Old Town Albuquerque Half-Day Food Tour


Explore the historic Old Town area while sampling some of Albuquerque's best restaurants


The basics

  • Saturdays from 1-5pm

  • 5 tastings served with a side of historical context

  • 4 hours in duration

  • $79/pp

  • Instant confirmation online or call 505-395-0552 to book over the phone

  • This is a walking tour. This total distance we will walk is 1.5 miles, so you MUST BE IN GOOD WALKING CONDITION TO FULLY ENJOY THE TOUR


The Experience

Our most popular tour, this is the classic Albuquerque food & drink adventure. We will explore the Historic Old Town neighborhood by foot while sampling the best in local food and wine. You will have a chance to sample classic New Mexican flavors, as well as get a taste of what’s new and exciting in Old Town’s food scene. Along the way, you’ll learn about the city’s long and fascinating history, with an emphasis on how Native, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures shaped – and were shaped by – the region’s unique (and delicious!) food culture.

NOTE: all of our tours are designed with adventurous eaters in mind. All tastings have been curated and pre-selected. We are able to offer vegetarian and gluten free alternatives at all tour stops - you will have an opportunity to indicate this during the checkout process.


The details

  • Meet chefs, restaurant owners, and winemakers. Chat with them and hear what makes their restaurant special.

  • Saturdays from 1-5pm

  • Departure point: Old Town Plaza  (precise directions including with booking confirmation)

What’s included:

  • Food tastings and one wine tasting.

  • Fun and informative tour guide

  • Wander New Mexico’s Pocket Guide to Albuquerque

  • Gratuities at all of the tour stops

What’s not included:

  • Gratuity for your tour guide (optional)


What you'll be tasting

This tour includes FOUR food tasting stops and a wine tasting stop. Examples of previous tasting stops have included:

  • Season’s Rotisserie and Grill

  • DH Lescombes Winery

  • Duran’s

  • Seared

  • Gobble This

  • Pizzeria Amore

  • Little Anita’s

  • High Noon Restaurant and Saloon

Note: these are examples from previous tastings - we're constantly trying new dishes and restaurants

Have a food allergy or dietary restriction? We are able to accommodate vegetarian and gluten free. Non-alcoholic alternatives are available upon request or for those guests under 21 years of age.


Which Historical Sites You'll See

This tour crams over 1,000 years of history into four hours! You will learn about historical sights such as (please note we see these sites from street while talking about them - we do not go inside due to time constraints):

  • Albuquerque Old Town

  • Albuquerque Museum

  • San Felipe de Neri Church

  • The Hidden Chapel



What people are saying about this tour

This tour was one of, if not THE best, food tour we’ve ever done. Joe is very knowledgeable about not only the history of Albuquerque but also current food scene in the city which was helpful to us since he had great recommendations! The tour itself was fun and we really enjoyed every stop along the way. Can’t think of another tour we’ve done where the owners and chefs actually come out and talk to you about what they do - so interesting!
— Cass (Dallas, TX)
The food tour was a great way to explore the city. We had amazing food, and learned some very interesting facts about the development, architecture, and people. Joe is the owner of the business. A great guide. He was very attentive and thoughtful about the places that he took us to.
— Robyn L. (Los Angeles, CA)

Or call 505-395-0552 to book over the phone

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Which Historical Sites You'll See
Chef Fernando Olea at Sazon Santa Fe
The Experience