Food Tour Costa Rican Farm to Table - Premium

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From $145.00

6 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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- You will experience the best of Costa Rican gastronomy in 4 different places.
- It is an innovative experience of Costa Rican cuisine where the chefs use their creativity to transform traditional recipes into contemporary, modern culinary creations.
- You will learn about the historical aspects of the neighborhood while walking to the next stop.
- Each dish is prepared with fresh products that are grown within the country. (Organic and farm to table)
- Our Tico chefs or managers will explain to you the concept of each local dish transformed into their own signature dish. Their challenge is to preserve the local gastronomy but to apply modern cooking techniques to take each recipe to a higher level!

We will visit 4 places:

1) Specialty coffee workshop

2) Delicious starters

3) Main dish specials

4) Unique mixology workshop

We work with small groups and the tours get full easily, if you do not find availability to book please contact us, we can open a new tour from 2+ people.

What's Included

1 hour coffee workshop - Costa Rican specialty coffee

6-course tasting menu

7 drinks

Alcoholic Beverages

Coffee and/or Tea

English-speaking guide

Mixology workshop

Private reservations in 4 restaurants


What's Not Included

Additional drinks or meals not mentioned in what's included section.


Hotel pickup and drop-off (available if requested, extra fee)

Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian/vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian/vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Foodie Tours Costa Rica
Minimum 2 Foodies (adult or youth) to book this private tour.

Meeting point at Latitud Los Yoses Tower in San Jose (At the lobby)

Here you will meet the guide and get ready to start enjoying delicious Food.

We work with small groups and the tours get full easily, if you do not find availability to book please contact us, we can open a new tour from 2+ people

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Paseo Gastronomico La Luz
We will walk to Escalante neighborhood and visit restaurants, coffee shops and bars in this area.

The tour starts at 12:00pm:
- First stop: 2 medium size starters, a drink and a digestive.
- Second stop: 1 starter + main dish + an artisan beer/wine or soft drink + dessert.
- Third stop: Coffee workshop + 3 coffee tastings + digestive + an appetizer.
- Fourth stop: Mixology workshop by mixologist (World Class Mixologists) + 1 cocktail made with local liqueur.

Digestives are small sweet cocktails, it has liqueur.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free


A great way to see San Jose through local's eyes
Huw O, 14-01-2019
If you pay too much attention to the guidebooks you might conclude that San Jose doesn't have as much of interest as other parts of Costa Rica. The locals are starting to find ways to get the opposite point across now - that San Jose is actually interesting, fun and sophisticated.

I joined Adriana on an evening tour to a few smaller, more boutiquey restaurants that I suspect are going to give Costa Rican cuisine a much higher profile in the coming years. She's a great host, fun, informative, but poised - she knows when to give detail and when to let you have a "foodie moment".

She's also on first name terms with anyone who is anyone on the San Jose food scene, which means doors open, introductions are made and you can find yourself discussing the latest food trends with a chef who would have Michelin stars if they worked in Europe.

If you find yourself with some spare time here then this is *the* tour to do in the capital.
Fantastic Foodie Tour
sboland22, 21-06-2022
Highly recommend this tour if you have 1/2 a day in San Jose. We booked the Premium Tour with transportation.
I was able to confirm with Adriana via text and she sent a car to pick us up. Driver arrived at exact pickup time we were told (2:30). We had a 15-20 minutes drive to the 1st stop, Cabra Negra, where we met our tour guide David.
David served as our translator but also a historian, avid bird watcher, and has a degree in forestry so was able to identify plants and trees we saw. He speaks Spanish and English fluently but also speaks Portuguese and French.
The coffee tasting at Cabra Negra included 3 different coffees prepared 3 different ways. We had an unexpected snack or homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese. The grilled cheese was the best we had ever eaten - with pesto mixed in with the Swiss cheese. We finished with a coffee cocktail made with cold brew, rum, and 7 up.
Next we went to a place for appetizers. I can’t recall name, but food was outstanding. We had 2 types of gallos on homemade tortillas. All ingredients home grown or locally sourced. We also had a house made kombucha and one of their own craft beers.
Next, was to 11.47 restaurant for a 3 course dinner. This was a finer dining interpretation of Costa Rican comfort foods.
Lastly , we want to Aquizotes for a cocktail … but here the bartender showed us how to make it and then let us behind the bar to make our own!
David then dropped us at the hotel after pointing out a few interesting buildings along the route. Trip lasted 7 hours and we were stuffed!
The stops are set up to be walking distances but due to heavy rain, David drove us from place to place.
A Foodies Dream!
D9018XTmelissam, 21-11-2021
We were only in San Jose for a short two days, and I am so happy that we spent one of those precious days on this incredible food tour! We just started our Costa Rica trip, but I already know this tour will be one of the main highlights of our trip! We had Oscar as our tour guide and he was so informative and fun to talk to. I told him at the end of our tour that it felt like we were eating with a friend, we all just got along so well! I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone taking this tour. My boyfriend is from France and I am from California, so Oscar being trilingual was super interesting! We did the tour in English due to my lack of French, but it’s very uncommon to find someone who can do a tour in 3 languages!!

We didn’t know what to expect going into the tour as it was booked through our travel agent. And boy was it the nicest surprise! We got to try some incredible local food, 6 dishes plus a dessert, lots of good wine, fresh fruit drinks, and a full tasting of some delicious Costa Rica coffee. I hadn’t heard much of Costa Rican food before, but after tasting all this incredible food today I feel like it should definitely be more known! Oscar was very helpful with translating anything in Spanish for us, and also just incredibly informative in general about all the local food and why it’s important in Costa Rica. We learned so much throughout our day. One of my favorite parts of the day was going to a cafe to test out local Costa Rica coffee and learn how exactly to prepare it on the finest level! So much attention to detail and expertise goes into making the perfect cup of coffee. It was so great to try out all the different roasts, we even got a lot of bags to take home - couldn’t resist!

I can confidently say that without this tour I would have no idea about this fine gastronomy restaurants or this neighborhood in general. I am sure most tourists have no idea about this area and would completely miss out on some of the best food Costa Rica has to offer. All in all, if I had any friends of family visiting San Jose I would 100% recommend this food tour! Such a great local experience, with local tour guides. I wish we could do it all again tomorrow!
If you are a Foodie or if just want to get more local "flavor" take this tour!
denisew892, 01-03-2022
This tour was amazing! I really can't say which part was the best. From arranging our tour on short notice (well done, Ariana), to our tour guide Oscar (felt more like a friend taking us around than a tour guide), to the amazing places we went (coffee, vegan and farm-to-table gourmet), everything was perfect. The highlights are: the most unexpected was the coffee tasting at Cabra Negra, who even knew that coffee could taste like lemon? Interesting and delicious. Then, vegan ceviche (with mango) at Arbol de Seda was so flavorful, we could eat it every day. Next, a truly remarkable dinner at 11.47 Restaurante, complete with wine pairings. And, to top it all off, we ended the night making our own personal cocktails, with the expert direction of bartender Valerie, at La Cova (a clandestine/speakeasy bar, which is located in the back of Agüizotes) from the local cacique (sugar cane-based liquor), along with our own ideas. Mine was cacique, 3 large slices of fresh cucumber, a fragrant slice of dehydrated lime and tonic water. It was so delicious, I brought 3 bottles of cacique home so everyone could share.

On a final note, my husband and I would never have been able to find these restaurants and bars on our own, so that alone was worth the price of the tour, but when you consider that you get an in-depth coffee tasting and a delicious rum and coffee drink, several vegan dishes, a 4 course farm-to-table experience with 2 perfectly paired glasses of wine, and a signature cocktail, plus the services of a guide and interpreter to navigate the whole way around the cool area of Barrio Escalanate, this tour may be the best value in San Jose.
FANTASTIC Farm to Table Tour
sashaniela, 13-04-2020
This tour blew us away, it was FANTASTIC! Adriana (tour guide/owner) was extremely responsive, very friendly and went above and beyond to guarantee I was able to enjoy the day at each stop with all of my food allergies. My group had a blast trying foods we’ve never encountered in the USA before. We LOVED all of the amazing fresh artisan food! Such creativity and detail was put into every single thing we had: vegetarian ceviche, pejibaye balls, chayote, grilled meats/fish, coffee, dessert of grilled plantain with turmeric ice cream with beer caramel, beers and wine just to name a few!

Foodie Tours of Costa Rica have done their homework to discover unique, diverse, off the beaten track places to really highlight the farm to table food scene of San Jose. Walking to each restaurant was cool to see the neighborhood or stop to have Adriana point out different plants or vegetables along the way. We would absolutely recommend this tour again and again. I look forward to seeing Adriana the next time I’m in Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

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