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#1 Food Tour in Puerto Rico – TripAdvisor

Flavors of San Juan™

The original Puerto Rico food tour since 2009

Tour Type



3 hours


4-5 stops

Per Adult


Per Child


You’ve made the correct decision to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico. Next: what to do? The best way to see the city is to roll up your sleeves and dine through it!

Explore in small groups with Flavors Food Tours, the original food & cultural tour of Old San Juan. Let us show you our slice of paradise through local cuisine and cocktails! Guests will dine on rice and beans, savory appetizers, and either make their own iconic cocktail (mojito) or mash their own Mofongo before capping it off with a delicious dessert.

Our expert guide’s narrative will provide valuable insight into traditional Puerto Rican cuisine, culture and Old San Juan’s architecture 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

Flavors of San Juan™


3 hours


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.


Per Adult


Per Child

Frequently asked questions

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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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Tasting Locations

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Flavors of San Juan™

*Guests progressively visit 4-5 restaurants, enough to make a meal 


Casa Luna

Creative Puerto Rican cuisine highlighting the “make your own mofongo” part of the Flavors of San Juan classic tour founded in 2009

7 1

Casita de Rones

Creative 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

7 2

Pira Rum

Specializing in mojitos, cocktails, piraguas and Puerto Rican staple foods like empanadas and croquettas

7 3

El Nido

El Nido blends local artist’s work with delicious bar and restaurant options: from fritters to craft cocktails; from custom t-shirts and hand crafted paintings on chairs, you’ll find it in this unique, eclectic melting pot on Calle San Sebastian.
La Mallorquina

La Mallorquina

Dine in the oldest restaurant in the Old City! Make your own mofongo, a local Puerto Rican dish, in La Mallorquina with a side of savory rice, beans and cap it off with a rum cocktail. If you wish to return, Mallorquina specializes in local and Spanish food: asopao, gazpacho, arroz con pollo, paella and flan.
7 5

Triana Tapas and Flamenco

Transport yourself to Southern Spain while enjoying a refreshing mojito

7 6

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

7 7

Cuatro Sombras

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

7 8

Señor Paleta

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

7 9

Café El Punto

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



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

7 11

Vaca Brava

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

7 12

Casa Cortés ChocoBar

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

7 13

Princesa Gastrobar

Feast on recipes dating back to the 1800s while dining under the historic city walls

7 14

El Patio de Sam

Savory Caribbean dishes will tempt you to return to this local’s favorite hang ou


La Picadera Bar & Restaurant

Cozy Puerto Rican food that features the best “picadera” to take away your hunger



Enjoy this restaurant and tapas bar located in the historic building of
Teatro Tapia,
featuring a variety of tapas, wines, beers and cocktails in a Theatrical
Grab a chair and soak in the culinary and cultural experience in the heart
of Old San Juan.


Savor traditional Puerto Rican cuisine like mofongo, rice and beans and refreshing pina coladas in a historical ambiance.
7 14

Cafetal Borikén

Coffee in Puerto Rico is more than cultural, it’s spiritual. Enjoy one of
the best cups in Old San Juan with Cafetal Borikén.

Foodie Delight

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