A Wonderful World Of Food Just 10 Minutes From The Marina! -

Every Town Has A Unique Take On Regional Cuisine. Pitillal is a charming pueblo on the outer edge of Vallarta, just 10 minutes from the Marina—making this tour the perfect way to explore more of Mexico without going too far.

Recently awarded top 25 food experience in the world by Trip Advisor in 2023! Fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings are awarded Best of the Best, signifying the highest level of excellence in travel

Enjoy the dazzling neighborhood charm and hidden cultural gems off-the-beaten-path as you taste signature food and drink with a local guide .Discover what everyday life is like for Vallartense in this traditional, authentic neighborhood while trying all of Vallarta’s typical dishes

  • Bring your appetite as you will be full by the end of this 3.5-hour guided food tour.
  • A revealing food tour about ancestral indigenous beliefs around food in a working class neighborhood while indulging in authentic Mexican food and drinks
  • Pitillal is small so we will pass by several landmarks along the way, like the stunning Parroquia de San Miguel Archangel. We’ll walk about 1 mile between our 7 stops.
  • Expect this neighborhood called PITILLAL to be different to the touristy areas of Puerto Vallarta.
  • Visit family-run joints that have passed down secret recipes from generation to generation
  • You won’t see as many tourists in town so you’ll get a greater feel of authentic Mexican living.
  • Eat in a mix of street stands and family-owned restaurants serving mouthwatering regional cuisine.


Thursday or Saturday


Departs at 10:30


3 hours


10 people
1 tour guide


Tour takes place rain or shine


Comfortable clothing and shoes


Suitable for most ages and fitness levels




7 tastings. expert tour guide, tasting map with insiders recommendations


$55 adults $44 children under 13


Gazebo in the main plaza in the Pitillal across from the church


5 star company with over 5600 reviews




Birria Stew


Steak Taco


Seafood Tostada





What to expect from this tour?

Untouched By Tourism Dining in a city that is untouched by tourism takes authenticity to a whole new level. Enjoy recipes that have been passed down through the generations, including carnitas tacos, tamales, atole, local seafood, birria, and churros made fresh just for you.

Historic Tour – Every pueblo has a unique story to tell and Pitillal is no exception. Your local guide will share a bit about Pitillal’s history, local customs, and eclectic folklore. This includes the story behind the food you will taste along the way.

Trusted Experts- Vallarta Food Tours is over 11 years old and is the #1 Tour on Trip Advisor with 4500 5 star reviews. Our fun loving guides know food and they know PV like only a local resident can!

A Foodie Experience – Our tour guides are local foodies who are eager to introduce you to authentic regional food and drinks. From delicious dishes to elevated cocktails you will be sure to return to your favorite spots before you leave PV.

A Culinary Tour With A Bit Of History – We share the story behind the food, including the history of each restaurant and regional Mexican dish. We also share some of the highlights of Vallarta’s rich local culture.

Becoming a local in 3 Hours-Our goal is to give you a taste of local life from a local’s perspective! Food tours give you enough authenticity to feel like you’ve discovered something new, combined with a carefully planned itinerary to ensure the experience is safe and fun

Good things come in small packages-Enjoy the intimacy of a small group


Why take this tour?

  1. Beyond Vallarta. This food tour is the perfect half-day trip from Puerto Vallarta or Nuevo Vallarta. Being just 10 minutes from the marina it’s also perfect for those looking for a shore excursion on their day at port. The tour leaves plenty of time for adventures before and after.
  2. Smaller Is Better. Our small group tours ensure everyone has a personalized experience. In just 3.5-hours you will eat some of the most delicious food in our region and learn far more about the local history than if you were to explore solo.
  3. An Immersive Experience. Puerto Vallarta may be a tourist destination but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have an immersive travel experience. You will enjoy authentic cuisine, made by locals with regional ingredients, explained to you by a local foodie!
  4. #1 Tour in Vallarta out of 400 tours in TripAdvisor- We are the #1 ranked attraction on Google and TripAdvisor with a 5-star average with 4,000+ reviews and over 10 years of experience.
  5. Memories- Create unique memories that will last a lifetime.  
  6. Foodie Fun. If you love to eat this is the tour for you. Take your tour early in your vacation so that you can return to the spots you enjoyed most. Make a few new foodie friends along the way!  
  7. Experience Authentic Mexico. With over 1,000 restaurants to choose from in Bay it can be overwhelming to decide where to eat. We introduce you to the local gems serving the best regional cuisine our city has to offer.
  8. Foodie Fun. If you love to eat this is the tour for you. Take your tour early in your vacation so that you can return to the spots you enjoyed most. Make a few new foodie friends along the way!
  9. Learn through Food-You will learn the distinct and unique tastes of each of these regional dishes, native spirits, as well as learn about the process of how they are made and the importance to the Mexican Culture.
  10. Discover new favorites-Experience iconic foods and hidden gems of Pitillal  during your visit

Tour highlights include:


Tour bookings can be changed to any date, different tour or turned into a gift certificate to use on a future date with no expirations or 100% refunded 48 hours before the tours starts. A change of plans is no problem!

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page.