Culinary Secrets of the Centro Histórico, with Culinary Backstreets

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24 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Mexico City, Mexico City

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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On this food tour in Mexico City, we’ll be exploring the district’s deep tracks – with an emphasis on the out-of-the-way food spots. We’ll start the day off by visiting two neighborhood breakfast institutions. As we work our way through the bustling Centro’s cobblestoned streets, we’ll also stop by several beloved food stands, from one serving the area’s best carnitas to another that sells escamocho, a tropical fruit cocktail like no other. We’ll duck into a side alley for homey enchiladas at a workers’ lunch spot and explore the edible offerings at a 1930s-era covered market that is also home to a stunning display of public art. There will be a stop for a bite and a drink with the regulars at a neighborhood cantina that remains unchanged from when it first opened 100 years ago and then, to end the day, a sit down at another classic cantina for a meal of botanas, hearty home-style dishes that redefine upwards the concept of “bar snacks.”

What's Included

Alcoholic Beverages


Coffee and/or Tea



Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 5
  • YOUTH: Age: 6 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 100

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Plaza de Santo Domingo
Our day will consist of a series of delicious bites and intriguing sites, starting off with this bustling historical plaza, from where we will head out in search of the historic center's best eats.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sinagoga Historica Justo Sierrra
Among the fascinating cultural stops we will make is this one, where we will visit one of the oldest synagogues in Mexico City.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palacio de Mineria
In between tacos, sweets and freshly-squeezed juices, we will stop at some of the historic center's most fascinating colonial-era buildings, such as this old palace.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos)
One of the historic center's most beautiful buildings, the famous House of Tiles, will also give us a chance to take in another delicious bite along our route.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
Along with tasting some of the historic center's best eats, we'll also learn about the area's fascinating history through visiting sites such as this one, which during the colonial period served as a staging ground for journey's all the way up to what is now New Mexico.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Fun and delicious jaunt through the Centro Historico
henryk864, 11-01-2023
Fun and informative jaunt through historical part of Mexico City. Our guide, Liz was knowledgeable and personable as she guided us through a wide sampling of local delicacies from restaurants and small neighborhood food vendors both on and off the beaten track. Delicious and well worth making a part of your visit!
Wonderful food and people!
BuenProvech0, 06-01-2023
Our food tour through Centro Histórico was fantastic! Our tour guide Paco did a wonderful job of weaving food, facts and storytelling into our time. We ate some delicious food and met some wonderful food vendors. I highly recommend Culinary Backstreets. This is our 2nd food tour with them in Mexico City.
Eat like a local
Michelle W, 29-12-2022
This tour was fantastic. Our guide, Cristobal, took us to local spots with amazing food and was also really knowledgeable regarding the history and culture of Mexico City. We never would have had this experience without the tour. Thanks so much.
Immerse Yourself in Mexico City
KarlynByham, 30-11-2022
Elizabeth was a most excellent guide. I lost track of how many stops we made! Easily 10-12 and an incredible variety. Each stop included history, cultural and amusing anecdotes. We started with coffee and bombas pastries and ended with a traditional tequila shot.
Awesome tour
aaret, 25-11-2022
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough! An excellent way to know parts of the city we would have missed otherwise, while having excellent street food and drinks we did not know existed. Our guide Liz was knowledgeable about food, history and culture, so eager to share this knowledge and to show parts of the city and so friendly! Thank you, Liz! We had a truly memorable time and looking forward to more culinary backstreets tours in the future.

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