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Posted on: January 1st, 2019 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Did you know that Mexico City is ranked as one of the top places in the world to visit? This capital city welcomes more than 12.5 million visitors a year. If you’re looking for a unique experience, look no further than Eat Like a Local Mexico City.

010119 Eat Like a Local Mexico City food tours

What’s so special about Mexico City? Nothing more than a vibrant culture, rich history, renowned cuisine and unique neighborhoods. With so many modern day travel options its no wonder that so many national media outlets are naming Mexico City as a top 2019 travel destination.

The city offers a variety of dining options; from five star worthy experiences to remarkably authentic street food offerings. To truly embrace the authentic experience travelers will want to avoid tourist traps. You can do this easily by eating authentic cuisine and engaging in specialized food tours.

010119 The Mexico City Foodie Experience restaurants

Food tours allow travelers a chance to discover, embrace and learn about Mexico City’s multifaceted regional cuisine. Gastronomic adventurers need to look no further than Eat Like a Local Mexico City.

Eat Like a Local Mexico City Founder Rocio Vazquez Landeta was born and raised in Mexico City. Her personalized tours take travelers through the streets of this vibrant city and deliver a unique connection to Mexico City’s food scene. You’ll have a personal guide to hidden gastronomic gems that only locals are in tune with.

010119 The Mexico City Market

If you’re looking for a remarkable experience in 2019, Eat Like a Local Mexico City just announced three travel new opportunities.

The Mexico City Foodie Immersion Tour
Runs daily
$99 per person

This tour covers all aspects of true Mexican food. The journey starts out in a coffee shop where you’ll learn all about the coffee culture in the city. From there you’ll dive deep into local treasures like Mixiotes, basket tacos and rotisserie chicken. Hop on the subway and head to a traditional market where you’ll find carnitas, corn, tostadas, fruit and chorizo. You’ll then head to La Merced, the second largest market in the city where you’ll head to a local woman’s home for a homemade meal. The tour will end with authentic cocktails at a hipster lounge.

The Mexican Wine and Pulque Journey
Tuesday through Saturday from 4pm until 7pm
$120 per person

Sara Garza, a sociologist who grew up in the neighborhood, takes travelers to her favorite spots throughout Roma. She’ll take you to the spots that she’s been visiting most of her life as well as the new hot spots in the area. Visit a famous deli, sample green pozole, pastor and Mexican-Argentinian tacos and more. Receive an education about Pulque, a pre-historic drink made from the agave plant. Your journey will end with a wine and cheese tasting at a local shop.

This unique tour will reveal the hidden and storied history of the Mexican wine world.

Street Food at Night and Hidden Neighborhoods
Daily from 8pm to 11:30pm
$110 per person

This tour which meanders through San Rafael, Guerrero and Santa María la Ribera is ideal for adventurous eaters. How adventurous? We’re talking eyeball and brain tacos. If you’re not quite there yet, you can stick to al pastor or brisket tacos, but why not live a little?

One of the focuses of this tour is on mole. You’ll feast on traditional homemade black and yellow moles and sample mezcal, tejate and other traditional drinks. Your adventure will end by walking through the historic center, learning about hidden Aztec legends.

In addition to celebrating Rocio’s hometown, these tours also serve to support her community. Eat Like a Local Mexico City is the only Mexican-founded food tour that promotes economic growth. That attention serves to create opportunities for families that work within those traditional markets.

010119 The Mexico City Foodie Immersion tour supports the 80 IQ program

All the Eat Like a Local tours support the local community. The Mexico City Foodie Immersion tour supports the 80 IQ program. This program mentors 12 children and teaches them English. Ultimately acting as guides, these children earn money while practicing their English and learning about the culture of the tour guests.

The Mexican Wine and Pulque Journey serves to support single mothers from La Merced Market. This is done through lending business advice and exposure, participation in pop-up events and mentorship. The ultimate goal of the program is to create a support system for women. A system that offers them a chance to leave an unsafe environment, enabling them to raise their children among better conditions.

Need extra motivation to sign up for a tour? The Street Food at Night and Hidden Neighborhoods tour feeds 3 homeless per booking. Visit Eat Like a Local Mexico City to book your trip.

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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