Cancun

The Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour

Cancun, Mexico
The Ultimate Cancun Taco and Street Mexican Food Tour

From $59.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

There's more to Cancun's cuisine than the hotel restaurant and mariachi joints. Discover the city's authentic fare and eat like a local with an expert guide as you taste five separate dishes at five different venues, all washed down with soft drinks. Try signature nibbles, with their origins in Mexican royalty, delicious desserts and tacos from different Mexican traditions, all without worrying how to get from A to B.
  • Discover the tacos and street food of authentic downtown Cancun
  • Follow in the footsteps of Guy Fieri at El Rincon de los Antojos
  • Sample five different dishes, including three separate styles of tacos
  • Upgrade to add round-trip transfers, direct from and to your hotel

What's Included

  • Guided street Mexican food tour with 5 tastings
  • Soft drinks during tastings
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off (Only if purchased)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off if you select the meeting point option
  • Food and beverages not listed as inclusions
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Matis Joyería
    77500, Av. Sayil 30, Zona Hotelera, 77503 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Meet the tour in front of Matis Jewelry store located at Sayil Avenue. You will confirm the exact meeting time with the local tour operator.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

You will confirm your exact departure time with the local tour operator.

What To Expect

Pescaditos las torres

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Taqueria Los Parejitas Panaquire

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Taqueria Los de Jalisco

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Los Tarascos-Avenida del Sol

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Parque de las Palapas

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hotel pickup is available for purchase from Puerto Morelos, please contact the local tour operator.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to drink alcohol.
  • Please inform about any food allergies in advance.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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

4.5
44 reviews
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Great food
steph1970, Jan 2024
Very good food at all of our stops. We never would have found these local restaurants on our own. Our guide was very friendly and helpful
Tacos, tacos, tacos.
David_M, Jun 2023
Sadly the street food consisted of 4 types of tacos, I’m certain there is much more to street food that that. Portions were good and flavourful, soft drink options were varied to. The most enjoyable was our third venue where we had a beef/goat broth and a filled taco to dip in to it. I wouldn’t recommend this as it was too repetitive.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear David_M, Thank you for sharing your feedback on our Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour. We believe it is the only way to improve. Our Mexican gastronomy is know for the popular use of corn in different presentations, tortilla being the most used one since it can be accompanied with any type of food. We understand this might be perceived as repetitive but we are sure each of the food spots visited has its own and unique flavor and preparation. We hope to provide you with a wider range of our Mexican gastronomy that meets your expectations next time. See you soon! The Cancun Travel Experience Team
Overall Okay, but Cautiously Recommend
Sarah_H, May 2023
The tacos were decent, but overall, the experience failed to impress me. Our tour guide, Jerry, lacked professionalism. Despite the description stating there would be five stops, he mentioned only four. When I inquired about the missing stop, he seemed confused and unprepared. Eventually, we reluctantly made a quick visit to the fifth place after I insisted on it. However, our driver parked the car while we waited inside, and Jerry hurriedly fetched us some churros. Unfortunately, the churros were underwhelming and seemed like an afterthought. I believe this tour could benefit from some improvements, and I intend this review to provide constructive feedback for the team. Our driver was friendly and fulfilled his duties effectively. However, if the overall quality remains the same, I would only recommend this tour to individuals who desire a glimpse of downtown but feel apprehensive about exploring it independently.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Sarah_H, Thank you for taking the time on reviewing our Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour, as you mention, we believe it is the only way to improve. We apologize Jerry showed this confussion, the churro stop is on a street stand, since we know it is a night tour, Jerry tried to make you feel comfortable by going to fetch the churros himself. We apologize this action ment differently. We hope we can provide you with a better experience next time that meet your expectations. Hope to have you back soon! The Cancun Travel Experience Team
Late start but food was good
Nicollette_R, Apr 2023
They send you confirmation a few days before stressing that you should be waiting outside 10mins before pickup scheduled time and that the bus can only wait 5mins for you so as not to through off the timing of event as well as other pick ups. Fine, we were there waiting up to 20mins past the time they give. Called the driver number which they provided, no answer. Called the office who indicated that they would try to reach the driver and get back to us. Driver eventually showed about 30mins past pickup time, no apologies given. Lila the tour guide was very pleasant and informative. She gave us the history of the individual tacos and explained how and when it's usually eaten etc. The tour desciption on Viator says that it's 5 stops however we only did 4. We got a good taste of the popular local tacos. Side note: If you a vegetarian/pescatarien, this might not be the best for you as my friend said only 2 of the 4 places were good for her. She had to have veggie/cheese quasadias at 2 places that did not offer fish/veggie taco options.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Nicollette_R, Thank you for sharing your feedback on our Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour. We take it very seriously to improve. Traffic in Cancun, specially during the afteroon, is very variable, we apologize on behalf of your driver and tour guide for arriving late, we will share your comments with them. It is good to hear that Lila did provided a good explanation about our traditional food so you can share it with your friends back home. Unfortunately, the food this tour is based on is traditional food which, sometimes, does not include a vegetarian option at the restaurants, we are sorry for this inconvenient and will definitely look more into the traditions to find something that suits each special diet. Most of the times we can acommodate special diet menus when mentioned at the special requests upon booking. We will definitely work with our providers to improve and deliver an even better gastronomical experience to all of our guests. See you next time! The Cancun Travel Experience Team
Good Tacos & Guides Late Night
Aaron_U, Mar 2023
Tacos and guides were great. We chose hotel pick up and we were picked up at 6:30 pm which made for a late night. Pick earlier time if you go. Did not get back until 10:00pm. Only made three taco stops. Not five. Did not stop at El Rincon de los Antojos or Parque de las Palapas
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Aaron_U, Thank you for your comments on our Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour. We are glad you enjoyed our delicious tacos and the company of our guides. Being a shared tour, this activity depends also on the other guests signed up hotels and times as well as the restaurant operating hours. We apologize two stops were not completed, we hope next time you visit our destination we are able to take you to enjoy this remaining spots. See you soon! The Travel Experience Group
Gastronomical pleasure
Victoria_S, Mar 2023
That was absolutely amazing experience from my pick up in the hotel and being fully staffed with authentic delicious food. Jerry made out trip even more pleasant telling some stories. I visited all these local smallish places where you can see only locals, means food is great. And it was, I Luis such a delicious drinks. I fell in love with seafood tacos totally. Definitely recommend
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Victoria_S, We are glad you enjoyed our Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour. Getting to know local restuarants is always a great way to learn about the place culture and gastronomy. Each dish has a lot of history and we are happy Jerry was able to share it with you providing an enjoyable time. Seafood tacos are our favorites too! See you next time for another great experience! The Travel Experience Group
Wonderful tour
steph1970, Feb 2023
Great food, great tour operator. We tried taco's that we have not eaten before, ourfaves were the sopas and Al Pastor
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear steph1970, Thank you for sharing your comments on our The Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour. There is a big variety of traditional mexican food and gastronomy that we like sharing to our guests, we are glad to hear you enjoyed this new delicious experience. See you next time! The Travel Experience Group
The food was authentic...
kim_l, Jan 2023
The food was authentic and delicious and we wouldn’t have found places on our own! It was easy and fun way to spend an evening. We were in a touristy area and this allowed us have a more local experience
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear kim_l, Thank you for reviewing our Taco & Street Food Tour, we appreciate your positive feedback! This is an activity very dear to us, it was created with the goal of demonstrating just how delicious our Street Food is, our guides and staff do their best to keep everone happy and comfortable. We hope to see you back with us soon. Hasta Pronto! The Travel Experience Group
Not Good For Vegetarians
Samantha_H, Jan 2023
This tour was disappointing because although the website stated they could accommodate vegetarians, 2 out of the 4 restaurants we visited did not have a veggie option so I had just guacamole at the first restaurant. If they cannot accommodate, they should just state this up front and I could have avoided this tour. The food that I was able to eat was good and my friends enjoyed their food.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Samantha_H Thank you for leaving a review for our Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour, we appreciate your feedback. We have double-checked our product listing and we can confirm it does not state this is a veggie friendly experience. As you correctly point out, some of the spots we visit do offer vegetarian options, it is not the main focus of the activity. We are very glad to hear the food you had was good and that your friends enjoyed theirs. We hope yo see you back in our beautiful destination soon. Hasta pronto! The Travel Experience Group
Fun and delicious!
Alex_R, Nov 2022
You're not paying for the food, you're paying for the experience, and it was well worth it. The food was great, I was so stuffed that by the last restaurant I had to give away my taco. Our guide was Laila and I believe our driver's name was Thomas, they were awesome hosts. Would totally recommend.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Alex, Thank you very much for giving us 5 stars We are delighted to know that we share the same passion for food and that you had a great experience with us at: The Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour We are glad to know that the performance of our team exceeded your expectations. Thanks again, and we look forward to serving you again soon. The Travel Experience Group
Good tour, but poor logistics
Michelle_D, Nov 2022
The tour itself was great- food was good, our guide and driver were great. But the tour was supposed to end at 9:30 and we didn’t get back to 11 PM, causing us to miss another event we had planned for the evening. Two of the travelers were staying outside of town and the other 5 of us were brought 50+ minutes out of the way to bring them home first, making our return trip an hour and a half long. We weren’t made aware of this ahead of time and if we had been I would have cancelled or rescheduled the tour. I’m not sure why those travelers weren’t either dropped off last or given alternate travel options. It was inconvenient and misleading and because of this I probably wouldn’t book with this company again since there are others that offer a similar experience.
BEST FOOD TOUR EVER
Alaijah_J, Oct 2022
THE BEST TOUR EVER. I’m booking this tour every time I visit Cancún. The tour guide is so knowledgeable, friendly, speaks great English, I loveeed her. She took us to the best places & ended at a small festival where you eat churros and can buy souvenirs. I had the best time thank you thank you thank you. Please book with them you will love it
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Alaijah, Thank you very much for your positive review on: The Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour It means a lot to us It is a pleasure to hear your kind words of appreciation for our hard work. Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We hope to be able to serve you again soon. The Travel Experience Group
Fun tour, amazing tacos
Erik_J, Apr 2022
We had a great time with Miguel. Took us to places we would never know about as tourists. Each place was different and amazing. Some of the best tacos I've ever had. We came home completely stuffed. It was just my family with Miguel. You might think it would be weird to have a fifth wheel, but he was great. Very outgoing with very interesting stories about the places, his upbringing, and they places he's visited.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear Erik_J Thank you for reviewing our Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour. We are so glad you could try and enjoy this amazing experience that some times our visitors do not have the chance to know. The places you visited were carefully selected so you could try different traditional mexican food which is off the strip and is usuallly for locals. We are proud of having such a great team, just like Mr. Miguel, that help us to enhance, and give you such tales about the places so you can be part of them too and help you make great memories. We will be waiting for you the next time so we can continue showing you our amazing culture. The Cancun Travel Experience Team!
Amazing experience! Delicious, authentic food.
Khizir_Q, Mar 2022
Our taco tour with Miguel was incredible and a highlight of our trip! He is an amazing, kind and knowledgeable guide. Didn’t feel like a tour as much as grabbing dinner with a friend. Throughout he shared different foods and information about his culture. He went the extra mile and even stopped to get us churros when we mentioned we really wanted some. We were really worried that coming to Cancun we wouldn’t be able to explore the local culture, but Miguel made that possible and gave us a wonderful experience. Would highly recommend booking this tour! Just make sure you wear stretchy pants, haha!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear Khizir_Q Thank you for reviewing our Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour. Delicus food is always something to talk about to everybody, and we are glad that you gave us the opportinity to show you, with the help of Mr. Miguel, a piece of our culture through this amazing experience. We truly hope that you can share this memories back home with your friends and relatives so they can experience themselves our culture. We are so glad you enjoyed the delicius tacos and went even a little more with the churros. We hope to see you again to continue with this amazing experience. The Cancun Travel Experience Team!
Authentic experience
Anna_D, Jan 2022
I strongly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to discover Mexico of the beaten path. I am a huge foodie and coming to Mexico before I would always try to find dishes that were more authentic, but staying on all inclusive resort that can be a challenge. I was super excited to finally be able to try some authentic street food and our experience ended up to be 100/100. Small family owned restaurants and bigger Mexico known taco chains you will have a taste of all of those things. Our tour guide Miguel was amazing too. Just such a nice person and answered all of our questions. Totally happy we did this!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Dear Anna_D, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review on the The Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour, we are glad to know you really enjoyed this experience. We are proud of this Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour is an authentic experience that takes our valued customers´of the beaten path and that Miguel was amazing. Looking forward to have you back anytime soon, we would love to host you again. Hasta la próxima! The Cancun Travel Experience Team
Should have spent time somewhere else
Jacob_C, Jan 2022
Tour was canceled at last minute due to vehicle issues. Trip was initially delayed 2 hours for unknown reason and then cancelation. Better communication needed.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Jacob_C Thank you for taking the time to give us your review about our Ultimate Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour We are always in the persuit of making sure not just to reach our customers expectations but surpas them. This does not exempt us of facing difficulties that can take an impact in our customers expectations. We can guarantee that we have come a long way since then and we would love to have the opportunity to show you some really amazing experiences that we can offer. We are looking foward to hear from you and hoping to welcome you once again in the Riviera Maya. The Cancun Travel Experience Team.
Amazing Experience
Craig_T, Dec 2021
Such an amazing experience!! Nassim was my tour guide and he was amazing. Well spoken, very knowledgeable, and he made sure I had a great experience. The food was AMAZING!!!! if you have the option for the strawberry/raisin tamale go for it. It sounds crazy but it sure was delicious. I would very much recommend this tour to anyone and if I ever go back to Cancun I will do it again and request Nassim.
Yummy authentic food!!
Sarah_A, Aug 2021
Wow, AMAZING authentic food!! All 4 stops welcomed us & provided different tacos. By the end of the tour we were stuffed. Karla Cadenas, tour guide & Juan Carlos, bus driver were very friendly. We left the tour with our bellies full & 2 new friends. We took lots of photos with the chefs & staff. We had a great time 🙌
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Dear Sarah, Your review is greatly appreciated, we are thankful you took the time to leave comments on your experience with us. The Cancun Taco & Street Mexican Food Tour is indeed a great way to indulge yourself and make your belly full while learning and knowing about the delicious Mexican gastronomy. Karla and Juan Carlos love what they do and always do their best to provide our valued customers with a great experience during their trips. Come back soon, we would love to host you again in any of our amazing experiences. Hasta la proxima! The Cancun Travel Experience Team

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