MEXICO CITY STREET FOOD FANS - WELCOME TO THE FOODIES DELIGHT TOUR OF TRADITIONAL SAN JUAN MARKET 

FOODIES GASTRONOMIC TOUR OF VIBRANT SAN JUAN FOOD MARKET

Ingredients, traditional Mexican cooking & food grazing at the market.

Mexican food is in a class of its own.  Delicious, inventive and deeply local!  We deliver you straight to the heart of its culinary techniques, unusual ingredients, and traditional recipes via the place where ALL food preparation begins: the market.

This tour gives you the chance to learn about essential & lesser known Mexican ingredients and to try them within an authentic traditional food market. You will safely explore the best of Mexican cooking via tried-&-tested food stalls and local vendors' street food kiosks.

If you are a foodie, then this private 3 hour tour in Mexico City is a must! Try 4 sampling courses that represent the very best of Mexican traditions & flavours!!

San Juan is a very traditional Mexican market. On this private tour you will explore traditional ingredients, cooking techniques and culinary philosophy in an authentic Mexican cultural setting. 

Your guide will help navigate you to the best street-food sites to sample the best of local Mexican delicacies!

Insects were the pre-hispanic equivalent of a protein bar.
They are definitely worth a trying...even if it's just to raise the bar on your Instagram following!

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Dear Laura, our guide was so much fun, and so informative. This is something special for us to experience. We so appreciate today’s tasting. I cannot say enough about how great this was!"

Elaine Clayman, USA

MEET YOUR MEXICAN GASTRONOMY EXPERT


Your guide is a Mexican food aficionado.

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Monica, is NOT a chef. She is just food obsessed and deeply aware of what makes Mexican cuisine distinctive.

Monica learned most of her culinary know-how from her grandmother. She is, to- this-day, the guardian of several secret family recipes which have been passed down from generation to generation from the mining town of El Oro, where her family created the Brockmann Dam. 

Monica's husband is a chef and hotel restauranteur, so naturally enough their favourite pastime is investigating and critiquing the full range of gastronomic offerings in Mexico City - be it a new taco stand or a chef's signature style flagship project .

Monica also belongs to a social club of hospitality professionals, which critique a new dining option each month.

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 Just when you think you know all about chilies, think again. Let your guide spark your interest!

Discover why traditional Mexican food has been named UNESCO cultural heritage.

 TOUR PRICES

We only offer private tours. This means you when you come on the Foodies Tour Of San Juan Market, you will NOT be dragged along in a group. You can take your time and ask questions.


  • Total for 2pp group  -  US$231
  • Additional members: US$31 per person
satisfaction guaranteed


*Prices are in US dollars & don't include tax. 
If you are travelling alone, or if your group is bigger than than the maximum of 5 per guide, please do contact us with your request.


MEXICAN FOODIES - TOUR TIMES


  •  Mon-Fri : 11:30 am
  • Sat & Sun 11:30 & 12:30


*The tour is THREE HOURS long.

*Guests meet their guide at a nearby hotel  lobby at the tour start time. From there, they go to the market together.

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Monica's knowledge was superb.  The overall experience was top-notch.

WATCH & SAVOUR MEXICAN STREET FOOD!

We love celebrity Chef Monica Patiño's down-to-earth approach to food! 
Here she explains some differences between tacos and quesadillas.

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THE BEST STREET FOOD MEXICO CITY - WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR TOUR!


This tour offers trusted grazing & first-hand sampling of the best street food in Mexico City. You will also learn about the history of Mexican cooking and the cultivation of its traditions.

FOODIES GASTRONOMIC TOUR OF VIBRANT SAN JUAN FOOD MARKET


So many colors, sight sounds & smells! Your guide is your trusted food tour companion & confidante. 
Mónica helps you understand all the new & exciting things around you and explain the traditions behind the ingredients & dishesyou see!

The San Juan Market is a very traditional food market where key ingredients, (and some lesser known ones) are found. As with all authentic markets, it is really important to know where to eat and with whom. This is not a typical tourist destination. It is a place where locals still come to get their daily food supplies, so because of this your guide is a key to bridging your interaction with the local vendors and cooks. Mónica makes the techniques, food preparation behind the foods you'll sample really come alive. It is one thing to have a taste sensation enliven your taste buds, it is another to discover the know-how behind the making of it. 

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During this tour, you'll have a chance to try insects such as grasshoppers and maguey worms, but everything is optional. There are several small savoury dishes we help you try along the way, as well as the option of mezcal and or dessert!

We tailor your food experiences to you. If you are vegetarian, your guide will craft a veggie-only tour route. Likewise, if you are allergic tor sensitive to anything, please let us know. We always find a way to make your tour time, interesting and enjoyable.

Food markets have been around forever in Mexico City, but we are definitely seeing some fresh new variations on traditional food presentations!

FOODIES GASTRONOMIC TOUR OF VIBRANT SAN JUAN FOOD MARKET
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Laura arranged a Mezcal tasting at a small local bar that was the grand finale of a wonderful tour.

 MEXICAN FOODIES - TOUR OVERVIEW: 

Your tour program - the essential facts!


  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Discover traditional MX culinary ingredients, food history, cooking techniques by exploring the market and its food providers. 
  • This is a private tour.  Although we recommend a minimum of 2people, if you are travelling solo you are welcome to book.
  • Your guide meets you at a secure and quiet meeting point in a nearby hotel lobby. From there you go to the market together.
  • Try 3  traditional savoury sampling dishes (AND dessert , should you wish)
  • Sip a traditional alcoholic pulque or mezcal 
  • Sip a traditional agave cactus pulque drink or mezcal
  • If you are vegetarian, please let us know! We can accomodate you but we do need advance notice!
  •  Your tour price includes the planned menu of food and drink.
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Ceviche! 
Raw fish that is 'cooked' by the citric juices of fresh lime.

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We tried different kinds of insects and learned about their origins

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HOW DO I BOOK MY FOODIES DELIGHT TOUR? (and then what happens?)

Your booking is reserved via our secure online booking platform. Here's what to expect...

  • Click on the orange booking button.
  • Identify which tour slots are available in our live bookings calendar. 
  • Reserve your preferred time/day with our secure online payment gateway.
  • Receive an instant booking confirmation!  The tour is 100% yours. It is not a group tour!
  • You'll receive detailed info about tour meeting point, and your guides mobile number via email.
  • The day of your tour, your guide is waiting for you at the meeting point, ready to make introductions and get the ball rolling.

If you need to change the day or time of your tour after booking, just let us know!



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Monica, our tour guide, led us through the San Juan Market in a way we could never have done alone. Sure, we looked up the place on the map and read about it in the guide books, but without her, we would have been lost and never have experienced a tenth of what there is to see, taste, smell, learn, or talk about.We aren't normally guided tour people, but with only a few days in the city, we decided to go ahead and book the tour. Monica's knowledge of the stalls, her relationship with the vendors, and most importantly, her enthusiasm and pride in showing off her home's culture and traditions made this tour a highlight of our trip.She made the market accessible. We got to chat and ask questions of the vendors, taste fruits, vegetables, samples of almost everything on offer, and explore things we wouldn't have even known to look for. The ceviche was a great example - sure we've had it in restaurants and parties, but we wouldn't have thought to order some in the market! Let alone known to rely on the vendor's recommendations for what was freshest and best without Monica's knowledge and relationship with the stall owner. And who knew you could have spicy grasshoppers, garlic grasshoppers or just "plain" grasshoppers. Aren't all grasshoppers equal? Evidently not. (The mescal helped).Bottom line. Take the tour, enjoy the experience, make a new friend. It's time well spent.

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