Best street food in Mexico City: Huaraches Ramoncita

Best street food in Mexico City: Huaraches Ramoncita

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local food stall Huaraches Ramoncita received top accolades from our Mexico City tour guides for the best street food in Mexico City in 2018, for their huaraches. One hundred years...

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How to make traditional Mexican huaraches

How to make traditional Mexican huaraches

Historically, corn was an important source of food in Mexico. Together with beans, chili and Nopal cactus, corn was a stable in the majority of Mexican diets. Huarache (meaning ‘sandal,’ because of its shape) is a traditional dish in Mexico. The story began in 1895 when Mexico City was once...

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How locals really celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

How locals really celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

Dust off your sombrero, find a bar and celebrate with tequila or margaritas and a joyful mariachi band! It’s Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s most famous holiday. But is that really how Mexicans celebrate the day, and what does Cinco de Mayo really represent? Here are five facts about Cinco de Mayo...

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The myth and magic of Mariachi in Mexico

The myth and magic of Mariachi in Mexico

Mariachi has a special place in my heart; in part, because it reminds me of my grandfather, in part because the music always sends a shiver down my spine. And also because I am fascinated by traditions. All my life, I have been surrounded by moments that led me to...

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Aftershock: How a natural disaster made me find beauty in loss of control

Aftershock: How a natural disaster made me find beauty in loss of control

In the name of food and travel research, this was to be my fifth visit to Mexico City. I had an invitation to stay with my good friend Milton Estrada of Mexico City Urban Adventures. Nine years before, on my first trip to Mexico City, Milton had been my informative...

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When the Dead come to dinner: Celebrating Día de Muertos

When the Dead come to dinner: Celebrating Día de Muertos

Imagine you’re hosting a huge party. Everyone is invited — all the family members and friends you love will be there. Even the ones who are dead. In Mexico, this party is celebrated every November 2, when locals honour Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Locals...

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Haunted cities for wannabe ghostbusters

Haunted cities for wannabe ghostbusters

Admit it: you secretly wanted to suit up with Egon and the gang when you were a kid. (Or with Patty just last year because Leslie Jones is everyone’s dream bestie.) And even though it’s been years since you confessed to needing a nightlight, you still love getting too scared...

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The complete guide to: Mexico City travel

The complete guide to: Mexico City travel

Welcome, amigo, to Mexico City! This city is full of culture, colours, music and delicious food, and to help you enjoy the best of “CDMX” (as the locals call it), we’ve got all your must-have info right here — straight from our local tour guides in Mexico City. From how...

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The sweet side of Mexico City: Where to get the best desserts in town

The sweet side of Mexico City: Where to get the best desserts in town

It’s impossible to think of Mexico and not think about its gastronomy. After all, the first thing most travellers ask when they arrive in Mexico City is where they can find the best tacos, where to get a nice tequila, etc. Yes, we know we have good tacos and we...

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Meet: Sofia, our local expert in Mexico City

Meet: Sofia, our local expert in Mexico City

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On being a native Chillangua… ‘Chilango’ used to be slang for people who moved to Mexico City...

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