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Prices listed are per person and include tax & tip.


Visit each stop in any order, anytime within the windows listed.


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Featuring...

Next-level gastropub favorites from an award-winning chef

Handcrafted gourmet burgers, featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

North Park's premiere beer garden, known for unreal pretzels and beer cheese dip  

USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Craft Vodka Distillery


An epicenter of art and culture, North Park is one of San Diego's hottest neighborhoods for entertainment, exploration, and of course food and drink. A spectacular restaurant and bar scene draws in locals from miles away, with classic taquerias and modern gastropubs alike playing to the neighborhood's iconic blend of timeless favorites and new discovery. 


The intersection of University Avenue and 30th Street also holds claim to being "the best beer neighborhood in the nation," with a wealth of bars and restaurants pouring award-winning craft beer. For those seeking an authentic taste of the San Diego, North Park encompasses is one of the county's top culinary destinations.



The Places You'll Go

Visit each place in any order

Encontro

Gastropub

Award-Winning

Eater Essential

Overview & Photos

While Encontro may stem from the Spanish verb 'Encontrar' – “To meet, to find, or to discover,” make no mistake about it, this is American comfort food at its finest. Owner and Executive Chef Jason Hotchkiss brings profound culinary expertise stemming from iconic names in the food world: Cohn Restaurant Group, Bottega Louie, L’Entrecote de Paris and Café Kati among others.


In addition to phenomenal chicken, fresh greens and spectacular homemade sauces, Encontro's bread is a truly historic favorite. The recipe was handed down by the famous Pat & Oscar, who built a legacy around addictive breadsticks. And as crazy as it sounds, the bread here may be even better...

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Tasting Menu

Choose two of the following



***Signature Hot Fresh Bread (v)***

Fried Chicken Slider

Pulled Pork Slider

Mini corndog

Butter Biscuit (v)

Truffle Fries (v)

Portobello Fries (v)

Crispy Green Beans (v)

Grilled Little Gems (v)

Included with Drink Pairing: Choice of Craft Beer

Choice of draft beer from our rotating list of craft specialties


A savings of up to 25% compared to regular drink prices  

(v) — Vegetarian

***Top Favorite***

Items listed above, including tax and tip, are included in your booking. Tax and tip is also included with any additional pre-orders. You are responsible for the cost, tax and tip of any additional items ordered during your tour. See General Information below for how to place pre-orders for only select members of your group.

Amenities

clean and safe

Clean & Safe

Serves Alcohol

Free Parking

Romantic

Pet Friendly

Wifi

BYOB

Allows BYOB

Wheelchair Accessible

Patio

Outdoor Seating

Flame

Heated Patio

Kids

Good for Kids



Details

Expected Duration: 45 min


Time Limit: N/A


Service Type: Full Service

Your group will be seated, a server will take your orders, and your selections will be served to your table.



Arrival Instructions 

Show your booking confirmation to the hostess or appropriate staff member upon arrival. Once confirmed, place your orders from the tasting menu. Please be sure to have all members of your party present. 

Pet Policy: Most pets allowed

Most traditional household pets allowed, provided that they are well-trained. Contact restaurant for special circumstances. 


Kid Policy: All ages

All ages welcome 


Dress Code: Casual

Shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops okay. Sleeves encouraged for men and appropriate coverage encouraged for women. 


El Comal

Mexican

Authentic

Minority-Owned

Overview & Photos

We have a vibrant menu that covers all the flavors of Mexico. Our family has served the community for more than 20 years, and we've dedicated ourselves to creating authentic dishes with only the freshest ingredients. 


We make Mexican food just like how it’s made in the kitchen at home; with lots of love and care. This gives our patrons a dining experience that is unique and fills not only your stomach but your soul.

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Tasting Menu

Choose two of the following



***Grilled Marlin Street Taco***

Cochinita Pibil Taco

Crispy Corn Flauta (Chicken or Beef)

Oaxacan Tamale (Chicken or Cheese & Pepper (v))

Potato Enchilada with Mole Verde (v)



(v)Vegetarian

***Top Favorite***   

Included with Drink Pairing: Margarita Flight

Choose two: House, Cucumber, Jamaica


A savings of up to 60% compared to regular drink prices  

(v) — Vegetarian

***Top Favorite***  

Items listed above, including tax and tip, are included in your booking. Tax and tip is also included with any additional pre-orders. You are responsible for the cost, tax and tip of any additional items ordered during your tour. See General Information below for how to place pre-orders for only select members of your group.

Amenities

clean and safe

Clean & Safe

Serves Alcohol

Free Parking

Has TV

Pet Friendly

Wifi

Wheelchair Accessible

Patio

Outdoor Seating

Flame

Heated Patio

Sports

Shows Sports

Kids

Good for Kids



Details

Expected Duration: 30 min


Time Limit: 60 min


Service Type: Full Service

Your group will be seated, a server will take your orders, and your selections will be served to your table.


Arrival Instructions 

Show your booking confirmation to the hostess or appropriate staff member upon arrival. Once confirmed, place your orders from the tasting menu. Please be sure to have all members of your party present. 

Pet Policy: Most pets allowed (on patio) 

Most traditional household pets allowed on our outdoor patio, provided that they are well-trained. 


Kid Policy: All ages

All ages welcome 


Dress Code: Casual

Shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops okay. Sleeves encouraged for men and appropriate coverage encouraged for women. 


Pretzels & Pints

American

Family-Owned

Great Beer

Overview & Photos

Tucked away in the Arts District of North Park, Pretzels & Pints (formerly known as California Tap Room) beer bar offers hand-rolled pretzels that are influenced by the great traditions of New York, Philadelphia, & Munich, Germany. We pair pretzels with our signature beer cheese and mustards, and a constantly rotating selection of local craft brews.


Pretzels & Pints is loved among the local community for its laid-back atmosphere that brings European beer garden culture to San Diego. Sport fans, young families (Pretzels & Pints is run by a husband and wife duo with small children of their own) and everyone in between will find themselves right at home.

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Tasting Menu

Our Signature Pretzel Puffs (v)

Savory with beer cheese and mustard, or sweet with cinnamon sugar and honey

Included with Drink Pairing: Choice of Craft Beer

Choose from our extensive rotating draft list

16oz pint unless noted by bartender


A savings of up to 45% compared to regular drink prices  

(v) — Vegetarian

Items listed above, including tax and tip, are included in your booking. Tax and tip is also included with any additional pre-orders. You are responsible for the cost, tax and tip of any additional items ordered during your tour. See General Information below for how to place pre-orders for only select members of your group.

Amenities

clean and safe

Clean & Safe

Serves Alcohol

Free Parking

Has TV

Pet Friendly

Wifi

Wheelchair Accessible

Patio

Outdoor Seating

Sports

Shows Sports

Kids

Good for Kids



Details

Expected Duration: 25 min


Time Limit: N/A


Service Type: Limited Service

Your group will place orders at a counter, then pick up your food when ready unless a server is present to serve to you. 


Arrival Instructions
 

Show your booking confirmation to the cashier upon arrival. Once confirmed, place your orders from the tasting menu. Please be sure to have all members of your party present at your scheduled arrival time.

Pet Policy: Dogs allowed (on patio) 

Most traditional household pets allowed on our outdoor patio, provided that they are well-trained. 


Kid Policy: All ages

All ages welcome 


Dress Code: Super Casual

Shorts, tank tops, flip-flops and related attire okay. Shirt and footwear required. 


619 Spirits

Drinks

Award-Winning

Crafted Cocktails

Overview & Photos

USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Craft Vodka Distillery, 619 Spirits began with Six One Nine Vodka, a super-premium handcrafted vodka that gained so much popularity that a distillery and tasting room was created in its name. Inventive cocktails perfectly tow the line of creativity and taste, and go quite well with equally inviting gastropub fare.


Founder Nick Apostolopoulos, a former software architect and long-time spirits aficionado, recognized that San Diego needed its own super-premium handcrafted vodka. He launched Six One Nine vodka in 2012 with this mission in mind, and continues to pour the same care and attention to detail into his distillery and restaurant.

This restaurant adheres to TastePro's Commitment to Safety. View their added safety precautions

Tasting Menu

Choice of Signature Cocktail OR Gastropub Favorites



Cocktails

Blueberry Mojito

Beet of the Scorpion

Custom Mule

Margarita

Boozie Slushie



Gastropub Favorites (Choose 2)

Buffalo Chicken Slider

Cheeseburger Slider

3 wings

Fish Taco

Veggie Taco (v)

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (v)

Truffle Parmesan Fries (v)

Brussel Sprouts (v: ask for no bacon)

Included with Drink Pairing: Choice of Craft Cocktail

Choice of cocktail from the list above

(this would be a second cocktail if you're already choosing the drink option above)


A savings of up to 40% compared to regular drink prices  

(v) — Vegetarian

Items listed above, including tax and tip, are included in your booking. Tax and tip is also included with any additional pre-orders. You are responsible for the cost, tax and tip of any additional items ordered during your tour. See General Information below for how to place pre-orders for only select members of your group.

Amenities

clean and safe

Clean & Safe

Serves Alcohol

Free Parking

Has TV

Pet Friendly

Wifi

Wheelchair Accessible

Patio

Outdoor Seating

Flame

Heated Patio

Sports

Shows Sports

Kids

Good for Kids



Details

Expected Duration: 20 min


Time Limit: N/A


Service Type: Full Service

Your group will be seated, a server will take your orders, and your selections will be served to your table.


Arrival Instructions 

Show your booking confirmation to the hostess or appropriate staff member upon arrival. Once confirmed, place your orders from the tasting menu. Please be sure to have all members of your party present. 

Pet Policy: Most pets allowed

Most traditional household pets allowed, provided that they are well-trained. Contact restaurant for special circumstances. 


Kid Policy: All ages

All ages welcome 


Dress Code: Super Casual

Shorts, tank tops, flip-flops and related attire okay. Shirt and footwear required. 



Tour Details

Safety Precautions

Outdoor Dining

Outdoor seating available

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Surfaces sanitized between seatings

Common areas deep cleaned daily

Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided

Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers


Social Distancing

Limited number of seated diners

Distancing maintained in common areas

Extra space between tables

Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Personal Protective Equipment

Waitstaff wear masks

Diners must wear masks unless seated

Diets & Allergies

These restaurants have indicated that they can accommodate the diets, allergies and intolerances listed below:

  1. Vegetarian
  2. Gluten Free
  3. Dairy Free
  4. Fish
  5. Shellfish
  6. Peanuts
  7. Tree Nuts
  8. Pork
  9. Red Meat
  10. Eggs
  11. Corn
  12. Soy

Additional substitutions or requests are subject to the restaurant's discretion and may not be able to be fulfilled. Please inform the server or cashier about any dietary restrictions or allergies that your party may have before ordering. 

Route Map


0.5 mi

Total est. distance


9 min

Total est. walking time

The distance and transit time estimates above reflect the walking route illustrated. Actual distance and transit times may vary.

Helpful Info

Choosing Your Tour Date, Time and Group Size 

To book this curated tour, first select your desired Tour Date on the calendar. You'll then be prompted to select the Time Slot displayed, which lists the arrival windows for each restaurant. You will be able to visit each place in any order, at any valid time. For example, if you see 'Restaurant ABC: 11a - 6p, 8 - 10p  |  Restaurant XYZ: 12 - 9p,' you can arrive at at Restaurant ABC anytime from 11am - 6pm or 8 - 10pm, and you can arrive at Restaurant XYZ anytime from 12 - 9pm.


If your desired tour date is not available, the restaurants are either closed or do not accept TastePro bookings on that day. If this happens, please choose a different tour date or select a different restaurant. 


Restaurants will not accept TastePro bookings outside the date listed on your booking confirmation. If you arrive outside the time window listed on your booking confirmation, the restaurant has full discretion in whether to seat you. If they are unable to seat you, you can request your tasting menu to-go. Please refer to our refund policy for more details. 


TastePro bookings are only valid for the number of people listed on your booking confirmation. If you show up with more people than you paid for, your group will not be served until the additional guests book on TastePro. To do this, simply book this same tour for the same date. You'll receive a separate booking confirmation for these additional guests.  



Drink Pairings

Most restaurants offer an optional drink pairing to enhance the dining experience, often at a significant discount if pre-ordered on TastePro. Drink pre-orders are available in the booking box, where you select your tour date, time and group size. Choose the drink option(s) that best suit you, and the price will be added automatically. Drink pairing options listed on each tasting menu are not included with the base price. 


If not everyone in your group wishes to pre-order drinks, or if people want to add drinks at different places, we recommend making separate bookings. For example, in a group of 4 where two people want drinks at all stops, one person wants drinks at just two stops, and one person doesn't want any drinks, three bookings would have to be made for the same tour: the first for two people, where drinks are added everywhere; the second for one person, where drinks are added at two places; and the third for one person, where no drinks are added. 


When making separate bookings for the same tour, make sure that the tour dates match and that the group size adds up to everyone in your party. You will receive separate confirmations for each of these bookings.


Anyone who consumes alcoholic beverages must have a valid ID proving they are of legal drinking age. No refunds will be issued for people who purchase drink pairings and are unable to present valid ID. Please drink responsibly.



Why do some tours have time windows that exclude peak meal times?

Restaurants want to provide the best experience for each of their guests. If a restaurant is routinely full during peak meal periods, they will likely choose not to accept TastePro bookings during those windows, in order to best control crowds and wait times. Most standard food tours take place during non-peak hours for the same reason. 


If a restaurant is available during meal peak hours and you visit at those times, you may be required to wait for a table. TastePro is not responsible for guests missing arrival windows due to unexpected wait times. If you are concerned about wait times, we recommend taking your tour during non-peak hours or requesting your tasting menu selections as a to-go order.


Please also note that restaurant availability is displayed in the restaurant's local time. Plan accordingly if you are booking from a different time zone. 



Can I make substitutions or order additional items? 

The restaurant has full discretion on the extent to which substitutions are allowed. If you don’t like the options listed on a tasting menu, we recommend booking a different restaurant. 


Most restaurants will allow TastePro guests to order additional items from the standard menu during their tour. Please note that you are responsible for payment, tax and tip for any additional items not included in your tasting menu.