A few words about Vallarta Food Tours

Vallarta Food Tour’s mission is to help visitors and residents alike enjoy the best that Vallarta has to offer by highlighting off-the-beaten-path, “non-touristy” food and drinks along with a local insight of its treasures. 

Our company was founded by Paul and Lindsay Mayer, whose hearts belong to each other, but were also stolen by the beauty of Mexico, its food, people, culture and extraordinary natural beauty. Paul was born in Mexico City and lived in Monterey. My family is from Guanajuato, where they farm local ingredients. The 

Our love of Puerto Vallarta and Mexican culture inspired us to create the city’s finest culinary tour. We sampled the perfect mole, ate savory regional dishes, sipped on succulent tuba water, enjoyed fresh ceviche from arguably the best ceviche vendor in the country and much more to showcase it all to you. Now, the heart and soul of the company is now made up of tour guides from all walks of life and backgrounds. 

Our team is a delightful group made of fun and quirky locals who are ridiculously passionate about sharing an authentic, delicious view of Vallarta. So many of our guides live, eat and breathe Vallarta and have other jobs as chefs or mixologists, because they love this city. And we love our guides.

We are one big family here at Vallarta Food Tours and that's why tour guides are part owners in the company, the highest paid tour guides in the city and we're the only food tour company that pays for our guides to be Federal Tour Guides. Becoming a Federal Tour Guide is a rigorous educational process of nightly classes for an entire year and includes and education on the history of Mexico, its culture and historical monuments, etc. We want you to have an extraordinary time on our experiences, so we make sure we treat our guides like the extraordinary people they are. We embrace what makes each of our guides, partners and guests authentic and special. 

Our goal is to ensure that all of our tour participants have a fantastic time and leave with a real confidence to continue their exploration of our beautiful city. We recommend taking our food tours at the start of your stay so you can take on the city armed with knowledge and insight of what makes Puerto Vallarta so beautiful, so vibrant and so special. We are proud to share our culinary discoveries with you. Let us take you on an adventure, introduce you to the best of the best and help open up a bright and delicious new world just waiting to be explored!

Come with your hearts, minds and stomachs open to new things, we promise you'll fall in love with Vallarta as much as we have. 

Buen Provecho!