Tequila, Tacos, and Tombstones Tour in San Diego, CA

So Diego Tours, Inc.2461 San Diego Ave.San Diego, CA 92110
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A 2.5-hour adventure for adults visiting the San Diego area, Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Food Tour offers a combinaton of food, drink and history of Old Town San Diego. Guests can sample customary cocktails, taste authentic Mexican cuisine at four local restaurants, listen to mariachi music and hear a few ghost stories while visiting some of the oldest graveyards in San Diego.

1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Guided walking tour.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Tours operate rain or shine.
  • Wear clothing based on weather.
  • Bring a camera.
  • Tours are about 2.5 hours.
  • Hear spooky ghost stories.
  • Sample authentic food & drink.
  • Fun and friendly guides.


from Tequila, Tacos, and Tombstones Food Tour
Tequila, Tacos, and Tombstones combines food and history into a one of a kind, unforgettable experience. Travel back in time with us as we explore the Birthplace of California and the events and people who have transformed Old Town San Diego into the cultural destination it is today. Come with us on one of the most in-depth tours of Old Town as your knowledgeable tour guide takes you on a journey through the historical eras, from the early Spanish settlements to the establishment of Mexican Independence to the California Gold Rush. Join us for a night of authentic food tastings, traditional cocktail samplings, and fun!


With deep roots in the Mexican culture, Old Town San Diego is not only bursting with cultural flare, but plenty of tequila to whet your appetite! While this is not a tequila tasting tour and we won’t be consuming shots, we will be sampling a few tasty customary cocktails during our Old Town tour.


What’s an Old Town food tour without some good eats? Sample some authentic Mexican cuisine from a few of our favorite Old Town restaurants, including one voted Best Mexican Restaurant for over 7 years! Not only will you satisfy your craving for tantalizing tacos, but you will also experience the flavors of a homemade tortilla made right in front of your eyes. The food on this tour is enough to make a full meal for most people, so come hungry.


Old Town didn’t survive hundreds of years of history without adding a few ghost stories to its name. This Old Town tour takes you to one of the oldest graveyards in San Diego where you will find out why the past still haunts the present. Stop by the Whaley House, named America’s Most Haunted House by the Travel Channel, and possibly encounter one of the ghostly spirits whom still frequent this historic home.

Tour departs from a convenient location in San Diego's Old Town, the address and number to call for confirmation will be provided on your E-ticket in the "Note" section. Since tours go out rain or shine, we recommend wearing appropriate clothing.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tequila, Tacos, and Tombstones Food Tour

Are children allowed on the tour?
We do not recommend this tour for children because of the content of the tour. While children are welcome on the tour, please keep in mind that tours are 2½ hours long and we walk approximately a mile and a half. Parents, who know their children best, should assess whether a 2½ hour walking food tour is appropriate for their child’s attention span and stamina. All participants ages 4 and older are required to purchase a standard, full priced ticket. Children ages 3 and under can attend for free.

How much walking and standing is involved?
The tour covers approximately 1½ miles over a 2½ hour period. The tour is conducted at a relaxed pace and stops frequently. You will have the opportunity to sit down at most of the restaurants we visit. We still recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes because we will be on our feet most of the time.

What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies? Are there vegetarian options on the tour?
We can accommodate vegetarians. However, please let us know during your purchase if anyone in your party is vegan, gluten-free, lactose intolerant, has any dietary restrictions or food allergies. It is not always possible, but we will do our best to accommodate special dietary needs.

How much food is served?
We generally stop at 4 locations. Enough food is served to amount to a satisfying meal for most participants.

What types of food are served? What locations will we visit?
During this tour, you will have the chance to try amazing Mexican food from 4 local restaurants.

Are there any beverages included?
Two cocktails will be provided during the tour. In addition, you are welcome to purchase other alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages along the way. Just be sure to bring a valid government issued ID if you plan to participate in the alcoholic tastings.

What should I wear?
Since the tours go out rain or shine, we recommend wearing weather appropriate clothing. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, since we will be on our feet most of the time.

What should I bring?
If you plan to participate in the alcoholic tastings, please bring a valid government-issued ID for proof of age. It might also be a good idea to bring extra cash if you plan to purchase additional beverages. We also recommend bringing a camera to take photos of your experience!

When is the best time to take the tour?
We generally recommend taking the tour early during your stay in town to allow enough time to revisit some of your favorite stops later during your trip.

Do we only walk around and sample food?
This tour showcases the fine cuisine of San Diego and also gives you the inside scoop on local life! Learn about the history, architecture, and culture of Old Town while tasting delicious specialties from some of the most unique establishments in town.

Are bathrooms available along the tour route?
Restrooms will be available at the beginning and at the end of the tour. There is also the possibility for restroom stops at the corresponding tasting locations.

Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?
Yes, our tours are wheelchair and stroller accessible! There may be times where we are required to take a slight detour to accommodate, but we've never had an issue before.

Are cameras allowed?
Yes, cameras are permitted and we encourage taking photos!

Do your tours have anything to offer a local?
Absolutely! While you may be familiar with our route and some of the stops, you will have the opportunity to try new foods at the tasting locations and learn more about the establishments themselves. Also, as a local, you have the unique opportunity to re-visit the eateries we feature on the tour at your own leisure! This tour is an excellent way to entertain out-of-town guests, celebrate a special occasion, or do some team building.

Where does the tour finish?
The tour ends a few blocks away from the starting location and it will be very easy for you to walk back to the meeting location. Your tour guide will be more than happy to give directions back to the starting location or point you in the right direction for your next destination.

Is parking available near the meeting location?
There are a few parking garages within a block radius of the meeting location and street parking is available but limited. Please read all signs when looking for street parking to avoid getting ticketed. Specific parking details will be included in the meeting location directions after purchasing tickets.

Does the tour guide accept gratuities?
Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. While not required, gratuities are accepted and always appreciated by the tour guides.

Are tours only offered in English?
Yes, at the moment our tours are only offered in English. Interpreters are welcome to join the tour, but they will also need a standard, full priced ticket.

Can I shop during the tour?
We ask that you refrain from shopping during the tour, as it is important that we stay on schedule. We will, however, provide all the information necessary for you to return to your favorite spots once the tour is over.

Are dogs/pets allowed on the tour?
Since we will be entering various food establishments, and as a courtesy to the other guests on the tour, all pets, with the exception of trained service dogs, are prohibited on the tour.

Is smoking allowed on the tour?
Smoking is not allowed on any portion of the tour.