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There is something for everyone when it comes to the food in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Take a stroll through the local farmer’s markets and smell all the fragrant spices from the various local food stands in the area. This experience prepares the palate for a savory adventure.

The local food stands are where you can find some of the best Mexican cuisine around. If you are unsure about braving this experience without a guide, there are a few companies that offer food tours, creating a safe and fun environment while trying the local cuisine. We participated in The Street – An Evening Taco Adventure Tour with Vallarta Food Tours, where we were able to experience and explore the sights, sounds, and energy of Vallarta’s nighttime culinary scene.

Fajitas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Our evening began with a stroll down the Emiliano Zapata, Centro (downtown) and 5 de Diciembre neighborhoods, participating in the various authentic eats. Our tasting/tour included pozole, sopes, churros, marlin quesadillas and it wouldn’t be a taco tour without…Tacos! Make sure to sample the El Pastor tacos and Carne Asada tacos – They were our favorite!

Among the local food stands and tours, you’ll find some of the best Mexican restaurants all within walking distance. We stopped at a local favorite, Gaby’s Restaurant Bar where they created a memorable experience for the family by letting us pick out fresh ingredients for our 7-course meal. Back at the restaurant, participants make every part of a traditional Mexican feast. Chef Julio is young but unbelievably knowledgeable about the food and its origins. It was a great (and delicious!) bonding experience for the whole family.


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