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Food and Mixology Tour: Tequila, Tacos, and Mexican Cocktails
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Food and Mixology Tour: Tequila, Tacos, and Mexican Cocktails

By Vallarta Food Tours
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The coastal town of Puerto Vallarta is packed with world-class food options and delectable drinks. During this guided walking tour, you’ll bypass the usual tourist traps for a tasting tour through the flavors of Mexico’s Pacific coast. Enjoy fresh and tasty tacos and a variety of local desserts, and join a mixologist to learn the secrets behind the town’s best cocktails. A limited group size makes for an intimate experience.
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Ages 18-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Guided food and drink tour of Puerto Vallarta
  • Sample authentic meals and cocktails at six different stations
  • Learn about the cultural and historical importance of local culinary staples
  • Discover authentic, family-run eateries well off the tourist track
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • 5 Food tastings
  • Local guide
  • 6 Mexican Cocktails
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Vallarta
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What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point

The coastal resort of Puerto Vallarta might be best known for its beaches, but in-the-know travelers head to its picturesque Old Town for another reason: the food. On this walking tour led by a foodie, discover the area’s best places to eat and drink, from family-run eateries to traditional cocktail bars. Your tasting journey begins in Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town, where you’ll make the first of six different stops. Discover under-the-radar, authentic eateries as your guide explains the cultural and historical significance of the foods you sample. Taste a fresh fish taco paired with a cucumber-infused mezcal cocktail or a fiery jalapeño margarita, head to a beachside restaurant for dessert, and more. Your guide will point out Puerto Vallarta’s must-see sights along the way, so first-time visitors will get the perfect primer.

Start:
  • Lazaro Cardenas Park, Venustiano Carranza 146-200, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Meeting point is in the gazebo in the middle of Lazaro Cardenas Park in the Romantic Zone . Your rock star guide will be waiting for you in the gazebo in the middle park. See you soon! Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/kdbMfYsotn5qj5SZ8
End:
  • C. Fco. I. Madero 176, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Mezcal y Sal Bar (Everyday except Wednesday)

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7154P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7154P5

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  • Venustiano Carranza 146-200, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Meeting point is in the gazebo in the middle of Lazaro Cardenas Park in the Romantic Zone . Your rock star guide will be waiting for you in the gazebo in the middle park. See you soon! Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/kdbMfYsotn5qj5SZ8
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  • C. Fco. I. Madero 176, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Mezcal y Sal Bar (Everyday except Wednesday)
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  • Vallarta Food Tours
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    Mexico
    Joined in November 2011
  • Roam738343
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great Experience
    I enjoyed everything about the tour- our guide, the food, and the route (which allowed us to see the beautiful Malecon and great places for shopping later). It was a great way to spend my morning before flying back home!
    Written June 22, 2024
  • jorgerY5988OA
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Foods with a Great Guide
    Edgar was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot about the history of the foods we enjoyed and we ate more than we thought we could handle. We all had a great time on our food tour with Edgar. We definitely got our money’s worth with this tour. I would highly recommend it.
    Written June 22, 2024
  • chadtJ9807OM
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour
    The food was amazing. It was also good to see and learn about some local stuff that you wouldn’t otherwise get to. Edgar was also a great tour guide.
    Written June 22, 2024
  • patricew694
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful tour!
    Amazing seafood tour with Miele!!! So many great hidden gems in Old Town. Thank you, we hope to schedule another tour with Miele in November!!
    Written June 22, 2024
  • chrisrY572YS
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Tacos and Tour of Bucerias
    Our Bucerias Taco tour was great! Eric was an incredible guide showing us several great places and giving us the history and background of the various tacos we tried. This was a great way to explore the city a bit more and we found several locations we’ve been back to since. Would highly recommend!
    Written June 22, 2024
  • stevegZ8078LT
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do this at the beginning of your trip!
    Al was a great guide! Friendly, intelligent, and an awesome host. The tour was fantastic as well! All the tacos were different and delicious. We did this tour early on our vacation to figure out places to eat during the rest of our stay and we are so happy we did!
    Written June 20, 2024
  • 252allenn
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family of 6 loved it!
    This trip was perfect for my family of 6. We started out at Mariscos el Güero where we met Eric, our guide. Another couple joined us, so we had a total of eight plus Eric. This was a good size. At the first stop we ate fish tacos. These were very good. The sauces were great too. My daughter doesn’t eat meat, so Eric went to get some fresh coconut so the restaurant could make her some coconut ceviche which was phenomenal! We stopped at several more places (taco stands, two more restaurants, a churro stand, a souvenir shop, and a tequila bar.) During the walks, Eric took time to tell the significance of the area, the history, and some local character. He told us about a game that was played with the bus ticket numbers - my daughter won, so he provided her with a boy on his seahorse magnet at the souvenir shop! Eric was an excellent tour guide. I highly recommend this tour and Eric’s expertise on the area!
    Written June 20, 2024
  • Expedition653424
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Puerto Vallarta food tour
    The food tour was great. Mike Garcia was the best tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and accommodating to everyone’s needs. Over all a great tour would highly recommend
    Written June 18, 2024
  • davemV6494EF
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food, great experience, great guide. Thanks Miel
    The food tour was amazing. We had an 8 person tour and booked a private tour with Miel, who was amazing. We learned a lot about the food history and had some really amazing food. Its great walking around with a local because they know so much, and all the people trying to sell you stuff leave you alone as you walk by all the busy tourist shops and enter these smaller amazing local places. The group agreed this tour was our favorite part of our trip to Puerto Vallarta, 100% recommend.
    Written June 18, 2024
  • Nomad45641610187
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The delicious food is just an added bonus to this fun and informative night of touring this incredible city.
    This was our second time doing this tour. We brought our family with us and every one of us left full, informed and thoroughly entertained. Just a fantastic experience all the way around. Our guide, Joana was so incredible. Her love for this beautiful city really shined through and her kindness made everyone feel like family. If you’ve done this tour before don’t worry about it being the same…it won’t be. But it will still be amazing.
    Written June 18, 2024
  • E172BCchristinac
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food, great culture!
    This tour was amazing! We went the day after our wedding with 23 of our guests! We booked a private tour and Sylvia and Miel were our guides. They explained everything so well, including letting us know ahead of time that we would have to split into 2 smaller groups for part of the tour due to the size of our group and the size of the restaurants. They also took great care of 2 of my guests who became sick (not due to the tour) and made sure they had transportation back to our resort. They taught us about the history of the food and the neighborhood in Puerto Vallarta we were in. 10/10 would do it again! The tacos were amazing and the guides were amazing! They were very efficient and attentive, so we did not have to spend much time waiting even though we were visiting restaurants that were also open to the public. Very well organized!
    Written June 18, 2024
  • Stephanie B
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Food Tours
    I took the whole family out Saturday to celebrate Father’s Day. My dad, step mom, husband and sons ages 10 and 12 years did the Bucerías food tour. We all loved it! We were so full after! All the stops were wonderful! Erick was fabulous, and full of knowledge. This is our 3rd food tour with this company. We have loved all of them!! We have done the Vallarta taco tour as well as the Pitillal food tour, and they have all been fabulous!! Don’t hesitate! Book now!
    Written June 17, 2024
  • E9952OQnickb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun couples night iut
    Edgar was great informative, and I got to try some of the best tacos of my life. Would go again when we're back next year in a heartbeat.
    Written June 16, 2024
  • KatieJo088
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Edgar 10/10 highly recommend
    Our food tour was amazing. Edgar was very accommodating, kind and full of information. Absolutely loved it. We would highly recommend to anyone in the area. Don't forget to ask for Edgar!
    Written June 16, 2024
  • iannai
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Will be the highlight…
    Will be the highlight of your trip… My boys are 14 and 9, whole family ate everything, boys passed on but one taco, the pepper wrapped shrimp, the beef cheek and al pastor were the highlights. We love spicy and at every place please for the love of god try the spicy options, they are multi decade recipes passed down for your enjoyment. Our guide was great, solid local knowledge and easy going. We didn’t take the whole 3.5 hours, had 7 different tacos, the best churro you’ve ever had in your entire damn life and a delicious pineapple agave alcohol beverage at the end that took about 2 minutes to inhale. Order cervezas as you go, enjoy this early in your trip so you know where to go back to later.
    Written June 15, 2024
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Fred Krepps
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great time on our tour. Bernardo, our guide, was the best. He was upbeat, fun and took us to some great spots. He was knowledgeable of the three areas of PV we visited and the history behind the restaurants we went to.

We combined the food and mixology tour on a private tour for 17 people. I worked with Paul to put together an itinerary that would work for our group. We had a 20 person air conditioned van and were picked up and dropped off at our resort.

This is the second time we have gone on a food tour with Vallarta Food Tours and would recommend them to anyone.
Written August 8, 2021
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Jessica N
Houston, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Bernardo was an amazing tour guide and showed us such great kindness and hospitality even though we were grouped with an awful family. We were the only couple, while the rest were a family who brought all of their kids in total 10 or so. They had wasted our time trying to figure out where to leave their kids because, guess what, this tour guide is adults only (mixology is in the name of the tour??). But Bernardo was very patient and professional with them the whole time, telling us detailed stories with great fun and passion, and we had the best time trying so many delicious tacos! And drinks! We felt like our money was well spent despite the small hiccups, and we’ll definitely visit all the places we tried when we come back to PV.
Written May 9, 2023
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GraceS
Los Angeles, CA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
BEST TOUR IN PVR. this was my second time attending the mixology food/drink tour and I was even more impressed. The tour has been updated with new spots and better selections. We enjoyed every food and drink item we had and learning the history of the city and restaurants. Our tour guide Gio was extremely knowledgeable and so incredibly kind! He made us feel included and helped the two groups on our tour to socialize and become friends with one another. Gio made our tour so much fun and he provided top quality guidance. 10/10 would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Puerto Vallarta!
Written June 25, 2021
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Brookelyn V
Lansing, MI4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
We had a large group of 16 women attending and I reached out directly to set up a private tour for us. Paul called me and worked on setting up a tour for us AND helped us with private transport to not only this excursion but a different excursion from another company later that week. The whole process of setting up the excursion and payments was easy and straight forward. But then the tour finally came and it was AMAZING!!! They split our group into two with guides Sylvia and Miel and they were both so nice and informative and FUN. There were a ton of drinks and food and we learned so much more about the area and culture than if we stayed on the resort. I 100% recommend using this company, I could not give one ounce of negative feedback. They were all really helpful from the very start and you can tell everyone took pride in the business and in sharing their home with us!
Written October 24, 2022
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maxparn
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Highly recommend this as an early part of anyone's trip as you both have delicious meals and a sense of the amazing city. We had a wonderful evening with Edgar who went out of his way to make everyone feel like family and by the time we wrapped up the tour at Zapata Antojeria y Bar many of our group stuck around to keep the evening going. Great time!
Written March 5, 2023
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Gia W
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
This was one of the first things we did here in Puerto Vallarta , and let me tell you it didn’t disappoint!
We had an amazing time our tour guide Bernardo was super sweet and knowledgeable. I feel like he went above and beyond , I would definitely recommend if you want to taste great food and even greater tequila . 10/10
Written May 21, 2022
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Tim R
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Our tour guide Luis Alba was outstanding. He took our group of 8 to some fabulous places and made adjustments along the way (like ordering a Birthday cake for my wife). He is extremely knowledgeable of PV, its history and made this a very fun evening. We highly recommend this tour if you want more background on PV, the culture and of course the Tequila!! Luis was great and would recommend him for any group tour. Enjoy!!
Written February 6, 2022
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AZKKim
Phoenix, AZ6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
This was a wonderful tour! We took the late afternoon/evening tour in mid July 🔥, hot and humid so I recommend dressing appropriately and bringing a hand fan. Addy, our guide, was amazing! Friendly and very informative. The food was fantastic and introduces you to many great spots for food, so do this early on your vacation so you have lots of places to visit during your stay. The drinks were also amazing and you learn so much about tequila and mescal. The walk is easy, but watch your step, there was some uneven pavement. We loved all of it!
Written July 12, 2022
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Carrie Rogers
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
We had an excellent time with Luis Alba (husband of Jessica - or so he says… 😀) on our “Mex-ology” tour! Not only did we enjoy some of the most delicious local cuisine, but we also learned a great deal about tequila and Mezcal. (#themezcalmethod) We met with local artisans as well as with popular restauranteurs. In addition, we enjoyed the spectacular views of the mountains, colorful architecture, and local artwork. Luis was extremely knowledgeable about regional foods/flavors and drinks as well as with the local culture, history, etc. He was able to answer any questions that arose and was very engaging. We highly recommend this tour and are looking forward to exploring more excursions with Vallarta Food Tours on our next visit.
Written March 29, 2022
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Patty
California12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
I am so glad my husband and I decided to book this food and tequila tour at the beginning of our trip while in Puerto Vallarta. Exceeded our expectations. I was not sure how many places we would get to visit due to Covid restrictions and restaurant closures due to the pandemic. Our tour guide, Bernardo, took us to 8 tasting locations (Jo Jack’s Fish Shack, Bar Zapata, Mariscos el Guero, Memo’s Taco Grill, Pulque chingaquedito, Sonorita, Bar La Playa, Mezcal y Sal). It was a beautiful day in Puerto Vallarta and our group was small, 6 people, which was wonderful! The food and drinks were delicious at every location. The Mezcal tasting with the grillo 🦗 was an experience! The Al pastor taco at Sonorita was delicious. The ceviche tostada at Mariscos el guero was so fresh. Enjoyed the pulque at Pulque chinga quedito. Mezcal y Sal was a great end to our tour. Their bartender is an artist, the drink presentation and taste is so unique and Instagram worthy. My husband and I went back to sample more drinks and food from their menu. A new favorite spot! Bernardo was a wonderful tour guide. So knowledgeable, easy going and super professional. Highly recommend you to book with him!
Written November 8, 2021
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