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Exceptional All-Inclusive Dining on the Puerto Vallarta Beachfront

Indulge in a culinary adventure at Velas Vallarta where the local flavors of Puerto Vallarta and culture of Mexico and beyond blend in harmony. Our all-inclusive resort offers restaurants, bars, and food stations featuring made-from-scratch fare that reflects the seasonal harvest of Puerto Vallarta, as well as exotic fusions from around the globe. Enjoy sumptuous international cuisines, from Mediterranean and French to Asian, casual beachfront dining with views of the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Madre mountains, and stylish cocktails with music at our bars and lounges. Whether you crave fresh seafood and ceviche, prime steak or a gourmet Mexican buffet, our Puerto Vallarta resort offers tantalizing dining experiences that feed your senses. Feel like dining in? Enjoy selections from our 24-hour suite service menus.
Velas Vallarta Hotel, Puerto Vallarta Andrea Restaurant

Andrea Restaurant

Offering a fusion of gourmet international cuisines in a casually elegant ambiance, Andrea serves fresh local seafood, Mediterranean dishes, Italian fare, and Asian-inspired a la carte menus and buffets, complemented by fine wines. Enjoy spectacular views of the coast from the outdoor patio or dine indoors in the splendor of our chic, artfully decorated restaurant space.
  • Breakfast Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Lunch Hours: 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Dinner Hours (Reservations are required): 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
La Ribera Restaurant in Velas Vallarta Hotel, Puerto Vallarta

La Ribera Restaurant

La Ribera Restaurant: With incredible vistas of Puerto Vallarta and the Sierra Madre Mountains, the oceanfront and outdoor La Ribera serves delicious Mexican, Spanish, and international cuisine, including fine cuts of steak, fresh seafood, delicious gourmet burgers, sumptuous salads, mouthwatering ceviches, and authentic Mexican dishes. La Ribera offers a bountiful breakfast buffet, a la carte lunch, and specialty themed dinner menus.
  • Breakfast Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Lunch Hours: 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Dinner Hours: 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Velas Vallarta Hotel, Puerto Vallarta Foodies Cantina

Foodies Cantina

Enjoy traditional Mexican cantina food and drinks accompanied by live music from talented singers every night. Dishes such as smoked fish prepared Mexican-style, classic empanadas, and flavorful meats and poultry are all on the gourmet menu. Dine each night to the soft sounds of typical Mexican and stay later in the night for a mariachi band performance.
  • Seasonally open (December - April)
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Previous reservation is required.
Aqua Bar in Velas Vallarta Hotel, Puerto Vallarta

Aqua Bar

Surrounded by the crystal-clear blue swimming pool and beautiful tropical gardens, our resort swim-up bar serves refreshing exotic drinks at the main pool along with inspiring views of Banderas Bay. Swim up and enjoy a tropical cocktail or light snack, including American favorites like hamburgers and hot dogs, any time of day.
  • Hours of Operation: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Alhambra Lobby Bar at Velas Vallarta Hotel, Puerto Vallarta

Alhambra Lobby Bar

Relax with a cocktail in the casual open setting of our inviting lobby lounge, where music delights your ears while you enjoy well-mixed drinks and snacks. Our lounge features live music and evening entertainment that will move you to the rhythms of Mexico. Enjoy the Mariachi band and theme nights such as Casino Night, Rock & Roll Night, and Mexican Night.
  • Hours of Operation: 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Puerto Vallarta Hotel offers Mexican Fiestas

Mexican Fiestas at Velas Vallarta

Join us every Sunday for an unforgettable evening at the best Mexican fiesta in Marina Vallarta, featuring a mariachi band and Mexican folk-dance. For those who wish to take home a memory of Mexico, numerous artisans display their work during the event. As a complement to the festivities of the night, a gourmet Mexican buffet and delectable dessert table is served.

  • Every Sunday starting at 6:30 p.m.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The Mexican fiesta is temporarily suspended until further notice due to the current health contingency.

Velas Vallarta Hotel, Puerto Vallarta Snack & Ice Cream Stations

Snack & Ice Cream Stations

For more informal and fast service while lounging by the pool or enjoying a day of family activities, Velas Vallarta's Snack Bar serve a variety of delicious snacks, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, guacamole, and ice cream. The Snack & Ice Cream Stations are located at the pool area just next to La Ribera Steakhouse.
  • Snack Station: 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Ice Cream Station: 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Executive Chef Guillermo Carmona

Executive Chef Guillermo Carmona

Originally from Madero City, Tamaulipas, Chef Guillermo Carmona began his studies in Systems Engineering, however he soon realized that path was not his true calling. At age 18 he settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and later in San Antonio, Texas, where he served in various restaurants and fell in love with food culture and gastronomy.
Upon his return to Mexico, Chef Guillermo studied at the Instituto Gastronómico Corbuse in Queretaro, where he specialized in Mexican and French cuisine. Throughout his career he has served as Sous Chef and Executive Chef in prominent hotels such as Iberostar and Palace in Cozumel, Le Blanc in Cancun, and Zoëtry Agua in Punta Cana.
Guillermo Carmona is now the executive chef and creative force behind the food and beverage program of Velas Vallarta, where his talent, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm delights the palates of all guests.


  1. Do I need a reservation for the Fiesta Mexicana?

    Do I need a reservation for the Fiesta Mexicana?

    No, reservations are not required for the Mexican fiesta, which takes place every Sunday beginning at 6:30 p.m.
  2. Can the restaurants accommodate my dietary requirements?

    Can the restaurants accommodate my dietary requirements?

    Our restaurants are pleased to offer different dining options based on dietary needs and restrictions; our chef is available for contact to better understand your needs.
  3. Which restaurants require reservations?

    Which restaurants require reservations?

    Reservations are required for dinner service at Andrea Restaurant only; reservations can only be made on the same day.
  4. Is there a dress code for the restaurants at Velas Vallarta?

    Is there a dress code for the restaurants at Velas Vallarta?

    The ambiance of Andrea Restaurant is casual/formal and casual for La Ribera, and men must wear shirts with sleeves; no sleeveless shirts or beachwear is allowed.
  5. When is breakfast served?

    When is breakfast served?

    Breakfast buffets and a la carte menus are served at Velas Vallarta restaurants beginning at 7:30 a.m.
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