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Your 3.5-hour tour starts in the quintessentially Mexican Pitillal community (pronounced “pee-tee-yall”). You will visit eight authentic tasting locations and receive a behind-the-scenes look at the Pitillal neighborhood, with visits to important landmarks.

Your informative and professional guide will share his knowledge of the local customs, eclectic folklore and authentic Mexican specialty stores. As you visit each location, you will uncover the life in a typical Mexican town. You'll experience what it is to be a local as you walk down the streets of this unique neighborhood.

You will be provided with full portion samples which are enough for lunch. Some of the stops include:
  • Tacos Neto: Neto's famous recipe for mouth watering carnitas.
  • Mariscos Pichi: a fresh-from-the-bay seafood tostada from one of Pitillal's oldest restaurants.
  • Birria Robles: a local dish, Robles is famous for their delicious slow cooked meat.
  • La Tianita: This tamal making family turned restaurateurs, churns out the best tamales in the bay!
  • Paleteria: the oldest popsicle shop in town, each one still made by hand!
  • Churros: a traditional Mexican favorite! Churros, similiar to a donut, are made fresh right in front of your eyes.
  • Ernestos fruit stand: Ernesto mixes up the best selection of local fruit complete with home made seasonings.
  • No Name Taco Stand: no tour is complete without a local taco stand. No Name serves up delicious carne asada!

After this tour, you will leave with a new-found appreciation for Mexican cuisine and culture.

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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 3.5-hour guided eating and walking small-group tour of Puerto Vallarta's Pitillal neighborhood
  • Learn about the gastronomic history of the off-the-beaten-path part of town
  • Samples everything from tacos to tortas, churros to popsicles
  • Experience what it's like to be a local in PV
  • Small group tour limited to eight people, ensures lots of personalized attention
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fabulous. Lots of fun, great food, and a fantastic tour guide.

My family really enjoyed this tour, and our guide, Shawnee, was a gem. I've learned that food tours can have great food, but the guide will make or break it. My teens commented they'd like to adopt her as an aunt, so I'd say she...More

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Paul M, Owner at Vallarta Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are elated that your family enjoyed your tour, your food, and your guide! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and write such an amazing and detailed review! We love to hear that even locals have learned something on...More

Reviewed July 5, 2018
Highly Recommend. Great afternoon!

We celebrated my mom's 70th Birthday by going on the Pitillal Food Tour. Shawnee was amazing. She was super knowledgable, kept the flow of the tour and was great to talk with throughout. We hit up some really authentic spots and loved every moment. The...More

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Paul M, Owner at Vallarta Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour! Thank you for making us a part of your mom's birthday celebration! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and for recommending us!

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Can’t miss this!

Our guide, Shaunie, was super informative and shared her backstory of how she came to live in the area, along with history regarding the culture and story of the barrio Pitillal. The six other people on the tour with us were interesting and friendly and...More

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Paul M, Propietario at Vallarta Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

We are elated that you enjoyed your tour! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your expereince and write such a detailed and wonderful review! And thank you for recommending us!

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile
Fantastic food

Shawnee our guide was terrific. She took us to taste amazing tacos de birria, carne asada y puerco. We also had some of the most amazing tamales on earth. They were light as a feather and tasty. We’re going back for more tonight! A phenomenal...More

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Paul M, Owner at Vallarta Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

We are elated that you enjoyed your tour, your guide , and your food! THanks so much for sharing your experience and for recommending us!

Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile
Excellent Tacos!

Shawnee guided just the three of us through this unique part of old Puerto Vallarta tasting the best street, family made and small restaurant fare. She pointed out local businesses and shared the culture - so fun and knowledgeable. Excellent food. If you take this...More

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Paul M, Propietario at Vallarta Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

We are elated that you enjoyed your tour! Thanks so much for sharing your experience!

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