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San Diego food tours


San Diego is the city where most tourists visit to taste delicious food.

The variety of cuisines, dishes, and drinks that one gets to try out in this dynamic food hub will be a great experience.

From tasting the best wines in the wine country, Guadalupe Valley, to exploring the best eats in Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego is a paradise for those who want to experience different culinary.

Popular food touring franchises will guide you to the best restaurants and eateries based on your liking and preference.

Downtown San Diego is a great place to explore and experiment with different foods and drinks.

This article shares everything you must know before booking your food tours in San Diego.

Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego’s Questionable

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An experienced guide will provide the inside scoop on the district’s lively restaurant and bar scene on a walking tour around San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

As you experience the district’s newest incarnation as a major nightlife destination, sample delectable cuisine at different cafes, sip cocktails and learn about the district’s history.

On this 2.5-hour tour, your guide tells colorful anecdotes that bring San Diego’s past to life.

DURATION: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

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Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour of San Diego

Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour of San Diego

Start your San Diego feast with a culinary and strolling tour through historic Old Town.

Taste delicious cuisine, sip tequila drinks and listen to mariachi music at some of the district’s best Mexican eateries.

Learn about the Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans, and gold rush prospectors who shaped the development of Old Town.

You may even hear ghost stories at Whaley House and an ancient graveyard.

On this engaging trip, get insider recommendations from your host about authentic Mexican food and other excellent spots to explore.

DURATION: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

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Taste of Little Italy in San Diego

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You will learn about the area’s rich history, culture, and architecture from one of our highly educated experts throughout the trip.

At locally-owned eateries, you may taste samples and dine on uniquely crafted meals. The trip lasts around 3.5 hours.

DURATION: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

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Mexican Street food, Tijuana Day trip from San Diego

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This trip will take you to spots off the beaten path where you may sample authentic Mexican street food.

Join our Local Guides as they go south of the border.


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Shared 6 Hours Tijuana Taco and Craft Beer Tour

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On this afternoon craft beer tour, learn about the link between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico.

Your guide takes care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy yourself in each city: For free beer sampling, go directly to well-known hangouts and undiscovered treasures.

A small group offers a personalized experience and your guide’s undivided attention.


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Valle De Guadalupe Wine and Food Tour From San Diego

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See what all the fuss is about by being taken by a local through Mexico’s wine area, Valle de Guadalupe! Your Instagram and Facebook feed will be excited as you follow along on this excursion!! A glance: You’ll stop by three famous boutique wineries in the valley’s center for tastings of delectable reds, whites, and rosé wines.

Didn’t we say anything about the food? The trip begins with some great tacos at a local taco restaurant in Rosarito, followed by a private van filled with beer and water as you ride along the Baja coast.

Tours of the winemaking process are available, and excellent farm-to-table food at one of the Valle’s best restaurants.

The tour begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 8:00 p.m. Wineries, and restaurants may vary their schedules dependent on availability and weather conditions.

The trip must have a minimum of six guests to operate.

DURATION: 10 To 12 Hours

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Puerto Nuevo Lobster, Margaritas and Mariachi Private Tour

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Take a private excursion south of the border to Baja California while visiting San Diego to taste Mexican culture and cuisine.

Crossing the border on your own is complex, and there is no direct public transportation link, but your private driver and guide will get you there quickly and securely.

With live, genuine Mariachi music, enjoy a seaside lobster feast with margaritas or craft beer sampling.

DURATION: 5 To 7 Hours

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Tijuana Food Tasting: Tijuana Day Tour from San Diego

 Local delicacy of San Diego

On a day trip from San Diego, sample your way across Tijuana—perfect for first-time tourists and food alike.

An insider’s guide takes you on a city tour, stopping at local favorites.

Get the inside scoop on Tijuana’s culinary culture while sampling street cuisine and artisan beer against the background of the city’s vibrant downtown.

You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions since this is a small-group tour.

DURATION: 6 To 7 Hours

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Mangia! Little Italy Food Tour

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Guests will be guided by a local expert through the Little Italy neighborhood, learning about local restaurants, stores, and vendors that they might not have discovered otherwise and the area’s unique history.

Guests will be able to meet new people while sampling food samples at four different locations, two of which will include wine or beer samples.

DURATION: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

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Libations on the East Side: A Food and Drink Journey Through The East Village

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The East Village is San Diego’s most dynamic gourmet area. Once a warehouse district, the East Village is now home to a diverse mix of diners, award-winning restaurants, breweries, and cocktail bars.

The East Village is becoming one of the best districts for local cuisine now that it is flanked by the bay and unified by the famed Petco Park.

During this tour, you’ll learn about the growth of San Diego’s culinary underground and how a neighborhood filled with warehouses and companies like Wonderbread became the city’s “new downtown,” all while sampling some of the city’s best wine, food, and breweries.


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Taco Tuesday hop in Tijuana from San Diego

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With this small-group tour from San Diego, you can experience valid Taco Tuesday any day of the week in Tijuana.

Your guide will take you south of the border to tour you around town and introduce you to birria, carne asada, adobada, and seafood tacos.

Along the way, you’ll also stop for craft beer. Taco tasting with a professional guide in Tijuana


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Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour

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We’ve done all the hard work for you and found 5 of the best restaurants in Downtown San Diego.

You wouldn’t be able to achieve this on your own. We have contacts with the most incredible cuisine partners in The Gaslamp Quarter, so you’ll be able to try five different foods in 3 hours.

We’ve curated food tours in six U.S. cities and Paris for over a decade.

We know what we’re doing when it comes to culinary tours. Your guide will talk about the history, culture, and food scene of Downtown San Diego and all the fantastic meals you’ll be enjoying.

So put on your favorite pair of sneakers and bring your appetite; we’ll take care of the rest.


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San Diego Taco Crawl – A Curated Tour of San Diego’s Best Tacos

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We also organize unique street food tours, The tastiest tacos in Mexico (and hence the world!) you can be found just across the border in Tijuana and Ensenada.

This tour is for you if you don’t have your passport or don’t have time to commit a day to explore the thriving culinary scene south of the border and want to try some of the most excellent tacos outside of Mexico.

Mexicans in San Diego may not always be able to cross the border to eat their favorite street tacos. We’ll show you around San Diego and show you where they eat.

You’ll hear Spanish spoken over English at these taquerias and taco trucks, but don’t worry.

Our expert multilingual gastro guides will translate for you! We’ll end the day at an upscale gourmet taco bar that also serves Baja microbrews and artisan drinks after spending the most of the day getting down and dirty with San Diego’s most incredible street tacos (you eat tacos with your hands!).


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