Eat Mexico is happy to assist members of the press with information about our tours, Mexican gastronomy and traditions, or to provide high-res images. Our founder Lesley Téllez or any of our expert culinary guides are also available for interviews upon request. Here is some more information about us.

Mission Statement:

Eat Mexico helps travelers understand Mexican food on a deeper level, through small, personal, distinctive culinary experiences. Our expert local guides spotlight Mexican food traditions, share Mexican gastronomic history, and celebrate local cooks. Join us in gaining a richer understanding of Mexican culture!

Eat Mexico's Story:

Eat Mexico is Mexico City's first street food and market tour operator, founded in 2010. The idea, brainstormed by Lesley Téllez and her then-business partner, Jesica López Sol, was that tourists weren't spending enough time getting to know Mexico City's thriving street food scene, which is an integral part of Mexico City's identity. Guidebooks warned travelers not to eat street food. But every day, millions of chilangos ate all sorts of delicacies while standing on the sidewalk. And many tested better on the streets than in restaurants. Today, our company-which offers tours in Mexico City and Puebla-allows travelers to access a world of food, culture and history that they wouldn't be able to experience otherwise.

Founder's Bio

Lesley Téllez, Eat Mexico’s owner and co-founder, is a journalist, culinary tour expert and Mexican cookbook author living in Los Angeles. Her book Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets and Fondas, was published in June 2015 by Kyle Books, and was an Amazon bestseller. A Southern California native and third-generation Mexican-American, Lesley co-founded Eat Mexico in 2010 as a way to introduce tourists to Mexico City’s fantastic street food and market scene. In 2011, Lesley received a diploma in Especialización en Gastronomía Mexicana (Specialization in Mexican Gastronomy) from the Escuela de Gastronomía Mexicana, Mexico City’s premier heritage cooking school. She has taken dozens of additional cooking courses during her four-year stint in Mexico City, on topics ranging from pre-hispanic tamales to Day of the Dead foods and traditions.

Lesley’s writing, which focuses mostly on food and Mexico, has been published in TASTE, The New York Times, New Worlder, Saveur, Food & Wine, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times and Serious Eats, among other publications. From 2009 to 2015, she authored the award-winning Mexican food and travel blog The Mija Chronicles. Lesley started her career as a newspaper reporter at The Dallas Morning News.

Areas of Expertise:

Mexico City food and travel
Puebla food and travel
Mexican food traditions
Central Mexico street food
Mexican food history

Press Contact:

Christine Moravec | Assistant Director of Operations | christine@eatmexico.com
From outside Mexico: +52 1 55 7898 8110