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Merida Street Food Walking Tour

  • 3-hour street food walking tour of Merida
  • Stroll with a local guide from Hidalgo Park to the market
  • Taste savory Yucatecan dishes such as cochinita pibil
Merida Street Food Walking Tour
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Merida Street Food Walking Tour
USD 49.00

Get acquainted with Yucatecan specialties on this street food tour of Merida. Walk with a local guide to Merida’s main market plus a seafood restaurant and gelato shop. Sip fruit juices and sample plenty of local dishes, not limited to empanadas, tamales and seafood tacos along with ‘cochinita pibil’ (slow-roasted pork) and ‘panuchos’ (tortillas stuffed with refried black beans). Delicious!

What to Expect
This 3-hour guided tour is for serious foodies who want to taste the best authentic Yucatecan street food. Meet your guide at 10:30am at Hidalgo Park and walk through the busy streets of Merida to the main market. Learn about the local produce and how Yucatecans use them in their native dishes.

At your first tasting spot, choose between empanadas, polcanes (masa stuffed with lima beans, chiles, and pumpkin seeds), panuchos (fried tortillas filled with black beans), or salbutes (deep-fried tortillas with toppings). Then, move on to a taco tasting where you can try the two most famous varieties in the Yucatan: cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork) and lechon (suckling pig).

Move on to “El Marlin Azul” and sample two types of seafood tacos. On the way, visit the main square and take a look at the beautiful colonial buildings overlooking it, while your guide provides historical and cultural context.

Finally, walk to a gelato store, where you can choose between dozens of local fruit flavors.
Reviews (34)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2018
Such a good time

This was a great way to start our time in Merida. Jose showed us around the market, stopping at his favorite stalls for snacks, explaining what was going on (things we would never have learned on our own) and helping us buy some souvenirs (hot...More

1  Thank Carla K
Reviewed 15 August 2018
Heaven for the Foodie's Among you.

I didn't know what to expect when I first booked this, but it turned out much better than I could have imagined. Our tour guide Assur (Alejandro) made our tour amazing. He was very knowledgeable and professional. By the end of the tour it was...More

Thank DarioAntonio07
Reviewed 11 April 2018
Food tour with a great guide

We booked a food tour, and it ended up being just the 4 of us. I believe our guide's name was Jose, he was a really nice young guy who just graduated college last year after studying tourism. All the stops were really good, and...More

Thank sarahcloughly
adventuresmex, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Adventures Mexico Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hello!! We are happy to know that you enjoyed the tour!! Thank you for your comments and your suggestion, it's very important for us to rethink and improve the tour.

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile
market food walking tour

Our guide Laura was very informative! We got to know an area we might not have otherwise ventured all while sampling many items native to the area including dishes, fruits, spices, drinks and even some gelato for dessert. This tour was helpful at the beginning...More

Thank Rachel S
adventuresmex, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Adventures Mexico Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hello Rachel! Thank you so much for your comments, we are happy to know that this tour was helpful for your trip :)

Reviewed 18 March 2018
A Must See when visiting Merida

Great explanations in english and a lot of samples of great food. Get to venture off the beaten path to the local market. Would do it all over again.

Thank rachelfeil40
adventuresmex, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Adventures Mexico Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your comment rachelfeil40! We are happy to know that you enjoy a good time in the market :)

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Yes it is but for the price you get very little. In other words can not make a meal out of it
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