Mexican Tasting and Market Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

19261


Categories

City, Food and Wine, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. While pulque is nutritious and low in alcohol content, stronger spirits can be changed for fresh fruit juices or lemonades.

Friendly: Yes.
While sidewalks in the center are generally in good conditions, it might be necessary to occasionally get out of the wheelchair to avoid obstacles.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Dutch (fluent), French (advanced), Spanish (fluent), German (conversational), Portuguese (basic)

Try Aztec recipes, sweets, tequila and street food.. learn what to eat for the rest of your holiday in this private tour!


The way to a Mexican's heart is through its stomach, and that will certainly apply to you as well after this tour! Mexico's cuisine is an interesting mix of prehispanic traditions, colonial influences and modern creativity.

While we walk Mexico City's downtown area and learn something of its history, we make frequent stops to taste this living heritage. We visit a colorful market and join the old-timers slowly getting drunk with a giant jar of pulque, the fermented agave juice which was sacred for the Aztecs. We try different prehispanic food platters, from a quesadilla with special herbs, flowers or insects. Sweets are a product of time and creativity dedicated by colonial nuns.
During this tour you will also appreciate the distinction between tequila and mescal, both agave spirits but quite different in production.
In summary: a tour for adventurous palates diving into the real Mexico!
Alternatively, this tour can cover the Roma area.
This tour can also be extended with a cooking workshop.

Itinerary

This downtown walking tour includes, besides the many historic and cultural explanations on the way:
- a market visit and a glass of refreshing fruit juice
- a tequila or mezcal tasting
- a sample of pulque mixed with a delicious fruit juice to your choice (curado)
- a visit to a typical cantina
- a prehispanic dish or other typical food at a restaurant or street food stall
- a visit to a 100+ years old sweet shop or bakery, you can buy some to take home or on your trip.

All visited establishments have been verified for hygiene practices and found safe for travelers. You can always skip or add tastings; a private tour is all about flexibility!

The Roma tour can include some of the following specialties and street food:
mixiote (sheep meat agave paper wrap), tacos de guisado, cochinita pibil (Yucatec suckling pig with bitter orange and annato), quesadillas, Tlacoyo, fish tacos, pork carnitas, Tlayuda (Oaxacan pizza), tamales, craft beer and (of course). . mezcal

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel (small extra fee for car pickup when hotel is outside downtown area)

End location: Hotel (small extra fee for car pickup when hotel is outside downtown area)

Duration: 5 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour. If you are not hosted in the downtown area, I can pick you up for a small extra fee.

What’s Included

Guiding services and all tastings, samples and drinks included in the itinerary.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 Mexican pesos - Eventual taxi fee to get to meeting point, additional beverages besides the tastings.

What’s Extra

Any additional drinks or sweets bought as a souvenir, transportation if needed.

A Recent Review of this tour

A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with Jonas, taking in plenty of authentic Mexican eating and drinking establishments on a really interesting walking tour of the Centro Historico I sampled food and drink that I would never have dared to try without Jonas' recommendation and I learnt so much about the hitory and architecture of this vibrant City. Well worth spending a few hours on this tour with Jonas whilst in DF!
Clive Westbury

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