Christmas Ornament(Updated Dec. 24, 2014)  The holidays are almost upon us. To help you decide where to eat, drink and celebrate this season, we have begun compiling our annual Holiday Dining Guide. We will continue to update this list as we receive additional information, so check back often.

Restaurant Owners: If you are holding a special event or holiday menu, please let us know so we can add them to our list. Don’t forget to login to your account and edit your individual webpages to include this information. If you own a cafe, bar or restaurant and would like to be added to the Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide, email Allyson@JaltembaBayLife.

La Peñita

Backstreet Italian Restaurant: Open as usual. More

Los Compadres Restaurant & Bar: Christmas Day (Dec. 25) Menu: Roasted turkey, baked ham, homemade dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cranberry sauce, green salad, dinner rolls and choice of dessert (homemade apple pie or cheesecake with cherry topping). Time: 5:30-8:30pm. Price: $300 pesos per person; includes glass of wine, beer or soda. Limited seating, so make reservations early in person or via phone. More

Xaltemba Restaurant: Christmas Day (Dec. 25) Menu: Traditional turkey dinner, filete mignon or salmon. New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) Dinner Specials: Salmon, prime rib or filete mignon. Live music “Simon Lamer’s Jazz, R&B, Soul.” Time: 9pm 1am. New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) Dinner Specials: Salmon, prime rib or filete mignon. Closed Christmas Eve.

El Parral de Villa Restaurante Bar: Christmas Day (Dec. 25) Menu: Stuffed turkey or pork loin, both with mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, cranberry sauce, 1 drink (any) and flan for dessert. Romantic live guitar music. Time: 6pm. Price: $200 pesos per person. More

Los Ayala

Santo Remedio Restaurant: Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) Special Christmas Dinner. Price: $250 pesos per person. Romantic music from 8-11pm. New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) Call for information and reservations. More

Rincón de Guayabitos

Don Porfirio Restaurant & Bar: Info to come. More

Latitude 21 Bar & Restaurant: New Years Eve (Dec. 31) Mescales band with special menu. More

Mr. Ribs Restaurant: Open both Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) On New Year’s, dance and enjoy live country western music of Dan & Jack. Serving up our regular menu, including dorado all night long. Time: 6pm til ?? Reservations are necessary, so stop in to get signed up. More

Teriyaki Alex: We will be open as usual for Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). We will be closed on Christmas Day and would rather see you all in churchMore

Toñita III Restaurant: Christmas Day (Dec. 25) Menu: Turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes, veggies and dessert. Time: 6-10pm. Price: $200 pesos per person; included a free drink. DJ music. New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) Music by the Perez Brothers from 7pm-midnight. Menu: Chicken breast stuffed with shrimp and cheese or pork tenderloin with plum sauce (both served with mashed potatoes and vegetables). Price: $300 pesos per person; includes one drink. Tickets: Must be purchased in advance from any Toñita Restaurant. More

Restaurante Villanueva: Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) Menu: Broccoli soup, choice of roasted turkey with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies or stuffed pork chop with same sides. Time: 6pm. Ramon on keyboard (romantic music). New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) Menu: Coconut shrimp stuffed with cream cheese and pineapple sauce on the side, baked potato and steamed veggies; Dorado served on a bed of fried bananas, topped with shrimp and a cheese sauce; or Stuffed pork with bacon, green pepper and cabbage with baked potato and steamed veggies. Comes with flan for dessert and 1 (any) drink. Time: 6pm-1am with jazz music. Price: $250 pesos per personMore

Vista Guayabitos Restaurant & Bar: New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) Menu: Choose from three special 3-course meals (herbed beef fillet, stuffed pork fillet or jumbo shrimp). Price: $280-350 per person. More

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Take a few minutes this holiday season to write a recommendation for your favorite local restaurants. It’s a wonderful way to say thank you, it’s FREE and you will make their holidays just a little brighter!