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Mexico City: Street Taco Cooking Class & Market Tour

1. Mexico City: Street Taco Cooking Class & Market Tour

Start your experience in a Mexican cooking studio, located in the eclectic Roma Norte neighborhood. Enjoy a refreshing "agua fresca", coffee from selected Mexican coffee beans or a special infusion selection, while you learn about the history of Mexican cuisine. Then, walk to the Mercado de Medellín and learn about the market's history and organization while touring some of their main halls. Savor quesadillas at an organic 'tortillería', made with native corn, where you can view the traditional nixtamalization process. Learn about different chili varieties at a chili stand and taste 100% raw cacao and hand-made artisanal chocolate from Oaxaca. Discover the flavor of exotic bugs including crickets, chicatana flying ant and chinicuil worm. Enjoy seasonal native fruits (mamey, chicozapote, etc.) and hand-crafted ice cream. Next, return to the cooking studio and prepare tacos al pastor (pork), tacos de barbacoa (beef), tacos campechanos (beef and pork), three Mexican salsas, and hand-made tortillas. Finally, enjoy the prepared dishes with a pairing of agua fresca, Mexican craft beer and mezcal from Oaxaca.

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Mexico City: Tacos & Mezcal Night Food Tour

2. Mexico City: Tacos & Mezcal Night Food Tour

Immerse yourself in the delicious world of tacos for 3 hours. Discover 4 bustling neighborhoods for a taco safari of traditional, classic and modern taquerías (taco spots). Start with mouthwatering north style tacos, before heading towards one of the city’s street tacos hidden gem.  Continue to the taste the best taco al pastor in Mexico City, and then you’ll eat at a contemporary taquería.  End the night with drinks at the first mezcal bar of the city where you will taste two kinds of mezcal and one cocktail. Your guide will share insightful stories on how Mexico City has become one of the best food cities in the world. You will enjoy the city lights, the culture, and traditions as we drive around the city. Bring a hungry stomach and get ready to fill it up.

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Mexico City: Market Tour

3. Mexico City: Market 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.

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Mexico City: Authentic Downtown Food Tour

4. Mexico City: Authentic Downtown Food Tour

Walk through Downtown Mexico City and visit several spots, an authentic taste of Mexican specialties. You will be taken to 8 places, explore the exotic San Juan Market, drink at quintessential cantinas, taste street food, traditional restaurants, and specialty stores.  During your food walk, your guide will share insightful stories about the origin of the dishes and drinks, as well as the history, legends, and traditions of the city. Together, in the heart of the city center, you will taste mouthwatering dishes, delicious street food, traditional candy and much more. Expect the best flavors of Mexico City. Come hungry as you are going to eat a lot.

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Mexico City: Electric Bike City Tour with Taco Stops

5. Mexico City: Electric Bike City Tour with Taco Stops

Follow a guide on an e-bike trip through Mexico city and discover must-see sights such as the Bosque de Chapultepec, Reforma Avenue, and the historic center of the city. Make stops for tacos and get all the gear you need for a safe ride. After meeting your guide, gear up with a helmet, reflective vest, and e-bike. The advantage of riding an electric bike is that you choose to get in some exercise while using the pedals and, as soon as you run out of energy, you can start the electric motor for an effortless ride.  Once comfortable on your bike, take off through the city streets. See the famous Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest), Reforma Avenue and its monuments, and Centro Historico (the historic center).  Journey through the Condesa, Roma, and Polanco neighborhoods, and learn about the different styles and architecture of each. You’ll also get to know about the socio-economic contrast between each neighborhood and learn why this city can be so diverse and multicultural.  During the tour, get a taste of local flavors during 3 taco breaks to recharge your personal battery.

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Mexico City: 3–Hour Polanco Food Tour

6. Mexico City: 3–Hour Polanco Food Tour

Witness Mexico City's gastronomic hotspot of Polanco on this unforgettable food and cultural tour. Sample authentic Mexican food, from tacos to tlayudas, including Mexican chocolate. Live this experience in an intimate group, as food ambassadors make sure you learn, enjoy and have a fantastic time in Mexico City's amazing Polanco.  Don't miss this foodie's adventure and discover great eateries. Every venue has been carefully chosen so you can experience the real Mexican deal. Try a mouthwatering Mexican marlin tostada or a delicious tortilla soup. During your culinary experience, pass through lovely green spaces and trendy art galleries.  Delicious food samplings are served from different off–the–beaten–path locations. Stops include an authentic Oaxacan food restaurant, a real Mexican Cantina and Mexico City’s top rated tacos. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the best food tour in Mexico City.  

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Mexico City: Half-Day Market Secrets & Cooking Class Tour

7. Mexico City: Half-Day Market Secrets & Cooking Class Tour

It’s time for a food adventure. Mexico City’s markets are some of the most vibrant places in the city, and this tour opens them up to you, just as locals experience them. Your first stop on your Mexico City tour is a relatively unknown market that boasts a large art collection depicting the political movement from the first half of the 1900s. Your guide will explain the importance of the murals and bridge the gap between the political movement of that period with what is going on in today’s Mexico. After this, travel the city just like the locals do, by riding the public metro. This market boasts an unmatched selection of flowers – you’ll be mesmerized by the variety and by the vendors, who will be all too happy to help you match the perfect bouquet to your eye color. You’ll also find fruits, herbs, meat, fish, pinatas and more, all for sale among the various stalls. You might even find a love potion available amid all the goods. Along the way, you’ll also get to sample some classic Mexican street foods, such as tacos and tamales, along with a coffee or atole – a traditional warm drink made from masa. After buying some fresh vegetables (and learning about local farming practices), head over to a local family business, where you’ll learn how to prepare your own salsa. Together, you’ll wash, cut and grill the ingredients, then smash them in the traditional way, using a molcajete (mortar and pestle). Taste your homemade salsa with a classic huarache.

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Mexico City: Private Taco & Street Food Walking Tour

8. Mexico City: Private Taco & Street Food Walking Tour

Join a local guide for an authentic experience. Explore Mexico City’s food culture in its coolest neighborhoods, Roma and Condesa, on a guided walking tour. Meet your guide at your specified meeting point and set off on a fully personalized guided food tour. Explore Mercado Medellín, a no-frills neighborhood market where locals stock up on fruit and vegetables. Browse the market’s fresh flowers, craft beers, moles, and handcrafted furniture. Then, sample street food like tlayudas (toasted tortilla covered in beans, meat, and cheese), barbacoa (tender steamed meat), or cochinita pibil (roast pork) and try a taco or two. Next, head to the slightly more upmarket Mercado Roma, a food market with a gourmet food hall. Pass all-day street vendors selling fresh coconut juice and sweet pineapples as you explore the area and stroll through Parque México, an urban oasis of greenery. Let your guide suggest the perfect spot for a taco and a cold drink, so you don't get overwhelmed by the hundreds of types of tacos and taquerías in Mexico City. Choose from suadero tacos made with thin-cut beef, barbacoa tacos with meat traditionally slow-cooked in an underground oven, and canasta tacos stacked high in a cloth-covered basket. Then, give your stomach a break as you walk through the streets of Condesa, a nirvana for creatives and art-lovers. Pop into boutiques and shop for souvenirs before ending on a sweet note with dessert tamales, ice cream, or coconut candies from local haunts. Finally, if you still have room, finish off your tour with another drink at a trendy bar in Condesa.

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From Mexico City: Cider and Food Tour to Puebla and Cholula

9. From Mexico City: Cider and Food Tour to Puebla and Cholula

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Mexico through its food on this tour. Start your food experience by meeting your guide in Mexico City in the morning and heading to the "magical town" of Cholula. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the city center and get the chance to see the Great Pyramid. Afterward, visit a local cider production and explore the flavors of Puebla's food specialties at the market. Later, head to the state's capital Puebla. There, visit a monastery that is considered the birthplace of the most famous regional dish - mole poblano. Enjoy a walking tour of Puebla and see its colonial buildings, colorful lanes, and historic churches. Throughout your tour, stop at various local foodie spots to sample the best of Puebla's cuisine. You will also have the chance to visit the famous Parian craft market and purchase some unique artisanal souvenirs and local candies. Throughout the day, sample some of the most popular regional drinks, such as local hand-made liquors, pulque and artisanal mezcal. After a full day of discoveries, relax and begin the journey back to your hotel in Mexico City.

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Mexico City: 4-Hour Taco Night Private Food Tour

10. Mexico City: 4-Hour Taco Night Private Food Tour

Your tour begins with the collection in a private vehicle from your hotel at night. Throughout this tour you will visit the colonies Narvarte, Roma and Cuauhtemoc, which are characterized by being quiet areas where you can find traditional establishments such as taquerias and canteens. In each of them, you will taste different tacos and typical Mexican drinks. Your last stop will be to the Jamaica Market (flower market) which is open 24 hours and is best known for the sale of flowers. There are over 1,150 positions dedicated to flowers, floral arrangements and ornamental plants, and the variety of flowers ranges from typical roses to flowers of different tropics. The Jamaica Market in the past was located at the eastern end of the Mexico-Tenochtitlán city, oriented towards the Xochimilco Lake. The area was full of artificial islands called "Chinampas", which were used for for agriculture and service ports to the thousands of canoes and boats that passed by on their way to the markets of the city. All food tastings are included, and after the tour you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about State of Mexico

I had a fabulous tour with Alfonso. We spent several hours touring around the city visiting markets, tasting delicious foods, learning about Mexican history and meeting lovely local people. Every where we went people came up to Alfonso to say hello. Meeting the wonderful family who taught me how to make salsa was definitely a highlight. It felt like Alfonso took me through a secret door and showed me a little piece of real Mexico, I would recommend this tour and guide to anyone who is interested in exploring this wonderful city.

Gabi lead a small group of us around Mexico City at a leisurely pace, pointing out several of the building artworks and giving us the history and stories behind the murials. A brief stop for a Tlacoyo street food and ending the tour with a skyscraper view over the city. Of all the tour guides I've had in Mexico I would honestly say Gabi was the best, in part with conversing in English rather than splitting languages with Spanish which can be difficult to maintain attention. Very good value for money and highly recommend

We had a wonderful morning with Val, Pame and their team of folks in the studio, market and tortillerias. Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable,band the street food vendors cooked up such delicious treats for us! The market was fascinating - all the different fruits and veg and sheets of pork crackling! And then the experience of making our salsas, meat fillings and then the joys of wrapping up our tacos - a superb experience highly recommended.

I enjoyed experiencing the different barrios from a different perspective. Our guide Ivan was really nice and I enjoyed conversation, also with other participants.

Great experience! I would never try to go to such hidden places and would never taste such a delicious tacos.