Cancun Food and Market Tour - Mexico

Local Food
City Tasting, Food Tour, Walking Tour
Meal, Tour guide
City, Cultural, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
/ Person
Riviera Maya F
Activity Overview
Join us on this Food and Market Tour and discover Cancun city which is renowned as a favorite beach destination. We'll also take you to an unknown Cancun that is packed with local foods and great flavors. Make your booking through us now and get the chance to discover the hidden markets, flavors, and neighborhoods away from the big resorts.

This tour will enable you to sample traditional Mexican food in the local market. You'll learn about regional products and discover Mexican recipes as a fusion of pre-Hispanic traditions with Middle Eastern, European, and North East Asian influences. This experience will enable you to discover multiple destinations in the heart of Cancun districts where the locals enjoy authentic Mexican gastronomy not found in the tourist destinations of the city or in any resort.

Bring your big appetite and enjoy your cooking experience!
Practical information
10:00 AM: Meeting Point
We meet at the main ADO bus station in downtown Cancun.
Popular meeting point well-known by taxi drivers.
Easy to find and less than 20 min from hotel zone
Easy access from other cities in the Riviera Maya

10:10 AM – 11.00 AM: Local Food Secret
In the heart of Cancun we will to experience one of Cancun’s culinary secrets, with, regional dishes, chiles rellenos, adobos, mole, flautas; with age old recipes that survived the Spanish conquest. Learn how the Spanish influenced the Mexican kitchen and the evolution of Mexican cuisine as locals adapted to the many imported products brought in from Europe, the Middle East and India.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Empanadas, Aguas frescas and the local neighborhoods
Taste the best empanadas around, handmade with fresh corn dough and the best cheese, served in this open space where all the families come to share and experience live performances. After we will head to taste some fresh aguas made with local fruits, perfect to walk through the local neighborhoods full of green areas and street art.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Trip to the Local Market
Your guide will explain daily life in the amazing open-air market, regional and national products, great food, and the vast selection of spices, chilis, vegetables and tropical fruits. Meet local market owners who love to share their local food secrets. It is here that you will discover the fusion of international cultures and products that define Mexican cuisine.

1:00 PM: End Of Tour
It is here we say farewell. Your guide will help you hop on the local bus, or hail a taxi for your return to your hotel. If you want to keep shopping and enjoy the true city of Cancun, this is the perfect place to start.

WEAR: Walking shoes, hat, and sunscreen.
  • Professional instructor
  • Nonalcoholic beverages
  • Transportation on the Tour
  • Meals
Not Included
  • Transportation to Cancun
  • Guide gratuity
Start Time
Daily10:00 AM
3 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
1 reviews   0 comments
Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
A blast!
This tour was way too much fun! Not only did I taste some great food, but our host Cristobal weaved these great meals with food archeology beautifully into our tour! Thanks Cristobal, I will be back to complete the other tours!
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