Merida Street Food Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel Caribe, Calle 59 500, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
  • Return Details :
    Pola Gelato Shop, 467D Calle 55 x 62 y 64, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This 3-hour street food tour is for foodies who want to sample the authentic street food of the Yucatan. Visit Merida's main market, sample fruits and juices, and walk along to tasting spots where you can try native dishes such as 'cochinita pibil' (slow-roasted pork), 'panuchos' (tortillas stuffed with refried black beans), empanadas, and seafood tacos. End your tour with a sweet stop at a gelato shop specializing in local flavors.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

This 3-hour guided tour is for serious foodies who want to taste the best authentic Yucatecan street food. Meet your guide at 10:30am at Hidalgo Park and walk through the busy streets of Merida to the main market. Learnabout the local produce and how Yucatecans use them in their native dishes.

At your first tasting spot, choose between empanadas, polcanes (masa stuffed with lima beans, chiles, and pumpkin seeds), panuchos (fried tortillas filled with black beans), or salbutes (deep-fried tortillas with toppings). Then, move on to a taco tasting where you can try the two most famous varieties in the Yucatan: cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork) and lechon (suckling pig).

Move on to El Marlin Azul and sample two types of seafood tacos. On the way, visit the main square and take a look at the beautiful colonial buildings overlooking it, while your guide provides historical and cultural context.

Finally, walk to a gelatostore, where you can choose between dozens of local fruit flavors.

Inclusions

Food tasting

Beverages

Local and professional guide

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

A minimum of two people per booking is required

A moderate amount of walking is involvedcomfortable walking shoes are recommend

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Thelma was extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions! I would highly recommend this tour to add to your Merida vacation.

  • 26-Feb-2019

    My friend and I were the only two on the tour, which really allowed us to ask questions and move through the market at our own pace. Our guide was wonderful!

  • 30-Jan-2019

    Couldn't rate this food tour highly enough! The food in the Yucatán region is special enough to begin with, but our guide was very friendly and informative, taking us to the 'hidden' spots in the winding Merida market, a seafood spot and finally an ice cream parlour (with unique flavours!). All the food and drink was included as part of the tour and provided an authentic and special experience.

  • 21-Jan-2019

    Our guide Azul was great! We started off with touring the main market in Centro (Mercado Gálvez). We learned how the market was laid out, where to find fish, local produce, regional produce, meats, spices and everything else. We sampled fresh fruits that had never heard of before (our favorite was caimito), we tasted panuchos, salbutos, tacos de cochinita pibil, empanadas de Chaya. We learned about the different spices and chiles of the region.We the left the market and tried seafood tacos at El Marlin and finished with ice cream and sorbet at a new place called Pola.Great tour.

  • 13-Apr-2018

    Excellent tour, I only wish we had booked it sooner. We went to the main market in Merida, our guide telling us about the sights as we walked there. We tried a variety of dishes tamales, empanadas, tacos, salbutos, panuchos plus some fruit drinks and horchata to wash it all down. Then on to a fish restaurant for ceviche and finally an ice cream shop for dessert. Our guide was very friendly and informative throughout. We were in Mexico for two weeks and if I was asked to rate my experiences I would say this tour and our visit to Uxmal were the best.

  • 27-Mar-2018

    Our guide Jose is a very likable young man who gave us insight into the Mayan culture, especially the culinary culture. Mayans are friendly and the city is very safe.

  • 11-Mar-2018

    This tour was not only fun, but was also very useful and educational. I would recommend that every first time visitor to Merida go on this tour, if possible on your first day in town. Everything we tried was very delicious and the tour makes the market less intimidating.

  • 17-Feb-2018

    Great tour of busy local market for foodies. It is the real thing.

    Don't miss this if you are in Merida.

  • 21-Jan-2018

    Really fun, informative tour. Our guide, Jose was wonderful.

  • 16-Jan-2018

    Our guide was terrific and very knowledgeable. The market needs a good power wash so if you are squeamish there were a couple of stops that may make you hesitate. Overall, the food we tasted was very good and the experience was fun.

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