5 star rating: Highly Recommended 148 Reviews

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  • Location:San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Old San Juan Food Tour

Get a taste for the flavor and culture of Puerto Rico on this 3-hour, small-group San Juan food tour featuring five local eateries. Join your guide for a culinary exploration of island staples like mofongo, sofrito and locally-grown Arabica coffee, with the cobblestone streets and colorful facades of the city’s oldest neighborhood as your backdrop. Your tour also includes a complimentary alcoholic beverage.


  • Old San Juan small-group food tour
  • Taste authentic Puerto Rican cuisine at 5 locations
  • Admire the city’s beautiful colonial architecture and cobblestone streets
  • Learn about the history of Old San Juan as you walk the streets with your local guide

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What You Can Expect

Old San Juan Food Tour

Taste the local cuisine on a food tour in Old San Juan!

Grab a bite of Puerto Rico’s rich culinary history on this small-group tour amidst one of the island’s most beautiful and historic neighborhoods, Old San Juan. This Puerto Rico food tour offers an intimate introduction to the dishes and flavors that make the country’s cooking so unique.

Start your day at either 10am or 3pm from a central meeting point in the atmospheric neighborhood of Old San Juan. As you proceed on foot to your first tasting, immerse yourself in the area’s breathtaking French and Spanish architecture, some of which is more than 500 years old, listening as your guide explains the history of the location.

Arriving at your first tasting stop, have a few delicious bites and learn about the diverse culinary influences, including Spanish, African and indigenous cuisines, that give Puerto Rican food its distinctive flavor. During your excursion you’ll sample sofrito, a delicious sauce often used as a base for other Puerto Rican dishes, and learn how to make mofongo, a plate made with fried plantains, rice and beans. Then try some local Arabica coffee beans, native to the island, and enjoy some guava-topped flan for dessert. Finish your gastronomic adventure with free time to explore the colorful colonial architecture of Old San Juan.

Customer Reviews

Melanie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Kathy was a fantastic guide! The food was incredible and the tour was so much fun!

Keiko G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Outstanding tour! Food and drinks were delicious. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and took very good care of our group. Had a very enjoyable time. And the walking was easy.

Allen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great guide
Great food and drink

Amy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This is the first time we've taken a food tour, and loved it! Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to understand. We loved the combination of food, history, and culture. The food stops were also varied - a little bit of everything!

Annabelle R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Sweet: Paletas and FLan at the end the best
Ceviche, empanadas, mofongo, arroz con gandules, some other stuff i can't remember. Oh yeah, Pina Colada. The places were very nice and the food was tasty. I like to do these bc you get to taste and go to different places without committing yourself to a full meal. While you are going thru the different places you can make a note and come back on a different day and the company will probably include a coupon for it. Even my 18 y.o son who hates everything and is picky, ate everything and did not complain. Originally i thought it was pricey for the 4 of us but in the end i'm happy my family did it. Here is to future food tours! I think our guide w/as Luli lulu? I wanted to bring her home! A sweet heart who has a great personality for this type of tour.

Lori P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was great! Carmen was a wonderful tour guide. There was just the right amount of information without it being constant guide talking. The food was super tasty. I would definitely recommend doing this early in your trip to get the lay of the land and to know what great places you want to go back to.

Jennifer K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We loved it. I would do this experience at every place I explore. Excellent information about San Juan and the tour guides were fabulous!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

great guides who knew food and history awesome time!

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great food! My son not only got to see hie heritage, but he got to taste more of it as well.

Gwen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a great tour and the guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Old San Juan and the food tastings 6 total were amazing. We really enjoyed going to the different restaurants and sampling the local cuisine.
One BIG suggestion - please make sure we understand what is the local time in San Juan as we arrived on a cruise ship that was traveling on Eastern Time and we were unaware what time zone San Juan was on and we missed the first 45 minutes of tour, but still enjoyed it tremendously.

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