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

Highlights

  • Old San Juan small-group food tour
  • Taste authentic Puerto Rican food and drink at several different 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!

Taste the local cuisine on a food tour of 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. After 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 local staple dish made with fried plantains. Top that off with rice and beans, Puerto Rican rum, and enjoy something extra sweet for dessert. Finish your gastronomic adventure with our handy guidebook and map, plus the knowledge and know-how to explore the colorful colonial architecture of Old San Juan.

Customer Reviews

Jessica N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour was awesome. Great food and Tour guide

bernadettcamera

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Denise was a great tour guide. She explained a lot of the history of Old San Juan. The food was delicious and more than we expected. The pina colada @ Princesa Gastrobar was outstanding. I highly recommend this tour and put your walking shoes on.

Ayana S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic guides. Easy instructions. Made it back to my cruise with no issues. The food was amazing. Our guides were insightful, funny and offered a lot information about local history and architectures. A great way to tour the city of Old San Juan. Its totally worth the money!

Theodore United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This is NOT a gourmet fine-dining experience. It is a pleasant walk around the charming cobblestone streets of the oldest part of town, stopping into a range of shops and restaurants and getting a tapas-sized serving at each one. A sit-down mini-meal in a cafe. A snack in a courtyard tourist shop. A popsicle in a park overlooking the cruise ships. A do-it-yourself mofongo entrée. A perfect pina colada in the town's oldest rum bar. Cheesecake in a big, airy restaurant. Dress cool, wear walking shoes, think casual, and you will have a great time!

Dennis D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The restaurants and food chosen were great. Carmen and Victor, our tour guides were knowledgeable and very personable. Well worth the price.

Rick M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great tour. It was historical and all the food was a real treat. We left full!

The only problem we had was viator didn and #39;t send our info to the tour operators. Fortunately, I called before to confirm and got it fixed.

Frank N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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Damalee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Simply Amazing tour. Our guide's name was Carmen who gave a very thorough, fun and informational tour as we ate our way through the streets of Old San Juan. The restaurants we sampled were Princesa along the La Rambla of Old San Juan for appetizers, Senor Paleta for amazing ice pops, Mofongo at a restaurant on Caleta de San Juan, tapas at Cafe el Punto and cheese flan at Vaca Brava. I am a big foodie and an architect, so a tour of my two favorite things combined was amazing. Would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to Old San Juan.

Talea M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Carmen was wonderful. The tour had a perfect pace and she was incredibly courteous and knowledgeable. I signed up on a whim and I and #39;m very glad I did. I would recommend this to everyone whether you are looking to get oriented for a long visit or hoping to pack a lot in on a short one.

Suzanne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

a great way to learn about the city. Our guide was the best!

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