Summer Blues in Puerto Vallarta

The summer in Puerto Vallarta has us moving slower, trying to duck rain showers and running into the OXXO just for their free AC. Anticipating what is traditionally the slowest month of the year, some business shutter their doors for the month of “Septi-hambre”. However, the savviest of locals understand that braving the summer has its benefits, namely crazy, great deals.  Restaurants looking to fill their seats offer up great discounts and promotions in the summer months. Some are just for the summer and some are year-round. Among our favorites are:

    • Nicksan, in Nuevo Vallarta, with its exquisitely fresh fish, offers sushi-lovers a deal year-round from 2 to 5 daily.  During these hours, for $250 pesos, you get a chef’s choice 5-course meal with cocktails while you are being served. It is AMAZING!
    • Just upstairs from Nicksan at the Marival Residences, Insu boasts an incredible Sky Lounge with enviable ocean views.  They also offer up three tapas and three glasses of wine or beer for $250 pesos. With the gorgeous backdrop of the Bay of Banderas, you will be floored by their delectable global tapas.
    • Los Muertos Brewing Company, the city’s favorite watering hole, offers up ladies ½ off wine bottles and ½ off appetizers on Thursdays.
    • Joe Jack’s Fish Shack, on Basilio Badillo, extends its 2 x 1 mojito special to 7pm daily and all day on Saturday and a special price for burgers on Wednesday.
    • The legendary River Cafe is a serene location along the river in the middle of the city. This summer, The River Cafe presents a 3-course meal for a hard-to-beat $295 pesos.
    • Omaggio, also at the Marival Residences, has a to-die-for Sunday Brunch for just $200 pesos.  This price includes national cocktails.
    • Feeling adventurous? Vallarta Adventures has great specials this summer!
    • Of course, there’s our own Vallarta Food Tour coupon code of 10% off for the summer on all tours. Take the Evening Taco Tour and cool off with a cold Pacífico. Just type in “summerblues” to get your much-deserved discount and get out of the summer blues!

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Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week

Celebrating 10 years, Vallarta Lifestyle’s Restaurant Week is back featuring more of the Bay of Banderas’ incredible restaurants.  From May 15th through May 31st, thirty-six of the region’s most acclaimed restaurants offer three-course menus (with three options each) at a discount. The fixed price menus are two-tiered – $199 pesos or $299 pesos per person and the menus showcase the well-crafted cuisine of these enviable culinary havens.  Whatever type of cuisine you are in the mood for one of these restaurants will fit the bill. You will find some of the best food in Puerto Vallarta at the best price of the year.

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Perennial favorites Cafe des Artistes, Trio, Daiquiri Dick’s, Hacienda San Angel, Mark’s Bar & Grill and No Way José!, among others, are in the upper tier of$299/pp.  Coco’s Kitchen, Archie’s Wok, Barcelona Tapas, El Arrayán , Vitea, Bravos and others offer their menus at $199/pp.

Take Restaurant Week as a culinary challenge, one that is none to difficult, but rather will allow you to try restaurants that you have always meant to try but have never gotten around to. Restaurants that you love but haven’t visited in a while.  It is one of those events that are fun, engaging and showcase all the best that Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding areas has to offer. Go ahead. Be bold. Try three a week! Provecho!