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Bites and Sights: Local Tastes of the San Jose Barrio provided by San Jose Urban Adventures

Bites and Sights: Local Tastes of the San Jose Barrio

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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A note from Bites and Sights: Local Tastes of the San Jose Barrio
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 13/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Find the best culinary destinations in San Jose’s most vibrant neighborhoods on an evening food tour of Costa Rica’s capital city. Instead of exploring the city on your own, join a guide for a safe night out that shows you where to eat like a local. Sample chocolate, coffee, sugar cane liqueur, and tasty dishes based on the nation's produce, including traditional Caribbean dishes from the Atlantic coast.
  • You'll start at
    National Museum of Costa Rica
    Cuesta de Moras, Bella Vista, San José, Costa Rica
    In front of the National Museum
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    San Jose Urban Adventures
    San Jose
    Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
    San Jose
  • You'll end at
    Amón, San José, Costa Rica
    Barrio Amon by the taxi station
    See address & details
  • Find places that most visitors miss
  • Includes enough food and drink to make up a meal
  • Get recommendations for additional places to visit independently
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people
Important Information
Departure Point
National Museum of Costa Rica, Cuesta de Moras, Bella Vista, San José, Costa Rica
3h 30m
Return Details
Amón, San José, Costa Rica
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Sangria
  • Tapas
  • Local beer
  • Wine
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Children are not allowed on this tour.
  • Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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AmberRojo wrote a review Feb 2020
Brooklyn, New York3 contributions4 helpful votes
My friend and I booked this tour, looking for a way to explore San Jose and, of course, eat. We were not disappointed in the least! Angel is a great guide--friendly, knowledgeable, and funny. (Also, very accomoodating. We had a serious traffic delay and Angel graciously met us
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Date of experience: February 2020
Paul K wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Of the three food tours I’ve been on (two in Europe, and this one) unfortunately this one was my least favorite. The positives included: the length- it was a full four+ hours, pace- our guide did not rush us at either stops or in transit, the sangria at the second stop was
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Date of experience: January 2020
Paul & Janet wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions
Angel did a great job on what turned out to be a private tour for the four of us. We learned local history and wandered the streets visiting local restaurants, learning about chocolate and sharing stories. Definitely recommend this tour if it is your first time in San Jose.
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Date of experience: December 2019
emersodm wrote a review Nov 2019
Vista, California44 contributions6 helpful votes
We learned so much about Costa Rican foods , traditions and culture walking around this evening food tour with our favorite guide, Angel. Angel was very informative, super personable and gave us a truly amazing tour. You walk quite a bit but his pace is relaxed and you have
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Response from Rock U, Manager at Bites and Sights: Local Tastes of the San Jose Barrio
Responded 10 Dec 2019
Hello and what a great opinion thank you so much for taking your time to share your opinion with us. Happy Holidays
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gmena wrote a review Sep 2019
Pembroke Pines, Florida67 contributions9 helpful votes
Went with my family in May. It was an enjoyable experience. I especially loved the sangria at the last restaurant. Would highly recommend. Remember to wear comfortable shoes as you are walking a lot.
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: San Jose Urban Adventures
AmaIng tour
Excellent tour! Erik was an amazing tour guide and showed us the best of San Jose and Costa Ricas’s cuisine.
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Adam C
Great Walking Tour!
This tour was excellent. The guide, Eric, was knowledgeable, friendly, and made slight adjustments to the itinerary
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Terrific knowledgeable guide, educational tour
Eric was a terrific tour guide with so much knowledge about everything Costa Rica -- from history to culture to foo
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A must do tour
I think that it was one of the best tours I had in my life. You should take it. It is a great way to learn where ev
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If you are late you're screwed
We were late as we got lost (left the map at the hotel, local sent us to PLAZA Central instead of CALLE Central etc
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Teresa M
Another side of San Jose
Really enjoyed seeing the market and learning the use of traditional herbs. Seeing and hearing about the tradition
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Wonderful, Fun, and Informative
We had a great time. Learned a lot about San Jose and Heredia and a lot about coffee. Gladys was our guide for the
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Beautiful Historical and Cultural Introduction to Costa Rica's Capital
I admit I signed up for this tour for the food and the food did not disappoint!! I'm not usually a history perso
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Walking food tour San Jose
Fantastic way to learn about the markets and some of the history in the city. Would recommend this activity for su
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A must do tour
We did this walking tour first day in San Jose and it was fantastic. Its good way to start learning where everythin
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Fun way to see Costa Rica’s first capital!
The guide Gladys was sweet and knowledgeable. She took us on a loop around Cartago on bicycles, to the basilica of
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Eli #localsknow
Our guide Eli exceeded expectations. He was knowledgable and easy to talk (great english!). He showed us his favori
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Great way to learn local culture
Awesome guy guided us through the city, showed all the jewels and told the history of the place - very unique. The
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Perfect introduction to Costa Rican culture
We met in the centre of San Jose, and I would highly advise against driving. Traffic is very busy in the mornings a
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Great Local Experience
We met Eric at the meeting point which was literally at the front of the market entrance. Good thing he spotted us
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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