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Merida Street Food Walking Tour

Mérida, Mexico

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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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!
  • 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
  • Learn about cuisine particular to the Yucatan Peninsula
Food tasting
Local and professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Hotel Caribe, Hotel Colonial, Calle 59 500, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Pola Gelato Shop, 467D Calle 55 x 62 y 64, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
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  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved—comfortable walking shoes are recommend
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Adventures Mexico

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What is the maximum group size during Merida Street Food Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "The market needs a good power wash so if you are squeamish there were a couple of stops that may make you hesitate." See review
  • "All the food and drink was included as part of the tour and provided an authentic and special experience." See review
  • "I would recommend that every first time visitor to Merida go on this tour, if possible on your first day in town." See review


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Merida food tour
, Mar 2020
This was a great trip! Pamela was a wonderful guide...knowledgable and enthusiastic! We learned a great deal- would do it again!!!
Highly recommend this food tour
, Mar 2020
Overall excellent. Just as described. Would definitely recommend especially if it is your first time in Mérida or México.
Great food tour!
, Feb 2020
We did a food tour with Pamela and loved it! We’re on vacation in the Yucatan with my parents, husband and sister (all adults). We enjoyed every part of the tour and Pamela was a fun and interesting guide. We enjoyed going in the market and seeing the local culture and Pamela’s relationships with vendors. We had the best cochinita pibil of our life in the market.
Let Jose and Laura introduce you to Merida
, Feb 2020
Jose and Laura, brother and sister Merida natives were wonderful hosts. These two young people claimed to be learning English. I would go a step further and say they spoke English. My husband and I come to the Merida area for 3 months every year. My aunt and uncle were there for the first time... We happened to have a personal tour (not by design) which was nice. Most of the tour was in the main market in Merida, a place that can be intimidating if you don't know it well. Our tour guide/hosts select the vendors by visiting and sampling all the food they use in their tours... As lifelong residents, they already have a good idea of where to start. They also check the cooking practices, including cleanliness of individual food stalls. Everything we tried was amazing. We (as part time residents) tried things we had never had and broadened our experience with Yucatecan food. It was a great way to introduce Yucatan first timers to Mexican food that wasn't burritos and tacos. While the cost of the tour seems high, it is in line with food tours we have taken in other countries and is well worth its price... Highly recommended!!!
Fantastic guide!! Thelma was excellent!!
Mary H
, Jun 2019
Thelma was extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions! I would highly recommend this tour to add to your Merida vacation.
Great Tour!
, Feb 2019
My friend and I were the only two on the tour, which really allowed us to ask questions and move through the market at our own pace. Our guide was wonderful!
Yucatán food is incredible!
, Jan 2019
Couldn't rate this food tour highly enough! The food in the Yucatán region is special enough to begin with, but our guide was very friendly and informative, taking us to the 'hidden' spots in the winding Merida market, a seafood spot and finally an ice cream parlour (with unique flavours!). All the food and drink was included as part of the tour and provided an authentic and special experience.
A great intro to the food of Mérida
, Jan 2019
Our guide Azul was great! We started off with touring the main market in Centro (Mercado Gálvez). We learned how the market was laid out, where to find fish, local produce, regional produce, meats, spices and everything else. We sampled fresh fruits that had never heard of before (our favorite was caimito), we tasted panuchos, salbutos, tacos de cochinita pibil, empanadas de Chaya. We learned about the different spices and chiles of the region.We the left the market and tried seafood tacos at El Marlin and finished with ice cream and sorbet at a new place called Pola.Great tour.
Excellent tour, I only wish we had...
Emmet R
, Apr 2018
Excellent tour, I only wish we had booked it sooner. We went to the main market in Merida, our guide telling us about the sights as we walked there. We tried a variety of dishes tamales, empanadas, tacos, salbutos, panuchos plus some fruit drinks and horchata to wash it all down. Then on to a fish restaurant for ceviche and finally an ice cream shop for dessert. Our guide was very friendly and informative throughout. We were in Mexico for two weeks and if I was asked to rate my experiences I would say this tour and our visit to Uxmal were the best.
Our guide Jose is a very likable...
Karen T
, Mar 2018
Our guide Jose is a very likable young man who gave us insight into the Mayan culture, especially the culinary culture. Mayans are friendly and the city is very safe.

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