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The Tastes Of Yucatan

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  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Explore Merida's hidden marketplaces
  • Learn how to shop in Mexico
  • Cook and share a meal with a local in their home
  • Make local goodies such as lemon soup, panuchos, salbutes, codzitos, papadzules and more
Book this Merida tour to discover a produce market not many tourists visit, pick up some Spanish (and Mayan) lingo, learn how to cook regional d elicacies , and eat dishes made with your own hands — all in the company of new local and traveller friends.

Polish up your cooking skills on the Merida tour that take you from market to table… literally! We’ll kick off your delicious Mexican food experience by taking you to a market that’s always filled with locals – tourists hardly ever set foot here, giving you authentic local life on this tour right from the get go. Your local guide will explain to you the kind of fruits and vegetables only produced in this region, such as achiote, pepita de calabaza, and chile habanero. We’ll give you the real market experience as we shop for the meal we’re going to prepare. Watch how the locals around you buy food for their own cooking, and learn all about Mexican market customs and culture.


Yucatan cuisine is one of the most varied in Mexico, and the next part of your Merida food tour will give you the chance to cook it, and eat it, of course! While we prepare our food, your host and guide will explain some of the traditions of the locals, the influence of other cultures on the food of Yucatan, and the differences between the Yucatecos and people from other parts of Mexico. Learn some Spanish and Mayan words while the food is being prepared and while you taste the delicious pates of yumminess as they are served. We’ll try dishes like salbutes, panuchos, papadzules or codzitos, and sip on horchata or hibiscus flower tea. With a belly full of delicious, authentic food and drink, we'll say goodbye to new friends and end this mouth-watering Merida experience. 
what’s included
  • English speaking local guide
  • Public transportation
  • Ingredients for all dishes
  •  cooking session at a local family home.
what’s excluded
  • Taxi to return to your hotel. items of a personal nature
  • Tips / gratuities for your local guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 5-6 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Merida, Mexico
Good to know Dress standard: Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.

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.
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“I spent a wonderful afternoon with Ricardo wandering through Merida's market after a brief overview of the Plaza Grande. He was indulgent with my Spanish and eager to point out unfamiliar fruits, vegetables, and spices. We took a collectivo to Doña Berta's home north of Merida (sharing a seat with someone's large spider man piñata) and made sopa de lima and an assortment of yucatecan antojitos like panuchos, salbutes, and papazdules. Ricardo also whipped up an assortment of flavored aguas frescas. It was delicious, and gave me the confidence to order from food stalls around town during the rest of my stay. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon and see a different side of Merida.”
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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