Hands down, one of the best things about living in Mexico is being able to taste all of the authentic Mexican food. There is nothing quite like it! With that said, visiting taco stands is a must to be immersed in the culture.

There are about 21 taco stands all through town. We are including a map from visit-vallarta.com to help you get around.

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It is believed that the “taco” originated from the Mexican Silver Mines back in the 19th century. In fact, one of the very first tacos was called “taco de minero,” which means the miners taco.

Fast forward to today, there are so many different type of tacos to choose from, it may be hard to decide which one your taste buds would prefer.

 

Before going through town visiting the taco stands, read our taco guide below:

Carne Asada Taco:

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* Most popular type of taco in the US

* Meat: Usually grilled skirt steak or flank steak

* Served With: Grilled onions, beans, and salsas.

 

Carnita Taco:

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* Originated in the state of Michoacan

* Meat: Diced Pork

* Served With: Tomatoes, onions, cilantro, avocado, lime juice, and salsa.

 

Birria Taco:

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* Originated in Guadalajara

* Meat: Marinated goat meat

* Served With: Cilantro, onions, and corn tortillas

 

Fish Taco:

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* Originated from Baja California

* Meat: Many use Mahi-Mahi-, Grouper, Flounder, Halibut, or Cod fish

* Served With: Shredded cabbage and creamy white sauce

 

Shrimp Taco:

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* Originated from Baja California

* Meat: Grilled or fried shrimp

* Served With: Lettuce or cabbage, pico de gallo, avocado, and sour cream or citrus sauce.

 

Barbacoa Taco:

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* Originated from a form of cooking meat in Hidalgo

* Meat: Shredded lamb

* Served With: Onion, cilantro, cream, guacamole, and salsa.

 

Al Pastor Taco:

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* Adapted from the Lebanese immigrants in Mexico

* Meat: Sautéed pork marinated in lemon and pineapple juice

* Served With: Onions, cilantro, lime juice, and occasionally topped with pineapple.

 

There you have it: your ultimate taco guide before you go explore the streets of Puerto Vallarta!

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