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 Vallarta´s 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: Gaby´s 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 Vallarta´s 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 Concepcion´s refreshingly delicious regional drink, tuba, Los Cuñados - The city´s oldest taco stands, manned by four generations. Serving up authentically  delicious tacos de asada. 

Vallarta Food Tour´s 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, Vallarta’s 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 Vallarta´s 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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48 reviews by the users

  • 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.

  • We took the tour in 2016 and loved it so much we took it again in 2017. Really great way to see what is available in Puerto Vallarta - everything from local street food to samples from nice restaurants, ice cream shops, tortilla factories etc . Wonderful food, wonderful people, wonderful experience.

  • So amazing! Amanda our guide was really knowledgable and interesting. The food was so good we even went back to a few places the following day!

  • My experience on this tour included a slow start as the guide did not show up due to a car accident. The woman who came with the news of the car accident took everyone to a nearby restaurant where she purchased beverages for everyone on the tour. Finally, it was determined that this woman, who was familiar with the tour, would take us to our first stop, a taco stand some five blocks away where another tour guide would meet us and complete the tour. From this point the tour took on its intended momentum and was, I believe enjoyed by all. The guide was interesting, knowledgeable a Master's candidate in Culinary Arts and the food was fabulous. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone - there were even several children on this tour, including a two year old who participated fabulously. My only recommendation for the tour operators would be to tell people up front about banos breaks, and that the tour ends in a different location from where it began, and that you need to arrange for your own transportation afterwards as the tour ends in a different location than where it began. I was aware during our last restaurant experience that the tour guide kept talking about ordering a van, and waiting for a van to provide transportation, and I assumed it was for everyone. However, it was exclusively for the two families on the tour. At this point I felt the tour ended abruptly, and all too famililiarly, as a solo travelor, I disappeared down the cobblestone streets entirely unnoticed.

  • Great food along with history behind it. The tour guide was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. Bring an empty belly!

  • I have enjoy Puerto Vallarta vacations But after AnnaMarias guided food tour I now love it. We went back to some of the restaurants on the tour and enjoyed the food again. Thank you for presenting your city to us in such an loving and amazing way.

  • We did this while on a Ruby Princess Cruise. Anna Marie was a great tour guide. We sampled a number of good treats and had a lot of fun. We Learned a lot about the area and would definitely like to return for a longer stay. We've found food tours to be a good way to explore places we've not been before. You won't be disappointed.

  • We had so much fun on this tour. We ate fantastic food and learned about the area. Our tour guide was fun, and knowledgeable. He kept us going, made sure we had everything we needed like bathrooms! and all had enough time to eat.
    I would recommend this tour for all adults.
    George and I are looking forward to visiting the area again to go and eat the delicious food!!!
    Bernie Spicer

  • We had Anna Maria as our tour guide! She was EXCELLENT!!!! We highly recommend this tour, do it early in your stay to PV so u can experience everything! We loved everything! We did the tour two days ago and have been to the market, experienced waters like we would have not even considered before! The fruits taste like when we were kids before chemicals and GMOs. Our favourite was the shrimp cerviche! At the first bite we decided to stay another week in PV as we knew we had so much to explore! The information about the diferent cultures and their influences intriqued us!

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