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Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
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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

Departure Point

206 Calle de Tetuan Corner Of Recinto Sur And San Justo Steeet, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
Stop At:  
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
  • IMPORTANT: You must advise of any food allergies and dietary restrictions in the special requirements field at the time of booking.
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • VEGETARIAN option is available, please advise at time of booking. If you don't eat eggs and/or milk products, please provide those details as well.
  • COVID-19 /Lowered guest capacity to ensure social distancing
  • Minimum numbers apply (2 minimum). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Infant seats can be available at most restaurant partners however we cannot guarantee 100% of the time
  • We cannot accommodate Vegans or guests with onion, garlic, bell pepper allergies
  • COVID-19 / All guests and tour guide must have a temperature of below 100.3 degrees F (thermo temp scanner used on site)*not optional
  • COVID-19 / Small group size for physical distancing
  • COVID-19 / Masks worn by guests/guides unless eating (this is not optional government regulation)
  • MOBILITY: We are UNABLE to accept for their own safety people in wheelchairs, crutches, scooters, canes or any other walking assistance due to the areas where we walk
  • 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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

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Awesome
LaToya_F
, Jul 2021
Ricardo was very knowledgeable about the history of San Juan as well as a awesome tour guide! Did a lot of walking but a lot of laughs as well!
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10/10
Courtney_G
, Jul 2021
This was a great tour! It rained on us almost the entire time, but our guide, Ricardo, made it fun anyway. He was so knowledgeable and engaging. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wishing to learn more about old San Juan and taste amazing food.
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Ricardo was an amazing tour guide, despite the rain!
Yolanda_L
, Jul 2021
Needs more food! The three course meal was not three courses! The for that was served was good! An idea to serve the ceviche before the plantain, tamale, beef pastries!
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Great experience with food!
Gina_C
, Jul 2021
Great tour! I learned so much that I didn’t know about San Juan and Puerto Rico in general. You walk but sit and eat so the walking isn’t a big deal!
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Perfect tour and taste!
Amanda_W
, Jul 2021
This experience was amazing! Ricardo was extremely knowledgeable about the history of San Juan and Puerto Rico. You can tell that he is passionate about the rich history here. Also, the food was superb and I love the diversity of food experiences.
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Great Tour
Andrew
, Jul 2021
Itzel was amazing. Itzel was very knowledgeable stopped at great points and gave some great insights. She was always smiling to which helped.
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Must do!
Britany_H
, Jul 2021
I loved everything about the tour. It was hours long but we had plenty of rest breaks. Brandon and his dad jokes were great but the food was better. I highly recommend and family friendly.
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Foodies Dream!
Roxiane_H
, Jul 2021
This was a highlight of our trip! Nayomi, our guide, made this experience unforgettable! There were more stops than we anticipated and enjoyed every one of them.
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Incredible!!! 10 out 10!
Edwin
, Jul 2021
Excellent! Cannot emphasize enough how enjoyable the tour was! Tour guide Brandon was excellent and knowledgeable about everything to do with the history of the island and food we tasted! This is a must do!
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Awesome food tour experience
Calvin_C
, Jul 2021
The knowledge and professionalism that Ricardo displayed made for an awesome food tour experience. The food selections were delicious.
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