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Old Town San Diego Historic Food Tour

The Old Town San Diego Historic Food Tour combines food tastings, elevated cocktail sampling, and a haunted location or two for a one-of-a-kind historic guided walking tour.
Where:San Diego, California
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 13 years
Price for:1 Participant
Availability:COMING SOON
Tequila, tacos, and tombstones: get ready to taste the flavors of California’s first town!

Get ready to travel back in time and explore the birthplace of California and the events and people who have transformed Old Town San Diego into the cultural destination it is today.

This is one of the most in-depth tours of San Diego’s Old Town. Your entertaining and knowledgeable guide will lead you on a journey through the town’s historical eras, from the early Spanish settlements to the establishment of Mexican Independence to the California Gold Rush. Plus … enjoy a night of authentic food tastings, traditional cocktail samplings, and fun!

Old Town is steeped in Mexican tradition and culture. You’ll get a taste of customary cocktails made with different types of specialty tequila and visit a favorite local taco shop that was voted Best Mexican Restaurant for over 7 years!

All we can say is get ready for hours of delicious food, decadent cocktails, ghost stories, mariachi music, and so much more!

Tour highlights:

  • Indulge in delicious food and drinks at four local Old Town restaurants.
  • Taste customary cocktails made with different types of specialty tequila.
  • Savor the mouth-watering flavors of fresh homemade tortillas and delicious tacos.
  • Visit San Diego’s oldest graveyard and what is renowned as the most haunted house in America: the Whaley House.

Your tour will visit the following 3 tasty establishments: *

  • Cafe Coyote - Delicious Mexican food, refreshing margaritas and a festive atmosphere in the heart of Old Town.
  • Old Town Tequila Factory - A charming hillside retreat overlooking historic Old Town, offering guests the best views of the area.
  • Casa de Freds, Tacos y Tequila - A “funky and festive” Mexican restaurant with an American twist.
  • Old Town Ice Cream - A nice place to cool down on a hot day in Old Town San Diego.
  • Elote  – Offers one of Mexico’s favorite snacks, street corn, typically sold in little carts on the street.

* Tour stops are subject to change.

What's included:

  • All preselected food tasting at 4 venues and tequila / Margarita samples at 2 locations.
  • A guided tour with a passionate local foodie guide.

When:  Available year-round with tour daily*
*Subject to availability.

Duration: 3 hours

Where: This tour takes place in  Old Town, San Diego CA  VIEW MAP

Need to know:

  • Minimum age for participation is 13 years.
  • Maximum number of participants per tour is 15.
  • Please advise of food allergies or dietary restrictions when you reserve your tour time. The tour operator will try to accommodate restrictions as best as possible. They may not be able to accommodate all restrictions.
  • Proof of age may be required. Please bring government issued photo ID.
  • This tour will run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly for expected weather conditions.
  • The total amount of walking on this city tour should not exceed 1 mile. You will be walking several blocks at a time and stop to rest at a venue before continuing on.
  • Tour guide gratuities are not included, optional and always appreciated.

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