Mexico City Culinary & nightlife

Our most recommended Mexico City Culinary & nightlife

Mexico City: Authentic Downtown Food Tour

1. Mexico City: Authentic Downtown Food Tour

Walk through Downtown Mexico City and visit several spots, an authentic taste of Mexican specialties. You will be taken to 8 places, explore the exotic San Juan Market, drink at quintessential cantinas, taste street food, traditional restaurants, and specialty stores.  During your food walk, your guide will share insightful stories about the origin of the dishes and drinks, as well as the history, legends, and traditions of the city. Together, in the heart of the city center, you will taste mouthwatering dishes, delicious street food, traditional candy and much more. Expect the best flavors of Mexico City. Come hungry as you are going to eat a lot.

Mexico City: Tacos & Mezcal Night Food Tour

2. Mexico City: Tacos & Mezcal Night Food Tour

Immerse yourself in the delicious world of tacos for 3 hours. Discover 4 bustling neighborhoods for a taco safari of traditional, classic and modern taquerías (taco spots). Start with mouthwatering north style tacos, before heading towards one of the city’s street tacos hidden gem.  Continue to the taste the best taco al pastor in Mexico City, and then you’ll eat at a contemporary taquería.  End the night with drinks at the first mezcal bar of the city where you will taste two kinds of mezcal and one cocktail. Your guide will share insightful stories on how Mexico City has become one of the best food cities in the world. You will enjoy the city lights, the culture, and traditions as we drive around the city. Bring a hungry stomach and get ready to fill it up.

From Mexico City: Peña de Bernal & Freixenet Wine Tasting

3. From Mexico City: Peña de Bernal & Freixenet Wine Tasting

Join a day trip from Mexico City that will introduce you to highlights of the Querétaro region. Check out the impressive landscapes of Peña de Bernal, explore that magical town of Bernal, and enjoy a wine tasting and tour at Freixenet Winery. Depart from Mexico City and admire the landscapes of central Mexico on the way to your destination. Your first stop is Peña de Bernal. See the unique rock formations and take some pictures. Afterward, head down to Bernal and enjoy some free time to shop and explore its charming streets. Then, head to Freixenet Winery and take a tour of their facilities and their 25m deep wine cellar where you can learn about how wine is made. During the tour, you can taste three different types of wine and 5 mixed tapas. To end the afternoon, wander around the winery and enjoy free time on the property before you return to Mexico City.

Mexico City: Half-Day Market Secrets & Cooking Class Tour

4. Mexico City: Half-Day Market Secrets & Cooking Class Tour

It’s time for a food adventure. Mexico City’s markets are some of the most vibrant places in the city, and this tour opens them up to you, just as locals experience them. Your first stop on your Mexico City tour is a relatively unknown market that boasts a large art collection depicting the political movement from the first half of the 1900s. Your guide will explain the importance of the murals and bridge the gap between the political movement of that period with what is going on in today’s Mexico. After this, travel the city just like the locals do, by riding the public metro. This market boasts an unmatched selection of flowers – you’ll be mesmerized by the variety and by the vendors, who will be all too happy to help you match the perfect bouquet to your eye color. You’ll also find fruits, herbs, meat, fish, pinatas and more, all for sale among the various stalls. You might even find a love potion available amid all the goods. Along the way, you’ll also get to sample some classic Mexican street foods, such as tacos and tamales, along with a coffee or atole – a traditional warm drink made from masa. After buying some fresh vegetables (and learning about local farming practices), head over to a local family business, where you’ll learn how to prepare your own salsa. Together, you’ll wash, cut and grill the ingredients, then smash them in the traditional way, using a molcajete (mortar and pestle). Taste your homemade salsa with a classic huarache.

Mexico City: Mexican Cooking Class

5. Mexico City: Mexican Cooking Class

Take part in a memorable culinary experience in the heart of Mexico City. Whether you are a novice cook or a know–it–all, enjoy this Mexican cooking class experience. A feast for the eyes and the palate. Learn new dishes that you can reproduce at home.  Ever wondered why Mexican food is so good and popular? This Mexican cooking will teach you the recipes and techniques for perfectly homemade Mexican food. From moles to tamales, learn great things about Mexico and its gastronomy. Learn and love to cook the real Mexican deal. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Mexican cooking, at every experience level. Learn new recipes, cook and then get ready to eat everything you just made, share a morning or an afternoon with chefs and other food enthusiasts you will meet as you cook. Ready for this one–of–a–kind experience? Buen Provecho!

Mexico City: 3–Hour Polanco Food Tour

6. Mexico City: 3–Hour Polanco Food Tour

Witness Mexico City's gastronomic hotspot of Polanco on this unforgettable food and cultural tour. Sample authentic Mexican food, from tacos to tlayudas, including Mexican chocolate. Live this experience in an intimate group, as food ambassadors make sure you learn, enjoy and have a fantastic time in Mexico City's amazing Polanco.  Don't miss this foodie's adventure and discover great eateries. Every venue has been carefully chosen so you can experience the real Mexican deal. Try a mouthwatering Mexican marlin tostada or a delicious tortilla soup. During your culinary experience, pass through lovely green spaces and trendy art galleries.  Delicious food samplings are served from different off–the–beaten–path locations. Stops include an authentic Oaxacan food restaurant, a real Mexican Cantina and Mexico City’s top rated tacos. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the best food tour in Mexico City.  

Mexico City: Electric Bike City Tour with Taco Stops

7. Mexico City: Electric Bike City Tour with Taco Stops

Follow a guide on an e-bike trip through Mexico city and discover must-see sights such as the Bosque de Chapultepec, Reforma Avenue, and the historic center of the city. Make stops for tacos and get all the gear you need for a safe ride. After meeting your guide, gear up with a helmet, reflective vest, and e-bike. The advantage of riding an electric bike is that you choose to get in some exercise while using the pedals and, as soon as you run out of energy, you can start the electric motor for an effortless ride.  Once comfortable on your bike, take off through the city streets. See the famous Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest), Reforma Avenue and its monuments, and Centro Historico (the historic center).  Journey through the Condesa, Roma, and Polanco neighborhoods, and learn about the different styles and architecture of each. You’ll also get to know about the socio-economic contrast between each neighborhood and learn why this city can be so diverse and multicultural.  During the tour, get a taste of local flavors during 3 taco breaks to recharge your personal battery.

Mexico City: Street Taco Cooking Class & Market Tour

8. Mexico City: Street Taco Cooking Class & Market Tour

Start your experience in a Mexican cooking studio, located in the eclectic Roma Norte neighborhood. Enjoy a refreshing "agua fresca", coffee from selected Mexican coffee beans or a special infusion selection, while you learn about the history of Mexican cuisine. Then, walk to the Mercado de Medellín and learn about the market's history and organization while touring some of their main halls. Savor quesadillas at an organic 'tortillería', made with native corn, where you can view the traditional nixtamalization process. Learn about different chili varieties at a chili stand and taste 100% raw cacao and hand-made artisanal chocolate from Oaxaca. Discover the flavor of exotic bugs including crickets, chicatana flying ant and chinicuil worm. Enjoy seasonal native fruits (mamey, chicozapote, etc.) and hand-crafted ice cream. Next, return to the cooking studio and prepare tacos al pastor (pork), tacos de barbacoa (beef), tacos campechanos (beef and pork), three Mexican salsas, and hand-made tortillas. Finally, enjoy the prepared dishes with a pairing of agua fresca, Mexican craft beer and mezcal from Oaxaca.

Garibaldi by Night - Mexico City

9. Garibaldi by Night - Mexico City

As night sets in, we’ll head out to enjoy the lively atmosphere of Mexico City by night. We’ll drive along lighted streets, heading for the world renowned "Plaza Garibaldi", a classic meeting place of the most famous Mexican Musicians, "The Mariachi’s." Enjoy a classic Mexican show that will give you a taste of our folklore and tradition. Dance to the beat of live music as we enjoy the Mexican hospitality of this spectacular atmosphere and a Mariachi Variety Show. One drink is included as encouragement to dance. Depending on your enthusiasm, it may take more encouragement!

Mexico City: Cantinas Walking Tour with Tasting Sessions

10. Mexico City: Cantinas Walking Tour with Tasting Sessions

Walk around Mexico City’s bustling downtown region and visit 4 traditional bars, also known by the locals as cantinas. Immerse yourself in authentic Mexican magic as you mingle with and meet the locals at a selection of bars off-the-beaten-track. As you hop from bar to bar, learn about the social role that cantinas have had in Mexican culture and how they have helped shaped the city and the local communities. Listen to your guide share unique insight and anecdotes about the locations, and enjoy the opportunity to reach out to locals if you wish. At each bar, taste the drink of your choice, including mezcal, tequila, micheladas and more. You’ll also dine on an authentic Mexican dinner at one of the tastiest cantinas in town, whilst listening to some of the greatest hits of the country’s traditional music.

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What people are saying about Mexico City

This is the BEST tour ever ! Edwardo was a fantastic tour guide. His knowledge, passion and love for Mexico City made this tour an incredible experience. We covered so many suburbs, parks, monuments and city scapes. Riding the bikes was easy, fun, safe and the most perfect way to absorb the sights, cuisine and people of Mexico City. Thank you Edwardo. Highly recommended *****

We were guided by Jimena HDZ. The best tour guide we have ever experienced, we have traveled extensively. Very self assured, pleasant and knows her business. Very proud of her city and her country. She made the day a very pleasing experience. You need to look after this girl, she is a gem

Jimena was a great guide who shared knowledge of the city, history, and culture along the way. The good selections were amazing. A little bit of everything from exotic to authentic. Great way to see and experience the city!

Loved this food tour. A great way to understand the local cuisine on foot. Thanks Kiomi for sharing your knowledge and passion for Mexico City.

Excellent tour guide, delicious food and a lovely walk around the neighbourhood, would recommend!