3 hours
6 stops
12 people max
English
Local food and culture
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What you'll do

On our Secret Food Tours: San Diego, you'll see the downtown area and walk right into Gaslamp while enjoying dishes with influences from Mexico to the Far East.

Your guide will take you on a mouth-watering food journey exploring diverse cuisine that has evolved over generations. Feast on the freshest fish Taco, the Melt Burger, sweets and of course our delicious Secret Dish!

At the end of your tour, you'll have sampled some of San Diego's most delicious dishes and gained a better understanding of our culture and history.

Quality drinks will be served at some stops, however if you would like more, a thoughtfully curated Upgraded Drinks Package is available.

  • We’ll begin our tour in front of We Work in San Diego.
  • Soon we’ll try our first bite, a Baja Taco, of course! These local fish tacos are something special, fresh fish dishes are a San Diego specialty.
  • We’ll then make our way past the super cultural Gaslamp District and have our delicious SECRET DISH at a SECRET LOCATION.
  • We'll have a California Meltburger.
  • As the locals, we will enjoy drinking a freshly blended healthy Juice
  • Have a bite of Beef Mulita.
  • Taste a locally made Ice Cream
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When you purchase our Upgraded Drinks Package, you'll enjoy the following in addition to the drinks already served on the tour:
  • A Pink Peppercorn Margarita
  • A Locally brewed Beer
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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.

Book Your Tour
$85/ person
If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

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What you'll taste
THE FOOD
  • Special San Diego Fish Taco
  • Californian Meltburger
  • A Beef Mulita
  • Healthy Freshly blended Juice
  • Locally produced Ice Cream
  • Our delicious Secret Dish
DRINKS
  • Water
  • For more drinks see the Alcohol Upgrades above


Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

WHY SAN DIEGO?

The city area is one of the best places in the city to see the roots of all the cultures that have contributed to our cuisine.With old hotels, Victorian Architectural Landmarks and ancient haunted houses, Downtown and Gaslamp area are truly emblematic of the rich cultural heritage that make up the fabric of San Diego history. As you stand on these historic streets, you'll be able to see the nearby downtown highrises and get a sense of the evolution in architecture and culture that has developed over generations.

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Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

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Contact Us

Meeting Spot
We'll meet at We work Office Space & Coworking Downtown San Diego. If you have any questions. Please email us.

Mon - Sun 1:30 p.m.

We work Office Space & Coworking Downtown San Diego, 600 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

WHY DOWNTOWN?

The downtown area is one of the best places in the city to see the roots of all the cultures that have contributed to our cuisine. With old hotels, Victorian Architectural Landmarks and ancient haunted houses, Downtown and Gaslamp area are truly emblematic of the rich cultural heritage that make up the fabric of San Diego history. As you stand on these historic streets, you'll be able to see the nearby downtown highrises and get a sense of the evolution in architecture and culture that has developed over generations.

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Health & Safety Standards
Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

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  • We have been certified by We're Good To Go
  • We make sure that all our partners and our own places are disinfected after each tour
  • All our guide have been trained on health and safety measures
  • Masks and hand sanitizers should be used on all our tours by our guides
  • Guests must bring their own mask
  • We keep our group small and we offer private tours
How do I order?

It’s easy! Simply head to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time of your tour and book it! Are you looking for something special or organising an event? Just email us at [email protected] and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an email confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email or phone us at +1 323 628 8222*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What is included in the food tour?

All the delicious food and drinks, but if you want more alcohol (and who doesn't?) We offer an upgraded drinks package that gives you 2 drinks, tax and tip included.

Where is the meeting spot?

You can find the meeting spot here and if it's not clear you can always contact us.

The meeting spot is at Central Station near the information desk. Our guide will be standing there to greet you with a bright orange umbrella so they are easy to spot!

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Where the tour will end?

The tour will finish around Gaslamp Area.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us at [email protected] prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Children are more than welcome to our tour if of an appropriate age to enjoy.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

This is not a problem. Just inform our guide before the tour starts. During the tasting you can select another beverage you like.

Is there enough food during your tour?

Our tours provide our customers with a lot of food. Trust us, you will not need to eat a meal after our food tour!

Can i get a discount

If you are a group of 11 people, then you can email us, we will be more than happy to give you a discount.

Where do I add my discount voucher?
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I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and we can see if there is anything we can do.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you must wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 42 minutes of walking but it's not too difficult and there are no hills or stairs. If you walk slowly, then our guide will walk slowly as well.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 15 people maximum. If you are more than 11 people, please do not hesitate to email us and will try to see if we can accommodate.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher, a confirmation on your phone will be fine.

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Can I choose my own cheese and meat?

Our guide will take care of everything. Should you wish to try something special, please inform our guide and they will do their best to make you happy.

Where does your food come from?

We work with small shops and family owned businesses in the downtown area. The food and drink we buy is top-quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Fortunately, the weather is predictable in San Diego. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we only have 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this. For more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secretfoodtours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is set by our ticketing provider.

Foreign Transaction Fees

FEESA few banks have charged their customers an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.

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