The Best San Jose Mexi – Food Walking Tour

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  This tour was so fun! Rose was so down to earth and is so knowledgeable about the history of san jose. The food choices were amazing & the Mezcal was a good way to end the tour. Mexican food and tequila is always a good combination. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore San Jose. Thank you Rose and Rosalie :)

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San Jose is the heart of Silicon Valley, and our town produces more than high tech gadgets. San Jose offers excellent Mexican cuisine, a rich history and vibrant Latino art scene.

Welcome to the first Mexican tasting & art walking tour in downtown san José.

The tour explores San José historic restaurant row, landmarks, and introduction to the vibrant contemporary art scene.

We will share the fascinating history of downtown san José, and how regional Mexican traditions flavors are celebrated and evolved to California fresh modern flavors.

We will begin at San Pedro Square Street; we will experience early California days. The tour will visit traditional taqueria, foods that are “Mexicana comida tipica”, California fresh gourmet tacos, and regional Mexican flavors, but let’s not forget tasty drinks. The tour will end at San Pedro Square, with specially prepared 408 East Side ice cream.

Tour Facts
  • 3-hour walking tour all in downtown San Jose historic district
  • 5 stops with tastings at each (enough food for lunch/dinner!)
  • 3 historic landmark stops
  • Friday/Saturday/Sundays 2pm year-round
  • Flat route, less than 1 mile long, with time to sit
  • Tour limited to 12 people, advance tickets required
  • Begins & ends at San Pedro Square Market
  • $65 per person

Charro Frijoles & Mexican Flavored Corn

Classic, yet popular Mexican flavors

Agua Fresca’s

Fresh flavors, watermelon, Hibiscus, cucumber/pineapple & mango and many more.

Comida Tipica

Classic Mexican flavors, salsa carne asada taco or quesadilla, topped with San Jose’ own classic “Orange Sauce”


A mixture of savory chicken & beef served up on Molcajete.

Mole/Mescal/Grasshoppers – Oaxaca Favorites!

Oaxaca moles & mescal and yes, chile flavor grasshoppers.

Gourmet Tacos

Mango Habanero Chicken, very California


Choose from favorites such as Horchata or 408 East Side

Art & History Talk

A stop at historic Basilica and a spin around the famous “Cesar Chavez” park & a view into local Latino Art .