Eat Where the Locals Eat in Old Town

Tasting
Beer, Local Food
Activity
City Tasting, Food Tour
Included
Meal, Tour guide
Languages
English, Spanish
Theme
City, Cultural, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
69
/ Person
TRUSTED PARTNER
Dave O
Activity Overview
Eat Where the Locals Eat showcases signature dishes from traditional, local, family owned and operated restaurants in historic “Old Town.” Each course features a unique riff on traditional Mexican dishes from family recipes handed down through the years. Seafood is the focal ingredient in all but two dishes. It is a culinary adventure that dives into the heart and soul of the famed “Old Town” / Emiliano Zapata neighborhood where you dine at restaurants whose cuisine remains untouched by “what the tourists expect.” Experience these historic Old Town favorites through seven courses from three restaurants and one street food stand. 

This dinner progressive tour begins at the Emiliano Zapata market where you will meet your guide. Throughout the tour, your guide will charm you with stories and facts about the history of Emiliano Zapata. Your first stop is Restaurant Pajaritos, a hidden gem just off the Rio Cuale that you have to know is there to be able to find. And once you experience it, you’ll want to go back on your own, time and time again. Stop two, Mariscos Cisneros, is the quintessential neighborhood go-to. Pass by the street stand, roam through the main dining area right past the kitchen and settle into the quaint courtyard to dine al fresco (weather permitting). Stop number three finds us at the classic and charming El Brujo, a restaurant so desired that there are lines to get in many nights of the week. Finish the evening with a dessert crepe at a popular stand across the street from El Brujo.

Details:
  • Professionally guided tours by licensed, insured and bonded tour guides
  • Guides are fluent at English and Spanish
  • This is a three hour progressive food tour.
  • Three restaurants serving two individually served, sit-down courses of their family recipes (not little tastings) and one dessert.
  • Seven total courses of authentic, honest, traditional Mexican dishes featuring family recipes handed down through the years.
  • All restaurants are local, family owned and operated.
  • Total walking distance of the entire tour is about .75 mile.
  • The food images you see in the photo are representative of the cuisines, courses and serving sizes of each course.
  • You will not leave hungry.
  • You will receive a complimentary beer or margarita at each restaurant. Additional beverages may be purchased separately.
 
Group-size:
Max. of 14
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
69
Children
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Child
$
45
12 and under
Child
$
0
5 and under
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday6:00 PM
Duration
3,5 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
Absolutely Amazing!
I went on this tour with a group of friends from college, and it was hands down one of the best parts of our trip! Our guide went above and beyond to take us to amazing local restaurants, and ensure we had an amazing time! She also taught us a lot about the local culture and showed us around the beautiful neighborhood. This is a must for any foodie or someone looking to explore the non-touristy side ... more of Puerto Vallarta!
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