Tequila, Tacos, and Tombstones combine food and history into 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 with different types of tequila 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.
Cafe Coyote: This Old Town staple is famous for their hand made flour tortillas that will have anyone salivating at the smell of them. Taste their popular carnitas tacos and their house margarita on the tour.
Tequila Factory: Perched up on a hill, this restaurant provides incredible views of Old Town and the San Diego Bay. Enjoy a talk about tequila and its origins, and taste a unique tequila brand as a shot paired with an unconventional fruit. You will also be served a fish taco to enjoy as you take in the view from the patio.
The Alamo: The Alamo will bring you back to the days when Mexican land became part of the U.S., cultures combined, and people came together for success. Taste a signature Mexican-American dish that started in San Diego, and is now a staple when it comes to our idea of Mexican food.
Old Town Jerky and Root Beer: Some of the best jerky and root beer are sold at this fun novelty store. Taste alligator or ostrich jerky, and travel back in time with a signature root beer float for dessert!