The Birria Experience

Experience all things Birria in the birthplace of this popular, decadent dish. From Birra stew to the signature Taco Dorado we'll visit street vendors using decades-old recipes incorporating beef, pork, and goat.

As the Birria craze continues to sweep cities across North America, more and more guests ask for it by name, and having originated here in the state of Jalisco, what better place is there to experience the decadence of Birria than in its birthplace. The Birria Experience is designed for those craving the history, flavors, and diversity of this cult favorite that The New York Times calls (in popularity) “relentless.” 

The Birria Experience is a hyper-focused tour that presents this traditional breakfast food in four distinct preparations featuring beef, pork, and goat along with quenching agua fresca at each stop. It is an express tour clocking in at just around two hours and is offered Tuesday and Saturday. The tour is limited to 8 guests keeping it intimate and moving swiftly. Start planning your hashtags now and book your spot for our newest tour, The Birria Experience, only available from Vallarta Eats.

Tuesday and Saturday at 9:30am

This tour is not suitable for vegetarians, vegans, or those with a plant-based diet. There are no protein substitutions available on this tour. Please check the FAQs for additional info regarding food allergies or other dietary modifications before booking this tour. For Vegetarians, we recommend booking “Tacos after Dark” as it has the most flexibility for substitutions. None of Vallarta Eats food tours are suitable for Vegan or Plant-Based lifestyles.

The Details

Fees, Registration, and Payment Details

  • The Birria Experience is $43 USD
  • Children up to 11 $35 USD
  • Need to reserve for more than six people? Call or email us today
  • Use the “Book Now” button to secure your space on The Birria Experience. We strongly suggest that you make your reservation early so book now to secure your spot

What's Included

Included: All predetermined food, bottled water, and select aqua fresca beverages.

Excluded: Alcohol, food to take to your hotel or vacation rental.

Where to meet and when

Tuesday and Saturday at 9:30am

Meeting Point
The Birria Experience begins outside of the Vallarta Eats’ office Independencia 231, el Centro. Your Vallarta Eats Foodie Guide can be identified by the Vallarta Eats shirt they will be wearing. If you are driving please allow time to find parking. This location is easy to find and many bus routes will take you there. Also, any taxi/Uber will know this location. Make sure to check our FAQ for driving times from nearby hotels and resorts. Information on driving times given to you by your hotel concierge may be based on old traffic patterns, and we are unable to wait for late guests and late arriving guests will not receive refunds.


What to Bring

  • Cash for any additional purchases
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your sunscreen. This is a walking tour
  • If you enjoyed your time on the tour, please be sure to take care of your Foodie Guide. In the tourism industry the standard gratuity is 15% to 20% of the retail price of the tour ($6 – $8 USD or $120 – $150 MXN per guest). Gracias.

Cancellation Policy

Tours or individual tickets cancelled more than 48 hours in advance of scheduled tour time will receive a full refund. Tours canceled less than 48 hours can be rescheduled with a $20 rebooking fee, but are not eligible for refund. Tours that are rebooked cannot be refunded even prior to the 48 hour cancelation window. Guests who are “No-Shows” — guests who do not show up for their scheduled tour time or are not present when the tour leaves the starting point (10 minutes after the tour’s scheduled start time) are not eligible for refund or rescheduling.

Gift Cards and Gift Certificates are non-refundable.

Travel insurance “Peek Protect” is available for purchases made through the website.

Custom tours are subject to cancellation policies as agreed upon between client and Vallarta Eats.