VALLARTA BY ROAD

FOOD TOUR

Established 2017

LOCAL FOOD. LOCAL PLACES. LOCAL PEOPLE.

Vallarta By Road Food Tour

As recommended by 99% of our guests on TripAdvisor

4 hours

DURATION

8

TASTINGS

$68

STARTING PRICE

LOCATION

What to expect from this Tour?

One-of-a-kind Food Tastings   – Backstreets of Vallarta Van Tour explores the foodie gems of Puerto Vallarta.  While riding in a 20-seat Mercedes Sprinter,  we will have stops in Vallarta neighborhood of  Pitillal, Versalles,  5th of December , and downtown Puerto Vallarta.  You will sample an amazing variety of authentic regional eats. Full portion samples, enough for a satisfying lunch, are included in the ticket price. Authentic tasting locations include  barbacoa tacos, tortas ahogadas, tamales, atole, , aguas frescas, coffee, seafood tostada, birria tacos, and flan.  Come explore these hidden foodie gems around Vallarta with our colorful guides. All Tasting Locations are featured to the right of this page.

A Unique Cultural & Historical Experience  Between tastings, you’ll receive a behind-the-scenes look at these working neighborhoods.   After the tour you will feel comfortable exploring the bay on your own. Your informative guide will also talk about street food customs: how to order, how to pay and the secrets of how to find a quality taco stand. Yo u will visit a vegetable market and seafood market. You will learn about the history of the authentic dishes and their ingredients, the owners and their unique stories.

Who should take this tour?

Anyone interested in a fun and unique tour experience. This tour is ideal for those that want to experience delicious off-the-beaten-path eateries on a comfortable AC van around Vallarta. These are not only traditional dishes of Jalisco but also we believe the best in Vallarta.  Also for those adventurous food lovers who know that some of the best food in the world is not found in touristy locations on the street! No matter if you are visiting for one day or live here full-time, this guided van tour is one of the top things to do in Vallarta. Eat wonderfully delicious regional foods. Explore the sights and sounds of beautiful Vallarta. Experience Banderas Bay!

Why take this tour?

Backstreets of VallartaVan  Tour uncovers typical Jalisco and Vallarta dishes while leaning these neighborhoods. We visit stands and restaurants  known and loved by locals, stands that have been around for generations.  You’ll experience the life of a local as you go around the bay, stopping to eat outside, alongside regulars. In addition to the delicious foods you will learn the culture and history of each town. The tour  leaves you feeling more connected to our beautiful Vallarta. This tour is recommended for absolutely everyone!

Buen Provecho!

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For those that want to experience and explore beautiful Banderas Bay!.

LOCAL PLACES. LOCAL PEOPLE. LOCAL FOOD.

TOUR INFORMATION:

HOW MUCH: $68 adults, $57 children under 13

WHEN: Tuesday  at 11:30 am(Private tours are also available Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

DURATION: 6½ hours

WHATS’S INCLUDED: All food tastings and guide

WHO: All age groups and fitness levels.

MININUM: 4 Guests

MAXIMUM CAPACITY : 19 Guests

DISTANCE COVERED:  About 20 miles, around Vallarta

Note: this tour includes transportation in a 20-seat Mercedes Sprinter

WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable clothing and shoes

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Tour takes place rain or shine

WHERE: Plaza of Pitillal

TASTING LOCATIONS:

Delicious specialties served on the Hidden Gems of the Bay Van Tour:

  • Barbacoa – A local favorite, this family-owned restaurante has been serving up barbacoa tacos in Puerto Vallarta for generations.
  • Torta Ahogada – Serving this delicious pork sandwich bathed in a delicious sauce which is why it is called “drowned sandwich”. This tasting comes from our state of Jalisco.
  • Tamales – Learn how to make tamales at one of the oldest tamale making families.
  • Birria – Goat fried tacos
  • Aguas Frescas – Try three different home made juices from a local favorite.
  • Seafood Tostada – We enjoy a mouth-watering tostada with shrimp, scallops, octopus at a local favorite.
  • Coffee Visiting the one roaster with blends from Oaxaca and Veracruz.
  • Asada  Taco – Freshly made-to-order asada tacos at the most famous tacos in the bay!

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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