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10th anniversary with the best chefs of the world

Along four days of this coming October, Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta will live the great anniversary celebration featuring the world gastronomy’ most important characters.

 With the motto: Mexico, thanks for so much!, Vallarta Nayarit Gastronomica will have it most special celebration, with Hard Rock Hotel at Riviera Nayarit as the main venue, celebrating 10 consecutive years of being one of the most outstanding gastronomy gatherings, featuring chefs Chefs adding up to 14 MICHELIN STARS AND 18 REPSOL SUNS, besides prominent chefs within the 50 BEST LATIN AMERICA and TOP CHEFS in Mexico and other countries.

SHOWCOOKINGS, PREMIUM TASTINGS, GOURMET WORKSHOPS, GASTRONOMIKIDS, TASTINGS, EXPO ZONE, EXPERTS’ PANELS, PAIRING DINNERS and SPECIAL EVENTS, all within the celebrations of Puerto Vallarta’s Centennial and Riviera Nayarit’s 10th anniversary. For the first time, GUADALAJARA will be the “Guest City” and AEROMEXICO the official airline

This year’s lineup, as it has to be, will be a feast for senses. We will have the following chefs:

Chefs with MICHELIN Stars: 

Ángel León (3 MICHELIN Stars and 3 Repsol Suns)  Aponiente Restaurant, Cádiz – Spain.

Andoni Luis Aduriz (2 MICHELIN Stars and 3 Repsol Suns), Mugaritz Restaurant, Gipuzkoa – Spain.

Kiko Moya (2 MICHELIN Stars and 3 Repsol Suns) L´Escaleta Restaurant, Alicante-Spain

Diego Guerrero (2 MICHELIN Stars and 3 Repsol Suns) Dstage Restaurant, Madrid – Spain.

Kisco García (1 MICHELIN Star and 2 Repsol Suns) Choco Restaurant, Córdoba – Spain.

Diego Gallegos (1 MICHELIN Star and 1 Repsol Sun) Sollo Restaurant, Málaga – Spain.

We will bring together 3 of the Mexican chefs who have achieved a MICHELIN Star in the world:

Roberto Ruiz (1 MICHELIN Star and 2 Repsol Suns) Punto Mx Restaurant, Madrid – Spain.

Paco Méndez (1 MICHELIN Star and 1 Repsol Sun)  Hoja Santa and Niño Viejo Restaurant, Barcelona-Spain. Partner of Albert Adrià.

Carlos Gaytán. – First Mexican chef to achieve a MICHELIN Star, Mexique Restaurant, Chicago.

From 50 BEST LATINOAMERICA, we will have:

Paco Ruano,  Alcalde Restaurant, Guadalajara – Mexico

Gerardo Vázquez Lugo,  Nicos Restaurant, CDMX- Mexico

Diego Hernández Baquedano, Corazón de Tierra Restaurant, Ensenada- Mexico

We will pay homage to Susana Palazuelos‘ career, for a life devoted to gastronomy, and we will have the presence of Chef Inés Páez Nin, “Chef Tita, jury in Master Chef Dominican Republic and highest representative of this Caribbean country’s cuisine.

As a core element of the event, we will have the presence of incredible chefs from Mexico and other countries, each one a story worth telling in themselves:


  • Aarón Mizrahi, Creekstone Farms, CDMX – México
  • Alex Gómez, Jardín Nebulosa, San Sebastián del Oeste, Jalisco
  • Alejandro Espinosa, Rest. Love it, Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Alonso Domínguez, Rest. Nextia, San miguel de Allende- México
  • Alfredo Villanueva, Rest. Romero y Azahar, Monterrey – México
  • Betty Vázquez, Master chef México, Hotel Garza Canela, San Blas, Nayarit
  • Bricio Domínguez Domínguez, Rest. El Jardín de los Milagros y Nextia. Guanajuato – México
  • Darren Walsh, Rest. Lula Bistro, Irlanda/Guadalajara – México
  • David Quevedo, Rest. Camino de Vinos. Guanajuato – México
  • Eduardo Palazuelos, Rest. Mar del Zur, CDMX – México
  • Ernesto Hernández, Rest. Anita Li y Chancho. Guadalajara. México
  • Elías Sapién, Catering y Chef Hotel Villa Premiere – Guadalajara – México
  • Fabián Delgado, Palreal – Guadalajara
  • Fernanda Covarrubias, La Postrería, Guadalajara – México
  • Fernanda Prado, Gelatoscopio, CDMX- México
  • Irving Cano, Sous Chef Hard Rock Vallarta. Riviera Nayarit – México
  • Jesús Escalera, La Postrería. España / Guadalajara – México
  • Joel Ornelas, Rest. Tintoque, Puerto Vallarta – México
  • Jorge Orozco, Rest. La Fondue y Frida, Guadalajara – México.
  • José Alfredo Jiménez, Grupo Marival, Riviera Nayarit – México
  • Luis Pablo Domínguez, Rest. Nextia, San miguel de Allende- México
  • Lula Martin del Campo, Rest. Cascabel, CDMX- México
  • Marc Pauvert, Hotel Four Seasons, Baltimore – USA
  • Memo Wulff, Rest. Barrio Bistro, Puerto Vallarta – México
  • Natividad Toledo, República del Cacao, CDMX – México
  • Oscar Herrera, Rest. “Flor de Nogal” Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua.
  • Raúl Altamirano, Hotel Sheraton, Puerto Vallarta – México
  • Santiago Pérez, Hotel Sheraton, Puerto Vallarta – México
  • Yvan Mucharraz, chef Chileno Bay Resort & Residences. Cabo San Lucas – México

We will also have the presence of important international coach RAMON DIOS from Spain, who will deliver a workshop on GASTROCOACHING.

 The world of wine and distillates will also bring its latest news and products in the hands of sommeliers, mixologists, producers and ambassadors, whereas the Pairing Dinners will be a unique window to the creations of local and guest chefs.

Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica would not be complete without GASTRONOMIKIDS, born in 2016 to stay and support underprivileged kids, as part of our social responsibility program, through love for gastronomy.



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