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San Jose By Night Tour: Farm to Table Dinner & Cocktail Class
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San Jose By Night Tour: Farm to Table Dinner & Cocktail Class

By San Jose Urban Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Ages 12-76, max of 24 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Visit the Central Market ,Metallic Building, Spain Park for a fantastic view of the Yellow House
  • Walking like a local around the Historical Center and beautiful neighborhoods like Otoya and Amon
  • Special Dinner 4 course Tasting Menu at Farm to Table Concept at private home dining
  • Sangria, Craft beers made with Honey Basil Ale, Ginger, Vanella, Watermelon, Blackberry etc
  • Participate in making Tarrazu Coffee Cocktails Classes and Tasting
  • The food and the ingredients used are of a pre-Hispanic character that is they dont contain gluten
  • We use coconut , we have vegetarian option.
What's not included
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point.
  • Also not included are additional food and drink beyond what is specified.


Start:
  • Los Presentes, C. 4, San José, Paso De La Vaca, Costa Rica
    Between Avenue one and Central Avenue on street 4, we have the Central Bank of Costa Rica, in front of the main entrance we have a Monument with several small green people, this monument is known as the Monument de los Presentes, there is where the we will be waiting to start the tour.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 298743P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children under 12 years of age are not allowed on the tour
    • Dress code: casual
    • Safety Tips, San Jose is a big city like any other, it is a preventive measure to dont wear flashy jewelry
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

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

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 298743P4

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    • Fitformhawaii
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth the money and time
      This was an excellent tour with excellent good and interesting​sights. Our guide Dinora was so friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
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    • travelbudgetwithkay
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      Oscar was AMAZING!
      Oscar was AMAZING! Great tour of the city. Loved trying so many fruits, ceviche and tamal! Vegan options were given and accommodated! Thank you, Oscar! Highly recommend!
      Written June 15, 2024
    • derrickx2024
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      Just do it.
      Nice little excursion through the city and market. I enjoyed every minute of it. Not a lot of tours will utilize your time good. This tour was so enjoyable.
      Written June 12, 2024
    • susiee391
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good experience in San Jose
      The best experience we had in San Jose. The tour included history, sights of importance and of course a variety of food sampling. It was almost a 3 hour tour with lots of walking.
      Written June 11, 2024
    • bonitan117
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great foodie experience
      The tour was great - we were able to see and taste so many local fruits and food. The tour guides were excellent and shared so much knowledge of the region. If I could change anything - it would be great to have an opportunity to stop and purchase from the vendors in the market. Secondly, a little time for bio breaks would be great
      Written June 9, 2024
    • dblagrave
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      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Guide
      Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, he made the tour worthwhile. I’m comparing this to a food tour to one took in Thailand in which we went from restaurants to restaurant and was able to sit with the other people on the tour and enjoy a portion of what they offered. This guide took us to the Central market where we mainly had fruit. We ended up at the companies coffee shop where we were able to make empanadas which was fun. This was just not my idea of a food tour to experience the local cuisine.
      Written June 5, 2024
    • MMM1178
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth it
      This was a delightful tour. We tasted local fresh fruits (some that I’ve bet heard of), tamales, coffee, coconut water, and more! Highly recommend. Our tour guide was also ver my knowledgeable and kind
      Written June 4, 2024
    • judh2020
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great quick taste of San Jose
      Great way to spend an afternoon in San Jose! Got to see the local markets, learn a bit about the country, and try a bunch of tasty foods!
      Written May 29, 2024
    • coreya487
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to experience food and history of downtown SJO!
      We loved the mix of history and culinary experience. Getting to try so many incredible fruits in the Mercado Borbón was a highlight, as was the delicious and unusual flavor of the 'milk sorbet' at Lolo Mora in the Mercado Central--a must-try! Ending with a sit down meal of tamales, and making our own plantain 'dough' and cheese empanadas--with truly some of the best coffee I've ever had--was an excellent finale.
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    • claudiapF681AE
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Poor communication
      For female solo travelers - please ask for an additional form of contact when booking with this group as they will not check the chats in the app. I was running late and I messaged the tour guide through the app so they would be aware that I was coming. Before the event they sent me a picture of green men sculptures and I understood that as the place where we were meant to meet. I get to that spot a few minutes before 3:10PM (which was their cut off point) and I see a group there and I introduce myself and tell the guide I’m here for the tour. Then we start walking. About 20 minutes into this tour, the guide tells me goodbye and that his group was leaving for the next segment of the tour. I took my phone out and showed him my reservation and he said he already knew I wasn’t part of the group. So why take me along when I said I was here for a tour? He called the correct tour group and left a voicemail. He then told me that I had to stay put because it was highly possible that I could get kidnapped in that area. I sent an email to this tour group and continued to call them until they answered. The man said there was nothing that he could do and that I should try and find them myself. I said no I would not do that because I was already warned that this was not a safe place for me and asked if they could send somebody for me, he said no.They eventually sent me the information to my email but I had already left since I did not feel safe. Nowhere did it say that they would not be checking the messages in the app. This is not my first time using the app and I have never ran into a safety issue like this. Yes I should have asked more questions to the wrong tour guide but why did he take me along? If the correct tour guide would have checked my messages and responded to them this could have been avoided.
      Written May 23, 2024
    • Syreeta A
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Tour with various stops to taste authentic Costa Rican Food
      This tour was awesome! We tasted several authentic Costa Rican fruit, tamales, empanadas, ice cream, and coconut water.Dinora was our guide and she was very knowledgeable, patient, and accommodating. I would highly recommend this tour. We also toured the theatre, Catholic Church, monuments, and had a small coffee workshop. Touring the food markets and learning the history was definitely nice. I’m attaching several pictures
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    • K1757SNanitaa
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      Great Tour of Food and Drinks in San Jose!
      The food was amazing and it was great to experience the local markets and food. Our hosts were friendly and handled all our questions and needs.
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      Delicious bites and beautiful sites
      Fabulous tour through 2 markets. Lots of fruit tasting. Sorbet! Coconut water! Then walked by some historical parks and buildings. (Teatro National, Cathedral) Then learned about tamals, made empanadas and tasted Costa Rican coffee. Daniel was a terrific guide.
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    • angmsmith2022
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      Delicious walk through San Jose
      Daniel was a fantastic guide through downtown San Jose. I especially loved walking through the different markets, tasting different local produce, and meeting the farmers. Making empanadas and coffee at the last stop was fantastic. Highly recommend
      Written May 5, 2024
    • Rjgt79
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      Interactive (and tasty) intro to San Jose
      This is a great tour to introduce you to downtown San Jose. It was fun and interactive way to learn about some of the history of Costa Rica while enjoying the local treats! Dynora was knowledgeable and open to answering questions- good luck with the rest of your studies!
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    Rei
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022
    This night walking tour combines 2 hours of touring on foot with a 2 hour dinner with the group. The tour leader was knowledgeable about the history of statues and buildings in the center of San Jose. It would have been hard to find all of these places by myself. Since I was on a solo trip, I felt safe to be with the group and go to the areas that the tour guide chose. Also it was nice to talk with the people in the group and with the tour guide while walking. The conversation over dinner was pleasant, too. The dinner was way beyond my expectation. It was one of the top restaurants in San Jose. I loved different kinds of chips, sauces, and all the dishes. The sangria was not only authentic (featuring a cinnamon stick), but it was the best sangria I ever had in my life. In fact I went back to the restaurant on my last day in San Jose. I also went back the Central Mercado and had lunch there. I highly recommend the walking tour and the restaurant.
    Written April 6, 2022
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    Hello what a nice review , and so glad you enjoy the experience and thank you to support a local owned company
    Written April 7, 2022
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    Elaine Li
    Arlington, VA49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Solo
    This tour gave me a glimpse of what true Costa Rican hospitality is all about. Most Ticos I have encountered this trip are so studious, crafty, and wise yet so humble and warm. Eric, Angel, and other members of Urban tours included of course! The highlight of this tour is the prix fixe dinner prepared in a private kitchen, farm to table concept, featuring a healthy and delicious 3 course meal and dessert, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages made from locally sourced fresh ingredients. The intimate setting of this private kitchen allows for interesting conversations to happen naturally with other tourists from all over the world who are just as curious as you are!
    Written April 1, 2023
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    Hello, nice comments from all our team, thank you very much
    Written April 2, 2023
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    Beach Betta Have My Sunny
    New York City, NY7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021
    My sister and I arrived to San Jose the afternoon of 10/7, so this tour fir perfectly with our schedule. We were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour that evening. The lovely Gladys was our guide for the evening and she was amazing! She kept us at a good, safe walking pace and was very careful with traffic/street crossings.

    I feel like we got a crash course history lesson! Gladys' knowledge and detailed presentation kept us hanging on her every word and asking questions. It rained during much of our stroll but it affected very little for us and she rolled with the punches. The spots she took us to for snacks and coffee were all DELICIOUS! So much so that we actually went back to the coffee roaster she introduced us to, on our last night in San Jose, and bought some to take back home with us.

    The night ended with a delicious meal at an awesome restaurant
    Written October 19, 2021
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    Hello we are so Glad you had a good time. and thank you to support local own companies Thanks from San Jose Urban Tours
    Written October 23, 2021
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    Crystal C
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The meeting place was very easy to find and Daniel was very informative about the history of San Jose, CR. Daniel was also great in catering to vegetarians & gluten free diets within short notice. He walked us through a popular market that I would’ve otherwise skipped, and we sampled the best native snacks! After touring the beautiful parts of San Jose, we were brought to a coffee shop and sampled native mixed coffee drinks, which were delicious! To finish the night, we were cooked great food (appetizer, drinks, entree, and dessert) at a nice welcoming home and enjoyed a table full of other travelers, laughs, and fun. Highly recommend this amazing tour— it is a hidden gem. If you don’t want to worry about getting lost and want to just explore the best of the best in San Jose, this is it!!
    Written July 12, 2023
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    Hello, is good to know that you had a good time with the San Jose by night tour, it is a tour focused on culture and history through its flavors, we made a very important change in the tour, it is to use a beautiful old house in the historic site from the city for the farm to table type dinner, drinks such as craft beers are specially chosen for the menu as well as sangria made with berries from the forest a cozy place, thank you very much for taking the tour with us Best Regard
    Written July 12, 2023
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    Zoya D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    We had the pleasure of having Angel as our tour guide. He was extremely kind and informative. We got to try amazing traditional Costa Rican food as well as looking at many famous Costa Rican landmarks. Would highly recommend if you want a good tour of the city and learn about this country’s history while having cocktails and making great memories.
    Written August 16, 2023
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    Hello, is good to know that you had a good time with the San Jose by night tour, it is a tour focused on culture and history through its flavors, we made a very important change in the tour, it is to use a beautiful old house in the historic site from the city for the farm to table type dinner, drinks such as craft beers are specially chosen for the menu as well as sangria made with berries from the forest a cozy place, thank you very much for taking the tour with us Best Regard
    Written August 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    kaz131413
    Bristol, PA109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021
    I took two different tours in San Jose with Costa Rica Green adventures. One was a walking tour with dinner and the other was the cooking class. The service and tour guides (gladys and eric) were excellent! They answered all my questions about the city and history and taught me lots of information about san jose and the costa rican people. They made the experiences so much fun and for the cooking tour we did it "the local way" and I have receipes and pictures to recreate the dishes when I want at home. Highly recommend these tours!
    Written April 6, 2021
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    Hello and I am glad you had a good time with us, actually I have to send you the photos during our cooking class. Thanks Eric
    Written April 8, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Josh R
    Smyrna, GA71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More a tour + local dinner than cooking class. Our guide Angel was amazing. He was very knowledgeable, personable, and passionate about Costa Rican history. We were able to stop by a local coffee shop to taste coffee from a local plantation. The food and drinks were delicious and I recommend this tour as the first thing you do when in San Jose so you can get acquainted with the city as well as have potential tourists to connect with while visiting.
    Written April 22, 2024
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on our farm-to-table dinner tour! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the experience, from the coffee cocktail classes to the visits to markets and historical sites. It's our pleasure to offer a journey through the flavors and history of pre-Hispanic food, and we're delighted that you found it memorable. Your feedback means the world to us, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another culinary adventure!"
    Written April 23, 2024
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    Melissa B
    Nacogdoches66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    Our party of four took this personalized tour on March 2. It was a great value. Tour guide Daniel took us through the Central Market describing for us things we would never know or notice if we just walked through on our own. He then gave us a walking tour of downtown San Jose presenting facts about CR history in an engaging way and giving us a great layout of the city. My favorite spots on the tour were the National Theater and the several beautiful downtown parks. Before arriving at our dinner destination, we stopped in at an organic coffee shop where he made us a flaming coffee liqueur drink. Fun.

    Dinner was a four course affair that included excellent traditional dishes and three “typical” Costa Rican drinks, all served and explained to us by co-owners Eric and chef Angel. They made us feel like honored guests. Thanks so much guys for this great experience—and also for waiting outside for us until our rides arrived. It was a memorable evening.
    Written March 3, 2023
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    Hello, I'm glad you had a good time on the tour, we have redesigned the tour, to a Farm to Table concept, where we have the opportunity to help more people in the market and the concept of a secret restaurant makes it more interesting.
    Written March 8, 2023
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    Stephen427
    Toronto, Canada8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    Had a tremendous tour by Angel who’s very knowledgeable about the history of San Jose and Costa Rica, and is very passionate about sharing that. Highlights included the National Theatre and the very interesting Mercado Central. But is was a food tour and the gourmet dinner at a really interesting and intriguing restaurant was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend both this tour and Angel as your guide.
    Written May 16, 2022
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    Hello and thank you very much for your opinion and I'm glad you had a good time.
    Written May 17, 2022
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    Eli G
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I didn't know exactly what to expect with this tour but I am very glad I booked it. We saw city landmarks, learned about the history of the city and its different buildings and monuments. We also learned about how different parts of the city operate. We went to the Theater and were taken throughout the Central Market. Visited a coffee shop where we got special drinks made for us. And at the end we had 3 course meal with drinks and continued to learn about the gastronomy and the culture of San Jose. The tour guide was very hospitable and very knowledgeable, and gave the group a great time.
    Written March 6, 2023
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    Hello, how nice to see that you had a good time during the tour, for us as a team from those in the market to the coffee shop, we strive to make every moment and activity of the tour the most pleasant and delicious and a great learning about our culture and history, through its flavors, thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion, thank you very much for your support. Greetings
    Written March 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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