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Our most recommended Puerto Vallarta Food & Gourmet Tours

Vallarta: Mexology Tacos & Tequila Tour

1. Vallarta: Mexology Tacos & Tequila Tour

Meet your local foodie guide who will introduce you to authentic dishes and drinks in downtown Vallerta. This small-group tour will introduce you to the hidden gems that make the culinary scene in the city so unique. Go beyond the popular tourist spots and discover the local favorites, which you might not find on your own. Sample a range of tacos including steak tacos, fish tacos, shrimp tacos, tacos al pastor, and beef cheek tacos. Discover how Tequila, Mezcal, and Racillia are close cousins and by the end of the tour, understand the difference between the 3. Taste the difference between a standard cocktail and the creations made by Vallarta’s best Mixologists. Sample a range of flavors starting with a Mezcal Cocktail made with fresh lime, cucumber, and a signature ingredient. Then savor a Jalapeño Margarita made by hand with fresh all-natural ingredients. Finally, enjoy a Michelada, made with beer and fresh salsas. You won’t walk more than a few blocks without being offered a Tequila tasting. Learn the difference between a quality drink and a run of the mill creation.

Puerto Vallarta: Bikes and Bites Tour

2. Puerto Vallarta: Bikes and Bites Tour

Taste your way through the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta on this 3-hour food tour by bike. Take a picturesque bike ride along the boardwalk, through the Old Town, and past other famous sights. Along the way, stop to enjoy the city's culinary delights, including tacos, carnitas, sopes, ice cream, and more. Meet your guide at the local partner's office to start your small group experience. Cruise through the city on a comfortable bike as you discover a variety of regional dishes from local restaurants and food stalls. Enjoy a fun and active food tour as you explore Puerto Vallarta, finishing with a beer on the beach.

Puerto Vallarta 3-Hour Food Tour of Authentic Local Cuisine

3. Puerto Vallarta 3-Hour Food Tour of Authentic Local Cuisine

This guided food and city walking tour features 7 food-tasting spots carefully chosen to highlight the best regional flavors Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Savor regional delicacies at off-the-beaten-path eateries with their colorful owners and staff. You will enjoy a sampling of mouth-watering food at family-owned restaurants and stands, sip on refreshing local drinks, and even enjoy a fresh tortilla straight off the conveyer belt at a tortilla factory. You can look forward to Vallarta’s best mole enchiladas, traditional ceviche tostadas, fresh coconut, authentic tacos, savory soups, regional sweets, and more. It adds up to enough for a satisfying lunch, and all the food is included in the tour price. But you can also learn about the food from the colorful local folks whose pride in their craft is matched only by the effusiveness of their spirit.

Puerto Vallarta: Cooking Class and Market Tour

4. Puerto Vallarta: Cooking Class and Market Tour

Start your culinary adventure through the flavors of Puerto Vallarta by meeting your guide for the day, an experienced local chef, at a produce market. Ambling through the market, you’ll learn about the ingredients that make Puerto Vallarta’s cuisine a must-try, and pick up stories of life in the bustling harbor town. With some fresh produce in hand, you’ll head to the chef’s house — where preparations for the lunchtime feast will begin. The cooking class is split between demonstrations and interactive portions, so you’ll be able to pick up some skills to bring the flavors of Jalisco home with you. All dishes are prepared just as traditional Mexican cooks would prepare food for their families — from scratch, with fresh ingredients, and with an eye towards Mexico’s rich culinary history. As you dine on the fruits of your labor, you'll be treated to a tequila and mezcal tasting, rounding out a genuine taste of a vibrant food scene. The chef selects a different menu for each class based on what’s fresh at the market, and the preferences of those in the class, so you can rest assured that you’ll be cooking up something both authentic and catered to your tastes.

Puerto Vallarta: Botanical Gardens Tour & Culinary Adventure

5. Puerto Vallarta: Botanical Gardens Tour & Culinary Adventure

Enjoy an official guided tour to the world-famous Vallarta Botanical Gardens destination and the pristine nature reserve! This exclusive experience immerses guests in both the natural beauty of Mexican plants and the richness of authentic Mexican cuisine. Your experience begins upon meeting up with your official Vallarta Botanical Garden guide who will serve as your companion and ambassador of Mexico’s tremendous native flora and fauna. Together you will wind your way along Vallarta’s stunning south shore and up the Horcones Canyon to the world-famous Vallarta Botanical Garden. From there the adventure begins in earnest as you venture through garden trails, conservatories, and exhibits to explore and learn together. You’ll then dine in the magnificent Hacienda del Oro Restaurant with generous portions of authentic Mexican cuisine spotlighting some of the plants you just experienced in cultivation. Afterwards, you’ll also have some free time to wander the garden at your leisure, swim in the crystalline waters of the mountain river flowing through the forest preserve, capture some photographs, or relax with a drink in hand at the observation deck of the Garden’s Visitor Center. There’s nothing quite like the Vallarta Botanical Garden, and the Botanical Delights Tour and Culinary Adventure is the best way to enjoy the most from your experience there. A day of delights will provide memories for a lifetime.

Puerto Vallarta's Taco Hopping Tour

6. Puerto Vallarta's Taco Hopping Tour

Meet your local guide and get ready to discover the flavors of Puerto Vallarta. Discover some of the city’s most colorful and exciting neighborhoods as you visit a selection of the best eateries that only the locals know about. Experience Puerto Vallarta like a true local, and dine at street side taco carts, family owned restaurants, and many more. Learn about the rich flavors of Mexican cuisine, and the special role that food has to play in the culture of the country. With your guide, go off the beaten path and leave the tourist trails behind as you walk through streets of the city and taste the real flavors that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.

Puerta Vallarta: Seafood Lover's Food Tour

7. Puerta Vallarta: Seafood Lover's Food Tour

Tour some of the best seafood spots in Old Town Vallarta on this 3-hour guided tour. Tour Vallarta's historic old town, with stops at the market, the pier, and Muertos Beach. Hear about the local history from your local guide while seeing Vallarta's old town architecture and nature. Learn about the local characters that add to Vallarta's culture along the way. Stop at local restaurants that are off the beaten path and taste freshly caught seafood. Try stuffed jalapeno tacos, fresh ceviche, grilled calamari, fried octopus, aguachile, shrimp tostada, and fish.

Sayulita Beach: 6-Hour Trip from Puerto Vallarta

8. Sayulita Beach: 6-Hour Trip from Puerto Vallarta

Sightsee the beautiful beach town of Sayulita international surf paradise, home of many artists, beach lovers, and general fun-havers. Sayulita’s consistent waves, warm waters, stunning scenery, and village-like charm make for the best surf experience in Mexico. One hour from Puerto Vallarta, you can find a party mood, good vibe, and relaxed place in the streets of Nayarit hidden heaven. Visit the local restaurants, art galleries, craft markets, and astonishing beaches. Head over where waves are calm and the sand is soft, La Playa de los Muertos. You only need to walk through a colorful graveyard, where the ancestors of locals are remembered with respect and love. Nothing to be afraid of. Finally, take home a souvenir to share with your Friends: An exquisite Mexican Tequila!

Puerto Vallarta: Sunset Boat Ride & 3-Course Jungle Dinner

9. Puerto Vallarta: Sunset Boat Ride & 3-Course Jungle Dinner

Enjoy a tour of the bay via APEX and appreciate the majestic sunsets, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. When you reach the small fishing village of Boca de Tomatlan, a truck will be waiting to take you into the jungle where you’ll reach your destination of Los Veranos Restaurant. Once there you’ll enjoy a delicious farm to table, three course gourmet dinner, cooked with locally sourced produce. To liven up this beautiful evening you will listen to live music. Come and enjoy an unforgettable night.

Puerto Vallarta: Mole Poblano Workshop

10. Puerto Vallarta: Mole Poblano Workshop

Join a 3-hour Mole-making workshop at 10:30 AM from Monday - Saturday. Start with a visit to the local market, where you’ll be able to select and buy the ingredients for the workshop. Learn about the Mole Poblano making process and the history of Mole from your instructor. Spend time learning to identify the different chilis. Make your Mole with a variety of nuts, spices, and cacao beans. Once you’ve prepared your Mole, put some in a jar to take home with you. Prepare and eat your Mole with rice and chicken or a vegetarian/vegan option.

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What people are saying about Puerto Vallarta

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Joana was a great guide. She was pleasant, knowledgeable and always concerned with everyone's well being. The other people taking the tour were fun and exchanged information on where they had been. The food was great. The experience was one that needed to be repeated again and again.

Eduardo was very knowledgeable about the plants and birds that we saw. His knowledge of the history and ecosystems of the area was very interesting. Super easy to get along with and a great companion.

Silvia was excellent! Her knowledge of flavor profiles and the history behind the ingredients was spectacular. She kept the tour engaging, fun, and informative. Highly recommend!

MARTA IS THE BEST! Took us to the best places, the best service. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Our family had the best time with her and she is a GEM

Great drinks, food, and a wonderful tour guide! What's not to like, touring to authentic spots. Was not dry which i really appreciate.