East LA Latin Flavors Food & Culture Tour in Los Angeles, CA

210 S Indiana StreetLos Angeles, CA 90063
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East Los Angeles is home to rich Latin culture and cuisine. Bypass downtown LA and head east for delicious food, intriguing history, and more. This tour provides guests with an inside look at East LA’s Latin culture and culinary scene with stops at a tortilla factory, Mariachi Plaza, and the Mercadito. From tres leches cake to goat and pupusa, you’ll have a mouth-watering time.


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Travel off the beaten path to the Latin-American core of Los Angeles! On this tour we explore the heart of East L.A. and Boyle Heights where the most sought-after tortillerias, birrierias, and tamale kitchens in the city are found. Featured tastes are foods perhaps typically expected – yet extraordinarily prepared - from time-honored family recipes which when combined with the warmth and hospitality of the restaurateurs yield a truly unforgettable experience. Be inspired by stories of courage and fortitude from the owners and merchants encountered along the way, and discover the ease and convenience of riding between tour stops in the safe comfort of Metro Gold Line trains. Starting with the first tasting, guests are treated to traditional handmade foods, some of which originated south of our border over 100 years ago! Foods tasted may be typically expected, yet are extraordinarily prepared. The tour concludes back at our original starting point.

On this tour, you will:
Visit LA's first tortilla factory
Taste time-honored family recipes
Visit a nationally-renowned tamale restaurant
Visit LA's first birrieria
Hear stories of courageous spirit, community, and family loyalty from local merchants
Visit a health-conscious pupuseria
Visit a modest family bakery known for their famous Tres Leches Cake

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Culver City, California
"A wonderful experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2018 NEW
We did the Farmer's Market tour as a team building activity and it was a great choice! We were coming from a long meeting and the tour was the perfect mix of information and fun. We ate some delicious food and thoroughly enjoying learning more about the city we call home.
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"The perfect food tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2018 NEW
I arranged to take a private tour for two of the Farmers Market since the Melting Pot Food and History tour was not offered the days we were in LA. Lisa responded promptly and began offering options and a price for a private tour. I was thrilled with her flexibility and booked immediately. All of the communication was seamless, and we met our tour guide, Barbara, as directed. The Farmers Market is fun to stroll on your own, but taking the tour with Barbara elevated this experience to one of my favorite tours ever. Barbara's enthusiasm for the area, food, and the history of the market was infectious. She shared so many stories as we strolled, and we enjoyed several tastings. Make sure you don't eat before this tour because you will eat so much along the way. Every tasting was delicious, and we were sad that the tour had to end. We look forward to experiencing more Melting Pot tours when we're in the LA area, and we hope to have Barbara as our guide again.
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Irvine, California
"Lovely, educational tour of the LA Farmers Market"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 05, 2018 NEW
We had a great experience with the tour guide. She was very informative and had a lovely personality. The food was great and the atmosphere was inviting. Thank you.
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Los Angeles, California
"Melting Pot Food Tours"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 03, 2018 NEW
Have treated friends and family to many food tours but always return to Melting Pot multiple times. They are wonderful! Laura was very knowledgable about history, culture and food. Could not have had a better host!!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"A peek into Latino culture"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2018 NEW
My husband and I brought three youngsters on the tour with us — one who is 9 plus two 11 year olds. We ALL enjoyed the tour and benefited from it very much. We liked the variety and quality of drinks and food. There were both sweet and savory and all were tasty and very fresh. Our guide provided just the right amount of information about the neighborhood, it’s residents and the foods. The walking and short train ride also worked well. Thank you for a great tour!
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Frequently Asked Questions about East LA Latin Flavors Food and Culture Tour

Is parking included in the tour price?
Parking is free of charge in the parking lot of the Metro Gold Line station where the tour begins. There is plenty of parking available for guests.

Is gratuity included in the tour price?
No. However, a 15-20% tip is considered standard and is greatly appreciated, especially if you had a wonderful time!

Where do I meet for the tour?

The tour begins at the Indiana Metro Gold Line Station (Los Angeles, CA 90063). Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.

What should I wear and bring for the tour?
We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and dressing appropriately for the day’s weather forecast. Be sure to bring the following items as well:

  • Money
  • Sunglasses/Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled Water, if desired

Can children come along on the tour?
Absolutely. Infants or young children under the age of 5 do not need tickets if they will not be participating in the food tastings. Children ages 5-12 or those participating in the tastings require a child’s ticket offered at a reduced price.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes. For the best possible experience, we ask that guests notify us if they or a member of their group requires the use of a wheelchair. Advance notice allows us to ensure that the group stays together at all points in the tour.

Does the tour still operate if it rains?
Yes. Tours are offered rain or shine. In the rare chance of heavy rain, flooding, or other bad weather, guests will be notified of the tour cancellation and given the option to reschedule.

How many stops are on the tour?
Tours stop anywhere from 6-8 times throughout the experience. Each stop offers guests the chance to sample a new type of food.

I have dietary restrictions/allergies. Can I still participate in the tour?
Yes. If given advance notice, we can accommodate your individual dietary restrictions/allergies throughout the tour.