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Express Old San Juan Food Tour™

Enjoy a condensed version of the Classic Old San Juan Food Tour since 2009

Walking

Tour Type

2 hours

Duration

3 food stops + 1 cocktail

Tastings

104.99

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Dine on a progression of sips and bites across three tasting spots while you see the authentic side of the oldest city flying under the United States flag: its quirky personality, rich cuisine and interesting history. Tours depart in the afternoon so you can catch a glimpse of Old San Juan as the yellow Caribbean sun fades, leaving a lavender and burnt orange sky with wisps of pink. This sunset tour weaves through the city to three independently-owned restaurants highlighting Puerto Rico’s great food plus one famous cocktail. Get ready for mojitos or piña coladas, mofongos and cap it off with dessert. 

Bilingual guides at Flavors Food Tours create context so you can better appreciate and understand Old San Juan and the island as a whole by connecting the dots between our history, food and culture.  Our small “Covid-19 ready tours” will keep you safe while you skip the lines to dine with us for “do not miss” restaurants and foodie scenes around the city.

In a few short hours you will leave with the confidence and knowledge of a local that will serve you during the remainder of your stay in sunny Puerto Rico.

  • Sip on an iconic rum cocktail – pure vacation mode ON!

  • Indulge yourself and savor Puerto Rican humble “must eat” cuisine: local single origin coffee, rice and beans, alcapurrias and enjoy the signature Puerto Rican dish: mofongo

  • Stroll the cobblestone streets of this 500 year old fortified Spanish colonial city and learn about its unique architecture

  • See and photograph historic landmarks in the Americas and re-live the past on our small, boutique tours

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Highlights

  • Dine across several restaurants  – tour includes 1 alcoholic beverage

  • Dietary substitutions provided while keeping local flavor (we cannot accommodate vegans)

  • Learn about our architecture, historic landmarks, history and other lesser known tidbits

  • Bilingual, knowledgeable guide provides more color and context than solo walking

Frequently asked questions

Yes! Private tours are perfect for birthdays, bachelorette/bachelor parties, family trips, team building, ice breakers, honeymooners, corporate adventures and more! Private tours are based on availability. Please see our Private Tour Page and send us a request.

Our Old San Juan Food Tour provides samples of food and drink, enough for most people to feel comfortably full afterward.

*Participants must be 18 years or older to drink alcohol in Puerto Rico.

The Old San Juan Food Tour does NOT end in the same location as the starting point, but it is around the corner and we can provide assistance if necessary after the tour to get you to wherever you need to go.

*NOTE* the end and beginning of the Old San Juan Food Tour is only a few blocks away from the cruise ship docks.

Please be sure to check the LOCAL TIME in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico observes Atlantic Standard Time and does NOT use Daylight Savings Time.

Flavors of San Juan is NOT responsible if you are late to a tour because you are unaware of the local time zone.

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Express Old San Juan Food Tour™

Duration: 2 hours
Location: We meet at 206 Calle Tetuan (corner Calle Justo and Calle Recinto Sur) at the Plaza de Rafael Carrion in front of Old Banco Popular in Old San Juan facing the Bay of San Juan. Your guide will be wearing a green shirt and a smile.

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Covid-19 Safety Updates

To ensure everyone’s safety, Flavors and the Puerto Rican government are requiring the below:

REQUIREMENTS TO TAKE PART IN THE TOUR: Starting August 23, 2021 all customers 12 years+ must present their COVID-19 Vaccination card (or a negative PCR/antigen Covid 19 test taken in last 72 hours (3 days) to participate.

GUESTS 12 YEARS+

  • Vax Card can be presented by photo or approved vaccine app
  • If no Vax Card: must show negative PCR or antigen test taken in last 72 hours (3 days)
  • Vax Card must be legible if presenting via photo
  • A photo ID will be required at check-in alongside the vaccine card/app/photo
  • Must wear masks in all restaurants (unless eating) and is optional outdoors

GUESTS 3-11 YEARS:

  • No Vax card required/ no negative covid test required
  • Must wear masks in all restaurants (unless eating) and is optional outdoors

** If a guest comes to the tour and does not meet these requirements guest cannot join the tour an CANNOT RECEIVE A REFUND. TOURS MUST BE CANCELLED 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF TOUR START for a refund.

Tasting Locations

Express Old San Juan Food Tour™

*Guests progressively visit several restaurants, enough to make a meal 

Muelle 13Creative Puerto Rican cuisine highlighting seafood and enticing guests with fun, delicious twists on known favorites

Triana Tapas and Flamenco Transport yourself to Southern Spain while enjoying a refreshing mojito

Cuatro Sombras Taste and learn about Puerto Rico’s premium single-origin coffee; always smooth, never bitter

Chocolato Enjoy a smooth Italian classic (gelato) with a unique local Puerto Rican twist

Café El Punto Local eatery highlighting fresh ingredients from San Juan’s most popular farmer’s market

Vaca Brava Incredible mofongos, mojitos and some of the best flans in town here

Casa Cortés ChocoBar Old San Juan’s only choco bar, you’ll savor hand crafted local chocolate in a beautiful, unique ambiance

The Parrot of Old San Juan Learn about Puerto Rico’s savory fritters at this stop

El Patio de Sam Savory Caribbean dishes will tempt you to return to this local’s favorite hang out

Kaffe Haus Old San Juan Puerto Rico’s single origin coffee is legendary, taste and see why!

Señor Paleta The city’s first artisan ice pop shop. Made fresh daily from locally sourced fresh fruits or premium nuts and chocolates

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