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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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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
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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
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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
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Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista
Visited along the walking tour
Admission Ticket Free
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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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Nice tour
Dominique_A
, Jun 2021
Nohaimy was very energetic and thoughtful. She made sure we had fun and answered our questions! The weather was great and we saw a lot! Adding the smoothie inside the pineapple would be a great addition.
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Old San Juan food tour
Nicola_D
, Jun 2021
Brandon was excellent guide! An informative and fun tour. Got to try a broad range of Puerto Rico foods.
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Belly’s full, heart happy!
Sarah_W
, Jun 2021
This food tour did not disappoint. Food was delicious, our tour guide was super energetic in the intense heat, and our belly’s were definitely full at the end.
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Ashley_m
, Jun 2021
The food was amazing!! Ricardo was awesome !! love it. I learned alot about the history along with the food
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Worth your time and money!
Angela_A
, Jun 2021
Great tour, the guide was exceptional, it rained on and off but it didn't matter didn't stop her flow!
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Best tour guide in San Juan
Tiambriss_Ajay
, Jun 2021
Itzel- you were amazing, friendly,funny,and kind. We really enjoyed our time. Great food abs learn so much about the go and got great pictures. Thank you again!
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Flavors Of Old San Juan (Food Tasting Tour)
Sheree_B
, Jun 2021
Everything was excellent. The coffee was amazing. The perfect length trip. We had the perfect amount of food. The tour guide was very kind, and professional, and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone. Thanks for an enjoyable event. 😉
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Delicious, educational, and relaxing!
Adrian_G
, Jun 2021
Had an amazing time! Ricardo was the best!! We learned so much about the history of Puerto Rico, and enjoyed local food throughout the tour!
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Amazing
Imani
, Jun 2021
Naiohmy was a great guide. She educated us about the history of old San Juan and brought us to delicious spots we continued to visit during our stay!
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Awesome!
Alex_Z
, Jun 2021
Great Experience. Nahoemi, the guide was great! Food was good. Learned a lot about Puerto Rico. Will do again!
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