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  • Location:San Diego, California
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Best Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour

The Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour offers you the chance to sample some of the finest cuisine in San Diego’s Old Town! While you explore this historic district, the site of the first European settlers in California, you’ll sample delicious libations and get a taste of some of the district’s 25 restaurants. If you love authentic Mexican cuisine, or American history, Old Town won’t disappoint.


  • Culinary walking tour of San Diego’s Old Town district
  • Explore the "Birthplace of California"
  • Enjoy local cuisine from some of San Diego's tastiest restaurants
  • Hear entertaining facts and ghostly tales of Old Town's historic past

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What You Can Expect

Best Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour

Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour

The Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones tour lets you walk on the ghoulish side of San Diego – the Old Town district, also known as the “Birthplace of California,” is one of San Diego’s most fun and interesting neighborhoods. It’s also considered by some to be haunted, so grab a friend’s hand if you get spooked while walking past El Campo Santo Cemetery and the Whaley House (officially designated as a haunted house by the US government). Old Town is also home to original adobe homes from the early 19th century.

As you’re exploring Old Town, you’ll taste authentic Mexican cuisine and enjoy small samples of tequila and cocktails, so come hungry; by the end of the tour you’ll have had the equivalent of a full meal.

A wonderful way to spend an evening in San Diego, this culinary walking tour will dazzle your taste buds, titillate your sixth sense and appeal to your sense of adventure – plus you can brush up on your California history.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

So much fun, and we know which restaurants we won't miss the next time we are in town!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

The tour was wonderful. Our guide was fun and very knowledgeable. The
food and drinks were delicious. A great way to learn about the area and
enjoy a beautiful evening. It was a highlight of our trip to San Diego.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

This is an excellent tour.Great food,drinks and company.Relaxed atmosphere yet very informative on the history of the old town.We loved this tour. I highly recommend this tour to my friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

The Margaritas were good!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

I really enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it! it is a great way to visit the Old Town in San Diego and learn a bit more about the birthplace of California. Our guide Michelle was lovely. We had some great tacos and tequilas, going from one restaurant to another. It was a small group of nice people and the atmosphere in the restaurants were very cheerful.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

This tour was a great introduction to the Old Town of San Diego! We tried a few local specialties which were very tasty, and we really enjoyed the fact that we were in 4 different local restaurants in one evening, and trying different typical food and drinks. We also loved that it felt like being in Mexico for the evening, but without having to travel there and feeling very safe! I would really recommend it!

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Tour guide was informative and fun. Great food and drinks.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

We had a nice walk learning local history through Old Town stopping at several restaurants where we sampled food and drinks. We were pleasantly surprised at how much food you actually received and the interesting ways familiar foods were prepared. We do not drink alcoholic beverages and all the merchants were very nice about making special drinks for us. Where we stopped for dessert of root beer floats at end of tour there was a very nice patio area near by with a free live band where we sat for a while.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2013

Taco and margaritas at first stop weren't very good, but the tacos, quesadilla, churros and margaritas at the next three stops were good. Graveyard tour was very interesting, and our tour guide was excellent. Nice small group, just 8 of us.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2012

This tour seemed to be relatively new and had some kinks to work out. The meeting address had changed since I booked it, so it's vital to reconfirm with the tour group. One of the restaurants seemed a little unprepared for our group, but all of the food was exceptional and the drinks were outstanding. The stories of the places on the tour were a little urban legend-ish, but it was probably meant to be more entertaining than educational. This tour is a great way to visit several of the excellent restaurants in Old Town San Diego and get a feel for the sights there - Old Town is really worth the visit. The guide was very nice and accomodating. This tour is probably best for adults - I brought my 11 yr old son and he was a little freaked out by the ghost stories in the cemetery at night. I wouldn't say it's inappropriate for kids, just that it's going to depend on how well your kid handles ghost stories (and we brought him a bottled drink along since I didn't - and still don't - know if the restaurants would provide soft drinks.) Overally, it was a fun little tour and a good way to explore Old Town.

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