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Mexico City: Market and Beyond Tour

1. Mexico City: Market and Beyond 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: Street Food Walking Tour

2. 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 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 walking, digesting and prepare for San Juan Market, the exotic and gourmet market, where you'll get to try a gourmet seafood tostada, and finish the journey with some spicy salsas and sweets tasting.

Mexico City: Exotic Food & Local Crafts Market Walking Tour

3. 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.

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4.2 / 5

based on 77 reviews

I had no idea what to expect on this tour, but it ended up being one of the highlights of my trip to Mexico City! Ernesto led us through a maze of markets that you would easily get lost in as a tourist, showing us some amazing gems in the endless sea of stalls, including a mole vendor whose various different samplings blew my socks off. We also walked through the historic center where he gave us insight into facets of Mexico City's history that even most locals are unaware of (including some unbelievable artwork that I won't spoil here.) With small bites and drinks along the way, you can expect a very chill and well-paced tour. Ernesto is a very knowledgeable guy, easy to talk to, and obviously cares deeply about making his tours the best experience. I honestly could not recommend it more. It's well worth the time and money. Wear some comfortable shoes. You'll be doing a lot of walking and enjoying every moment of it!

Good opportunity to discover, through comments and different product tastings, the merced and sonora markets but also the surrounding streets and neighborhood with some new and surprising or even impressive places. Ernesto and his colleague pass on their passion for the authenticity and wonders of these neighborhoods to us, thanks to them, we were very delighted and moved by this experience, we highly recommend!

This tour is a must do for anyone travelling to Mexico City - even if you have been there before. You get a real local experience, some of the best food in the city and a tour you will not forget! Neto and Elisa were amazing, friendly, spoke perfect english and super knowledgable. They were also happy to share some amazing tips for the rest of our trip as well.

This was an amazing tour! It was the perfect mix of markets, food, and some sight seeing. It was laid back and Ernesto was seriously one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!!

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%