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 48 hours before your tour begins and receive a full refund. After that 48 hour period, we’ll only charge you a small administrative fee and return the rest to you.

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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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.

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 couple of merchandise items for purchase: an Eat Mexico tote bag and a tortilla-making kit. The tote bag is perfect for taking on our Journey Through La Merced tour to fill with goodies. Our tortilla kit, originally designed for our Saving Native Corn: Tortilla Class & Workshop will help you out when you want to make fantastic tortillas in your own home.

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The craft beer scene in Mexico has evolved radically in the past couple of years. Nowadays, the variety offered is enormous; therefore, it is a hard decision to choose which one to try. During this private guided activity you will try amazing beer made with Mexican ingredients that offer surprisingly enticing flavors.⁠

The Brewery Tour & Craft Beer Tasting will be available starting on November 5⁠

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If you would like a private guided activity that takes you into the heart of an award winning brewery, this is for you. Enjoy a craft beer tasting and let an expert teach you about it in an accessible manner and a relaxed environment.⁠

Available starting on November 5.⁠

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Mezcal is often served in this kind of glasses (wider than tequila shot glasses) because they allow the spirit to breathe, making it easier to perceive the complexity of its aroma. ⁠

Enjoy a mezcal tasting during our “Narvarte at Night Tour: Tacos, Chelas & Mezcal” available Tuesday through Saturday. ⁠

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Today is the International Food Day and we are taking a moment to reflect about our relationship with food. What can we do as individuals to have a more sustainable nutrition?⁠

🍋Choose local food: whenever possible support farmers markets and help your local economy.⁠

🍏Choose seasonal: this even helps reducing your carbon footprint because it involves produce that hasn’t traveled a long way to arrive to your local market. It’s tastier and more nutritious.⁠

🌽Support development initiatives: such as community gardens which bring together the neighborhood creating a positive impact. ⁠

We want to thank @verdsantamaria for the amazing job they are doing in the Santa María la Ribera neighborhood. They have different workshops about urban agriculture and “herbolaria”, healing through herbs and natural medicine. ⁠

Check out our “The Best of Santa María la Ribera” tour that includes the best bites of the neighborhood and a visit to this project. ⁠


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Happy thanksgiving day to all our Canadian friends! This year has brought many challenges, but there are many things to be thankful for.⁠

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Day of the dead is getting closer and closer! Bakers know this and they are making big amounts of “pan de muerto”, a special bread for this celebration. The classic one in Mexico City has an orange blossom taste and is covered with sugar. In every part of the country different variations are available now. ⁠

Don’t miss out on our special “Day of the Dead at Mercado Jamaica” seasonal tour. Available only from October 22 until November 1. ⁠

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Today we celebrate National Corn 🌽 Day. As Mexicans we can’t imagine a single day without corn; it can be served in every meal and with so many variations that we never get bored.⁠

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Congratulations to all our friends at La Merced for the 63rd anniversary of the market! ⁠
All of us who have had the pleasure of visiting it, know that it is an unforgettable place.⁠


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¡Viva México! ⁠

Tonight we celebrate a National holiday in Mexico that commemorates the beginning of the Independence War in 1810. ⁠

For foodies this date means eating traditional dishes such as this chile en nogada (by @matlalligourmet), that has the colors of the flag, pozole and tostadas. This year all the official celebrations will be held on line, through social media and also available on tv in order to avoid massive gatherings. So lay back and celebrate Mexico’s Independence from home with good food and just your closest relatives or friends.  ⁠

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Serving mole at a family meal is profoundly meaningful. Moles are usually complex, with many different flavors that should be in balance, resulting in an intense experience. You can find moles in many restaurants throughout the city on any given day, but eating it alongside beloved ones makes it all the more special. “Mole” is often considered to be a synonym of “celebration” because of the memories of good times it carries.⁠ It's typically served on special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, Christmas, Day of the Dead, etc. ⁠

This thick, rich salsa is usually served with meat (typically chicken or pork) or vegetables, rice and tortillas. The mole is always the star of the plate!⁠

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Have you ever tried saramuyo, also known as sugar-apple? This fruit looks like a dragon’s egg; it has a hard outer shell that protects a soft white pulp and dark brown oval seeds. In Mexico, it’s produced mainly in the state of Yucatán, and right now it’s in season. It can be used to make desserts like ice-cream and gelatins and/or liquor, but we recommend just eating it on its own to enjoy its full taste and texture, without any added sugar. Its juicy and creamy mouth feel reminds of dairy, with a slightly acidic, but mostly sweet flavor. ⁠

Next time you're able to travel, be sure to try local fruits in season wherever you go! ⁠

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⁠If you want to learn more about salsas, check out our new blog post by Nicolás García, one of our tour guides. In this post, @mariano.nico.las shares two very different salsa recipes, one of them inherited from his grandmother. They are easy to make and will add a lot of flavor to your dishes.!⁠

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Corn is so widely used in Mexican food that different parts of the plant have different uses and names:⁠

-When the corn cob has just been harvested it's called Elote. The kernels are tender and can be eaten boiled, grilled or steamed. ⁠
-Olote is the center of the cob, where the kernels are attached. They are used to feed farm animals, to make fire for cooking and in some handcrafts. ⁠
-Totomoxtle are the leaves, once they are dry, they are used to wrap tamales and also in handcrafts, dyed in different colors. ⁠
-Pelo de elote is the brown fiber that comes between the kernels. It is sold in markets and used for medicinal purposes.⁠

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It’s rambutan season! This fruit arrived to Mexico from Malaysia and Indonesia in the 60’s and gained popularity in the 90’s. It is grown in Chiapas and transported to other states, like Mexico City, to be sold. Mexican rambutan is particularly sweet and juicy. Commonly eaten on its own, but can be used for drinks and desserts. Inside this bright thick skin is a white pulp and an oval seed. ⁠

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One of the best things to do on a Sunday in Mexico City is to get Barbacoa Tacos for breakfast or lunch. ⁠

You'll find this type of taco available at street stands on the weekends. The name sounds very similar to “barbecue”, but is actually a completely different concept. Barbacoa, which originates from the central part of Mexico (Hidalgo, Querétaro, Guanajuato, Estado de México, Michoacán, Morelos and Mexico City) is prepared with lamb. The lamb gets cooked for over 8 hours in an underground oven, wrapped in agave leaves. Traditionally, the barbacoa is also served wrapped in theleaves to keep it warm and moist. ⁠⁠

These tacos are accompanied by handmade blue corn tortillas; it doesn’t get better than that!⁠

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Today, Netflix’s docuseries “Street food: Latin America” is finally available. Since we heard about it, we've been anxiously looking forward to watching it. Eat Mexico’s mission, since we started in 2009, has always been to celebrate the popular foods that Mexico City and Puebla residents love so much, as well as shine a light on the people who cook these dishes. Let’s sit back and enjoy!⁠

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Mexico City offers very high quality seafood. That can be seen in market stands, street food and restaurants. Right now businesses are starting to open again, at a reduced capacity and with the new safety protocols. Although we are eager to go back to our favorite places, planning a nice homemade meal also sound like a good plan. Check out this recipe in our latest blog post: Tuna fish ceviche, you can find the link in the bio. ⁠

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Today is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille (14 July 1789), considered a turning point of the French Revolution. That’s why we decided to talk about the many French influences that can be found in Mexican food. One of the most evident is cakes, bread and pastries, even though wheat and bread-making arrived with the Spaniards during the Conquest; many baking and decoration techniques became very popular during the French intervention in Mexico (1861-1867) and the ruling of Emperor Maximilian I. Many French cooks arrived in Mexico and opened successful businesses introducing French samples such as chocolate mousse, brioche, puffed pastries and wine, all of which were quickly accepted by their clients as a symbol of refinement. Nowadays, it would be hard to find a bakery that doesn’t sell baguettes and pain au chocolat among their daily selection. ⁠

Crêpes are also very popular, they can be found in restaurants and street stands served with a Mexican twist. Great choices for fillings are squash blossom, Poblano chile with cream or huitlacoche (known as the Mexican corn truffle or corn mushroom). ⁠

Many cheese makers in Mexico use French techniques, and although by law they cannot name their cheeses Camembert, Comté, or Roquefort…they create very good versions of these that are considered a delicacy. ⁠

In professional kitchens in Mexico and all around the world today, it´s very common to hear chefs and cooks using French culinary concepts, such as specific sizes for cutting ingredients (brunoise, chiffonade, vichy, mirepox) and the names of basic preparations (Bechamel, Veloute, Holllandaise).⁠

We believe it’s important to recognize all the different influences that make Mexican cooking so rich. Our history has given us a lot of diversity in ingredients and culinary techniques that are worth celebrating. ⁠

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Today we're celebrating World Chocolate Day...and what better way to do so than with this rich black Oaxaca style mole!⁠

How are you going to celebrate this delicious day?⁠

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Cooking with tortillas allows for creativity and diversity of dishes and textures. Check out our new blog post, a recipe for making traditional Mexican tortilla soup, written by Ariane Ruiz, one of our culinary team experts. Tortilla soup is a soothing comfort food, easy to make, that will surely not disappoint.⁠

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