Beyond Cancún’s pristine beaches lies a food culture all its own.
What the locals eat, contrary to what most travelers usually encounter, is an exciting mix of influences from all over Mexico, brought by Mexicans who’ve flocked to Cancún over the past 50 years to work in the thriving tourism industry. Cancún was established in 1970 and it doesn’t have the deep history of other colonial Mexican cities. But a definitive, energetic culinary identity exists here, as seen in the fresh, homemade Mexican food sold in the fondas, streets, and markets.
On our tours—each carefully designed to highlight delicious local food, Mexican food history and traditions, and Cancún’s skilled local cooks—we’ll show you where to find the city’s best food and how to order it, and you’ll learn the stories of the people who make it.
You’ll finish our tours with an entirely new perspective on Cancún.
This tour is good for:
The Mercado 23, opened in downtown Cancún in 1978, is a magnet for locals doing their daily shopping and snacking. On this tour we’ll navigate through the market and its nearby food stalls, getting a sense for what makes the market tick, who shops there, and the top-notch food available.
We will learn about and nibble on local fruit, and try corn tortillas hot off the press, before finishing the tour at a casual bar nearby. There, we’ll toast to everything we’ve tried and learned.
This tour features as much food as you can eat, so bring your appetite and your sun hat! We'll start early to avoid the hottest part of the day.
You’ll try some of the best that the market has to offer:
Você receberá a confirmação da disponibilidade da sua reserva dentro de 24 horas. Uma vez confirmada, por favor apresente o seu número de reserva na escola de culinária.
Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
In front of the McDonald’s kiosk in the ADO bus terminal, next to the Deli Mart. Pick up can be arraged charging an extra fee.