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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kathy was really great! I'm sure you have lots of other great guides, but she will be hard to replace.
absolutely amazing! the best tour we did while in puerto rico. the food was outstanding and our guide was able to tell us other hotspots in town. do this tour on the beginning of your vacation
Tour was awesome. Great food and Tour guide
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.
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 ...
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!
The restaurants and food chosen were great. Carmen and Victor, our tour guides were knowledgeable and very personable. Well worth the price.
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