Having someone trained in the culinary arts guide you through the markets and street vendors is such a treat. San Juan market with Ariane was a perfect introduction to the best places to eat in Centro. The al pastor I had with her has been standard setting. I also know exactly where to go for ingredients and gourmet gifts for loved ones now.
Our guides have received five-star reviews for over 10 years now. They’ve studied Mexican gastronomy formally and have hands-on experience working in kitchens. They’re not only friendly and patient, but also eager to share their expert knowledge about understanding the local food scene.
We avoid touristy spots and keep our group sizes small. This way, you can experience Mexico how locals do — from the lens of someone who knows it well. We’ll lead you to great food and empower you to eat confidently throughout your time in Mexico.
Things happen when you travel. We get it! With Eat Mexico, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour begins and receive a full refund.
Mexican Food, Culture, & Fun
Join Our Local Guides To See A Whole New Side of Mexico City
In Mexico City, two food worlds exist side by side: the restaurants and the streets. It can be hard to know which sidewalk grills, market stalls, taquerías, and cantinas to visit if you’re not familiar with the city. Enter: the Eat Mexico team.
On our tours, we’ll whisk you away from the tourist traps and take you to places that our local resident guides know and love. We want you to connect with Mexico City in a profound way, by tasting the food that residents eat and enjoy. You’ll learn the food’s history, the ingredients, the how’s and the why’s. You’ll hear from the guides and meet our vendors, as we’re all proud to share our heritage.
Each of our Mexican food tours has been carefully designed by our on-the-ground team to highlight three things: the deliciousness of the cuisine, the richness of Mexican gastronomic history and culture, and the vendors who prepare the food. Whichever tour fits your interests, our local and bilingual guides will give you an experience you won’t forget.
SEE WHAT OUR PREVIOUS GUESTS HAVE TO SAY
One of the most fun tours I’ve ever done! Our guide, Nico, was fantastic and knowledgeable. The food stops were incredible – the Al Pastor tacos were the best thing I’ve ever eaten. It was fun, safe, and delicious!
My 3rd time doing the Chilangos Taco Tour with Eat Mexico Culinary Tours & I love it every single time. The past two times I was fortunate enough to have the amazing Adrian as my guide. He’s so knowledgeable & passionate, plus he’s a super nice guy. This tour rocks. Great service, communications, value, experience – 5 stars each time.
BEST Food Tour Ever!! Our guide Nicolas was amazing and so informative. He was literally a walking encyclopedia. This was the highlight of our trip to Mexico. I keep recommending to every one I know.
We had a great tour of street food in Mexico. We enjoyed lots of tasty food, learned about the street food culture. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Great tour. Went through a neighborhood that isn’t listed among the “popular” places to go which was a huge plus. Had the best barbacoa of my life (and I’ve had a lot) and an all around great time. Come hungry and pace yourself 🙂
I did the Santa Maria la Ribera tour during the week with a couple friends and had an amazing time. The guides took us to 7 (!) different restaurants and taught us a lot about both the cuisine we were eating and the neighborhood that we were visiting. I could not recommend this tour enough, and I will definitely be booking Eat Mexico tours on my next visit south of the border.
My husband and I did a 3.5 hour food tour in Mexico City with Eat Mexico, and we loved every second of it! We did the Gourmet San Juan Market & Street Food Tour getting a chance to eat tostadas, food from Oaxaca, street tacos, delicious Mexican fruit, Mexican wine, pulque, and so much more! Highly recommend this tour.
We booked the Streets & Sweets private tour on our first morning in Mexico City. This was recommended as we have two younger children. Nico was our guide, and we really enjoyed our time with him. He speaks very good English, is extremely knowledgeable, and he’s just an all around nice guy.
The Team Behind Eat Mexico
Locally Operated Since 2010
Eat Mexico has been women-owned and women-led since our founding in 2010. Today, we still have the same goal we always did: to celebrate Mexican cooking and Mexican culinary history, and to shine a light on the cooks who prepare it. Sustainability is important to us, too—we donate a portion of our yearly profits to organizations that empower women and fight hunger in Mexico.
Cookbook & Merchandise
Written by Eat Mexico’s founder, Lesley Téllez, “Eat Mexico: The Cookbook” encapsulates everything we love about Mexico City’s street food. Lesley, a journalist and former Mexican food blogger, shares classic recipes from local street stands, city markets, and small homestyle fondas. This makes the perfect gift for any Mexican food fanatic!
We also offer a merchandise item for purchase: an Eat Mexico tote. This tote bag is perfect for taking on our Journey Through La Merced tour to fill with goodies.
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