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Chef's Pass

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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About Chef's Pass
Tour with Chef’s Pass - Puerto Vallarta Food Tours and discover the delicious cuisine and history of Puerto Vallarta. Chef’s Pass - Puerto Vallarta Food Tours provides four unique culinary experiences in the historic neighborhoods of Downtown (El Centro) and Old Town (Emiliano Zapata). Chef's Pass - Puerto Vallarta Food Tours features local, family owned and operated restaurants and street stands. Each tour's menus are curated to highlight cuisine that evokes​ each restaurant's rich cultural and family traditions ​while allowing for contemporary riffs on classic recipes.​
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Sheri2605 wrote a review Jan 2020
Valparaiso, Indiana85 contributions44 helpful votes
We love trying new restaurants and decided to do Chef's Pass: Eat where the Locals eat food tour. It was low season and we were the only couple but our host for the evening was wonderful! We began the evening at Restaurant Pajaritos. The chef and owner, Jorge, served us fabulous fishball soup and Chili Nogales. Both were excellent (I stepped out of my comfort zone eating both of these and I'm so glad I did!) Our next stop was Mariscos Cisneros and the food was also excellent! We also ate at Dona Chela's. By this time we were so full but it was so good we ate again! Would do a different tour with this company in the future!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Trevor B wrote a review Jan 2020
Edmonton, Alberta8 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the Old Town restaurant tour and it was really great. The food was delicious, our fellow guests were a lot of fun, and our tour guide, Jimmy (Jaime), did a wonderful job leading us to the three restaurants (Agro was a stand out). Anyone doing this tour should come very hungry - there’s a lot of food to sample!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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KHK wrote a review Jan 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota1 contribution
My friends and I were searching for a food tour that was different than the typical “taco” tour we’ve done a few times and we came across the "Tacos and Streets Food for the Adventurous Palate" tour. We loved it. Everybody had one, two or three manta ray tacos, shrimp/bacon/gouda tacos, fish birria tacos, tongue tacos, cabeza (head) tacos, tripe tacos, incredible churros and pork, beef or poblano and cheese tamales. Everybody’s favorite were the Manta ray and tripe tacos. I guess they normally serve fish egg tacos but they weren’t available the night we went. It’s a great tour and I highly suggest it to anyone who wants to experience cuisine that is a bit "outside the norm for traditional street food tours.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from daveostlund, Owner at Chef's Pass
Responded Jan 22, 2020
Thank you for the nice review,. I'm very happy to hear you had a great evening.
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Eileen W wrote a review Dec 2019
Waterbury, Connecticut, United States8 contributions3 helpful votes
This was by far, the best tour experience we have ever had. Our tour guide, Al, was the warmest, most genuine man. He was so welcoming and passionate about the food and the people of Puerto Vallarta. We have vacationed in PV for 20 years and never experienced it like this. This tour was the highlight of our vacation.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from daveostlund, Owner at Chef's Pass
Responded Dec 10, 2019
We do our best to make our tours stand out and be the highlight of our guests' time in Vallarta. It makes all the hard work worth while when we receive such a warm review like this. Thank you. Al will be so happy when he reads this.
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EasyBurner wrote a review Dec 2019
Edmonton AB47 contributions61 helpful votes
This review isn't for the restaurants, they were all very good, but for the tour. We met our guide Alex at the Panorama. Our tour included 3 dishes at 4 restaurants, within walking distance of each other. We visited the Panorama, Barcelona Tapas, Si Señor Garden and Melissa's restaurant. Our tour guide Alex is very knowledgeable of the PV area and history and of the food and its preparation at each restaurant. Overall it was a very enjoyable and filling evening. Tips would be bring your appetite, tip money and wear practical shoes as the walk between restaurants is on sloping and cobbled roads.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from daveostlund, Owner at Chef's Pass
Responded Dec 10, 2019
So many people don't believe me when I say "Don't eat in the afternoon, come hungry, and don't load up on the chips and salsa - Save your stomach for the main courses." It's a lot of food. And you're right - good walking shoes are critical. I'm glad to hear the all the little bits of the el Centro tour (the restaurants, food, guide, history, walk, neighborhood) combined to make one eventful evening for you. Hope to see you again.
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