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Santa Barbara Tasting Tours

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A Taste of Santa Barbara, an intimate food walking tour of the mid-State Street area, is currently being offered every Saturday(and 7 days a week for private tour groups of 8 or more). Each tour stops at 6 different locations, where guests will...more
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Intersection of State Street and Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

My sister-in-law and I recently took this tour, and it was absolutely wonderful! Our tour guide Bob is a real treasure -- knowledgeable, interesting and great company -- I doubt there is anything he doesn't know about Santa Barbara. We enjoyed all the stops we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eve H
VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Santa Barbara Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Eve, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour so much. Bob is a wonderful guide - we are blessed to have him on our team. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we hope to see...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

My friend and I took a day-trip up to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles, and we were absolutely delighted with this experience! Although I graduated from UCSB so many years ago, there were so many facts and details that I learned about Santa Barbara architecture,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Stella D
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

No bus involved, you do the walking from food pit stop to food pit stop, but the outcome is similar. Whether you are in Santa Barbara for a day, a week, or for longer, this food tour is a fantastic way to get to know...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Kewarner
VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Santa Barbara Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour, your time with your tour guide and your day in Santa Barbara. We hope to see you on another tour sometime soon...Take care! Oh, and for future reference...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018

We had a great tour. Small group led by Nina who was very patient and engaging with our young kids. Overall really pleased. We have been to SB before twice. It just shows you behind State St many more food and drink delights await! Colin

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Colin K
VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Santa Barbara Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks so much for the review, Colin. We're so glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you on one of our other tours next time you are in town!

Reviewed 20 February 2018

This was our third Food Tasting Tour (previously done Ventura and Ojai) and we were not disappointed! Wonderful little out of the way spots one may never actually see or know about, along with TONS of historical information about Santa Barbara. Bob was a wonderful...More

Date of experience: February 2018
6  Thank Bobbi W
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We were in Santa Barbara for our wedding anniversary, and did this food tour with Nina as our guide. We are pretty big foodies so pretty finicky, and this tour DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Amazing sweets and savory options and Nina brought her great personality, trivia...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank SusanSteinerSaal
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We went on the Santa Barbara tasting tour yesterday with several other couples and had a wonderful time. The tastings were excellent and our guide, Nina, was even more excellent! We learned a lot about Santa Barbara history along with experiencing great tasting food and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Greg R
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We celebrated our 25 year anniversary by taking the Funk Zone tour. It was a great way to spend half a day and...there was only us and 1 other couple (also on their anniversary!), so we felt like it was a private tour with Nina....More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Our guide, Manuel was great, very friendly, knowledgeable of the area and of traveling in general. Made for a great day. Good variety of food on the tour with Ca' Dario being my favorite.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank BrianC1028
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had a very fun day tasting some wonderful samples in the heart of Santa Barbara. Our tour guide was Jennifer and she was so laid back and a joy to be with. We loved her style and information she presented. We started at the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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