What’s NEW & Happening Around Town (updated weekly)

There is so much going on in the Jaltemba Bay area. We update this section each week to include business openings and closings, new menu items and specials, updated class and music schedules, new hours and even changes in location.

Also visit our Community Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming and ongoing events and Jaltemba Bay Folk for detailed information about music and class schedules, dinner specials, meeting updates and more posted by business owners.

February 17, 2013

Editor’s Note: This post will no longer be updated weekly. To find out what’s happening around town, please sign up to receive our newsletter and visit our Community Calendar. Thanks!

February 12, 2013

El Gigio Italian Pizzeria: There are still has a few spots available for their upcoming Italian Cooking Classes on Tuesdays, February 19 (Meat and Fish) and February 26 (Appetizers and Sweets). Reserve your spot today.  More Info

Las Brisas Restaurant: On Wednesday, February 13, Tiki will have Manuel & Friends live, a great dinner choice (barbecue ribs, Kahlua Shrimp or Mexican plate), exotic margaritas and more. 6-9pm.  More Info

February 6, 2013

El Gigio Italian Pizzeria: Due to the few number of people who registered, they have decided to cancel their first Italian cooking class scheduled for Tuesday, February 5th. If there is enough interest, they will reschedule this class in March after the other three classes.  More Info

MOVING: Fitness Pad: Thursday, February 28 will be the last day in their present location. They will reopen under new ownership on Friday, March 1. Please visit their new location upstairs George & Gary’s Tres Banderas Cafe, just a few blocks away. Del Dilkie wants to thank everyone in the community for their support over the last 3 years!  More Info

Glassworks Studio: Jo just announced her class schedule for February and it is filled with fun stuff — stepping stones, stained glass mosaics, dichroic fused glass jewelry, memorial stones and a fused glass workshop. Sign up now!  More Info

Las Brisas Restaurant: Starting Friday, February 1, Tiki will temporarily change his hours at Las Brisas Restaurant in La Penita due to the malecon construction. He will continue to be open Thursday-Sunday until further notice.  More Info

US Consular Meeting: On Wednesday, February 13, the US Consular Agency of Nuevo Vallarta will be holding a town meeting to educate the public about the new Mexican laws regarding visa renewal and temporary importation of foreign plated cars to Mexico.  More Info

January 30, 2013

“El Famoso” Horseshoe Tournament: The 15th Annual / 6th Memorial “El Famoso” Horseshoe Tournament scheduled for February 9 has been temporarily postponed. We will update you when we learn more.

El Gigio Italian Pizzeria: El Gigio just announced their class schedule for this season’s Italian Cooking Classes. Classes will be held every Tuesday during the month of February. Reserve one class or all four.  More Info

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR): The January/February JBAR newsletter includes an update about the “Paws for the Cause” event, dogs and cats for adoptions, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the upcoming spay and neuter clinic in April 2013.  More Info

La Bodega Wine & Spirits: It’s sad, but true. La Bodega Wine & Spirits is going out of business. Stop by their store this Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 9am-6pm to get a deal on the last of their inventory. Everything must go.

Las Brisas: Tiki will have live music by Manuel & Friends and three dinner specials this Wednesday, January 30th starting at 5pm. Dinner is a choice of barbecue ribs, fish fillet or a combo plate (arrachera, barbecue chicken and garlic shrimp). Please stop by and support him.  More Info

Mateja’s: Mateja just announced her Fat Tuesday Celebration on February 19th. $250 pesos per person (or $20 USD/CAD), all the beer and margaritas you can drink from 3-7pm. Live music by the Rhythm Roosters. Dinner special is Caribbean Chicken. Reservation are required.  More Info

Salvador’s: They’ve just announced upcoming special events for February: Super Bowl (Feb. 3), Mardi Gras (Feb. 12) and Valentine’s Day (see above).  More Info

January 23, 2013

Toñita III Restaurant: Join Julio on Monday, January 28 for a special dinner with the Perez Brothers. Dinner choice is Stuffed Steak with ham & cheese and mornay sauce or Poblano Peppers, Fish & Shrimp wrapped in foil and baked. Includes one drink. Tickets are $200 pesos each.  More Info

January 16, 2013

El Gigio Italian Pizzeria: Mark you calendars for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 18-20 because Egidio’s mother, “Mama Dolores,” is flying in from Italy and will be preparing special dinner items all weekend long. Advanced reservations are required.  More Info

Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.): Every Monday morning, starting January 14, J.E.E.P. will be holding “work days.” Volunteers are needed to come up the hill in La Peñita and pitch in at the paddock. No experience necessary, just pull on your boots, grab your gloves, fill your water bottle, dress to get dirty, and dress for the weather. Meet in the Los Compadres Resort parking lot at 8am.  More Info

January 9, 2013

Glassworks Studio: Experience the touch, feel and creative process of clay at Glassworks Studio new “Introduction to Pottery” class. The class is held Wednesdays in January (4 classes in all), beginning today.  More Info

Guayabitos Yoga: Agneta just updated her class schedule and is now offering several new classes throughout the week including Hatha, Hot Yoga and Pilates.  More Info

Las Alejandras Restaurant: Every Tuesday beginning January 8, Las Alejandras will once again offer Happy Hour and live music by Manuel & Friends. Tuesday dinner specials include their Plato Mexicano, BBQ Ribs and Kahlua Shrimp.  More Info

Latitude 21 Bar & Restaurant: Latitude 21 is now open for the season and they have live music almost every night. Thursdays is BBQ Rib night, and you can listen to the sounds of the waves while enjoying the Perez Brothers on the beach on Saturdays.  More Info

Los Compadres Restaurant & Bar: Their Oyster Bar opened for the season last Friday, January 4. Head up the hill to enjoy Grilled Oysters, Jalapeño Oysters, Peel n Eat Shrimp, Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl (which is new this season) or Pizza served under the palapa by the pool every Friday from 4-9pm.  More Info

Mateja’s Bar & Grill: Mateja has made a few changes to her music schedule: Deep River Duo is playing Thursdays and Geno is jamming on Saturdays. She’s got live music from 2-5pm daily and cold beer all the time.  More Info

Toñita III Restaurant: Starting this Thursday, January 10, Julio will be offering a special BBQ Rib Dinner every Monday and Thursday for only $250 pesos for 2 people. And on Tuesday, January 15, they will have a special Dinner & Dance with the Perez Brothers.  More Info

NEW: WashanWear Car Wash: To serve their customers better, Martin & Monica have opened a new Car Wash in Guayabitos in addition to their mobile car wash service. They are now located 100 meters north of the water tower on the east side of Highway 200 and are open from 8am-5pm daily.  More Info

December 19, 2012

Toñita III Restaurant: Julio still has some tickets left for their Christmas Dinner & Dance on December 25. Dinner and live music by LA Connection.  More Info.  Also click here to view the event poster.

December 12, 2012

Clinica Renteria: On December 15-16, Clinica Renteria will have a visiting specialist in Pterygium (Surfer’s Eye) and an Ophthalmologist from Guadalajara. Call their office to schedule an appointment (Spanish and English).  More Info

El Rincon del Arabe: Join Lucy & Haitham for Christmas Dinner. They will be serving lamb, turkey, tabouli, tajine, Arabic-style potatoes, pann nan, dessert and an apertif. Dinner starts at 7pm and reservations are required.  More Info

FOR SALE: Fitness Pad: Del Dilkie has decided to sell Fitness Pad, including all the equipment, mirrors, mats, locker stand, clothes rack, their client list and more. Health nuts don’t fret; they will remain open through the end of February.  More Info

Hamaca Maya: Hala will be receiving a new shipment of clay and ceramic nativity sets in various sizes and colors. She is also offering free Christmas gift wrapping with any purchase through December 24.  More Info

Las Brisas Restaurant: Tonight will be the last “Party on the Beach” at Las Brisas this season. Stop by between 5-8pm for dinner (choice of Ribs, Surf & Turf Shish Kabobs or Kahlua Shrimp) and live music by Manuel & Friends. After this week, the party will move inside because they are beginning work on the Malecon. More Info

Latitude 21 Bar & Restaurant: Their first event of the season is scheduled for Thursday, December 20. All you can eat BBQ Ribs plus regular menu and live music by the Rhythm Roosters. Reservations are recommended.  More Info

Los Compadres Restaurant: Loretta will be serving a special Christmas Dinner with turkey, ham, homemade dressing, mashed potatoes and more. Tickets are $300 pesos and only 75 tickets will be sold.  More Info

Mateja’s Bar & Grill: Mateja has just announced her music line-up for the season, which includes live music by Roosters Unplucked, Dos Bertos & Las Musas, Jeff, Geno’s Jam and Black Diamond daily from 2-5pm.  More Info

Photo Exhibition by Miguel Antonio Pérez Cardenas: Miguel Pérez, the owner of El Espejo de Agua in La Colonia, has 37 photographs on display at Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria. You can view them until Sunday, December 15.  More Info

December 5, 2012

Annie’s Watercolor Class: Due to a scheduling overlap, Annie is moving her free watercolor classes in Guayabitos from Tuesdays to Wednesdays. Classes will be held from 9:30am-noon beginning December 12.  More Info and Map

Glassworks Studio: Jo has just announced two new classes: Introduction to Pottery and a special Dichroic Jewelry Class. Both classes start in December. For more information, view our featured article here “Glassworks Studio Open House Update & New Class Schedule.”

Salvador’s Restaurant: Celebrate Christmas and/or New Year’s Eve at Salvador’s Restaurant in Guayabitos. All 4 parties include dinner and live music. Reservations must be made in advance.  More Info and Map

Toñita III Restaurant: Julio just announced the details for their Christmas and New Year’s parties at Toñita III in Guayabitos. They will also be offering Tianguis Specials on both Mondays and Thursdays beginning December 15.  More Info, Menu and Map

November 28, 2012

El Gigio Italian Pizzeria: Egido & Mary are reopening their pizzeria in La Peñita this Thursday, November 29 at 10am for breakfast during the Tianguis. Stop by to say hello and to enjoy their wonderful fresh salads, pastas, pizzas and other Italian dishes. Reservations are recommended.  More Info, Menu and Map

SPECIAL RATES: El Sueño de Los Ayala: Book a 1-week stay at El Sueño de Los Ayala between now and the end of December to take advantage of their Christmas special rate of $600 USD per week.  More Info, Rates and Map

Glassworks Studio: Jo Lorimer invites everyone to an Open House this Sunday, December 2. Stop by between 3-7pm to see her studio in La Colonia and learn what Glassworks Studio is all about. Live music by Manuel & Friends.  More Info and Map

International Margarita Challenge 2013: Event details were just announced for this year’s challenge. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 6 at Piña Colada Restaurant in Guayabitos. Tickets are only $200 pesos and will be available soon. Watch here for more details.  More Info

Jaltemba Bay Fashion Show: Tickets go on sale as of this Thursday, November 29 both online and at the Tianguis in La Peñita (in front of Soley Restaurant) and sell for $40 USD/CAN or $400 pesos. This year’s Fashion Show will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. More details to come.  More Info

Las Alejandras Restaurant: Stop by Las Alejandras after the Tianguis in Guayabitos every Monday to have lunch and take advantage of their new Happy Hour from 12-2pm. On Tuedays, they offer dinner specials and live music by Manuel & Friends from 6-9pm.  More Info, Menu and Map

Mateja’s Bar & Grill: Celebrate Mateja’s 9th Anniversary this Saturday, December 1. Tickets are $20 CAN/USD or $250 pesos and include all the beer and margaritas you can drink, chicken dinner and live music by the Rhythm Roosters.  More Info, Menu and Map

MotoFiesta Guayabitos 2013: The dates are set… over 500 bikers will roll into Guayabitos on June 7-9, 2013 to enjoy a weekend full of concerts, contests, adrenaline and a whole lot of fun. Watch for more details here. For more info about last year’s event, click here.

SPECIAL RATES: Perla del Mar B&B: Stay at Perla del Mar B&B in La Peñita between now and December 20, 2012 and pay only $100 USD/night for any 1 bedroom guest room (or $200 USD/night for their 2 bedroom Casita).  More Info, Rates and Map

NEW: Soley Argentina Steak House: Daniel will open his new Argentinean restaurant this Thursday, November 29. He will be open from 9am-1pm for breakfast during the Tianguis and then again at 6pm for dinner featuring steak and other barbeque specialties. For reservations, call 274-2602. Website and menu to come.

November 21, 2012

Casa Cooking Classes: Debra just announced the Casa Cooking Guest Chef Series with Diego Muñoz from Vista Guayabitos Restaurant. Classes are scheduled for December 10 and 17. These classes will likely fill quickly, so reserve your space now.  More Info

Deseo Galeria: Deseo Galeria is gearing up to place its annual group order of handcrafted custom-made Equipale furniture. All orders must be received by Wednesday, November 28. Depending on the size of the order, it should take 3-4 weeks to manufacture and ship. Contact Allyson for details and/or to get a copy of her current catalog.  More Info

Fitness Pad: Del is now offering a special rate of $350 pesos/month or $50 pesos/day for November and December. And as a bonus, new clients get free personal training with Luis (by appointment only). Get connected, get moving and get in shape!  More Info

Sergio’s Tours: Sergio has announced his tour schedule for this season. He offers 1-day trips to San Sebastian del Oeste, Compostela, San Blas/La Tovara, Puerto Vallarta and Chacala. He also offers 2- to 6-night tours to Mexico City, a Colonial Tour to Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, a Morelia Butterfly Tour and several tours to Guadalajara, Tonala and Tequila.  More Info

November 13, 2012

NEW: Backstreet Italian Restaurant: Daniel will begin serving dinner at the new Backstreet Italian Restaurant this Friday, November 16. They are located on the back side of the Equinoxio Mall walkway in Guayabitos (across the street from El Rodeo Restaurant). They are open from 6-10pm; closed Thursdays.  More Info, Menu and Map

SPECIAL RATES: San Lucas Apartments: Stay at these new deluxe apartments in La Peñita between now and December 20, 2012 and receive $200 USD OFF the regular weekly rate. Book by November 23.  More Info and Map

Teriyaki Time: Teriyaki Time, located behind Oxxo in Guayabitos, is now open Monday-Saturday from 11am-8pm. On Sundays, you’ll find Mike, Wendy and their crew serving up their popular breakfast menu starting at 8am, followed by their regular menu at 1pm. Stop by to say hello and get a bite to eat.  More Info, Menu and Map

November 6, 2012

Las Brisas: Starting this Wednesday, November 7, Manuel & Friends will be jamming on the beach at Las Brisas Restaurant in La Peñita from 5-8pm… and grooving to the tunes is encouraged! Tiki will also be offering a different dinner special each week.  More Info and Map

Latitude 21:
The crew at Latitude 21 Bar & Restaurant in Guayabitos re-opened last Thursday, November 1. Currently, they are open from 11am-5pm for lunch. Watch for more information about their exciting music line-up in coming weeks.  More Info

Vista Guayabitos: Vista Guayabitos Restaurant opened their doors yesterday (Monday, November 5) so we can finally reveal their menu filled with delicious new dishes like Empanadas with cheese and corn, Gruyere Shrimp with mashed potatoes and gruyere cheese, Mahi-Mahi Fillet with teriyaki sauce, an Apple Salad with carmelized nuts and blue cheese, a Chocolate Brownie with vanilla ice cream and more.  Info, New Menu and Map

October 30, 2012

El Gigio Italian Pizzeria: Egido and Mary will re-open the doors to their well-known pizzeria in La Peñita on December 1. They are opening a little later than usual due to the birth of their new baby (read more).  Info, New Menu and Map

El Panorama Villa Hotel B&B will start serving up Breakfast at Tiffany’s beginning this Sunday, November 4. They have added a continental breakfast to the menu, and 10% of the proceeds will once again be donated to JBAR. This season, they are also offering breakfast or dinner during the week for groups with advanced reservations.  Info and Map

Vista Guayabitos Restaurant: Just a reminder that Vista Guayabitos will re-open their doors for the season this Monday, November 5 so stop by to see their newly remodeled space and enjoy the spectacular view. We will be releasing their new menu soon.  Info and Map

Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria: Xaltemba re-opens today Tuesday, October 30. Everyone is invited to attend their official Day of the Dead Kick-Off celebration this Friday, November 2nd (read more).  Info and Map

October 23, 2012

Glassworks Studio: Jo Lorimer just announced her class schedule for this season, which includes a Stained Glass Workshop, an Introduction to Glass Fusing, a Fused Glass Open Workshop and a new Pottery Workshop at her studio in La Colonia. Classes begin in November and registration is now open. Info, Class Schedule and Map

Guayabitos Yoga: Outdoor yoga classes will begin on Monday, November 5. You’ll still find the great multi-level classes, but Agneta has added a new Hot Yoga class to the mix taught by her son, Ezra. Classes are suitable for beginners to intermediates and are open to drop-ins. Info, Class Schedule and Map

October 16, 2012

La Bodega Wine & Spirits, located in the Equinoxio Mall in Guayabitos, reopened yesterday (Monday, October 15). Cliff has an extensive inventory of liquor, whiskey, tequila, an ever-changing selection of wine and the always popular Delaney’s Irish Cream Liqueur.  Info, Hours and Map

Los Compadres Restaurant & Bar will reopen for the season on Monday, October 29, so head up the hill to enjoy some good eats (including a few new menu items) and their fabulous view.  Info, New Menu and Map

October 9, 2012

NEW: Banco Azteca: As most of you have probably heard, there is a new bank in La Peñita (next to Bancomer). After much anticipation, Banco Azteca opened their doors this past Thursday, October 4.  Read More

UPDATE: Bank Exchange Rules: Neither Bancomer nor Banco Azteca will exchange $100 bills from Canada or the US. They will, however, accept $50 and smaller denominations.  Read More

Salvador’s Restaurant: Salvador’s announced a few upcoming specials and events – Tuesdays starting Oct. 16: All You Can Eat Shrimp Dinner; Oct. 26: Dinner & Dancing with the Perez Brothers; Dec. 24: Christmas Dinner & Dancing with the Perez Brothers and Salvador’s Band.  Info and Map  Event Info

Teriyaki Time in Guayabitos re-opened their doors to a great crowd this past Saturday, October 6. Mike has added some tasty new items to their menu. They are currently open Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October (they will resume their regular hours in November).  Info, Hours, New Menu and Map

October 2, 2012

MOVED: Albercas de Vallarta moved into their newly constructed store in Guayabitos in June. In addition to selling pool supplies and equipment, they now stock hardware items, garden supplies and more.  Info and Map

Annie’s Watercolor Classes: Painters of all levels of expertise are welcome to join together for some painting fellowship. Classes start December 11 and are free.  Info and Map

Casa Cooking Classes: Debra Triplett and Betty Nuñez have just added three more dates to their popular authentic Mexican cooking classes. Classes begin November 22 and registration is open!  Info and Map

MOVED: El Rincón del Arabe: Lucy and Haitham celebrated the grand opening of their newly remodeled restaurant in La Peñita on Saturday, September 29. Their new space is bright and open, and guests will enjoy dining on their roof-top patio with views of the ocean.  Info and Map

Hinde y Jaime’s Restaurant: Patty and crew opened their doors for the season this past Friday, September 28. They will be open 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm. Stop by to say hello and enjoy their famous Fish and Shrimp Tacos.  Info and Map

NEW: Real Nayar Hospital: The Real Nayar Hospital, located on the corner of Alfredo V. Bonfil and Bahia de Banderas in La Peñita, opened on June 17. They have 10 doctors, 15 patient rooms and a 24-hour clinical laboratory.  Read more

Vista Guayabitos Restaurant is scheduled to re-open on November 5 when they will reveal their new look and exciting new menu. They remodeled this summer and are in the process of converting part of their restaurant into condominiums (you can read more about it here).  Info and Map

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