Guided tour

Mérida: 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

Mérida: 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

From US$ 41.78 per person

Taste your way through Mérida on a 3-hour food tour. Explore the downtown areas of the city and savor authentic Mexican specialities.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy authentic Mexican food in downtown Mérida
  • Visit the food market and eat with the locals
  • Enjoy a great cultural introduction to Mexican cuisine with an expert guide
Full description
Start the tour by meeting on Plaza Grande, the heart of the city of Mérida. Enjoy a small-group tour of no more than ten people with an expert local guide. Discover the traditional cuisine of the city away from the main tourism hotspots. Start by enjoying some traditional refreshing drinks with your first dish of the day, gorditas. Then, try some grilled poc chuc, a dish of grilled meats prepared in citrus marinade. Next, visit one of the main food markets in town. Taste salbutes, tamales and also try some local fruit. Finish the tour by trying some tacos al pastor and carnitas.
  • Local guide
  • Food tastings
  • Fresh water and juice
  • Tips for restaurant waiters
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for the guide (Optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

• Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts. • The meeting point is at the 'Merida' colorful letters in Plaza Grande. (Also known as: Zocalo) • You can recognize the tour guide in a White T-shirt and a cap with "Eating With Carmen" logo.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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If you like pork, then this tour is for you! The Yucatán Peninsula specializes in all things pork and you get a chance to taste lots of it plus other treats on this tour with a local. First, we stopped for an agua fresca (flavored water) from an ice cream shop. Then we got a gordita filled with pork from a local fast food joint (my favorite!). After that, we visited two markets in Mérida: Mercado Lucas de Galvez and Mercado de San Benito. We pulled up chairs at a few local stands. Our guide ensured us the stalls are selected for their high-quality food and good safety practices. We tasted salbute de relleno negro (turkey with black sauce in a salbute-style tortilla). We also learned about and ate tacos al pastor, which are made with schwarma-style pork. Our guide also pointed out produce favored in Yucatán cooking and helped translate with vendors. We ended with paletas (handmade popsicles). A fun street food tour overall!

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September 15, 2021

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