Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Weather
Fruit and Vegetables at the market in Puerto Vallarta.

For markets we have those Big Box stores, like Walmart, Sam’s and Costco plus Mexican equivalents like Soriana, but most of the locals shop daily at the Municipal Markets and local stores in their Colonia. Imported items can be found at specialty stores.


Los Mercados Market.

Under one roof this market has Specialty Stores. Four tasteful shops ring the central courtyard offering locals and visitors to Puerto Vallarta a place to enjoy the best specials. A great Deli Market, Pastry & Coffee Shop, Fresh Produce, Wine & Spirits and even a Pottery Studio. see below.  Closed from Aug.10th to Oct.5th.

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We love to pair food and wine and our skilled bilingual staff can assist you in navigating a wide and ever-changing stock of wines from all over the world, in all price ranges.
Premium imported and national spirits are also available. Wine appreciation classes are scheduled on the first and third Thursday of every month from November – April.

Aquiles Serdan # 265 Tel. 222-0383 Half a block east of Insurgentes.

Open 9am-8pm Mon-Sat. Summer closes at 6pm  Closed from Aug.10th to Oct.5th.

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Mikey's Delicatessen in Puerto Vallarta.

Fine Foods & Delicatessen.  Offering fully prepared foods, meals and quality meats cut to order.  You’ll find homemade sausages and bacon with a wonderful selection of breads and gourmet cheeses.  Plus everything that you would expect from a fine deli: sandwiches, salads and deli meats, including homemade pastrami, roast beef and turkey.  Gourmet meals without the headache! Check out our expanded imported goods and pantry area, including all of your favorites; plus eggs, yogurt, half-and-half, fresh baked bread and more. 322-223-0588
Web Site  Closed from Aug.10th to Oct.5th.


Pig Out Groceries in Puerto Vallarta.

Our good friend Robin Spencer, provides an incredible shopping service.
Count on her to do your shopping and delivery.
She also offer catering services for private dinners or appetizer parties.
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K'Rico coffee shop.

An air-conditioned café, houses the best,made-from-scratch, baked goods, pastries, cakes and tarts, where each and every bite is a memorable one. Our flaky, buttery croissants and quadruple stuffed chocolatines pair beautifully with our fresh ground coffee, espresso drinks and teas. Website.  Closed from Aug.10th to Oct.5th.


Don Fresco Store.

Our climate controlled shop keeps everything fresh and tasty and you will love our selection and variety. This also means that we offer interesting and hard to find produce, such as fresh herbs, yellow lemons, sweet potatoes, shallots, fresh berries and more. With Mother Nature’s help, we bring you locally grown heirloom tomatoes and a wonderful selection of lettuces.  Only the best from our many suppliers and local farmers will make it into the bins of Don Fresco. Website.  Closed from Aug.10th to Oct.5th.


Fireworks Pottery Studio at Los Mercados.

Our cheery studio is the ideal place to paint your heart out! Even non-artistic types are welcome to select their favorite piece to paint, it’s easy and fun. We have books, stencils and painted samples available for inspiration and Bea is always there to help.
Draw your design, paint it and sign it. We glaze it, fire it and you pick it up within four days. Everything is included in the price of your pottery, no hidden fees. All of our materials are non-toxic. Website.  Closed from Aug.10th to Oct.5th.


Puerto Vallarta Fish Market.

Most Colonias have a Municipal Market close by. They include stands for all types of produce, butchers, fishmongers, grocers, semilla stores (dried goods and cereals), fruits and vegetables. They all have associated stands serving various meals. The best for seafood used to be in Colonia 5 de Diciembre, but the main fishmonger now has a branch by  Colonia Emiliano Zapata Municipal Market. Map which has to be the most attractive, The market Palmar de Aramara is close to the Marina Map.


Fruit at the Old Town Farmer's Market.

Not a traditional Farmer’s Market, some fresh produce but more non Mexican fare. Fresh Bagels, British Pies, Preserves, Salsas and Artisan Bread are some of the produce for sale. There’s also fresh food available from Thai to Tamale. During all this, Live Music.
During the Dry Season, every Saturday (9:30-2) through April 30, 2016
Parque Lázaro Cárdenas Map.


An ear of corn.

The pre-Cortes inhabitants of Mexico invented the famous tortillas of that country between 2000 and 1000 B.C., when most historians agree that corn began to be cultivated in Guatemala and in southern Mexico. – Jack B. Kemmerer
Traditionally made by hand, several Taco Stands still do! they are now produced by a machine that was first invented in the early 1900s. You’ll find them all around, but not so many in the tourist areas (beach). They all make the traditional Corn tortilla except one, that only makes fresh Wheat tortillas, even Whole Wheat. Vallarta Botanera, Naranjo #278