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Mexico City Markets and Food Tour
- 4 hours
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Triple threat alert! Join this Mexico City tour to see three of Mexico's best street markets. Whether you're in the market for a hangover cure, a magic love potion, hot tamales, pretty pinatas, or exotic juices, these markets have all bases covered.
* Get a glimpse into Mexico City’s local way of life and learn about ancient Mexican dishes
* Experience three bustling local markets including a somewhat secret market
* Savour several tasty Mexican culinary samplings
* Hop on the Mexico City Metro and travel just like locals do
* Indulge in a delicious Mexican lunch at a local restaurant with highly seasonal menu
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Mexico City Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
We recommend dressing conservatively as we will be visiting non-touristy areas. Long trousers or jeans and a t-shirt is recommended. Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards, in the hotel and bring a small amount of spending cash. Keep large cameras discreetly stored in a backpack. During the rainy season (May to September) we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
It’s time for a food adventure!
Mexico City’s markets are some of the most vibrant places in the city, and it’s our mission to open them up to you, just as locals experience them. Our Mexican Market Foodie journey begins just as most locals’ does – on the subway!
We’ll first head to Jamaica Market, the biggest flower market in the city, with corridors lined with stands selling fruit, herbs, piñatas, meat, fish, corn, flowers, and everything in between. As you wander through the market, you’ll get to taste an enjoyable cup of steaming atole (a corn-based beverage), tamales, Mexican barbecue, fruit cocktail, or exotic mixed juice. Experience the colourful flower aisle, where the local vendors will match the colour of your eyes or clothes with their most exotic flowers.
Hop back on the subway as we make our way to Sonora Market, one of the most bizarre places in the city. At Sonora, you can find anything from your favourite superhero costume to a magic love potion or a natural hangover cure. We’re pretty sure you’ll be amazed at the many different colours, smells, and the sheer variety of things that you can find in this market.
After Sonora Market, we’ll return to the city centre for a walk to reach a relatively unknown market (even some Mexicans don’t know about this market!), where you’ll find the most typical foods, fruits, and juices that the locals live for. Your Urban Adventures guide will provide you with some interesting information about the market’s unique history from the first half of the 1900s, and provide context within modern Mexican society.
Finally, we’ll walk to a local restaurant that features some of the strangest seasonal varieties of Mexican food. Here, we’ll dig in to a delicious lunch to top off our market foodie experience with a “panza llena, corazon contento” meaning “full tummy and happy heart”, as the saying goes. Let all of the exotic experiences you have seen dance in your head as you take your afternoon siesta back in the comfort of your hotel, or prepare for an afternoon of adventure at the Teotihuacan pyramids.