This tour is an excellent value for learning the history and flavors of many different types of tacos. If you are at all interested in tacos, I don’t think you could find a better value or use of your time than this tour. Seriously top notch.
Chilango Tacos 101
Trendy Condesa/Roma Area
For Taco Lovers
Eat Sitting Down (Unlike Street Stands!)
On this tour, we dive deep into what’s perhaps the most iconic Mexican food of all: the taco. You’ll taste a half-dozen of Mexico City’s most famous varieties, representing regions across the country. And you’ll learn the ins and outs of the local taco scene — by the end of the tour, you’ll be empowered to echar unos tacos (slang for “going out for tacos”) on your own.
Try several of Mexico City’s best tacos, curated by our expert guides
Explore a typical city market in the Roma neighborhood
Learn the mechanics of the local taco scene—what to order, when certain items are sold, and how to eat like a local would
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Child (8-13): $34.99
Young children (0-3) & babies in carriers: free
Looking to go private? Private tour option $39.99 per adult
Availability & departure time
Monday, Thursday through Sunday: 1PM and 1:30PM
Sixties Bar, Avenida Sonora 210 at the corner of Insurgentes, Colonia Condesa
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people
Traveling with a group larger than 8? We’ve got you covered! Book a private tour by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- As much food as you can eat (enough for a large lunch and dinner combined)
- One beer
- One agua fresca or soft drink
- Filtered water throughout the tour
- Generous tips for all street vendors
- Transport to/from the meeting and end points of the tour
- Tip for your guide
- Additional personal beverages, outside what’s included on the tour itinerary
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- An appetite
- Water to stay hydrated
- Tip for your guide if desired (we also offer the option of pre-paying the tip at checkout)
- An umbrella during the rainy season months (June through October)
Guests should be able to walk for three hours, with breaks in between at all of the stops. Strollers are welcome. This tour is also wheelchair accessible.
Staff on tour
You’ll be accompanied by one of our local, bilingual culinary guides. Each has a degree in gastronomy and/or has worked in local kitchens. They’ll enrich your experience by sharing their knowledge of Mexico City’s food scene, their own personal traditions, and the vendors’ stories. Read more about our guides here.
Mexico City Food Tour: Chilango Tacos 101
Tacos are the lifeblood of Mexico City, and locals—known as “chilangos”—eat them day and night. On this tour, we’ll teach you the basics of the local taco scene as we walk through Mexico City’s hip Condesa and Roma neighborhoods. You’ll try several types of iconic tacos: guisados, campechanos, carnitas, tacos al pastor from the taquería that claims to have invented it, and cochinita pibil. You’ll learn the stories behind these famous tacos that represent styles of cooking from all over the country.
You’ll also visit the local Medellín Market which boasts an incredible variety of fresh produce and try fresh “nixtamal” tortillas from a local tortillería. After your tasting experience, you’ll know the history and preparation of some stellar tacos in Mexico City. And, you’ll learn why a taco isn’t just a local dish, it’s a way of eating.
- The tour is conducted rain or shine.
- We like to blend in with the locals. Dress in comfortable clothing, and leave any flashy or expensive clothes and jewelry at home. Note: Mexico City can be chilly in the mornings and warmer in the afternoon, so it’s best to dress in layers.
- This tour includes a lot of food. We recommend arriving hungry and avoid eating a big meal beforehand.
- Vegetarians can be accommodated on this tour, but meat and vegetables will be cooked on the same surface.
- Feel free to bring your own water bottle. We’ll stop to refill it with purified water.
- Mexico City sits at nearly 7,300 feet high. This means you’ll feel more tired than normal if you’re not used to the altitude. Don’t do this tour if you haven’t gotten any sleep the night before, or if you’re arriving to the airport on the same morning.
- If you’d like to make any purchases (see our FAQ on souvenirs), bring cash and a small tote bag. Credit cards are not accepted here. Please note that prices at this market tend to be slightly higher than other neighborhood markets around the city.
How long is the tour?
Does the tour end where it starts?
No. This tour meets in front of Sixties Bar, Avenida Sonora 210 at the corner of Insurgentes. It will end at El Tizoncito on Av. Tamaulipas 122, Condesa. If you need help getting back to your hotel at the end of the tour, your guide will help you find the nearest subway station or an Uber.
Will I eat a lot of food?
Yes! You can eat as much as you want in each of the stops. Our guide will let you know how many stops remain so you can pace yourself. No one knows your appetite better than you!
Do I need to take cash with me?
If you plan to tip your guide, you should bring enough cash to cover that—about 10 to 15 percent is standard. (We also offer the option of paying your guide’s tip ahead of time at checkout.) You may also choose to bring a bit extra for any market goods. All the food you can eat, plus two drinks and purified water, are covered by us.
Will my guide speak English?
Of course! Our guides are culinary experts and speak perfect English.
Is this market good for souvenir shopping?
Not really. It is a good place to buy food or Mexican ingredients. The market does not carry items such as colorful ceramics, Mexican textiles or folk art.
Is the neighborhood safe?
We have offered this tour since 2010 and never had an issue with violence or theft. That said, Mexico City is an enormous place and pickpocketing can happen. If you wear plain clothing, leave your jewelry at home, and keep your wallet and cellphone tucked away, there should be no problem.
Can I do the tour if I am traveling alone?
We usually require a two-person minimum on our tours. If you’re a solo traveler, you’re welcome to book the date of your choosing—if it has other guests, you’re good to go. If three days prior to the tour date, the tour does not have any other guests, we will reach out to you about choosing a different date or refund your ticket.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!
See what previous guests have to say
This afternoon tour way exceeded my expectations! I mean I expected delicious tacos, but Nico went above and beyond. He was so knowledgeable (a former chef for years, with a culinary degree) who had cooked all over the city, and he shared such interesting stories and histories with us along the way.