La Jolla Food Tour: Explore Culinary Culture
11 Ratings
San Diego
Embark on a culinary adventure in La Jolla with Foodie Footsteps Food Tours. Discover the vibrant food scene, indulge in delicious dishes, and immerse yourself in the local culture. Book your tour now!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 1216 Cave St - Embark on a culinary journey through San Diego’s La Jolla neighborhood and taste the best of the vibrant local cuisine while learning about the history and culture of the community. Our tour stops include:

La Dolce Vita - a cozy Italian restaurant that offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, along with delicious homemade pasta, pizza, and other traditional Italian dishes. A true hidden gem for a delicious meal and a glass of wine.

Brockton Villa - situated right on the beach, this historic cottage-turned-restaurant boasts stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and a delicious menu of classic California cuisine. Serving the world-famous Coast Toast and delicious cocktails.

Puesto - known for their gourmet tacos and creative cocktails, Puesto is a must-visit for any foodie in La Jolla. Their tacos are made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and innovative flavor combinations. Featuring refreshing margaritas.

La Jolla Cove - La Jolla Cove is a breathtaking natural wonder and a must-see stop on our food tour. This picturesque cove boasts crystal-clear waters, stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, and an abundance of wildlife, including sea lions, seals, and pelicans.

What's Included
  • Lunch
What's Not Included
  • Tour Guide Tip
Meal Options
  • Fresh Pasta Bolognese - Fresh Pasta Bolognese is a classic Italian pasta dish made with linguine, a long, thin, flat pasta, and a meaty Bolognese sauce.
  • Classic Coast Toast - World famous French toast, soufflé style, extra rich with a hint of orange.
  • Chicken Al Pastor - Crispy melted cheese, braised free range Jidori chicken, hibiscus & chipotle tinga, avocado, piña habanero pico
  • Drink Upgrade - Upgrade your experience with a selection of premium wine and signature cocktails.
Additional Information

Reserve your adventure with Foodie Footsteps Food Tours and explore the gastronomic and cultural charms of La Jolla in San Diego. Our tours are sure to leave you fulfilled – satiated with delectable food, enriched with knowledge about the thriving culinary culture, and unforgettable memories.

Our engaging tours are perfect for food enthusiasts, locals, or visitors desirous of a genuine exposure to the lively food culture of La Jolla.

Guided by experienced gourmands and residents with profound understanding of the city’s gastronomic scene, our tours take you through a gastronomic exploration in the city, acquainting you with standout local cuisine from high-end restaurants to charming local food joints. You’ll sample a range of scrumptious food, including both conventional dishes and innovative culinary wonders.

We’ve crafted our interactive tours to be enjoyable, captivating, and enlightening. Apart from relishing the food, you’ll learn about the region’s history, culture, and inspirations behind the cuisines. Seize the opportunity, reserve your tour today!

1216 Cave St
Cave Street
Meet your guide at the historic Congregational Church, 1216 Cave St, La Jolla, CA 92037. There are several parking garages in LJ. The least expensive and closest is the El Patio Building: 7946 Ivanhoe Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037. Wear comfy shoes and bring cash for your tour guide tip.
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
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Nov 12, 2023
La Jolla Food Tour - The food tour was excellent my guide was very knowledgeable and fun. I highly recommended the food tour and the guide - Jaime she was great…Tom P.
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Sep 6, 2023
A fabulous Monday afternoon - My niece and I had a wonderfully relaxing tour of La Jolla stopping in a few spots for delicious food. Our guide, Aingus (sp?) was superb. Relaxed, informative and fun! Highly recommend.
Review provided by Viator
Jul 1, 2023
Perfect way to enjoy La Jolla - What a perfect way to experience a bit of La Jolla. I was short on time and only had a few hours to spend in La Jolla. This tour included four stops at amazing little gems of restaurants, and along the way my guide talked about the neighborhood, the history, pointed out interesting sites, and suggestions for what to do after or on a future visit. I felt like I got a very well rounded introduction to the area. The food at all four stops was spot on. Absolutely delicious and well executed in charming locations. And I couldn’t have asked for a better guide. She was charming, gracious, and I enjoyed our conversations as much as the tour.
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Jun 28, 2023
TAKE THE TOUR - I don't normally write reviews but I had such an amazing tour with foodie foosteps I feel I have to! Truly a foodie experience (i.e. the food was delicious and plentiful). Our Guide, Laurie, led us to several fantastic restaurants where we sample their signature dishes along with a specialty cocktail. The homemade pasta, bread, and dipping sauce was my favorite (that paired great with the Chianti Reserva they served with it). The tour took us all over downtown La Jolla and into the La Jolla cove. Laurie gave us some history and showed us the area from a locals perspective. Could not recommend more if you like food and want a excellent tour of the town!!
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Jun 19, 2023
Amazing experience - Janine was so knowledgeable of the area an gave great recommendations! The food was outstanding and we got to see much of La Jolla along the way. Would recommend!
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Mar 13, 2023
Locals and visitors, this is a MUST when you are in La Jolla!!! - We are local, live in La Jolla and took a chance on trying this tour. We always end up at the same 2-3 restraunts and needed a little shake up in our routines. We had done a few food tours when traveling so thought why not?! Well, I can say that this was one of the BEST food tours we have ever been on. Laurie was an excellent guide, her knowledge of smaller DELICIOUS of the beaten path restraunts was very impressive! She added spice by adding locale history about a local architect Irving Gill, and tid bits about La Jolla history that is not written in books. I will definitely be a repeat customer when friends and family come to town!
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Mar 8, 2023
I highly recommend this tour. Five stars from me! - What a fund way to spend the day with friends and/or family! This is a must do! We learned fun historical facts about La Jolla while we strolled through the village and tasted yummy food at local restaurants. Make sure you come hungry! The restaurants are very generous with portions.
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Mar 8, 2023
Fantastic day in La Jolla - Come hungry Wear walking shoes Be ready to learn history of La Jolla and see it’s beauty Come alone or bring a group
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Mar 5, 2023
A Delicious Journey with Foodie Footsteps Food Tour - Shout out to Foodie Footsteps! What a fun way to spend a Sunday with friends! Beautiful walk, amazing food and hearing the unique history of La Jolla was the best. I highly recommend and can’t wait to go on another tour.
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Nov 25, 2023
LaJolla Food Tour - Walking down along the Cove and exploring the architecture as well as the delicious breakfast ( an elevated take on French toast).
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