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Restaurants & Dining

Restaurants and Fun Dining

in Puerto Vallarta and Around Banderas Bay...

Each week Austin James reviews one of Vallarta’s famous and not-so-famous culinary experiences.

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.



Dae Gee Korean BBQ Restaurant Coming to Puerto Vallarta

A new Korean BBQ restaurant is coming to Puerto Vallarta in October! Called Dae Gee Korean BBQ, the new restaurant will be located in the popular Zona Romántica neighborhood. Dae Gee, which translates to 'pig' in Korean, offers a dynamic dining experience where patrons have the opportunity to grill their own meat at their tables.

This Week, Vallarta’s Hungry Critic Visits Serrano’s Grill

Nearly 15 years ago, when we planted our roots in Puerto Vallarta, the gem down our street was Vista Grill. Touted for one of the most breathtaking views in town, it was the go-to for memorable occasions. Although the torch was passed through different hands, and even lay dormant for a while, it has been beautifully reborn as Serrano’s Grill.

The Coconut Water Craze: A Refreshing Path to Health

Coconut water is not just a trendy fad; it's a health-conscious choice packed with numerous benefits. From keeping you hydrated to aiding digestion and supporting heart health, this natural elixir has earned its reputation as a versatile and nutritious beverage.

Puerto Vallarta Charity BINGO Returns to Nacho Daddy

Come out to Nacho Daddy and play Charity BINGO every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm to raise money for Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic, a permanent facility in Puerto Vallarta that offers free services to those who otherwise would be unable to get their pets fixed.

Puerto Vallarta’s Hungry Critic Reviews Whiskey Kitchen

After navigating a challenging week due to family medical matters, my partner and I decided it was high time for some hearty, comforting food. We had heard ravings about Gina Hendrix's restaurant, Whiskey Kitchen, being the go-to place for such cravings, and I now echo the sentiment.

Savoring Mexican Independence: Traditional Foods

Mexican Independence Day, celebrated on Sept. 16th, is a time of patriotic fervor, colorful parades, and delicious traditional foods. This vibrant holiday offers an opportunity to explore the rich culinary heritage of Mexico and indulge in mouthwatering dishes.

This Week, Vallarta’s Hungry Critic Visits Tony’s Please

After finishing my three-week tour of reviewing restaurants in nearby cities, I felt the need for some “comfort” food, Vallarta-style, with a visit to Tony’s Please, a venerable favorite of many in the Romantic Zone. The minute you walk in, you are welcomed by the owner, and you feel right at home in the cozy and casual décor.

Bucerías, Nayarit, Mexico is a Seafood Lover’s Paradise

Bucerías, Mexico, is a seafood lover's paradise with its delicious and fresh shrimp dishes. From traditional seafood tacos to exotic ceviche, there's something for every palate. So, the next time you visit this Mexican beach town, remember to indulge in its famous shrimp delicacies.

The Hungry Critic Visits Amatxi in Guanajuato City

As I wrap up my culinary tour of cities within an hour (via air) of Puerto Vallarta, I couldn't miss a visit to Amatxi, one of Guanajuato City's most popular dining spots. If you go, feel free to let them know that Austin James ranks it as a top dining experience.

Special ¡Viva Mexico! Menu at Kaiser Maximilian

Get ready for a taste of Mexico's vibrant culture as Kaiser Maximilian continues to celebrate Las Fiestas Patrias through October 7. The ¡Viva México! menu at this popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant puts a modern twist on traditional Mexican dishes.