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Tastes of San Jose - Small Group foodie & historic walk by Carpe Chepe provided by Carpe Chepe

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Tastes of San Jose - Small Group foodie & historic walk by Carpe Chepe

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This is a small-group gastronomic experience of our country and our city. Our groups are of 8ppl max. to ensure a personalized attention. We'll walk through the gastronomic district of San Jose Costa Rica, sharing with you not only the history of the neighborhood and it's architecture but also visiting the places that are pushing the envelope on the local gastronomy and/or rescuing our gastronomic heritage. We'll visit three restaurants and sample their flagship dishes as we talk about the different periods on the costarican cuisine.
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    The gastronomic offer of San José is growing wider and more complex, able to please even the most demanding foodie. In this tour we'll explore and discover what Barrio Escalante, the gastronomic district of the city, has to offer. Once you meet our guide, we'll share with you three of the best restaurants in the city, sampling their flagship dishes and talk about local ingredients. We'll also talk about the different periods on the costarican gastronomy, and from one restaurant to the next, share with you the history of the neighborhood.
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Barrio Escalante
Barrio Escalante, San José, Costa Rica
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Departure Point
Carpe Chepe San Jose Tours, Avenida 1, Calles 19 y 21, El Carmen, San José, 10101, Costa Rica
Return Details
Barrio Escalante, San José, Costa Rica
  • Visit to 3 different bars and restaurants
  • Food tasting of flagship dishes
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (If you choose that option)
  • Historical guided walk
  • Extra Food and Drinks (Unless Specified)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brandon L wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco, California3 contributions
I had an evening in San Jose and didn't know what to do, and this tour was a great evening activity for a solo traveler. We went to a few local places, the food portions were decent, and our guide was super sweet (Ami) I think the price was worth it, seems to be in line if not a
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from CarpeChepe, Marketing at Tastes of San Jose - Small Group foodie & historic walk by Carpe Chepe
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Thank you for giving us the opportunity of sharing our city and gastronomy with you! :) It's always a pleasure. Welcome back anytime!
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J-$ wrote a review Dec 2019
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We took a walking food tour last night with Ama. He was a terrific tour guide who shared a lot of insight and humor with us. The food stops were unique, authentic Costa Rican, and delicious! The tour completely exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend Carpe Chepe!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from AlejandraLopezCha, Marketing at Tastes of San Jose - Small Group foodie & historic walk by Carpe Chepe
Responded 7 Dec 2019
Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with other travelers and for supporting the local economy through our tours :) It was a pleasure to show you our city!
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Cory S wrote a review May 2019
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In the month of December 2018, I visited the Carpe Sabor tour with Amaral. It was quite the treat as I learned a little history about Central America as it relates to Costa Rica. Next up we checked out several amazing eatery spots in Escalante in San Jose, one spot in particular
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Date of experience: December 2018
Response from CarpeChepe, Owner at Tastes of San Jose - Small Group foodie & historic walk by Carpe Chepe
Responded 9 Jun 2019
Thanks for sharing your experience with other travelers Cory. We're really happy you had a good time in our tour and also some good stories to tell back home about our city. Pura vida
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By: Carpe Chepe
Pub Crawl
We had the best time and our guides were amazing. Thank Daniel, Amanda and Rachel for being wonderful and sharing y
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Guide is so knowledgeable!
My boyfriend and I did this tour on our first day in SJO. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and detailed when it
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Corinna B
San José vive!
We’ve been on the free walking tour with Ama and has a really good time. The tour is perfekt to get a overview of t
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You have to do this! Best way to go out!
This is nothing like the touristy pub crawls you know, it's made & run by locals and you will visit local bars & pa
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Best free walking tour
One of the best free walking tours I have ever been on! Super thorough, and even continued the tour after it was su
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OMG.... THIS IS A MUST!!!!!! I’ve never done anything like this before... This was so much fun. At first, I thought
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Free walking tour
Our small group joined the carpe chepe free waking tour of San Jose from outside the National Theatre. This was on
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Christopher J
City tour
Awesome the tour was very informative and the guides were great very nice and answered all questions. I say it’s a
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Good view of market and various fruits that we are not familiar with.
We did this tour as we only had 1 day in SJO. There is not a ton of things to see - city if very spread out and
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Bar crawl
Fun and exciting! Our guide took his time to explain some history of Costa Rica while we enjoyed some shots and coc
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Awesome tours of San Jose!
We did two tours with Carpe Chepe, the Free Walking tour and the Craft Beer tour and both were fantastic! Iva was o
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A Must do for Beer Lovers
We were happy to find Carpe Chepe to show us around San Jose. We booked a same day tour and David was the guide. We
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Really enjoyed
I didnt know anything about San Jose's history and all I've heard was that there was not much to do/see from a tour
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Awesome time
We booked the market tour for the same day, luckily they confirmed right away. Our tour guide was Ama (Amaral) and
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Great intro to San Jose
Great way to start your visit to the city of San Jose. AMA was extremely informative. Walked to places we would n
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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