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Whatever you do, don’t skip these taco tours in Puerto Vallarta – the land of birria

We handpicked the 9 best Puerto Vallarta taco tours that we have tried ourselves. Meanwhile, we know many of you prefer to sign up for a tour so leave the adventurous DIY taco stands for later.

Taco for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — any time of the day. This world-famous dish is not just something that fills a Mexican’s stomach but a way of life. It’s fast, delicious, comfortable, feels like home, and IT IS EVERYWHERE.

To be fair, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a bad taco place in Puerto Vallarta (or Mexico in general). There are so many local taco places here that we’ve shared in other PV articles that you should check out!

Meanwhile, I know many of you prefer to sign up for a tour so leave the adventurous DIY taco stands for later.

Whatever type of taco that you will try in PV, don’t forget the mighty birria because this is originally from the state of Jalisco!

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⛔ Eating street tacos in Puerto Vallarta

Some people get easily sick with food and some don’t. Before going on these Puerto Vallarta taco tours, you need to assess how your body reacts to greasy food or spicy salsas as this is the bulk of what you’re going to eat here.

Always have sodium bicarbonate handy when traveling to Puerto Vallarta! Mix it with your drink and it will help a lot with an upset stomach. They are available in the thousands of pharmacies in Puerto Vallarta. It’s called bicarbonato de sodio in Spanish. They will also understand if you just say bicarbonate.

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🌮 Best Puerto Vallarta taco tours

#1: Downtown Puerto Vallarta food tour

💲 from $55 USD per person
🕖 3.5 hours

If you’re looking to eat your way through Puerto Vallarta, then this food tour is an experience not to be missed. You will be in a small group which gives you a more customized approach to trying out cuisines and asking culture-related questions.

Facilitated by a local guide, you will be brought to nine food tastings at this beautiful city’s best restaurants and food stalls. Your love for the fusion of food and tradition will be welcomed in this culinary adventure.

There will be stops to enjoy street tacos, seafood, tequila, ceviche, chocolate, and mole which are authentic and delicious!

Also, you will be taken to the Zona Romantica, Malecon Boardwalk, and hidden sides of the place for you to appreciate the rich history of Vallarta.

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The tour guides are courteous, knowledgeable, and conversational and they give their best in giving you a better understanding of Mexican cuisine and heritage.

#2: Taco adventure evening food tour in Puerto Vallarta

💲 from $50 USD per person
🕖 3.5 hours

For those who are enthusiastic about tacos, you may want to consider exploring the best taco joints in Puerto Vallarta for a fun night out with friends and fellow travelers! This tour will bring you to the streets of Emiliano Zapata and the 5 de Diciembre neighborhoods. 

This culinary experience may serve as your first entry into the authentic food scene of Puerto Vallarta and will make you want more.

An evening taco adventure such as this will acquaint you with the art of preparing it even to the point of knowing the spice level of the sauces that come with it!

This Taco Adventure Evening Tour takes 3.5 hours and is offered in a small group.

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All of these taco stands are family-owned and each offers its unique specialty. There are around 7 to 8 stops so make sure to come adequately hungry to give more room in your appetite!

#3: Taco and street food tour in Puerto Vallarta

💲 from $55 USD per person
🕖 3.5 hours

Mexico is not only sought after for its tastiest tacos but also for other specialties like quesadilla, carnitas, chicharron, tortilla, birria, paletas, tostadas, and other street food.

You’ll get to relish all these in the town of Puerto Vallarta with the Signature Taco Tour! 

Good for 3.5 hours, this adventure is intimate as it is held for a limited small group which allows enough time for stops and for walking.

You’ll get to uncover what goes into the preparation of your favorite Mexican dishes and taste them fresh from the pan.

You’ll learn how the recipes have withstood the test of time. You’ll be very full at the end of the tour!

This culinary excursion will surely please any palate as there are different offerings per stop – all appetizing food while being educated!

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This activity also includes a walk to the Zona Romantica or what is known as the Old Vallarta Town.

#4: Taste of Pitillal food tour

💲 from $50 USD per person
🕖 3 hours

Do you want to get a scholarly perspective on local culinary history as well as insights into their cuisine? Go to a place within the town that is uncharted and unexplored. In the case of Puerto Vallarta, it’s Pitillal!

Pitillal is on the outer edge of Puerto Vallarta and is still quite traditional. If you want to be exposed to the daily routine and working grind of life in this small town, join this Taste of Pitillal Food Tour.

This hands-on field visit will leave your senses smelling and tasting carnitas tacos, birria, tamales, churros, atole, and the local seafood.

A real neighborhood with well-made food — a vibrant busy mood is what you’ll get while walking on its pavements and listening to history and customs.

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If you want to get a real sense of Mexico, don’t forget to immerse yourself in this food tour around Pitillal in Puerto Vallarta.

#5: Puerto Vallarta taco tour on a bicycle

💲 from $35 USD per person
🕖 3 hours

If you want a more adventurous food trip in Puerto Vallarta and are itching for something new, then this Bikes and Bites Taco Food Tour may just be what you need!

Pedal your way from one end of the town and back on two-wheeled bicycles, sampling authentic Mexican street tacos along the way.

Approximately a 3-hour activity, you’ll go on a taco journey within 5 de Diciembre through Malecon Boardwalk to Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. The friendly guides will show you the beautiful vistas of Puerto Vallarta.

You won’t need your bike seat for this tour. In fact, you’ll be sitting on a taco and exploring the city with mouth-wateringly delicious tacos in hand.

By the end of the tour, you’ll be stopping at the El Solar beach to quench your thirst with an ice-cold beer!

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You’ll be stopping at iconic taco stands and be blown away by how delicious they are made.

#6: Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive daytime taco tour

💲 from $35 USD per person
🕖 2.5 hours

For approximately 2.5 hours, you’ll get to stop at 5 taco stands and devour a variety of tacos in the central and south neighborhoods.

Salt, lime, and taco are the perfect combination for a midday walk through the paradise of Puerto Vallarta. It’s here where the taco action is!

With several delicious stops at different spots to eat authentic tacos while talking about art history or spotting architectural elements, Taco101 goes beyond your average walking tour.

You will meet the families who have been running these known taco eateries and stalls for more than a decade. You’ll be in awe of the love and passion they put into giving the tastiest tacos in town.

Taco101 offers 2.5-hour daytime taco walks that are authentic, local, and open to all.

Yes, it’s a taco walking route but in between, you’ll be acquainted with Mexican history and heritage. An opportunity to be stuffed with nice food and cultural knowledge!

#7: Breakfast taco tour with a local

💲 from $47 USD per person
🕖 3 hours

When in Puerto Vallarta, set up an authentic foodie experience with a local and you get to discover the flavors of Mexico. Head out for this Food Tour in Old Town with a Local Foodie experience!

The best way to try the food of a destination is by going where the locals go.

You’ll get insider knowledge about what locals eat and enjoy from some of their favorite food stands. You’ll get to celebrate the traditions and flavors around the area along with meeting people.

In this 3-hour excursion, you’ll get to try your favorite local restaurants with a local who knows everything about Puerto Vallarta’s culinary scene.

You’ll experience some new flavors and visit the less touristy part of the old town. You’ll learn more about the history and the types of tacos.

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Get tips on how to eat and order tacos with suitable salsa!

#8: Late-night tacos (walking food tour)

💲 from $47 USD per person
🕖 3 hours

Feed your wanderlust with an intimate food tour in Puerto Vallarta’s old town in the evening.

Listen to the chatter as you walk around, hear about the culture of the city, and dive into plenty of tacos in a span of three and a half hours with this tacos-after-dark tour!

Tacos de cabeza, seafood chile relleno taco, shrimp brochette, tacos al pastor, churros, quesadilla, and paleta await your taste buds.

From something traditional like carnitas to crispy shrimp ceviche, there’ll be plenty for veggie lovers to enjoy too!

With the help of knowledgeable guides, you’ll learn what makes these amazing-tasting tacos so delicious as you take your first steps into this historic district.

For this night-out, the only two things you need are a strong stomach and an appetite for unforgettable memories.

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You can live like a local for one evening while you satisfy your palate’s desire!

#9: Puerto Vallarta taco crawl on a beetle

💲 from $69 USD per person
🕖 2.5 hours

Who doesn’t want to go on a date with a classic Volkswagen Beetle? Well, now you can!

This special tour will take you through the historic center of Puerto Vallarta while sampling local flavors at popular spots, eateries, and food carts.

Part of this evening tour ranges from breathtaking scenic views to mouthwatering tacos tasting.

Stops will include some favorite hidden gems and amazing local tacos that reflect the diversity of traditional regional Mexican Cuisine.

You’ll get to enjoy coastal views, quaint little towns, friendly locals, scenic homes, urban sprawl, palm trees, coffee shops, colonial architecture — all in an iconic VW convertible!

Whether you’re just looking to snack, want to try some of the best tacos on the planet, or cruise down the countryside, this tour is great for everyone!

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You’ll have a local expert as your guide who will take you to the La Aurora neighborhood which is considered the Tacolandia in Puerto Vallarta. Taco lovers, this spot is for you!

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Madhura Shedge

Sunday 10th of April 2022

This post is yummy! I am delighted to see such a list of great food. I think Mexican food is something that no one can ever dislike. The food pictures have tempted me to head to a restaurant serving Mexican food.

Bhushavali

Friday 25th of February 2022

I love Tacos. As you say, I can have it any time of the day. It would be awesome to have the authentic ones in Mexico. So thanks a lot for suggesting the best ones.Going through this whole list, I have a question. Are there vegan/vegetarian friendly taco tours? Does the concept exist there at all?

Clarice

Thursday 24th of February 2022

Wow! That sounds so fun. My family loves taco so, we are totally interested to join these tours. It would be a wonderful experience. Thank you for sharing this. I think the prices are really reasonable.

Umiko

Monday 21st of February 2022

I always wonder whether they taste the same like in the U.S. or not. The one with lots of cilantro and meats looks especially delicious. Price wise, it's cheap!!

Tami

Monday 21st of February 2022

Love this! I'm actually on my way to Puerto Vallarta right now. How fun to take a taco tour by bicycle! I opted for a shore excursion that will teach me how to make my own.

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