San Juan

Flavors of San Juan Food Tour

San Juan, Puerto Rico

From $147.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • One rum cocktail
  • Bilingual local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Food - enough for a meal
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Carli‘s Fine Bistro & Piano
    206 Calle de Tetuan Corner Of Recinto Sur And San Justo Steeet, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

    Please meet your guide (green shirt and a smile) in the Banco Popular building (an art deco bank) plaza on the corner of Recinto Sur Street and San Justo Street. Meet 15 minutes prior to tour start. Please follow this google maps link to get to the meeting point:

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Old San Juan

Admission Ticket Free

Paseo de la Princesa

Admission Ticket Free

La Puerta de San Juan

Admission Ticket Free

Parque de las Palomas

Admission Ticket Free

Calle del Cristo

Admission Ticket Free

Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud

Admission Ticket Free

Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista

Admission Ticket Free

Plaza de Armas

Admission Ticket Free

La Muralla

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We are UNABLE to accept wheelchairs, crutches, pushers or any walking aids
  • We cannot accommodate vegans, GF, or guests with onion, garlic and bell pepper allergies
  • IMPORTANT: You must advise of any food allergies and dietary restrictions in the special requirements field at the time of booking.
  • Not recommended for travelers with restricted mobility due to cobblestone, uneven terrain, narrow sidewalks and slopes.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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.
  • 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.

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Featured review
The experience was amazing. Hector was an amazing guide…..personable, knowledgeable, and resourceful. The food choices were perfect….a great reflection if what Puerto Rico has to offer. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in finding the best of Old Town and PR cuisine.


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Ana_G, Jun 2023
Ricardo was very knowledgeable and I actually learned some new things, to be honest it was super fun, but not worth the money, and the last meal broke my heart, mofongo is my absolute favorite and at the last spot it was horrible, I'm so sorry to say, it tasted like cheap olive oil, it you have money to burn go ahead, otherwise you're better off walking and touring on your own
Pansita llena, Corazón contento :)
Maricruz_A, May 2023
It was super fun! I appreciated the fact that we not only experienced eating amazing food, but we also got to learn about some history as well! Fabian, our tour guide, was fantastic!
Great time with generous portions
Amanda_S, May 2023
This was a great tour with several stops. Each place had great history and great flavors. Naomi was accommodating, informative and fun.
Love the experience
frederick_c, May 2023
Ricardo was very personable, informative and knowledgeable. We had a great time on the food tour ( even in the torrential rain). The places we ate at were delicious especially the Mofongo.
Local Food with Excellent Guides!
Ginger_K, May 2023
Our family has been on many food tours but this one topped them all. Tons of food, history, and fun made this tour exceptional. We tried foods that were local and excellent. Making Mofongo was an added bonus. Our guides knew everything about the island and provided us many dining tips for the remaining week. Loved our group too!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you so much for your feedback! Safe travels!
Worth the experience!
Melissa_F, May 2023
Pablo is the best, Happy Early Birthday! We had such a great time, he was very informative about the history and culture and we had some amazing food!
Great Tour!
Brandon_W, May 2023
So much fun! All the food was great and the tour guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. She was so passionate about PR and it’s history.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello Brandom, thank you so much for your review!
Walking (& swimming) old San Juan.
Dennis_M, May 2023
“Swimming” through Old San Juan. Ricardo was an excellent guide. His welcoming personality was only exceeded by his abundant historical knowledge of Puerto Rico & the surrounding islands. Every food stop on this tour was delicious. The torrential rains that arrived during the second half of the tour only made the experience more memorable.
Response from Host, May 2023
You got it, we call it, the rains of May! Glad you were able to catch one in Old San Juan! Tropical Regards!
You will so happy you booked this tour!!!!
Sandra_D, May 2023
Six of us were on a cruise and decided to book this tour. While initially we thought it was a bit spendy, we all decided this was the best of the the three food tours we did on our stops. We even had people who had done the same food tour as us, in St. Thomas the day before, that agreed. Claudia was an exceptional guide. Her positive energy and enthusiasm really elevated the tour. Her knowledge of San Juan was extensive and the tour was well paced. We went to so many stops and had such a great assortment of food. We actually went back to the chocolate place after the tour to get chocolate martinis and try the desserts, even though we were stuffed. The ceviche stop was delicious and we had fun purchasing some local crafts at that place. We loved making mojitos and trying so many of the local cuisines. Claudia even celebrated our groups birthdays and anniversaries at the affogato stop, which was also amazing. We saw her leading the next tour after us and I am just in awe of her energ and zest for life. This was the highlight of our time in San Juan and we will definitely plan on coming back for a longer visit.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you so much for this amazing review. As a small company, we value that you took the time to write these kinds words and highlighting Claudia! PS: Our guides in St. Thomas are fun too! ☺️ Stay Tropical! 🌞
Loved this food tour!
Jennifer_D, May 2023
We had a blast on this food tour. We learned a lot about the history of the city and the architecture of the buildings while also filling our bellies with delicious snacks and food. Definitely left with a “full stomach, happy heart” (quote learned on tour). One of my favorite parts was building our own mofongo from the main ingredients. Also, I went on this tour while pregnant and the company made all the required substitutions (mocktail, etc.). Others with food sensitivities were also accommodated. Out tour guide was amazing. Thank you Leslie!
Leslie is an excellent...
Joan_C, May 2023
Leslie is an excellent tour guide. The food was cold and should have been better quality for the cost of the tour.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello Joan, Thank you for your feedback since we are always try to improve our experience. We are sorry you did not get the full Flavors experience, we always try to have the food ready and on time. Sorry this wasn't the case in your tour, sometimes we run a little bit late to restaurants and these things can happen. We hope you give us another try next time you visit the island. Stay Tropical! ☺️
Mother's Day trip 2023
Margarita_O, May 2023
It was a great experience." We just returned from our trip from Old San Juan. On our second day we took this tour. Our host CAROLA was amazing- 5 STARS TOUR!!!! We stop at land marks to learn the P.R. history. Before getting to our eating destination, everything was fantastic. WE ALSO MET AMAZING PEOPLE! Thank you for this wonderful experience. Maggie & Tony
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you so much! Maggie and Tony, we appreciate having you two on tour! Stay Tropical!
So much fun and so full!!!
Janice_V, May 2023
Ricardo was so knowledgeable and inviting!!! He really made this experience one of our favorites of the whole trip. We were able to eat the most delicious food, coffee, drinks and desserts!!! We were stuffed by the end of the tour. You must do this one!
Highly recommend! Bring your appetite
Rachel_B, May 2023
Leslie Ann was such an amazing guide! We enjoyed her stories and her energy. The food was delicious and the coffee was one of the best I’ve tasted. We also learned how to make mufungo, and that was a treat!
Response from Host, May 2023
Lovely! Thank you so much for your review and for highlighting Leslie Ann! Stay Tropical! 😊
Best tour ever!
Rafael_M, May 2023
This tour might be the highlight of our trip. The sightseeing was amazing and the food was delicious! Our tour guide, Pablo was excellent. He was very informative, friendly, and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to everyone!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you Rafael for letting us know about your experience! Stay Tropical!
Beautiful Old San Juan
Mirta_A, May 2023
Leslie our guide had an excellent selection of restaurants which allowed for a sense of local food. She was vibrant and full of energy. She also provided us w the historical aspects of all we were seeing and experiencing. She is definitely an asset to Viator. We were lucky to get her as our guide.
Much More Than Food
JEFF_B, May 2023
This delicious blend of food, culture, and history feeds the mind as well as the tummy. Nahiomy was an outstanding guide with a deep understanding of the timeline for the people of Puerto Rico and what foods and seasonings made it to today’s table. Her enthusiasm and energy kept it light and fun. It was a hot day for walking but she somehow managed to keep us in the shade most of the time. The delicious tastings included breakfast, lunch, and dinner and we were pleasantly stuffed at the end of the tour.
Book now
Amber_W, May 2023
Good food, great company. Lots of information regarding the city. Good good portions that won’t leave you hungry.
I would definitely recommend this Old San Juan food tour!
HJean_D, May 2023
Marjorie was an EXCELLENT tour guide with a great sense of humor and the pride she had as a native Puerto Rican was so evident. She brought the history of the island as well as its food to life. I learned so much and enjoyed every minute of this tour.
Great way to start your San Juan visit.
James_H, May 2023
Marjorie was a great tour guide. She has lots of knowledge about San Juan and each of the stops. We had plenty of good food to eat and always had cold water to drink at the stops. 10 am was the perfect time to beat the crowds to the best picture points. I would definitely recommend this tour when you first get to town. You'll have a good feel for the city before you go out on your own.