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Food Lover's Guide to Mexico City

Food Lover's Guide to Mexico City

Food is such an important part of Mexico’s culture that Mexican cuisine has been named a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. As the nation’s capital, Mexico City has a little bit of everything. Here are some ideas to get you started.

 

Must-Try Dishes

For lunch, visit atorteria or street food stall for atorta, a pressed sandwich filled with meat, onion, chilies, maybe avocado and tomato, or a variety of other ingredients. Stop by a taco stand fortacos al pastor, and marvel at the difference between the real thing and what you thought was the real thing back at your own local taco joint. For dinner, don’t miss the chance to try a dish withmolesauce, perhaps Mexico’s most iconic food item, traditionally made for special occasions.

 

Must-Do Experiences

  • Explore some of Mexico City’smercados (markets) on a tour with a guide who can help you navigate these bustling locations to find the best ingredients and dishes to try.

  • Combine tacos with mescal to find out why this smoky liquor has become a hip beverage outside of Mexico.

  • Participate in a cooking class to learn how to make Mexican dishes and take your skills back home to impress friends and family.

  • Take a food tour of a specific neighborhood such as San Angel, Colonia Roma, or Polanco to get a glimpse of local life for Mexico City residents.  

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Mexico City Original Markets & Street Food Tour

Mexico City Original Markets & Street Food Tour

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Peruse 5 of Mexico City's top street markets during this 5-hour cultural and educational tour. Navigate the bustling markets packed with goods like exotic flowers, traditional piñatas, super hot tamales, handcrafted voodoo dolls and 'magic' love potions with your guide, who will give you the inside scoop on the best places to find whatever you're after. With tasty samples along the way, you'll finish your tour with panza llena, corazon contento: a fully tummy and a happy heart.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00
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Polanco Food Tour in Mexico City

Polanco Food Tour in Mexico City

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Get an insider’s peek into Mexico City's culinary hotspot of Polanco on this food walking tour. An in-the-know guide whisks you around the well-heeled neighborhood to several different eating venues. Sample Oaxacan, Yucatecan and traditional dishes, including chocolate and ice cream desserts, against the backdrop of Polanco’s parks, mansions and art galleries. Capture a memorable experience on this small-group tour limited to just 10 foodies.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Historic Center Food Tour in Mexico City

Historic Center Food Tour in Mexico City

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Discover the culinary riches of Mexico City’s historic center on this half-day food walking tour. Taste authentic Mexican cuisine, designated a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, as an in-the-know guide takes a small group to a local market, a traditional cantina, a street food stall, and restaurants. Sample different types of foods and gain insight into Mexico’s history and culture as you admire its historical architecture along the way.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.70
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$79.70
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Mexican Food Cooking Class with Food Market Visit

Mexican Food Cooking Class with Food Market Visit

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Enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson on the Mexican culinary arts during this class in Mexico City. The Traditional Mexican Cooking Class, led by your chef-instructor, takes you to a local market for a broad overview of local cuisine before you whip up authentic Mexican dishes. Choose between a morning and evening lesson.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Mexico City Markets & Teotihuacan Pyramids

Mexico City Markets & Teotihuacan Pyramids

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Immerse yourself in Mexico City’s food and craft markets with an in-the-know guide, and then tour the UNESCO World Heritage site of Teotihuacán. Discover a ‘witch market,’ a flower-market extravaganza, and sample treats like tamales and tostadas, before exploring Teotihuacán’s ancient pyramids. Make your way to the apex of the Sun Pyramid for incredible views, and then cap your day off with a home-cooked meal at a family home. On this small-group experience limited to just 12 people, you’ll take in memorable sights and learn about local sustainable businesses.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.00
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$114.00
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A Night of Tacos and Mezcal in Mexico City

A Night of Tacos and Mezcal in Mexico City

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Combine two of Mexico’s greatest culinary inventions—mezcal and tacos—on a tour of one of Mexico City's fascinating neighborhoods. Soak up the nighttime atmosphere as you taste traditional mezcal with an expert, then visit four taquerias for very different takes on the classic dish. Your tour includes beer, mezcal, and tacos, for an unforgettable evening of food and drink.
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  • 3 hours
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$116.41
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Colonia Roma Food Tour

Colonia Roma Food Tour

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Get a taste of the culinary renaissance in Colonia Roma, a district just west of Mexico City’s Historical Centre, on this half-day food walking tour. This formerly European enclave lined with mansions is now a bohemian hub home to the trendiest eateries, shops and bars. Samples to enjoy may include tasty fish tacos, Oaxaca and French cuisine, and mescal during stops at a bistro, microbrewery, a coffeehouse and more. Along the way, learn about the neighborhood’s history and development into one of Mexico City’s hottest dining spots.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.04
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Taco Night Private Food Tour in Mexico City

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Taco Night Private Food Tour in Mexico City

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Experience Mexico City’s vibrant food culture on a private tour that explores classic tacos, mezcal, and Mexican craft beer. With a local guide to lead the way, you’ll discover colorful neighborhoods in the capital city, making a series of tasting stops for an evening of food and fun. This private food tour includes all food and drink tastings, as well as pickup and drop-off at hotels in Mexico City.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.99
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$125.85
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Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Day-Trip & Dinner with the Locals

Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Day-Trip & Dinner with the Locals

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Tour the UNESCO-listed Teotihuacán pyramids and join a family for dinner on this day tour from Mexico City. With the help of a guide, reach Teotihuacán by public transport, and walk through the ancient city that Aztecs called 'the place where men become gods.' Enjoy the sunset from the top of the Sun Pyramid. After a visit to a pulqueria, soak up cultural traditions, conversation and food as you share dinner in a local Mexican home. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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$74.00
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Dinner at the Revolving Bellini Restaurant in Mexico City

Dinner at the Revolving Bellini Restaurant in Mexico City

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Gaze at the twinkling lights of Mexico City during a 3-course dinner at Bellini, the world's largest revolving restaurant. Located on the 45th floor of the city’s World Trade Center, Bellini offers 360-degree panoramas as you feast on Mexican and international cuisine. Whether you’re on a romantic date or with your family, this will be a dining experience to remember. Hotel transport included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.00
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$73.00
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Mezcal and Mixology Walking Tour in Mexico City

Mezcal and Mixology Walking Tour in Mexico City

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Wind down with an evening trip to 3 of Roma-Condesa’s best mezcal joints. Going with a guide eliminates the hassle of doing the research on your own and gives you inside access to meet a few of the area’s trendsetting bartenders. Enjoy a mezcal tasting at each stop (own expense) and learn the tricks of the trade with hands-on cocktail mixing lessons.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.39
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Private Mexican Cooking Lesson in a Coyoacan Apartment

Private Mexican Cooking Lesson in a Coyoacan Apartment

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Prepare a traditional meal alongside an experienced cook during a private cooking class in Mexico City’s historic Coyoacan neighborhood. Learn the basics of using local ingredients creating the flavors of the home kitchen, then sit down to share a meal as your host tells stories about cooking and eating in a Mexican home.
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  • 3 hours
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$86.38
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Coffee Museum and Coffee Tour el Cafe-tal apan

Coffee Museum and Coffee Tour el Cafe-tal apan

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If you consider yourself a coffee aficionado, then this 4-hour tour in Coatepec is for you. Designated a Magic Town, or ‘pueblo magico,’ Coatepec is known for its astounding coffee. Visit the popular Coffee Museum and then hop into a 4x4 vehicle to explore a plantation specializing in Arabica beans. Taste different types of coffee and chow down on a taco.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.77
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San Juan Market Shopping and Cooking Tour in Mexico City

San Juan Market Shopping and Cooking Tour in Mexico City

Immerse yourself in Mexico’s rich culinary tradition with a walking tour of the San Juan Market. Choose fresh local ingredients and discover new ones like fried grasshoppers, mosquito eggs, and iguana. Learn about the diverse cultural influences on Mexican cuisine, some of which may surprise you. End your excursion by learning to prepare classic Mexican dishes in a personalized cooking class.
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  • 4 hours
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$77.13
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Market Visit and Cooking Lesson: Learn to Cook Contemporary Mexican Dishes Inspired by Family Recipes

Market Visit and Cooking Lesson: Learn to Cook Contemporary Mexican Dishes Inspired by Family Recipes

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Explore Mexico City’s oldest gourmet food market, Mercado San Juan, with Ismael, a professional chef, wine expert, and passionate home cook. Visit Ismael’s favorite stalls and purchase ingredients for your upcoming meal. After a quick subway ride to Ismael’s home, sip wine while learning to prepare two or three traditional Mexican dishes in his family kitchen. Enjoy the fruit of your labor with a delicious, multi-course lunch or dinner.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$90.26
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San Angel Mexican Food Tour

San Angel Mexican Food Tour

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Discover the culinary delights and rich history of San Angel, one of Mexico City’s oldest neighborhoods, on this 3-hour food-and-cultural walking tour. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of this artistic mecca, once favored by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and visit picturesque plazas and historical landmarks. A knowledgeable guide share engaging commentary and takes you to popular eateries to sample treats special to San Angel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.00
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$73.00
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Taco Insider's Food Tour in Mexico City with a Local

Taco Insider's Food Tour in Mexico City with a Local

Dive in to the diverse and delicious taco universe with Alejandro Escalante, author of the bestselling Tacopedia. This carefully curated walking tour allows you to sample a wide variety of tacos, some traditional, others shaped by current trends. Chat with local vendors and learn their secret recipes. Your guide will share historical information on this beloved and ever-changing dish.
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  • 3 hours
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$82.27
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Tacos, Salsas and Mezcales in La Condesa in Mexico City

Tacos, Salsas and Mezcales in La Condesa in Mexico City

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Pleasure your palate with the explosive flavors of Mexican cuisine during a 3-hour epicurean experience in Mexico City’s vibrant La Condesa neighborhood. With an expert gastronome guide, stroll around the atmospheric barrio in search of foodie hotspots favored by discerning locals; sample nine classic Mexican specialties, including slow-cooked pork tacos and smoky bean soup, and sip from a selection of crisp beers, tangy mezcales and aguas frescas. As you explore, learn about the rich culinary culture of the area from your expert guide and see some of La Condesa’s significant sights.
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  • 3 hours
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$115.00
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$115.00