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. Known in most places as Restaurant Week, these type of events encourage visitors and locals to experience restaurants’ exquisite offerings at reduced prices.
Following the trend of other influential fine dining destinations around the world, Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group established Restaurant Week in 2005 through a two-week festival that takes place every year from May 15 – 31. Restaurant Week features many of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit’s most coveted restaurants. Participating establishments offer innovative three-course menus, with three options available for each course. Since the prices are often discounted by up to 50%, dining out during Restaurant Week is not only more fun, but also much more affordable. In the upcoming, 10-year anniversary of Restaurant Week, participating restaurants can choose to offer their special, Restaurant Week menu at $199 or $299 pesos per person, tips and beverages not included.
Restaurant Week is eagerly anticipated by locals and gourmet aficionados from around the world, who plan an annual vacation in Puerto Vallarta specifically for this delicious festival. In addition to other important festivities that take place during the month of May, such as the anniversary of Puerto Vallarta’s foundation as a city and as a municipality, Restaurant Week has become an important event that encourages visitors to choose the month of May as an attractive time of year to explore Banderas Bay.