosts 'Luau' in Support of PuRR Project
Marilyn Khan

On Friday, December 8th at 5 pm, Sea Monkey Restaurant will be hosting the Fifth Annual Luau on the Beach to benefit the 180+ cats living at the PuRR Project shelter in Puerto Vallarta. Tickets to this fun-filled charity event always go quickly, so get yours before they sell out!

Beverly & Willow Bring Smooth Jazz to No Way José!
Julie Guerrero

Award-winning Puerto Vallarta favorite, No Way Jose! Restaurant/Bar announces an exciting addition to their live music entertainment roster with Beverly & Willow. Enjoy traditional jazz seasoned with Latin spices and delicious Mexican contemporary cuisine every Thursday & Saturday.

Puerto Vallarta Beer Festival Set for Nov. 18 & 19
Ricardo Acerco

Celebrate the good life in Puerto Vallarta at the Brewmasters PV Beer Festival! Set to take place on November 18 and 19, this fun and free event will feature some of the region's best craft beers all in one place - the Instituto Vallartense de Cultura on La Isla Rio Cuale.

5th Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and 17th VYC Chili Cook-Off
Richard Williams

On December 9th from 4-8 pm, the Marina Nuevo Vallarta Malecón will host the Vallarta Yacht Club's 5th Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and 17th Annual Chili Cook-off. Make plans now to enjoy music, competitive chili sampling, and 'tastes' from some of the Banderas Bay area's finest restaurants.

International Friendship Club Brunches and Lunches
John Warren

'Tis the season to eat and be merry for members of the International Friendship Club in Puerto Vallarta. The first event on the IFC's 2017-2018 social calendar is the Opening Brunch at The River Café on November 12, followed by a Light Lunch & Fashion Show at El Dorado November 15.

Daiquiri Dick's is Serving Up The Flavors of Oaxaca
Laura Gelezunas

There's no better place to sample authentic Mexican cuisine than in Mexico. And in Puerto Vallarta, there's no better place to try it than at Daiquiri Dick's where, from now through November 18, the restaurant's special a la carte dinner menu features the many Flavors of Oaxaca.

Puerto Vallarta Looks to Set New Guinness World Record
María Francesca

If you love coffee, make plans now to be on the Malecon in downtown Puerto Vallarta at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017, as the city attempts to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of people drinking coffee simultaneously in a single venue.

Mexican Wine Shop & Concierge Service Comes to Vallarta
Banderas News Team

Uncork Mexico, a new wine shop and concierge service launched in 2017, offers residents and visitors of Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Bucerias the opportunity to participate in guided wine tastings, and to purchase delicious wines at reasonable prices with their wine concierge service.

ExPats in Vallarta November Happy Hours and Events
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents, or visitors considering living in the area, will be hosting three Happy Hour gatherings (Nov. 14, 21, 28) and two Special Event Dinners (Nov. 16 & 30) during the month of November. Join us!

Kaiser Maximilian's Vallarta Festival Gourmet Guest Chef
Laura Gelezunas

Fresh from his win as one of the best young chefs in Western Europe, Stefan Glantschnig will be preparing innovative cuisine at Restaurant Kaiser Maximilian during the 23rd Festival Gourmet International Vallarta. Don't miss his Chef's Table dinner on Tuesday, November 14 at 8 pm.

'Bambinos Trattoria' Opens with Rhythm & Rock Night
Banderas News Team

'Los Bambinos,' the popular four-brother band that has been entertaining Vallarta for years, kicks off season two of their restaurant venture with a new concept and new name: Bambinos Trattoria. Come help them celebrate opening night with tasty Italian food and a live show on October 28.

Turning History & Experience into Tequila Perfection
Tales of the Cocktail

Originating in the indigenous populations, transformed by foreign invasions, and finally building an identity of its own, Tequila is Mexico's most renowned liquor - and the master distillers in the State of Jalisco are turning years of history and experience into tequila perfection.

Dish 2 Go: Stay In and Dine Out in Puerto Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

We've all had those 'I don't feel like cooking' nights but, even though there are so many great places to eat in Puerto Vallarta, you many not feel like going out. No problem. Dish 2 Go, a food delivery service, delivers food from many of your favorite Banderas Bay area restaurants.

23rd Festival Gourmet International Vallarta, Nov. 10-19
Marie Callan

Attention Foodies! Festival Gourmet International Vallarta, the annual food and wine event that has been tempting the taste buds of Banderas Bay area residents and visitors for the last 22 years, returns to Puerto Vallarta for its 23rd tantalizing edition, November 10-19, 2017.

Daiquiri Dick's Special Menu Features World Flavors
Laura Gelezunas

The internationally inspired menu at Daiquiri Dick's is adding even more flare by having a bi-weekly special a la carte dinner menu in addition to their regular menu. From now through October 31, 2017, you can take your taste buds on a world tour - without leaving Puerto Vallarta!

12,000 Flautas Earn Mexico a New Guinness World Record
BanderasNews.com

Last week a team of 89 cooks led by one chef at the BBVA Bancomer Tower in Mexico City set a new Guinness World Record for preparing and serving the largest number of flautas in eight hours. The goal was to make at least 5,000 of the crispy tacos, but they actually made 12,000.

El Arrayán Hosts Oaxaca Earthquake Relief FUNdraiser
BanderasNews.com

On Sunday, October 29, the owners of El Arrayán Mexican Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta will host a Pozole + LIVE Music Fiesta to support earthquake relief efforts in southern Oaxaca. 100 percent of all funds raised will provide direct relief to the town of San Francisco Ixhuatán, Oaxaca.

9th Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1
Marie Callan

Set to take place October 29 through November 1, 2017 at the Sheraton Buganvilias Puerto Vallarta Resort, the 9th Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica is a 'can't miss' event on the world's culinary calendar, bringing together a select group of renowned national and international chefs.

The Most Unusual Dinner Invitation You'll Ever Receive
Marilyn Khan

Vallarta Hospice invites everyone to come out to Fusion Gourmet on October 18 for dinner and a conversation that people simply are not having: death and dying. Come join the conversation about living life to its fullest with the acknowledgement of our mortality.

Piel Canela Joins No Way José! to Welcome Season 9
Banderas News Team

Award-winning Puerto Vallarta favorite, No Way Jose! Restaurant/Bar, invites you to help celebrate their Season 9 Opening Fiesta on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Piel Canela will provide entertainment and a portion of the night's proceeds will go to Mexico earthquake relief.

ExPats in Vallarta October Happy Hours and Events
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents, or visitors considering living in the Banderas Bay area, will be hosting three Happy Hour gatherings and two Special Event Dinners during the month of October. Join us!

Patrón Introduces its First New Tequila in 25 Years
PRNewswire

Consumer preference for aged spirits has grown and today's range of aged tequila styles and tastes arguably rivals those of the finest bourbons, scotches and cognacs. To meet this demand, Patrón, the global leader in ultra-premium tequila, recently introduced Patrón Extra Añejo.

Dr. Leslie Korn's Nutrition Tips for Emotional Balance
Banderas News Team

Following up on her last book, 'Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection,' Dr. Leslie Korn's newest book, 'The Good Mood Kitchen: Simple Recipes and Nutrition Tips for Emotional Balance' has been published and is available for pre-sale.


The Best of Vallarta Just Got Better!
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Read real travelers' comments about the best in fine dining in Puerto Vallarta.
Ah Caramba!
Andale's
Archie's Wok
Daiquiri Dick's
The Hamburger Grill
Kaiser Maximilian
La Palapa
Marks Bar & Grill
Nacho Daddy Mexico
No Way Jose!
River Cafe
Si Señor Beach
Taste @ Casa Cupula
The Blue Shrimp
Trio
Vista Grill


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