It’s time for a food adventure! Take this private tour and explore the markets of Mexico City with your own local guide for the day.
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. Your Mexican market foodie journey begins just as most locals’ does — on the subway!
Our first stop is a relatively unknown market (even some Mexicans don’t know about this one!). 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. If you’re into the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera story, this will definitely be a highlight!
After this, we’ll hop on public transportation to make our way to the witchcraft market, one of the most bizarre places in the city. Here you’ll find everything from your favourite superhero costume and festive piñata, to magic potions, voodoo doll, and the ever-coveted natural cure for a hangover. We’re certain you’ll be amazed by the different colours, smells, and sheer variety of things you can find in this market.
Once you’ve found your chosen magic elixir, we’ll walk a couple blocks to the subway that will take us to the 3-in-1 market of prepared food, fresh fruits and vegetables, and an unmatched selection of flowers. This is the biggest flower market in the city, where local vendors will match the colour of your eyes to their most exotic flowers. The aisles of this market are lined with stands selling fruit, herbs, piñatas, meat, fish, corn, mole, and everything in between. As you wander through the market, you’ll get to sample a cup of pineapple tepache, tamales, Mexican barbecue, fruit cocktail, and exotic mixed juices.
Finally we’ll head to a local patio for the last sample of our journey, finishing this Mexico City market tour with a “panza llena, corazon contento” meaning “full tummy and happy heart”. 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.
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Mexico City Markets and Food group tour.)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Bilingual local guide, public transportation, samples of local food.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, souvenirs, additional food beyond included samples, tips / gratuities for the guide.
Dress standard: 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. Only small cameras are allowed and during the rainy season (May to September) we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.