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Taste of Pitillal Food Tour provided by Vallarta Food Tours

Taste of Pitillal Food Tour

Taste of Pitillal Food Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided walking tour
  • Tastings at 8 different locations
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Plaza del Pitillal, Centro Pitillal, 48290 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/jS4bZDQH38e51ph56
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Moderate amount of walking is involved. Not wheelchair accessible
  • There are enough food tastings that, for most people, lunch afterwards is not needed
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements or allergies at time of booking by filling out the 'Special Requirements' box
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guided walking tour
  • Tastings at 8 different locations
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Plaza del Pitillal, Centro Pitillal, 48290 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/jS4bZDQH38e51ph56
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Moderate amount of walking is involved. Not wheelchair accessible
  • There are enough food tastings that, for most people, lunch afterwards is not needed
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements or allergies at time of booking by filling out the 'Special Requirements' box
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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NorCalGal03
Northern California16 contributions
Jun 2021
Despite the fact that my family did the Pitillal tour on a hot, HOT day, it was still an amazing and delicious experience. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Our tour guide was Miel (aka Honey). She was delightful, knowledgeable, and the perfect hostess. She ensured that we enjoyed our food, answered our questions, and shared cool facts about the history of Pitillal and the dishes we sampled.

Do what I did and skip breakfast. We were offered at least 5-6 generously sized tacos (OMG the birria and carnitas, yum), tamales, chicharrones, fruit, popsicles, and various non-alcoholic beverages. My kid wanted to try churros, so Miel led our group to a churro stand on this morning (even though I understand churros are more of a late afternoon and nighttime thing). Miel was great about making sure we were all hydrated on this hot day. She also made sure to ask people in our group if they had any food allergies or sensitivities. Very accommodating.

A great experience! Definitely check it out if you want to try new and delicious foods and see a PV neighborhood that's off the beaten path!
Written 25 June 2021
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Tyler T
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
The Taste of Pitillal tour was phenomenal. My goal with this trip was to get a concentrated taste of Mexican culture. Just on the outskirts of the tourist industry, Pitillal is a bustling slice of Mexican life in Vallarta, and getting to walk among locals and eat what they eat and experience what they experience was very fun. Would highly recommend Pitillal.

Miel was our tour guide and we were fortunate that we were the only ones on the tour, so it was a private tour! She was friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely fun to be around. She taught us so much about the local culture, and we talked about everything - food, politics, climate, and just learning one another and becoming friends. She was a joy to spend an afternoon with and I would highly recommend her as a tour guide.
Written 18 July 2021
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Kristy vM
Washington3 contributions
Dec 2021
This was an amazing tour! Our guide, Joana was absolutely fantastic. Her knowledge and stories about the families that own the establishments we visited made us feel like we knew them. I am sure she's done this tour a 1000 times, but her respect and admiration for the families/restaurants she took us to was palpable. Obviously the food was amazing..real mexican food..everything was made from scratch and out of this world! By far the highlight of our vacation. You will not regret taking this tour..just make sure you come hungry!!!!
Written 17 December 2021
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Susie W
Redding, CA64 contributions
Mar 2022
Bernardo was our guide and he was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable about the little community of Pitillal. Every place we visited offered wonderful fresh food with a long “family” history which Bernardo shared. All I can say is come hungry!! One restaurant, Robles was usually closed today but opened up for our small group of 8 for delicious light tomales. Bernardo also took us to the beautiful neighborhood church which is a “must see” in PuertoVallarta. The Pitillal is a little gem with wonderful food options, fresh food markets with a bit of shopping mixed in.
Written 9 March 2022
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Bridgeman2015
New Smyrna Beach, FL79 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Miel was an outstanding tour guide. I’ve taken tours in many countries and she is one of the best. Her explanations of the food we tasted in many restaurants taught me not only about ingredients but increased my knowledge of Mexico’s history and culture.
Written 19 March 2022
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travelnok
San Francisco11 contributions
Oct 2021
Guides: Joana and Bernardo were engaging, funny, and very informative on the food, the Pitillal neighborhood, and local Puerto Vallaran culture. They are real assets to any tour.

Food: I'm not willing to spill the exact dishes and locations, but I found their choices of stalls and restaurants to be excellent. I was pleased that not all the stops were tacos.

Pitillal neighborhood: refreshingly devoid of tourists with a comfortable ambiance: colorful and bustling.

One thing: There were two times available that day (10:30am and 11am). I booked an 11am tour through TripAdvisor/Viator, and I got a call on my cellphone at 10:35am while I was en route saying that I was *late*. When I got there, I was told that I was the only one booked for 11am and that we'd be "catching up" to the 10:30am group. While having some element of this is nice (ie. private tour for some stops), I couldn't help but feel a little rushed until we caught up with the 10:30 group. This feels like an issue with the Operator (Vallarta Food Tours) than my guides. Telling someone they're late (when they're not) is not a good start.

Bottom Line: If you're looking to sample foods off the beaten path with some great guides, this is a great tour. Just book the 10:30am
Written 7 November 2021
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kbrune
Portland, OR13 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
My husband and I were treated to an extra special private tour of Pitillal since we were the only ones with a booking today! Our guide was Al and he was very friendly, personable, and likable person to spend 3 hours with. We immediately felt like long time friends with him especially when we found out he had family in Yuba City, CA, US where we also have relations.

Anyway, the tour itself was fun and interesting. We learned a lot about the history and culture of the food made in Pitillal. Everything was locally made and many places were family-owned by generations of Mexicans instead of major tourist chains. Al helped us order food, translated menus, and sat and chatted with us about the food at every stop. I am 5 months pregnant so have aversions to everything but Al made sure to pick out foods to my liking. It was also well paced so that you don’t get full too quickly and I didn’t tire out as well. My favorite spots included a tortilla factory where we went behind the counter to see the production and even enjoyed a tortilla hot off the machine; also, we went inside an authentic residence where tamales and atol were sold. The tamale place is normally closed on weekdays with long lines on weekends but they allowed us into their home on a weekday and we watched family members shucking corn husks, slicing corn, shredding chicken, and kneading dough. The tamale was the best I will ever have in this lifetime and so fluffy!!!! We also visited the local church where a mass was being held for a quincenera.

This experience was absolutely authentic and was a breath of fresh air to spend time with locals away from the tourists. Everything was inexpensive as well.

Highly recommend to anyone thinking of booking this tour! Thank you Al!!!!!!!
Written 15 July 2021
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Michael D
2 contributions
Feb 2022
I've done other Vallarta Food Tours before and thought it would be fun to do one in Pitillal. Pitillal is a unique barrio which is quite different from most of the tourist areas we normally see. The stores and restaurants are mostly intended for locals and it is like stepping into a different world.

Our guide, Alcibiades ("Al" for short), was excellent. He was extremely informative and always happy to answer questions. His English is excellent. He was never in a rush and allowed us to walk slowly and see all the wonderful sites Pitillal has to offer. We stopped at several street vendors to try some fruit (Mamey was something I'd never heard of).

We ate at approximately 7 restaurants during the tour and tried a wide variety of various foods available - Tacos carne asada, carnitas, volcanes con machaca, tostadas de mariscos, tacos de birria de dorado, tamales con queso and bell peppers, and paletas for dessert. I will definitely return to some of these restaurants to try additional things on their menu, especially Birrieria Robes, Tia Anita, and Candora.

While the tour is advertised as 3-3.5 hours, we finished after 4 hours. Given the leisurely pace of walking and spending time in each restaurant, the time seemed to pass much more quickly. None of us were tired but we were extremely full - satisfyingly so.

I loved this experience and the food. And our guide Al made it even more special.
Written 12 February 2022
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sleeves53
Chardom39 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our food tour with Meil. She did a great job of taking us through the neighborhood, explained each of the tacos we tasted and why it was important either culturally or just a delicious tradition. We loved Pichis and Tia Anita in particular but they were all really good. Go hungry!! (Also word to the wise, they will confiscate your tortilla press if you put it in carry on luggage?!) 😞Anyway, super time and Meil was wonderful!!
Written 23 March 2020
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Hey! Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are thrilled you had a great time with Miel and you remember some of the stops! I'm sorry to hear about your tortilla press, hopefully we can host again in the near future!
Written 3 April 2020
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becky f
1 contribution
Mar 2021
What a great way to see the local seen and eat local food. Al, our guide, was terrific. He gave us background on every restaurant and explained all of the foods and why they were important to the region. He did not rush us but let us take in all the ambiance. We have lived in the area and been here many times. This is tour worth you dollars.
Written 19 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Tacos and Tequila
Silvia was a great guide. She connected with everyone on a personal basis. She gave an excellent history of the foo
177gingery
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Perfect way to spend an afternoon!
The tacos, tequila and Mexican cocktails tour was definitely a highlight of our vacation. Silvia was an outstanding
burch6
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Fantastic adventure well done.
Luis Alba was the most amazing guide, fantastic presentor with great cultural and and local knowledge. The food wa
shahadalzaidan
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Amazing food tour with hidden gems!
Wow!!! I cannot say enough good things about our tour guide Miel. She was an absolute gem- a wealth of knowledge, e
E8771KNerins
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Excellent experience
Truly all so incredible. Great mix of local hole in the wall places, street vendors, and larger spots. Such a great
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A great way to try many restaurants and have great tacos.
Highly recommend! Miel Garcia was such a fantastic tour guide. She made the tour a 10/10. You immediately connect w
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Food, Mezcal, and Tacos!!!
Sylvia was an amazing tour guide! She took us to amazing places, we ate super great tacos, had a few very tasty d
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Authentic Food
Joana was an amazing tour guide! We got to try food we would have never found otherwise. The program is custom and
MrJP_YYC
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Fantastic in every way.
FANTASTIC! This food tour was amazing. We have done many similar tours around the world and this way easily the be
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AMAZING AND EDUCATIONAL - BEST TOUR GUIDE ON PLANET
We enjoyed an amazing heartfelt, fun and educational experience with a truly passionate and very articulate guide n
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Must Do Experience!
Bernardo was an excellent tour guide! It was a great educational and fun experience! The tequila and tacos were phe
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Excellent
The tour was wonderful. Our guide, Bernardo, was an excellent guide; friendly, very informed about local food, cult
493shellia
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Great food and great tour guides!
All of the food was amazing, our tour guide Bernardo was the best! He explained everything and all of the people we
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Amazing
Bernardo was amazing! Not only did he take us to eat amazing food he taught us about the culture and history of pue
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By the way, neither of us were worried about covid, we were just having a good time.
Pretty all of it was my favorite part. Our tour guide, Amoro was warm, engaging, and a fountain of information. The
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