• Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 39.00 View price calendar

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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.

Highlights

  • Explore 5 of Mexico City's top local markets
  • Shop for items like fresh produce, local flowers, voodoo dolls and magic potions
  • Indulge in lots of tastings along the way
  • Learn about the history of each market and the role of open-air markets in Mexican society

What You Can Expect

Mexico City Markets and Food Tour

Savor tasty Mexican samplings

Meet your guide at the Museo Mexicano del Diseño in Mexico City. Begin your insider tour of the city's best markets the way the locals do: with a ride on the subway.

Your first stop is a market that even some locals don't know about. As you have a look around, learn about the context of this place in Mexican society and its history in the early 20th century. Hear about the market's connection to prominent Mexico City historical figures Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. 

Jump back on public transport and head for the bizarre witchcraft market, where you can purchase an all-natural hangover cure, a traditional piñata, a superhero costume or all manner of voodoo items and magic potions. Continue a few blocks to a market that has 3 parts: flowers, fresh produce and prepared food. Ask one of the vendors in the largest flower market in the city to pick out some flowers that match your eye color. Stroll through the warren of stalls chock full of local products, tasting mixed fruit juices, fruit cocktail, Mexican barbecue, tamales and pineapple tepache as you walk. 

Last stop is a local patio for some more food samples, ensuring you won't end your 5-hour tour hungry.

Customer Reviews

Jenb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Caesar was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and had a great balance of info and exposure to dif foods /cultural aspects of markets.

Doug F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour of markets and art. Wonderful guide showed us things and places you would never see on your own. Tasted many kinds of local food. All in all, a great day. Definitely recommend!

MINOMATA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Nicola S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The majority of markets were clearly off the usual tourist agenda, and our guide was attentive, informative and engaging. 10/10, it was my favorite tour I've ever taken - I would absolutely recommend it!

irisqinnn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It's pretty good!! I highly recommend this tour. The tour guide took us hang around and explain so much for us. We ate a lot, went to the local markets, took the local transportation, which is an good experience to know more about the real life of local people and their history. And it's a small group, so we can enjoy more. And i have to say my tour guide is amazing! That was his first time to lead a group, but he did a good job. He's very responsible and nice!!

Fros0 P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This is a great experience for anybody who has chosen this trip. I highly reccomend this tour as it is the only way that you will experience and see as to how the local people live and behave. The tour guy that we had namely Rodrigo is a very knowledgeable person explaining all the city's history as well informing you of the day to day life of a mexicoan person. You will get to see the various markets and taste the local food. Dont's miss it and you will not reget it.

aesalles

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The tour was great and Evelyn is na amazing guide takinf us through the markets and explaining a lot about the food and sites.

lauren.mentiplay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

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

Dominique F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

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

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

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!

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