Experience The Best Food In Downtown Vallarta!

Tacos And Authentic Regional Favorites. We know that tacos are on your list of food priorities and this culinary tour has tasty tacos, mole , ceviche  and much more. On this 3-hour culinary adventure, your expert guide will offer a taste of daily life in two of Old Town and Downtown neighborhoods as you indulge in full-size tastings at the venues that locals still cherish and meet the colorful characters behind these classic eats and hear their amazing stories.  Meet your local guide and like minded travelers and you explore 8 different iconic  in this culinary journey.

We take you to locally owned restaurants and street food stands you might not find on your own but certainly don’t want to miss. Discover the fascinating history, architecture and culture of downtown Vallarta while eating iconic dishes and recipes from the artisans that perfected them.

  • This is a 3.5-hour walking excursion with a local foodie as your tour guide.
  • Eat and drink your way through the fun and vibrant neighborhood of Old Town and Downtown with a local
  • Voted #4 Food Experience in the world by TripAdvisor in 2020 and voted #5 in 2019. Awarded Best of the Best Travelers award given out to less than 1% of all tours. 
  • Join the locals for a traditional mid-morning favorite taco -Birria
  • Learn how to dress a taco the local way.
  • Uncover where the locals really eat, drink and shop in Vallarta
  • Try the foods that shaped Mexico and learn how history has shaped the food we eat today.
  • Insider food and drink tips of PV
  • Try Birria in one of Vallarta's most iconic spots, and learn to spot the best Birria.
  • Learn the rules of tacos and how to order them
  • Enjoy mouthwatering regional cuisine from 8 different tasting locations.
  • Tasting includes a bottle of water, fresh coconut water, and enough food for a satisfying lunch.

DAYS:

Everyday

TIME:

Tours hourly at 10:30am

DURATION:

3 1/2 hours

CAPACITY:

8 people
1 tour guide

WEATHER:

Tour takes place rain or shine

WHAT TO WEAR:

Comfortable clothing and shoes

WHO:

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels

Transportation:

Walking

TOUR INCLUDES:

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

COST:

$55 adults $44 children under 13

START LOCATION:

Lazaro Cardenas Park

TRIP ADVISOR:

5 star company with over 3200 reviews

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Birria Tacos

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Ceviche

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Coconut

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Handmade Mexican Candies

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Mole

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Tortilla Soup

What to expect from this tour?

More Than Tacos – We go beyond tacos and include mole enchiladas, ceviche tostada, savory soup, regional chocolate, a seafood taco, and a birria taco from one of the best taco stands in Vallarta. We even stop by a tortilleria, which is a fresh tortilla bakery.

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 culture.

Discover Hidden Gems-Uncover where the locals really eat, drink and shop in Vallarta

Eat Vallarta Iconic Dishes- Try local favorites!

Insider Scoop- Insider look at 7 local vendors and entertaining stories of Vallarta rich history and 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

Of the Beaten Path-Get a glimpse of daily life while tasting the best of what Vallarta has to offer. Avoid tourist traps and let us do the homework and dont miss out on Bucerias's best food

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

Food Heroes-Our restaurants are local legends, family-owned and often specialize in only one dish, which means the quality is high and the flavor is even better.

Why take this tour?

  1. Experience Authentic Mexico. With over 1,000 restaurants to choose from in Vallarta 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.
  2. Handcrafted Experiences. This is the perfect shore excursion for your day at port, a fun way to spend a few hours outside of your all-inclusive and is ideal for anyone looking for a small-group tour that isn’t too touristy. We see a lot of snowbirds and expats on this tour too.
  3. 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!
  4. So Many Street Tacos So Little Time. If you are only in Vallarta for a day, a weekend, or a week you don’t want to waste your time at a street food stand that is subpar. We make it easy by taking you to the best street food vendors in Vallarta. 
  5. Small Group Tour. Our foodie excursions are for tourists and snowbirds alike. We keep our groups small to ensure that everyone has a great time and enjoys an immersive experience. You are sure to make a few foodie friends along the way!
  6. The Best Of Vallarta. Our small group tours introduce you to the hidden gems that make our culinary scene so unique. This goes beyond the popular tourist spots to the local favorites you might not find on your own.
  7. #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.
  8. Memories- Create unique memories that will last a lifetime.  
  9. 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!  
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Discover new favorites-Experience iconic foods and hidden gems of Versalles during your visit
  13. Total Immersion-Immerse Yourself in food, cocktails, history and culture in 4 hours!

Tour highlights include:

STRESS FREE POLICY

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 even one hour before the tour! A change of plans is no problem!

What are people Saying?

Joana was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the buildings, restaurants and family owned food cart all around PV. The food was awesome and so was Joana! We plan to do again with family very soon. -Dana from California

There was a great variety including street tacos, refreshing aguas, more formal mole, casual pibil tasting interspersed with a beautiful glass and tile store as well as tortilla factory, candy and cigar making exhibit and a bit of history of the central church in town. Luckily all was paced with some walking and then some resting in air conditioned comfort. This tour is great for everyone, highly recommended -Cindy from New Zealand

My boyfriend and I attended this food tour led by Shaunie (whose energy was absolutely electrifying) and were very pleased with how much we learned about the food and the town simply from being guided by her.We highly recommend this tour! - Allison from Portland

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