Mexico City is not only a sight for sore eyes but a treat for the senses. Mexico City is the ultimate foodie adventure from cantinas to bustling food markets. Travelers heading to this capital city will have a chance to learn about the country’s vibrant culture, storied history, and incredible cuisine. The best street food can be found in Mexico City! Fortunately, there is a rainbow of foodie tours, restaurants, and eateries to consider when traveling to this lively metropolitan. Foodies ought to check out these ten best food tours when traveling to Mexico City!

NOTE: Please remember that prices are reflected as US dollars (USD) and subject to change depending on the season, party number, and availability!

10 Coffee Tasting

  • Tour Operator: Ricardo Lopez
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Cost: $22.50

Some destinations in the world are perfect for coffee lovers, including Mexico! In this 90-minute tour, Ricardo will take tourists on a journey through Mexico’s coffee, from bean to cup. Recognized as some of the best coffee beans in the world, guests will learn how to detect distinct flavors in coffee, followed by a series of tastings. Ricardo Lopez is not only a top-rated host on Airbnb, but he’s also a barista trainer and an expert on coffee, much like a wine sommelier!

9 Cheese And Wine

  • Tour Operator: Excellence Mexico Tours
  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • Cost: $458

From Mexico City, tourists can take a tour to the wineries of Queretaro, known for their local wine varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. The tour also includes visits to artisans in the region who make different cheeses, showing tourists how this creamy dairy delight is produced and preserved on site. Being a 10 to 12-hour tour, there are plenty of stops along the way, including a short visit to the city of Queretaro itself.

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8 Bike And Gastronomy

  • Tour Operator: Pedalea Mexico
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Cost: $112

Bike tours are a great way to see a city, especially the busy streets of Mexico City. Thus, Pedalea Mexico is a tour operator specializing in bike tours around the city, providing visitors with incredible sights of the local art, history, and eateries. In this tour, hungry (and curious) tourists can learn the unique history behind Mexico City while checking out iconic neighborhoods like La Condesa and Alameda Central. To satiate cravings for some good Mexican fare, the tour includes stops at the Museum of Chocolate (with free samples, of course!) and the San Juan Market.

7 Family-Friendly Streets And Sweets

  • Tour Operator: Eat Mexico
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Cost: $88 (per adult), $44 (per teen, ages 13 to 17), $33 (per child, ages 4 to 12), $105 (private tour, per adult), Free (for children under 3)

It can be a wee bit challenging to travel with kids. Thankfully, Eat Mexico has traveling families covered with their Family-Friendly Streets And Sweets Tour. Explore local sweet shops and delights with a local as they take travelers through countless stops in the city. Young travelers can sample treats like churros (with ice cream, of course!), Mexican bread, candies, and fresh fruit. Don’t worry about tired feet; this stop includes plenty of breaks along the way.

6 Tacos And Cerveza (With Some Lucha On The Side!)

  • Tour Operator: Lola Y Diego Joaquin
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Cost: $70

Looking for a fun night of tacos and liquor with a riveting show? This tour will take tourists to a local cantina to dive into delicious tacos at a traditional cantina (or taqueria), followed by a few rounds of beer and Mezcal. To end the night, the tour will include stopping at a local arena to watch some Lucha libre, or professional Mexican wrestling!

5 Mezcal & Pulque Tastings

  • Tour Operator: TrippersMx
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Cost: $20

Ever wanted to taste the famed Mezcal? Then, tourists can try this Mexican liquor with TrippersMx! Ho Ceran and co-hosts will take tourists on Mezcal tastings in the heart of San Juan market, a foodie heaven popular among tourists (and locals). Sample the different flavors and notes of various Mexican spirits and peruse the famous market to grab a bite to eat.

Note: It’s recommended that visitors grab a bite to eat before embarking on this tour, as no food is provided. However, due to its location in San Juan Market, there are limitless dining options!

4 Street Food Essentials

  • Tour Operator: Club Tengo Hambre
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Cost: $90

Mexico City is full of eateries with an array of specialties in traditional Mexican cuisine. However, some local favorites are exclusive to the city! That's why travelers should join Club Tengo Hambre on their Mexico City Street Food Essentials tour to explore the different neighborhoods around the city while trying some tasty favorites. At the same time, explore areas like Centro and Bellas Artes, known for their bright murals (painted by local artists). This walking tour includes six stops to an array of eateries, from street stalls to taquerias!

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3 Mexican Chili Culture

Top-rated Airbnb host Fernando owns La Flor de Jamaica, a specialty shop selling dried chilies. This popular experience on Airbnb will open tourists’ eyes to the vibrant Jamaica Market, exploring traditional fare that includes salsa, Mezcal, mole, and other local delights. Those who love spicy dishes (especially those that can handle the world’s spiciest dishes) may want to reserve their spot on this tour.

2 Tour Of La Merced

  • Tour Operator: Eat Mexico
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Cost: $99 (per adult), $44 (per child, ages 8 to 13), $116 (private tours per adult)

La Merced is a market that will evoke the senses and satiate the hungry traveler. Through Eat Mexico, take a 3.5-hour long foodie tour to explore the bustling market of La Merced, perfect for the seasoned traveler. This popular tour is likely to sell out (and is fairly small, with only four people per session), so be sure to book a spot asap! Lucky tourists who book a spot on this Eat Mexico excursion can also expect to eat a lot, so be sure to arrive hungry.

1 Tacos At Night

  • Tour Operator: Mèxica Underground
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Cost: $90 (per person)

Meat lovers, get ready for this ultimate taco tour in the heart of Mexico City! Mèxica Underground served over 500 happy tourists with its Tacos At Night Tour. Explore hidden gems and local spots for hearty tacos, including other Mexican favorites like palettes and local ice cream. This tour is such a hit; it’s been featured on the Netflix documentary, The Taco Chronicles. Overall, the amazing nightlife paired with its vast foodie scene is a few of the reasons Mexico is a perfect international vacation for travelers!