A Mexico City Culinary Adventure - Atlas Obscura Trips
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Photo Credit: Culinary Backstreets
Photo Credit: Culinary Backstreets
Photo Credit: Culinary Backstreets
Photo Credit: Culinary Backstreets

A Mexico City Culinary Adventure

from $2,375 USD per person for 5 days, 4 nights
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  • 12 People Maximum
  • Easy Activity Level
  • Urban Exploration
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Trip Overview
Overview

On this culinary adventure, immerse yourself in the complex cultural identity of Mexico City, where pre-Hispanic, colonial, and contemporary influences collide. We’ll explore mouthwatering local gastronomy, celebrating the harmony as well as the dissonance that define this layered city, which thrums with the activity of a large population of regional migrants and modern transplants alike. Together, we’ll experience moments when the city’s numerous identities are expressed and aligned perfectly—for instance, enjoying a street snack of tacos al pastor while taking in a hidden Diego Rivera mural. But we’ll also be looking for the fractures, zooming in on specific influences: a heady Aztec brew, or a colonial-era mole recipe, or the unique, pre-Hispanic floating farms still in use today. We’ll be sure to also head out of the center city in an attempt to isolate and better understand these culinary traditions with a visit to the floating boats and green oasis of Xochimilco.From street food to contemporary Mexican dining trends, traditional restaurants to meals in local homes, our focus throughout the trip will be food and the people who make it. On the periphery of our taste buds will be the history, art, architecture, landscape, agriculture, and street life that brings everything together.

INTRODUCING OUR PARTNER: CULINARY BACKSTREETS

Atlas Obscura has partnered closely with Culinary Backstreets to create and curate this unique experience. Culinary Backstreets is a global guide to local eats that publishes restaurant reviews and features on local culinary culture. They bring these stories to life on culinary tours and special events, offered in 12 cities around the world, and have extensive international experience with all things gastronomical.

Highlights
  • Hands-on demonstrations
  • Market tours & tastings
  • Agricultural visits
  • Unusual sites & museums
  • Aztec-era canals

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.
Culinary Backstreets
In Partnership with Culinary Backstreets

Trip Leader

Paco
Francisco ("Paco") is a Mexico City native who has a deep passion for his country's cuisine. In addition to being one of Culinary Backstreets' Mexico Team Leaders, he is also a bit of a Renaissance man, having been a former champion chess player and bullfighter. But these days, Paco focuses on the antojitos, or little culinary cravings of his hometown, which are a hallmark of a culinary tour of the city with him.

Additional Info

Pricing & Single Accommodations

The total cost of this trip is $2,375. For those traveling by themselves, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of $325. Please contact us to request a single room.

Activity Level

Travelers should be reasonably fit and feel comfortable walking 2 to 4 miles each day and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. Keep in mind that Mexico City is a bustling and crowded place!

Arrival & Departure

For flights in and out of Mexico City International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez), we suggest you arrive anytime before 3 p.m. on Day 1 and depart anytime after 6 p.m. on Day 5. We are happy to book you extra nights at the group's hotel and provide suggestions for things to do and see in the city on your own.

Included
  • Accommodation throughout the trip as listed in the itinerary. 
  • All meals and transportation during the trip, including in a private coach for visits outside the center city.
  • The company of an experienced, local English-speaking guide throughout the trip, as well as special guests throughout. 
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events.
Excluded
  • Transportation and flights to and from Mexico City.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings.
  • If applicable, applying for a Mexican visa (not required for U.S. citizens).
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