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    Greet your gastronomic guide in downtown Cozumel to commence your epicurean adventure. Relax during the comfortable minivan journey to a selection of authentic eateries and food stalls located off-the-beaten-track. Sample a classic Mexican empanada then savor the fresh flavor of a succulent shrimp filled taco, the fish in which was recently caught from the crystal clear water of Cozumel’s sea. Sip a refreshing cerveza as your guide explains how a combination of Caribbean and Yucatan culture influence Cozumel’s colorful cuisine. 

    Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of an open-air market as you become acquainted with exotic spices, unfamiliar fruits, and mouthwatering meat. Feel the buzz and bustle before journeying to an intimate and ambient family-run restaurant (cocina economica) for a simple yet sublime taste of regional fare. 

    Conclude your gastronomic adventure with a visit to a Mexican bakery. Awaken your senses to the rich aromas of freshly baked bread and sweet pastries, and sip refreshing aqua fresca (a non-alcoholic drink of water and sweet fruit syrup) before returning to your minivan. Digest the knowledge gained on your cultural tour of Cozumel’s cuisine during the return journey to downtown Cozumel.
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    All reviews local market chef emily empanadas off the beaten path fried fish sopa de lima cochinita pibil come hungry locals eat corn fungus hibiscus water lime soup hole in the wall fruits and vegetables air conditioned van authentic food cruise ship
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Met Gerry at Mega and started the tour there. We went around to local restaurants and sampled local foods. It's a great way to see the city and try different foods! I highly recommend this tour!

    Thank 369susiem
    emilyeegge, Owner at Cozumel Chef - Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Thank you for joining us! So glad you got a chance to see a "different side" of Cozumel (and of course got fed too). Thank you for recommending us! Hope to have you back to the island again soon!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Had a great tour with Gerry. Meet-up location is maybe 20 minute walk from landing spot of the ferry from Playa. So factor this into your planning. The van taking you around is very nice and Gerry is wonderful guide mixing together humor, culture, and...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    emilyeegge, Owner at Cozumel Chef - Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for taking the time to ferry over to the island for the day :) We are always honored to have mainland guests join us for a fun food filled day in Cozumel! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We had the great opportunity to experience delicious authentic Yucatan cuisine on our recent cruise stop in Cozumel on July 2nd. Every local establishment was kind and hospitable and Gerrardo our host for the day was exceptional!! We had some fantastic discussions about breaking stereotypes...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Gabfam
    emilyeegge, Owner at Cozumel Chef - Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    I sure love that snapper too! It's my favorite :) I am so glad that you and your family got an opportunity to join us and that you had a wonderful time on our tour. We for sure hope to have you back on the...More

    Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

    If you love truly local cuisine, you will love this tour! We visited 4 restaurants, a bakery, and the local market with Geraldo, our superbly knowledgeable guide. The market was an inspired stop, since we could see/touch/smell the fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, meat, and fish...More

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    emilyeegge, Owner at Cozumel Chef - Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

    We are so glad that you enjoyed and we are honored that we are the best food tour you have taken! Thank you for joining Gerardo and David for the day. It is our pleasure to share with you our favorite "eats" of the island....More

    Reviewed 23 June 2019

    Our food tour with Jerry was fabulous! My husband and I were staying at an all-inclusive resort on the island for our minimoon but are both huge foodies so we wanted to get out and explore the local food scene. We ended up with a...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank karon526
    emilyeegge, Owner at Cozumel Chef - Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2019

    So nice of you to get off the resort and join us for a fun food filled day. And what a treat to have Jerry all to yourselves! So glad that you enjoyed! Thank you for joining us! Hope to have you back to the...More

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    Response from Glenn D | Reviewed this property |
    We had 4. I’m sure 3 will work 😂
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    5 July 2019|
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    Response from rojosmart | Reviewed this property |
    I agree with other posts, contact tour operator. Also important, what time do you depart Cozumel? The tour is at least 3 hours long and you have to leave time to get back to the ship and clear security, which frequently has... More
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    30 June 2019|
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    Response from airlink9972 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, not a lot of walking just at the market. even then, not really a lot and stopping quite a bit. My tour there was five of us and it was about 31/2 hours. Which was perfect for me. Able to return and do some lite... More
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