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Discover the Costa Rican Farm to Table Essential Gastronomy Experience: The Best Food Tour in San Jose

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Welcome to the Costa Rican Foodie Tour Essential Gastronomy Experience, a delightful culinary adventure nestled in the vibrant "Barrio Escalante" of San Jose. If you're a food enthusiast seeking to dive into traditional Costa Rican cuisine with a modern twist, this tour is your golden ticket. Designed to entertain, educate, and tantalize your taste buds, this food tour is a must-do for anyone visiting San Jose. In this article, we'll take you on a virtual journey through the tour's highlights, explaining why it stands out as one of the top things to do in San Jose, Costa Rica.

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A Taste of Tradition with a Modern Flair

Imagine walking through the picturesque streets of Barrio Escalante, known for its charming cafes and innovative restaurants. The Costa Rican Essential Gastronomy Experience immerses you in the heart of this culinary hub, where every dish tells a story. Each restaurant on this tour uses fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to craft dishes that reflect the rich culinary heritage of Costa Rica, with a modern twist that adds a unique flair to traditional flavors.

Meet the Culinary Artisans

At each stop, you'll be greeted by the chef, manager, or owner, who will share the secrets behind their signature dishes and handcrafted drinks. Whether it's a flavorful starter, a hearty main course, or a refreshing natural beverage, you'll learn about the meticulous preparation and the passion that goes into each creation. Your guide, fluent in English, will translate when necessary, ensuring you don't miss a single detail.

Sustainably Delicious

The restaurants selected for this tour are not only culinary innovators but also champions of sustainability. They focus on using organic greens and vegetables grown within Costa Rica, ensuring that every bite is as fresh and eco-friendly as possible. This commitment to local sourcing not only supports the community but also guarantees a dining experience that's both delicious and sustainable.

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An Interactive Coffee Workshop

One of the tour's highlights is an engaging coffee workshop where you'll delve into the world of Costa Rican specialty coffee. This one-hour experience includes four coffee tastings and an appetizer, offering a deep dive into the flavors and techniques that make Costa Rican coffee world-renowned. It's a perfect opportunity for coffee lovers to expand their knowledge and appreciation of this beloved beverage.

Walking Food Tour Through Escalante

This is a walking tour, with leisurely strolls between the restaurants taking less than ten minutes. As you walk, you'll soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Escalante, known for its artistic vibe and trendy spots. The entire tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours, providing ample time to savor each dish and enjoy the journey without feeling rushed.

Flexible Schedule and Private Reservations

The tour is available on weekends 12:00 PM or 3:00 PM, and weekdays at 3:00 PM. Private tours can also be arranged at different times upon request, offering flexibility to fit your schedule. With three carefully curated stops, the tour ensures a comprehensive tasting experience:

  • 12:00 PM Tour:

  • First stop: 3 starters + a natural drink

  • Second stop: 1 starter + main dish + soft drink + dessert

  • Third stop: Coffee workshop + 4 coffee tastings + an appetizer

  • 3:00 PM Tour:

  • First stop: Coffee workshop + 4 coffee tastings + appetizer

  • Second stop: 3 starters + a natural drink

  • Third stop: 1 starter + main dish + soft drink + dessert

What’s Included?

The Costa Rican Food Tour Essential Gastronomy Experience includes:

  • 1 coffee workshop

  • A 6-course tasting menu

  • 6 drinks

  • An English-speaking guide

  • Visits to 3 restaurants with private reservations

  • Personalized attention

Practical Information

  • Meeting Point: Luz de Luna Hotel in the Escalante neighborhood (address provided by email if necessary).

  • What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, an umbrella if it's cloudy or during the rainy season, and sunscreen.

  • Reservations: The tour requires a minimum of 2 people. Discounts are available for groups of 5 or more (not applicable to promotions). For last-minute bookings, contact us, and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Contact and Booking your Food in Tour San Jose

To book your spot, contact us or email us at We aim to confirm availability within 24 hours. For urgent inquiries or last-minute bookings, reach us on WhatsApp at +506-8844-4301. Payment can be made via the WeTravel secured platform, with options for US/CA/UK bank transfers (no fee) and credit card payments (fees apply).

The Costa Rican Foodie Tours Farm to Table Essential Gastronomy Experience is not just a food tour; it's a culinary journey that captures the essence of Costa Rica's rich food culture. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this tour promises an unforgettable exploration of flavors, sustainability, and tradition. If you like to pair your meals with wine, beer or cocktails, and would love to end your Foodie Tour experience with a Mixology workshop you can select our Foodie Tour Farm to Table Premium Experience.

As per June Foodie Tour Value: Foodie Tour Essencial $135 per person and Foodie Tour Premium $155 per person.

Join us in Barrio Escalante and discover why this tour is among the best things to do in San Jose, Costa Rica. Bon appétit!

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Foodie Tours Costa Rica is a duly registered company in Costa Rica, conducting operations in compliance with all legal requirements and possessing the necessary permits and insurance coverage. The company has obtained certification from the municipal authorities of SJO and is affiliated with the registry of small and medium-sized enterprises (PYME).

It is important to exercise caution regarding unlicensed tour operators in San Jose; all legitimate businesses should be capable of demonstrating and verifying their legal status. Travel securely!


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