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Authenic Puerto Rican Food Tasting Cooking Lesson (Volunteer Option Available)

San Juan, Caribbean

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icon4 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Good for avoiding crowds


Don’t leave sampling the best of San Juan’s classic cuisine to chance, ensure you pleasure your palate on this half-day food tour. Ideal for food lovers, this excursion showcases the best of San Juan’s casual culinary scene: feast on snacks from more than 60 different kiosks in Los Pionones and spend free time relaxing on Luquillo Beach. Snacks and bottled water will be provided and the best part is you eat what you cook.
  • Ideal for food lovers wanting to sample authentic Puerto Rican cuisine
  • Choose to purchase street food from more than 60 kiosks in Los Pinones
  • Relax on the white sands of Luquillo Beach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • Food samples are included
Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

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Traveler pickup is offered
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  • San Juan Cruise Port Terminal, Calle Marina, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

Your tour begins with pickup from your San Juan hotel. After boarding an air-conditioned vehicle, you’ll head straight for the food markets of La Placita de Santurce. On your visit, you will get to learn and taste some of our delicious treats such as quenepas, papaya, apple bananas, sweet pineapples, plantains, and more. 

The second stop is just a few steps away from Isla Verde, Los Pinones kiosks where more than 60 stalls exude tempting aromas, here you will learn how to create dishes such as alcapurria, pastellios, and mofongo.

After lunch, choose between relaxing on the white sands of the nearby Luquillo Beach after Los Pinones’ arrays of stalls sell everything from crisp fritters and fresh seafood to Italian-inspired pasta dishes or returning back to your hotel.
Stop At:  
On this tour you will get to explore some of the Afro-Latino Caribbean culture in the town of Loiza. Here you will taste some of the most delicious infused cuisine in the Caribbean.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Placita de Santurce
Here we will visit a local farmers market to learn about some of our islands locally grown and used ingridents as well as purchase ingridents that we will use to cook later on in the day.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Real PR Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Authenic Puerto Rican Food Tasting Cooking Lesson (Volunteer Option Available)?
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "The tour started an hour late and instead of being a 4-6 hour tour, it was 2 hours and 20 minutes." See review


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Not as described
, Jan 2020
This tour wasn't really what we were expecting. Our guide was friendly and personable, most of the food we ate was delicious, and Los Pinones was a cool place we wouldn't have seen otherwise. However, a lot was off. First, we received no response to our attempts to communicate until 14 minutes before the tour was supposed to start, so we were wondering if it was even happening. The text we received asked if we were still interested, even though we'd already paid. The tour started an hour late and instead of being a 4-6 hour tour, it was 2 hours and 20 minutes. Granted, some of that was because we couldn't go to the beach due to a high surf. In Los Pinones we went to exactly one food stall, not 60; we didn't even walk around. We were hoping to get an idea of what and maybe where to eat for the rest of our trip, trying small pieces of different things. We ate the entirety of three things and a couple of fruits. It wasn't a bad experience, but certainly not what we paid for.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi good morning, Iet me first apologize for the communication issues. I’m not sure if you’re aware of the on going earthquakes here on the island but it has caused a very unreliable communication system here in the island, but someone should of had reached out to you at least 24hrs prior. Also I think that there was a little misunderstanding regarding the tour that you choose. The tour that was chosen was the half day food tour w/beach clean up. Which consists of a local farmers market, cooking & tasting in Pinones and the 40 min beach clean up..and with the weather being very bad the volunteering was not an option. This tour is generally should be 3.5-4hours long. Our tour the that is up to 6 hours with the 60 different kiosks would be a full day tour. So I’ll make sure to specify that a little more clearer on our ad. We truly do appreciate you’re honest feedback so we can make the necessary changes. Thank you again for your input.

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