3 - 3½ hours
5 stops
Local food and culture
11 people maximum
English
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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 do

On our Secret Food Tours: San Diego, you'll explore the downtown area 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 seafood, succulent pork, grilled tuna, 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.

All the food will be served with water and at times, a non-alcoholic beverage. Or if you prefer, a thoughtfully curated Upgraded Drinks Package is available.

  • We'll begin our tour at the Guild Hotel, a historic landmark for this city that has undergone major renovations to make it a truly refined and elegant start to our tour.
  • We'll start with our first bite, a delicious lobster roll in a stunning courtyard.
  • You'll have local ahi tuna in a fresh flour tortilla, a San Diego specialty.
  • Next, a pork belly Bao bun is a tiny treat to warm your soul.
  • You'll head into Little Italy for some freshly made gelato before taking a stroll toward the ocean and ending our tour.
  • As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish
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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:
  • Chardonnay
  • Margarita
  • Cabernet


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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.


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What you'll taste
THE FOOD
  • Lobster roll with greens
  • A pork belly bun
  • Grilled tuna with a freshly made flour tortilla
  • Freshly made gelato
  • 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.

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.

  • 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

Secret Food Tours San Diego

Contact Us


Meeting Spot
We'll meet at the Guild Hotel. If you have any questions. Please email us.

Mon - Sun 1:30 p.m.

Guild Hotel

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, historic buildings, and our colorful areas like Little Italy, this area is 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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Frequently asked Questions
How do I order?

Simply go to our "Book Now" page where we detail our tours. Select your tour, the time of your tour, and book it! Are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic email confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email.

*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 mentioned above, but if you want more alcohol (and who doesn't?) We offer a upgraded drinks package that gives you 3 drinks.

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 the Guild Hotel. Our guide will be standing there to greet you with our Secret Tours umbrella so we are easy to spot!

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Where the tour will end?

The tour will finish at the water, a short walk to our starting point.

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

You can always tell our guide of any food allergies or special dietary requirements. We will adapt the menu so you can fully enjoy the tour! If you have any doubts or concerns, feel free to email us at[email protected] before booking. We have had many vegetarians doing the tour with us and they all enjoyed it thoroughly. Unfortunately this tour is not gluten free.

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!

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. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something out for you.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you must wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 45 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 11 people maximum. If you are more than 11 people, please do not hesitate to email us and we 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?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable 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 have only 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 up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer 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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