Eat Your Way Through Vallarta in Comfort and Style

Small group tasting tour of Vallarta and Pitillal. Our luxurious 20-seat Mercedes Sprinter takes you to 7 delicious tasting locations, perfect for a filling brunch. Most of our stops are in downtown Puerto Vallarta but we also stop by a couple of culinary gems in the nearby pueblo of Pitillal.

We drive you around five fascinating neighborhoods: 5 de Deciembre, Versalles, Pitillal, Old Town and Downtown all the while sharing amusing stories, insights on emblematic places, and while tryinig Vallarta most iconic dishes!

  • This 4 hour van tour covers more ground than our walking tours and features our favorite restaurants, artisans, and street food vendors.
  • Ride in the comfort of our luxurious air-conditioned van. 
  • A dual-purpose food and sightseeing tour that covers about 20 miles in total.
  • Uncover where the locals really eat, drink and shop in Vallarta
  • Try the foods that shaped Mexoco and learn how history has shaped the food we eat today.
  • Insider food and drink tips of PV
  • Try Carnitas in one of Vallarta's most iconic spots, and learn to spot the best Carnitas.
  • 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.
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DAYS:

Tuesdays and Wednesday

TIME:

Departs at 10:30am

DURATION:

5 hours

CAPACITY:

18 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:

Air-Conditioned Mercedes Sprinter

TOUR INCLUDES:

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

COST:

$68 adults

START LOCATION:

Vallarta Food Tours offices

TRIP ADVISOR:

5 star company with over 3500 reviews

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Enchiladas

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Barbacoa Tacos

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Cochinita Pibil

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Mole

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Tamale

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Torta Ahogada

What to expect from this tour?

Delicious Dishes – Come hungry as you will be full by the end of this tour. Tasting locations include barbacoa tacos, tortas ahogadas, tamales, atole, aguas frescas, coffee, seafood tostada, birria tacos, and flan. We’ll even stop by a fresh-caught seafood market and a produce market.

Explore Banderas Bay. Our van tour is an excellent way to explore the best of Puerto Vallarta. Your tour guide will point out the landmarks we pass along the way and tell you a bit about the folklore and customs that make our region unique. You will also learn the story behind each of the delicious dishes you taste along the way. 

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. Comfort And Style. If you prefer air conditioning or walking tours aren’t your thing this foodie excursion is the perfect alternative.  
  2. We Cover More Ground. Touring by van allows us to take you to 5 distinct downtown neighborhoods, and the nearby pueblo of Pitillal. 
  3. Foodie Fun. If your plan is to eat your way through Vallarta then this tour is for you. We will introduce you to the hidden gems you might not find on your own.
  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 Discovery-Discover a locals foodie paradise in Versalles as you eat your way through famous restaurants and artisan hotspots
  9. Something For Everyone. 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
  10. 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!
  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. Total Immersion-Immerse Yourself in Food, history and culture in 3 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!

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What our clients are saying

Our guide was excellent. She welcomed us warmly, showed us the hot spots of the city, let us try all kinds of food one can only dream of and gave us an overall feeling of being looked after.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.

I highly recommend taking this food tour early on your trip to Puerto Vallarta! We toured with Amanda, who was fun and knowledgable. Not only do you learn about the local food and the history of Puerto Vallarta, but you get a guided tour through the streets of the city, which really help you get familiar for the rest of your trip. Doing this tour early helps you plan the remainder of your vacation! - Jessica from Texas

We did the Vallarta by Road tour and it was incredible. Shawnee our guide was awesome and knew so much about the culture and history. We learned a lot! She took us to local churches and other spots to take in the real culture - off the beaten path and away from the tourism. We saw the real “working” Mexico. - Kamo from Ohio