Leigh JohnsonUnited States
This tour & Rafael were recommended by a family member, but far exceeded everything wonderful we were expecting. Rafael was so much fun, and we absolutely LOVED all the food/beverages. Above all, the culinary and culture knowledge he shared with us was so interesting and fun. He made us feel so comfortable to even ask those sometimes awkward questions that people will hesitate to ask. Rafael, you made my birthday even better than I could have wished for. Thank you so much for everything!
Mark RidingUnited States
Our private tour of Puerto Vallarta with Raphael was excellent. He met us on time, reviewed the plan for the day, then we set off for a morning of treats, coffee, and insider tips of what to look for when eating locally. What was initially a 5 hour tour stretched to 7 hours because of our pace and many questions- which was no problem for him. He provided good food and drinks and even extra touches like cold towels to cool off with on the jungle hike. I would recommend this tour and Raphael.
We've been to Puerto Vallarta many times so we know our way around town. We'd never tried street vendors though so were eager to have a little introduction into the local foods and how to pick them. We got so much more from our tour guide, Rafael. First, he customized the tour according to our wants and when he met us, he again asked a few questions to customize. And then we spent three hours learning not only about food, but about culture, laws and so much more. What a great evening!
Brett CookUnited States
Raphael leads you on a fun, food filled tour with yummy Mexican craft beer thrown in for good measure! He is truly a "foodie" since he is a trained chef himself! We LOVED this evening and will use what we learned to eat better locally in the future! Can you say YUM?
Steven MaraisUnited States
Scott SolomonUnited States
Chef Rafael was a charming host. Chef advised or selected foods directed to our palates and explained the history and relationships with these choices. We enjoy sharing food as a connection. He chose dining spots in locales with a view that held a familiar or cultural significance to the meal. For example, simply eating ceviche on the beach. As he explained regional differences of ceviche and how many families prepared it while on a picnic, a family arrived and did just so. Great experience.
Rafael is an excellent tour guide who has vast knowledge of the culinary scene in Puerto Vallarta. Rafael is friendly, personable and very interesting. He is organized, thorough and our tour was well planned. He taught us a lot about the history of food in PV while at the same time introducing us to a wide variety of foods.
Marc IsraelUnited States
Come hungry! You will be eating and drinking while learning about local/Mexican food, how to identify a good street vendor and the evolution of the Mexican craft beer scene. We ate at a variety of settings including taco restaurant, beach front palapa, various street corner stands, and brewery while discovering Puerto Vallarta beyond the Malecon. Rafael is very knowledgable about the region, and very connected to the local community. Great variety of food and discussion.
Marc IsraelUnited States
"Great local food in beautiful settings"- as advertised and more! . Rafael is well versed on PV, Mexico. We started tasting/comparing French and Mexican pastries in old town PV while discussing history of area, country and food.. We had "morning" birria tacos from local stand & enjoyed them at beautiful Mismaloya . We took a bus to Boca de Tomatlan and got ceviche tostadas from local vendor which we ate after hike to secluded Colomitos. Water taxi to PV and chocolate to end a fantastic day!
Becky C.United States
Thomas ReordaUnited States
Raphael was very informative and engaging. Very knowledgeable of Puerto Vallarta foods and customs. We had a great time.
Terry KassofUnited States
My friend turned 50 while visiting Puerto Vallarta. As our gift to her, we choose a tour with a chef. Rafael was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide with a love of Puerto Vallarta and food. This tour was more than worth the cost and the time. Please see my full review on Trip Advisor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: If there is anything called perfect guests, I can say I had them. Terry and her group are incredible guests. Experienced world explorers who see the world with a healthy appetite and open hearts. What a treat for me to show you my city. You are guaranteed to see and enjoy the best the world has to offer because you see it with your soul. I hope to see you back soon! From the heart, Rafael