Best Foodie Experiences in Puerto Vallarta

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With hundreds of restaurants serving global flavors, Puerto Vallarta offers travelers a top-notch dining scene. Try freshly caught fish aboard a sunset cruise, shop like a local at a food market, or study the art of tequila. Here are your options.

Food Walking Tours
One of the best ways to experience the depth and breadth of the food scene in Puerto Vallarta is by hitting the pavement on a walking tour. Take a tour of a local market before learning to cook a few local dishes or opt for a themed tour, focusing on everything from gourmet cuisine to tacos. Hungry visitors can also choose to explore by region, exploring the food scene of downtown or the traditional suburb of Pitillal.

Beer and Spirits Tours
Nothing pairs better with a tasty meal than a cold drink, and Puerto Vallarta certainly delivers in the libations department. Beer lovers can explore the town’s burgeoning craft beer scene, tasting creations like tequila-infused beer and micheladas, while those who prefer wine can opt for a walking tour and tasting in Puerto Vallarta’s Art District. It would be a shame to leave Mexico without tasting its most famous product, tequila. A tequila cocktail tour includes expertly mixed tequila cocktails paired with local favorites, from tacos to dessert.

Dinner Experiences
Sit-down dining experiences take many forms in Puerto Vallarta—everything from sunset cruises to mariachi dinner shows. Enjoy dinner and a cabaret, or indulge in a 12-course restaurant-hopping culinary adventure to some of the town’s award-winning restaurants.
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Puerto Vallarta Sunset Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show

Immerse yourself in the magical mysticism of Las Caletas by night with an enchanting and exclusive 5-hour evening excursion from Puerta Vallarta. Watch the sun sink into the shimmering sea as you sail to a secluded beach surrounded by rugged rock formations. Dine upon a gourmet 3-course meal by candlelight before watching the renowned Rhythms of the Night show, a stunning spectacle that promises to transport viewers to a spiritual land that time forgot.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Downtown Puerto Vallarta Food Tour

Get acquainted with Puerto Vallarta's delicious food scene on this 3.5-hour food and eating walking tour. With an expert foodie leading the way, sample the diverse array of the city's edible delights, from tacos to sweets on this culinary adventure. Stop at 10 different spots to sample the food. And while going from place to place, see some of the highlights of the town and learn about the history of Puerto Vallarta. This small-group tour is limited to just 10 people, ensuring plenty of personalized attention. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class: Market Shopping, Lesson and Tastings

Feast upon the explosive flavors of Mexican cuisine during a 5-hour cooking class in Puerto Vallarta.  Shop in a vibrant market for colorful produce; visit a traditional tortilla factory; and learn of regional culinary customs with a knowledgeable guide. Gain insight into customary cooking techniques with a local master chef, discovering recipes like fish ceviche, and taste tantalizing samples of tequila on this insightful and interactive culinary tour.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Tacos After Dark: Evening Food Walking Tour in Puerto Vallarta

On this 3.5-hour evening walking tour of Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town, have your your fill of tacos and other delicious street food. Accompanied by a professional foodie guide, you’ll get a taste of fish tacos along with ‘al pastor’ (marinated grilled pork) and ‘de cabeza’ (beef cheek). Savor traditional specialities like quesadillas and meet a local master of ‘churros’ (Mexican fritters). Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience during this leisurely tour. 
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Market Visit and Cooking Lesson: Learn to Cook Authentic Mexican Food with a Modern Twist

Get an authentic taste of Mexico--with a twist--on this excursion. You are invited to the home of an internationally trained chef who returned home to bring his own special flair to traditional cuisine. This personalized tour starts with a visit to the market to select the best ingredients for your meal. Return to Chef’s home to cook together before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Taste of Pitillal Food Tour

Eat your way through a part of Puerto Vallarta on this extensive and very edible 3.5-hour tour of the local Pitillal neighborhood. With the guide by your side, get acquainted with the many flavors and cooking styles of Mexico. Go beyond the realm of the average tourist and indulge in dishes such as slow-cooked meat, tacos, freshly grilled shrimp, churros and much more. The small-group tour is limited to just eight people, ensuring a lot of personalized attention.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Emiliano Zapata’s Tacos and Street Foods Adventure

Eat your way through Puerto Vallarta’s Emiliano Zapata neighborhood (Old Town) on this evening walking tour—a great choice for foodies and first-time visitors. Visit some of the city's best street food stands and taste authentic tacos, a tamale, some churros, and a crepe. In between tastings, get the inside scoop on Puerto Vallarta’s street food scene and learn about the neighborhood’s history and traditions.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Food and Mixology Tour: Tequila, Tacos, and Mexican Cocktails

Let a foodie guide lead you through the streets of Puerto Vallarta on a food and cocktail tour of the resort town. This 3.5-hour walking tour includes food tastings of tacos and desserts along with five Mexican cocktails served by expert mixologists. You’ll learn about the cultural roots of spirits like mezcal, tequila and raicilla, and taste coffee-flavored kahlúa and michelada, Mexico´s signature beer cocktail. Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Taco Adventure Evening Food Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Eat your way through a portion of Puerto Vallarta on this decadent eating and walking tour. Stroll the streets of Emiliano Zapata and 5 de Deciembre neighborhoods stopping along the way to sample some local edible delights. Eat full-portion samples of tacos, quesadillas, churros, sopes, pozole and much more. Stop at 4 different tacos stands and carts to eat delicious al pastor, fresh seafood and other varieties. All the while, learn about the history of the neighborhoods from your trusty local guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Best of El Centro Restaurants Progressive Food Tour

Experience a culinary journey like no other and get to know the delicious cuisine of Puerto Vallarta . On this 4-hour progressive dinner extravaganza tour, discover four award-winning, family-owned and operated restaurants. At each place, sit down and enjoy a 3-course meal, before a knowledgeable guide escorts you to the next gastronomic adventure. With 12 courses included, bring your appetite!
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Tasting Vallarta Gourmet Food Tour

Indulge in Puerto Vallarta’s gourmet scene on this 3.5-hour nighttime food walking tour. During this progressive dining experience, visit four award-winning establishments: a family-owned eatery, an acclaimed local restaurant, a seafood place in Old Town Vallarta and a dessert haven on the Malecon. Sample dishes such as mahi mahi, chicken asado and slow-roasted pork, as well as several cocktails. Expect spectacular water views on this small-group tour limited to six foodies. So come and enjoy this inside look at authentic Mexican fare with a gourmet twist!
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Eat Where the Locals Eat in Old Town

Enjoy a seven-course taste of Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town when you tour four well-loved eateries in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood. At each of the first three restaurants, you will get the chance to sample two dishes, each based on a generations old recipe. The tour concludes at the fourth stop, a street side food stand for hand crafted dessert crepes.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Signature Taco and Street Food Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Bite into mouthwatering tacos and more on this street food tour of Puerto Vallarta. Learn how the locals eat while an expert foodie guide leads you on foot to family-owned eateries and taco stands. You’ll sample regional specialties including carnitas and fish tacos on this 3.5-hour walking tour. Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience. Be sure to arrive hungry!
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Craft Beer and Bites

Experience Mexico’s burgeoning craft beer scene and extend your palate beyond a bucket of Coronas on the beach. You’ll sample up to 15 artisan-produced microbrews on this 3-hour evening tour of Puerto Vallarta, led by a knowledgeable guide. Taste tequila-infused beer and micheladas paired with Mexican pizza while you walk around Old Town, including a sunset stroll on the Malecón.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Mole & Pozole Food Tour

Set out on foot to become more familiar with Puerto Vallarta’s food culture on this 3-hour tour. Travel through this resort town with a guide who knows some of the best places to eat some of the best food. Pop into four to six family-style eateries, and sample foods, such as enchiladas, tacos, tamales, and pozole (a traditional soup or stew from Mexico).
  • Duration: 3 hours
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