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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

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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

Melissa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Each market was a different feast for the senses! The food was good, the flowers fragrant, and the sights wonderful. Our guide provided wonderful historical context for each market, and was delightful all around. Upon our request, she also gave us a few minutes to shop for Day of the Dead decorations and advised as to how much we should expect to pay.

ebkaye

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was a great deal. We visited three different markets. The first was a small food market where we were able to sample tamales and a local drink. The second market we visited was more of a goods market. The third market was a large food and flower market. At this market we were able to sample many different foods, almost enough to keep me full for the rest of the day. After this we were given the option of a fourth market, a souvenir market but our tour group was tired. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. I highly recommend this tour while in Mexico City.

Andrew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our tour guide Evelyn was the best! She was sweet, very informative and made the tour memorable. It was easy getting around with her guiding us and I would recommend this for anyone looking to see authentic markets and different parts of Mexico City.

Nancy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We were fortunate enough to have EVA all to ourselves for this early morning tour of the markets. IT was exciting and useful and very interesting. There were few disappointments in tha some things were not open or well lit , but the overall goals were met and Eva did a great job with us. Thanks.

Charles S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour is an amazing value. You'll have the opportunity to taste the food of Mexico City while discovering hidden cultural treasures such world renowned murals and love potions. Our tour guide, Sofia, was fantastic. She's energetic, knowledgeable, and was a delight to talk with. She was so helpful, in fact, that she helped me figure out the subway system and map a route back to my hotel--she even gave me advice as to what times I should avoid the subway due to rush hour people traffic. I highly recommend this tour on your first day in the city it'll introduce you to foods that you may want to indulge later in your trip and get you acquainted with the city's public transportation. Tip: you can skip breakfast if you're starting this tour in the morning. Included in the tour are plenty of food samples. I have a pretty healthy appetite and even I was full by the end of the tour.

Dhanush C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour of the markets was fantastic. Especially enjoyed Mercado Jamaica and the Huaraches con nopales at the end of the tour.

Elizabeth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was really fantastic for my first day in Mexico City. It was slow-paced and really interesting. Rodrigo is AWESOME. The other person on my tour never showed up so it was only me. Even though it was a solo tour, Rodrigo made it fun and interesting. He knows every corner of the city and really cares about showing you a good time. I ate until I couldnt have another bite and it was all very delicious. The markets were offbeat and quirky. It felt like having a friend show you around the city.

Hillary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour is a great way to experience Mexico City as an every-day local! We walked through the city center a bit with a guide explaining a lot!, toured markets, road the bus, and took the metro. We stopped for several tastes of different snacks! I was stuffed afterwards! This tour is a lot of walking and meandering through the markets. I would definitely recommend comfortable, weather suitable clothes and shoes. Bring spare cash/smaller change so you can pick up a few things if they catch your eyes! I got some delicious fruits and a traditional apron.

Daniel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We had a great time exploring a few of the great markets in Mexico City. Our guide was helpful, prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great experience all around.

Dan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was one of our favorite tours. It was with Urban Adventures and the whole tour is mostly walking and you do get to use city transit between markets. This gave us a great overview of life outside of the tourist areas and to see what many of the locals do on a daily basis. We got to try a variety of food and experience the diversity of their markets. Our guide was fun and had great knowledge of the markets and the overall city. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

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