Puerto Vallarta Ceviche & Aguachile Festival, to take place on January 26

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – Fourteen Puerto Vallarta restaurants are busy preparing to serve the hundreds of residents and visitors expected to attend the Ninth Edition of the Festival del Ceviche y Aguachile, which is set to take place from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Lazaro Cardenas Park.

Aguachile Mazatlan style (Archive)

Everyone is invited to come out and discover the many different styles of two of the city’s most traditional dishes, Ceviche & Aguachile, at very reasonable prices.

A traditional Mexican dish, Ceviche is a concoction of fresh fish or shrimp “cooked” (marinated) in lime juice with tomatoes, onions and green chilies. But the Puerto Vallarta recipe is a little different than what you’ll typically find in other regions. In the Banderas Bay area, carrots, cucumber, cilantro, and other ingredients are often added to the mix.

The second traditional dish that participating restaurants will be offering is Aguachile. Similar to Ceviche, the most classic version is made with fresh raw shrimp, cucumber, red onion, lime juice, and chiles (typically serranos or jalapeños) that have been pulverized with some water – hence the name. It’s usually served with avocado and tostadas, along with beer and tequila.

Ceviche de Camarón (Archive)

During the festival, both specialties will be served on tostadas, and you can sample 25 different varieties of Ceviche and Aguachile prepared by local restaurants, including Cuates y Cuetes, CAVA Mariscos & Grill, Pescadito, Nosh Sunset Bar + Bites, Tuna Azul, Pata Salada, Lamara, Los Monos Bichis, Terraya, Mariscos El Timón, Captain Cajun, BocaMar, Restaurante Punta Arenas, and El Rey del Mar.

To complement the fabulous food, there will also be refreshing drinks typical of the region, specialty cocktails prepared with raicilla, ice-cold local craft beers, delicious desserts and ice cream available for purchase.

Live music performed by Brian Macedo at 12:30 pm and the ‘Hot Stop Band’ at 1:30 pm, followed by DJ Azul Darío spinning Tropical Music at 4:00 pm and DJ Stress playing Disco Funk at 6:00 pm, plus a dance performance by the Lani Ale Kau Iluna Polynesian Dance School at 7:00 pm, will add to the festivities.

Puerto Vallarta is renowned for its international cuisine and variety of flavors, and this festival is sponsored by the Municipal Tourism Department and the Vallarta Institute of Culture in an effort to promote the local food culture and the different flavors that our talented chefs offer visitors.

Aguachile is a chili-spiked style of Mexican ceviche. [Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Make plans now to come out to Lazaro Cardenas Park on Sunday, January 26, for the Ninth Festival del Ceviche y Aguachile. You’ll enjoy two of Puerto Vallarta’s most traditional dishes, complemented by live entertainment at this delightfully delicious family-friendly event. Admission is free.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Source: Banderas News