South Beach Tour des Forks Food Tour

Miami Food Tours

Zerve Seller: MiamiDeFork
Activity #3235
Discover both mouth-watering restaurants & cafés and the Art Deco architecture and history that make Miami's South Beach so unique!
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The Miami Herald calls it a “A Feast by foot”!
Discover Miami’s unique Art Deco district—from Lincoln Road to Española Way & Ocean Drive—through the locals’ favorite mouth-watering restaurants and cafés.

On the SoBe Tour des Forks, you’ll get a taste of Miami as your enthusiastic guide takes you through 5 different restaurants and cafes in South Beach—Miami Beach’s most popular neighborhood. On tour, you’ll bypass the tourist traps and go straight to the eateries that the locals frequent to discover the mouth-watering dishes that will fill you up for lunch!
Your 3-hour food adventure may include tastings such as:
  • Miami Nouvelle Cuisine
  • Authentic Cuban Cafe
  • French Café
  • Brazilian Restaurant
  • Homemade Kosher Ice Cream
The SoBe Tour des Forks is not only a food tour, it’s an architectural, historic and cultural walking tour. Besides delving into the foods of Miami, you’ll discover the dramatic history, diverse culture and stunning Art Deco architecture of Miami Beach. Your local guide will share the dramatic (and romantic) stories that illustrate how Miami Beach has been shaped into the glamorous city we know today.

All tastings are included in the ticket price, enough for lunch!
Miami Food Tours can accommodate most allergies and dietary restrictions; just let us know when making your ticket purchase. Tasting locations are subject to change.

Meeting Location

Lincoln Road in South Beach (Miami Beach, FL) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)


168 Reviews Rating: 4.8 4.8 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
Sat, Feb 28  11:30 AM Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time in this tour. Even though it rained all day our tour guide Faruk made it very fun and we had a great time. The food was amazing, I had never tasted anything like it. Everyone in our groups had a lot of fun.
Rating: 5
Great informal introduction to very different food
Mon, Feb 16  11:00 AM Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Enjoyed the tour very much with a very enthusiastic guide.

Saw some iconic sights and generally loved the area we covered.

Well done to all concerned.
Rating: 5
Gems of South Beach with great food!
Sun, Feb 15  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Local Other
I attended this tour with my aunt and we had a blast! Being locals, we initially thought that there wouldn't that much to learn about Miami Beach but we were pleasantly wrong. Our guide Juanita was great and gave details about each stop we made. Very knowledgeable and food selection was eclectic and delicious. My aunt and I both went on empty stomachs and expected to have to buy lunch afterwards, knowing that all we were getting were samples at each location, but we were pleasantly surprised to find that at the end of the tour we were content with the amount of food consumed. There were even these delicious alcoholic drinks that we were able to buy (not included in tour) at the Brazilian bar we went to. It was great to be able to enjoy them as we strolled in the hot sunny weather alongside the art deco buildings. Would definitely recommend to tourists and locals alike!
Rating: 5
Great Time and Great Food
Tue, Feb 10  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Unspecified Individual
Great tour! Loved the combination of history, interesting facts and AMAZING FOOD!!! Highly recommend going on this tour.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend an afternoon in Miami Beach
Wed, Feb 4  11:00 AM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
Great way to get a feel for Miami and it's cuisine.
Rating: 5
Juanita was Juan'derful!
Sun, Jan 25  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our Group of Four had a really great time; learned a lot about Miami's blending of cultures, experienced through food and architecture. Our guide was very knowledgeable, personable, and a real delight. We have already recommended to fellow Miami tourists.
Rating: 5
Fun and educational tour
Sun, Jan 25  11:00 AM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Juanita was our tour guide. She is warm and personable and she is a wealth of knowledge about the history and architecture of Miami. We stopped at five local eateries and the food was excellent. This is a fun and relaxing way to get a feel for Miami Beach.
Rating: 5
Juanita Made the Tour Fantastic!!!
Sat, Jan 24  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed the food tour due, in large part, to the knowledge and friendliness of our guide, Juanita Castro (not Fidel's sister!) We had taken the Miami CULINARY Tour of South Beach several months ago but highly recommend the Miami FOOD Tour over that one. It is tricky when making reservations to determine that they are two different tour groups but they are ... and the FOOD Tour was much, much better. The restaurant offerings were delicious and more substantial and the tour guide was far better informed. We even visited one place (Espanola Way) that was on both tours and Juanita provided much more information about it (e.g., it was renovated for use as a set on Miami Vice) than the Culinary Tour guide. So be sure when you book that you book the Miami FOOD Tour ... not the Miami Culinary Tour. You'll be glad you did!!!
Miami Food Tours responded:
Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed the tour with Juanita and learned so much about why we love Miami Beach!
Rating: 5
Nice company to deal with
Mon, Jan 19  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Unfortunately I messed up our schedule, and got the day of our tour wrong. Totally my fault, but the owner offered to let me switch days even after I had missed the tour. The tickets are listed as non refundable, but he was super generous and allowed me to switch dates. How often does that happen? Great company, and good with dealing with tourists who forget what day it is.
Rating: 5
Great Tour!!
Mon, Jan 19  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoyed learning more about miami southbeach area. Loved the food stops!
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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay cash?
Tickets must be purchased in advance. To maximize your chance of getting the day, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone with a Visa, AMEX or MasterCard. Cash is not accepted.
If a food tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?
We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please click on the "Contact MiamiDeFork" link to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.
How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
The SoBe Tour des Forks covers 1.5 miles and lasts between 3 and 3.5 hours. We walk at a moderate pace with seating provided in most of the restaurants for at least an hour of resting total.
How much food is served on the food tour?
Miami Food Tours serves enough food that for most participants, lunch afterward is not necessary. Please know that our food tours are not intended to replace breakfast and lunch, so please consider eating breakfast before the tour.
What if I have dietary restrictions, food allergies or am a vegetarian?
As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate most allergies and dietary restrictions. And there are tastings for vegetarians. Please be sure to let us know if you or anybody in your group has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your ticket.
What type of food is served and what restaurants do we visit on the tour?
We taste foods from a variety of ethnic restaurants and cafes. Our tasting locations usually include The Cafe at Books & Books, David's Cafe II, A La Folie, Boteco Copacabana and The Frieze Ice Cream Factory, but please note that food tasting locations are subject change without notice.
Is the tour kid-friendly?
We do offer both Adolescent and Child tickets for families, however keep in mind that the tour is 3 hours long and some children have limited attention spans. Therefore, the tour may not be appropriate for some of them. Please consider the amount of walking and standing when deciding whether the tour is appropriate for your child.
If I am bringing an baby or very young child, do I need to buy a ticket for them?
If your child will not be participating in the tastings, they do not need a ticket. However, please do let us know that you will be bringing an infant or young child by including a Message to the Seller.
Are beverages or alcoholic drinks served during the tour?
A drink tasting is included on the tour and water is served at most tasting locations. Miami Food Tours does not serve beer, wine or cocktails during the tour. We also ask that if you feel like a beer or cocktail, to wait until after the tour in order to stay on schedule and respect the time of the rest of the group.
When is the best time to take the tour?
We highly recommend taking our food tours at the beginning of your visit to allow plenty of time to continue exploring South Beach and so you may return to your favorite food tasting locations and redeem your store coupons.
Where does the tour begin and end?
The tour begins in South Beach on Lincoln Road. The meeting point and directions will be disclosed upon ticket purchase. The tour ends just a block and half from the starting point, and a map is provided to all tour participants.
Is the tour wheelchair and baby stroller accessible?
Yes—our tour route and tasting establishments are wheelchair and baby stroller accessible and friendly.
Do your tours have anything to offer a native Miamian?
A significant number of Miami Food Tours’ participants live in the Miami area and are looking for something fun to do on their day off. Miamians who take our tour discover the rich history and architectural gems of city they live in, while getting to know the South Beach locals’ favorite restaurants and cafes.
Are the tours offered only in English?
Miami Food Tours operates our tours in English. If you would like to arrange for your own interpreter to join the tour, please click on the "Contact MiamiDeFork" link to discuss.
What happens if it rains or storms?
Miami Food Tours operates rain or shine, please bring an umbrella or poncho if it looks like rain and wear appropriate shoes. In the case of inclement weather, we are able to enter most of the establishments on the tour.
Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Yes, bathrooms are available at most of our food-tasting locations.
May I shop during the tour?
We ask that tour participants hold off on their shopping until after the tour so that we can stay on schedule for our food-tastings. We end near the starting point, so it will be easy to find your way back to any shops.
Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes, cameras are allowed (we’re not visiting any museums on the tour).
Is there parking near the tour starting point?
Yes, plenty of street and garage parking is located near the starting point of the SoBe Tour des Forks. Specific parking details are provided upon the purchase of your ticket(s), including address, directions and pricing.
Are pets allowed on the tour?
Due to the policies of the various food tasting locations we visit, no pets, other than service animals, are allowed on the tour.
Does the tour guide accept gratuities?
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, but not mandatory. In the tourism industry, it is customary to tip your tour guide as you would a waitperson, between 15% and 18%.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes, Miami Food Tours Gift Certificates are available. To purchase or learn more about our gift certificates, please click on the "Contact MiamiDeFork" link to let us know what you are interested in.
Can I book a private group tour?
Yes—Miami Food Tours Private Group Tours are available. To set up a private tour or to learn more, please click on the "Contact MiamiDeFork" link and let us know about your request. A member of our staff will get back to you within 2 working days.


Miami Food Tours

Miami Food Tours started in 2010, becoming the first Miami culinary tour company with the goal to turn Miami’s visitors into South Beach locals by introducing them to the best of the local cuisine through a selection of the locals’ favorite cafes and restaurants.

We began our research by tasting our way through our own city—fueling up on Cuban coffees, relaxing in SoBe’s European bistros, tasting our way through Miami’s Latin cafes and sharing laughs over plenty of ice cream. We listened to stories of the movers-and-shakers of Miami Beach, had lunch with the local business owners and hung out in the music and entertainment venues of South Beach.

Finally we found the freshest Ceviche, sipped on the best Cortadito and discovered probably the best ice cream in the world. When you join us on a Miami Food Tour, we bring you all of these and more on the city’s finest culinary walking tour—the SoBe Tour des Forks.

From international vacationers to local Miami residents, everybody is sure to discover something new. Whether it’s an architectural gem, a dramatic story from the past or a delicious new dish, you’ll be sure to find your own takeaway.

Our local, passionate tour guides are delighted to share the culinary discoveries, dramatic tales from the past and architectural observations with our guests. We suggest that you take your tour in the beginning of your stay because we will tantalize your taste buds and open your eyes to a whole new side of Miami that we’re sure you’ll want to keep exploring!
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