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Guided Mexico City Street Markets Tour & Food Tasting


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Explore three of Mexico's local street markets, and learn about these eclectic shops that showcase the city's rich culture, while sampling delicious local food and exotic drinks with an expert guide.

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Get ready for an adventure through the bustling city markets of Mexico, and have a day full of food, drinks, and shopping...just like the locals do! With an opportunity to visit hidden markets that many Mexicans don't even know about, you can feel the thrum of the city while hearing delightful stories about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, hop on a quick subway ride to a witchcraft market complete with potions, spells and voodoo, and even explore colorful aisles filled with fresh fruit, veggies and flowers, all the while experiencing the very best that Mexican street markets have to offer!

Facts About the City Markets of Mexico: There are more than three hundred mercados (permanent markets located in buildings) and over a thousand tianguis (open-air mobile weekly markets) located just within Mexico City. These markets have been a staple throughout the country dating back pre-Hispanic period, and have now blossomed into an iconic aspect of Mexican Life.

The Five Best Markets in Mexico City*

  • 1. La Langunilla - This market is open only on Sundays, and dates back hundreds of years, long before Hispanic contact in Mexico. Well known for its antiques, you will find everything from vintage clothing and jewelry, to exotic furniture found nowhere else!
  • 2. Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela - Covering 16,000 square meters and boasting more than 200 stalls, this is a one-stop shopping spot for all of your souvenir and snacking needs. Be sure to enjoy some of the delicious local beverages as you make your way through the bustling shops.
  • 3. Sonora Market - Featuring everything metaphysical, occult-like, and witchcraft-y, whether you are an aficionado of the magical arts, or simply curious, you will find everything you could possibly imagine like potions, tarot cards, crystals and items used in the indigenous religions of Mexico like Santa Muerte and Voodoo.
  • 4. Mercado de San Juan - The perfect visit for any foodie, these two buildings are separated with one featuring fresh ingredients like local meats, fruit and vegetables, whereas the other building has stalls where you can purchase mouthwatering snacks and full meals. Whether you are wanting a simple and traditional bite to eat, or unique fare of iguana and scorpion, you will have to look no further.
  • 5. Mercado Medellín - This unique market features produce and many other items from a wide variety of Latin America countries outside of Mexico. As you walk among the stalls, keep your eyes peeled for the flags of Honduras and Colombia flying, and check out the rare imports that are being offered.

*This list is for reference purposes only and does not constitute a list of markets you will visit on this tour.

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  • Duration: 5.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Bilingual guide / Public transportation / Food tastings
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  • 08:20 Check-in at Museo Mexicano del Diseño
  • 08:30 Unknown Market
    IMG_2538_preview Let your guide take you to an unknown market, that even some Mexicans aren't familiar about! Learn its history and hear some interesting facts about iconic Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
  • Witchcraft Market
    Mexico_Pinata_Traditional-Market_shutterstock_619640630 Ride a public transportation on your way to the witchcraft market. Feed your senses as you check out this unique place that has everything, from superhero costumes and piñatas to magic potions and voodoo dolls. Look for the most sought-after cure for hangover!
  • 3-in-1 Market
    Mexico_Mexico City_local market tour Take a subway to reach the 3-in-1 market, where you can buy a variety of local goods! Find fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious local food and different kinds of flowers in the biggest flower market in the city. Try samples of snacks, including a cup of pineapple tepache, tamales and more.
  • Local Patio
    IMG_2555_preview End your journey at a local patio and try more samples of local food. You may enjoy the rest of your afternoon at your hotel or opt to go on more adventures (at your own expense) in and out of the city!
  • 13:30 Check-out at at Museo Mexicano del Diseño
    • Guests who will arrive late on the specified tour start times will be left behind and will not be entitled to a refund.
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Please dress conservatively, as the tour includes visiting non-touristy areas. Long trousers or jeans and a t-shirt is recommended.
    • Please leave your valuables such as passports and credit cards in the hotel. Bring just a small amount of spending cash.
    • Only small cameras are allowed during the tour.
    • During the rainy season (May to September), it is recommended to bring a raincoat or umbrella.
    • A valid government-issued photo ID
    • Walking shoes
    • Sweatshirt / light jacket
Additional Note(s)
    • You will be in a small group of a maximum of twelve (12) people on this tour.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Drinks and meals are available for purchase
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
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Duration 5.5 hour(s)
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