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Mercado walking food tour provided by Flavor Teller Food Tour

Mercado walking food tour
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Want to get a taste of the real Mexico? Mexican flavors are practically synonymous with street food. But with so many good carts and stands, it's hard to know where to start. The Flavor Teller will take you to the best hidden gems in Mazatlan. Learn about culture through food. Break through cultural and language barriers and get the conversation going. Connect to the people who create culinary magic. Take a break from being a tourist and eat like a local! For your convenience this tour operates small groups to get the full scoop on the fascinating food scene.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Mazatlan’s center is buzzing with activity at all times of the day. It’s the place where locals go to get their groceries and fresh produce. Steeped in culture, you will learn all about this amazing neighborhood and its beginnings (there was once a bullfight ring!). Spend a morning meandering the Mercado and surrounding streets, satisfying your curiosity and appetite. The Flavor Teller loves to share their own Mazatlan stories, while you eat, drink and meet new friends. This guided walk is all about getting to know the neighborhood (and its local people) through food. Get the scoop on Mazatlan’s multicultural spirit at downtown’s favorite meeting place. Visit the market's fruit, vegetables and dried chile stands. You'll try some typical delicacies on the way – smoked marlin and a variety of Mexican cheeses. Discover the other side of Mazatlan’s market and find out how Mexican families cure their ailments. Taste Mazatlan’s typical tostadas, at a family-run diner that has been in business for three decades and enjoy an authentic ‘torta’ (grilled sandwich roll), washed down with a local soda. We finish the tour enjoying a variety of traditional Mexican ice creams.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Mazatlan’s center is buzzing with activity at all times of the day. It’s the place where locals go to get their groceries and fresh produce. Steeped in culture, you will learn all about this amazing neighborhood and its beginnings (there was once a bullfight ring!). Spend a morning meandering the Mercado and surrounding streets, satisfying your curiosity and appetite. The Flavor Teller loves to share their own Mazatlan stories, while you eat, drink and meet new friends. This guided walk is all about getting to know the neighborhood (and its local people) through food. Get the scoop on Mazatlan’s multicultural spirit at downtown’s favorite meeting place. Visit the market's fruit, vegetables and dried chile stands. You'll try some typical delicacies on the way – smoked marlin and a variety of Mexican cheeses. Discover the other side of Mazatlan’s market and find out how Mexican families cure their ailments. Taste Mazatlan’s typical tostadas, at a family-run diner that has been in business for three decades and enjoy an authentic ‘torta’ (grilled sandwich roll), washed down with a local soda. We finish the tour enjoying a variety of traditional Mexican ice creams.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 208614P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bi-lingual guide
  • 7 food tastings
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Plaza Machado, Centro, 82000 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico Meet the Flavor Teller in front of Brownie Mania café on Plazuela Machado.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements or allergies at time of booking by filling out the "special requireents box".
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bi-lingual guide
  • 7 food tastings
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Departure details
  • Plaza Machado, Centro, 82000 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico Meet the Flavor Teller in front of Brownie Mania café on Plazuela Machado.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements or allergies at time of booking by filling out the "special requireents box".
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
A note from Mercado walking food tour
Flavor Teller takes great pride in setting the standard for safety on our tours and we'll continue to implement additional measures for guests to ensure a safe and healthy experience. We’re adhering to the guidelines provided by the State of Sinaloa and instituting our own additional precautions.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Delfina
Boise, ID3 contributions
Mazatlan Mercado Snapshot
What a fun way to see a piece of Mazatlan culture! Maaike was very knowledgable, relaxed, safe and accommodating. I look forward to a future visit to Mazatlan to try out her other tours!
Written 21 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Delfina! Looks like you had a blast, discovering Mazatlan's market and the amazing flavors you can find there. It was wonderful to show you around my home town and I hope you will stay in touch. See you soon!
Written 26 September 2021
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Randy W
2 contributions
5 plus star service and experience!
Jun 2021 • Couples
What a wonderful experience with this company. The local knowledge and selection of places to visit was 5 plus stars!
Written 24 June 2021
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Hi Randy! Thank you for choosing the Flavor Teller on your visit to Mazatlan. Wasn't it great to find out how we eat breakfast in Mazatlan? I hope that you got a good idea about what life in Mazatlan is like and I look forward to calling you 'neighbor' in the future. Hasta pronto!
Written 9 July 2021
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KristiAnna A
1 contribution
Foodies Will Love This Tour!
Apr 2021
My boyfriend and I loved our tour! We are bigtime foodies and our favorite thing to do when traveling is enjoying the authentic local cuisine. I was not expecting the history, architecture, and lovely conversation on the quick walk to the market. Good photo ops! Maaike is an amazing host and we enjoyed her knowledge of the city and the close relationships she has cultivated with the food vendors at the market. I was excited with everything we tried and we even brought back several things we purchased from the vendors besides what came with our tour. We were stuffed by the end of the tour and then spent some time walking off our bellies by circling the market again and shopping the non food items for souvenirs. The tour was beyond affordable and I was shocked at how much food we got to try! I loved our experience!
Written 12 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi KristiAnna! It was so much fun to show you the ins and outs of Mazatlan's Pinos Suarez market I knew you were real foodies from the moment we met, because you carried a big backpack. Wasn't it wonderful to connect to the vendors who have been selling amazing traditional food for decades. I'm happy that you enjoyed every bite and I look forward to welcoming you in the future!
Written 9 July 2021
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Pepper
6 contributions
Great tour
Jan 2021 • Couples
This was a wonderful tour. We enjoyed every minute of it as we toured the older part of Mazatlan and walked and ate our way thru the mercardo! Seeing parts that many tourists need to see to experience the true Mazatlan and fulfill your appetite as well! Maaike was awesome informing us of the history of the area and taking us to delicious stalls in the mercado to fill our bellies!
Written 11 January 2021
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Hi Curtis! What a fun morning it was at the Mercado: exploring and eating at the city's oldest market while learning about its history too. Thank you for mentioning that we go off the beaten tourist path to connect to the eateries that have been serving amazing local food for decades. I hope you have Mazatlan on your travel list for this year and I look forward to meeting again soon.
Written 9 July 2021
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Tina Chi
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico5 contributions
The tour that will open your eyes to Mexico!
Dec 2020
The best part of our food tour experience was discovering the Mexican culture through an authentic food and history stories. Maaike, the tour creator, took us through downtown of Mazatlan pinpointing the landmarks and historical events of the city which helped us learn a lot about the development of the city. Then she walked us through the oldest market in town treating us to the tastes and flavors of Mazatlan cuisine. We were amazed at how rich and varied the Mexican cuisine and culture was. Maaike was not just a food guide but a wonderful story teller who introduced us to Mexico. If you are really interested in getting to know Mexico and Mazatlan, in particular, Maaike is the person to contact. We are already planning to book her other tours.
Written 28 December 2020
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Hi Tina! Thank you for opening your hearts (and stomachs) to everything Mazatlan has to offer. If you're curious to explore Mazatlan, the Pino Suarez market is the perfect place to start. As you mentioned, it's full off history, great food and traditoins. It was a pleasure to welcome you and I hope you're enjoying your stay in Mexico!
Written 9 July 2021
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psj58
Memphis, TN40 contributions
Do this on your first day!
Dec 2020
Mexican markets can be quite formidable so the Mercado & More tour was perfect for my 1st day in Mazatlan! Maaike took away all my apprehension. I went back to every stall, some of them twice, during my short 10 day stay. All of the venders are so incredibly friendly (and patient while letting me practice my Spanish!) I've taken one of Maaike's tours ever time I visit Mazatlan. They are all excellent.
Written 25 December 2020
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Hi Pam! Thank you for sharing your experience with the Flavor Teller: I'm so excited to hear that you've been shopping like a local and using your Spanish along the way. The small mom-and-pop stores have traditional local food that is so much tastier than the commercial versions for sale at the supermarket. Keep up the good work and I hope to stay in touch!
Written 9 July 2021
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Lance D
2 contributions
More than a food tour.
Dec 2020 • Couples
A fantastic tour. Maaike was very knowledgeable about the history of Mazatlan and her selection of seven food stops gave us a nice variety of local favorites. The presentation about ancient local remedies was fascinating.
Written 24 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Lance! Thank you for choosing the Flavor Teller. To really get to know a city and its people, the local food is the perfect gateway. Exploring the Pino Suarez market with its rich history, is a culinary as well as cultural journey. I am happy that you learned a lot and enjoyed the different food stops. Hopefully Mazatlan is on your travel list in the future and I look forward to welcoming you then.
Written 9 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ashley Fields
1 contribution
Authentic Taste of Mazatlan
Nov 2020
Maaike was amazing! Right from the start we knew we were going to have an amazing experience! She is very personable and welcoming! We were able to witness some history in the city that impacted the food culture of Mazatlan. Maaike led us through the market to experience shopping the way locals do! Not only did we learn about food, we visited shops that catered to the native beliefs and practices. Everything we sampled was absolutely amazing. The hardest part of the excursion is picking your favorite
Written 10 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Ashley! Thank you for your sweet words. I'm passionate about local food and history and I am happy to hear that you loved every bite. There are so many hidden corners in the market that it is easy to get lost. But once you get your bearings, you will be able to shop like a local. Thank you again for your enthusiasm and I hope to stay in touch.
Written 9 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

miniunionjack008
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
Food, Fun and Facts!
Nov 2020
Did this solo which made for an intimate tour. Learned not only about the history of the city, but of the Mercado, the food, and some of the owners behind the tasty creations. This is a must-do on your first day in Mazatlan you get to see the heartbeat of the city and all of your senses will be awaken and excited! Meikke is an excellent tour/host who I had such a great time getting to know about her and this city. An added bonus she is the owner and operator, so let's get out here support or WOMEN entrepreneurs.

Highly recommend as your first tour in the city
Written 11 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Flavor Teller fan! Thank you for your Must-Do rating of the Mercado tour and thumbs-up for women entrepreneurs. I always find it amazing how food connects us, independently where we're from. You're totally right that the mrket is the hearbeat of the city with its history and fresh local food. Keep up your great energy and I hope to meet again soon.
Written 9 July 2021
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Kathy L
1 contribution
Super food tour!
Mar 2020
Super fun tour--the three of us in our group all highly recommend it. Maaike knows the area well and is an excellent guide. Took us to locations we would have never found on our own. She made it informative and fun. It was a highlight of our trip! Thank you Maaike!
Written 24 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi hungry foodie! Thank you for choosing the Flavor Teller on your visit to Mazatlan. It was a pleasure to show you around the city i'm proud to call home. Local food is the perfect way to understand the city's history and culture and meet the families who create this culinary magic. Keep up your adventurous foodie spirit!
Written 9 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Best tour guide!
One of the best tours and best food experiences ever!! My husband and I took the Mazatlan Night Eats tour and it fa
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Flavor Teller a must try
Maaike was the best tour guide. She is very knowledgeable in Mazatlan food hot spots. Every place we went thr food
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Mazatlan Food Tour...
This was 3rd trip to Mazatlan. We have done 11 other food tours and this one ranks In the top 3....Maaike was fanta
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Wonderful Tours
We spent 2 wonderful days with Maaike. We did both the Barrio bites and Mercado tours. They were completely differ
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Taste of Mazatlan with a history lesson!
We were able to visit all types of markets and restaurants and food stands with the expert advise of Maaike. Barrio
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Great Tour and Food
We enjoy doing food tours when we visit new cities as it gives us a lot of historical information and a taste of a
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My Gf was reluctant, said we were too young to be doing this type of tour...
It was such a blast! Very diverse foods, even for breakfast. You get all sorts of flavors and history. It’s neat no
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Get adventurous and have fun
Not to be missed food experience even if you're already familiar with Mazatlan and its many restaurants. We tasted
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Greatest Food Experience Ever
Thank you so much for the most wonderful, interesting, and tastiest experience of my life. Maaike was so great givi
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Delightful taste of Mazatlan!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Barrio Bites tour of Mazatlan. Maaike is an amiable tour guide, and shared
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The FlavorTeller Rocks!!!
We have now done all three of the FlavorTeller tours twice! Yes...they are all THAT AWESOME that we have done them
Cris9505
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If you like food, you must book this tour!
If you like food, history and people, this is the tour for you!! We first met Maaike, your host, when she was worki
Sonyaw1967
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Highlight of our trip
Wow! Highly recommended this tour!! So much fun and well thought out and planned! We enjoyed it so much that we im
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One of my best food tours.
My wife and I have been going to Mazatlan since 2005, and this is the first food tour we've taken, despite loving f
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Always a highlight of our annual trips to Mazatlan
A visit to Mazatlan isn't complete without a tour with Maaike, or two or three. We've taken all the ones that are a
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