It is said that the best way to get to know the gastronomy of a place is by trying the dishes that its inhabitants eat daily. In Puerto Vallarta there are a large number of options to do so: from its municipal market, to restaurants with signature cuisine and gourmet food. However, if something stands out in the downtown streets, it is the taco stands, which exist on almost every corner.
Quantity equals diversity, which is why in these stands you will find tacos for all palates (beef, lamb, fish, vegetarian, bathed or with cheese). All these delicious dishes have a common factor: they are made with fresh products and each taco maker gives their best to provide diners with an experience full of flavor.
Although going through all the taco shops in a single day is a really impossible task, you can try to taste tacos at the following stops. Thanks to the distance that exists between one place and another, you can take the opportunity to explore the magical streets of this beautiful port, while you discover your favorite taco.
Seafood Tacos El Guero
In this place you will find all kinds of seafood with quality and freshness at an excellent price. The restaurant started as a family project that is sustained to date. Its menu includes dishes such as seafood cocktails, ceviche toasts or fish broths. However, you can’t leave without trying one of their tacos. There are four options, shrimp, fish, jalapeño pepper stuffed with merlin, and smoked merlin. Most of the tacos are weathered and light, which is why they can serve as a good appetizer.
Volcanes in Tacos Memo Grill
Once you work up an appetite, you can walk a few blocks to Calle del Aguacate. At street level you will find Tacos Memo Grill, which offers grilled and charcoal grilled tacos. Among its options, volcanoes stand out, which are very different from those consumed in Mexico City. In Puerto Vallarta the base is a tostada where cheese, meat, beans and sauce are added, which gives it a totally different flavor and texture.
Burritas ahogadas in Mariscos Cisneros
With more than twenty years of experience, in this place you will find a large number of seafood and fish dishes, fresh and cooked with a unique seasoning. One of the most requested tacos is their fish burrita in chipotle sauce. You can also take advantage and toast with a little root, which in addition to helping you balance the heat, is an excellent digestive.
Tacos de cabeza El Chulo
Street stalls are a tradition in Puerto Vallarta, since most of the restaurants that offer tacos today originated from that. A place that is guaranteed in flavor are the El Chulo head tacos, where you can choose between lip, tongue or eye to fill your tortilla. Don’t let the idea of consuming something different stop you from trying it, since it is actually very soft meat, but it retains the flavor of any beef taco.
Mariscos la Tia Nana
Mariscos la Tía Ñaña offers one of the most delicious fish tacos you can find. It is a burrito stuffed with marlin that you can accompany with shrimp broth. With two branches, this taco shop dates back to 1975 and has been preserved by its customers due to its unique flavor.