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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.

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Old San Juan
Calle del Cristo
Flavors of San Juan Food and Culture Tours

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. 

  • 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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Reviewed 3 days ago
Delicious San Juan!

We absolutely loved our food tour of Old San Juan with our guide, Angel. We had an opportunity to try so many different tastes of the culture from coffee to sangria, ceviche to local chocolate. Angel was a fabulous guide who was super knowledgeable not...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Best cruise excursion all week!

Out of 4 separate island excursions throughout the week on our Caribbean cruise, this was voted the best by all 3 generations of the family (70 year old, 47 year old, and 15 year old). We enjoyed every stop, our tour guide was full of...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Go at 5pm—hungry!

This was our first real introduction to Old San Juan. Our guide, Stephanie, was super friendly and knowledgeable. We got lucky, being August, we were alone on the tour. My favorite part was the first stop: coffee! All the places we stopped were gorgeous and...More

Thank Carin C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Flavors of San Juan

This was an amazing tour. My tour guide Kat was exceptional. She knew her history, kept the vibe alive and fun and amazingly helpful with any questions. The food was amazing and tasty and the place was soo beautiful. Definitely doing this again, you won’t...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Old San Juan Food Tour

Loved this food tour. Our guide was amazing - she shared food information as well as history of Puerto Rico. I would highly recommend this tour. Come hungry!!

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Wendy M
14 August 2018|
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I’m not part of the company, but our docking time changed and they were able to accommodate us. If you are able to get a number of people on your cruise to sign up for the tour, I bet they would put a special tour together... More
Melody L
8 July 2018|
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Response from Bill K | Reviewed this property |
The meeting spot to start the tour is just blocks away from the cruise ship launch/dock. It is an easy walk.
11 June 2018|
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Response from Jeanette M | Reviewed this property |
We went for lunch and it was very good because then afterwards you can continue walking around the old city. But really you can go to El Morro and other places first and do the tour later. Really is up to you... More
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