Rest days are always a pretext to get out of our normal routine, pack and explore our area. A corner that is always in our mind is Puerto Vallarta, a coastal paradise that offers two new festivals in its list of attractions this weekend: The Taco Festival and the Beer Festival.
El Taco (November 18 and 19) celebrates its second edition at the port and in the words of José Pelayo, organizer of the event, the intention is “to offer visitors the best flavors we have, with prices ranging from $10 to the $30 pesos in a complete family environment”.
“This year,” adds Pelayo, “we will be at the Agustín López Contreras Sports Unit from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with pastor’s tacos, steak, birria and arrachera from participating restaurants and chefs. In addition we will have craft beer sale, for those who seek to give a perfect marriage.”
If the festival does not sound attractive enough, it has as a great “plus” that this year, the popular monero “Trino”, who will present his book “Don Taquero”; In addition to that there will also be Deborah Holtz and Alejandro Escalante, author of the famous “Tacopedia”.
The tacos will not be the only event of the weekend. This weekend also takes place in Puerto Vallarta the Beer Festival, also from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm, with labels from Sayulita, Guadalajara and Puebla. The event will be hosted by the Vallarta Culture Institute, located on the Cuale River.
Admission to the event, says Edgar Cisneros, spokesperson for the event, will be free, with beers ranging from $35 to $50 pesos. “Although it is beer, we seek to bring the whole family together – the sale of alcohol will be controlled – especially inviting tourists, who will be able to enjoy the flavors that Vallarta has for its visitors.”
Among the craft brewers that will be present at the event are Los Muertos Brewing and Los Cuentos, both from Puerto Vallarta; from Guadalajara goes Minerva Beer; of Sayulita will be present Yambak and The Beer Box of Puebla, in addition to the presence of mixologists who will be preparing cocktails.
Not everything will be chela, because the gastronomic offer of the city will be present, with seafood burritas, Italian style ciabatta, ceviches, aguachiles, Arabic tacos, pizzas and sandwiches.
As to promote the culture, there will be a contest for artists who perform works of drawing, sculpture, painting or photography, artists exhibit their work from November 16 to 25 in the Vallartense Institute of Culture, where the first three places will be awarded.