We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Save

Merida Street Food Walking Tour

Highlights
  • 3-hour street food walking tour of Merida
  • Stroll with a local guide from Hidalgo Park to the market
  • Taste savory Yucatecan dishes such as cochinita pibil
More
Merida Street Food Walking Tour
From US$49.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travelers
Merida Street Food Walking Tour
US$49.00
Overview

Get acquainted with Yucatecan specialties on this street food tour of Merida. Walk with a local guide to Merida’s main market plus a seafood restaurant and gelato shop. Sip fruit juices and sample plenty of local dishes, not limited to empanadas, tamales and seafood tacos along with ‘cochinita pibil’ (slow-roasted pork) and ‘panuchos’ (tortillas stuffed with refried black beans). Delicious!

What to Expect
This 3-hour guided tour is for serious foodies who want to taste the best authentic Yucatecan street food. Meet your guide at 10:30am at Hidalgo Park and walk through the busy streets of Merida to the main market. Learn about the local produce and how Yucatecans use them in their native dishes.

At your first tasting spot, choose between empanadas, polcanes (masa stuffed with lima beans, chiles, and pumpkin seeds), panuchos (fried tortillas filled with black beans), or salbutes (deep-fried tortillas with toppings). Then, move on to a taco tasting where you can try the two most famous varieties in the Yucatan: cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork) and lechon (suckling pig).

Move on to “El Marlin Azul” and sample two types of seafood tacos. On the way, visit the main square and take a look at the beautiful colonial buildings overlooking it, while your guide provides historical and cultural context.

Finally, walk to a gelato store, where you can choose between dozens of local fruit flavors.
Write a ReviewReviews (33)

1 - 5 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago
Heaven for the Foodie's Among you.

I didn't know what to expect when I first booked this, but it turned out much better than I could have imagined. Our tour guide Assur (Alejandro) made our tour amazing. He was very knowledgeable and professional. By the end of the tour it was...More

Thank DarioAntonio07
Reviewed 10 April 2018
Food tour with a great guide

We booked a food tour, and it ended up being just the 4 of us. I believe our guide's name was Jose, he was a really nice young guy who just graduated college last year after studying tourism. All the stops were really good, and...More

Thank sarahcloughly
adventuresmex, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Adventures Mexico Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hello!! We are happy to know that you enjoyed the tour!! Thank you for your comments and your suggestion, it's very important for us to rethink and improve the tour.

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile
market food walking tour

Our guide Laura was very informative! We got to know an area we might not have otherwise ventured all while sampling many items native to the area including dishes, fruits, spices, drinks and even some gelato for dessert. This tour was helpful at the beginning...More

Thank Rachel S
adventuresmex, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Adventures Mexico Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hello Rachel! Thank you so much for your comments, we are happy to know that this tour was helpful for your trip :)

Reviewed 18 March 2018
A Must See when visiting Merida

Great explanations in english and a lot of samples of great food. Get to venture off the beaten path to the local market. Would do it all over again.

Thank rachelfeil40
adventuresmex, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Adventures Mexico Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your comment rachelfeil40! We are happy to know that you enjoy a good time in the market :)

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Great food market experience and a perfect way to see real Merida

Our walking street food tour with Assur as our guide was an excellent way to explore the incredible bustle of Merida’s main market. Assur took us to places and gave us food experiences that none of us would have otherwise been able to discover. More...More

Thank Peter C
adventuresmex, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Adventures Mexico Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hello Peter! We are happy to know that all of you enjoyed the food. Thank you for your review, it's really important for us read your opinions! Keep enjoying!

Questions & Answers
Ask a question
pepeinFlemingIsland
20 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is but for the price you get very little. In other words can not make a meal out of it
0
Votes