Cancun

Cancun Street Food Tour with Food Stalls, Local Market and Murals

Cancun, Mexico
Cancun Street Food and Local Market Day Tour w transport Textures of Mexico

From $64.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Go beyond the tourist attractions and experience everyday local life on this half-day tour of Cancun. See a different side of the city when you visit markets, street food stalls, and hidden lanes with vibrant street art. Foodies will love sampling a range of local specialties, including barbacoa, tacos, and Yucatecan food. Come hungry and leave satisfied.
  • A fun way to try real local food
  • Best for mobile travelers as some walking is involved
  • Food and refreshments are included
  • Learn more about Mexican life and culture

Sample Menu

Starter

Classic Carnitas (pork) tacos

Slow cooked pork tacos where you'll be attended by the owners of the taco shop

Starter

Mexico City style “Tamales”

Also free time to stroll around in the local Market

Main

"Barbacoa" taco

Slowly cooked lamb with Mexican seasonings

Main

Yucatecan “Salbute"

Savor a crunchy Yucatecan “Salbute" topped with turkey or pork at a family-owned local shop

Dessert

Handmade natural flavored popsicles

Choose your favorite over 40 different flavors

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Soda/Pop
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Transport from Riviera M and Playa del Carmen has a cost of 15-20 usd depending on the location

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • La Parrilla Cancún
    Av Yaxchilán 51 Mz 23 Lt 51 Sm 22, Supermanzana 22, Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    If you want to reach the starting point by yourself, we'll meet you at Restaurante La Parrilla Cancun. Our guide will wear a branded red t-shirt and will handle a branded banner.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

IF you sleect our option with transportation, the exact pick up time is sent after booking. Pick ups available in all the hotels in the Cancun Area (Hotel Zone and Downtown). Our guide will pick you up at your hotel's lobby. He will come down of the van and call out your name. He will wear a red t-shirt and a banner with our logo on it.

What To Expect

EL POLILLA

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Taqueria Coapenitos

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Lonchería “El Pocito” (Suc. Centro)

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Paleteria and Neveria La Michoacana

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Mercado 23

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Bonampak

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Operated by Cancun Food Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Reviews

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Lots of food, but little else
Elaine_B, Apr 2024
The food was amazing, and we certainly had plenty of it! However, there was nothing about murals or artwork within the city. We were somewhat disappointed. However, if you are just looking for a gastronomic delight, this tour is just perfect.
Great tour
Amy_E, Apr 2024
What a great tour! Do not eat anything before you go on this tour—it is a lot of food. It was all delicious; it was my son’s favorite part of the trip. Diego was a great tour guide
Take 1: They forgot about us. Take 2: Excellent!
laura4bilz, Apr 2024
On the first day of our vacation, my family and I waited in front of our hotel for a pickup that never happened. Disappointing—it was too late to book another activity for that day. My impression was that the woman from the tour company who answered the phone was very uncaring. She didn’t offer an explanation or apology, although with some persistence I was able to confirm that they had our reservation. We ended up rebooking for another day. Fortunately “take 2” went off without a hitch. Diego, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and friendly, and made sure everyone felt comfortable. This was a great opportunity to sample authentic Mexican food away from the tourist areas. The market was an interesting inclusion and welcome break from eating. We were completely satisfied. No mention of murals, though.
Tasty Tour
Lisa_S, Mar 2024
This was a fantastic tour and a highlight of our trip. G and Alex were Rockstar guides. Can't recommend highly enough.
Food tour
GlyndleAnn_L, Feb 2024
We did the food tour today.. and everything was delicious and authentic! Alexis was great giving us more information about the food and educate you about their food history and Leo thank you for driving us around and bringing us home safely! So much food and you guys made us so full the entire time! Thank you again it was good experience!
RECOMMEND 100%
Jon_M, Feb 2024
Totally recommend!!!! Alexis and Alex were amazing tour guides and all the food was soooooo GOOD!!! I left FULL AND SATISFIED!!!100% Recommend
This is a good one!
Cathi_M, Feb 2024
Diego was amazing! Great tour, great food and lots of fun! I highly recommend! The best food we had our whole time in Cancun!
Delicious and fun
Gwen_G, Feb 2024
Gee was awesome. Angel was an fantastic driver. Gee was super knowledgeable and dealt with my family's bombardment of questions. This whole tour was perfect down to the food and the market. This is my second tour with this company, did one last year. Still absolutely on top of it. Hoping the libre one will be available next year!
Great tour guides, the...
Christine_D, Feb 2024
Great tour guides, the food was amazing , a great day experiencing different foods ! I would highly recommend this tour !!
Great experience you shouldn't miss
pughkellie, Feb 2024
Great food, great tour guide (Sasha), and great friendly service! Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Second time for us and different locations we tried! Will do it again next year! Awesome way to get out and see the town, mingle with locals, and try authentic cuisine from the small businesses.
It's a must if you are a foodie!
Yeelyn_G, Feb 2024
It's perfect! This tour is wonderful! Our bellies were full! Gie and Angel are wonderful tour guide and driver. The 5 places were excellent. Plus, we get to partake on cooking class making corn tortillas as a bonus part of our tour. Two thumbs up!
Beyond expectations
Diamant_G, Feb 2024
Authentic Mexican experience we were looking for: local spots and eats. Loved trying new foods and looking around a local food market (not a tourist "craft" market). Guide was upbeat and informative, a perfect half day tour!
Alex and G!
Sierra_W, Jan 2024
G and Alex were absolutely amazing as was the food and learning some about the culture. We had an excellent time. The ride was smooth and the Market was awesome. This is definitely a tour to take if you want to get away from the typical resort food
Must do! Great way to see the real Cancun!
Heather_F, Jan 2024
Our tour guide. G, and our driver, Alex were wonderful. All of the stops on our tour had delicious food and drinks. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun. The tour was really educational and enjoyable. Would highly recommend! Great way to get off of the resorts and see the real Cancún!
Amazing food tour!
Katie_K, Jan 2024
Such a wonderful experience for my 1 year old and I to do on our last day. Our guide Roy was so informative and even took us to see the Cancun sign on the way. Our driver Alex was also super sweet!!! It was so awesome to learn more about the culture and eat food we never would have found on our own.
Horrible communication with Tour Operator
Joe_H, Dec 2023
No one ever picked me up at my meeting location. I need a full refund. I tried several times to get someone on the phone as well as respond to the app and WhatsApp. Very disappointing
Buena comida
dcgfvjfq8p, Dec 2023
DO NOT EAT FOR AT LEAST 12 hrs b4 this tour!…😂…man we did the morning tour with Alexi! He arrived promptly and did a great job explaining the foods and murals. Food was yummmmmmyyyyy….mostly succulent pulled pork in various preparations…I like the drive tru the towns or city. The local restaurants are cool and with awesome food. The walk tru the market was quite interesting. Very colorful and informative tour!!
Must do Experience !
Daria_B, Nov 2023
Roy made this a great tour. The restaurant quality, historical context , prompt yet leisurely. The pickup made it so relaxing with Roy & driver always accomodating. We were consistently asked about our food preferences , allergies etc. The murals were exceptional ! The food was plentiful & delicious. Thanks so much Roy
Cancun food tour
Neha_S, Oct 2023
Definitely lots of food! You will be stuffed. Was a great experience, I highly recommend. They pretty much use a shuttle van to take you to the different spots. I’m used to doing walking tours, but I n the 90 degree weather, def happy to have that air conditioned van.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Neha_S, We're pleased to hear that you had a great experience, even if you were thoroughly stuffed! The air-conditioned van can be a real relief in hot weather. If you ever decide to explore more or have any questions about other activities we offer in Cancun, feel free to reach out. 😊🚐🌮
Not a repeat for us.
Gail_S, Oct 2023
The pick-up from the hotel was very punctual. There was plenty of food. The first course was the tamale for breakfast. Then our group of 6 spent time at the local market. The market was small and only a few stands. We were given 20 minutes to shop before our group of 6 continued with the food tour. We went to different parts of the town and tried other local dishes. The tour finished with an ice cream dessert while viewing the murals. There was no explanation of the murals so it's up to the individual's interpretation. Overall, this is not a repeat for us because nothing really stood out for us.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Gail_S, Thank you for your valuable feedback on your recent experience. We're glad to hear that the pick-up was punctual and that there was plenty of food to savor. It's disappointing to learn that certain aspects of the tour, such as the local market visit and the murals, didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your honesty and will use your feedback to enhance our offerings and provide a more engaging experience. Our aim is to provide memorable and informative food tours, and we're always working to improve. We understand that different travelers have varied expectations, and we'll continue to refine our tours to cater to a wide range of preferences. If you decide to give us another chance in the future, we'll strive to make it an exceptional and unforgettable experience for you. Your feedback helps us in our commitment to providing the best possible food tours. 🍽️🌆🍦😊 Warm regards,
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