As ‘Restaurant Week’ fast approaches in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, two enchanting regions in Mexico, discover why they are unsurpassed hotspots for food lovers…
Arguably the most important culinary destinations in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit combine many cultures together with their diverse range of cuisines, from traditional Mexican dishes, to Asian fusion, creating an exciting journey for the taste buds.
Celebrating this gastronomical diversity, ‘Restaurant Week’ returns to the areas for the 11th year running, in the form of a 17-day festival from May 15th – 31st 2015. Involving over 35 regional restaurants from along the coast, offering special menus and pricing for this period, ranging anywhere from $199 to $299 Mexican pesos per person (Between £8 – £12). With the tagline “The Restaurant Event That Pampers Your Palate”, it’s a fantastic way for restaurants to showcase their creativity and inject passion into their dishes, giving an overview of the varied tastes on offer, to visitors and locals alike.
Set against breathtaking backdrops, from tapas overlooking the Sierra Madre mountain range, to fresh seafood on a pristine, sandy beach in Riviera Nayarit, there are endless options for a one-of-a-kind dining experience here.
In Puerto Vallarta some of the best restaurants taking part in ‘Restaurant Week’ are:
Coco’s Kitchen and Wine Garden (http://www.cocoskitchenpv.com/)
Serving up the freshest, homemade meals with a stunning garden area, Coco’s Kitchen is a local favourite for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Si Senor (http://www.sisenorgarden.com/english/)
A family-run Mexican restaurant set in a tranquil garden in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s trendy downtown area. The dishes expertly blend traditional Mexican ingredients with creative interpretations to compose some of the best food in the city, from the mellow flavors of Oaxaca, to the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine from Veracruz.
In Riviera Nayarit some of the best restaurants that are participating in ‘Restaurant Week’ include:
Tuna Blanca (www.cafedesartistes.com/tuna-blanca/)
Located in celeb-hotspot Punta Mita, Tuna Blanca by café des Artistes, offers a diversity of flavours, textures, smells and colours from Mexico using fresh, organic ingredients by their gourmet chef, in a chic and romantic atmosphere.
Hotel Cielo Rojo – Bistro Organico (http://www.hotelcielorojo.com/english/bistro-organico-restaurant.html)
A fresh restaurant in charming San Pancho serving up fresh seafood and fine selections of tequila/wine, all for a very reasonable price.