Do you sell gift certificates?
Wow, do we get this question a lot. And the answer is always… yes! We absolutely do!
We love it when people want to share the Puerto Vallarta Eats Food Tours experience with others, and in our experience, said others love it, too! You can purchase gift cards either for specific tours or for a flat dollar amount. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When does Puerto Vallarta Eats Food Tours offer its tours?
Signature Taco Tour runs daily at 10 am
Tacos After Dark runs Sunday through Friday at 7 pm
Tasting Vallarta runs Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 pm (not available in August and September)
Mole Pozole runs Mondays and Thursdays at 7 pm (April 1 through December 15) or 6 pm (December 16 through March 31)
Untouristed runs Mondays and Fridays at 10 am
Craft Brew & Bites runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7pm (April 1- dec 15 and 6pm (Dec 16 – March 31 )
Chocolate & Vanilla Discovery runs Tuesdays and Saturdays at 12 pm
Private and Custom Tours email or call us to make arrangements
Our Puerto Vallarta Eats Food tours are limited to 8-10 people and we reserve the right to combine couples or individuals for our tours. However, if you have more than six in your group, email us at email@example.com and we can accommodate.
PLEASE NOTE: when tours are sold out, we can add additional tours at 30 minutes before or after the scheduled ones! In fact, we can often add a tour to the calendar at other times, as well, with notice! Get in touch with us if you don’t see what you need.
What if I really want to do a tour, but it’s not available on the day I’m free?
We have a lot of flexibility to accommodate you, so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you’re looking for. In most cases, we can add tours with advance notice, and we’re always happy to do it!
How much will the food cost?
The food is included in the cost of the tour. You are, of course, free to purchase additional food to take with you to your hotel, condo rental or villa – if you so desire.
How much food will I eat on the tour?
10-12 locations on the Signature Taco Tour
4 spots on the Mole Pozole Tour
4 restaurants on Tasting Vallarta Tour
3 spots on the Craft Brew & Bites Tour
7 locations on the Tacos After Dark Tour
8 locations on Untouristed Tour
4 locations on Chocolate and Vanilla Discovery Tour
No one ever leaves a Vallarta Eats Food Tour hungry!
Will I be able to drink anything on the tour?
The Tasting Vallarta Tour includes one alcoholic beverage (or soft drink) at each stop. The Craft Brews and Bites Tour includes a sampling of up to 12 craft beers. Our other tours include fresh-fruit waters, but no alcohol. You and your group are free to purchase alcohol if you wish. Please drink responsibly!
How do I pay for my tour?
You can book and pay for your reservation by selecting your desired tour and date from our Calendar. You will then be redirected to a secure booking platform where all major credit cards are accepted.
Will I be given information and details for my tour?
Indeed you will. Once your booking is completed you will receive two emails: one confirming the financial transaction, and a second confirming your tour. This second contains additional details, including a link to a Google map and meeting location.
What do I need to bring?
Feel free to bring an extra bottle of water, sunscreen, cash for any desired purchases, and especially your camera. Please wear comfortable shoes.
What if I have a group larger than six?
We can absolutely accommodate larger groups! Please email us at email@example.com with details.
Advance notice is required, as it is often necessary to add an additional guide and make arrangements with our restaurants, so the sooner you can contact us to get started, the wider your range of options.
For parties of six or more 18% gratuity will be added.
What places will we visit on the tour?
We visit family-owned stands, restaurants, and carts specializing in delicious, homemade Mexican foods. We’ll keep you off the tourist beat and introduce you to some of Puerto Vallarta’s best-kept secrets. Please see each tour description for more details on the culinary delights that await you.
Where does the tour begin, and how do I get there?
Detailed information about your tour’s departure point (with a Google Map link) can be found on the page for your individual tour, and will also be included in your confirmation email.
Our starting and ending points are easily accessible by bus, taxi, or on foot. We strongly recommend that you plan your journey to the starting point so that you’re sure to get there at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour, as we are unable to hold tours for late arriving guests. Our tour prices don’t include transportation, but Puerto Vallarta Eats Food Tours can arrange private transportation for an additional fee. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
What’s your relationship with the local restaurants here in Puerto Vallarta?
Vallarta Eats Food Tours works with only the finest Puerto Vallarta restaurants. Through professional relationships and partnerships, we are able to provide you with a unique gastronomic experience during your stay in Puerto Vallarta.
Is there anything else I should know?
Vallarta Eats Food Tours acts only as agent for the stands, carts, and restaurants on our tours and cannot be held responsible for losses, delays, damages, accidents or injuries caused by persons engaged in carrying out the services of the tours. For more information, please read our Terms and Conditions.
What’s the difference between the Signature Taco Tour, Untouristed, and the Tacos After Dark Tour?
We assume you mean other than the time of day. That one’s kind of a gimme.
The Signature Taco and Untouristed tours operate during daylight hours. They are about a more immersive experience in the local food culture. In addition to delicious food, Signature Taco offer trips to a bakery, a tortilla factory, and a Mercado. Untouristed, similarly, ventures into an entirely different neighborhood.
Tacos after dark, by contrast, is all about finding and eating delicious food, and coming away with amazing stories — both from the vendors and from your own experiences!
One of our main goals is to educate, and to teach which tacos are always served in the morning, versus those served in the afternoons, versus those served in the evenings.
Our goals is to teach which tacos are always served in the morning, afternoon and evenings.
What should I know about the Craft Brew and Bites Tour?
Prior to setting off on the Craft Brew and Bites Tour, all guests will need to complete a standard Liability Waiver. This isn’t a big deal; we promise this does not entitle us to your kidneys. We just want people to enjoy themselves responsibly. Besides, kidneys are so last year. Nowadays, the spleen is where it’s at.
Please know, as well, that craft beers pack twice the punch of normal mass-produced beers. For guests who are imbibing during this tour (presumably all of them), it’s important to be conscious of what one can handle.
I have been to Puerto Vallarta many times. Is the tour still good for me?
Absolutely! By revealing hidden gems, opening gustatory doors, and introducing you to the people behind the food, our tours will allow you to experience Puerto Vallarta in an entirely new way — just as they have so many other Vallarta Veterans!
I’ve heard people get sick from eating Mexican food. Is this true?
All of our food stops have been tested and thoroughly vetted. More than 18,000+ guests have toured with us. Our stops are known for their quality, freshness, cleanliness and delicious authentic Mexican flavor.
Now, if you mean people getting sick from eating too much Mexican food, well, that does happen on our tour when people aren’t careful. We recommend pacing yourself. Please listen to the advice of our wise and experienced Foodie Guides as to how much is advisable to eat at a stop!
I don’t speak Spanish, will this be a problem?
No hay ningun problema! Nuestros guias son todos Mexicanos y completamente bilingües.
No problem at all! All of our guides are from Mexico and are fully bilingual.
See? Easy as that.
What if I have food allergies or dietary restrictions?
We are happy to accommodate when we can. On your reservation form, please share any allergies or dietary restrictions. We’ll do everything we can to arrange substitutes for you.
We regularly accommodate guests who can’t eat:
Do note that Vallarta Eats tour participants are responsible for all the food they consume. If you have any allergies or concerns about ingredients, please ask your guide before consuming anything — that’s what they’re there for!
I’m a vegetarian. Will there be food for me to eat?
While we are able to offer some vegetarian choices, we do not recommend our standard tours for vegetarians… but we can still create a tour for you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a custom experience to suit your needs!
Is the tour wheelchair accessible? How about strollers?
Unfortunately, Vallarta’s rough cobblestone streets can make it very difficult to navigate. As such, we are not able to offer wheelchair accessible standard tours — our apologies. If you would like to inquire into making a custom, wheelchair-accessible tour, please email us at email@example.com.
Strollers are able to handle PV’s streets during daylight hours without problem (so bring the kids!) but should not be brought on the Tacos After Dark tour.
I have a bad leg. How long and how far will we be walking?
Great question. Our tours last between 3 and 4 hours and cover approximately 1.5 miles. For guests with physical limitations, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a private tour where we can customize the route and stops based on your needs.
Do you offer private tours?
Yes! We do offer private tours! Just email us at email@example.com or complete the form on our Book Now page to begin talking about what would make your ideal Vallarta Eats experience!
How far is the meeting point from my hotel or resort?
A crucial question! We have listed the times below, and HIGHLY recommend that you use these over those your hotel concierges might give you — these are often based on old traffic patterns and are no longer correct!
Nuevo Vallarta: one hour
Bucerias: 1.5 hours
Sayulita: 2 hours
Punta de Mita: 2 hours
Mismaloya: 45 min
Hotel Zone: 30 min
Marina: 40 minutes
Cruise passengers must triple check their arrival times. We list our start time using local Vallarta time, and, unfortunately, we’re unable to speed your ships up to get here any faster… yet.
The time from the terminal to the meeting points is about 30-40 minutes.