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

Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
If you do not feel well please do not come. There are bathrooms at most of the tasting locations. Guides do have hand sanitizer. Please remember your masks, we do not have extras.
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Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Savor delicious dishes and wine in Santa Barbara with a half-day food and walking tour that hits several favorite local spots. Your guide leads the way as you pop into five to six tasting locations in downtown Santa Barbara, including one wine tasting room. You'll skip past the crowds with the benefit of this food tour, and get recommendations for other places to eat and drink during your stay. If you have any food allergies or aversions or do not drink alcohol, please let us know in advance so we can do our best to accommodate.
You'll start at
Santa Barbara Downtown
Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA, USADue 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).
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  • 1
    Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Santa Barbara County Courthouse
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Arlington Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    The Granada Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    The Historic La Arcada Courtyard
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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You'll end at
Santa Barbara Downtown
Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA, USADue 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).
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  • Get skip-the-line access to popular eateries
  • Includes all food and wine tastings
  • Ideal overview for first-time visitors and fun for residents as well
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free options available with advance notice
Important Information
Departure Point
Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
3–4 hours
Return Details
Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Local taxes
  • Beverages
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Additional alcohol tasting (including wine or beer)
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Restaurant gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Gratuities to tour guide (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Dairygirl1 wrote a review 5 Sep
Chowchilla, California201 contributions77 helpful votes
We did a good tour at noon with Nancy. We stopped for a wine tasting, taco, Asian food, macaroons and ice cream. Everything was great tasting. Nancy called ahead so all our food was ready when we arrived. We walked about 2 miles, saw sights and hit a lay of the land while
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Scott G wrote a review Aug 2020
Long Beach, California9 contributions
My 13 year old daughter and really enjoyed our time on this tour. We went on Aug 22, 2020, so the restaurants were all complying with typical COVID-19 restrictions. The tour was varied and included a wine tasting as well as famous McConnell's Ice Cream. Our guide, Nancy, was
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gibbsterlg wrote a review Aug 2020
Orange, California7 contributions
Linda was a very warm, friendly & informative guide. She provided detailed history of the local eateries and the city of Santa Barbara. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Will definitely do this tour again.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Isaac wrote a review Aug 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
The tour guide, Linda, was fun and very knowledgeable. All of the stops on the tour were excellent, from the wine to the tacos to the ice cream. It was a wonderful experience.
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Date of experience: August 2020
winecountrysouth wrote a review Aug 2020
Temecula, CA96 contributions48 helpful votes
This was a fun tour that took us all around downtown Santa Barbara. We started our day with wine tasting at Happy Canyon Winery. The wine was paired with the most gorgeous box of cheeses, crackers, fruit, and fresh flowers. Then food tasting at Los Arroyos Mexican food, French
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Date of experience: July 2020
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By: Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours
Delightful Tour of Santa Barbara!
We had a great food tour with thoughtfully curated stops. Our guide Linda was warm, friendly and knowledgeable. She
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Mark R
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
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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
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Mike Z
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
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Rosetta M
Best Tour
Truly a five star tour. Mandy our tour guide was the absolute best. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. The food
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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
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Toni A
Must do!
Highly recommend doing this for anyone who wants to experience Santa Barbara and all of its hidden gems! Melody was
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Dannielle M
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
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Yummy Fun
Evan’s energetic and enthusiastic personality made this tasting very enjoyable. Even though I thought this event wa
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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
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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
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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
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Bernadett B
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
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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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Great Time and Sampled some Good Food
Really enjoyed the different places we stopped. The other guests in our group really made out tour enjoyable. Ken
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3–4 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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