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Journey Through La Merced
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Journey Through La Merced

By Eat Mexico Culinary Tours
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$115.35
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Ages 14-100, max of 4 per group
Duration: 4h
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English, Spanish


  • As much food as you can eat (enough for a large breakfast and lunch combined)
  • One agua fresca
  • One coffee, beer or another non-alcoholic beverage
  • Traditional Mexican candy
  • Entry/Admission - La Merced
What's not included
  • Transport to/from the meeting and end points of the tour
  • Souvenirs
  • Tip for your guide
  • Additional personal beverages, outside what’s included on the tour itinerary


Departure details
  • El Nuevo Café Bagdad, 06000, Pl. Juan José Baz 4, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06090 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico In front of El Nuevo Café Bagdad in the Historic Center. It is important to be aware there is a "Café Bagdad" in Roma Norte, this is NOT the right location. You can write "El Nuevo Café Bagdad" into your Uber app, and it will take you to the correct place.
Return details
  • Calle de Roldán 37, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06060 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico We’ll finish at a beautiful restaurant in a restored mansion, where you’ll relax with a cold drink and a snack with your guide.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 248994P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Journey Through La Merced?
During this experience, places you will visit include:Discover and book Journey Through La Merced on Tripadvisor
How much is Journey Through La Merced?
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What is the Journey Through La Merced cancellation policy?
Journey Through La Merced cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Journey Through La Merced on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Journey Through La Merced?
Journey Through La Merced is hosted by Eat Mexico Culinary Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Eat Mexico Culinary Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Journey Through La Merced on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 248994P4

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    El Nuevo Café Bagdad
    06000, Pl. Juan José Baz 4, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06090 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
    In front of El Nuevo Café Bagdad in the Historic Center. It is important to be aware there is a "Café Bagdad" in Roma Norte, this is NOT the right location. You can write "El Nuevo Café Bagdad" into your Uber app, and it will take you to the correct place.
    See address & details
  • 1
    La Merced
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Centro Historico
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Roldán 37
    Calle de Roldán 37, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06060 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
    We’ll finish at a beautiful restaurant in a restored mansion, where you’ll relax with a cold drink and a snack with your guide.
    See address & details
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About the operator

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ckdalz
ckdalz
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Great tour!
Great tour with Tonalli! Just the two of us this time. We made 8 or so stops in a pleasant neighborhood: inside mar
shanepbc
shanepbc
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Great Intro to Street Tacos - Come Hungry!
Our group of about 15 people did a street taco tour with Adrian, Nico, and Clara. We visited 5 taquerias each with
monicasE8
monicasE8
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The best food tour
I loved to see how the tortillas were made. The food was excellent. The tour guide could not be better. Adrian was
Kim S
Kim S
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Amazing food tour
Adrian was so knowledgeable about the city, the food, and the history of the city and food. We went to 9 different
Nico_hudi
Nico_hudi
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Incredible experience
Adrian was the best of the best! This tour was everything. Highly recommend it. The food was not all the same, best
Blondie6558
Blondie6558
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Great night walking tour!
We did this food tour with Nico and it was fantastic! Delicious food stops with a thoughtful guide. We would highly
Nicole T
Nicole T
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Great tour
The tour with Nico was one of the highlights of our trip to Mexico City. The spots were ones we never would have fo
N6627FYlauraw
N6627FYlauraw
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Amazing street food tour!
Nico was fantastic, so knowledgeable & friendly. We ate the most incredible food, and learned so much about Mexican
897trevord
897trevord
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Fantastic Tour
Fantastic and informative tour. It was a great introduction to street food in Mexico City. Toti was very knowledgea
milesn2020
milesn2020
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Great experience - Nico is awesome!
This tour was great. The food was obviously fantastic but even more than that we learned so much about food and eat
nikir452
nikir452
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Awesome tour with Nico
We had an amazing food tour through the markets with excellent stops that highlighted the authentic food of Mexico.
SavannahDiningdiva
SavannahDiningdiva
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Don’t Miss This Tour!
Nico did an excellent job introducing us to some marvelous tacos and giving us so much information on his country,
14karstins
14karstins
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Don’t miss this! It’s a culinary experience!
We did the Chilango tacos 101 with Nico. We had the best time. He is a great tour guide and culinary expert. We l
mikesR4209CF
mikesR4209CF
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Amazing!
Taco tour was amazing. Nico was and is the best guide. Knowledgeable and informative. With a good sense of humor. W
Sarah1234561
Sarah1234561
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Amazing tour with great guide
We had an amazing time with this tour. Our guide Nico not only introduced us to delicious street food but also shar
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keith b
15 contributions
May 2023
If you are a curious foodie and want to understand Mexican local food at a local level this is the way to do it in Mexico City. La Merced Market is massive place and definitely not a place to navigate alone but with our guide, Tonille, it was an incredible experience. We felt very safe for those who may have those concerns. We ate, not sampled, but ate food and had drinks from 8 different vendors. Our food was ordered for us at each stop so we could watch it being made. Our guide explained the food, it's cultural history and importance and the derivation of each dish. Tonille's passion for her country's food anthropology was palpable. Carnitas, agua frescas, we learned the importance of insects in Mexican food culture before sampling, the range of flavor and colors of moles was mind blowing, asuerdo (brisket) longanisa and chorizo tacos and for the very curious cabeza tacos which were incredibly delicious. We each of us left with a goodie bag of traditional Mexican candies that Tonille selected for us, again with the history of each one as it related to some of the produce and other goods we saw being sold. You could be guided through the market and not eat anything and come away mesmerized by the selection and variety of goods sold. Our group was 3 and the perfect size. We left so full we cancelled dinner plans made for the evening. I will admit to baulking slightly at the advertised price of the tour but left feeling more than satisfied with the value of not only the food but also the quality and immense knowledge and very good English of our guide. Ask for Tonille if you go. You wont be disappointed
Written May 3, 2023
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tessa_s
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Feb 2023
For any food lover, this tour is a must when visiting Mexico City!

Nico was so knowledgeable about the city, Mexican culture, and the market. For anyone considering visiting La Merced, you MUST do it with a guide! As a tourist it would be very difficult to navigate the market on your own, and you could miss out on the amazing stalls that Nico took us to on our tour.

The food we tried was all 10/10. Nico gave very detailed and informative explanations about the different foods we were trying, as well as the families that ran the stand. We made multiple stops but Nico made sure to portion things appropriately so that we weren’t completely stuffed after the first few stops.

Each stop is different and perfectly timed - from tacos, to tamales, back to tacos, to juices, to mole, it was very well executed.

Nico was super friendly and it shows that he has a strong relationship with all of the vendors.

The tour was 4 of us plus Nico, which was great to have it so intimate considering some of the tight spaces in the market. We went on a Friday and it wasn’t so busy, but I can imagine it would get hectic on a Sunday (market day).

Nico was the perfect guide for this excursion, and I highly recommend visiting La Merced with him (or any of the tours he runs!). Do not miss out on this very authentic experience!
Written February 24, 2023
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Valerie G
Denver, Colorado3 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
My husband and I did this day tour on Tuesday 3/29 and we absolutely recommend it for anyone interested in an authentic experience in Mexico City. We were shocked to hear Clara was a relatively new guide, because she was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. It would be nearly impossible to navigate the market without a guide. Going during the week rather than the weekend was a great choice.
Written March 29, 2023
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ehorikaw
New York City, NY2 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
So glad that we did this food tour. I love food, but don’t speak any Spanish, so trying a lot of street food or going to one of the markets sounded pretty intimidating. This tour was just what I was looking for. Someone knowledgeable who could guide us through the market showing us the best spots and also showing us something new. Adrian was an excellent guide, gave great recommendations, and accommodated all of our interests and dietary restrictions. My mother joined me, who can’t eat onions or cheese (which is not easy in Mexico), but Adrian always made sure she was able to eat something at every stop and also helped me purchase some dried chiles at the market as well.

This experience was definitely something we wouldn’t have been able to do on our own.

I would recommend this to anyone interested in experiencing Mexican food outside of the restaurant setting. Would 100% do it again.
Written May 21, 2022
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Lauren A
1 contribution
Feb 2023
I loved this tour and would highly recommend it to any slightly adventurous eaters. Yimnah was extremely friendly, kind, knowledgable, and made the experience entertaining with all of her stories and information. There was also so. much. food. A few of the vendors (Ricos Tacos and Moles Dona Balbi) had some of the best food we tried in Mexico City.
Written February 28, 2023
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schip322
New York City, NY46 contributions
Sep 2022
My friends and I had a wonderful experience on the Merced tour with Eat Mexico. I had been on a different tour with this company a few years back, and when I found myself in CDMX again, I knew I wanted to go on another tour. We absolutely loved the Merced Market tour, and our guide, Adrian, was exceptional. This is not a place that is easy to visit as a tourist, so I definitely recommend going with this group to get the full experience. Adrian is among the best guides I've ever met - knowledgeable, funny, kind, patient, and well-connected with all the vendors. He took us to some seriously delicious spots, and we tried things I never expected. I'm a vegetarian and my friends are not, and we were all really happy with all the delicious food we ate. Separate from the food - we were actually on this tour during the earthquake, and we were incredibly grateful to have been with Adrian during this scary moment. He quickly determined what was going on, and immediately and calmly got us to safety. He made sure we were all safe and stuck together, and remained a comforting and steady presence throughout. After we exited safely and determined that the earthquake was over with minimal damage, he took us to a nearby restaurant for some much appreciated mezcal. We were so thankful for Adrian's help and support during this time. Despite this interruption, we still had so much amazing food, and would definitely recommend this experience to any tourist in Mexico City!
Written September 29, 2022
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Sam
2 contributions
Mar 2023
This was such an incredible tour with such a wide variety of tastes and flavors. Navigating a market that huge would have been very difficult and intimidating on our own, Tonali lead us through it with ease. Tonali was amazing, friendly, good-energy, super knowledgeable about the food and the city - giving the history behind the different cooking styles and the meanings of the foods we were eating in the culture. They have strong connections with the vendors so everything is seemless. Easy to do if gluten-free. You'll finally get the true answer to the difference between a quesadilla and a taco (it's not what you think!) :)
Written March 3, 2023
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mauraf816
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Mar 2023
This tour through La Merced is a must-do. Clara was such a fantastic guide. Our tour group was four people plus Clara as a guide. The tour is spaced out perfectly so you get just the right amount of portions at each space. Clara taught us so much history about the market, the vendors, the food items, and the individual ingredients. It was so worth it to have a guide with a culinary background. I cannot recommend this tour (and Clara as a guide!) enough if you are interesting in learning about and experiencing La Merced.
Written March 21, 2023
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doregand
7 contributions
Feb 2022
Our tour through La Merced with Nico was just one of the best experiences I have had yet in all of my travels. Nico was an amazing tour guide, full of passion and knowledge of the city and its history with food.

I had been to the San Juan market myself but this tour was something else entirely. Nico knew almost everyone at the market it seemed and he was able to navigate the amazingly beautiful market chaos with ease.

I cannot recommend this tour enough but specifically, I cannot recommend Nico more if I tried, he is one of the best tour guides I have ever met.

10/10 would recommend to any tourist here in Mexico city, BE SURE TO ASK FOR NICO!
Written February 7, 2022
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Pete D
Boston, MA2 contributions
Jan 2023
What an absolutely fantastic experience! We had Hector as our guide, and he was truly amazing. Incredibly knowledgeable about the food and market while being super nice and making sure that we were all taken care of and felt comfortable the entire time. He even gave us recommendations for other places to try and neighborhoods to check out during our stay. Cannot say enough good things about him!

We really loved that the tour is limited to 4 people as it made the experience better (the market can be loud so easier to hear and ask questions) and easier to get around. And you should do a tour rather than go yourself - the market is huge and I can't imagine trying to navigate it without someone knowledgeable to show you around.

Oh and the food - incredible! Come hungry because you will be eating a lot. And my husband is a pescatarian and Hector made sure he had something at every stop as well.

Honestly, if you come to Mexico City, you have to do this tour. La Merced is a must see and this tour is the best way to see it.
Written January 15, 2023
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