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La Mesa Food Tours ‑ CLOSED

Antigua, Guatemala
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About La Mesa Food Tours
La Mesa Food Tours offers you a gastronomy-inspired adventure through the historic and colonial streets of Antigua, Guatemala. Our local food experts guide epicurious travelers through a discovery of authentic flavors and hidden food gems while uncovering the unique character and sights of this breathtaking Guatemalan town.
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ChowHound2015 wrote a review Feb 2017
Houston, Texas106 contributions27 helpful votes
Who knew we were going to get a history tour, a cultural tour,a food tour AND make a friend? Our tour guide Olga Guzman is a charming lady. Olga took us several places a tourist wouldn't normally visit. All the food was excellent, actually better food on the tour than most of the high end Antigua restaurants we visited earlier in the week. We ate some crazy produce at the market, don't know what it was but it was fun! She kept up a running narrative as we walked through the city and was super informative. My partner has some mobility issues and without us even asking Olga hailed a TukTuk to help us along. We were having so much fun that I didn't even notice we had exceeded the 3 hour tour time. At the end of the tour we asked for directions to a liquor store and Olga was kind enough to escort us there personally. I highly recommend this tour and be sure to request Olga as your guide, she is the best! Tell her the Texans said "Hola!"
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Date of experience: February 2017
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CanadaTravelbug wrote a review Feb 2017
Toronto, Canada108 contributions99 helpful votes
I contacted this company in November for two February tours: the market tour and the dinner tour. They answered me right away and said great, no problem, lets talk closer to your arrival. When I tried again to contact them in January, they NEVER replied. I tried three times, even contacting the owner (who is in Colombia.) I don't think a customer should chase a business to get a reply. I wonder if they are still in business in Antigua? Anyway we found another Antigua food tour company who were totally responsive, much more reasonably priced, and we had a fabulous tour with them.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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wjnj wrote a review Jan 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida29 contributions13 helpful votes
Olga, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and did a great job guiding us through several restaurants, the central market and the streets of Antigua. The various food we sampled was all very good, we particularly enjoyed the Paella. The tour was supposed to be 3 hours but lasted close to 4 hours as we spent extra time shopping in the street markets and at the different stops. We also walked about 2 miles which made us feel less guilty about the amount we ate. We highly recommend this tour and if you take it towards the start of your time in Antigua you'll find places you'll probably want to return to.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Response from Jeremy H, Owner at La Mesa Food Tours
Responded Feb 1, 2017
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback on our Antigua Street Food Tour and the recommendation! We think this is the best way to see and experience Antigua. With Olga as a guide, you get to see this magical town from a different perspective and appreciate the history and culture that makes Antigua so unique.
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Fran S wrote a review Oct 2016
Tumacacori, Arizona39 contributions16 helpful votes
I had never done a street food tour and was alittle reluctant, but my friend encouraged me from pervious travels. firstly, our guide OLGA GUZMAN was absolutely incredible. she not only brought us to off the beaten track places to eat typical and delicious food, but she was so knowledgeable about antigua and guatemala that we got a real tour of the town and understanding of the culture and country. food was great. be sure you try a "doctored" up gallo beer called cerveza picosita. hard to describe but a something really different. i loved it, my friend hated it, but you gotta give it a try.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Response from Jeremy H, Owner at La Mesa Food Tours
Responded Nov 25, 2016
Hi Fran, So glad you were able to join us on our Antigua Street Food Tour! Many people are reluctant to try street food, but with La Mesa Food Tours and Olga as a guide, we ensure you get to sample and taste the best Antigua has to offer.
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Gipsynews wrote a review Jul 2016
Hampton, NH34 contributions3 helpful votes
Whatever you do, do not miss this gem of a tour! Having Olga show us around the city and introduce us to the local history, customs, people, and abundant food was a treat. You will not go hungry! We returned to every restaurant (upscale and hole in the wall) at least once during our stay. Olga speaks impeccable English and clearly lives with passion. She takes a sincere interest in her guests, is flexible to suit the needs of the tour and takes her time. We never felt like "tourists" following a guide. My 17 year old daughter who was not thrilled to embark on this organized activity, loved it! Olga, you rock!
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from Jeremy H, Owner at La Mesa Food Tours
Responded Aug 25, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words and recognition of Olga. She is awesome! And even more importantly, loves showing visitors the unique and interesting aspects of Guatemalan history and culture through the cuisine.
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