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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

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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

MIchelle A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We had an amazing time. Our tour Guide keila was such a great,lively authentic guide who seemed like she genuinely enjoyed what she was doing and went out of here way to ensure that we had a great time. All of the food and drinks we sampled were delicious!
I would definitely recommend this tour as a fun way to explore old San Juan

Daveen USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

OMG!! We had an awesome tour guide, she was very friendly and explained all the different foods we had. Awesome food, wish we could have had more of it. Really enjoyed this tour!!

Richard C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our guide, Denise, was fabulous - knowledgeable and fun! The food was great and portions we perfect. We were happy that we did not eat breakfast for our 10:00 a.m. tour. Highly recommend.

AK

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Perfect mix of Old San Juan city tour and tasting delicious cuisine. Big thanks to our tour guide Natali

Sharon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Enjoyed the food and drink on the tour. Also enjoyed hearing about the history of Old San Juan and seeing the city sights. Enjoyed the appetizers and rum drinks at the Princesa and making our own Mofongo meal at another site. Unique places and great food/drinks. Tour guide Luli was personable and fun and very helpful. We recommend this food tour.

Julie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Our family highly recommends this tour. We enjoyed 5 different delicious food stops and an abundance of history and culture. Our tour guide - Gabby, was terrific. She had energy, information and very personable.

Elizabeth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Guides Carmen and Natalia were fantastic! Friendly and knowledgeable about the city and the island, they took us from stop to stop with plenty of information to share along the way. The food stops were all very different and provided an excellent taste of Puerto Rico. If you have allergies or special dietary needs vegan/vegetarian, they were able to accommodate where possible. Remember, this is a walking tour, so wear good footwear and be prepared for all kinds of weather - we narrowly missed a downpour, twice. Be ready to make your own snack, too! It was a lot of fun!

April E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Carmen was cheerful, engaging, and efficient - with a warm heart which brought the group's participants together. We loved the tour. It was the right amount of coverage in flavours and geography!. Carmen's knowledge of political, historical, agricultural, cultural and local matters was important to us and we have come away richer for the experience! We will enrol in future food tours as we travel. Thank you . We learned more and tasted well on the tour than we had in the two days upon our arrival.

tracyktn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Shannon was our guide, she texted us ahead of time to see if we needed any assistance finding the meeting location which I thought was a nice touch. Shannon was a great guide sharing lots of information and was really easy to talk to.
We tried a wide variety of very tasty food including coffee, ham sandwich on local bread with guava paste, ice pops, ceviche, we mashed up plantains for our mofongo which was fun, rice and beans, flan for dessert. I am missing a few things. The food was all good and we were all full at the end.
I really enjoyed this tour, it gave me a chance to try some foods that I probably would not have tried otherwise. Shannon gave us lots of history and showed us many points of interest.

Elizabeth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was so fun. Vic and Gaby were great guides, the food was both interesting and delicious with a nice cross section of locations to see and history to learn. Highly recommended.

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