The Best Culinary Tours in Mexico City

A food vendor makes quesadillas in Mexico City
A food vendor makes quesadillas in Mexico City | © David R. Frazier Photolibrary, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
From outings to the market to trips to the best taco stands, these tours explore all the great culinary experiences Mexico City has to offer.

Mexico City is alive with culture – from museums to monuments and parks – but don’t forget about the capital city’s culinary scene. In 2010, UNESCO named traditional Mexican cuisine an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Food is a great lens through which to explore Mexico’s history, and there are many tours that offer the unique chance to cook, eat and see what is usually reserved for locals.

ToursColonia Roma Food Tour
From $74 per person
4 hours
4.7 (10)

Take part in a culinary journey through the Colonia Roma district, a formerly European enclave where you will visit a bistro, microbrewery, coffeehouse, ethnic restaurants and specialty shops.

ToursMexico City Original Markets and Street Food Tour
From $54 per person
5 hours
4.9 (10)

Explore Mexico City’s top local street markets, learn about their history, shop for gifts and nibble on local snacks. A great alternative tour to the historical sites and a chance to get an insight into local life.

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ToursMastering Mexican Salsas Cooking Class and Market Tour
From $72 per person
4 hours
5 (1)

Broaden your culinary skills with a class that focuses on preparing authentic Mexican salsa.

ActivitiesMexican Food Cooking With Visit to a Market
From $104 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
5 (10)

Enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson with other foodies, gain a broad overview of local cuisine and prepare some authentic Mexican dishes.

ActivitiesPrivate Market Tour and Hands-On Home Cooking With a Local in Mexico City
From $123 per person
5 hours
5 (1)

A more personalized private experience. First visit a local market, then return to your guide’s home for a private cookery class.