La Tienda Grande in Ixtapa: One of Puerto Vallarta’s Culinary Jewel

16 January, 2024
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Puerto Vallarta proudly showcases an extensive array of culinary delights, earning its global reputation as a treasure trove for food enthusiasts. Here, one can embark on a gastronomic adventure, exploring a diverse range of restaurants offering delectable cuisines from around the world. However, the culinary journey doesn’t stop within the city limits; it extends into nearby areas, revealing culinary treasures waiting to be uncovered!

Today, we are thrilled to share about a delightful gem nestled in Ixtapa, located on the north side of Puerto Vallarta. A quick 30-minute drive or a picturesque 45-minute bus ride will transport you to this charming town steeped in history.

Despite its ongoing growth, Ixtapa carries a unique past. In its prime, it rivaled Puerto Vallarta in significance, boasting various essential stores and establishments that were absent in the still-small town of Puerto Vallarta. Over time, Puerto Vallarta surpassed Ixtapa in growth, emerging as one of the most prominent landmarks in the state of Jalisco and Mexico. But, let’s save that narrative for another day; today, our focus is on unveiling a culinary secret in this vibrant town adjacent to Puerto Vallarta.


La Tienda Grande

Photo: La Tienda Grande


Tucked away in a charming corner of Ixtapa’s old cobblestone streets, food enthusiasts will discover a true gold mine: La Tienda Grande. This restaurant was conceived to bring to life the culinary vision of its chef and owner, inspired by the women from his early days and various experiences throughout his journey as a renowned chef in Mexico. La Tienda Grande’s menu is a celebration of Mexican flavors, infused with influences from other cuisines that have inspired Chef Salvador Carrillo.

The restaurant recently underwent a menu refresh, continuously surprising foodies with new dishes. Beyond the delectable food, the cocktails, inspired by the chef’s childhood, are a definite hit, far from a miss. La Tienda Grande opens from Wednesday to Sunday, from 5 pm to 11 pm, and reservations are recommended due to limited seating. But trust us, the adventure to Ixtapa is well worth it.

For those craving a culinary experience during the weekends, La Tienda Grande also offers breakfasts, with opening hours on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.


La Tienda Grande

Photo: La Tienda Grande


We could go ahead and embellish you with more information on what you’re up to when visiting this restaurant, but we truly want you to go ahead and discover it, creating your own experience and sensation, so you can give a nice treat to your foodie heart! If you want to take a look at their menu and dishes, go make a stop at their Facebook.

This is the initial recommendation in a series for food enthusiasts that we’ll be sharing here and there, so keep a close eye on the next blog post for another delectable suggestion just for you, foodies!


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Embark on a culinary journey that lasts a lifetime. Your dream home in this vibrant paradise awaits.



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