Culinary Walking Tour in downtown Mexico City
Our walking food tour of downtown Mexico City is far from glamorous; it is rather a culinary adventure on the streets of the historic center, through which we will take you to traditional spots away from tourist traps; we will head to restaurants and stands where you will try the flavors, scents and textures of authentic Mexican food. Plus we will guide your way through the city by foot and using the subway, too!
A morning in Mexico City wouldn’t be complete without hot tamales, so we’ll have a tasting of this pre-Hispanic specialty right at our meeting point in downtown DF. Our guided food tour will show you that since the time of the ancient Aztecs, corn is present in almost every Mexican meal.
Then we will explore the city in the search for the most delicious tacos and quesadillas. In the afternoon we will stop at a bar so you can take a leap back into pre-Columbian times and try some guacamole with grasshoppers to accompany your favorite drink; we recommend a good mezcal or tequila, so you can enjoy the full experience of flavor and aromas this combination offers.
We will continue our culinary walking tour through the downtown streets to make some room in our stomach for our next stop. Every step we take on this food adventure will be filled with very particular scenes of this wonderful and surreal city, valuable information on the History of Mexico, as well as interesting anecdotes and recommendations from your tour guide.
Our guided food tour of Mexico City will then continue at Roldan 37, a nice restaurant in La Merced, a traditional neighborhood in downtown DF that has gone through an intensive restoration process in the last few years. Roldan 37’s Chef Romulo Mendoza has collected Mexican classic recipes and has innovated them respectfully, always with ingredients that can be found in the historic La Merced market.
Our walking food tour in Mexico City comes to a spectacular end with a visit to the traditional Cafe de Tacuba, a restaurant founded in 1912, more than a hundred years ago. Here we will have a nice cup of hot Mexican chocolate and some traditional sweet bread.
This tour is simply delicious! You will understand why Mexican cuisine was added by UNESCO to its list of the world’s "intangible cultural heritage".