ORIGINAL DOWNTOWN TOUR

Established 2011

LOCAL FOOD. LOCAL PLACES. LOCAL PEOPLE.

Original Downtown Tour

As recommended by 99% of our guests on TripAdvisor

3½ hours

DURATION

9

TASTINGS

$49.99

STARTING PRICE

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LOCATION

What to expect from this tour?

One-of-a-kind Food Tastings.  A guided 3 to 3½ hour food and city walking tour featuring ten food tasting locations carefully chosen to highlight the best regional flavors Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Enough for a satisfying lunch, you will enjoy a sampling of mouth-watering foods at family-owned restaurants and stands, sip on refreshing local drinks and even enjoy a fresh tortilla straight from the conveyor belt. Learn about food from the colorful local folks whose pride in their craft is only matched by the effusiveness of their spirit. Stops include Vallarta’s best mole enchiladas, traditional ceviche tostadas, a tortilla factory, fresh coconut, tacos from an authentic taco stand, traditional drinks, savory soups, regional candies and more. All food tastings are 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. Between savoring delicious bites and tastings, you will feast your eyes on the beauty of Vallarta. Our passionate and informed guides will help you navigate through Puerto Vallarta like a local.  Some of the great sites that will be on our route are the beautiful Guadalupe Church, the vibrant town plaza, Old Town, and the hustle-and-bustle of Vallarta’s landmark boardwalk, the Malecón.

Who should take this tour?

Anyone interested in a fun and unique tour experience. Whether you are visiting for one day or live here full-time, this guided walking tour is one of the top things to do in Puerto Vallarta. If you are adventurous in spirit, this tour is for you! We know the places to visit in Puerto Vallarta, both the tourist sites and the hidden gems. Explore the sights and sounds of beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Experience the rich folklore and warmth of Mexican culture.

Why take this tour?

  1. History and 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 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 Puerto 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 soon end.

Buen Provecho!

tour tip: 
great tour for an overview of Vallarta’s food and neighborhoods.

LOCAL FOOD. LOCAL PLACES. LOCAL PEOPLE.

TOUR INFORMATION:

HOW MUCH: $49.99 adults(2 beer addon +$5), $39 children under 12

WHEN: Everyday, Monday through Sunday, Tours hourly from 10:30am

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

DURATION: 3 to 3½ hours

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All 9 food tastings, bottle water and guide

WHO: All age groups and fitness levels

CAPACITY: 10

DISTANCE COVERED:  About 1½ miles

TASTING LOCATIONS:

Delicious regional and national food specialties that are served on the Downtown Vallarta Food Tour:

  • Robles Birria Tacos – Originating in the state of Jalisco, this slow-cooked meat stew is marinated in aromatic red chiles and served up in delectable tacos.
  • El Güero – Using only the freshest fish and produce, el Güero returns daily from the local market to present his loyal and passionate following with delicious ceviche.
  • Cesar’s Coconut Stand – Since 1984, Cesar and his family have proudly served the area fresh coconut.  Arguably the busiest coconut vendor in town, Cesar sells over 900 coconuts a week!
  • La Gloria Tortilla Factory – Taste a tortilla straight out of the conveyor belt!
  • Gaby’s Restaurant – Let the flavors of Mexico unfold through the delicious moles from two different regions, served with a tasting of Mexico’s quintessential drink, Tequila, and its trusty chaser, Sangrita.
  • Tuba by Concepcion – Enjoy this refreshing drink made out of coconut palm and topped with a mix of apples, walnuts and a “secret” ingredient that no other Vallarta tuba vendor has.
  • La Azteca Candy Store – Made from local ingredients, La Azteca’s candies surprise and delight.
  • Vallarta Factory Stop at Vallarta’s only artisanal chocolate shop, coffee roaster and hand rolled Cigars.
  • El Cuñado Taco Stand – Cuñado’s taco stand has been serving up the best carne asada tacos for over 45 years!
  • Cisneros – Known for fresh seafood and one-of-a-kind stuffed jalapeño tacos!

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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