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San Juan, Puerto Rico Food & gourmet tours

Our most recommended San Juan, Puerto Rico Food & gourmet tours

San Juan: Old Town Foodie Walking Tour with Tastings

1. San Juan: Old Town Foodie Walking Tour with Tastings

Enjoy the original food and cultural tour of Old San Juan. Discover a slice of paradise through local cuisine and cocktails, with numerous foodie stops along the way. Join your guide and walk through “walled city” of San Juan. Learn a bit more about the architecture of the city, major landmarks, and local history. Get hands-on experience making Puerto Rico’s signature dish, mofongo. Dine in “do not miss” restaurants and hear about the various foodie scenes in and around the city. Enjoy a delicious rum cocktail in a popular bar. Get involved in the authentic food scene so you leave with the confidence and knowledge of a local that will serve you during the remainder of your stay in sunny Puerto Rico. Tour guides have intimate friendships with the San Juan restaurants and you will always receive the latest insider info.

San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Food Tour with Drinks

2. San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Food Tour with Drinks

Discover the magic of Old San Juan in the evening on a guided food tour. Eat and drink your way around the colorful old town while learning all about its culture, history, and people, starting with the Plaza de Armas. Explore Puerto Rico's rich culinary history and exciting culinary renaissance. Sample a variety of traditional and modern dishes and enjoy 2 rum cocktails during up to 5 stops. The tour is kept small in number so you can enjoy the full attention of your guide, a passionate expert on Puerto Rican food. Walk away with the best advice on what else to eat, see, and do during your stay.

San Juan: Old San Juan Walking & Food Tasting Tour

3. San Juan: Old San Juan Walking & Food Tasting Tour

Explore the historic streets of Old San Juan, a 500-year-old Spanish colonial city that basks in the Caribbean sun. You will walk the cobblestone streets past brightly painted houses, learning about the architecture, culture, and traditions of Puerto Rico. Discover the second oldest cathedral in the Americas, the oldest governor’s mansion in the Western hemisphere, the imposing citadel of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the Spanish plazas, and more. Within the city walls, you’ll make five stops to taste some of the food and drinks that make Puerto Rican cuisine so delicious. Sample artisan, hand-picked coffee, try traditional pastries, taste the most delicious mofongo (the Island’s quintessential dish), enjoy homemade ice cream made from all natural ingredients, savor locally seasoned pork and much more! A refreshing rum cocktail will be paired with your meal.  This food tour is kept small in number so that you can enjoy the full attention of your guide and walk away with the best advice of what to eat, see, and do throughout the course of your stay.

San Juan: Express Old San Juan Guided Food Tour and Drink

4. San Juan: Express Old San Juan Guided Food Tour and Drink

Join a mini getaway in Old San Juan on this guided walking food tour through a 500-year old Spanish colonial city. Taste your way through three restaurants and sip on a rum cocktail along the way. Enjoy skip-the-line benefits as you visit must-see restaurants and the food scene around the city. Get to know local Puerto Rican foods as you savor an appetizer, main mofongo meal, and dessert during the tour. Stroll alongside your local guide and learn about the unique architectural features behind the Spanish buildings, plazas, squares, balconies, and mysterious blue cobblestones in the heart of Old San Juan.

San Juan: El Yunque and Scenic Puerto Rico Instagram Tour

5. San Juan: El Yunque and Scenic Puerto Rico Instagram Tour

Take a road trip to the best and most-desired spots of Puerto Rico in a single tour. This Instagram trip focuses on visiting the most "Insta-worthy" sights for great pictures, history, culture, and adventure. This is a true local experience that visits the world-famous Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States Forest System. Visit Old San Juan’s top spots, with live commentary on the history behind the old structures, and plenty of photo stops. Later, visit a secret locals-only beach for a relaxing and authentically Caribbean experience. Your tour later ends with dinner, allowing you to experience the authentic flavors of Puerto Rico.

Old San Juan: Cocktails and Bar Bites Walking Tour

6. Old San Juan: Cocktails and Bar Bites Walking Tour

Visit top bars and sip a variety of delicious libations that represent the island’s classic and current trends on this evening walking tour of Old San Juan. Enjoy four unique cocktails as you hop between the best spots of the city, guided by a local bar expert. Following beside a local bar expert who will quickly seem more like a friend escorting you to the best spots in town, discover why Puerto Rico is the largest (and sexiest) rum-producing nation in the world. Along the way, hit major points of interest to learn about the history and culture of the centuries-old city as you take in the upbeat sounds and unique energy of Puerto Rican nightlife. Get a taste of local flavors as you eat delicious bar bites along with your cocktails. This is the ideal experience to cap off your day or start the perfect beginning to an unforgettable night out in Old San Juan. 

From San Juan: The Gastronomic Roast Pork Route in Guavate

7. From San Juan: The Gastronomic Roast Pork Route in Guavate

Become acquainted with the gastronomical culture of Puerto Rico with this trip to Guavate. Enjoy traditional dishes like roast pork, BBQ ribs, rice and beans, pasteles, pavochón, rice with pigeon peas, Cassava, breadfruit, sweet potato, tostones, mofongo, blood sausage, turkey, and much more with your local guide. After a convenient pickup from your hotel in San Juan, travel with your experienced guide to Guavate to start your adventure. Every year thousands of Puerto Ricans and tourists visit Guavate to enjoy a selection of delicious traditional dishes. During your time here, you will get to experience an authentic gastronomic adventure amongst the beautiful setting of Cayey, a picturesque mountain town. During your outing, visit La Ruta del Lechón and try their signature dish of yummy roast pork. Immerse your tastebuds in local flavours when you visit "Lechoneras", a typical outdoor restaurant that specializes in seasoned whole-pig, slow-roasted over an open fire. In addition to all of the delicious food, you will get to enjoy live music (on weekend trips only) that always gets people dancing and singing. Do not miss this must-do for food lovers, as well for those looking to experience a true local and casual ambience. Tour can be customized to also visit "Charco Azul", a natural pool located approximately 30 minutes from Guavate. **This must be requested with anticipation since it requires an adjustment on the tour schedule.** This tour is available only from Thursday to Sunday.

Old San Juan: Boozy Bites Food Tour

8. Old San Juan: Boozy Bites Food Tour

Enjoy an adult-only tasting tour that takes you to three independently owned restaurant bars in Old San Juan. You’ll enjoy the island’s hors d’oeuvres, two cocktails and to cap it all off, a trio of aged rums paired with Puerto Rico’s most famous locally sourced chocolate: Chocolate Cortes’ Forteza. Skip all the lines at do-not-miss restaurants and foodie scenes around the city. Enjoy Old San Juan through various stops, with light appetizers, cocktails, and a unique, unforgettable rum and chocolate pairing during this easy 3-hour stroll in a small group. In-between destinations, you’ll learn about the architectural features behind the Spanish buildings, plazas, squares, balconies, and mysterious blue cobblestones in the heart of Puerto Rico’s capital city. At the different stops, you’ll get first-hand knowledge on how to taste aged Puerto Rican rum and have a crash course on high-end chocolate from one of the most famous chocolate producers on the island. Finally, you’ll leave with all the confidence and knowledge of a resident in sunny Puerto Rico.

San Juan: Old San Juan Helicopter Tour and Restaurant Visit

9. San Juan: Old San Juan Helicopter Tour and Restaurant Visit

See the sights of Old San Juan and immerse yourself in the city's vibrant culinary scene on this private helicopter tour with a stop at one of the area's best restaurants. Fly over iconic landmarks then land at the restaurant of your choice with reserved seating and up to 2 hours waiting time. Meet the pilot at a centrally-located location in San Juan then take to the skies on a 10-minute flight over the Old San Juan neighborhood. After your flight, stop for dinner at the restaurant of your choice from the below restaurants. The pilot will wait for up to 2 hours while you eat, before flying back to the meeting point (food and drinks not included in tour cost). Asador San MiguelA 5-star steakhouse restaurant located at the top of the hill where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city of Naranjito and the surrounding nature. Roka DuraA traditional Puerto Rican restaurant renowned for its churrasco. Enjoy a spot of karaoke while you dine at this family-friendly restaurant. The Sand and The SeaAnother traditional Puerto Rican restaurant serving modern takes on classic dishes. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Salinas mountains and feel the breeze on your face.

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El Yunque National Forest

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What people are saying about San Juan, Puerto Rico

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 14 reviews

My family had an amazing time on this food tour. I try to do a food tour every chance I get when traveling and this was by far the best one. This was entirely because of our guide Pablo. His passion for Puerto Rican cuisine and knowledge of its history and cultural was astounding. And, of course, the places he took us were exceptional. I’ll be back to PR with some friends and will do it again.

Our guide Argeli was just superb. He was knowledgeable, thorough and entertaining. The food was delicious and the venues were charming. We enjoyed a wonderful outing and would recommend the tour to anyone visiting San Juan who is curious about Puerto Rican cuisine and history.

The sunset tour was wonderful. The guide was super and knew San Juan plus the entire island of Puerto Rico - the history and land and people. The food choices were great, the length of the tour, and the overall experience was super. We would gladly take this tour again.

The tour was amazing, the food delicious the talking points and history learned was fun! Lorna was an amazing guide

Easy excellent tasting tour. Destina was very knowledgeable and passionate about Puerto Rico.