SA Food Tours
SA Food Tours
4.5

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amberdawnfarmer
Ogden, UT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We have done lots of bike tours. This was, by far, the best tour we have ever done. Loved the recumbent bikes - we were able to look around and see more of our surroundings. We each had a headset that allowed us to listen to Steve as we rode. He told us all about San Antonio for 4 hours straight. His knowledge was amazing and entertaining. Steve and Suzanne worked great together as a team. Not sure if this bike tour will ever be beat!
Written January 29, 2020
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Jan B
Des Moines, IA181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Our bus tour started right by the Alamo. You can get on and off all day as you need to. The tour is very educational and entertaining. It's a great deal and you must be a part of it when in San Antonio. The only regret I have is that we didn't do the Mission tour.
Written February 28, 2020
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Starview88
Dallas, TX243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved this food tour. We had an awesome guide, Bethany. She was very friendly, entertaining, and informative. She alone, as a guide, was worth the ticket.

The Cuban sandwich, at Ocho, was delicious. My wife was so impressed with the decor, Cuban music, and food...we went back to Ocho for breakfast a couple of days later. The chorizo breakfast, Cuban sandwich breakfast, and coffee were all great choices.

The pan de huevo (concha) and tequila almond croissant pastries, at the Panaderia, were so tasty that we made a second trip. We got to meet Chef Jose, which was a treat. This bakery/cafe has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and we can understand why. We got a picture of Chef Jose and our tour guide? Bethany.

The chicken chalupas at Acenar’s were excellent. The chicken is cooked with chorizo, making it taste like very lean pork. The salsa, with chips, was very tasty.

The creme brûlée at La Boulangerie was a yummy custard treat. It’s a quaint little place. You can tell that the owners love what they do. On the food tour, you get to use their restroom. Take advantage of that so that you can get a sneak peek into a French kitchen.

The last stop of the tour was at Zinc Bistro and Bar. The table-side guacamole was delicious. My wife and I shared a prickly pear margarita (not included in the food tour package). It, too, was delicious.

This food tour was about 2.5-3 hours in length. We started the tour at Hotel Havana. We walked about a mile and a half, but it seemed much shorter than that. The day we showed up, it was misty. Bethany provided a poncho and a water for each of us.

This food tour was one of the best we’re had and was worth every penny!
Written February 5, 2018
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Michael K
Milwaukee, WI27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We just finished our food tour with Sharon. We left mid-tour. We’ve done many food tours in many different cities so we were super excited to do this tour with our friends, none of whom had done food tours. Now I fear they’ll never do another one. Sharon, our guide, was a nice person but not very exciting. The tour began with a lengthy discussion on the front porch of a hotel. We eventually went around back to a restaurant called Ocho and were served a pretty amazing Cuban sandwich. That was the highlight of the food served. The rest went down from there. In general, the pace of the tour was very, very slow from the conversation to the time spent sitting and waiting to move to the next location. The food was fine but....it was just..fine. I’d suggest picking up the pace and re-thinking the food selections. Consider telling some of the interesting facts while walking or during the food eating portion of the tour. Stop briefly to discuss a building or some other interesting fact. Sharon clearly could not “read the room” as most of the guests were yawning and looking at their watches as the tour wore on. One of the stops had menu at the table meant for our group that listed a “complimentary” appetizer then a list of drinks for purchase. So, basically, here’s 1 lovely nacho chip with shredded meat (which was good) and buy a drink with a group gratuity included. Weird. Never had that happen on a food tour. it just felt wrong. If a drink should be paired with the food choice, serve a small taste and price it in to the tour. That’s how all other tours we’ve taken handle it and we are happy to pay for it. Obviously, if you choose to buy a drink at a stop, great, but for it to be presented on a menu that way is odd, in my opinion. All in all, I would not recommend this tour. Save your $$ and pop into places on your own. It will be way more fun! We left, went straight to a bbq place and ordered food.
Written February 28, 2020
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KelseyLockes
Seattle, WA291 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
We loved every stop on the tour with SA Food Tours and thought our guide Mike did a phenomenal job explaining why each stop was chosen and the particular dish we were served, however, the review is due to our thoughts on how the tour was run in terms of timeliness.

The website clearly notes the tour is from 1:00 - 4:00. I completely understand that there are sometimes delays and unexpected circumstances when working with restaurants that would cause the tour to not finish promptly at 4:00, however, on our tour, we were only leaving the fourth stop (out of five destinations) at 4:00. If this is typical timing, it seems completely unreasonable that SA Food Tours would not say 1:00 - 4:30 on their website. If this had been the case would not have booked the tour as we were planning on leaving around 4:15 to pick someone up from the airport, and didn't think we'd make it back to our car by the time the tour had finished.

A few other disappointing parts were that firstly, the tour in our opinion focused far too much on history and not enough on the actual food. While walking we would stop seemingly every other block for some information on a building or other structure, which was albeit interesting, but seemed excessive for a tour that brands itself on the food portion. I want to be clear I'm not at all against learning more about San Antonio in-between stops, and all of Mike's information provided was very good, but I do think this strongly contributed to the poor punctuality more than anything at the restaurant stops.

Mike also mentioned he felt bad we weren't able to attend our last stop and he'd look into a small refund for us. While we certainly didn't expect that, as it was our need to leave that prevented us from going, and don't expect it now, it's a little insulting there was no follow-up at all or any concern communicated through email post-tour; it feels at this point it was something he said to simply mollify the situation.

All of the above left a bad taste in our mouth that even the wonderfully delicious food couldn't cure. For better customer care I might look elsewhere if I'm back in San Antonio.
Written January 10, 2018
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bdeboom
Rochester, MN81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We took this tour on a Saturday afternoon (1-4) with Bethany. There are a few little enhancements that the company could make to really make this a 'must do' in the city of San Antonio. First, a little pamphlet or brochure that summarizes the stops and dishes along the way would be nice. Second, the order the restaurants are visited in should be modified in my opinion. The first stop in included a 1/4 cuban sandwich with a side of chips. The second stop was a small cup of creme brulee. The 3rd stop was a Mexican, Tex-Mex appetizer with drinks (extra $$). The 4th stop was a pastry shop for a concha or famous tequila almond croissant. The 5th stop was a bar/bistro for tableside Guacamole and drinks again (extra $$). I would suggest doing stops 1, 2, 3, then switching 4 for 5. Ending at the bakery.
Overall the price for the value of food seemed a little high, but with the recommendations above i would still feel ok at the price point.
Written February 3, 2020
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Michaele D
Chittenango, NY14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Have done food tours in many cities and this one did not disappoint. The five stops were good and the food sample plenty. You will finish full! Guide was engaging and encouraged good conversations in group!
Written February 25, 2019
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Tom S
San Antonio, TX5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My work team scheduled the downtown food tour as our end of year holiday event. It was awesome! Everyone had such a great time trying new restaurants and sampling their specialties. Our tour guide Mike was outstanding—very friendly, knowledgeable and really made the tour fun. All the food was great and we left full. I highly recommend this tour to visitors to San Antonio and residents alike. Book this tour now—you won’t be disappointed!
Written December 12, 2018
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Wendy B
Park Hall2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
Our family took the Food Tour this past Sunday with a wonderful tour guide, Bethany. Not only was it educational, but the food was amazing and the tour was so much fun!!! We got to do samples at 5 different locations, and each place was unique. We had an awesome group of people on our tour, and like the last person mentioned, everyone was talkative and enjoyed each others company and stories. I know we were all full by the time the tour ended, and what a wonderful way to finish with a Mexican ice popsicle. We loved the whole experience. Many, many thanks to S&A Food Tours, but especially Bethany. She was a hoot!!! If you get the chance and you are in San Antonio, you won't be disappointed.
Written March 20, 2018
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amanda121g
Cody, WY28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
Loved this tour! The food was amazing and we learned a lot about the history of the town as well as what is currently going on. We went back to three places to have their food again. Highly recommend!
Written October 27, 2017
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