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Half-Day East LA Latin Flavors, Food and Culture Tour

Product ID: 10911
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Discover some of Los Angeles' most delicious hidden wonders! Our East LA Latin Flavors, Food & Culture Tour brings marvellous food and surprising local color to life as we explore fascinating culture and traditions at the table.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Visit LA's first tortilla factory, a nationally-renowed tamale restaurant, a contemporary Latin cafe, and more
  • Travel by foot and rail to learn fascinating traditions at the table through delicious edibles and surprising local color
  • Indulge your tastebuds with signature Mexican dishes including mole, birria, and agua fresca
  • Immerse yourself in a bustling three-story mercado brimming with curio shops, food stalls, and mariachi showrooms
  • Be enthralled by your knowledgeable guide's stories and anecdotes of Boyle Height's colorful and surprising history
  • Discover the historic Mariachi Plaza
Full description
Discover some of the most delicious hidden wonders in Los Angeles! Our East LA Latin Flavors Food and Culture Tour brings marvellous food and surprising local color to life as you explore fascinating culture and traditions at the table.

Beginning near downtown Los Angeles with breakfast, guests are treated to traditional handmade foods, some of which have their roots south of our border more than 100 years ago.

Spend some time in Boyle Heights with a well-deserved focus on Mariachi Plaza, the grand centerpiece of the neighborhood. Palates are pleased by a unique medley of fresh Latin flavors that have graced family tables for generations.

Travel both by foot and safe, scenic rails, riding between stops on the Metro Gold Line. Visit a number of different tasting locations, including LA’s first tortilla factory, a nationally-renowned tamale restaurant, LA’s first birrieria and more.

The tour concludes at the starting point. Lunch may not be necessary for most as the food tasting samples are filling enough.
  • Professional tour guide
  • Food tastings at 8 stops
  • Metrorail fare for the duration of the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup nor transport to or from the starting point.
  • Gratuity to tour leader
  • Parking fee (approximately USD$2)

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Meeting point

Your guide will meet you in the parking lot of the Indiana Metrorail Station, 210 S Indiana St, Los Angeles, CA 90063, USA. If you cannot find your tour guide, please call the emergency number included on your voucher.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Requests for substitute tastings due to dietary restrictions or food allergies must be made in advance. Special request cannot be accommodated on the morning of the tour
• Please note that this tour is not suitable for vegans
• There is no gluten-free option at one tasting stop
• Please wear comfortable footwear as you will be walking during this tour

From US$ 75 per person

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Melting Pot Food Tours

Product ID: 10911