Yucatán
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  • From Merida: Local Cooking Class & Shopping Tour in Tekit

    1. From Merida: Local Cooking Class & Shopping Tour in Tekit

    Spend the day in Tekit, a traditional Yucatecan village whose daily life revolves around its beautiful church, the market, and some small stores. Join this private tour to become part of the town's daily life by cooking an authentic Yucatecan dish in a local home with a local guide and local people. After pickup at your hotel in Mérida in the morning, travel for approximately 1 hour to Tekit. Upon arrival, head to the mill where corn dough is used to prepare tortillas. Afterward, visit the local market in search of groceries, spices, meat, and vegetables. Once you have all the ingredients you need, you'll go to a local home to start preparing the dish. Once the food is cooking on the fire, visit a Mayan household where you'll be able to interact with the melipona bees and taste their honey. Then, it will be time to savor your meal with handmade tortillas and natural beverages, a real f...

  • Merida Street Food Walking Tour

    2. Merida Street Food Walking Tour

    Discover the Yucatecan cuisine! Skip breakfast this morning and visit the main market of Merida as a local. Discover the original flavors of Yucatecan gastronomy. Among cumbia songs, colors and the kindness of their sellers, you will taste seasonal local fruits, spices, juices and the most popular art meals of Yucatan cuisine: panuchos, salbutes, cochinita pibil and much more. While you delight your palate, you will learn about local plants and herbs, the process of making tortillas and the importance of habanero pepper in the Yucatecan kitchen. Then, you will visit a seafood restaurant to try a ceviche, Shrimp or fish tacos and accompany them with a very cold beer. You will end your tour with a dessert at a local Gelato shop with unique flavors like sour orange, bean with pork, bitter chocolate, avocado and flan. The guide will fill you with stories about our customs, traditions, legend...

  • Mérida Cooking Class, taste of Yucatan

    3. Mérida Cooking Class, taste of Yucatan

    You start your activity by having a walk through Merida’s Downtown. Your guide will give a quick briefing on the most important buildings overlooking the Main Square, and then walk with you to one of the main markets of Merida, Lucas de Galvez. Your guide will talk in depth about the regional fruits and vegetables, as well as the recados, the achiote, the peppers in general and especially the chile habanero and xcatic. All of this while shopping for everything you need for your traditional family lunch. Once you have everything, take a public bus with your guide to the local hostess’s home for the cooking class. Yucatecan cuisine has one of the most varied arrays of delicious dishes amongst the 32 states of Mexico. Some of them are unique to the Yucatan and very hard to find outside of the peninsula, while others are eaten throughout the country. The influence of ancient Mayans, Spania...

  • Mérida: 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

    4. Mérida: 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

    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.

    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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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!