Original Markets & Street Food Tour

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 5 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ends Mexico City, Mexico
  • Get a glimpse into Mexico City’s local way of life and learn about ancient Mexican dishes
  • Experience three bustling local markets including a somewhat secret market
  • Savour several tasty Mexican culinary samplings
  • Hop on the Mexico City Metro and travel just like locals do
The Original Markets & Street Food Tour tour starts and ends in Mexico City. The Original Markets & Street Food Tour is a food tour that takes 5 hours.

Uno dos tres cuatro cinco! Join this super fun Mexico City tour to see three of Mexico's best street markets. Whether you're in the market for a magic love potion, voodoo dolls, hot tamales, pretty piñatas, or exotic flowers, these markets have all bases covered. 
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 11 reviews
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Anna V.
  • On Aug 01 2016
“Evelyn was fantastic - very knowledgable about the markets, but also very friendly to chat with while we were walking between places. She was also helpful in finding food samples that I could eat due to dietary preferences. It was a great way to spend my first morning in Mexico City. Thank you so much Evelyn, and thank you Urban Adventures for running the tour on a different day.”
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4.5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Christie K.
  • On Jun 07 2016
“Eva was a lovely guide, who really seemed to love showing off her wonderful home town, Mexico City. If only I could have managed to eat MORE…!”
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Nadine F.
  • On May 03 2016
“Our guide Eva's love for Mexico City was obvious and infectuous, I really enjoyed the Market tour.”
5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Eunice C.
  • On Mar 26 2016
“Itzal was wonderful, spoke good English, and really gave a flavor of Mexico City with her knowledge.”

It’s time for a food adventure!

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.

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 favorite 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 color 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.

  • Public transportation
  • Bilingual local guide
  • Samples of local food.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • souvenirs
  • additional food beyond included samples
  • tips / gratuities for the guide.
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Cancellation for this Original Markets & Street Food Tour tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


Full payment of 54 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Original Markets & Street Food Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Original Markets & Street Food Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Museo Mexicano del Diseño (www.mumedi.org) Francisco I Madero No. 74, Col. Centro Histórico, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 1600.

Meeting end point :

Museo Mexicano del Diseño (www.mumedi.org) Francisco I Madero No. 74, Col. Centro Histórico, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 1600.

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