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Puerto Vallarta’s Restaurant Week is a foodie’s paradise

Top restaurants offer innovative and affordable three-course menus

With a wealth of dining options — from traditional family street carts to casual local fare to award-winning luxury restaurants, Puerto Vallarta is a leading culinary destination in Mexico. Credit:

One of Mexicos longest-running culinary events, Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in May.

During the annual festival, which this year runs May 15–31, Puerto Vallarta’s most prestigious restaurants showcase innovative three-course menus. Three options are available for each course, and prices range from $15 to $25 before alcohol and tip. 

A leading culinary destination in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta offers a range of gastronomical adventures, from street food carts offering tacos and ceviche that have been operated by the same families for generations to top-rated luxury restaurants.

In the heavily gay Romantic Zone, not far from the gay beach, are Archies Wok, Daiquiri Dicks, Taste and Kaiser Maximilian. From there, an easy stroll will take you to the Centro Historico, where you’ll find Café des Artistes, Barcelona Tapas and El Arrayán.

Vegetarian or vegan interpretations of Mexican dishes can be found at River Café, Que Pasa and El Patio de Mi Casa, to name a few.

For a complete list of businesses participating in Restaurant Week, visit

Read our coverage of food and wine festivals in Puerto Vallarta.

Before you visit, read our travel feature on Puerto Vallarta.

For the most up-to-date travel information on gay Puerto Vallarta, see our City GuideListings GuideEvents Guide and Activities Guide.