This review is specific for Bite Coronado and not the other tours because I haven't had the opportunity to take any of their other tours. My review is meant to be seen as constructive criticism because I think this is a great concept and would love to see the tour improve. Our tour guide was very nice and knew a lot of Coronado history. He was very engaging and fu n to talk to in small settings.
I think the scheduling and flow of the tour needed much improvement. It took us 3 hours but it could have happened in 2 or less.
* The pace of the tour was hurry up and wait.
We rushed into the first stop Peohe and received no explanation and choked down a delicious morsel of coconut shrimp and then were forced to run out if the restaurant. We then power walked to firehouse bar and then sat in the back with no explanation of why we were there. Then we sat there for a half hour. The food was great (pulled pork bun) and our guide enjoyed a beer with another table and didn't engage with everything else. After 30 minutes we left and then he told us very briefly about the history. Couldn't he have shared this info in the bar? Why did we stay there that long?
* Explanations were not about food
The guide explained very well the history of the island but we didn't hear about why we were in the restaurant, why the restaurant was special or why we are sampling the food we did.
* there wasn't enough food
One bite of shrimp, little cups of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, one pulled pork slider, one inch slice of pizza, one garlic ball and a quarter fudge ...
* the food chosen was too common
The food is very common (listed above) and not special to Coronado island.
* some stops were superfluous
We didn't hear any explanation of why we were in Fuzziwinks candy store.
* we didn't visit the hotel del Coronado.
This hotel is why people visit the island. I think think the food tour should stop here and not post misleading photos of the hotel on their website (even though they didn't list this as one of their stops). Other people on the tour were also disappointed.