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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

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.

Talia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I highly recommend this tour! The tour guides are great! The tour offers a great history of San Juan, and Puerto Rico in general, but it is not overwhelming. The tour is set up in a way that flows perfectly, and keeps you engaged. The food was outstanding!

Shelley A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Really enjoyed the sampling of food. Not all food was our favorite, but it was great to be able to try so many different dishes. Walking was not strenuous and our tour guide made sure we didn't spend too much time in the sun. We are active but in our 50s with some knee issues and were able to keep up with no problems. Really appreciated the info about history of San Juan we got on the tour. Guide was friendly and made sure everyone was included. Sun screen is a must.

Nancy D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Wow !! Did I ever learn a lot. This was a wonderful experience lead by Juan and Luis. They worked very well together, maintaining a pace that wasn't rushed but not too fast. We learned about history, culture and of course, food. I didn't expect that we would be making our own monfongo but what fun that was and it was the best monfongo we had on the entire trip. The tour was very well organized providing just the right amount of information without over whelming us. Juan and Luis were so personable, we were very happy with their guidance.
I highly recommend this tour.

Karen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour guide! LuLi was prompt, pleasant, a lot fun and very knowledgeable. The areas and places we visited were, nice and very easy to get to, the food was incredible and we even went back to one of them of dinner.. I highly recommend this tour.

Caridad A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

loved it , loved it my wife and I really enjoyed the food, drink and the information that Juan and Luis gave us. Would highly recommend in fact we come back to San Juan in Jan on another cruise and we are going to book again. You won't be disappointed

tom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a great tour. The guide teaches you a lot about the history of Old San Juan and shows you some of the sites of the city. And then on top of that, you get to sample some of the local food. We took the morning tour that started at 10:00 am and I am glad we did. As the morning wore on the streets were more and more crowded and it became more difficult getting around plus the temperature got hotter. But all in all the tour was well worth the fee.

Zachary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Entire party of 6 really enjoyed this. Even the older more gruff people in our complement were surprised. Would have enjoyed this with our kids and our grandparents. Lots of walking.

Linda A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour! Although it started late due to one of the guides having an emergency we were informed of the issue, they sent a new guide who was fantastic and very knowledgeable and compensated us for the delay. Very professional company. We thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour and history of Old San Juan while tasting 5 different cuisines and enjoying one complementary drink. I would highly recommend this tour.

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