The Best of El Centro Restaurants Progressive Food Tour

Beer, Local Food
City Tasting, Food Tour
Meal, Tour guide
English, Spanish
City, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
/ Person
Dave O
Activity Overview
Best of El Centro Progressive is specially crafted for true food enthusiasts and curated to showcase the finest cuisine of El Centro Puerto Vallarta’s most celebrated restaurants. This casual evening tour begins at El Panorama, located on the top floors of the tallest building of El Centro. Here you will absorb the beautiful panoramic view of all of Puerto Vallarta and watch the sunset from the best perch in town. Stop two, brings you to another “Best View Restaurant”, Barcelona Tapas. As the day’s light dims into night you’ll enjoy the finest tapas in all of Vallarta. Stop three, brings you to a stunning courtyard garden dining experience (weather permitting) at Si Señor Garden. Take in the Latin rhythms in a modern and quaint setting while tasting the most contemporary dishes in the tour. The finale lands you at the delightful Sumaq, a Peruvian restaurant that is consistently rated as a top five restaurant in all of Vallarta.

  • Professionally guided tours by licensed, insured and bonded tour guides
  • Guides are fluent in English and Spanish
  • This is a 3.5 – 4-hour progressive food tour.
  • Four restaurants featuring three individually served, sit-down courses of their signature cuisine (not little tastings).
  • Twelve total courses of authentic, local Puerto Vallarta cuisine.
  • All restaurants are local, family owned and operated.
  • Total walking distance of the tour is about 3/4 of a mile.
  • The food images you see in the photos are representative of the cuisine and sizes of each course.
  • Each restaurant provides a welcoming beer, margarita or other alcoholic beverage. Soda or water may be substituted for an alcoholic drink. Additional beverages may be purchased separately.
Practical information
*Restaurants are subject to change without notice based on time of year, restaurant closures, holiday’s, etc… Replacement restaurants are the following: Melissa’s Seafood, Restaurant Gaby’s, El Brujo, Roberto’s and/or Merida Grill.
Start Time
Daily6:00 PM
4 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
  • 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)
Friend Group of 6
Lovely food tour with Alex our guide. Beautiful views of the city and nice walking between restaurants to digest a bit. Very much enjoyed the food and drinks offered at all the restaurants which provided more than enough food. Would do it again and recommend to others.
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