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Mexican Street food, Tijuana Day trip from San Diego

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Mexican Street food Tijuana Day trip from San Diego

From $129.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • 1 Mexican Breakfast with Drink
    • 1 Mexican Dinner with Drink
    • 1 Mexican Lunch with Drink
    • 1 Personalized Local Guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Round Transportation
    • Gratuities

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 899 E San Ysidro Blvd
      899 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173, USA

      San Ysidro Border Crossing

    Start time

    10:30 AM

    End point

    • Rampa Xicoténcatl 100
      Rampa Xicoténcatl 100, Cuauhtemoc, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

    What To Expect

    Tijuana Arch

    Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (Customer will be advice)
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Traveler Tips

    The border crossing is pretty easy on foot too and only took 15 mins.


    122 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Tacos in Tijuana
    Lorraine_O, Sep 2023
    Shout out to our tour guide Victor for showing us all around Tijuana! We ate delicious tacos, tasted a bit of tequila, learned about different regions and the colorful Mexican culture. Victor was such a kind and gentlemanly guide. He made us feel right at home with his bright personality and warm smile. I can't wait to take another tour! I highly recommend!!
    Birthday food tour to Tijuana
    shirkeri_b, Sep 2023
    Humberto, Was our tour guide. He is awesome he showed us around Tijuana, we had wonderful authentic food. We took pictures of staples in Tijuana and learn about some cultural things. What an experience to remember. Thank you , Humberto
    Great Day Trip!
    Barbara_K, Aug 2023
    We had such a great time. The tacos were delicious. The drinks definitely quenched our thirst. Marisol, our guide was very knowledgeable about the area, the culture, and the history. Her enthusiasm and interpersonal skills made the day trip very enjoyable. The tequila tasting was great too. My husband and I ended up buying 4 different flavors of tequila. Anyone staying in a town near the border should definitely book this tour. You won’t regret it!
    Great experience but too short!
    Amanda_C, Jul 2023
    Marisol was a great host and tour guide and the food was delicious! We had a great time once we were able to connect and determine the meet up point which was a bit confusing. I only gave it 4 stars because we signed up for and paid for a tour that was advertised as 7 hours. Ours ended in less than 3 hours. I guess when the guide asked if we were full, she was asking if we were done with the tour. So, though we enjoyed ourselves, we ended up disappointed by how short it was. My advice to others is to do the tour but ask in advance about the length and say something if it seems to be getting cut short.
    Definitely suggest it
    Melina_K, Jun 2023
    Marisol is very friendly and welcoming. She showed us around some key places in Tijuana, and made us feel safe and welcomed.
    Best tacos ever!
    Jaedyn_R, Apr 2023
    We had an awesome time with Border Tours as we went around trying many different types of foods&tacos in Tijuana! We had Martin and he was great especially since it was only my husband and I who were on the tour so Martin was really able yo tailor it to what we were wanting to do! I would definitely give the food, Martin and the overall experience a 5/5 stars! The reason I put 4 is because we didn’t know before the tour that we had to walk across the border ourselves and meet with our guide on the México side. This felt a bit daunting and unexpected so I would definitely recommend people check their emails before going and ensure you pay attention to the details in it as it was helpful for us!
    Tadeo was our tour guide...
    Ivanka_D, Mar 2023
    Tadeo was our tour guide and he made it super fun! We loved all the food and culture. This tour does meet on the mexico side of the border which I wish was communicated when booking though.
    Great experience
    bosekasturi, Feb 2023
    We had a great time with our guide Humberto. Tijuana is a small area but our guide kept us engaged and made sure we experience everything the town offers. Birria tacos were to die for. We enjoyed the tour very much.
    Beware of this tour - Operator is not trustworthy
    Aren_T, Feb 2023
    I was not going to take a walking tour in that weather. Additionally we were to start on San Diego side. he changed to mexico side.
    Generous food included!
    CAROLANN_D, Feb 2023
    Ask for Humberto! We had such a great experience we are thinking of returning tomorrow. Thank You for being excellent communicators.
    A Great Tour for our 1st trip to Tijuana!
    Cindy_D, Feb 2023
    We enjoyed being brought to several points of interest and having experiences that we might have not k own about if we traveled without a guide. Our guide, Marisol, was pleasant and knowledgeable.
    Outstanding Tijuana Food Tour
    Michael_M, Feb 2023
    We met Leia just over the Mexican side of the border for an expansive food tour of Tijuana. Not only did she expose us to all types of tasty food (I won't reveal her secret spots here!), she took the time to show us a bit of Tijuana itself. It was a perfect blend of culture, history, and food. She also had a very kind way about her and accommodated several different kinds of travelers, from the more adventurous to the more timid. What's more, the communication was great from sign-up to drop-off right at the border at the end. Thank you, Leia! Hope to see you again!
    Lots of fun!
    Monlisa_S, Dec 2022
    Really enjoyed this tour. Went to soo many places. Loved the mRkets & besches. Definitely a must if visiting Tijuana!
    It was awful nightmare
    Adrienne_M, Dec 2022
    so I wasn’t able to actually go and enjoy the food tour because the tour guide never did explain to me that we meet on the other side across the border nor did he tell me where we’re supposed to meet up, I called the tour guide several times and left a lot of messages. It was never able to meet up anywhere, so I just wasted my day and time standing in the four hour line waiting to come back across the border and I actually end up waiting for the tour guide for 11 o’clock.. The communication was horrible with the tour guides we kept getting disconnected. We could never find the meet up location, so it was just a big waste of time and I do not like the way it was handled.
    Eat like the locals
    Kenndy_D, Nov 2022
    We had a GREAT Time! Tadeo was professional, knowledgeable and funny. He accommodated us for special requests we wanted to do and he delivered! Great spot choices and great food. Can’t wait to go back.
    Good food!!
    Claudia_D, Nov 2022
    We had a good time with Marisol as our guide. Totally recommend this experience. I do recommend you get the Sentri pass to cross border so you don’t have to wait in the general line.
    Great food, pleasant & knowledgeable local guide
    robert_l, Nov 2022
    Tadeo was friendly, accommodating and knew the city well. His food recommendations were delicious & offered information about the city & its sights as we toured around.
    Birthday trip to Tijuana!
    stfiznrn, Nov 2022
    Our tour to Tijuana was amazing. We learned a lot, had some good food & drinks. Alex our guide made the trip interesting. He was very knowledgeable, outgoing & definitely had a good rapport with everyone he encountered. The tour was very fulfilling. Glad we went!
    Tijuana Walking tour
    T_H, Nov 2022
    The trip was amazing. Our tour guide was the best. My group would not have got this experience if we did it ourselves. Loved everything about the tour. The food was very tasty and the atmosphere on point. Thank you Alex.
    Truly wonderful experience.
    Rosie_W, Oct 2022
    Our tour guide Tadeo was so knowledgeable of the food and culture. We felt like we were guided by family. So nice and polite.

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