My husband and I recently did this tour in La Jolla. Our tour guide David was accommodating, friendly and knowledgable. We were running late as our flight had just arrived but we had David's phone number and he assured us he'd keep us informed if the group moved to the next location before we arrived. We had a somewhat uncomfortable experience at our first restaurant stop. The restaurant prepared only several small plates of food that were to be shared by the group rather than having individual samples of food available. There were some folks on the group who complained about how little food there was to share among us and my husband and I weren't sure if they planned to leave any food for us. David did a great job of explaining how the tour was intended to work that it was a "bite" not a meal. These complainers were probably the worst part of the tour- who goes on vacation and then whines that there isn't enough food and booze? They also complained about our tour guide sharing info about the area, its history and landmarks. We did our best to stay away from them the rest of the tour!
We got to visit an olive oil and wine shop, New York style deli, creperie, and Hawaiian BBQ restaurant. Unfortunately one of the restaurants on our tour was not currently open for business- the tour promises at least 5 stops. I would have appreciated being informed of this in advance, for the tour to find another venue or to be refunded the difference for the restaurant we weren't able to go to. To make up for this, the company did offer a free tour of any of the other neighborhoods. Unfortunately, the tours are only offered on the weekends and our tour was on a Saturday afternoon so most members of our group would not have been able to take advantage of this offer.
Overall, I thought this was a fun way to try out some different restaurants and I enjoyed getting to learn more about the area- David was knowledgable and gave us info on some of the history of the area as well as noteworthy landmarks.
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