Restaurant Week is an annual festival that celebrates the local gastronomy in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. From September 15th through October 10th, 2020, forty-nine of the region’s finest restaurants will offer innovative three-course menus (with three options available per course) at a reduced price.
Participating restaurants have the option to set the fixed price menus at $289 pesos, $399 pesos or $466 pesos per person. The price does not include drinks or tips. The fixed menus will showcase the culinary specialties of each restaurant at a discount. The aim of the event is to encourage residents and visitors to explore the outstanding cuisine that the most prestigious restaurants offer at an affordable price with discounts of up to 50%.
Restaurant Week first started in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit in 2005. The event is organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group, with the help of the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Convention Bureau and other local institutions. While Restaurant Week normally takes place in the month of May, the date of this year’s 16th edition was postponed until September due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This later date was selected with the hopes that it will help encourage both locals and international foodies to visit the top restaurants in the destination and stimulate the restaurant activity in the region after several months of restaurant closures.
“We know that this year’s Restaurant Week has the goal to help participating restaurants to start the next season properly. Given the recent events, we have to work hard to achieve the beginning of what, we hope, will be a strong return to our activities as a tourist destination.”Luis Mendoza, Chief Operations Officer of Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group
The last few months have been challenging for everyone, and this event promises to be the highlight of the year for foodies of all persuasions, not to mention a wallet friendly experience.
The culinary scene in Puerto Vallarta has exploded and is now considered one of the best in the world. Many restaurants in the region have earned a reputation for the high level of gastronomy they offer making Puerto Vallarta a haven for gourmands. During Restaurant Week 2020, world-class chefs will add their own imaginative flair to come up with sensational menus that not only satisfy your hunger, but also amaze your taste buds.
This year, Hotel Mousai and Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa will participate offering 3 course menus at Blanca Blue, Bocados STK and the Rooftop. The regular dinner menu will remain available to all guests. The Restaurant Week menu will be an additional option.
Normally, only guests of Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai have the privilege of dining at the contemporary gourmet restaurants located on Garza Blanca’s Preserve. During Restaurant Week, locals and non-guests are invited to try truly amazing menus at our signature restaurants dedicated to the culinary arts and to keeping up with the latest trends in gastronomy. The fixed menu price at these three participating restaurants is $466 pesos (excluding drinks and tips). Prior reservations are required. Blanca Blue and Bocados STK are open for dinner from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm. If you wish to make a reservation for Blanca Blue, please call +52 322 176-0715, Ext. 3020 / 5603. To make a reservation at Bocados STK, the number to call is (322) 176-0715 Ext. 5754 / 5751. You can also make reservations directly on the website.
To make a reservation at Bocados STK, the trendiest place for dry-aged steaks that also caters to vegetarians offering outstanding views of Banderas Bay, click here. Chef Álvaro Cortés and chef Gerardo Flores from Bocados STK are two very talented chefs and they will present a very special Restaurant Week menu that you won’t want to miss.
To make a reservation at the Rooftop, which serves international cuisine and offers panoramic views of the whole bay call +52 322 176-0715, Ext. 6200/6612. Rooftop hours are from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Other confirmed top restaurants in the area that are taking part in Restaurant Week 2020 include: La Cappella, Hacienda San Ángel Gourmet, The Iguana, Trio Restaurant, Kaiser Maximilian, La Palapa, and Café des Artistes.
The complete list of participating restaurants is available on the Restaurant Week website. You will see that there is a wide variety of cuisine on offer. If you need an excuse, or a reason, to visit this wonderful seaside city, there really is no better one. You will have the opportunity to try the tastiest culinary delights at the finest eateries in the city for an affordable price.
Everyone needs to eat, but if you are a lover of gourmet food, this festival is for you!