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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get a taste for the flavor and culture of Puerto Rico on this 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 includes an alcoholic beverage or non-alcoholic substitute if you prefer. 
  • 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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One rum cocktail
Bilingual local guide
Local taxes
Food - enough for a meal
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Carli‘s Fine Bistro & Piano , 206 Calle de Tetuan Corner Of Recinto Sur And San Justo Steeet, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

Please meet your guide (green shirt and a smile) in the Banco Popular building (an art deco bank) plaza on the corner of Recinto Sur Street and San Justo Street. Meet 15 minutes prior to tour start. Please follow this google maps link to get to the meeting point:

This activity will end right where it started.
This Puerto Rico food tour offers an intimate introduction to the dishes and flavors that make the country’s cooking so unique. Taste the local cuisine on a walking food tour as you explore Old San Juan. Grab a bite of Puerto Rico’s rich culinary history on this small-group tour in one of the island’s most beautiful and historic neighborhoods.

Start your day in the morning or early or late afternoon from a central meeting point in the atmospheric neighborhood of Old San Juan.

As you walk 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 and its colorful Colonial architecture.

Visit several small local restaurants to enjoy delicious bites and learn about the diverse culinary influences, including Spanish, African, and indigenous cuisines, that give Puerto Rican food its distinctive flavor.

This tour gives you the opportunity to sample many of Puerto Rico's best-loved foods, including the staple sofrito—a sauce that serves as the base for many of the nation's dishes. Learn the secret to making mofongo with fried plantains.

Top that off with rice and beans, Puerto Rican rum, and enjoy something extra sweet for dessert. Dietary restrictions are generally easily accommodated, just indicate your needs when booking.

Finish your gastronomic adventure with our handy guidebook and map and a belly full of Puerto Rican delicacies.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
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 tour at either 10am, 3pm or 5pm 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.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Paseo de la Princesa
Visited along the walking tour
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Puerta de San Juan
Visited along the walking tour
Admission Ticket Free
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Parque de las Palomas
Visited along the walking tour
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Calle del Cristo
Visited along the walking tour
Admission Ticket Free
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Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud
Visited along the walking tour
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista
Visited along the walking tour
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plaza de Armas
Visited along the walking tour
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Muralla
Visited along the walking tour
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We are UNABLE to accept wheelchairs, crutches, pushers or any walking aids
  • COVID-19 / Masks worn by guests/guides unless eating (this is not optional government regulation)
  • We cannot accommodate Vegans or guests with onion, garlic, bell pepper allergies
  • IMPORTANT: You must advise of any food allergies and dietary restrictions in the special requirements field at the time of booking.
  • Starting August 23, 2021 all customers must present their COVID-19 Vaccination card, if you don't have one to participate in our tours as per the government of Puerto Rico’s regulations you will need a negative COVID test done within the time the current regulation requires.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with restricted mobility due to cobblestone, uneven terrain, narrow sidewalks and slopes.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Flavors Food Tours - San Juan
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Highly recommended and be in good health and comfortable shoes." See review
  • "This tour is a MUST DO when visiting Old San Juan." See review
  • "Since there are several Banco Popular locations, pinpointing the correct one would help." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Awesome walking tour
Tenley_B
, May 2022
This was such a wonderful tour! The food was amazing, and combined with the walking history tour of the beautiful Old San Juan area it really makes for a must-do tour while you're visiting. Our tour guide, Itzy, was fantastic. I definitely recommend this tour for couples and friends!
star-5
Awesome
Lorena_P
, May 2022
My experience was very nice and relaxing! It was very clean and the pool was amazing. Definitely recommend! I will be back.
star-5
Worth the money and then some
Kelly_K
, May 2022
Great tour guide who treated the guest to the history or the island along with highlighting some of the most beautiful of old SanJuan
star-5
Best experience in San Juan
CHING_L
, May 2022
The food tour was awesome, great experience to sample all type of local delicacy. You will be full in the end. It’s a must when visiting San Juan. Majorie who is our guide, she provided lots of history of Puerto Rico and stories. She was funny and excellent. She looked after the group well. Highly recommended!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
San Juan
Beverly_B
, May 2022
The food is a cultural experience every one should have!!! Itza our guide is equally wonderful. Thanks
star-5
Such a great way to...
Amber_B
, May 2022
Such a great way to explore Old San Juan, ear incredible good, learn local history and meet fun people! Nahiomy our guide was the absolute best!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Amber, Thank you for the review! You are welcomed back anytime as a foodie insider. Tropical regards!
star-5
Come Hungry, Leave Full:)
Jennifer_D
, May 2022
We love food tours to really get to know a place and this tour was the best we've ever done! Yoli is a gem of a guide! She gave us history mixed into the delicious stops! The food is made fresh at each stop so it is a full 3 hours. But it is so fun and again delicious that the time flew by. You will definitely be full with a happy heart after this tour!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Jennifer! Amazing review! Full belly happy heart is our motto and come hungry, leave full our expectation always. Thank you for the kind words and we wish to see you again in the Caribbean!
star-5
Great!
Tiffany_M
, May 2022
Nahiomy was great! She gave us the history on the food and the places we visited. She was helpful even before we arrived to start the tour!
star-5
Great experience!
Matthew_H
, May 2022
Amazing experience. Highly recommend to do this early in your stay so you can explore the cuisine. Guide was very friendly and informative.
star-5
Great & Fun Tour!
Margarita_S
, May 2022
We LOVED our San Juan food tour! Marjorie was energetic, knowledgeable & made the tour fun! She showed us the main spots in San Juan, shared lots of the history & took us to 5 different food spots! We walked away with smiles on our faces, full tummies & happy hearts ❤️

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