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La Merced Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mexico City: Market Tour

1. Mexico City: Market Tour

In this urban adventure you'll discover the flavors, folklore and hidden treasures of Mexico City's vibrant markets. Begin your tour at La Merced Market, where you'll experience all of its colorful culinary traditions. Get a taste for the authentic Mexican way of life, while understanding how social, economic and political issues collide with centuries old culture and traditions. Try market eateries, and learn about local modern and pre-hispanic food. Then, uncover secrets of sorcery at Mercado de Sonora. See the diverse spiritual beliefs present in this country, as well as the natural healing traditions. Watch out for the very unique and sometimes shocking animal section. Next, wander through the oldest neighborhood in town, where the city was founded in the 14th century. Explore hidden plazas and the best taqueria in the area. Indulge in fresh tortillas and tacos. Visit ancient houses and churches, and witness the diversity of colonial architecture. Take a trip to one of the city's oldest pulquerias and experience an authentic Mexican scene, while you try traditional drinks. Walk to the oldest cantina in Mexico and enjoy a beer while listening to traditional music. Hear the story of this bar and its role in shaping Mexico's cultural life. Witness street art and historical monuments as you walk to the last market. Decorated after the revolution by Diego Rivera's most renowned students, this one is an unforgettable hidden gem. Finish your adventure downtown on the Zocalo.

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Mexico City: Street Food Walking Tour

2. Mexico City: Street Food Walking Tour

Walk through the tastiest neighborhoods in town, La Merced and Centro Histórico. Indulge in a wide variety of local delights, beginning with a blue corn quesadilla in the Merced Market. Head out to the streets and sample what is likely the best birria in the city.  Chat with local cooks and owners to pick up insight into the magic of their recipes and traditions. Continue with a detour to spot amazing street art, and then get back to the food with a tasty stop for chicharrón. See how they make it, then spice it up and enjoy it. Keep on with the tasting with some tamales, cecina, and cochinita pibil. Arrive at San Juan Market, the exotic and gourmet market, where you'll get to try a large variety of creative spicy salsas. Finish the experience with a gourmet seafood tostada.

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What people are saying about La Merced Market

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Nicolas was my guide today. We had a wonderful conversation, he is very knowledgeable, open and friendly. There was so much covered, from the markets to small hidden gems of churches, churches, the ruins of Templo Mejor. So much history was covered. I have been to Mexico City and seen various aspects of the city. However, this walking adventure help a vast amount of new information for me. Thank you. I'm so happy I chose to do this tour.

Anis was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and nice to be around. We saw 3 markets and met some amazing people along the way. The food was great too. Definitely recommend this tour!

It was a great experience, I went to places I would have never got only by myself and the guide was well prepared, has shown flexibility when needed and was a pleasure to be with.

Very good guide and with a great culture and knowledge.