Meet your local expert guide at your hotel lobby for a very unique foodie adventure and orientation in Mérida. Your guide will spend time with you sharing their local knowledge about the city’s gastronomic hidden treasures. Get to know the flavors of the Yucatán as you explore Mérida’s ornate streets, vibrant markets, and favorite traditional eateries. The day begins with a delicious taco sampling at Wayan’e, a locally famous taqueria offering over 30 traditional Yucatecan stews to try wrapped in fresh tortillas. You can accompany your tacos with some fresh flavored water, made from seasonal fruits, as you soak up the atmosphere. The experience continues exploring a couple of buzzing local markets starting at the commercial heart of the city, where you’ll sample traditional regional dishes at Mercado Lucas de Gálvaz. Feast your eyes on the market’s seasonal fruits and vegetables, sombrero stalls, handmade hammocks and religious articles. Peek into the tortilla factory to see a staple of Mexican cuisine in the making, as you take in the aromas of mixed spices in the air. 

Next, visit the Santiago neighborhood’s local market where you’ll get to taste dishes like cochinita pibil and el lechón, prepared using a Mayan pit-style oven that’s made in the ground. After taking in the sights and colors, head to Los Trompos, an authentic local gem serving up Mexican Tacos "al pastor". Washing down the vibrant regional flavors with an artisanal beer is highly recommended! To end the experience, a visit will be made to El Colón on the elegant Paseo de Montejo Avenue. The traditional candy and sorbet shop, founded in 1907, serves tangy sorbet and refreshing champola, a classic frozen drink made from milk and fresh fruit. At the conclusion of your visit, you will be driven back to your hotel.

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