Downtown Puerto Vallarta Food Tour

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Get ready to become a local in 3 hours. Experience our 3.5-hour food tasting and walking tour offering a local’s insight into Mexican culture through its delicious and intricate cuisine, and rich history. Your local "foodie" guide takes you on a culinary adventure, navigating the cobblestone streets of historic Puerto Vallarta. Along the way you will delight in the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer, visiting 9 carefully selected food tasting locations.Explore off-the-beaten path eateries, meet their colorful owners and staff, visit taco stands and try regional delicacies. Leave filled with a deeper understanding of Puerto Vallarta and Mexico, a satisfied stomach and new insight to continue on your discovery of authentic Puerto Vallarta.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service

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Your local "foodie" guide will be waiting to welcome you on a exquisite culinary journey exploring Puerto Vallartas Downtown and Old Town neighborhoods. Get ready to sample mouth-watering food at family-owned restaurants and stands. Sip on refreshing local drinks, eat authentic dishes and even enjoy a fresh tortilla straight off of the conveyor belt.

Learn about food from the vibrant local people whose pride in their craft is only matched by the effusiveness of their spirit. On this tour, you will dive into incredible dishes, namely mole enchiladas, traditional ceviche tostadas, tortillas, fresh coconut, authentic tacos, traditional drinks, regional candies and more. All food tastings are included on this tour.

Here is a sampling of our family-owned tasting locations: Gabys Restaurant - Beautiful garden patio, perfect setting to compliment their delicious family recipe mole, El Guero - Local favorite leaves customers hankering for their fresh ceviche, Xocodivas chocolates - Indulge in fine handcrafted artisan chocolates, Robles Famous Birria Taco Stand - Simple yet elaborate regional delicacy, Cesar's Coconut Stand - Meet Cesar, a machete-wielding coconut expert, La Gloria Tortilla Factory - Puerto Vallartas oldest tortilla factory, La Azteca Candy Store - Vallarta's version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory offering fantastic regional candies, Tuba by Concepcion - Discover dapper Concepcions refreshingly delicious regional drink, tuba, Los Cuados - The citys oldest taco stands, manned by four generations. Serving up authentically delicious tacos de asada.

Vallarta Food Tours unique cultural and historical experience that will not just satisfy your stomach, but leave you wanting to learn more about Puerto Vallarta. Between trying out delicious bites and tastings, you will feast your eyes on the beauty of Vallarta, its architecture, topography and historical sights . Your passionate and informative guide will help you navigate through Puerto Vallarta and leave you feeling like a local. During your tour, you will see some great sights including beautiful Guadalupe Church, the charming center of Puerto Vallarta -the Town Plaza, Old Town, the Rio Cuale, famed Los Muertos Pier and the bustling Malecon, Vallartas landmark boardwalk.

This tour will truly gave you a taste of the Mexican food and culture in Puerto Vallarta. Provecho.

Inclusions for Downtown Puerto Vallarta Food Tour

  • Bottled water
  • 9 Food Tastings at Vallartas best restaurants and stands
  • Local guide

Exclusions for Downtown Puerto Vallarta Food Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable shoes

Please advise any specific dietary requirements or allergies at time of booking by filling out the 'Special Requirements' box

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Amanda was out tour guide and she was great. Informative, not only about the food and customs, but history of the area. We tried things that we would never have ventured to try on our own, and then were return customers. We did recommend the tour at the very beginning of your vacations to get a good lay of the city and what is available.

  • Our tour with Amanda was definitely 5 star. We had some fantastic food while learning about the culinary delights of Mexico. Amanda is a fantastic guide. This is the tour to take while you are in Puerto Vallarta!

  • Our tour guide was Amanda, and she was extremely knowledgable about the food as well as the background stories of the places that we visited. It was by far our favorite experience during our trip to Puerto Vallarta, and the food was exceptional. Highly recommend!

  • This was one of the best tours ever! We have been to Puerto Vallarta three times, but this is the first time that we really got to experience the real city and the people!!! We loved walking the old downtown area between food stops there could have been a little more time to look around the area, but you needed to watch closely where you were walking due to uneven sidewalks, etc. The food stops were great you really got to experience authentic, local Mexican cooking... the only downside is that I no longer appreciate the Mexican restaurants back home as much not authentic! Our guide, Amanda, was great, very knowledgeable and communicated lots of useful information, very friendly and helped us greatly appreciate the area as well as the food.

  • Amanda was an awesome tour guide. Her knowledge of Puerto Vallarta's history, old town and her passion for food made the tour most enjoyable. We ate at restaurants, street food and even went to the local candy store. Everything was fresh and delicious. I've been coming to PV for a number of years and still learned more and found more special places to add to my dining experience through Amanda.

  • Joanna was a wonderful guide!! She was very knowledgeable about the food as well as the city. She gave us ideas of other places to check out as well. The food was absolutely fantastic!! We were shown many hidden gems that we wouldn't have found on our own or wouldn't have stopped at.

  • Amada was an amazing tour guide. We tried delicious food that we would otherwise not have tried and we loved it. We even went back to several of the places she took us. She gave us a good overview of the city as well and took us to some areas we didn't know existed. She had a passion for the food and the city and we highly recommend this tour. There we five of us and all of us had been to Puerto Vallarta for years, but with this tour we learned more about the city and experienced some of its finest food stands. The price was a real value for all we got. We all love food and the places we ate at were all top notch. LOVED THIS TOUR and especially Amanda.

  • Good did a lot of walking which I liked. Well worth while

  • Dont eat breakfast! And dont think youve found the best taco in the world until you take this tour. Wonderful Puerto Vallarta street and restaurant dining introduction!

  • Excellent tour around the old town. Good combination of food, cooked in front of us! Also enjoyed the chocolate shop and tortilla factory. Our guide, Joana, was a star, great sense of humour and a patience of a saint! Definitely recommended.
    John L. From old York UK.

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