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Santa Cruz Food Tour
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26 Aug 2015
“Rushed !!”
Santa Cruz Food Tour offers 3.5 hour food tasting and cultural walking tours off-the-beaten-path in downtown Santa Cruz and the historic district. Our guided tours are a non-touristy, local experience so you feel like a native Santa Cruzan. Come...more
529 Chestnut St, Downtown, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3600
+1 866-736-6343
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

An interesting and fun tour on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Brion was a great guide who you can tell really enjoys what he does. The restaurant stops had fabulous food and some weren't the normal fare we would try. An Afghan/Mediterranean restaurant, an organic bakery...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank fae r
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Our afternoon started with our small group of 12 people meeting in downtown Santa Cruz. We heard a brief history of the old Santa Cruz Bank building, then a short walk across the street to Laili Restaurant, serving Afghani food, for a delicious small plate...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Jean S
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We took out of town guests on this tour. Be prepared to walk, but it is a good thing because you eat ALOT on this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We learned alot about the history of the city and its architecture. By...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank Wapatula87
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Went on the downtown tour with my husband. It was a wonderful experience. Great restaurants, terrific history, and beautiful architecture. My idea of a perfect afternoon. The success of the tour was all due to our guide. Brian is a pro and knows everything there...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

My husband and I have been wanting to go on this tour for years. We finally went on a beautiful August Friday afternoon. Our guide was Brian and he was a gem. He took us on a walk through parts of Santa Cruz I have...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Buffi O
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Good food, good history; but walking tour needs to be longer. I felt I was being left behind--TOO rushed. Needed to be at the next site in 10 minutes. What? I just sat down! Oh well, have to move on. NEXT!!!

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Cooky J
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Would have been 5 stars but felt a little rushed going from place to place. Restaurants were good, history was fine but guide (no names) was always checking his watch and 10 paces in front of our group. Maybe tour needs to be longer.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

If you are a foodie, this is for you. My houseguests and I did this tour and we were each delightfully surprised with the restaurant selection and, shockingly, portion size! Another delightful surprise was Brian's knowledge of Santa Cruz. As a local, even I learned...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

We stopped at 6 restaurants and were very happy with the different foods we experienced. I expected the tour to progress from starter items to desert but that was not the case. Had ice cream at the 3rd stop rather than at the end but...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Lee W
Reviewed 16 May 2015

I booked this tour because I'm a foodie and love to eat.....I was pleasantly surprised that Brian gave us so much historical information about the area, the homes, the people, etc. He also adjusted to the tour based on our group's interest. For example, a...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Shanae V
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5 March 2016|
Response from PacificAve | Reviewed this property |
3.5 hours. If you go to our website there is a FAQ page that answers all the questions people have asked over the years.
5 March 2016|
Response from PacificAve | Reviewed this property |
When you pay to come on the tour there are no other costs, waiter tips, taxes or fees. All the food is included.