If you are planning to visit Puerto Vallarta soon, you are sure to have the time of your life. One of Mexico’s top tourist destinations, Puerto Vallarta is located on the country’s Pacific Coast in Banderas Bay. Puerto Vallarta is a charming mix of small town vibes along with modern conveniences that travelers love.

In terms of things to do, you will never be bored in PV as there are miles of beautiful beaches to enjoy, great restaurants, tons of shops, beachfront bars, outdoor activities, and more. If you want to enjoy some of the best food in PV, make sure to check out the Old Town area of PV.

There, you can find lots of street vendors selling all sorts of delicious and affordable foods that are worth a try during your visit. In the meantime, keep reading below about where you can find cheap eats in PV.

Explore PV’s Malecon Vendors

To start with, one of the best places to find cheap and tasty food during your visit to Puerto Vallarta is near or on the Malecon boardwalk. The iconic Malecon boardwalk stretches for about a mile along the coast and is lined with shops, restaurants, bars, and more. Close to Los Arcos near the main plaza, you can find a series of food vendors.

There, you can find all tons of authentic local foods including traditional Mexican snacks, fruits, desserts, tamales, tacos, and more. Wondering what to try during your visit? One of the most common foods that locals love to eat are helotes, which are roasted corn kernels served in a cup with a spoonful of Mexican cream or mayonnaise, then sprinkled with chile powder.

If you want something sweet to eat, there are fried bananas or plantains that are served with jam or lechera, which is a sweet condensed milk. You can also find crepes that are prepared on the spot then filled with a variety of fillings, too.

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Street Tacos Galore

Next, without a doubt no visit to Mexico is complete without trying authentic Mexican tacos. If you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta, there are lots of several street vendors and affordable taco shops where you can eat incredible tacos that are easy on the wallet.

In terms of types of tacos, favorite tacos in PV include carne asada tacos which are grilled and marinated beef, al pastor tacos which are marinated pork tacos served with a slice of pineapple, onion and cilantro, and birria tacos, where are shredded and marinated beef or lamb tacos that is served in a delicious brother.

There are also classic Baja style shrimp or fish tacos around town as well. Wondering where to start? One of the best places to find multiple taco vendors in the evening are in Old Town Vallarta near the Farmacia Guadalajara pharmacy. Each evening, numerous taco vendors set up shop and it’s a great place to try authentic tacos on a budget.

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Try Fresh Coconut Water

Last but not least, one of the best cheap eats to find in Puerto Vallarta is very healthy for you, too. While enjoying a Puerto Vallarta vacation, the heat and sun can be quite intense at times. To cool off, find one of the fresh coconut vendors in Old Town that sell whole coconuts that are ripe and ready to open. In fact, the coconut vendor will crack open the coconut using a traditional machete.

Then, you can choose to drink the coconut water straight from the coconut with a straw, and you can eat the tasty coconut meat inside afterwards. Coconut water is extremely hydrating and very healthy, too making it a tasty and delicious way to cool down and rehydrate during your PV vacation.

In addition, another healthy option for cheap eats is fresh fruit. You will see various fruit vendors on the street in downtown and Old Town PV selling ready to eat fresh fruit that has been cut up such as mango, papaya, watermelon, melon, and more. Also, you can also find freshly squeezed juices such as orange juice, carrot juice, and green juice that is usually prepared with cucumber, pineapple, nopales (cactus), lime juice, and celery.

It’s clear that there are lots of delicious options if you want cheap eats in PV. Make sure to try as many of our choices we suggested above and let us know which you liked the best and why. If you’re looking to head to Puerto Vallarta soon and need to book your accommodations, call Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta.

Owned by the prestigious Villa Group Resorts, Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta has spacious beachfront suites and world class amenities. Plus, they have amazing deals on all-inclusive travel packages that are on sale right now so you can enjoy a dream vacation without going over budget. They also have a Beachfront Rewards program that is part of their exclusive vacation club.

Ask for more information during your stay if you want to regularly return to paradise! It’s a great way to enjoy dream vacations to Mexico with your loved ones!