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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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About Food & Photo Tours
We are PASSIONATE & FRIENDLY local FOODIES & PHOTOGRAPHERS who will share with you the real deal when it comes to our food and traditions in a fun and unique way. ||| We run several experiences such as food tours, photo shoot tours, sights & bites city tours, tequila tastings, and private photo shoots. Mashup 2 or more of our experiences and make the most out of your stay ||| We are your one-stop for fun walking tours. ||| Some of our food tours and all city tours include Instagram-worthy photos as a gift from your tour leader. ||| Please get in touch to begin planning your Mashup tour e.g. Food Tour + Mini Tequila Tasting or full Tequila Tasting, Food Tour + Mini Photo Shoot or 1 hr photo shoot, etc. ||| We will help you make your trip unforgettable, only 5 star reviews!
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18 reviews
A fun cultural food tour stepped up a notch, your foodie guide is a vacation photographer who will make sure to capture all the fun during the tour.

Great street eats at family owned and run taco stands & small unassuming eateries where local families take pride on their recipes passed down from generations. Some have been in business for over 40 Years!

Sip tequila (or another Mexican spirit), Mexican coffee or chocolate (whichever is available that day).

According to when you visit us, this food tour will include different stops, fun cultural facts, as well as dishes related to our big celebrations in Mexico like the Day of the Dead, Christmas (Mexican style), Tequila National Day, and more.

We love what we do and we want to keep the tour exciting and ever evolving.

If you are coming as a big group of 10+ a mini photo session will be included. This tour is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.

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7 reviews
Rub shoulders with the LOCALS in an authentic Mexican working class / commercial neighborhood.

We´ll visit family owned and run eateries where locals indulge in authentic homemade style comfort food cooked following family recipes passed down from one generation to the next.

Some of these eateries make only one dish cooked to perfection.

A stop a the main square will be the perfect setting to take a few vacation photos courtesy of your foodie guide/photographer.

This is an easy peasy walk on flat well streets.

You´ll delight on 8 to 12 tastes and sips equivalent to a large meal. No one ever leaves hungry from the tour.

*It only takes a 12 min Uber or taxi drive to get away from the touristy crowds of the Hotel Zone, Downtown and Old Town to get to Pitillal, a vibrant neighborhood.
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After this fun and educational tasting you'll go from zero to a confident level of knowledge about tequila.

You will start sipping this magical spirit like a connoisseur, not like tourist.

Get ready to indulge on our premium selection of Tequila brought from different regions where Tequila is produced with pride and love.

You'll indulge on the following:
. 1 Blanco
. 1 Silver
. 1 Reposado
. 1 Añejo

A fun and educational experience where you'll have the chance to learn:

. The origins of Tequila
. How it is produced
. What makes a good tequila
. What makes a poor tequila
. How to properly taste it
. Where to buy it like a local (stop paying 3 times fold)
. How to spot Tequila tourist traps
. What to look for when buying your own tequila
. how to pair it with food
. the truth behind flavored tequila, rose tequila, artisan vs commercial, etc.
. the legends behind the agave plant
. Tequila vs Mezcal

* Perfect for bachelorettes, honeymoon, buddymoon, any special occasion.
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$40
Leave your selfie stick at the hotel and hop on the fun of having a friendly local photographer capture the magic of your vacation in Puerto Vallarta in Instagram-worthy photos.

Your photographer can also provide useful insiders info according to what you would like to do or eat during your stay.

Find lots of galleries to preview more samples of the photos you will receive on our website, Instagram and Facebook account #vallartafoodandphototours

Your photos will have a candid story-telling touch, and will be ready within the next 7 days after the photo shoot via a downloadable link that will be sent to your email.

Perfect for families, couples, group of friends, incentive groups, etc.

***Photo shoot lasts from 45min to 1hr. Please arrive 15 min in advance. Your photographer may have another photo shoot after yours. When you arrive late, all time that has passed will be forfeited and you may do the shoot for the remaining time. In this event number of photos will be less than 20.
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$269
4 reviews
✢ An Instagram-worthy photo shoot is the best way to commemorate your travel to Puerto Vallarta.

✢ We'll enjoy a relaxed walk in some of the most iconic places, as well as some hidden quaint streets. Up to 5 nearby locations for a variety of beautiful backgrounds. Your vacation photos will have a candid story-telling touch.

✢ This PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR is perfect for your family vacation, bachelorette/bachelor trip, honeymoon, engagement, birthdays, gender reveal, corporate and incentive groups, etc

✢ Parties larger than 5 people get a better rate when booking it as a private photo shoot, message us for more details to reserve your spot.

✢ Want to make this a private photo shoot for a surprise proposal? Send us a message. We'll be happy to assist you.

✢ Your friendly photographer has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor and has gained only 5 star reviews.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

star was helpful, charming, knowledgeable, and fun to explore with! i had *plenty* to eat and drink, and it was all delicious. star tells great stories about the food and history too! i loved seeing a different side of puerto vallarta and having a trusted...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I really loved this tour! Estrella was an excellent host that felt more like a friend taking you thru her neighborhood. Awww man the food was sooo good and different each stop. Adding the photography really made the tour fun and unique plus you get...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gspann33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We signed up for a 90 minute photo shoot for our engagement photos and had so much fun! Star is so knowledgeable about the city, and her work is amazing. This is a MUST in the area!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tripsytwentysomethin
food_and_photo_tours, Star, you Food Tour Guide and Photographer in Puerto Vallarta / owner at Food & Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm happy to know you had a good time :-D It was a fun afternoon, right. I'll be happy to see you coming back to PV. A big hug to both of you ;-)

Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

Not enough stars to rate this tour!! Definitely a must do! The tacos, coconuts, paletas, aguas frescas and the list goes on...Estrella was an amazing guide. Her passion, energy and knowledge of Puerto Vallarta’s history and culture was exceptional. Met a wonderful couple celebrating their...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Swright8184
food_and_photo_tours, food tour guide, photographer, owner. at Food & Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Susan. Thanks for coming on tour :-D I'm happy to read you had a great time, that you liked the food (yummy!), and the photos. I do try to give the very best to you all on every tour. Now you know many taco...More

Reviewed August 20, 2019 via mobile

The Foodie Street Food Tour is still the highlight of our trip and the complimentary photos are the cherry 🍒 on top! Star is the gem of Puerto Vallarta and her LOVE for the food & culture shines through with every explanation at every street...More

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food_and_photo_tours, food tour guide / photographer /owner at Food & Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2019

Hi Lisa & Van Thank you for coming on tour as part of your 30th anniversary celebration . I'm happy to read you had a great time, it was a fun tour indeed. Enjoy the Tequila. That one has a reputation of getting people hooked....More

Reviewed August 16, 2019

This food tour was fun. Our tour guide Estrella was very helpful and nice. Even though it was a rainy day it was fun to experience the city of Puerto Vallarta on foot and get to know the area, the people, the culture and the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Joe A
food_and_photo_tours, Food Tour Guide and Photographer / owner at Food & Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2019

Hi Joe. I'm happy you are happy about the tour. It also means a lot coming from you as you do have Mexican heritage, and live in a city where I'm sure you can get not only TexMex but great Mexican food. It was a...More

Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

We started early for breakfast tacos, which I’m told is when the best taco stands are open. We visited around 5 taco stands, had fresh coconut water and spiced coconut, visited a leather goods store and ceramics store to see how the goods were made,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rian001978
food_and_photo_tours, food tour guide | photographer | owner at Food & Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2019

Hi Rian :) You guys indeed had some of the best tacos in the neighborhood. Hope you had a great time during your stay. It's always exciting to have guests who come to celebrate a VERY special occasion and choose this tour as part of...More

Reviewed August 11, 2019

My partner and I had a wonderful time on this tour with Estrella. Our first time in PV was made so memorable with all the food stands and shops she showed us. Her knowledge and fun spirit made it a day we will never forget....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ben C
food_and_photo_tours, Foodie Guide and Photographer at Food & Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Hi Ben and Andy. Thanks for allowing me to share a bit of our food and culture on your first visit to Puerto Vallarta. Hope you liked the photos from the tour. I posted a few on social media and they have over 2k views...More

Reviewed July 28, 2019

Book this tour only if you want to eat great food and to learn a ton about Puerto Vallarta. Star is very knowledgeable and passionate about Puerto Vallarta, the food and the people. You will have a full stomach and a happy heart at the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Star_foodie_guide, Tour leader & owner. at Food & Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Thank you for allowing me to be your food tour guide of your family my friend :-D I will sure be super happy to see you again on your next visit. I like to make some small changes every time I have repeats for your...More

Reviewed July 27, 2019

Star is amazing! I did the solo traveler photo shoot with her and everything was perfect! It was rainy season and she was really flexible in all our communication before hand to ensure we got a time that wasn’t during a shower. Walking around with...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jen R
Star_foodie_guide, Tour leader & owner at Food & Photo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Hi Jen ☺ Thank you very much for your kind review. I enjoy very much doing the photo shoots in Downtown, and I did have a great time walking you through the back streets. I guess the happy, and leisurely Puerto Vallarta vibe helps a...More

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