Explore safely in small groups with Flavors Food Tours, the original food and cultural tour of Old San Juan. Let us show you our slice of paradise through local cuisine and cocktails! Our expert guide’s narrative will provide valuable insight into traditional Puerto Rican cuisine and culture so you can make the most of your time here.
We get you involved in the authentic food scene so you leave with the confidence and knowledge of a “San Juanero” that will serve you during the remainder of your stay in sunny Puerto Rico. Enjoy a broad range of tastings from various food establishments, focusing on the must-try flavors of the region.
We’ve been around since 2009 and have intimate friendships with several Old San Juan restaurants, where you will always receive special treatment. Skip the lines and dine with us for the “in” on “do not miss” restaurants and foodie scenes in and around the city. By the end, you’ll know the best local cuisine places to dine in Old San Juan.
Sip on Puerto Rico’s most legendary rum cocktail while learning its fabled beginnings
Indulge yourself and savor Puerto Rican humble “must eat” cuisine: local single origin coffee, artisanal paletas, rich chocolate, fresh ceviche and enjoy the signature Puerto Rican dish: Mofongo
Stroll the cobblestone streets of this 495+ year old fortified Spanish colonial city and learn about its unique architecture
See the 2nd oldest church in the Americas and re-live the past on our small, boutique tours
Dine across several restaurants – tour includes 1 iconic rum cocktail
Dietary substitutions provided while keeping local flavor (we cannot accommodate vegans)
Learn about our architecture, historic landmarks, history and other lesser known tidbit
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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Flavors of San Juan™
Duration: 3 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.
Flavors of San Juan™
*Guests progressively visit 4-5 restaurants, enough to make a meal
Casa LunaCreative Puerto Rican cuisine highlighting the “make your own mofongo” part of the Flavors of San Juan classic tour founded in 2009
Casita de RonesCreative Enjoy the flagship store of Rums of Puerto Rico where you will taste delicious “comida criolla” or local cuisine and have the opportunity for an exclusive rum experience
Pira RumSpecializing in mojitos, cocktails, piraguas and Puerto Rican staple foods like empanadas and croquettas
Muelle 13Creative Puerto Rican cuisine highlighting seafood and enticing guests with fun, delicious twists on known favorites
Kaffe Haus Old San Juan Puerto Rico’s single origin coffee is legendary, taste and see why!
Triana Tapas and Flamenco Transport yourself to Southern Spain while enjoying a refreshing mojito
Anita’s Gelato Delve into something cool, sweet and tangy with the fresh local flavors of the island at this gelato stop that blends the best of Italy and Puerto Rico into one delicious end to the tour
Cuatro Sombras Taste and learn about Puerto Rico’s premium single-origin coffee; always smooth, never bitter
Señor Paleta The city’s first artisan ice pop shop. Made fresh daily from locally sourced fresh fruits or premium nuts and chocolates
Café El Punto Local eatery highlighting fresh ingredients from San Juan’s most popular farmer’s market
Chocolato Enjoy a smooth Italian classic (gelato) with a unique local Puerto Rican twist
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
Princesa Gastrobar Feast on recipes dating back to the 1800s while dining under the historic city walls
El Patio de Sam Savory Caribbean dishes will tempt you to return to this local’s favorite hang out
La Picadera Bar & RestaurantCozy Puerto Rican food that features the best “picadera” to take away your hunger
Traveling to the other cities? We’ve got you covered!