Walk through South Beach Miami on a 3-hour food tour, and taste delicious snacks from Cuba, Colombia, Italy and more. Admire the Art Deco buildings of the city’s famous district, and learn some of the history behind its multi-cultural heart.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the Art Deco architecture of South Beach Miami
  • Learn the history of the city and the interesting characters that have shaped its unique style
  • Stop for food tastings at artisanal Peruvian, Cuban and Colombian stalls and restaurants
  • Discover where the locals eat and pick out favorites for your further Miami adventures
  • Enjoy a little Miami food vice, with gastronomic treats on Ocean Drive and Espanola Way
Full description
South Beach Miami has been at the epicenter of cultural movements, from the Art Deco homes, to it gourmet (and healthy) cuisine. Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of the fascinating city, exploring it through its food heritage.

You will begin by looking at the architectural wonders. The Art Deco stylings inspired a generation of designers, including Versace, who owned a mansion here until his untimely death. Others who have shaped the area's history include Al Capone, Don Johnson, and the one and only Gloria Estefan! Each has brought a unique twist to the South Beach style, and left a mark that has changed the culture forever.

Your guide will explain the history behind the city, stopping off for some drinks and food along Ocean Drive and Espanola Way. Check out the hottest Cuban, artisanal Peruvian, Italian and Jewish comfort foods. Each tasting is an homage to the cultural diversity of this city. In total, you'll stop at 5-8 restaurants or food stands, strolling along a 1 mile (1.6km) stretch.
Includes
  • Food and drinks
  • All applicable taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Bolivar restaurant, 841 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139. Your guide will be waiting with a sign that says "Miami Culinary Tours"

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Important information
Know before you go
• Comfortable shoes are recommended as there is about 1 mile of walking for this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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We really enjoyed this tour, and our guide Gina was very good and enjoyable to be with for the 2-3 hour tour. It's a walking tour, but it's very easy walking, punctuated by frequent stops and opportunities to sit down. The tour was a good chance for us to see South Beach, as we were first timers to the area. So we enjoyed the historic architecture and the beachy ambience. Of course this is a culinary tour, so food and drink are involved. And to that point, our initial meeting place was a restaurant where we all introduced ourselves (around 12-15 people on our tour as I recall), and enjoyed a popular drink from Colombia (a most interesting combo of beer and orange cream soda - quite better than what you might think), as well as a Colombian inspired empanada, and the most amazing ceviche we've ever had, which was said to be a Peruvian preparation. We made three more stops for food, and keep in mind these are all what you would think of as apps or small plates, and a gelato dessert stop.

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March 9, 2020

Fit for Foodies!

Excellent sampling of restaurants and history of the community all wrapped up in one tidy package. We started at Bolivar's for drinks, enjoyed a wonderful pork dish at Lario's, had fun cocktails and pork belly that was TO DIE FOR at a Hawaiian themed restaurant (sorry, i forget the name!) experienced bubble tea and finished with the best gelato outside of Italy. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the hotels, the history and imparted her knowledge with flair. We met a lot of fun people and just had a great 3 hours walking at an easy pace and eating a LOT of food. This tour is an excellent value, book now and get ready to have some fun!

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January 15, 2013

Ashley was awesome

We went to the wrong restaurant to start, but I called the phone number on the reservation and she directed us to the next restaurant. Ashley bought us food from the first stop so we wouldn't miss out. We really enjoyed the rest of the tour

March 4, 2017

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Miami Culinary Tours

Product ID: 16603