PUERTO VALLARTA Nov 26, 2016:  Taste Restaurant at Casa Cupula is pleased to announce that it will host the 2nd Annual Amapas Neighborhood Association Dinner Dance “Homecoming” Thursday, December 1, 2016.

The annual Dinner Dance is already the social event of the season for members of the ANA and friends.  This year’s theme is “Homecoming”, recognizing that the ANA is welcoming back many part-year residents from the US and Canada for the winter season.

“Last year’s inaugural Dinner Dance was successful beyond our greatest ​expectations,” said Robin Spencer, ANA’s Events Manager and Board Member. “This year’s guests will be treated to a four course dinner with dessert, welcome drink, wine and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Taste’s amazing chefs. Musical entertainment will be by the amazing Paul Fracassi.  We’ll also have a DJ so there will be dancing all night”.

Taste’s Creative Mexican Cuisine will begin with a Cupula Salad and Cream of Poblano Soup, and includes a choice of Chile en Nogada or Lamb Mixiote as the main course, with a platter of Huitlacoche Risotto. A dessert sampler platter will top off the experience which is being provided at cost to the ANA by Taste.

A cruise aboard the party boat “Tequila Sunrise” with catered lunch by Robin Spencer will be auctioned off to benefit the ANA. Everyone attending will receive corsages and boutonnieres by Flowers to Go, as well as a gift bag with great prizes.  Each individual or couple attending will be professionally photographed by Josef Kandoll Wepplo at the event’s “Step and Repeat”.

The Amapas Neighborhood Association is one of Puerto Vallarta’s largest and most active neighborhood associations.  With over 400 members, the Association’s goal is to improve the quality of life in Amapas, focusing on security, infrastructure, responsible development and member social events.  “This year we took on our largest project ever, to repave a major section of Calle Hortencias, now in process,” said Tom Swale, ANA’s President.  “We just opened a new office at 111-3 Rodolfo Gomez to better serve our members, and provide space for our many meetings with city officials.”

Tickets are a $1,900.00 peso donation, and include everything – even tax and tip!

Tickets are available at the ANA Office during business hours, or by paypal. just click the “button” below:









Out of town members who cannot make the event are encouraged to donate to the ANA at www.gofundme.com/ANADinnerDance2 With the event provided at cost by Taste, the ANA expects to raise over $70,000 pesos from the Dinner Dance.  All proceeds will be used by the ANA to further its work. The ANA expects a sellout crowd again this year, so book tickets soon.

Taste Restaurant’s recent renovations include air conditioning and a new awning to allow for a lovely dining experience rain or shine. With large indoor and outdoor video screens, the restaurant hosts intimate private dinners and large events.

Taste Restaurant is located at Casa Cupula boutique hotel, and is open for dinner serving Creative Mexican Cuisine from 6pm-11pm Wednesday to Saturday.  Breakfast and lunch are available from 9am-5pm under the direction of Chef Cesar Bajaras. Casa Cupula’s legendary Sunday Mimosa brunch is open to the public from 10am to 2pm.


Hours: Monday-Saturday Breakfast & Lunch 9-5
Dinner Wednesday-Saturday 6-11
Sunday brunch 10am-2pm, Sunday Pool Party 2-6pm
322-223-2484 x151 or taste@casacupula.com

Visit Taste at www.taste.com.mx for more information and online reservations.


Following “the Low Season That Wasn’t” (national and international tourism was up, business was good, parking was bad), the coming High Season will be jumpin’ with even more people, events and activities.
Check out our November ANA Calendar, and save these dates!


Thursday, November 10, ANA ‘Office Party’ at Fusion Bar/Restaurant.  Let’s all get together, from 6 to 8 (or so) for a special ‘ANA Happy Hour’ to support our new ANA office and help pay for necessary furniture and equipment!

ANA Consultation Meeting on Wednesday, November 16 – 4pm at ‘Taste’ restaurant in Casa Cupula.  Bring your complaints, comments and suggestions.

ANA’s November Night Out on Friday, November 18 – our informal monthly get-together from 6pm to 8.  This month’s Meet and Greet will be held in Ventanas del Mar, featuring fabulous sunset views and some of your favorite Vallarta people (your friends and neighbors)!

ANA Presidents Reception: Monday, November 21 place to confirm.

Reserve your tickets for ANA’s Annual Dinner Dance on December 1!  This year’s theme is ‘Homecoming,’ so dust off those blue suede shoes – seating (and fabulous food) is limited!