South Beach: Multicultural Food Tasting Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
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We really enjoyed this tour, and our guide Gina was very good and enjoyable to be with for the 2-3 hour tour. It's a walking tour, but it's very easy walking, punctuated by frequent stops and opportunities to sit down. The tour was a good chance for us to see South Beach, as we were first timers to the area. So we enjoyed the historic architecture and the beachy ambience. Of course this is a culinary tour, so food and drink are involved. And to that point, our initial meeting place was a restaurant where we all introduced ourselves (around 12-15 people on our tour as I recall), and enjoyed a popular drink from Colombia (a most interesting combo of beer and orange cream soda - quite better than what you might think), as well as a Colombian inspired empanada, and the most amazing ceviche we've ever had, which was said to be a Peruvian preparation. We made three more stops for food, and keep in mind these are all what you would think of as apps or small plates, and a gelato dessert stop.
We do culinary/architectural tours in most major cities that we visit for the first time because we love local culture and food! Mirka did NOT disappoint! As we strolled down the fabulous Washington, Collins, and Ocean Streets of Miami Beach...we were introduced to several types of cuisine (all extremely interesting and flavorful), aquainted with the history of art deco architecture (facinating!) and all by a knowledgeable, personality plus, "cute as a button", Argentinian guide named Mirka...a Miami native, whose love and special perspective for the city was evident. Every minute was entertaining, every minute was educational, every minute was enjoyable...we will do it again next time we visit Miami.
We had a great experience! Our guide was wonderful!! He was very knowledgeable and thorough! The restaurants were all local and family owned and the food was delicious! The Cuban coffee at the first stop, David’s Cafe was the BEST!! There were three of us on the tour and we had lots of pictures taken of us. We got to walk all of the destinations we were looking for during our visit to Miami South Beach!! A great way to spend the evening!! 5+ stars!!!!
We got to South Beach, checked in to our hotel, and immediately started the food tour. We went to 6 restaurants for portions ranging from very small to way too much to eat. Cuisines ranged from Columbian to Cuban, to European (French), and Italian. Wonderful way to start a vacation in South Beach!!
My girlfriend and I toured with Faruk and he was a beyond fantastic. Not only was he informative, but also he was he was connected with the group. Faruk was also enthusiastic about the tour, which made it feel personal. Great guy and wish we could have spent more time with him.