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Cancun city is known as a popular beach destination, but there is an unknown Cancun that is full of regional foods and great flavors. Come with us to discover the hidden flavors, markets and neighborhoods faraway of the big resorts.

Taste traditional Mexican food in the regional market. Learn about local products. Understand Mexican recipes as a fusion of pre-hispanic traditions with European, Middle Eastern and North East Asian influences. Come and discover many places in the heart of Cancun neighborhoods where locals enjoy Mexico’s authentic gastronomy not found in the tourist parts of the city or in your resort.

Bring a big appetite so you can fully enjoy your culinary experience!

RETURN TIME Approximately 1:15 PM.
WEAR Walking shoes, hat, and sunscreen.
Professional instructor Transportation on the Tour
Nonalcoholic beverages Meals
Transportation to Cancun
Guide gratuity

10:00 AM: Meeting Point

We meet at the main ADO bus station in the heart of 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: Trip to the Local Market

Our first stop will be a local market unknown to visitors. Your guide will explain daily life in the 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.


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Local Food Secret

Off to a local neighborhood we go to experience one of Cancun’s culinary secrets, a local restaurant that serves hand made tortillas, regional dishes, and 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.


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Free Ceviche, Beer and Tequila

Fish tacos and beer. Do we need to say more? We are off to one of the best fish taco places in Cancun.

Our last stop in a popular Cancun mall is all about dessert. As you savor this traditional treat, your guide will discuss how sugar, chocolate and vanilla became important ingredients in Mexican food and part of its agricultural industry.


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.

cancun food tour

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
August 3, 2016

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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