Experience the foods and flavors enjoyed by locals. Untouristed takes you through one of Vallarta's most active neighborhoods giving you a true slice of life in PV.

For the adventurous foodie looking to experience the foods and flavors enjoyed by locals, Untouristed takes you through one of Vallarta’s oldest neighborhoods, Cinco de Diciembre. Meet the families behind the food as you stroll though the historic cobbled streets sampling stewed and grilled meats using recipes passed down through generations. You will also visit an outdoor market selling fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and meats, as well as taste a tortilla literally hot off the press.

You will not leave hungry. Some of the traditional Mexican foods you may try are lamb barbacoa, goat or beef birria, pork aldilla, pork carnitas, Baja fish taco, gordito de chicharrón, beef asada, and more. The tour also stops for homemade ice cream with flavors including mango, lime, coconut, and others.

Untouristed is offered Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. If you don’t see a tour time that fits with your calendar, contact us and we can arrange a private tour.

Tours are limited to 10 guests. Call or email us to set up a tour for groups over 10.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 10 am

Untouristed is curated to give an authentic immersive experience and is not recommended for Vegetarians/Pescatarians/Vegans/Plant-Based Diets. Please consider our Tacos after Dark tour for the most flexibility for vegetarian guests, and contact info@vallartaeats.com for vegan recommendations around Vallarta.

Untouristed is the longest of our walking tours and navigates to back streets of Vallarta. We do not recommend this tour for guests with mobility issues or guests needing the use of strollers.

Vallarta Eats Tours Operate Rain or Shine. In the summer months please check the forecast and come prepared. Please read the terms of our cancellation policy before scheduling a tour.

The Details

Fees, Registration, and Payment Details

  • The Untouristed Tour is $55 USD for guests 12yrs and older, $43 for guests 4 to 11yrs, and free for children under 4yrs.
  • The use of strollers is discouraged due to the street and sidewalk conditions of the neighborhood.
  • Need to reserve for more than 10 people? Email us today.
  • Use the “Book Now” button above to secure your space on Untouristed! We strongly suggest that you make your reservation early — space is limited and times can get snapped up without warning! Book Now to secure your spot!

What's Included

Included: All predetermined food, bottled water, and traditional agua fresca.

Excluded: Alcohol, food for take-away, gratuity.

Where to meet and when


Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 10am

The Untouristed Tour begins at the Kiosko Convenience Store at the Pemex Gas Station, Calle Honduras, in 5 de December, Puerto Vallarta. Your Vallarta Eats Foodie Guide can be identified by the Vallarta Eats shirt she/he 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 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.

Here is an interactive map that shows our Un-Touristed Tour Meeting Point:

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What to Bring

  • Cash for additional purchases and guide gratuity.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your sunscreen. This is a walking tour and covers the longest distance of our tours. This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility issues.
  • If you enjoyed your time on the tour, please be sure to take care of your Foodie Guide. In the tourism industry, standard gratuity is 15% to 20% of the retail price of the tour ($8 – $11 USD or $144 – $198 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, rescheduling, or credit.

Gift Cards and Gift Certificates are non-refundable.

Booking insurance is available for purchases of a $9.99 flat fee made through the website and covers cancelations made between 24 and 48 hours prior to tour start time

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