Puerto Vallarta’s annual reduced-price restaurant festival is coming back to the area,beginning Friday,May 15 and lasting through Sunday,May 31. According to Vallarta Lifestyles,a publishing group that established the festival in 2005,at least 35 restaurants will be participating in this year’s two-week event,including six locations that will be participating for the first time.
Restaurant Week takes place every year in Puerto Vallarta and the adjacent region known as the Riviera Nayarit,both of which are located along Mexico’s Pacific coast overlooking the scenic Bay of Banderas. Now in its 11th year,the event features a wide variety of participating restaurants that offer a special fixed-price,three-course menu,including an appetizer,main course and dessert.
“From New York to London,dining events in which participating restaurants offer a special,fixed-price menu during a week or two have become strong magnets for people wishing to visit such cities,” writes Vallarta Lifestyles. “Known in most places as simply Restaurant Week,these types of events encourage visitors and locals to experience restaurants’ exquisite offerings at reduced prices.”
Participants are presented with three different options to choose from for each course,with restaurants charging between $13 and $20 per person,tips and beverages not included. Vallarta Lifestyles publishes printed and online digital versions of the special menus for participating restaurants,which gives attendees the opportunity to scope out the long list of offerings before selecting where to dine.
“Since the prices are often discounted by up to 50 percent,dining out during Restaurant Week is not only more fun,but also much more affordable,” writes Vallarta Lifestyles. “Restaurant Wee enthusiasts frequently take the opportunity to schedule dining events with friends and loved ones,checking out new eateries together,and comparing notes with one another,adding a memorable social element to the experience of enjoying some of our destination’s finest establishments.”
Restaurant Week is designed to act as a sort of “calling card” for area restaurants,inviting visitors and locals alike to experience the culinary offerings of area establishments and encouraging diners to experience an exciting array of cuisine from new and different restaurants. Participating chefs view designing a successful “introductory” menu as a creative challenge,wherein providing an unforgettable experience serves as the main incentive for foodies to return to Puerto Vallarta year after year.
For 2015,Añejo Limón,Di Vino Dante,La Vaca Argentina,Las Adelitas,Pancho Villa Burger and Señor Frog’s are new participants in this much-anticipated culinary event,which draws foodies from the region and the world. A number of previous participants have also modified their menu concepts,so anyone who has experienced this event in the past should take a close look at this year’s delectable offerings. Click here for more information or to check out the full list of participating restaurants.
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