Published on : Thursday, August 28, 2014
Mexican food is about so much more than just tacos; it’s a cuisine that has an immense depth of flavor, combining savory, earthy and fresh flavors to create vibrant, colorful and most importantly delicious dishes.
But to really get the full, off-the-beaten-path experience, visitors need to be shown the way by a local with a real passion for Mexican food.
Mexican Food Tours takes intrepid foodies on walking food tours through Mexico City to sample the very best authentic Mexican food. Customers try both savory and sweet local specialties while exploring the ever-colorful Mexico City through the eyes of a local.
And as it’s a walking tour, you won’t miss a thing in this unique journey through a city where you never know what culinary delights are just around the corner.
Set up by passionate local foodies Connie Estefan and Jimena Gil, Mexican Food Tours is all about guiding people through the wide variety of food offered in Mexico City.
They want to educate people about the intricacies of the local cuisine, such as traditional Mexican sauce mole.
But not just one kind – customers will sample three delicious and distinctly different types of mole.
There’s the spicy red mole that packs a punch, the super-smooth, sweet black mole and the fruity mole, which can calm your mouth down after a dose of hot Mexican chili.
Each has a unique mouth feel, and you’ll be talked through the process involved in making this popular Mexican staple.
“The great gastronomic variety of Mexican food will pose a dilemma if you visit Mexico for only a few days,” says Connie.
“To encompass all of the traditional Mexican specialties in one trip is a hard task. With Mexican Food Tours, this task is easier, since a Mexican food tour guided by a local food connoisseur will allow you to find the best and most representative culinary delights of Mexico in only a few hours.
That’s probably the most special thing about Mexican Food Tours: that you get to try a lot of new dishes in a small amount of time.”
The goal of Mexican Food Tours is to let people experience Mexico City in a way that normally only the locals do.
You’ll get to try the best cochinita pibil tacos in town at a famous taco stand that has been reviewed by none other than the New York Times.
It’s a real well-kept secret by the so-called Chilangos (Mexico City’s citizens). And the tours don’t slack on the sweets either – a highlight of the Polanco tour is Mexican chocolate tasting accompanied by mezcal (a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the maguey plant native to Mexico).
Participants will have the chance to try chocolates from the famous Chef Jose Ramon Castillo, one of the top chefs in Mexico City.