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39 Best Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta 2024

Shawn OlaughlinBest Food in Vallarta, Blog, Restaurants

At Vallarta Food Tours, we guide you to the best authentic Mexican food and street tacos in town. And in this post, we’re sharing with you the 39 best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, for fine dining, with brilliant and creative chefs, who represent the very best of international gourmet cuisine in Puerto Vallarta.   We have chosen the best restaurants in …


Puerto Vallarta – A Corona Virus Update

Shawn OlaughlinBlog

Update for November 2020 With Corona Virus cases surging to new heights in the United States, and Europe going into lockdown, Mexico still remains open to International travelers. As snow and frigid temperatures arrive in the Northern Latitudes, many folks are planning their winter get-away to Puerto Vallarta.  This article is intended to give you all a quick update on …

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Puerto Vallarta Weather- Best Time to Visit

Shawn OlaughlinBlog

Are you planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta and wondering when is the best time to visit?  We offer you some local insights on the four seasons and the best weather for visiting Puerto Vallarta. Vallarta’s Best Weather- November through April Vallarta enjoys perfect weather in the winter and early spring months. Consistently sunny and clear skies are the norm during this …

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Top Restaurants to Wine and Dine Your Valentine

Shawn OlaughlinBlog

We have chosen our favorite gourmet restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, with the most romantic settings, for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day dinner celebration. You will need a reservation for these fine dining venues. Here they are: Cafe de Artistes Chef and owner, Thierry Blouet, has brought French gourmet to Vallarta for almost thirty years. Wonderfully creative in his blend of French …

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Puerto Vallarta’s Top New Restaurants-2020

Shawn OlaughlinBest Food in Vallarta, Blog, Restaurants, Travel Tips

We are excited to showcase some of Puerto Vallarta’s new restaurants for 2020. These are the new trendy hot spots for dining in Vallarta. Provecho! D’Cortes Chef Polo Cortes has created a unique dining experience that everyone is raving about. After twenty years of cooking in gourmet restaurants in France, Germany, Spain, Costa Rica, and Mexico, Chef Cortes, opened his …

mexican women on horses in charro attire.

Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta in January 2020

Shawn OlaughlinThings to Do in Vallarta, Travel Tips

Here’s our locals’ guide to some fun things to do in Puerto Vallarta in January 2020. Charro Championships-January 28th-Feb.2 Mark your Calendars ! The International Charro Championships return for their 9th annual competition this year. The four day event is traditionally held in the last weekend in January.  Vallarta welcomes teams from all over Mexico and the United States to …


New Year’s Eve in Puerto Vallarta 2019

Shawn OlaughlinBest of Vallarta, Blog, Top Picks of Vallarta, Travel Tips

Wondering what you to do for New Year’s Eve in Puerto Vallarta? Here are some fun live music venues for celebrating and ringing in the new year. Piano Bars Incanto Named for its enchanting setting on the River Cuale, in Old Town, Incanto is celebrating their third year of bringing musical and theater performances to Vallarta. With two stages, a …

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What To Do in Puerto Vallarta in December 2019

Shawn OlaughlinBlog, Things to Do in Vallarta, Travel Tips

Are you traveling to Puerto Vallarta in December? Here’s our locals’ guide to some fun things to do in Puerto Vallarta this month. The Festivals of the Virgin of Guadalupe Dec. 1-12 The Virgin of Guadalupe is the patron saint of all Mexicans. Our main church in Puerto Vallarta is dedicated to her. Every year, from December 1st to December 12th,  …

Master Mixologist In Puerto Vallarta

Top 7 places for Margaritas in Puerto Vallarta

Shawn OlaughlinMex-ology, Top Picks of Vallarta

Margaritas are undeniably the most common tequila-based cocktail in the US and worldwide. It’s served shaken, blended and straight up.  So omnipresent in the world of cocktailing that it merits its very own glass. Even though we cannot get enough of this refreshing drink, what do we really know about margarita?  What’s the history behind this famous drink? As with many popular cocktails, the exact origin …