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Mexican Street food, Tijuana Day trip from San Diego

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Mexican Street food, Tijuana Day trip from San Diego
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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1 Mexican Breakfast with Drink
1 Mexican Dinner with Drink
1 Mexican Lunch with Drink
1 Personalized Local Guide
Food and drinks
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Baja Mex Trolley , 727 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173, USA

First San Ysidro Border Crossing

10:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (Customer will be advice)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Border Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "The border crossing is pretty easy on foot too and only took 15 mins." See review

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4.5
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star-5
Great tour, food, and memorable experience!
Janine_P
, May 2022
We did the 6 hour taco and beer tour for my husband's birthday. He loves tacos, beer, history, and culture so this tour was a perfect surprise gift/day date for him. Gregorio was our tour guide and he is awesome! He is knowledgeable and attentive and has a good sense of humor. I also felt like Gregorio did a good job of keeping the pan handler's at bay so that we could just enjoy ourselves. We had so much fun. The food was good and we also did a tequila tasting that was unexpected. At the end of the tour, we had dessert and did some souvenir shopping. I would give this tour a 5 star rating with the addition that the company could have done a better job in one area: sharing of information. We did not know where to go to meet our group ahead of time and finding parking seemed near impossible because the lots were full and we had to drive around a bit to find parking first before crossing the border. Once we spoke to Gregorio we were able to meet him however we had no way of knowing what to expect before actually getting there because the information was not provided beforehand despite emailing and calling the company days before the day of the trip with no response.
star-5
It was a little nerve...
Napua_R
, May 2022
It was a little nerve wracking when the night before tour I received an email stating the guide would meet on the Mexico side of border and not on US side as advertised. All in all..border crossing was a breeze. Guide Gregorio was passionate about Tijuana, the food and its culture. Great guide..great tour..the tamales and quesidillas were 🔥. Mahalo to Gregorio 🤙🏽
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Great food but no taco and with a catch
Tran_T
, May 2022
The meetup was a little sketchy. My friend and I didn’t see anyone at the meet up location and then when I checked email: apparently we needed to cross the border ourselves and meet on the other side. Then when we crossed the border I received a text to wait for the tour guide. Good thing I had roaming in Mexico or else I wouldn’t know what to do. After that we had to walk around for two hours before we got to eat anything. If I knew this before hand I would have had breakfast. Then we had tamales, quesadillas, and Caesar’s salad. The food was good but no tacos!? Everyone on the tour felt a bit weird about it. Some also bought 2 bottles of tequila and had trouble on the way back. Apparently you could only bring 1 liter back to the US. So beware. And the gift shop they bring you to, you could try bargain a little. It felt like they marked up the price quite a bit. Overall I don’t feel the value was worth the money but I do like the food. I would have rated higher if it wasn’t because they told some people that you could bring 2 liters of alcohol back and the marked up price of some gift shop places.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Experience!
Simone_G
, May 2022
My husband and I had a great time and Tadoe was an amazing tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We would definitely go again ! We tried 3 different tacos and I'd say the fish tacos were the best. Make sure to bring comfy shoes, because it's a lot of walking. ALSO, you can bring USD (No need to bring pesos like I did lol). To meet up with the tour guide, we had to walk into Mexico, to meet him on the other side didn't know that at first, so we were standing by the trollies looking lost. AGAIN, great time, highly recommend.
star-5
Worth the trip
Sandy_B
, Apr 2022
Had a great experience. Tadeo was our tour guide. He was very good at explaining everything. It was fun to see the market and try the different food. We had time to shop and he showed us anything we were interested in. We were confused on where we were supposed to meet. The company could do a better job with providing instructions. But I was able to talk to Tadeo and he told us what to do.
star-5
Victor is the best!
Michael_H
, Apr 2022
Ask for Victor! He is the best! Extremely knowledgable. The birria was life-changing. Absolutely wonderful!
star-5
Victor made Tijuana a family experience!
Ariel_P
, Apr 2022
Tijuana sells it self alone because it’s a wonderful place but the trip was perfect because of our tour guide Victor! He is a true profesional! He not only knows Tijuana food, history and culture, but has an incredible personality. He is passionate about what he does and we appreciate every minute of having him as our guide.
star-5
Great time. Our tour...
Jenell_B
, Apr 2022
Great time. Our tour guide, Gregario was awesome. Very friendly and helpful. We loved it all! So worth it.
star-5
Great tour with amazing guide Tadeo!
Kathleen_F
, Apr 2022
I had the best day in Tijuana! I ate great food, learned some history, and shopped. Tadeo was an amazing guide! He made the day very interesting. I would love to take this tour again.
star-5
Great experience
michal
, Mar 2022
Humberto was an amazing guide, so professional, taking us into best spots of Tijuana. Fluent in English, giving us lots of internal advices, hints and suggestions. I wish we could have only more time to explore the city with him even deeper. This is basically the best Viator experience I've had so far in my life. Really worth the effort of getting there.
star-4
Taco Treasure In TJ
Simon_S
, Mar 2022
I booked this trip for my wife and I for our 34th anniversary. This trip isn’t for the faint of heart and people without spandex pants. The parking location is a bit of a pain and it’s expensive, we went past the 8 hours by a minute and it cost us an additional $25.00. Be aware! Getting to the pick up point was a bit confusing but once we figured it out all was well. Our tour guide Humberto was a young hipster, polite, welcoming and excited on our behalf. He was both patient and knowledgeable of all things Tijuana and food. The walk to the first taco place wasn’t bad but the obstacle course of pot holes did give the walk a bit a delicious danger. The Birria tacos were in my view the best of show, a bit crunchy, savory, spicy and a whole lotta of #•!*%# great goodness! I would go back just for these any day all day!! The second destination was somewhere in middle earth plenty of both interesting characters and colorful businesses. The taco/quesadillas were made with blue corn tortillas, chicken, cheese and a home made blob of vendor love. These probably were better than the first tacos but it’s hard to decide when your taste buds are in control of your heart and mind! The Mango margarita was sublime and the only thing missing was the second and third one!! We moved on to some craft beers that we drank overlooking all of Tijuana in a bar that resembled a speak easy with popcorn and spicy chips! The final destination was a more traditional taco and the king taco was definitely the taco de adobada. We also had to try the cabeza and the asada just to make sure our tank was full for the passage back home. I would highly recommend this tour, especially if you are a foodie or you seek a fun interesting experience. The experience was safe, fun and the other tour guests that we met were Amazingly interesting and fun! Put on your walking shoes, your expandable pants and empty your stomach because you won’t regret the treasure that awaits you on the other side of the border. Salud y bien provecho!
star-3
If you are not at all familiar with Mexican border crossing this can be a little tricky. Don't cross border in car.
Antonius_W
, Mar 2022
The tour guide was terrific. Showed us much culture and local spots to eat. Very energetic and friendly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highly recommend
Ashley_H
, Mar 2022
We had a wonderful time! Our tour guide was so great! He knew so much about the food and history of Tijuana. I learned so much. The food was amazing. Everyone was so kind. I made new friends. I would definitely go again or on another one of the day trips they offer!!
star-5
Victor was a great guide!...
Nancy_F
, Oct 2021
Victor was a great guide! So knowledgeable and friendly. It felt like spending the day with a friend!
star-5
Te quiero Tacos en Tijuana
ElbaR_S
, Oct 2021
Had the most amazing birthday trip! Our guide (bodyguard) is the best and I highly recommend him. He showed us all around and the food choices were excellent 👌!!!!
star-5
Terrific time (and buy that Tequila)
Robert_M
, Sep 2021
My wife and I had a wonderful time, and our guide, Fernando (also the manager of the company) was fun, knowledgeable, and hilarious. If you're planning to visit TJ for an afternoon for the first time, this is a great way to do it. Our only regret was not buying any of the coffee-flavored Tequila at the tasting he brought us to. Don't be like us!
star-5
Excellent Tour, Excellent Guide
Robert_H
, Aug 2021
We had a wonderful time being guided around Tijuana by Victor. Victor is a knowledgable guide who takes quiet but obvious pride in his city and job. He explained the history of the different areas in a very accessible way. He took us to dining spots for casual food and explained the menus very capably. I was particularly impressed with the compassionate way he addressed street people that approached our group occasionally. We would highly recommend this tour, particularly if it is conducted by Victor!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Tour
Karen_R
, Aug 2021
Humberto was an awesome tour guide. We had so much fun, visited a few places, ate authentic Mexican tacos at 3 different restaurants, went tequila tasting, did a lot of shopping 🛍 and stopped for margaritas. It isn’t a tour bus, we take a taxi/van into town and then walk but it’s an experience you can’t get hopping on and off the bus or one you will never forget. If you’re in doubt don’t be just do it!
star-5
Gregorio the great
Andrew_C
, Aug 2021
Our guide Gregorio was great. He was really informative, answered all of our questions, and was great to hang out with. He is the type of guy I’d hang out with any day. I cannot recommend him enough. The tour was great and I would do it again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Greattt trip!
Yeabsira_D
, Jun 2021
We had a great time with Gregorio!! This was our second trip with him and he didn’t disappoint! If you’re in San Diego this is a must!

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