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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!
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 young man who gave us insight into the Mayan culture, especially the culinary culture. Mayans are friendly and the city is very safe.
This tour was not only fun, but was also very useful and educational. I would recommend that every first time visitor to Merida go on this tour, if possible on your first day in town. Everything we tried was very delicious and the tour makes the market less intimidating.
Great tour of busy local market for foodies. It is the real thing.
Don't miss this if you are in Merida.
Really fun, informative tour. Our guide, Jose was wonderful.
This tour was amazing!
Our guide for the tour was José Luis Trejo. What a great tour it was. Me and my wife were delighted by the wonderful introduction to the culinary delights of Merida by Jose. He is a great tour guide and we thoroughly enjoyed his company. We tasted so many types of Yucatan foods and fruits. Learned a lot about the market and Mexican culture along the way. Thanks a lot Jose - our journey to Mexico would have been incomplete without meeting you along the way!!!
We really enjoyed the Street Food Walking Tour with Jose.
Jose was an excellent guide. We tasted an excellent variety of food and Jose carefully explained each item we tasted. He also offered a beverage at each food stop. We explored the market which was fascinating and very busy. It was helpful to have someone guide us through. We ended the tour with local ice cream which happened to be right near our hotel. We highly recommend this tour.
Linda R United States of ...
We took this tour at the very beginning of our stay in Merida so we would know good places that we could safely eat street food. Suri was our guide. She is a chef and really knows the market and food! We samples salbutes, panuchos, tamal, mamey fruit--and several others, and al pastor the meat on a spit in the marketplace. Then we went to have lunch! We ate wonderful ceviche and then wandered over to Pola for gelato. Wow! Also, Suri assisted us in purchasing some achiote at her favorite spice vendor. She also sent us the cookbook that she and her team developed for their cooking class--it is a 30 page PDF that really has all the Yucatecan specialties in it. We cannot recommend this more highly. Since the tour runs with as few as 2 people, our tour was just us and very personalized.
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