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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.



The Hungry Critic Reviews Makal in PV’s Zona Romantica

Prepare to be whisked away on a culinary adventure at Makal! From the moment you set foot in this contemporary Romantic Zone restaurant, adorned with a captivating mural by the renowned Puerto Vallarta artist Misael, you know you’re in for something special.

The Hungry Critic, Reviewing PV’s Culinary Scene: Langostinos

After weeks of reviewing Puerto Vallarta restaurants that were new to me, this week, I decided to return to one of my all-time favorite restaurants: Langostinos. Nestled on Los Muertos Beach, this culinary gem has been captivating diners for over a decade.

Elevated Comfort Food on Bravos’ Restaurant Week Menu

Bravos Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta has elevated comfort food to new levels and you can sample some of their best dishes during Restaurant Week. Through June 10, 2023, Bravos is offering a special 3-course menu, with choices for each course for just $575 pesos.

Restaurant Week at Di Vino Dante an Artistic Experience

Nestled in the heart of the Romantic Zone, Di Vino Dante originally opened in 2013 as strictly a wine and tapas bar. Today, the menu at this casual-chic restaurant features international cuisine, Mexican wines, signature cocktails and, during Restaurant Week, a delicious three-course menu for just $459 pesos.

This Week, The Hungry Critic Reviews El Bodegón de Pastas

It's amazing how many charming little restaurants you can find just by walking down the streets of downtown Puerto Vallarta. We recently stumbled upon El Bodegón de Pastas, where the focus is not on the décor but rather on the food and service. It's up there with my favorite meals I've reviewed thus far.

Celebrate Vallarta Restaurant Week at Siam Cocina Thai

It’s time to celebrate Thai food with a special menu. Restaurant Week is underway in Banderas Bay and it runs through June 10. Now in its 19th year, this event encompasses over 40 dining establishments, including both Siam Cocina Thai locations in Puerto Vallarta, which are featuring some of their best menu items.

An Exceptional Restaurant Week Menu at Kaiser Maximilian

Now in its 19th year, Restaurant Week gives everyone a chance to sample some of the best food in Puerto Vallarta at exceptional prices. If you enjoy European sidewalk cafés and fine continental cuisine, be sure to stop by Kaiser Maximilian from May 15 through June 10, 2023 for great food and unbeatable savings.

Mexico Cantinas Take Home 14 of World’s 50 Best Bars Awards

Fourteen Mexican bars were recognized at the second annual North American 50 Best Bars awards ceremony, held at Hacienda Los Picachos in San Miguel de Allende on May 4. Awards were given to eight bars in Mexico City, one in Playa del Carmen, one in Tulum, two in Oaxaca, one in Guadalajara and one in Tijuana.

The Hungry Critic, Reviewing PV’s Culinary Scene: Marlow’s

When we chose Marlow's as this week's outing, I did not realize that it was owned by Roberto Castellon, one of Vallarta's restaurateur legends, most notably of Roberto's Seafood, formerly located just two doors down from his newest adventure.

Treat Mom to Mother’s Day Lunch or Dinner at Kaiser Maximilian

Taking Mom out for a delicious meal is one of the best ways to show her your appreciation, so make plans now to celebrate Mother's Day at Kaiser Maximilian. On May 10, this charming European-style café in the heart of the Romantic Zone is serving a special 3-course menu, with choices for each course, from noon until 11 pm.