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Eat Mexico Culinary Tours

Puebla, Mexico
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Nationally known for its mole, tacos, sandwiches, candies, and fried masa snacks, the city of Puebla is a food lover’s paradise.

On this tour, you’ll feast on tacos árabes with smoky chipotle salsa, which were invented not too far from the Zócalo. You’ll try a crunchy pelona, a sandwich of shredded beef, Mexican cream and salsa served on fried bread. You’ll try a tasting of artisan candies as well as visit the oldest market in Puebla, La Acocota, where you’ll learn about typical Mexican ingredients and taste native fruits and indulge in a taste of mole poblano, the spicy, chocolate-tinged sauce that Puebla is famous for. You’ll also try the cemita, Puebla’s most famous sandwich, filled with pounded-thin, breaded steak, stringy quesillo, sweet chipotles, and bitter pápalo herb, all on a lightly crunchy roll. And finally, we'll end with a taste of an artisan liqueur. You’ll finish the tour knowing why Puebla’s food scene is unlike any other!
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Joanna B wrote a review Jan 2020
Mexico City, Mexico15 contributions19 helpful votes
Review of: Taste of Puebla
I booked this tour with another Canadian visitor to Puebla because of the stellar reviews. I asked for a locals' discount which I got and I wanted to pay locally in pesos but was refused. I inexplicably had to book through the website and no one told me about a booking fee which basically cancelled out my 10% locals' discount. Tour guide was upbeat and knowledgeable. No problems with her at all. Tipped her cash in pesos, not USD on website. I just have a problem with the high USD price especially when I found out that the owner is a fellow Canadian charging me USD. Insult to injury! She offered me a full refund which I have accepted and need to check my VISA account to see if the owner followed through. Just an overall poor impression of this company. I certainly won't be taking another tour from this company. Not.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Christine M, General Manager at Eat Mexico Culinary Tours
Responded Jan 29, 2020
Dear Joanne, Thank you for your honest feedback. I’m sorry that you felt the tour was overpriced. Regarding this issue, as an established company that has been operating for over 10 years, there are several elements that we factor into each tour price, such as our guide’s time and our administrative/marketing costs (we pay both our guides and operational staff a living wage – among the highest in the industry in Mexico), as well as food and beverage expenses and any other vendors costs and gratuities for them. I apologize for the inconvenience caused in having to book your tour online, as I mentioned previously to you, our operation is managed through an electronic booking system and we don’t accept cash payments for the safety of our guides, to avoid having them carrying around large quantities of money. I can confirm that your credit card was fully refunded on the date that I emailed you. Thanks again for your feedback and wishing you all the best.
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Danielle wrote a review Jan 2020
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Review of: Taste of Puebla
This was a wonderful way to get to know Puebla which is truly one of the most stunning cities I’ve ever seen. Maria was warm, kind and smart — like walking around the city with an old friend. I highly recommend the experience and wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Debra G wrote a review May 2019
Shelbyville, Kentucky38 contributions23 helpful votes
We had a very tasty and informative tour with Aleyn Merchand (I hope I spelled it correctly) with tremendous local food and a good overview over Puebla centro. Come hungry!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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NorthMIMom wrote a review Mar 2019
Traverse City, Michigan190 contributions79 helpful votes
Our family did an Eat Mexico tour in Mexico City last year. When we made plans to visit Puebla this time, we booked another tour. Because we have young children, we booked a private tour. Maria was an excellent guide. Her English is very good, she is extremely knowledgeable about the history and cuisine of Puebla, and she’s super nice. Almost everything we ate with her was completely new to us: molotes with huitlacoche, pelonas, cemitas, tacos arabes and Pueblan candies. There were a couple of other food stops as well. We were all absolutely stuffed by the end! I was very appreciative of how well Maria interacted with our children; she was patient and fun! She also made some great restaurant recommendations and suggested some places to shop for some specific things we were looking for. We really enjoyed our afternoon!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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OPCinOrlando wrote a review Jun 2018
Orlando, Florida10 contributions24 helpful votes
We had a great tour with our guide Maria. We had already taken the Eat Mexico tour in Mexico City and, like that one, this did not disappoint. It sells it short to call it merely a food tour as food is the medium to view both the history and culture of Puebla and Mexico as a whole. The food, however, does not disappoint as it is varied and delicious. Most of what you will visit and experience are not things you would have found on your own, certainly not with the confidence that you gain from having an experienced guide. The Mole Poblano in the market was to die for and the Cemita was great, too. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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