The true answer is: we don’t know. We love and enjoy this food, but we don’t know you personally. Mild discomfort is typical for people who aren’t used to eating Mexican spices or produce, or for those whose stomachs react to particularly acidic, spicy, salty or heavy items. Our tours also contain a lot of food—around six different items eaten in four hours—and some contain raw, peeled fruits. These foods can affect people in different ways. The best rule of thumb, if you’re new to eating Mexican street food or produce, is to go slow and know your body and your limits.
That said, we’ve been in business since 2010, visiting mostly the same set of vendors. We’ve served thousands of happy customers. We have hundreds of five-star reviews on TripAdvisor. Our guides and staff take the food quality and cleanliness on our tours extremely seriously, and we personally eat the foods at each stop, hundreds of times a year. The stands we visit are not fly-by-night operations. Most of them have been in business for more than a decade and their owners depend on them to survive.
Any Mexico City resident will tell you that food poisoning can come from anywhere, including high-end restaurants. However, if you are extremely worried about getting sick, or your stomach cannot tolerate a wide variety of foods in one sitting, this may not be the right tour for you. For more details, please read our Terms & Conditions page.