Mexico City

Polanco Food Tour in Mexico City

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From $94.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get an insider’s peek into Mexico City's culinary hotspot of Polanco on this food walking tour. An in-the-know guide whisks you around the well-heeled neighborhood to several different eating venues. Sample Oaxacan, Yucatecan and traditional dishes, including chocolate and ice cream desserts, against the backdrop of Polanco’s parks, mansions and art galleries. Capture a memorable experience on this small-group tour limited to just 10 foodies.
  • Food and cultural walking tour in Mexico City
  • Enjoy food and drink tastings at seven local hotspots
  • Try national favorites, including mole and tlayuda and mezcal
  • Hear cultural tidbits from your entertaining guide

What's Included

  • Food tasting at 7 restaurants
  • Beverages
  • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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End point

  • Parque Lincoln
    Av. Emilio Castelar 163, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

    Tour ends close to Lincoln Park in Polanco

What To Expect

Set foot in Mexico City’s Polanco neighborhood, known as a foodie paradise, and with the help of your knowledgeable guide, discover seven great eateries. Sample authentic Mexican food and drinks on this walking tour as you explore one of the city’s most picturesque districts. Depending on the day, the venues may change, but expect to sample delicious foods and beverages while you gain insight into Mexico City and its fare.

Visit an authentic Oaxacan-style restaurant, a cantina in the center of Polanco, known for its delicious specialties like mole sauce. Try a mouthwatering classic taco and a Mexican tlayuda, a toasted, crunchy tortilla with beans, meat and avocado. Then your morning just gets better — stop by one of Mexico City’s best chocolatiers and dive into ice cream made with local flavors.

During your culinary journey, you’ll pass through lovely green spaces, stately mansions and trendy art studios. Don’t stop with your food tour once it ends — continue strolling along the streets like a local in cosmopolitan Polanco, now that you're equipped with handy recommendations from your guide.


3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Mexican Food Tours

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Lincoln Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museo Nacional de Antropologia (Pass By)

Chapultepec Castle (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements when booking and also on the date of your tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please note the meeting point is different for our Polanco Food Tour on SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, during these days the tour begins at "Karisma Restaurant"
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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.

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Traveler Tips

It may seem a bit pricey but as first time visitors to Polanco it was worth it to taste the different foods, learn about the making and origins of the foods and to get a mini tour of the locale.
I highly recommend this tour, and request him as a guide if you can.


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Delicious food and very informative
Paul_C, Jun 2023
Experiencing a wide range of food which informed us for the rest of our trip - our tour guide, Viry, was a wealth of knowledge, both on food and culture in Mexico City
Impressed and Full
Catherine_S, May 2023
Viry was amazing! We walked around the neighborhood and she felt like a friend giving us information and recommendations. Also, the food was amazing! My mother and I are Mexican American and have experienced my grandmother’s cooking but this was the best rich mole I’ve ever had. Amazing tamales and some street tacos. 10/10 recommend. It wound up just being us 2 on a private tour and we had a blast
Best Way to Sample Traditional Food
shelisa_W, May 2023
We had the best time tasting and experiencing Polanco. We received a great description of the food and how to recognize great chips and salsa. It was very personalized. I would definitely book again when we return.
Loved the Polando Food Tour
MaryAnn_K, May 2023
Learning about how Mexican Mole is made and all of the unique ingredients. I loved the variety of foods we tried and experiencing the different neighborhoods.
Polanco Food Tour Rocks
Steven_T, May 2023
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the local food scene, and we all had an exceptional time learning about and experiencing the local food in Mexico. And she was just a pleasure to meet and talk to about local cuisine and more.
Very Knowledgeable Guide
Adrienne_C, Apr 2023
Victor was a great guide through the 7 food stops and the local history of the area. We ended up being the only ones on the tour, so had a very private experience! Every stop was delicious and he adapted as necessary to our dietary needs. It's great to be shown the foods by someone knowledgeable about food. (Victor studied gastronomy) It felt like a having a friend with a passion for the local food scene showing you around.
Don’t Miss It!
Judy_O, Apr 2023
Viry was an excellent guide — as a chef and CDMX native, she had so much to share about the food, the culture and the history. Each dish was delicious and having the extra knowledge enhanced the experience. It was a fabulous way to start our visit to Mexico City!
Delicious & Informative
Rudy_R, Apr 2023
Personal tour by a professionally trained chef! We have been on several tours and this was exceptional! Class act!
A great option to try the different foods of Mexico
Melanie_L, Apr 2023
Awesome, awesome, awesome! My guide was amazing! She made the whole tour great. I loved to get the history of the foods and culture of Mexico! I loved all of the food and the people working at the places were so friendly. Do not eat before you go. There is plenty of food!
The BEST Polanco Food Tour, with the VERY BEST guide ever!
Allen_N, Mar 2023
Our group had the most wonderful time with Viri. She was informative and personable. The restaurants and their foods were delicious! it is an easy leisurely stroll and not at all strenuous. Loved the tacos from Turix the most!!
A night of history and food on my feet
Swati_S, Mar 2023
What am incredible tour! We had 7 stops, 2 were dessert and all were amazing! Our guide was a young and highly knowledgeable chef, Viridiana, and she was so thorough and patient with us. Some items were shared communally, so if you don’t like that, then this your may be challenging for you. The first stop was a tlayuda and freshly made salsa, made to order for the group’s level of heat! The second stop was tamales which we all share and tasted bites of 6 different cheese and chicken tamales! It was wow! We had tacos individually and there’s 2 different stops for 2 different types! Good thing we didn’t have any vegetarians as the pork places didn’t seem to have any substitutions. Those pork tacos were amazing though! The ice cream stop was heavenly and the hot chocolate at the end was divine. I’m sure I’m forgetting something, except to say that this is a fabulous walking food and history tour!
Must Do in CDMX
Dawn_F, Mar 2023
Viry was absolutely amazing. I have recommended multiple people for food tours through this company and they have all enjoyed them! Great for solo travelers, couples, and groups!
Amazing Experience!
Hui_Y, Mar 2023
Our tour guide, Viry, was amazing and me and my family learned such much on this tour! Viry was very informative when it came to the Mexican culture and food. The food was delicious and we had a great time on this tour!
Okay tour. Tour guide was great.
Noel_M, Mar 2023
The guide was great. I give her 5 stars. She was informative and knew her history of Mexico. However, for the price is was not worth it at all. Our tour was the day tour and only included the tastings and beverages. Alcohol not included. The places we ate at weren’t that great. They were more upscale restaurants and nothing that wowed me or the people I was with. One place had a tuna dish and that was good. The food probably came out to$20 and we paid $100 for the excursion. Polanco is nice but there are other places I think would have satisfied our expectations. Those places we could have gone to on our own. This tour should have been $50 max.
Katherine_M, Mar 2023
Víctor was a fantastic guide. He knew so much about the food culture. All of the food was so delicious, I couldn’t choose a favorite. I am gluten free and had no problems.
Fun food tour
Christina_N, Mar 2023
Wonderful guide, Victor, took me on a solo food tour. He was very knowledgeable and the food was delish.
Polanco one snack at a time
Mark_S, Mar 2023
Loved Bidi our tour guide. She is upbeat and very attentive and really made the neighbor of Polanco come alive for us not only with her knowledge of the various food spots we visited but also with her knowledge of the history and architecture of the neighborhood. We thought the tour included a good mixture of food spots from fine dining to street food to desserts and more. The portion sizes were perfect, so you didnt get stuffed. The pace was leisurely, so just the right number of spots to visit, so we never felt rushed. All in all, we loved the tour. We did think that the food we got in a couple of the spots were not worth the money, so the restaurants could have showcased something better. However, all in all, it was a great tour.
Victor our guide was...
Lori_E, Mar 2023
Victor our guide was fantastic. He was so knowledgeable about the food and culture. We totally enjoyed the experience.
Great Food tour
Sepideh_F, Feb 2023
Eren is a great Guide and a lovely person. The food was amazing and the variety was really good. Would totally recommend!
Cool way to enjoy Polanco
Angelique_E, Feb 2023
Our host was very knowledgeable and personable! Really enjoyed some of the history added in. Excellent way to see Polanco without breaking the bank too much! Also was given some great recommendations for other things in the city.
We have been on food...
Sandra_S, Feb 2023
We have been on food tours in several countries. This was the best for food portions and variety of restaurants. Our guide was FABULOUS ❗️I highly recommend this tour ❗️
Book it now!
Danielle_D, Feb 2023
Fantastic tour! Viry was an excellent guide - very passionate about Mexico and all of the culinary offerings! We stopped at 7 places - 5 savory, 2 dessert. The tour lasted just shy of 4 hours. I thought it was going to be 3 hours but really the pace was perfect - we did not linger at any particular place too long. Each of the restaurants was extremely well prepared for our arrival - we never waited more than a few minutes for our food samples. Almost every stop has a restroom available. Viry explained all the restaurants we stop at are safe to have ice in the drinks. Some places had a table ready for us and other stops we had to stand or sit on the curb outside. The walking from stop to stop is perfect to digest and get fresh air and see the city. The food was delicious. I'm not very adventurous when it comes to food but everything is simple enough to try, while still having good variety and great flavor! There were 3 of us who booked this together while we had some spare time on a business trip. 7 people in the tour group - all business travelers. Had fun meeting people and chatting while we enjoyed our food. Very impressed with this tour - definitely book it!
History and flavors!
Lisa_H, Feb 2023
We really enjoyed the history that our tour guide Viddy provided to us as we savored the delicious fresh foods at each stop. She is very knowledgeable about the history, culture and this lovely neighborhood of Polanco. She was patient and allowed us to take our time and ask as many questions about our food, route and current events. I would highly recommend this delicious food tour!
Must try!
Meredith_R, Feb 2023
We had the opportunity to try many different foods. Viry was an amazing guide! She has so much knowledge and make the tour very fun and informative! Highly recommend this experience!
This is Well Worth IT!
Ronnie_P, Feb 2023
I loved that our guide gave us history of the areas we walked, the restaurants, the ingredients, the towns. It was wonderful!
Wide range of food and fantastic guide!
Linda_C, Feb 2023
We have been on many food tours in many countries. The food has always been good. Our tour guide Victor, a chef by vocation for our Polanco tour may have been the best ever. His knowledge of food, Polanco, Mexico City history and culture was extraordinary.
A great food tour of Polanco
Gary_T, Jan 2023
We were really lucky to have Eren as our guide as she is a teaching chef and was able to bring all the food alive with her expertise. More than her knowledge of food her warm, engaging and friendly personality made our time together memorable. We highly recommend this tour.
Hannah_S, Jan 2023
Our guides were terrific--knowledgeable, engaging, and kind. We visited seven food establishments (two of which were for sweets/dessert) and everything was delicious!
Great experience ! AMAZING !
Rafael_M, Jan 2023
This was an amazing and over the top than expected ,,, Biri, our guide was just incredible in her culinary knowledge and vocabulary .. In addition to the food , this small 4 person group was a perfect setting .. The day was warm and perfect for this walk.. Highly recommend it ..
If you’re on the fence
Carol_P, Jan 2023
Just do it! As a semi picky person I was a little worried about trying things I didn’t really know but this was a great experience! Victor was patient, knowledgeable, and made the experience unforgettable. Highly recommend for the best taco of your life!

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