Puerto Vallarta – A Food Lover’s Paradise

Puerto Vallarta is the second most popular destination in Mexico for food culture and restaurants, second only to Mexico City.

Visitors and residents will find it hard to find a truly bad dining experience here along the Pacific coast, since the view is usually superb and the fish and seafood almost certainly guaranteed to be fresh.  Deciding which eateries are the best comes down to degrees of goodness — a mix of ambience, quality of service, coldness of the beer, vantage point on the beach and an indefinable feeling of balance — that for an hour or two, there’s no place on earth you’d rather be.  Of course we all have our favorites where we are welcomed back each time like family.   And new places are continually joining the restaurant scene, which is becoming more international and global.  http://www.TripAdvisor.com is a great resource for restaurant information online.

Here are some suggestions for some interesting activities for foodies:

  1. 20th Annual Festival Gourmet Internacional – Nov 13 to 23. Promoting Puerto Vallarta’s vibrant and excellent restaurants on the world stage. The 10-day event highlights Puerto Vallarta’s gastronomy on the local and international scene.   Full details at:  www.FestivalGourmet.com
  1. The Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural – Check out the organic scene at this  “producers only” Saturday market in Parque Lazaro Cardenas, it is one of Puerto Vallarta’s most popular weekend attractions. Browse a great selection of locally grown farm-fresh produce, artisan foods, handmade crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, community education and live music. All products are made, baked, grown and sold by vendors living within 75 kilometers of Puerto Vallarta.  Full details at:     http://www.OldTownFM.com
  1. Vallarta Eats Food Tours -Are you looking for something fun and different to do in Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town/Romantic Zone?  And educational to boot?  Take a culinary tour and learn about the great food that Mexicans love to eat.  Vallarta Eats is a guided tour that will allow you to discover Puerto Vallarta’s most popular foods while getting a taste of Mexican culture and history.  Come hungry and ready to have a fun adventure.  Visit places the locals love and sample some of the authentic food Puerto Vallarta is famous for.  Vallarta Eats is #1 ranked on TripAdvisor.  Check it out at: www.VallartaEats.com.



Russell Faulkner


Timothy Real Estate Group