Mexico City Food Walking Tour: Tamales, Tacos And Quesadillas

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Overview

Learn about Mexicos rich culinary traditions from an experienced guide who shows you the best of Mexico Citys cuisine. Youll stop in a variety of taquerias and restaurants to taste tamales, tacos, indigenous dishes and regional specialties. A tantalizing array of delicious eats awaits you in both modest taquerias and fine restaurants. This small-group tour ensures that you'll receive personalized attention as you taste the cuisine of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly

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Meet your guide in the late morning at Hostal Amigo, a downtown Mexico City spot where you kick off the food festivities with a delicious pozole tasting. Once all the members of your small group arrive, follow your guide through the bustling streets for delicious tacos and quesadillas. Vegetarians can order quesadillas prepared with squash blossom and huitlacoche (a smoky-flavored delicacy often called corn smut); meanwhile meat eaters can select beef or pork tacos made from a huge variety of juicy cuts and seasonings. Try the famous al pastor tacos found at the highly recommended Taqueria El Huequito before biting into tacos made with cochinita pibil, a slow-roasted pork recipe that dates back to the ancient Maya on the Yucatan peninsula.

Make a quick stop at San Juan Market to taste some pre-Hispanic dishes made with exotic (and nutritious!) ingredients such as grasshoppers and other insects. These foods were important in the diet of ancient Mexico and are now delicacies served in the finest restaurants. Sample some of these unusual treats, or enjoy items made with quintessential ingredients such as corn, squash, chili, tomatoes, beans, avocado and chocolate.

Finish the tour at El Moro to enjoy some delicious chocolate and buñuelos. At the end of the 4-hour tour you can stay at the restaurant and soak up the festive atmosphere or your guide can walk you back to the starting point.

Inclusions for Mexico City Food Walking Tour: Tamales, Tacos And Quesadillas

  • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Food tatsting

Exclusions for Mexico City Food Walking Tour: Tamales, Tacos And Quesadillas

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This was a private tour, one on one, so the biggest benefit of the tour was the tour guide himself. We spent a lot of time talking about Mexico City, its history, its culture, and its people. That was the best part of the tour. He first introduced me to food at a couple of local places that created tacos from cheaper cuts of meat like tripe, tongue, etc. Things I wouldn't normally eat, but they were actually very tasty and I'm really glad I got to try them! I wouldn't have known what to try and which vendors to choose on my own. We ended up at a nice coffee shop and ate some very tasty dishes. My only negative is that at this restaurant the amount of food was too much. I would have preferred to have smaller amounts so I could try more things. But the food was excellent, and the guide was wonderful. It was like having lunch with a friend introducing me to his country's cuisine! Perfect.

  • Great - highly recommended if you want to taste a few different things from street vendors and want to make sure you choose the right ones.

  • Per our voucher we were told that the tour would begin at the Hostel Amigo on Isabel Catholica, yet the tour guide was told to pick us up at the Hostal Amigo Zocalo. The tour guide called the Hostel Amigo where we were at and then asked us to meet him at the Cathedral, about a 20 minute walk. The frustrating thing is that we had just been there prior to walking to the Hostal -- so 40 minutes extra walking. We did enjoy the tour and again the tour guide was pleasant and informative, but we ended up walking a total of eight miles on the tour, which was tough for our 83 year old traveler. Again, we should have been notified just how much walking was involved.

  • If you came to Mexico hoping to try as much of the local cuisine as possible, this is the tour to take! We had zucchini blossom quesadillas, cheese and bean stuffed tortillas called tlacoyos, cow's brain, eye and tongue tacos, Mexico's famous cochinita pibil, Spanish style tapas at the local market and finished it off with a stop at the famous Cafe Tacuba for chocolate and buñuelos. The walking is welcome to settle the food and burn off some of the calories you're putting on. Plus, the tour does not run until too late giving you the opportunity to return to one of the stops for dinner!

  • This was a super trip. My guide and his delightful family walked me around the streets, we sampled lots of different foods and a delicious chocolate drink. From street stalls to fancy restaurants, this is a tour that should always be included whilst in Mexico City.

  • The tour guide was amazing in her knowledge and pride of the city and food of Mexico. Before the tour I was indifferent to Tacos, now I am a Taco gourmet! My whole family enjoyed the tour and that is saying a lot given our differing tastes. We also got a Metro (subway) ride, dispelling all of our US fears about Mexico City public transportation and saving us a bunch of cab fares. Very Highly recommended.

USD 73.98