Published Jun 5, 2012, 2:16pm - (Updated May 15, 2013, 4:47pm)
The Restaurant Week 2013 Menu Guide is Here!
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. Presently, participating restaurants can choose to offer their special, Restaurant Week menu at $189 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.
Information for Visitors and Locals
Vallarta Lifestyles publishes the menus of participating restaurants in a special, Restaurant Week Menu Guide section of the May issue of Vallarta Lifestyles magazine, featuring the special menus offered by all the restaurants. The Menu Guide is also printed separately, and is made available for distribution at participating restaurants. And for those with a tablet or smart phone at their disposal, the Menu Guide can also be viewed online (here’s last year’s menu guide).
Restaurant Week enthusiasts frequently take the opportunity to schedule dining events with friends and loved ones, checking out new eateries together, and comparing notes with one another, adding a memorable social element to the experience of enjoying some of our destination’s finest establishments.
Intrigued? Check out our six tips for memorable Restaurant Week experiences!
Information for Restaurants
Every year during the month of February, Vallarta Lifestyles announces a call to participate in that year’s event. Restaurants interested in participating have until March 10 to sign up for the event, and March 15 to deliver their special menus along with contact information.
Once delivered, Vallarta Lifestyles prepares all the information, assembles the menu guide, preparing it for printing, and works with local and international press agencies, including Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit’s tourism bureaus, to promote Restaurant Week as much as possible, to encourage visitors to chose our destination during the event.
We have prepared a series of frequently asked questions about Restaurant Week for restaurants considering participation!