Guided tour

Mérida: 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

Guided tour

Mérida: 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

From US$ 51.83 per person

Taste your way through Mérida on a 3-hour food tour. Explore the downtown areas of the city and savor authentic Mexican specialities.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy authentic Mexican food in downtown Mérida
  • Visit the food market and eat with the locals
  • Enjoy a great cultural introduction to Mexican cuisine with an expert guide
Full description
Start the tour by meeting on Plaza Grande, the heart of the city of Mérida. Enjoy a small-group tour of no more than ten people with an expert local guide. Discover the traditional cuisine of the city away from the main tourism hotspots. Start by enjoying some traditional refreshing drinks with your first dish of the day, gorditas. Then, try some grilled poc chuc, a dish of grilled meats prepared in citrus marinade. Next, visit one of the main food markets in town. Taste salbutes, tamales and also try some local fruit. Finish the tour by trying some tacos al pastor and carnitas.
  • Local guide
  • Food tastings
  • Fresh water and juice
  • Tips for restaurant waiters
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for the guide (Optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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Meeting point

• Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts. • The meeting point is at the 'Merida' colorful letters in Plaza Grande. (Also known as: Zocalo) • You can recognize the tour guide in a White T-shirt and a cap with "Eating With Carmen" logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 18 reviews

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Our walking tour with Alex was an outstanding experience and one I have already recommended to friends and family. The expertise and professionalism displayed by Alex was amazing and he mixed in humor with his local knowledge well. The food selection was beyond excellent with 7 local dishes that were each different and very tasty with an additional 1 local dessert (which you had 2 option to choose from). Alex explained the dishes well and whether they looked like something I would normally enjoy, they were all amazing choices that tasted great pushing me to try new and exciting dishes. I would challenge anyone that takes this tour to try each dish, even the Relleno Negro!

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March 24, 2023

We had an amazing time with Alex! He showed us places we would have never found without him. His enthusiasm for the Mexican food was catching and inspiring. We ate the best tacos and tortillas ever!!! Really glad we had this experience! We definitely recommend the tour to everyone! Stefan and Ines

March 24, 2023

Very enjoyable experience with Alex, sampling local dishes and exploring the local market. Long wait for the food at the first stop put us behind schedule so felt a little rushed in the market. Would have appreciated stopping at various food vendors for explanations on how their ingredients are used and additional information on Mexican food culture (e.g. history, seasonal dishes, breakfast/lunch/dinner dishes). Also feel the price is a bit high, especially considering the low cost of the actual dishes. Overall, recommend the tour but some improvements are possible :)

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 399088