Instructions and forms for entering the 2021 Cook-Off Now Available

The 2021 Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off is now accepting entries from bars, restaurants, and individuals. The instructions and entry forms are posted below in both Spanish and English. Click here to view and/or download the floor plan for the event.

To view and download the Spanish instructions please click here.

To view and download the English instructions please click here.

2020 Professional and Popular Winners Announced

In addition to the 20 or so Chili Sponsors who regularly participate in the Cook-Off each year, we are looking for 10 new restaurants/bars/individuals to join us. This year our regular Chili Participants were greeted with their own 3m x 3m booth and yet we still have room for more participants for 2021. Your spot is free – you just have to make a lot of chili! And in return, you will find hundreds of potential new customers. We fully expect the 2020 attendance of 818 to increase so we encourage you to hand out flyers and even do some couponing to get these people in to your establishment and make them regulars. You may even sell your branded t-shirts and other, permitted merchandise.

Here are the results of the 2 competitions:


1st Captain Don’s #13

2nd Nacho Daddy #25

3rd Tunnel Road BBQ #4


1st Nacho Daddy #25 – 132 votes

2nd Blake’s Sports Bar #21 – 83 votes

3rd Captain Don’s #13 – 70 votes