Guided tour

Monterey: Guided Walking Food Tour with Tastings

4.6 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Monterey Bay Food Tours

Monterey: Guided Walking Food Tour with Tastings

Activity provider: Monterey Bay Food Tours

From US$ 150 per person

Join Monterey’s first and only walking food tour experience and get a taste of local foods and drinks. Visit different food spots while learning local history and culture.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Get to know Monterey like a local
  • Explore the streets of downtown Monterey
  • Learn about some of California’s firsts in Monterey
  • Visit 5-6 different restaurants and food shops
Full description

Taste your way through Monterey’s restaurants and food spots along the side streets of downtown on this guided walking tour. Discover all the culture embedded here, from little bites to coffee on draft to Italian, Indian, and Greek food, just to name a few.

Follow alongside your guide down Monterey’s lively streets and get filled in on local history and culture, including some things even the locals hardly know.

Come to the tour hungry, as you’ll stop at 5 to 6 spots along the tour to taste a variety of foods and drinks, including wine and beer. You’ll quickly find there’s a lot more going on downtown than expected.

  • Informative walk through Old Monterey
  • All food and beverages (wine and beer included)
  • Guide tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Pink Harbor House at the entrance of the Old Fishermen's Wharf.

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Important information

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  • Tour routes range from 1 to 2 miles. Most areas are flat; any areas considered strenuous will be noted in the description
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

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We were in the Monterey area for the weekend. We'd never been to central California and decided to take a local food tour to get an idea of what the locals like to eat. We met our group in front of the pier at the Old Fishermans Wharf- easy to find. The small group was perfect and our guide was kind and enthusiastic. She was so lovely and energized, I'm sorry to have forgotten her name (former pharmacist from SF). Our guide knew her stuff and gave us a lot of historical tidbits about the area- very interesting! We were greeted with a small pastry from a local French bakery then made our way around the area to six restaurants. This is a walking tour so be prepared with good walking shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. Our guide was kind enough to bring and offer sunscreen. Don't be like us- use sunscreen, we ended up sunburnt. The locations were all unique and delicious, great variety, and definitely enough food to keep you full for the rest of the day. Foods included Italian, American, Greek,

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September 19, 2022

Our guide, Lika, was very friendly and made our tour interesting with lots of details about the places we visited. She greeted us with a morning pastry sample from a local bakery as we waited for our group to assemble. We proceeded to visit 4 restaurants, each unique and lively, and ready for us. The food samples included drinks of our choice (wine and beer). We sampled fish tacos, meatloaf with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy, curried potatoes, and lobster ravioli. Our last stop was an ice cream store featuring its original "Bees' Knees" flavor. There we were even treated to a tour of their production room! Everything was delicious!! I appreciated how Lika did not rush us and we had time to enjoy our food and drinks as well as getting to know our other tour members. It was a wonderful afternoon filled with discovery.

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September 12, 2022

The Monterey Food Tour was truly wonderful - relaxed but filled with information and LOTS of amazing food! Each stop was unique; our very helpful tour guide provided plenty of background before we arrived, so everyone knew about the venue's history and specialties. Perfect Monterey weather, too! We were especially pleased since the whole tour area was a part of Monterey we had never visited before - we will definitely be back again!

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July 30, 2022

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