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Ventura Food Tours

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Ventura Food Tours are guided walking tours, lasting between three and four hours, in downtown Ventura, downtown Ojai, and downtown Santa Barbara. Each tour stops at 6 different locations, where guests will enjoy tastings of some of the areas best...more
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we paid $59.00 for a 4 hour walk and tasting tour of Ventura, I expected something of more quality and nicer. Maybe not a 5-star tour, but certainly 3 or4 stars. This was a 2-star tour at best. The tour began at a dive...More

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VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Ventura Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We never like to hear that guests are unhappy with our tours and will most definitely take your feedback to heart. We pride ourselves on being accommodating to most dietary requests, but we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide Nina was delightful. Provided us with so much information about Ventura that no one knew about. Did you know that Ventura was the lima bean capital a long time ago? Visited a variety of food tasting spots. A very enjoyable way to spend...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our daughter’s 22nd birthday doing this tour. It included 6 food stops: Spencer Mackenzie’s, Ventiki Polynesian Restaurant, Fluid State Beer Garden, Vom Fass, Paradise Pantry, and Palermo Coffee & Gelato. The selection was diverse and all locations were local, non-franchise places with a...More

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VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Ventura Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for choosing to celebrate your daughter's birthday with us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and all the stops. We hope to see you on another tour sometime soon. Take care:)

Reviewed July 31, 2018

knowledgeable tour guide and very friendly. It was a pleasure to get to know the city and the different restaurants that were picked for our tour. The organizers did a great job in selecting the places we visited and were very accommodating to special dietary...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Great time on the tour. We’re Ventura locals looking to see what we’ve missed. Sure enough there were 3 places we’d not been that we will definitely go back to. Our guide shared info about Ventura history as well. Would recommend this tour for tourists...More

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VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Ventura Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thanks, Bettye, for the review. We love when locals come on our tours and discover new places. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Let me just start with the tour guide himself - Manuel. I would give him 5 stars. He was friendly, accommodating, full of information regarding the businesses we visited and history of the town. It is a walking tour, places were within a 4 block...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

This tour is a definite must do! Our tour guide, Amy, was not only extremely knowledgeable of Ventura's amazing history but she was also so sweet and kind! What a fun day with Amy!! My husband and I would give this tour 5 stars....it is...More

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VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Ventura Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

We are so glad you had fun on our tour and that you enjoyed our tour guide Amy - we think she's pretty awesome too. We hope to see you on another tour sometime soon. Thanks for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed October 17, 2017

After searching around for a fun, unique team building activity, we decided to take our staff of 12 on a private food tour with Allison. What a fun day! The food was so so good, and just the right balance between appetizers, main course, desserts,...More

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VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Ventura Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, Debi! I had such a great time with your group - hope to see you around town or another tour sometime soon. Take care...

Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

I went on the Downtown Ventura Food Tour with a couple of friends and it was a wonderful experience! Nina, our tour guide was great, very informative and fun! Everything we ate was yummy and it was plenty of food. We met some great people...More

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VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Ventura Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

Thank you so much for the review - we're thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and had fun re-visiting some of the shops after. Thanks for recommending our tours to your friends - hopefully you can join us on our Eating Ojai Tour, Taste of...More

Reviewed June 12, 2017

We had such a great time with a fantastic group. Amy was sooo informative and helpful. Full of fantastic drink and food surprises. We will definitely be revisiting the places we toured.

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VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Ventura Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed our tour - hope to see you on our Eating Ojai or Taste of Santa Barbara Tour sometime soon. Happy eating!

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Tracy M
April 27, 2018|
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Response from VenturaFoodHappening | Property representative |
Hi, Tracy. We run tours most every weekend with some combination of our Ojai, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Tours offered. We also offer weekday tours in Santa Barbara. You can see our tour calendar on our website- right now... More
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Lucia M
January 14, 2018|
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Response from VenturaFoodHappening | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for reaching out. If you are wondering about children coming on our tour, yes children are allowed. It is up to the parents discretion to decide if your child will enjoy the tour and not grow bored during the... More
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Chris H
May 4, 2015|
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$54 per person, which covers all six tastings, taxes, and tips. The amount of food on the tour is the equivalent of a very large lunch.
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