Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, offers one of Mexico’s most extraordinary vacation and culinary experiences. Nestled in Puerto Vallarta’s stunning southern coastline of clear blue water and pristine white beaches, this contemporary oasis coexists harmoniously with its lush tropical surroundings and boasts a superb culinary offering.
Located just 20 minutes South of Puerto Vallarta, you know you’ve arrived in paradise upon entering Garza Blanca Preserve, a lush nature reserve which houses Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, its sister resort Hotel Mousai, and TierraLuna, a new open-air shopping and entertainment park. Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Puerto Vallarta, enjoy awe-inspiring vistas at every turn overlooking dazzling blue waters and verdant tropical rainforest.
During your visit to Garza Blanca Preserve, we invite you to experience the finest culinary offerings at any of our three signature restaurants – Blanca Blue, BocaDos Steak House, and Aquazul.
Garza Blanca’s culinary offering and approach to the art of fine dining has redefined resort dining. The gourmet restaurants at Garza Blanca showcase fresh, creative, and modern cuisine using only the best techniques, products, and ingredients. Garza Blanca is lucky to have some of Mexico’s most talented chefs running our restaurants.
One of the secrets to Garza Blanca’s innovative culinary offering and excellence across the board is its on-site commissary kitchen, which is run by a kitchen team dedicated to excellence. The commissary kitchen does all the prep work for all of the resort restaurants including making fresh bread, sauces, and condiments on a daily basis, reducing the need for processed or frozen items.
With a commitment to bringing guests the best service possible, Garza Blanca raises the bar by housing one of the most extensive wine cellars in Puerto Vallarta with professional sommeliers at your disposal to recommend the perfect wine to complement your meal, contributing to an overall exquisite dining experience.
Talented mixologists at each of our restaurants are also at the ready to prepare refreshing vacation inspired cocktails and beverages that will bring color to your cheeks and put a smile on your face.
Coupled with the modern elegance of the breathtaking dining settings and first-class service, you know you are in paradise.
Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge
Blanca Blue at Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta is an award-winning contemporary gourmet restaurant dedicated to the ever-evolving culinary arts and latest trends in gastronomy and Mexican cuisine. The beachfront restaurant boasts fantastic views of Banderas Bay’s pristine white sand beaches and its clear blue water, with a sleek and inviting contemporary interior that mirrors the elegance of the modern cuisine.
With a fusion of quintessential Mexican flavors, high quality local products, and modern preparations presented with modern aesthetics taking center stage, the inspiring menu at Blanca Blue has been crafted to thrill foodies with its innovative perspective on Mexican cuisine. The dishes are so beautifully presented it’s almost a shame to disturb the culinary offerings on the plate.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can begin and end your day with awe-inspiring food and beverages that wow the contemporary diner.
The breakfast menu elevates continental breakfast favorites of French Toast, Eggs Benedict and Exotic Fruit into something special. Iconic and delicious Mexican favorites of Chilaquiles, Huevos Ranchero or Steak & Egg Tampquena are taken to a new level of their culinary offering. The Molletes Trilogy and Aztec Crepe put a delicious and modern twist on Mexican classics. Is there a better way to start your day?
Midday fare celebrates fresh ingredients prepared to create a feast for the senses which are heightened when overlooking the shimmering waters of Banderas Bay.
With the best fish readily available at its front door, it’s no wonder that the menu highlights these amazing ingredients. Try the Shrimp Aguachile, White Fish Ceviche, or Yellow Fin Tuna Steak for fantastic flavors of the sea.
Mexico is also home to high quality meat and poultry which is also at the heart of Mexican cuisine. Tacos of tender beef, duck, or pork are must-haves as are the succulent chicken and Italian pasta favorites.
The dinner menu provides inspiration for the palate and takes your emotions on a taste odyssey. Begin your culinary journey with some tasty starters of soups, tacos, salads, and appetizers of Squash Blossom Quesadillas, Hot Pot Mole, or Cactus Paddle Salad – the perfect way to prepare your palette for an extraordinary meal to come. The Blanca Blue entrée specialties of Suckling Pig Roll or Red Pozole with Pork will send your taste buds reeling.
Pair your delicious meal with top shelf cocktails or fine wine from Garza Blanca’s extensive wine cellar which boasts more than 2,300 bottles of imported and artisan Mexican wine. With its first-class service and delicious food, it’s clear why Blanca Blue is a shining star amid the Puerto Vallarta culinary scene for foodies from around the world.
Blanca Blue dishes range from $200 MXN ($10 USD) to $580 MXN ($28 USD).
Hours: 6:00 am to 11:00 pm
Fun Tip: Wine tasting is available for all interested wine connoisseurs at Blanca Blue
BocaDos Steak House – Mixology and Grill
BocaDos Steak House – Mixology and Grillis situated in a magical and perfect hillside spot on the Garza Blanca Preserve, overlooking the breathtaking and seemingly endless Banderas Bay. This modern steakhouse takes its culinary offering to the next level, priding itself on giving diners a memorable culinary experience by combining exceptional service and perfectly prepared cuisine.
BocaDos restaurant has a chic, yet informal setting that is very welcoming with a choice of two seating areas. Inside you can enjoy the ocean view and chic décor of contemporary wood furnishings and details while the terrace provides an intimate setting where flickering flame-torches and candles offer a warm romantic glow each evening to watch the sunset.
Award winning chefs have created an innovative menu that is dedicated to providing exquisite gastronomical options that are artfully prepared from the highest quality ingredients. A fusion of international flavors is blended seamlessly into Mexican cuisine to pack a flavor punch into each dish.
You are invited to embark on a voyage of discovery for your palate. Come with an appetite for melt-in-your-mouth steaks, an exciting array of fresh seafood, locally sourced vegetarian goodness, and decadent desserts. To complete your culinary experience, we have a trained sommelier on hand to make wine pairing recommendations for your meal from our Garza Blanca wine cellar featuring artisan Mexican and imported wine. Or choose from the best craft beer and refreshing artisan cocktails.
Begin your meal with any of our fresh and tasty bites to share – Jicama Wraps, Quinoa Ceviche, Fresh Tuna Dices or why not try something hot and spicy like the Aguachile Shrimps?
With a choice of nine different prime beef cuts ranging from juicy Skirt Steak, Tenderloin and Flank steak to the dry-aged Porterhouse, Bone-In Ribeye and New York steak – there’s something for everyone. There’s even a hefty 20 oz Cowboy Steak and 30 oz Porterhouse Steak to share among a few people.
BocaDos Steak House dry ages a handful of their prime steaks on site which is key to producing perfect marbling, resulting in tender and flavor packed steak that is then cooked to perfection. Accompany your steak with any of the mouth-watering sauces combined with fresh and savory sides, then let the feast begin.
We’ll also tempt you with our other fresh and flavorful culinary delights coming from sea and land – Caribbean Salad, New Orleans Shrimp, Pork Ribs, and fresh Pacific Salmon.
We have decadent sweets made by some of Mexico’s best pastry chefs to finish off your meal on the perfect note. With BocaDos Steak House’s attention to detail from preparation to presentation to place, food lovers will experience a meal like no other.
Prices range from $200 MXN ($10 USD) to $1,800 MXN ($85 USD)
Hours:Open from Breakfast from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and Dinner from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (closed for lunch)
Aquazul Beach Bar & Lounge
Aquazul Beach Bar & Lounge has stunning views of both the infinity pool and the powder-white sands lining the crystalline waters of Garza Blanca’s beach. It is the first choice for beach and poolside lunch and snacking by day and authentic Italian cuisine by night.
Aquazul is located right next to the beach beside the two swimming pools near Garza Blanca’s lobby and has spectacular views from every vantage point, reminding you that you are in paradise.
During the day, Aquazul specializes in gourmet Mexican and continental snacks including favorites such as burgers, salads, guacamole, and ceviche.
The talented team of chefs elevate typical food fare and give the dishes a sophisticated twist, expertly crafted to combine mouthwatering flavors that are beautifully presented, while keeping simplicity in mind. The extensive and versatile daytime menu is perfect for the whole family.
Just in time for sunset, Aquazul prepares for beachside dining on the beach deck and switches its menu to fine Italian cuisine featuring authentic and delicious appetizers, pizzas, and pastas – all crowd pleasers for foodies with a passion for Italian cuisine.
With a staff of knowledgeable mixologists at the ready, pair your meal with an artisanal cocktail or get a recommendation for the perfect wine chosen from its bountiful wine cellar to compliment your dinner choices.
Dessert is a must while on vacation and a must at Aquazul where you have a fantastic assortment of sweet delicacies to choose from.
Hours: Lunch from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Italian restaurant from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Each of our three signature Garza Blanca Preserve gourmet restaurants will treat you to modern gastronomy infused with flavors of Mexico and beyond. Vacation is the time to indulge yourself with the best of the best and Garza Blanca is the perfect place to do it while indulging in its next-level culinary offering.