Discover a a bounty of experiences in the rustic heart of Mexico City
Tune yourself to the rhythm of the heart of Mexico on these Mexico City food tours and more. At once exhilarating and captivating, the city beckons you from the four corners of the globe. Rich with a deep Aztec and colonial history, it is home to some of the most magnificent and traditional culinary experiences in the country. An abundance of mole, chilli, tamales and tacos await foodies and travellers alike. But there’s so much more than meets the eye! So, a food tour can really guide you towards some of the city’s hidden treasures, like their freshest seafood, unique homemade dishes, and spicy peppers.
1. Sabores México Food Tours
Start your voyage to Mexico by getting a taste of traditional Mexican cuisine with Sabores México Food Tours. They combine culinary experience with walking tours, providing eye-opening tours that give you an excellent cultural introduction on your first day in the capital. Their most popular tour is the Historic Center Food Tour, which takes you through stops featuring pre-Hispanic dishes, traditional Oaxacan food, and the best seafood in the Historical City Centre.
2. Eat Mexico Food Tours
After you familiarize yourself with the Historical City Centre, you can get a real taste of Mexico City with Eat Mexico Food Tours. Eat Mexico’s vision is to provide visitors to the city the best experiences to discover, things you wouldn’t typically hear about in your guidebook or on Yelp. Their hottest feature right now is the fascinating Narvarte At Night food tour, featuring tacos, chelas and mezcal tastings. Spend 3–4 hours walking through a quiet neighbourhood, tasting local cuisine that’s off the beaten path and learning about varieties of mezcal, the forefather of tequila.
3. Eat Like a Local
Experience real Mexican culture the way it’s meant to be through Eat Like a Local food safaris. Independent chef and businessman Rocio started this project from the ground up. Now, he supports local grassroots initiatives, provides the highest wages in the industry, and supports staff with continuous education. On top of their typical food tours, their company offers Food Tours with Kids! Featuring 10-12 stops at an affordable price, this is a tour where adults can relax and kids can learn, play and discover.
4. Club Tengo Hambre
For muchachas and hombres who speak Spanish, you already know what Club Tengo Hambre means: the “I’m Hungry” Club! They’re real tastemakers. It’s a roving supper club, meaning it’s underground, dynamic, and super hip. You’ll only find out where you’ll be eating once you book your ticket. Highlights include local street food, authentic pulque tastings, and night outings. We think the all-in-one Insider’s Guide to Mexico City’s Street Food + Markets + Sweets + Pulque is the best bang for your buck, hitting all the right spots.
5. Mexican Food Tours
Mexican Food Tours is the first company to have offered food tours in the refined Polanco neighbourhood. Polanco is truly the culinary heart of the city. They also offer a healthy selection of cooking and cocktail classes. We totally recommend the Polanco Food Tour, because it’s a real authentic Mexican dining experience in the most obvious but underappreciated places in the city.
6. El Taco Club
El Taco Club has three tours and does three things very well: bikes, tacos, and exploration! This is the ideal biking tour company for your first pedal in Mexico City. Say you want a more specific experience, El Taco Club provides your bike, helmet, food and beverage. Each tour takes about 3 hours and our favourite of theirs is the Lucha Libre. Tacos at the local taquería, beers and mezcal at the cantina, then Mexican wrestling, in Roma Norte and the City Centre. A memorable excursion for your last night in Mexico, as the refs tell the luchadores that it’s time to “go home!”
7. Tasty Bites Food Tours
Learn how the food is made on Tasty Bites Food Tours! This tour company supports local culture, sustainable tourism, and fair wages. They also feature a vegan emphasis. Among its astounding excursions, we recommend the Top Chef Culinary Adventure, where you’ll roam through the trendy Roma and Condesa neighbourhoods and get a chance to savour something beyond the typical tacos and cervezas.
8. Casa Jacaranda
Casa Jacaranda takes you on the ultimate foodie excursion. Beto and Jorge tour the local market to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables and meat. Next, you prepare your food in a hands-on cooking class. Lastly, you have lunch seated under the shade of the jacaranda flowers on their rooftop patio. They do one thing and they do it well. Come and enjoy the true hospitality and hermosura of Mexico with Casa Jacaranda.
9. Culinary Backstreets
Culinary Backstreets offers internationally-acclaimed tours of many cities, including Mexico City. With an emphasis on family-run restaurants and off-the-grid gastronomy, these guys have got the best way to let Mexico get under your skin. Four tours in total, we like to think the best outing of them all is the unique 2020 6-day Layer by Layer tour. On this nearly week-long journey, you’ll get in touch with pre-Hispanic, colonial, and contemporary cuisine, exploring what makes the food of Mexico City so special. If you can stand the heat, get more than just a taste of it on your voyage to Mexico.
10. Electric Bike Tours
If you’re not enticed by one of these Mexico City food tours, maybe you’ll want to book with Electric Bike Tours. These guys support local green initiatives by providing electric bikes for their tours. Their one-of-a-kind Ciudad de Mexico Total Experience tour extends over an incredible 32 kilometre trek. Ideal for short visits to Mexico, see everything in one day on this incredibly comprehensive journey. As a bonus, the electric bikes require no pedalling, so you’ll have energy to go out at night afterwards.
11. Mexico Walking Tour
Despite the company’s name, you’ll find the exquisite pairing of electric transport and taco aficionados on The Taco Master Electric Scooter Tour. Zip around the artsy Roma and Condesa neighbourhoods on these little things. The first stop of the tour is Pujol restaurant owner Enrique Olvera’s windmill. Your last destination is the Roma marketplace with a mezcal tasting. The same company offers a free Mexico walking tour, as well, with an unspoken bring-your-own-tacos policy.
12. Bikes and Munchies
Bikes and Munchies offers an exclusive tour of Juárez, Roma and Condesa, as well as Parque Chapultepec. Authentic Mexican cuisine such as tamales, tlacoyos, and tacos. Bikes, roadmaps and friendly guides. Bikes and Munchies has the best of everything to offer. We recommend their four-and-a-half hour street food tour because of its eye-opening and comprehensive nature. It’s also a laid back way to get a taste of Mexico and kill a day on vacation, simple as that.
13. Estación México
Estación México offers a unique daily tour of the bohemian Coyoacán neighbourhood. This includes stops at the house of Frida Kahlo, the Fonoteca Nacional, and the Centenary Garden. They’re in partnership with the National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico City which offers an app for travellers hoping to fill out their itinerary with interesting excursions.
14. México A Pie
México A Pie is the only tour company that offers free walking tours with certified guides, available through Free Tour Mexico. They also offer a very affordable and exclusive Downtown Walking tour. This one gives travellers a chance to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as the hidden portions of the Historical City Center.
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