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Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour of San Diego

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San Diego, United States
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get your fiesta started in San Diego on a food and walking tour through historic Old Town. Visit some of the district's finest Mexican restaurants to sample tasty dishes, tequila cocktails, and hear mariachi music. Learn about the history of California and the Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans and gold rush prospectors that influenced Old Town's growth. You even hear some ghostly tales at Whaley House and an old cemetery. Get insider tips from your guide about authentic Mexican cuisine and other great places to visit on this fun tour.
  • Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine in some of San Diego's best restaurants
  • Try cocktails made with tequila
  • Bring your appetite for hearty samples that make up a meal
  • Hear entertaining commentary on Old Town's history and rumored ghost sightings
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Departure Point

Cafe Coyote, 2461 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
Meet your guide at the designated spot in Old Town San Diego, then start your walking tour through the 'Birthplace of California’—a place that has witnessed Native American life, early Spanish settlements, Mexican Independence and the California gold rush.

Your guide shares the history of Old Town as you stroll at a leisurely pace, stopping into top-rated eateries along the way. Sample a variety of authentic Mexican specialties and enjoy enough tastings to make up a meal, including tastes of delicious tacos, salsas and fresh tortillas made to order. You also get to sample cocktails made with tequila—the popular Mexican liquor that goes into margaritas and other classic drinks, while listening to live mariachi music at some of your destinations.

With Old Town’s long history, it has also collected a number of ghost stories. Walk past adobe homes from the early 19th century to allegedly haunted spots, including El Campo Santo Cemetery and Whaley House, which the TV show ‘America's Most Haunted’ named the most haunted house in America. Admire the mid-nineteenth century Greek Revival building as your guide shares details of its spooky history.

Your tour ends at the historic Cosmopolitan Hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Whaley House Museum
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Town Trading Company
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Casa de Estudillo
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
So Diego Tours
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
El Campo Santo Cemetery
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There is a minimum of 4 passengers in order to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY So Diego Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "Come with a big appitite because the amount of food tasted is a meal in itself." See review
  • "If you only have time for one tour , take this one." See review

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Fun
KC_Clark
, Mar 2020
Had lots of fun. Our guide Ben was nice and knowledgeable! The other people on our group was nice and was a good time.
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We are thrilled to find you had a great time with Ben! Thank you for joining us!
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Food, drinks, and fun
Esadora_H
, Mar 2020
Ben was a great guide and it was so fun to eat, drink, and learn about the culture! All the other people were nice and friendly. Just a good time!!!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for coming along on tour with us! We are happy you enjoyed Old Town and our guide Ben! See you next time!
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Great food, drink and fun
Ralph_H
, Mar 2020
This tour was a blast. Every food and drink stop was delicious and the history of Old Town mixed in was great. We had a dozen in our group and it was fun visiting. Angela, our tour guide was excellent. My wife and I would highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
We are thrilled that you had such a great time with Angela. Thank you for joining us on tour!
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Excellent guide
nancy_J
, Mar 2020
The tacos and margaritas were good, but our guide, Angela, was the highlight. She was hilarious and informative and kept us all entertained and I learned way more than I expected. The length of the tour was just about perfect for people who had spent the day in a conference. We ended up in a great location for dessert and wandering and sticking around if anyone was interested. Well-designed, good food, but the guide was the best.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
We are so happy to find you had a great time with Angela in Old Town! Thanks for joining us! -Bianca
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Our tour guide, Angela, was friendly knowledgeable and went out of her way to make everyone welcome. She’s the BEST!
Bob
, Mar 2020
The tour was everything it was advertised to be and then some. Well worth your time and money. Don’t miss it.
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Thank you for joining us on tour! Glad you liked it!
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Highly recommend
Lee_K
, Mar 2020
While visiting our daughter who lives in San Diego we took this tour. It was fun taking the trip as out-of-state visitors and as a local. Angela was an excellent guide-she has a great personality, is very knowledgeable and blends history with current usage of properties. Our daughter learned a lot and is looking forward to coming back for tea on a future visit. We would definitely book another tour.
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Thank you for coming along! Glad to find you had a great time!
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Great experience
kelvinad
, Feb 2020
Our guide Angela was great, she was funny and very knowledgeable. The food and drinks were tasty and they had vegetarian options for me. I went with a group of 6 people. Would recommend.
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Enjoyable
Voyage10457148460
, Jan 2020
we had a very nice time on this tour. The food was really good , the history and the stories were riveting. All in all this is highly recomended.
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Thank you for coming along on our tour!
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Enjoyable Walking Tequila Tour!
Jetflygirl
, Nov 2019
We had Angela as our host guide and made the tour exceptional! Food and drinks a plus! Highly Recommend this and get in to restaurants that have long waits!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hi there! I'm stoked to find that you had a great time in Old Town with Angela! Thanks for the nice review! We hope to see you again on another So Diego Tours activity. -Bianca
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Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour
788eileenh
, Oct 2019
The best ever food tour that I have gone on!!! The tour guide was so informative and told us all the little secrets of Old Town San Diego. She brought us to the best eateries in town. I am a lover of Mexican food but what we were served was by far the best I've ever eaten. I was given a vegan option or fish option which didn't take away from the meal at all. We were educated by an expert on where and how Tequila is made and the history of it. The grave yard we visited was very interesting, Definitely a must do tour. Treated top class on a fine tour. Come with a big appitite because the amount of food tasted is a meal in itself.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hey there! We are thrilled to find that you had such a great time on our tour! Thanks for giving us the warm and fuzzies, knowing that our job here is being appreciated.
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