Puerto Vallarta is more than just sun, sand and ocean. It is a place that among its charms can boast to be able to delight the most demanding palates thanks to its great gastronomic diversity. With several hundred restaurants seated ocean front, at the boardwalk, streets and even on top of the mountain, Puerto Vallarta is part of the culinary elite as it is considered the second most important gastronomic destination in Mexico. Yes, the second, just behind Mexico City.
Different types of food are combined in this paradise, from typical “Envarasado” fish (roasted fish embedded in a stick) and Zarandeado (bathed in a special sauce) to sophisticated gourmet dishes and cuisines from around the world, such as Italian, French, Spanish, Argentine, Brazilian, German, Austrian, Chinese, Japanese and of course Mexican, among many others.
Who does not want to enjoy a rack of lamb on the grill, a baked fish, a spaghetti Bolognese or a nice beef cut accompanied by a delicious glass of wine? Imagine it with your partner, your friends or your family; In the light of candles or with live music to complete the scene. This and much more you can find in Puerto Vallarta, dishes prepared by expert hands with high quality standards.
And if we speak of quality, Puerto Vallarta also stands out internationally thanks to culinary events that attract foreign tourism. The International Gourmet Festival is one of the most outstanding events, every year during 10 days in the month of November, famous chefs of the world are invited to share their creations with the public. Restaurant Week is another highlighted event, two weeks in May, some of the best restaurants in the region offer special menus at a discounted price.