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Culinary Backstreets Mexico City Walks - Private Tours

Mexico City, Mexico
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Excellent way to get to know Mexico City's elaborate food scene

Wonderful evening street tacos tour that ended with a tasting of Mezcal and Pulque and included a... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
Gary H
Great survey of Mexico City street eats

4-hour walking tour with visits to market stalls, hole-in-the wall eateries, and street stands. Had... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2017
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Mexico City's Centro Historico is where it all unfolds: centuries-old buildings decorated with saints carved in stone; churches that once housed cloistered nuns; family-run fondas dishing out home-style classics just as they have for more than a hundred years. Picture all of this against a bustling backdrop of thousands of people buying necessities for their daily lives. There's a Centro that tourists visit, and then there's the one we visit: an enclave south of Bellas Artes that has changed little since it was "modernized" in the 1930s. Laundry still hangs from windows. Lines at butchers' stands still snake down the block. Corn mills and tortillerias still supply neighborhood families and nearby restaurants, churning out masa (corn meal) and fresh tortillas daily. On this walking tour we'll not only eat, we'll also learn about the history and preparation of each food item. Along with taking an up-close look at how tortillas are made, we'll try light, flavorful seafood tostadas, which the city's serious foodies claim to be the best in town. We'll meander through the neighborhood and try flat, crisp masa patties called tlacoyos, stuffed with beans or cheese and topped with cactus, that are made on a grill propped up on the sidewalk. We'll have an artisanal cheese-tasting at a covered market favored by local gourmets, where we'll also learn from a tropical fruit vendor what separates a mamey from a chicozapote. We'll end the tour with a taste of pulque, a native Mexican alcoholic beverage made from fermented maguey sap, whose history dates back to pre-Hispanic times. It's a fitting end in a city where the Aztec influence still runs deep and centuries-old culinary traditions are as vital as ever.
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Wonderful evening street tacos tour that ended with a tasting of Mezcal and Pulque and included a stop for churros and chocolate. Bem was a tad quiet at first but as the tour went on opened up and knew the answers to all questions we...More

1  Thank Gary H
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

4-hour walking tour with visits to market stalls, hole-in-the wall eateries, and street stands. Had some of the best food of our Mexico City visit on our tour with Ubish. Really good experience, hightly recommended.

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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Honestly this was our trips highlight. CDMX has fabulous museums, but the food can not be beat! This made everything come to life and an interesting way to see the city. We read a recommendation on TripAdvisor to do this at the beginning of your...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2017

A family member alerted me to this activity, having done the Culinary Backstreets Istanbul walking tour. So, 2-3 weeks ahead of arrival in Mexico City we booked for the Historico Centrico tour. This was to be our very first day in Mexico City, and our...More

2  Thank Alan C
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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

We were in Mexico City for the long weekend and took the street food tour with Adrian -- it was a definite highlight of the trip! It was great to see several neighborhoods of the city, learn about the culinary traditions, and sample some foods...More

Thank Katie W
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Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Arturo, our tour leader, was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the food, history, and culture. Several on our tour were English speaking only, and Arturo was easily able to speak perfect English. I was most impressed with the market visit most! This tour gave us...More

1  Thank Elisabeth U
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Reviewed February 1, 2016

The market walking tour was an amazing experience and a must do -- whether it's your first visit or you're a frequent traveler to DF. You will undoubtedly learn something new about the food and the culture that encompasses Mexico City. We have our guide,...More

1  Thank Austin H
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you have the digestive juices to digest spicy, this is the place to be in. With a range of peppered delicacies.

1  Thank Nilutpola
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Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had a fabulous afternoon eating our way through the Centro Historico neighborhood of Mexico City.This tour would have been worth every penny if it had only been about food for foodies - which it is - but it was also a fabulous exploration of...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2015

There is no better way to get a better understanding of a culture that by, well, "digging in" to the everyday cuisine of that people. From tostadas to fruit, from cheese to coffee, and from gorditas to the local social beverage (Pulque)--all served in street...More

2  Thank GoRoGoFar
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JCamNZ
December 28, 2017|
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Response from madeleine805 | Property representative |
Hi. We are fully booked until January 2nd when we do have space on our Jamaica Mercado walk! We would love to have you with us then... Madeleine at Culinary Backstreets
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Emily T
January 21, 2017|
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Response from Katie W | Reviewed this property |
Go to the Culinary Backstreets website, and select Mexico City under Culinary Walks. Enjoy!
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