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Costa Rican Gastronomy

Farm to Table Essential Gastronomy Experience | Basic Tour

The Essential Gastronomy Experience Costa Rican food tour in San Jose's "Barrio Escalante" will take you into the heart of traditional Costa Rican cuisine. Each dish is prepared with fresh products sourced from ingredients grown within the country. We will explain the concept of each local dish, as well as the modern twist added to the country's food scene by each restaurant.


  • Minimum 2 People
  • Last minute? contact us anyway, sometimes we can do magic. (It depends on restaurant's availability and minimum 2 people)


Tour Description


At all the restaurants, and coffee shop, we will explain what goes into preparing the signature dishes and drinks hand-crafted. The guide will translate when necessary and will also comment curious information about the products.


The restaurants chosen for this tour embody a local food-sustainable concept and innovative approach to traditional Costa Rican cuisine. You will enjoy fresh, locally sourced organic greens and vegetables throughout the tour.


The tour includes only natural drinks, you can buy alcoholic beverages if you wish during the tour.  


This is a walking tour. Walking time between restaurants take less than 10 min.


The tour last 3,5 hours approx.


Please let us know in advance in case of food allergies, preferences or restrictions to make the adjustments. You will find a note box at the end of your booking process once we confirm your tour and send you a payment link.




Our Schedule:


Sundays at 12:00 or 15:00.

Saturdays at 12:00 or 15:00.

Week days at 15:00 Only. 


If you take a private tour we can check availability at a different schedule.


We will have 3 stops while we walk through Escalante neighborhood.


For 12:00 Tour:


  • First stop: 3 starters + a natural drink.
  • Second stop: 1 starter + main dish + soft drink + dessert.
  • Third stop: Coffee workshop (1 hour experience) + 3 coffee tastings + an appetizer.


For 15:00 tour:


  • First stop: Coffee workshop (1 hour experience) + 3 coffee tastings
  • Second stop: 3 starters + a natural drink.
  • Third stop: 1 starter + main dish + soft drink + dessert.


What is included?


  • 1 workshop (coffee)
  • 6-course tasting menu
  • 5 drinks 
  • English-speaking guide
  • Visit to 3 restaurants
  • Private reservations at each restaurant


What to bring?


  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Umbrella, if you see it is cloudy or during the rainy season.
  • Sunscreen
  • A small bag if you like to buy local products like coffee, or other gifts to take home.


Meeting point: Luz de Luna Hotel, in Escalante neighborhood, we will send you the address by email if necessary. 


We can provide transportation from your hotel for an extra fee.

Please contact us to book transportation.



Prices per person based on minimum 2 people, if you are 6+ people we can give you a group discount. (Doesn't apply for promotions)


This tour is just offered on private reservation, to book contact us or email us to: (We will check availability and confirm in less than 24 hours) For quick answer please use WhatsApp.


Last minute booking? Lets give it a try! If the guides and restaurants are available then we are good to go!


We are on WhatsApp: +506-8844-4301 (you can call or sms anytime)



We take payment via WeTravel secured platform:

US/CA/UK Bank Transfer (No Fee)

Credit card (2,9% fee) /AMEX (3,9%)



    1. All tours must be booked and paid at least 48 hours in advance. (We are flixible with this if we have last minute availability)
    2. If you cancel 24 hours or less before the tour, you will not be refunded. (We can schedule a different date or create a voucher open for 1 year)
    3. No show, will not be refunded.
    4. Last minute cancelations will not be refunded.
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