Local Connections: An Exploration of San Diego's Culinary Roots Crafted by Bill Esparza

4.25 hours | San Diego | SAN-260
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Points of Interest

  • Old Town
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Aqui es Texcoco
Texcoco is a region in Mexico considered to be the birthplace of lamb barbecue (barbacoa) in this country. Aqui es Texcoco brings Mexican-style lamb barbecue to the U.S. while respecting and maintaining its authentic flavors, recipes and traditions. Enjoy barbacoa for lunch in addition to a sampling of the unique "pulque," a beverage made from the fermented sap of the agave plant.

¡Salud!
Located in the historic Barrio Logan neighborhood that embraces Mexican-American culture, this Chicano eatery offers award-winning tacos and Mexican street food. Sample a taco for yourself before driving past the vivid folk murals that adorn the concrete support piers.

Por Vida
Your culinary journey ends at this vibrant coffee shop, which serves up everything from Italian-style espresso to Mexican mocha and "agua frescas," fresh fruit juices.

What you see along the way:
Historic Old Town district and the Chicano murals that adorn the concrete support piers of Barrio Logan.

Tasting/Lunch:
Stops on this gastronomy tour were hand-selected by Bill Esparza, a James Beard award winner and leading expert on Latin American cuisine. At each venue, you'll be treated to the specialty of the house rich in both flavors and cultural significance.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart cruise ship terminal

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
52
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Arrive Cabrillo National Monument

Time at site:
00:30

Depart Cabrillo National Monument

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
52
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Arrive ¡Salud! for tacos

Time at site:
00:45
Air conditioned:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Transfer to Por Vida for coffee

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Time at site:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Arrive Barrio Logan for viewing of murals

Time at site:
00:30

Depart Barrio Logan

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
52
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Arrive Aqui es Texcoco for barbacoa

Time at site:
01:00

Depart Aqui es Texcoco

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
52
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Arrive Old Town San Diego

Time at site:
00:45

Depart Old Town to Cruise Terminal

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
52
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes