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Mexico City: Market Tour

1. Mexico City: Market Tour

In this urban adventure you'll discover the flavors, folklore and hidden treasures of Mexico City's vibrant markets. Begin your tour at La Merced Market, where you'll experience all of its colorful culinary traditions. Get a taste for the authentic Mexican way of life, while understanding how social, economic and political issues collide with centuries old culture and traditions. Try market eateries, and learn about local modern and pre-hispanic food. Then, uncover secrets of sorcery at Mercado de Sonora. See the diverse spiritual beliefs present in this country, as well as the natural healing traditions. Watch out for the very unique and sometimes shocking animal section. Next, wander through the oldest neighborhood in town, where the city was founded in the 14th century. Explore hidden plazas and the best taqueria in the area. Indulge in fresh tortillas and tacos. Visit ancient houses and churches, and witness the diversity of colonial architecture. Take a trip to one of the city's oldest pulquerias and experience an authentic Mexican scene, while you try traditional drinks. Walk to the oldest cantina in Mexico and enjoy a beer while listening to traditional music. Hear the story of this bar and its role in shaping Mexico's cultural life. Witness street art and historical monuments as you walk to the last market. Decorated after the revolution by Diego Rivera's most renowned students, this one is an unforgettable hidden gem. Finish your adventure downtown on the Zocalo.

Mexico City: Private Roma and Condesas Walking Tour

2. Mexico City: Private Roma and Condesas Walking Tour

Join a friendly local guide to receive an authentic experience of Mexico City in two of its coolest neighborhoods. Explore the artsy enclaves of Roma and Condesa - two chic areas with a hipster edge and an incredibly diverse food and art scene. As you travel, fall in love with the quirky combination of colorful colonial buildings, Art Nouveau architecture, vintage bookshops, and vegetarian restaurants. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your host in Roma - where the food scene is as diverse as the culture, before stopping off at Mercado Roma - a covered market where you can visit some of Mexico City’s most popular eateries. Make your way down the tree-lined streets to Condesa right next door, which is an absolute heaven for creatives and art-lovers. Pass all-day street vendors selling fresh coconut juice and sweet pineapples as you explore the area’s galleries, and stroll through Parque México - one of the city’s most attractive urban gardens. Keep your eyes peeled for the park’s Art Deco attractions like the ironwork clock tower, and end your day simply strolling through the streets, exploring their restaurants, street art, shops, and bars, as your local guide shares stories of this fascinating city.

Mexico City: Private Taco Walking Tour

3. Mexico City: Private Taco Walking Tour

Join a local guide for an authentic experience. Explore Mexico City’s food culture in its coolest neighborhoods, Roma and Condesa, on a guided walking tour. Meet your guide at your specified meeting point and set off on a fully personalized guided food tour. Explore Mercado Medellín, a no-frills neighborhood market where locals stock up on fruit and vegetables. Browse the market’s fresh flowers, craft beers, moles, and handcrafted furniture. Then, sample street food like tlayudas (toasted tortilla covered in beans, meat, and cheese), barbacoa (tender steamed meat), or cochinita pibil (roast pork) and try a taco or two. Next, head to the slightly more upmarket Mercado Roma, a food market with a gourmet food hall. Pass all-day street vendors selling fresh coconut juice and sweet pineapples as you explore the area and stroll through Parque México, an urban oasis of greenery. Let your guide suggest the perfect spot for a taco and a cold drink, so you don't get overwhelmed by the hundreds of types of tacos and taquerías in Mexico City. Choose from suadero tacos made with thin-cut beef, barbacoa tacos with meat traditionally slow-cooked in an underground oven, and canasta tacos stacked high in a cloth-covered basket. Then, give your stomach a break as you walk through the streets of Condesa, a nirvana for creatives and art-lovers. Pop into boutiques and shop for souvenirs before ending on a sweet note with dessert tamales, ice cream, or coconut candies from local haunts. Finally, if you still have room, finish off your tour with another drink at a trendy bar in Condesa.

Mexico City: Exotic Food & Local Crafts Market Walking Tour

4. Mexico City: Exotic Food & Local Crafts Market Walking Tour

Get a taste of local life on a walking tour of Mexico City's famous markets. Try local delicacies, exotic dishes, and of course tacos at Mercado de San Juan. Shop for local handicrafts from over 350 vendors at Mercado La Ciudadela. Your market walking tour starts at the historic center of Mexico City to learn about the city's birthplace. Listen to your guide's captivating tales about sites such as Casa de Los Azulejos, the Zocalo, and the National Palace, among others. You haven’t visited Mexico if you haven’t eaten Mexican tacos. Visit a local taqueria also known as a taco restaurant to try a variety of tacos and glimpse Mexico's local flavor. The first market stop is Mercado de San Juan, the home of food lovers. One whiff of their exotic meats and fruits and your inner foodie will be drawn in like a bee to honey. One local delicacy on offer here is the chicatanas ants, are you feeling adventurous? Continue your walking tour at Mercado La Ciudadela, a particular favorite for artisans. This famous market is a one-stop shop for great local handicrafts, including Oaxacan textiles and alebrijes. The market is packed with more than 350 vendors, all selling goods from across the country. Finish your tour with a shot of tequila or mezcal to complete your authentic Mexican foodie experience.

Mexico City: Street Food Walking Tour

5. Mexico City: Street Food Walking Tour

Walk through the tastiest neighborhoods in town, La Merced and Centro Histórico. Indulge in a wide variety of local delights, beginning with a blue corn quesadilla in the Merced Market. Head out to the streets and sample what is likely the best birria in the city.  Chat with local cooks and owners to pick up insight into the magic of their recipes and traditions. Continue with a detour to spot amazing street art, and then get back to the food with a tasty stop for chicharrón. See how they make it, then spice it up and enjoy it. Keep on with the tasting with some tamales, cecina, and cochinita pibil. Arrive at San Juan Market, the exotic and gourmet market, where you'll get to try a large variety of creative spicy salsas. Finish the experience with a gourmet seafood tostada.

Mexico City: 4-Hour Taco Night Private Food Tour

6. Mexico City: 4-Hour Taco Night Private Food Tour

Your tour begins with the collection in a private vehicle from your hotel at night. Throughout this tour you will visit the colonies Narvarte, Roma and Cuauhtemoc, which are characterized by being quiet areas where you can find traditional establishments such as taquerias and canteens. In each of them, you will taste different tacos and typical Mexican drinks. Your last stop will be to the Jamaica Market (flower market) which is open 24 hours and is best known for the sale of flowers. There are over 1,150 positions dedicated to flowers, floral arrangements and ornamental plants, and the variety of flowers ranges from typical roses to flowers of different tropics. The Jamaica Market in the past was located at the eastern end of the Mexico-Tenochtitlán city, oriented towards the Xochimilco Lake. The area was full of artificial islands called "Chinampas", which were used for for agriculture and service ports to the thousands of canoes and boats that passed by on their way to the markets of the city. All food tastings are included, and after the tour you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 77 reviews

It was an amazing hike! Excellent guide, a lot of historical knowledge. It adjusts to your rhythm. Highly recommended. We visited a house museum with priceless art. It allowed me to better appreciate and value Mexican culture.

This is more than a good experience, it is a journey through the history, flavors, and crafts of Mexico. Our guide was fabulous, friendly, and helpful, I definitely recommend this tour, 100%

Wonderful tour of market and surrounding area. Our guide Nicholas was excellent. We learned a lot about the food and Mexican culture. Only 2 of us do had lots of personal attention.

It was a great experience, I went to places I would have never got only by myself and the guide was well prepared, has shown flexibility when needed and was a pleasure to be with.

Elisa was an amazing Guide and the tour was really fun and interesting