Mex-ology: Tequila, Tacos

and Mexican Cocktails Tour

Established 2015

LOCAL FOOD. LOCAL PLACES. LOCAL PEOPLE.

Mex-ology: Tequila, Tacos and Mexican Cocktails Tour

As recommended by 99% of our guests on TripAdvisor

3 hours

DURATION

6

TASTINGS

$67

STARTING PRICE

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What to expect from this Tour?

Hand-Crafted Cocktails and Food Tastings

Our 3-hour walking tour takes you into the heart of the Mexican Cocktail, exploring Mexico’s native spirits and their deep rooted cultural ties. Featuring five tasting locations carefully chosen to highlight the best of the best Mexican Cocktails, made only from Mexican spirits including Mezcal, Tequila, Raicilla, Mexico´s signature beer cocktail- the Michelada, and more! Watch as Vallarta´s top mixologists show you a fresh take on indigenous spirits. Along the way you will also enjoy a sampling of mouth-watering food at family-owned restaurants and stands. We will discuss how the spirits are made, often in the same manner today as was done hundreds of years ago, their rise in popularity, and various ways to incorporate them in your favorite drinks and recipes. Tastings include a Mezcal Cocktail made with fresh lime and cucumber and a special ingredient, a Jalepeño Margarita, made by hand with fresh all-natural ingredients, Raicilla Cocktail in a “jarrito”, a traditional jar made of clay, and a Michelada, made with beer and fresh salsas. Our small group tour includes guide, cocktails and food tastings all included in the ticket price. See all Tasting Locations to the right.

A Unique Cultural & Historical Experience Our aim is to not only satisfy your stomach but quench your thirst for knowledge. While sipping on delicious drinks and savoring tasty bites, you will delve into the heart of the Mexican cocktail, learning how to make a proper margarita, the historical significance of the spirits, and what is the difference between them. Our passionate and informed guides will help you not only navigate through Mexico´s indigenous spirits but Puerto Vallarta as well. Between tastings our guides will point out some of the great sights and must-sees of Puerto Vallarta.

Who should take our Mex-ology tour?

Anyone over 18 interested in a fun and informative cocktail tour experience. No matter if you are visiting for 1 day or live here full-time, this guided tour is one of the top things to do in Puerto Vallarta. If you are adventurous in spirit and interested in learning about Mexico´s indigenous drinks, this tour is designed for you! We know the places to visit in Puerto Vallarta, both the tourist sites and the off-the-beaten path, hidden gems. Sip exotic hand-crafted cocktails. Explore the sights and sounds of beautiful Vallarta. Experience the rich folklore and warmth of Mexican culture.

Why take this tour?

  1. History. Drinks. Food. Dating back thousands of years to indigenous cultures, food in Mexico is very much a centerpiece of the culture. Reflected in Mexican food are the cultures that have come to define Mexico as a country: Aztec, Mayan, Toltec, Spanish and even French. Come see why in 2010, UNESCO added Mexican cuisine to its lists of the world’s “intangible cultural heritage”. The aromas, textures and colors create a memorable experience you won’t soon forget.
  2. Local character and characters. Vallarta Food Tours will take you on an adventure that showcases the sights you came wanting to see and the ones you didn’t know about, but will be forever grateful upon seeing. You will learn about real local merchants who breathe life into the city with their powerful personal histories. You will see Puerto Vallarta’s history and beauty unfold through its stunning architecture, impressive natural terrain and fascinating locals.
  3. Good times. Eat. Smile. Learn. What can be better than fantastic food tastings combined with exploring and learning about Vallarta’s sights and hidden treasures, all while meeting new friends? Our goal is to make sure you have an amazing time and walk away armed with new knowledge as you continue your exploration of our unforgettable city. Armed with your new confidence and a host of recommendations we will give you, your good times in PV will not end soon.

Salud y Buen Provecho!

tour tip: 
great for taco lovers and tequila aficionados in a more casual tour

LOCAL FOOD LOCAL PLACES LOCAL PEOPLE

TOUR INFORMATION:

HOW MUCH: $67 adults

WHEN: Year around –Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3pm

(Private tours are available other dates and times. Email us for more information in our private group page)

DURATION: 3 hours

WHAT ISINCLUDED: All cocktails, food tastings and guide

WHO: Adults over 18

CAPACITY: 10

DISTANCE COVERED:  Less than one mile

WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable clothing and shoes

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Tour takes place rain or shine

WHERE:  Meets on Basilio Badillo in Old Town (exact location provided with ticket purchase)

TASTING LOCATIONS:

  • Joe Jack’s Fish Shack – One of Vallarta’s best for cocktails and seafood for many years.
  • Zapata – Enjoy one of Mexico mos popular drinks the Paloma.
  • La Playa – Using only the freshest ingredients, La Playa has recently burst on the scene as Vallarta´s first hand-crafted cocktail and mixology bar.
  • El Cuñado Taco Stand – Cuñado’s taco stand has been serving up the best carne asada tacos for over 45 years!
  • Maia – Learn the differences between mezcals and racilla while eating a delicious duck tacos with acclaimed chef Hugo!
  • El Dorado – Experience one of Vallarta´s oldest and most famous restaurants on the beach.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS:

  • We CAN provide substitutions for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free and seafood allergies on this tour.
    Required substitutions must be indicated in advance at time of ticket purchase.
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