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Taste of Pitillal Food Tour

  • 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
Taste of Pitillal Food Tour
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Taste of Pitillal Food Tour
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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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (43)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
2 weeks stay at The Park Condominium on Lazaro Cardenas in Zona Romantica

This was our fourth different tour with Vallarta Food Tours since 2012. All have been excellent. We are very familiar with PV, but the Pitallal tour gave us an introduction to el centro of a whole new town. Shawnee was our excellent guide. She was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ThomasKieft
Reviewed 6 days ago
Authentic Experience with Lots of Food!

Our foodie guide was Shawne. She was great! Very enthusiastic and had lots of knowledge about the area and Mexico. Majority of the stops included a non-alcoholic drink and one food item which turns out to be a lot of food! Our bellies were definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nme91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Pitillal Found!

This was our 4th Vallarta Food Tour. Again we were treated to some of the best food available. Our guide was Shawne. She was incredibly knowledgable about Pitillal ...and the food we were eating. We were constantly entertained by her stories and good humor. She...More

Thank bullzi4
Paul M, Owner at Vallarta Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so flattered that we got to host you again!! Thank you for this great description of our Pitilla Tour. How wonderful that Shawn created such a great experience for you. We are so happy to hear that you learned a little something about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Tasty Puerto Vallarta

What a great way to experience authentic Mexican food. Our guide, Juri offered helpful descriptions of what we were eating and drinking at each stop. She shared her knowledge of food and the neighborhood with additional quick stops at local shops and the local church....More

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Paul M, Owner at Vallarta Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled you enjoyed our tour and our guide!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour

Just what we wanted, excellent local food and guide. Shawna was fantastic and full of energy. Our group ended up to be just 4 so it was very much a private tour. Highlight for us were the tamales, very light and fluffy. Tip: if you...More

Thank Terrijo85
Paul M, Owner at Vallarta Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

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Response from Lojeslj | Reviewed this property |
The plaza across from the church. Very easy to find. We got there early and our guide was already waiting for us.