Taste of Pitillal

Established 2012

LOCAL FOOD. LOCAL PLACES. LOCAL PEOPLE.

Taste of Pitillal Food Tour

As recommended by 99% of our guests on TripAdvisor

3½ hours

DURATION

7

TASTINGS

$49

STARTING PRICE

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LOCATION

What to expect from this Tour?

One-of-a-kind Food Tastings.  Pronounced “pee-tee-yall”, our guided tour visits nine authentic tasting locations in the quintessentially Mexican Pitillal community. Full portion samples, enough for lunch, are included in the ticket price. Stops include Carnitas tacos, still made fresh each morning by Neto himself, churros fresh off the press, tamales from Pitillal’s most famous tamal making family, delicious atole made from scratch, and more! See all Tasting Locations to the right.

A Unique Cultural & Historical Experience.  Between tastings, you’ll receive a behind-the-scenes look at the Pitillal neighborhood with visits to intriguing landmarks. Your informative guide will share their expertise of local customs, eclectic folklore and authentic Mexican specialty stores.

Who should take this tour?

Our Taste of Pitillal Food Tasting Walking Tour is ideal for Puerto Vallarta residents and travelers eager to discover the culinary secrets and authentic traditions of this extraordinary, off the beaten path neighborhood. Whether you’re vacationing in Puerto Vallarta for the first time or a proud Vallarta resident we guarantee that you’ll walk away with a greater understanding of this hidden cultural gem!

Why take this tour?

Our Pitillal Food Tour uncovers life in a typical Mexican town. You’ll experience the life of a local as you stroll the streets, square, and side streets of Pitillal. Explore Mexico’s sophisticated flavors and vast spectrum of regional cooking styles in a town untouched by tourism. Bypass the language and cultural barriers and join us as we take you behind the scenes in the heart of Vallarta’s most undiscovered food destination. After our guided tour, explore Pitillal with a newfound appreciation of Mexican culture and customs while taking advantage of helpful recommendations from your tour guide on the area’s full range of restaurants and specialty food stores.

Buen Provecho!

tour tip: 
off the beaten path: Pitillal.

LOCAL FOOD. LOCAL PLACES. LOCAL PEOPLE.

Pitillal

TOUR INFORMATION:

HOW MUCH: $49 adults, $37 children under 12

WHEN: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, year ’round. Tours depart at 10:30am

DURATION: 3 to 3½ hours

WHATS’S INCLUDED: All food tastings and guide

WHO: All age groups and fitness levels, must be able to be on your feet for the majority of the 3 to 3½ hours.

CAPACITY: 10

DISTANCE COVERED:  About 1 mile

WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable clothing and shoes

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Tour takes place rain or shine

WHERE: Tour begins in the town square (plaza) of Pitillal  (exact meeting location provided with ticket purchase)

TASTING LOCATIONS:

Delicious regional and national food specialties that are served on the Taste of Pitillal Food Tour:

  • Carnitas Neto – Slow-cooked pork (meaning “little meats”) Neto’s cooks up Pitillal’s best Carnitas.  Here you are also in for a special treat – Coke straight from a bottle. Just how they used to do it!
  • Birria Robles – Originating in the state of Jalisco, this slow-cooked meat stew is marinated in aromatic red chiles and served up in delectable tacos. Here we try the soup complete with handmade corn tortillas.
  • Mariscos Pichi – Enjoy the freshest seafood in one of the oldest restaurants in Pitillal.
  • La Tianita – This tamal making family turned restaurateurs, churns out the best tamales in the bay! Only open for dinners on weekends, we have the exclusive entry for our day tours.
  • Paleteria – Visit the oldest family run Paletería.  These Mexican style popsicles are a hit using only the freshest ingredients.
  • Don Hermillo’s Churro Stand – A traditional Mexican favorite! Churros, similiar to a donut, are made fresh right in front of your eyes!
  • No Name Taco Stand – No tour is complete without a traditional taco stand serving up the best Carne Asada tacos in Pitillal!
  • Ernesto’s Fruit Stand – Ernesto mixes up the best of the fruit and vegetable selection Mexico has to offer in one of its quintessential snacks.

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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