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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour provided by Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours

Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
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$115.00
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About
Eat delicious lunch food, drink great drinks and learn about downtown Santa Barbara on this 3.5ish-hour walking tour. Indulge your palate for a few hours with sipping, sampling, and savoring. You will enjoy food from 5-6+ local eateries, 1-2 wine tastings or 1 wine tasting plus another alcoholic beverage (depends on the day, it could be wine, beer or a cocktail). Go where locals like to go. This fun, informative and local walking lunch tour is sure to pleasantly fill you up and entertain the whole family. Great for a daytime activity and awesome way to learn about other places to eat and drink on your visit! TOURS CAN EASILY BE MADE PRIVATE - please email, call or text us for more information regarding private experiences. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WALKING OR HEALTH ISSUES, please let us know, we do occasionally offer slower paced tours or please consider a private tour experience to meet your comfort level.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7606P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Beverages (water and one non alcoholic drink)
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Additional alcohol tasting (including wine or beer)
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to mostly skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities to tour guide (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Please feel free to leave gratuities at any of our tasting locations
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Due to COVID-19 meeting location varies. We will send detailed meeting and parking information upon reservation confirmation THROUGH VIATOR (we are not provided your personal email address).
  • Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Due to COVID-19 ending location varies. We will send detailed information upon reservation confirmation. We do not start and end at the same location, but locations are very close (about a block away from each other).
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • Please note: restaurants and tastings are subject to change
  • Walking is involved
  • Most restaurants are wheelchair accessible
  • Kids - parents you know your kids best, kids are welcome, if you think they will have fun with the groups.
  • NOT recommended for toddlers
  • FOOD ALLERGIES/AVERSIONS: Vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free (not celiac) option are available, we will do our very best to accommodate you BUT if we don't know about your food allergies/aversions ahead of time, we cannot accommodate them. Please advise at time of booking if required - add your food requirements in the Special Requirements field upon booking.
  • Special requirements other than food i.e. wheelchair or stroller - please add your requirements in the Special Requirements field upon booking.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Beverages (water and one non alcoholic drink)
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Additional alcohol tasting (including wine or beer)
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to mostly skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities to tour guide (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Please feel free to leave gratuities at any of our tasting locations
Departure details
  • Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Due to COVID-19 meeting location varies. We will send detailed meeting and parking information upon reservation confirmation THROUGH VIATOR (we are not provided your personal email address).
  • Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Due to COVID-19 ending location varies. We will send detailed information upon reservation confirmation. We do not start and end at the same location, but locations are very close (about a block away from each other).
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Due to COVID-19 ending location varies. We will send detailed information upon reservation confirmation. We do not start and end at the same location, but locations are very close (about a block away from each other).
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • Please note: restaurants and tastings are subject to change
  • Walking is involved
  • Most restaurants are wheelchair accessible
  • Kids - parents you know your kids best, kids are welcome, if you think they will have fun with the groups.
  • NOT recommended for toddlers
  • FOOD ALLERGIES/AVERSIONS: Vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free (not celiac) option are available, we will do our very best to accommodate you BUT if we don't know about your food allergies/aversions ahead of time, we cannot accommodate them. Please advise at time of booking if required - add your food requirements in the Special Requirements field upon booking.
  • Special requirements other than food i.e. wheelchair or stroller - please add your requirements in the Special Requirements field upon booking.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Apr 30, 2021
A note from Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
If you do not feel well please do not come. Bathrooms available at most tasting locations. Guides have hand sanitizer and most if not all partners have hand sanitizer available. Please remember to bring and wear your masks, we do not have extras.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Santa Barbara Downtown
    Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    Due to COVID-19 meeting location varies. We will send detailed meeting and parking information upon reservation confirmation THROUGH VIATOR (we are not provided your personal email address).
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    El Paseo Building
    Santa Barbara County Courthouse
    Arlington Theatre
    The Granada Theatre
  • 1
    The Historic La Arcada Courtyard
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See and sometimes walk through the Plaza designed by famous Architect Myron Hunt.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Casa de la Guerra
  • You'll end at
    Santa Barbara Downtown
    Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    Due to COVID-19 ending location varies. We will send detailed information upon reservation confirmation. We do not start and end at the same location, but locations are very close (about a block away from each other).
    See address & details
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M D
6 contributions
A Lovely Afternoon Exploring State Street
Sep 2021
We can't say enough nice things about this tour! The owner was super responsive, the tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging, and we were stuffed from all the good food by the end. My husband, our adult son and I had a great time. Highly recommend!
Written September 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PJT8470
California16 contributions
A great Santa Barbara food tour!
This was the best food tour we have ever taken. Nancy, our tour leader was personable, friendly and very knowledgeable about Santa Barbara. The food and the wine tastings were wonderful and very ample. We highly recommend this tour.
Written September 18, 2021
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EvanESB
Thank you so much your words mean SO MUCH to us!!! We hope you to see your again soon!!
Written September 25, 2021
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Cindy M
Winston Salem, NC4 contributions
Great day with a great guide.
We had a great time on our tour. The food was great, the history was great and our guide, Georgia, was fantastic. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written September 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sue
3 contributions
Happy campers
We had a fabulous tour with Maddy. She was so knowledgeable about Santa Barbara. Showed us some areas we never would have found. Food tastings were delicious.
Written September 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JohnH1972
Houston, TX43 contributions
You will not be disappointed (or hungry) after this tour
Sep 2021
We couldn't have picked a better activity to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

This was our third attempt to travel to Santa Barbara and it was well worth the wait. The first planned excursion to the west coast in 2019 was canceled due to an untimely personal injury and the second trip was canceled in March 2020. So clearly I caused Covid. Both times I had to postpone the trip, Evan was extremely helpful and understanding.

Georgia was our tour guide and did an amazing job herding our group around downtown while providing a fascinating history of Santa Barbara. Make sure you come hungry because there is so much tasty food to enjoy. Our group had so much left over at one stop that we sent some home with dinner.

I highly recommend booking this tour when you visit Santa Barbara and hope you have the good fortune to have Georgia lead it!
Written September 10, 2021
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Laura Flores
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
AMAZING EXPERIENCE
Aug 2021 • Couples
Evan was INCREDIBLE. She went above and beyond to make my anniversary unforgettable. Nancy our tour guide was so sweet, we did a private tour and she would give us much needed privacy after showing us and informing us of a new taste experience. My fiancé and I learned so much about Santa Barbara and were even showed the courthouse. We told Nancy and Evan we were engaged and we were even shown restaurants to have our reception if we decided to get married in Santa Barbara. I recommended the tour the next day to every one at the spa I attended in my hotel. We were both very happy.
Written September 7, 2021
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Karen T
1 contribution
Worth the time, money, and calories!
Aug 2021 • Friends
We loved everything about this tour. It was the perfect way to explore downtown Santa Barbara. Our tour guide, Maddy, walked us around town telling us about the history and architecture of SB, while stopping at local restaurants to taste some interesting and yummy cuisines. We explored some hidden coves around town that we never would have seen had we not been on the tour. Maddy was a great guide and we all thoroughly enjoyed her company, the sights, the history, and especially the food.
Written September 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew G
2 contributions
Custom SB Food Tour
Aug 2021
Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours made my wife's birthday an unforgettable one! Best of all, they made me look like a rock star b-day planner. Evan and her team catered the tours food and drink experience based on our wants and needs. We wanted to indulge in extra alcohol for our tour and they did not disappoint. The wine tasting and little cheese/cracker/olive box was the perfect way to start. The food was more than enough and so yummy. Those taco's were to die for! The walking and historical tour of Santa Barbara was truly just the right amount in between each stop. Our legs were never tired and we loved the backstories about the theaters and the courthouse. When our group detoured for an extra cocktail, Evan and our guide made sure we didn't miss the tour finale by hand delivering McConnel's ice cream to us to finish off the stellar tour!
I can not say enough about this companies customer service. They delivered 100% customer satisfaction! I have been coming to Santa Barbara and State Street for 30+ years and this tour still blew me away. I will 100% be back to do another tour. All our friends are still talking about it weeks later!
Written September 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GetawayGirl001
San Jose, CA7 contributions
Nancy made Downtown Santa Barbara feel like a home away from home.
My husband and I had a magnificent time on this tour. Our tour guide was Nancy and she was so much fun. It wasn't just her love and knowledge of Santa Barbara and it's history, it was her genuine personality. Nancy really enjoys helping people discover Santa Barbara Downtown and watching people try different wines and food for the first time. She made us so comfortable that we felt like we've known her for year and we probably shared too much :). We came on the tour hungry and left very full. Trust us; don't leave Santa Barbara without experiencing the Taste Santa Barbara Food Tour.
Written August 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

leanaf
Santa Barbara, CA3 contributions
The best tour and guides!
Jul 2021 • Business
We had the best time on the food tour!! Our guides, Nancy and Georgia, kept us laughing throughout the 3.5 hours, and we learned a ton about Santa Barbara even though we’ve lived here for years. Oh yeah, and we had delicious food! It’s amazing how they have perfected the amount, kind, and timing of the food. It was a great production! We went as a semi-team building activity for a subset of my company, and it was a perfect outing to do with coworkers!
Written August 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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PamChaout
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A Great Way to Spend a Day in Santa Barbara
Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours was awesome! We met a fun group of individuals who made the tour memorable. Our host
jenniferpF8864JJ
jenniferpF8864JJ
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Delightful Tour of Santa Barbara!
We had a great food tour with thoughtfully curated stops. Our guide Linda was warm, friendly and knowledgeable. She
Mark R
Mark R
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A Great Afternoon with Nancy
My husband and I had Nancy all to ourselves on this tour. My first food tour actually, I had pretty zero expectati
arnavm89
arnavm89
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Amazing time and fell in love with Santa Barabara
So, whenever I travel new places I am looking for three things: food, alcohol and the vibe. Thanks to Taste Santa B
Mike Z
Mike Z
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Casual afternoon in SB
We book the 3.5 hour food tour and thoroughly enjoyed it! Our guide Maddy was delightful and very knowledgeable abo
Rosetta M
Rosetta M
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Best Tour
Truly a five star tour. Mandy our tour guide was the absolute best. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. The food
jeanettes775
jeanettes775
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An amazing 4 hours!
On February 11th ww took a food and wine tour in Santa Barbara and were thoroughly impressed!It was just 4 of us an
Toni A
Toni A
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Must do!
Highly recommend doing this for anyone who wants to experience Santa Barbara and all of its hidden gems! Melody was
Dannielle M
Dannielle M
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If the locals like it, visitors will love it!
If you are visiting SB and love food you've got to check this out. This was my first food tour and we had a blast
jansan40
jansan40
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Yummy Fun
Evan’s energetic and enthusiastic personality made this tasting very enjoyable. Even though I thought this event wa
courtwerner
courtwerner
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Very Fun!
We enjoyed the tour very much. Nice selections on the food and enjoyed the wine most of all. The pairing of wine wi
Janelle0713
Janelle0713
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Fantastic Afternoon
Thank you, Melody, for showing us your town! We had a fabulous time sharing the delicious food of Santa Barbara and
Colourqueen
Colourqueen
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Fabulous way to spend an afternoon
We absolutely loved this food and wine tour. Decided to do it on day one of our 8 day visit to Santa Barbara and G
Bernadett B
Bernadett B
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Fantastic way to experience Santa Barbara!
This is a great way to leisurely spend an afternoon and taste wonderful food along the way. The tour is filled with
johngholbrook
johngholbrook
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Awesome experience
Great food, great narrator and great stops! We loved them all, but the fav had to be McConnell's Ice Cream. We we
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