The 11th Annual Restaurant Week in Puerto Vallarta is rounding out its final weekend in the 17-day event that promotes local cuisine with participating restaurants offering special menus and discounted pricing.
This season, six new restaurants joined the roster; Añejo Limón, Di Vino Dante, La Vaca Argentina, Las Adelitas, Pancho Villa Burger and Señor Frog’s. Vallarta Daily set out this year to put three of these new additions to the restaurant week test, and they did not disappoint.
Añejo Limón: Basilio Badillo 299
Añejo Limón offered a variety of appetizers, main courses, and dessert selections for only $199 pesos. The Pear-Roquefort salad with remoulade of arugula, bacon, raspberry, and chipotle was the perfect flavor starter for the main course of Bruce’s Famous Pork Chop. Bernard Callebault Pot de Chocolate with fresh berries and candied almonds ended this delightful meal just as it had started, with absolute ecstasy. With great food and service, Añejo Limón became our favorite pick for Restaurant Week 2015.
Di Vino Dante: Basilio Badillo 269
Di Vino Dante was another new addition to Restaurant Week offering three courses for $199 pesos. I started with the beet salad because I know not everyone enjoys this root vegetable, but I do, so I wanted to bring something new to the taste buds of readers. The Beet Salad with Dijon vinaigrette was a great starter choice. For dinner I selected the Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast but also received a taste of the house pizza with tomato, spinach, and goat cheese. Both dishes make great main course choices, but save room for the Mango Cheesecake, to die for. Service
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Pancho Villa Burgers – Fluvial Vallarta 231
Pancho Villa Burgers in Fluvial is well-worth getting out of the tourist zone for a good Burger. With three courses at $199 you cannot go wrong. I started with the onion rings, because if I am going to have a burger I want to go all out, so I skipped the salad starter and went right for the fried food. I don’t regret that choice, and I do not regret my main course burger, The Southwest Burger with caramelized onions and bacon. I ended my meal with a classic chocolate flan. I have visited Pancho Villa Burgers before and I highly recommend their burgers, and the discounted menu for the rest of this weekend might be a good time to head to Fluvial.
Restaurant Week will continue until May 31, giving you three more days to enjoy some local restaurants at discounted prices, perhaps these three will tempt you. You can see a full list of restaurants and their menus by downloading the Restaurant Week 2015 Guide.