Taste of Pitillal

Off The Beaten Path Food Tour

A Wonderful World Of Food Just 10 Minutes From The Marina!

Every Town Has A Unique Take On Regional Cuisine. Pitillal is a charming pueblo on the outer edge of Vallarta, just 10 minutes from the Marina—making this tour the perfect way to explore more of Mexico without going too far.

  • Bring your appetite as you will be full by the end of this 3.5-hour guided food tour.
  • Pitillal is small so we will pass by several landmarks along the way, like the stunning Parroquia de San Miguel Archangel. We’ll walk about 1 mile between our 7 stops.
  • You won’t see as many tourists in town so you’ll get a greater feel of authentic Mexican living.
  • Eat in a mix of street stands and family-owned restaurants serving mouthwatering regional cuisine.

Taste Of Pitillal

Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting Location: Lazaro Cardenas Park.

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  • TIME:

    Tours hourly at 10:30am


    3 1/2 hours


    10 people 1 tour guide


    Tour takes place snow, rain or shine


    Comfortable clothing and shoes

  • WHO:

    Suitable for most ages and fitness levels




    8 tastings. expert tour guide, tasting map with insiders recommendations

  • COST:

    $52 adults $42 children under 13


    Lazaro Cardenas Park


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What to expect from this tour?

More Than Tacos – We go beyond tacos and include mole enchiladas, ceviche tostada, savory soup, regional chocolate, a seafood taco, and a birria taco from one of the best taco stands in Vallarta. We even stop by a tortilleria, which is a fresh tortilla bakery.

A Culinary Tour With A Bit Of History – We share the story behind the food, including the history of each restaurant and regional Mexican dish. We also share some of the highlights of Vallarta’s rich culture.

Why take this tour?

  1. Experience Authentic Mexico. With over 1,000 restaurants to choose from in Vallarta it can be overwhelming to decide where to eat. We introduce you to the local gems serving the best regional cuisine our city has to offer.
  2. Something For Everyone. This is the perfect shore excursion for your day at port, a fun way to spend a few hours outside of your all-inclusive and is ideal for anyone looking for a small-group tour that isn’t too touristy. We see a lot of snowbirds and expats on this tour too.
  3. Foodie Fun. If you love to eat this is the tour for you. Take your tour early in your vacation so that you can return to the spots you enjoyed most. Make a few new foodie friends along the way!

Tour Highlights Include

  • Meet Local Food Heroes
  • Learn how to dress a taco the local way!
  • Learn about the Mexico best gift to the world – Chocolate
  • Explore Vallarta most important sites such as Old Town, Rio Cuale, Guadalupe church, malecon and much more
  • Experience Vallarta Best Tacos and regional dishes
  • Enjoy regional delicacies while meeting new friends

Stress Free Policy

Tour bookings can be changed to any date, different tour or turned into a gift certificate to use on a future date with no expirations even one hour before the tour! A change of plans is no problem!

Tasting Locations

Delicious regional and national food specialties that are served on the Taste of Pitillal Food Tour:


Slow-cooked pork (meaning “little meats”) This local favorite cooks up Pitillal’s best Carnitas.  


Originating in the state of Jalisco, this slow-cooked meat stew is marinated in aromatic red chiles and served up in delectable tacos. Here we try the soup complete with handmade corn tortillas.

Seafood Tostada

Enjoy the freshest seafood in one of the oldest restaurants in Pitillal.

Tamales & Atole

This tamal making family turned restaurateurs, churns out the best tamales in the bay! Only open for dinners on weekends, we have the exclusive entry for our day tours.


Visit the oldest family run Paletería. These Mexican style popsicles are a hit using only the freshest ingredients.

Don Hermillo’s Churro Stand

A traditional Mexican favorite! Churros, similiar to a donut, are made fresh right in front of your eyes!

Asada Taco

No tour is complete without a traditional taco stand serving up the best Carne Asada tacos in Pitillal!


Enjoy one of Mexico favorite cold snacks at this local favorite.

Dietary Restrictions

We CAN provide substitutions for gluten free, nuts and seafood allergies on this tour. We CANNOT accommodate Vegans and vegetarians. Please check with us about other allergies or aversions.
Required substitutions must be indicated in advance at time of ticket purchase.
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