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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
From US$49.00
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Merida Street Food Walking Tour
From US$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 (37)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Market Experience

José Luis is the bomb! José grew up in Merida, so knows the ins and outs of all things local. We went to some of the same places he's been visiting with his grandmother, since he was a young boy. How fun is that? The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AKMary
Reviewed 1 week ago
Yucatecan Street Food Tour

Last year we enjoyed a street food tour in Mexico City DF. It was one of the highlights of our week. We looked forward to tasting the foods of Merida early in our week so that we would learn what we might enjoy later.at local...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ann K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

Went for the street food tour and wasn't disappointed. Laura is a great host who is full of energy and enthusiasm. Would highly recommend going. Definitely skip breakfast!

Thank JustynH_12
adventuresmex, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Adventures Mexico Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Justyn, Thank you so much for your comment!! We are happy that you have enjoyed the street food experience!

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Carla K
adventuresmex, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Adventures Mexico Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Carla, Thank you so much for your opinion! We are happy to know that youy have enjoyed your experience in Merida. Keep on traveling!

Reviewed 14 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DarioAntonio07
adventuresmex, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Adventures Mexico Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Dario, Thank you so much for your comment! We hope you still have beautiful memories of your time in Merida! Keep on traveling!

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Response from BackPacker556416 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is but for the price you get very little. In other words can not make a meal out of it