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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I purchased a tour for myself and my wife for her birthday and couldn’t have been more pleased! It was great to taste food from really great, fun local restaurants and shops. Our tour guide Sabrina was phenomenal and had a ton of great local info to share in Pasadena too!

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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

To begin, happiest birthday to your wife, and we hope that all of her wishes come true! Thank you so much for choosing our tour to celebrate, we are always honored to be included in such special occasions! We love that you enjoyed everything that we too love, about Old Pasadena and it warms our hearts to know how pleased you were. We love Sabrina too ;) and we'll share your comments with her, we very much appreciate all of your kind words!

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Reviewed October 9, 2018

On Saturday with Nick, we met a small group of fun, travelers. We went to places in East LA, that we would never have been to. The authentic, beautiful food, the food market and the mole ....wowsers. The goat taco and the pupusa were incredible. If you want to experience L.A as you never have this is the best way to do it.

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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

What lovely, kind words! We are so appreciative of your coming all the way from New Zealand to be our guest, and to explore this very special neighborhood with us, thank you. We hope that other travelers heed your advice ~ on behalf of Nick, we are so very proud and honored to share these treasures in our city with guests like you!

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

As a native Angeleno myself, I was so impressed with Lisa’s knowledge of Farmer’s Market. Such fascinating info and yummy food. My six friends and I had a blast. I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves hometown history and eating. Thank you, Lisa and Melting Pot Tours. Looking forward to the Old Pasadena tour with Kathy.

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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for coming out to enjoy our tour and for posting this very kind review! Our tours are in fact designed to inspire an appreciation of the myriad of flavors that shine in our great city, and we love that you had such a positive experience of that! We look forward to welcoming you on another tour again soon in Pasadena, and Lisa will really love your compliments, thank you!

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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Excellent food. And the guides were fantastic. They had many fun facts about the places we visited as well as the area of LA we were touring.

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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thank you for enjoying our Latin Flavors tour and for posting this very kind review! We hope you will tour with us again soon, we're waiting to welcome you.

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

My family and I had a delightful time today exploring the history and culinary landmarks of East LA.

Our small group (our party plus one other couple) met at a convenient location near to the restaurants and local destinations we explored. Our fantastic guide, Andrew Carter, walked us through the neighborhood, providing an engaging introduction to the rich history and changes of Boyle Heights and East LA over the last century and a half.

We visited a wide variety of neighborhood gems woven into the fabric of this community, from the bakery that introduced the churro to LA to the region's first tortilla factory (with a fascinating look behind the scenes). All along the way, we enjoyed unique tastes that were without exception delicious.

This whole experience was made all that much better by our guide Andrew Carter, whose warmth, humor, and deep local knowledge made the time fly by. Thanks for an incredible tour. We hope to join one of Melting Pot Food Tours' other excursions before long.

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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you for coming out to explore our East LA Latin Flavors Tour and for posting this very kind review, we are so touched by your lovely words! We love that you had such a positive and delicious experience in this corner of our world, that means so very much to us. We will share your compliments with Andrew, we agree that he does a fantastic job sharing the pearls in this neighborhood. We so look forward to welcoming you and yours for another tour very soon!

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

I organized a tour for 35 Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics teacher with Melting Pot for the second time in conjunction with our yearly conference. The reviews were amazing. They learned so much that they can take back to their classrooms, tasted delicious foods, and had an all round good time. There were 3 groups led by Diane, Barbara and Andres. All of the guides were very knowledgeable, professional, approachable and fun. I highly recomment Melting Pot Food tours.

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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you so very much for booking a tour with us for this second time! It was our pure joy and pleasure to host these fantastic 35 guests, they were as perfect as they come and we certainly had as much fun as they did. Thank you for these very kind words and for recommending us, we're very appreciative and hope to welcome your group back next year!

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

My friend an I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and lunch in the patio that included tapas, paella, wine & dessert as well as soft drinks and water. We were also able to bring our own olive oil bottles to be filled, and we were able to shop for Spanish foods & products. The owner of La Espanola Meats was very interesting and personable.

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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for exploring La Espanola Meats with us, and for posting these very kind words. We love that you got to have such a special experience and we hope you will return to visit Alex and this treasure trove over and again!

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Reviewed June 23, 2018

Excellent tour of meat processing facility, followed by delicious lunch of authentic Spanish food & option to shop in unique market. Many products imported from Europe. Alex of La Espanola & Diane from Melting Pot Food Tours are personable and customer service oriented.

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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for enjoying our La Espanola event and for posting this very kind review! Now that you know that this little-known secret is here, we hope you will visit over and again!

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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I, along with another couple, did the tour this morning. Our tour guide Andrew was fun, knowledgeable and entertaining. Great information and terrific food samples from across the variety of the Market.

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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for exploring our Market tour and for your very kind words. We hope you will return to the Market in the future and even try out another of our tours, we'll be waiting to welcome you!

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This all started with three childhood friends wanting to get together for a fun weekend. We found out about the tour through Westways magazine. OMG, if you want an eclectic and fun adventure, look no further! Barbara, our tour guide, was phenomenal in every way. She was very welcoming and made the tour very enjoyable and a whole lot of fun! Her knowledge of Old Pasadena history was very extensive, as well as her detailed knowledge about each business we visited. We loved the tour's focus on and support of small, independent, family-owned businesses. Besides the great restaurants, the tour also featured shops specailizing in: wine, soapmaking, tea, handmade ice cream, and olive oil and vinegar. The food portions were very generous and discounts were offered at most of the shops. I can't say enough good things about this tour. We'll definately be spreading the word! Thank you Barbara for helping three lifelong friends create some special memories--you rock! (lol).

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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

We are just as excited as you are about our tour, to respond to this uber-kind review!! Thank you for sharing your very positive experience in Old Pasadena, and for such kind compliments about Barbara. We agree that she is fantastic and I'm so happy she was a big part of your time together as friends on this special journey! We hope that you'll return to Old Pasadena if possible, to return to these amazing places. Thank you for your profound appreciation for what we do, and for being our perfect guests. We really hope you'll tour with us again soon!

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