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San Diego Food Tour

Discover the gastronomic traditions of San Diego on this guided walking tour of the southern Californian city. Tortillas and tequila abound - what more could you want?

San Diego Food Tour Itinerary

As the first European settlement in modern-day California, San Diego has certainly got a lot of history and tradition to offer. You'll meet your guide in the main square, ready to begin exploring the Californian city's historic centre and discovering its food culture. The Old Town is well-known for the diverse range of cafes, bars and restaurants lining its streets.

Your guided food tour will take you through the streets of San Diego, reaching the city's main open-air market. Here, you'll learn all about the cultural and gastronomic history of the area, and about the ingredients used in the most iconic local recipes, many of which are strongly influenced by the cuisine of neighbouring Mexico. The mercado is full of stalls selling everything from delicious foods to exquisitely colourful handicrafts - take your pick!

The best way to get to know local gastronomy is undoubtedly tasting typical dishes. Delight your taste buds with traditional tortillas, handmade as they have been since pre-Columbian times, and the base of all the greatest Tex Mex foods from tacos to nachos. Delicious! 

Having given in to your food cravings, you'll continue your visit of San Diego Old Town. Admire the original 18th century abode buildings; the oldest brick building in southern California; and the ancient cemetery, which give a true feel of the city's vibrant past.

For the finishing touch on your visit, you'll stop at a local tequileria, which has a collection of over a thousand bottles of the Mexican liqueur. Here, you'll have the opportunity to try one of the best tequilas in the world, or if you prefer, you can enjoy a margarita or a beer instead.

With that, your foodie tour of San Diego will come to an end, and you can continue your enjoyment of the city's food scene at your own pace.

Minimum age

Children under 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.


Adults Children between 6 and 11 years old
US$ 65
US$ 49
  • Adults

    US$ 65
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old

    US$ 49

More Information


2.5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


English speaking guide.

One drink.

Food tasting.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (San Diego local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 65
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

2660 Calhoun Street


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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