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Our most recommended Central Mexico Food & Gourmet Tours

Nevado De Toluca: Reach the Summit with Professionals

1. Nevado De Toluca: Reach the Summit with Professionals

You will climb the 4th highest volcano in Mexico on this tour with professional guides and all the necessary equipment provided. Admire the stunning landscapes and natural beauty of the area. The route takes you to the Summit of El Nevado de Toluca via the famous Cañada del Oso (Bear Ravine). You will start by walking through the incredible woods that are found on the sides of this magnificent mountain. Once you have arrived at the top, you can take in beautiful views of the woods and valleys all around. You will also be able to spot the lovely lakes inside the crater. This is a route that is definitely well worth the effort.

Oaxaca: Traditional Oaxacan Cooking Class with Market Visit

2. Oaxaca: Traditional Oaxacan Cooking Class with Market Visit

Discover what makes Oaxacan gastronomy so renowned. Visit a local, bustling market together with a chef to shop for the freshest of ingredients. Taste the traditional flavors and learn the techniques of Oaxacan cooking as you prepare authentic dishes alongside a chef who will explain what makes them unique for the region.  Start this fully interactive class exploring the main markets of Oaxaca city accompanied by the chef who will help you to identify the best and fresh ingredients on the list. Decide what dish to prepare between two suggestions by the chef. Then, get started cooking as you learn how to prepare one of the traditional meals that proudly represent an important cultural part of the beautiful Oaxaca state. During the lesson, the chef will also explain the benefits about each of the representative ingredients of the region, and which the locals prefer for the preparation of their dishes.  Prepare additionally some handmade tortillas and typical drinks to accompany your dish, such as Tejate, Chilacayota and Margaritas with Mezcal. Feel free to ask any question you have about and, of course, enjoy your traditional meal.

Mexico City: Tacos & Mezcal Night Food Tour

3. Mexico City: Tacos & Mezcal Night Food Tour

Immerse yourself in the delicious world of tacos for 3 hours. Discover 4 bustling neighborhoods for a taco safari of traditional, classic and modern taquerías (taco spots). Start with mouthwatering north style tacos, before heading towards one of the city’s street tacos hidden gem.  Continue to the taste the best taco al pastor in Mexico City, and then you’ll eat at a contemporary taquería.  End the night with drinks at the first mezcal bar of the city where you will taste two kinds of mezcal and one cocktail. Your guide will share insightful stories on how Mexico City has become one of the best food cities in the world. You will enjoy the city lights, the culture, and traditions as we drive around the city. Bring a hungry stomach and get ready to fill it up.

Mexico City: Authentic Downtown Food Tour

4. Mexico City: Authentic Downtown Food Tour

Walk through Downtown Mexico City and visit several spots, an authentic taste of Mexican specialties. You will be taken to 8 places, explore the exotic San Juan Market, drink at quintessential cantinas, taste street food, traditional restaurants, and specialty stores.  During your food walk, your guide will share insightful stories about the origin of the dishes and drinks, as well as the history, legends, and traditions of the city. Together, in the heart of the city center, you will taste mouthwatering dishes, delicious street food, traditional candy and much more. Expect the best flavors of Mexico City. Come hungry as you are going to eat a lot.

El Paso & Juarez Downtown Historic Walking Tour

5. El Paso & Juarez Downtown Historic Walking Tour

This tour will start at the border of the United States and Mexico where you will meet your friendly guide. Head into El Paso and Juarez (Juarez Avenue) and be shown some of the most interesting hot spots including restaurants, cabarets, and cantinas. With your guide, discover how this part of the world has modernised over time to become the cultural hub that it is.  Your tour will continue as you walk down Downtown Juarez and see iconic landmarks such as the San Luis Exchange House, the Museum of Revolution, Old Mayors office, the Cathedral, Benito Juarez Monument, Old Post Office Building, Plaza de Toros Bullring, Mission de Guadalupe and shop around downtown and visit the Markets.

Vallarta: Mexology Tacos & Tequila Tour

6. Vallarta: Mexology Tacos & Tequila Tour

Meet your local foodie guide who will introduce you to authentic dishes and drinks in downtown Vallerta. This small-group tour will introduce you to the hidden gems that make the culinary scene in the city so unique. Go beyond the popular tourist spots and discover the local favorites, which you might not find on your own. Sample a range of tacos including steak tacos, fish tacos, shrimp tacos, tacos al pastor, and beef cheek tacos. Discover how Tequila, Mezcal, and Racillia are close cousins and by the end of the tour, understand the difference between the 3. Taste the difference between a standard cocktail and the creations made by Vallarta’s best Mixologists. Sample a range of flavors starting with a Mezcal Cocktail made with fresh lime, cucumber, and a signature ingredient. Then savor a Jalapeño Margarita made by hand with fresh all-natural ingredients. Finally, enjoy a Michelada, made with beer and fresh salsas. You won’t walk more than a few blocks without being offered a Tequila tasting. Learn the difference between a quality drink and a run of the mill creation.

From Mazatlán: ATV Tour into Sierra Madre with Lunch

7. From Mazatlán: ATV Tour into Sierra Madre with Lunch

Combine adventurous ATV riding with a delicious traditional meal and a bit of sightseeing on this 5-hour tour from Mazatlán. Your day begins with pickup by van at your hotel. Enjoy a refreshing water, juice, or coffee on the 40-minute drive to Veranos Village, approximately 40 minutes from the golden zone of Mazatlán.   Once you arrive, you’ll be given the necessary instructions on how to safely use the ATVs. Your guide will then take you through the gaps on the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range and the municipalities of Mazatlán and Concordia. Cross a wooden bridge and the Presidio River to reach other surrounding small towns.   After your ride, savor a regional meal of tequila, cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, handmade tortillas, and your choice of beverage. Finally, finish your day with a bit of sightseeing: explore Mazatlán to see its Museum of History, cathedral, and tequila factory. Here, enjoy a free tasting of the town’s best tequila.

Mexico City: Half-Day Market Secrets & Cooking Class Tour

8. Mexico City: Half-Day Market Secrets & Cooking Class Tour

It’s time for a food adventure. Mexico City’s markets are some of the most vibrant places in the city, and this tour opens them up to you, just as locals experience them. Your first stop on your Mexico City tour is a relatively unknown market that boasts a large art collection depicting the political movement from the first half of the 1900s. Your guide will explain the importance of the murals and bridge the gap between the political movement of that period with what is going on in today’s Mexico. After this, travel the city just like the locals do, by riding the public metro. This market boasts an unmatched selection of flowers – you’ll be mesmerized by the variety and by the vendors, who will be all too happy to help you match the perfect bouquet to your eye color. You’ll also find fruits, herbs, meat, fish, pinatas and more, all for sale among the various stalls. You might even find a love potion available amid all the goods. Along the way, you’ll also get to sample some classic Mexican street foods, such as tacos and tamales, along with a coffee or atole – a traditional warm drink made from masa. After buying some fresh vegetables (and learning about local farming practices), head over to a local family business, where you’ll learn how to prepare your own salsa. Together, you’ll wash, cut and grill the ingredients, then smash them in the traditional way, using a molcajete (mortar and pestle). Taste your homemade salsa with a classic huarache.

Puerto Vallarta: Bikes and Bites Tour

9. Puerto Vallarta: Bikes and Bites Tour

Taste your way through the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta on this 3-hour food tour by bike. Take a picturesque bike ride along the boardwalk, through the Old Town, and past other famous sights. Along the way, stop to enjoy the city's culinary delights, including tacos, carnitas, sopes, ice cream, and more. Meet your guide at the local partner's office to start your small group experience. Cruise through the city on a comfortable bike as you discover a variety of regional dishes from local restaurants and food stalls. Enjoy a fun and active food tour as you explore Puerto Vallarta, finishing with a beer on the beach.

Puerto Vallarta 3-Hour Food Tour of Authentic Local Cuisine

10. Puerto Vallarta 3-Hour Food Tour of Authentic Local Cuisine

This guided food and city walking tour features 7 food-tasting spots carefully chosen to highlight the best regional flavors Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Savor regional delicacies at off-the-beaten-path eateries with their colorful owners and staff. You will enjoy a sampling of mouth-watering food at family-owned restaurants and stands, sip on refreshing local drinks, and even enjoy a fresh tortilla straight off the conveyer belt at a tortilla factory. You can look forward to Vallarta’s best mole enchiladas, traditional ceviche tostadas, fresh coconut, authentic tacos, savory soups, regional sweets, and more. It adds up to enough for a satisfying lunch, and all the food is included in the tour price. But you can also learn about the food from the colorful local folks whose pride in their craft is matched only by the effusiveness of their spirit.

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What people are saying about Central Mexico

Javier was our guide to the culture areas. He was happy , engaging and informative. Hi car was new , exceptionally clean and climate controlled. The 4 places I vivited were exactly what is needed to understand Oaxacan culture. I recommend highly the trip to Tula.

Sooooo much fun! A must while in SMA!!! Our tour guide OSCAR was the absolute best!!! Had some of the best taco’s, cocktails, tequila, and mezcal! The price is insanely low for how much food and drinks you get!!! Can’t recommend this tour enough!

We had a friendly and knowledgeable guide. All the participants were friendly and talkative. Food was excellent. Didn’t eat again till following day. Great way to spend a day in Mexico.

Guide The market was very fun with the guidance of Mr. Gerald, the chef, and the traditional home cooking class was also very interesting. Thank you very much.

What a great day!! Carlos was an amazing guide and it was a perfect break from all the city noises - highly recommend this trip!!