Mexico City Markets And Food Tour

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Overview

Uno dos tres cuatro cinco! Join this Mexico City tour to see five of Mexico's best street markets. Whether you're in the market for a magic love potion, voodoo dolls, hot tamales, pretty piatas, or exotic flowers, these markets have all bases covered.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free snacks included
  • Led by a local guide

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At 8:45am, meet your guide and your small group of 12 or fewer at the Museo Mexicano del Diseño in Mexico City. Set off for an insider's look at some of the Mexican capital's best markets just like a local, by taking a ride on the subway. 

Your first stop is a market some locals might not even know. Hear about the market’s unique history from the early 20th century, its connection to Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and its context within modern Mexican society. Hop back on public transport and visit the bizarre witchcraft market, where you can purchase a superhero costume, a festive piñata, a voodoo doll, a hangover remedy, or any number of magic potions.

Walk a few blocks to a "3-in-1" market that features flowers, prepared food, and fresh produce. This is Mexico City's biggest flower market, where local vendors will sell you exotic flowers that exactly match the color of your eyes. As you wander through the market, sample a cup of pineapple tepache, tamales, Mexican barbecue, fruit cocktail, and exotic mixed juices.

Your last stop is at a local patio for more food samples, ensuring you finish the 5-hour tour with a panza llena, corazon contento — a “full tummy and happy heart.” The tour concludes around 1pm, back at the Museo Mexicano del Diseño.

Inclusions for Mexico City Markets And Food Tour

  • Bilingual local guide
  • Public transportation
  • Samples of local food

Exclusions for Mexico City Markets And Food Tour

  • Souvenirs
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Small group of a maximum of 12 people

We recommend dressing conservatively as we will be visiting non-touristy areas. Long trousers or jeans and a t-shirt is recommended. Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards, in the hotel and bring a small amount of spending cash. Only small cameras are allowed and during the rainy season (May to September) we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella

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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27 reviews by the users

  • OK tour but not a food tour in comparison with other food tours I have been on in other countries.
    Interesting places visited , some of which would have been difficult to find without local knowledge.
    Jose was a good guide , friendly and an interesting person.

  • The Food and Market Tour was great. dont't eat before you go. We ate all day. Ebelyn was fantastic. She

  • Tour was OK. There was not much food provided for a food tour. The majority of the time was spent visiting markets. The GUIDE was GREAT though, she did a GREAT job explaining the sites, surroundings, and way of life in Mexico City.

  • Evelyn was an amazing, informative and warm host. We saw so much of the culture and local market behavior. Food was varied and tasty. Highly recommend this host and toys. Thank you

  • This was an absolutely wonderful tour! When visiting another country, what better way to see how the people live their lives than to visit their markets, and this tour was perfect in that regard. There were 4 or 5 markets visited at a leisurely pace, to include the Rodriguez market and it's interesting sociological history and murals. The sprawling Mercado de la Merced with emphasis on the magic section. And also the flower market, which imo is spectacular, one of the best I have seen anywhere.
    And the tour was so much more than the markets. Our guide, Rodrigo, had so much to relate about Mexico City: it's history and what lies underneath and why the streets are so undulating , superstitions, cultural struggles, ethnicities, the food of course, and even an introduction to riding the bus and subway system. There were also 3 or 4 stops along the way to sample the fare at market fast food venues all delicious I wish I had not eaten breakfast!. Thanks Rodrigo, for making this one of the best tours I have experienced anywhere, and at 39, an absolute steal!

  • Have so much fun with this tour! Our tour guide Nathan I very professional and knowledgeable! guide us to the market safely and fully stuffed!

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Wonderful tour. Our guide, Evalina, was a lot of fun. She was very personable and very knowledgeable. Take your appetite with you. We sampled some amazing interior Mexican food. Highly, highly recommended this tour!!

  • Evelyn, our tour guide, made this a very good tour. We were a small group -- only three pairs -- and Evelyn managed to connect with each of us from the very beginning. We walked from our meeting location to the first mercado where we were able to view a series of wonderful murals and other artwork, right out in the open, in the historic part of this market. I was a little surprised that there was no prohibition on flash use in some of the interior locations, but it was great to be exposed to yet another hidden treasure trove of art in Mexico City.

    Then we proceeded to the main areas of the working market, where we were able to see stalls and stalls of goods of all kinds on display for sale. It's always a very visceral way to see any city when you get to see it's daily commerce from street level. We made the first of several stops for food at this market, sharing several tamales and atole. We then walked a few blocks to a main street where we caught the bus to the second mercado. Again, Evelyn would jump into conversations with two, three or four of us on general topics -- asking us the usual questions about where we were from, what we'd seen or hoped to see, and what we thought about Mexico City -- and really helped us to feel involved and connected to what we were seeing and experiencing on the tour.

    The bus dropped us off at the second market, which included large sections on religious and witchcraft related goods. Evelyn was careful to explain to us about sensitivity to photos, and even polled the group on whether we wanted to see the animal merchants in the market, which we ended up avoiding by majority vote. After finishing the religious area, we dove back into the mainstream market area, where we were able to sit down and enjoy more delicious local foods. We enjoyed several types of tacos with spicy sauces, and a very filling consomme. We also walked through some of the produce stalls where Evelyn was able to find some fruit samples, as well as tastings of an authentic mole base from a vendor specializing in these spices.

    Replenished, we jumped on the Metro to our third market, the Mercado Jamaica, filled mainly with flower sellers. Again, a really nice variety and change of pace from the first two markets. After the third market, we walked to a nearby dining area and sat down for our third meal of the day. To be honest, I had eaten so much already that I couldn't eat too much more, but I did taste small samples of everything that was presented to our table and it was all delicious.

    Finally, Evelyn escorted us once again onto the Metro and back to our starting location.

    This was a very full and enjoyable tour and Evelyn was a real pleasure to tour with. If I had one complaint, it would be that sometimes, due to the narrowness of the aisles in the markets, we were only able to travel single-file, making it difficult to listen to Evelyn's narrative descriptions as we were walking through the markets, but that was really a minor issue. I would highly recommend this tour.

  • Evelyn was a great tour guide and showed us so much about the markets and the historic district of Mexico City.

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