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Tacos, Exotic Food & Local Markets of Mexico City

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Experience the Best of Mexico City’s Local Markets, Cuisine, and Culture

Part of Mexico City’s cultural heritage is the local cuisine and exciting market stalls. The markets especially are a picturesque view of the local life of Mexico City. The markets are rife with activities and are a great attraction for tourists, chefs, and food enthusiasts worldwide. The markets in CDMX range so will be taking a look at the best in the city.

We will start the tour at the historical center of the city. Learn about the city’s birthplace as you listen to fascinating information about sites such as Casa de Los Azulejos, the Zocalo hotel, and the National Palace, among others.

Discover Mexico City’s Historical Center and Local Taquerias

Once we have explored the history of Mexico City we will change the focus of the food to its local markets. If you haven’t eaten tacos in Mexico, you haven’t been to Mexico. Don’t worry, this tour will fix this problem. Our first stop will be a local taqueria or taco restaurant where you will try different kinds of tacos and glimpse Mexico’s local flavor.

The first market your professional guide will take you will be Mercado de San Juan. San Juan market is the home of food lovers. A whiff of their exotic meats and fruits and your inner foodie will be drawn in like a bee to honey. The market is famous for its exotic meats, vegetables, and fruits. One local delicacy on offer here is the chicatanas (leaf-cutter ants).

To finish this walking tour, we will go to La Ciudadela market, the one for the artisans. It is a one-stop shop for essentials for those looking to pick up souvenirs and gifts that will serve as a memoir of CDMX for their loved ones. The market is packed with more than 350 vendors, all selling goods from across the country. These goods include Oaxacan textiles, alebrijes – you might know them as the spirit animals in the 2017 animated movie Coco – and many homewares.

Learn about the history of these Mexican markets and their part in Mexican culture. Taste different flavors of local dishes and try your hand at Mexican handicrafts. A shot of tequila after the day’s activities is also on the cards.

Book your Mexico City’s Tour and discover the best of Local Markets, taquerias and Cuisine


  • Visit two Mexican markets and learn about the daily life of Mexicans
  • Taste different flavors of tacos and tequila
  • Learn about Mexican handcraft
  • Discover the history of Mexico City


  • Tasting of exotic meat, insects, and 5 tacos
  • Shot of mezcal or tequila
  • Tour of the Historic Center
  • Professional guide


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional tips