FIVE-STAR GUIDES

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.

CULTURAL IMMERSION

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.

FLEXIBLE CANCELLATION

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.

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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.

Eat Mexico’s

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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There is nothing more important for us than your health and well-being. Therefore, we continue with the protocols for our guests to be safe during our tours. Hand sanitizer is available at all times and we also ensure that all Eat Mexico guides are wearing masks. ⁠Plus, all the members it our staff have been fully vaccinated. ⁠

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The scientific name of the nopal is Opuntia ficus-indica. It offers many benefits to the human body such as fiber, water and vitamins. It is often grilled and then added to tacos, salads or as a side dish. Another way of enjoying them is in a green juice, which is made with orange juice, celery, pineapple and nopales. ⁠

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Epazote is a basic aromatic herb for Mexican food. It is typically added when cooking beans, corn and in many soups. It is sold fresh in the markets by the bunch.⁠

Come learn about Mexican ingredients, while you eat delicious snacks in our Journey Through La Merced Market tour.⁠

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Many times we are asked what is a must try of street food in Mexico City. With great certainty our answer is: tacos de suadero. You cannot leave the city without having tried them. Suadero is a cut of beef close to brisket, it must be cooked slowly for several hours until it gets tender. Here we can clearly see that we love to add other components to the taco in addition to onion, lime, cilantro and salsa. The key is to ask the taquero for spring onions that have been cooked along with the meat until they become very soft. The radish and the round leaves of pápalo quelite are eaten last, to improve digestion and leave a fresh breath.⁠

Join us to learn why a taco isn't just an item, it's a way of eating!⁠

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What a great way to start the day! These colorful juices are a natural and fresh source of nutrients. From left to right, the names and ingredients are:⁠
-Green: celery, nopal, orange and pineapple⁠
-Mango: strawberry, orange and mango⁠
-Vampire: beet, orange, carrot and celery⁠
These types of drinks are considered an important part of breakfast. They are available all year round with small variations of seasonal ingredients.⁠
Come and try them and choose the one you like the most during our experience "Mexico City Street Food: A Beginner's Guide". For approximately three hours we will walk and taste all the food you can eat: quesadillas, tlacoyos, tamales, tacos and much more.⁠

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Street food is fascinating because of its great diversity and availability. When you live long enough in a city you start to meet the vendors close to your home or work. Feel like a local during the "Mexico City Street Food Tour: A Beguiner's Guide". Years of research by our team will lead you to the best food in the Cuauhtemoc neighborhood.⁠


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One of the most enjoyable aspects of visiting local markets is finding ingredients that inspire us. For example, these yellow tomatillos at the Merced market. All year round we can find green tomatillos, but these are different because they offer a sweeter flavor. Just imagine the delicious enchilada sauce this is going to make.⁠

Come find culinary inspiration alongside our expert local guides. Connect with the people who make up Mexico City's complex culinary identity. ⁠

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These habaneros are about to be ground into a salsa. Just a few drops of salsa are enough to awaken that addictive pleasure that makes your mouth water.⁠

Years of experience have led us to find the best places to eat in the streets and markets of Mexico City. Come with us to discover this universe of flavors.⁠

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Tamarind is a very popular ingredient used for making traditional Mexican candies. The pulp of the fruit is cooked with sugar until it forms a paste. Here we show you three different varieties using the same paste and different toppings. From left to right: with Tajín (dry chili, slightly spicy), sugar coated and with piquín chili (spicier). The natural flavor of tamarind is acidic, so it creates a delicious combination with chili and sugar.⁠

These and more traditional candies are available for you to taste during “Journey Through La Merced Market”, a tour available daily in the mornings.⁠


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We wish you a happy celebration of the Independence of Mexico tonight wherever you are.⁠

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Visiting markets in Mexico is already something energizing, but visiting La Merced is something unique. This place has its own identity, created by families who have been working there for several generations and who have made the market their home. This maze of stalls is not easy to navigate, but through the years we have learned to know it. We enjoy the friendship of the vendors and cooks who delight us every time we visit them.⁠

Let us guide you through the immensity of vendors and food stands, and the fascinating neighborhood where all your senses come alive. ⁠

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Cincho, Panela and Quesillo are some of the most representative Mexican cheeses. They are all made with cow’s milk and are great to eat as a snack or to incorporate in dishes. The red color on Cincho cheese is a guajillo chile rub that producers add as an old tradition. It started when families made this cheese for their own consumption: they would add the chile to protect the cheese form insects and other animals. Now it is just added for flavor and color. ⁠

Our food tours help you explore Mexican culture through the eyes of a local. Explore with us the most delicious places in Mexico City, Puebla and Playa del Carmen. ⁠

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There are different corn varieties that grow across the country. Although now the most common for mass consumption are white and yellow, it is possible to find others depending on the region. Specialists consider there are between 41 to 65 different varieties of corn in Mexico. ⁠

Explore Mexican food and culture with us during any of our tours in Mexico City, Puebla and Playa del Carmen. ⁠

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Pan dulce and coffee is our favorite comfort food combo during rainy days.⁠
On the top shelf are: ⁠
-Besos (kisses): the texture is similar to a scone; it is covered with butter and sugar and filled with marmalade. ⁠
-Ladrillo (brick): anise flavored, sweetened with piloncillo and covered with dark chocolate. ⁠
On the bottom shelf:⁠
-Piedra (stone): same flavor as ladrillo but with a different shape.⁠
-Bisquet: soft, buttery and flaky can be eaten with sweet or savory fillings.⁠

Explore Mexican food and culture with us during any of our tours in Mexico City. We have activities available every day!⁠

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Here is an idea of fun for all ages that never runs out of juice. These handmade wooden toys are a colorful souvenir option from Mexico. They are available in some street stands and in specialty handicrafts markets. ⁠
We recommend going shopping with a full belly after having taken the Gourmet San Juan Market Tour. Very close to our last food stop you will find the recently renovated San Juan Handicraft Market full of clothes, toys, jewelry, decorations and more.⁠


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Taquito de sal is one of the most simple yet incredibly satisfying snacks ever. Take a fresh tortilla, add salt and a few drops of homemade salsa and there you have it. The key is to find a tortilla made with fresh masa from the local mill versus the industrialized corn flour version. It’s very common to eat it while waiting in line to buy tortillas. Most tortillerías provide the salt and salsa as a free sample. ⁠

Join us to learn more about tortillas, tacos, nixtamal and more in Mexico City, Puebla and Playa del Carmen. ⁠

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Chapulines a.k.a. grasshoppers are a sustainable source of protein. They are also crunchy, salty and delicious with lime juice. In Mexico its consumption has been inherited from an ancient tradition than can be traced to the Aztecs and many other pre-Columbian cultures. ⁠

Finding people selling them in the streets is a matter of luck, come and try them with us during the Gourmet San Juan Market Tour. This activity includes a fruit tasting and many other savory snacks (tacos, tostadas, tlacoyos and more), it’s available every day starting at 10:30am. ⁠

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