Private Journeys

Mexican street food

10 days from £2,160pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Mexico

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Overview & Highlights

Discover the complexity of flavours and exotic recipes of Mexican street cuisine, from markets to the end product on street stalls on Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca and get to know three of Mexico’s most evocative cities.  

Mexican food has long been staple fare in the high streets of the UK and the malls of the US.  Tasty burritos, enchiladas, tacos and fajitas –just the names are enough to make the mouth water.

But going back to the cuisine’s roots in the streets and markets of Mexico, beyond the fast food joints and even the better restaurants outside the country opens the eyes as well as the mouths. There are both subtle and clear differences between the delicacies of different regions, which you’ll discover on this unique holiday exploring the inspiration behind some of the most delicious snacks. What’s more you’ll get to know three of Mexico’s most interesting and enticing cities: the capital, Puebla and Oaxaca; there are guided tours in all of them.

In Mexico City you visit San Juan market, which caters not only for the casual shopper but also for some of the country’s best known chefs and restaurants, with a huge range of exotic ingredients including crocodile and wild boar.  Move on into the streets of the older neighbourhoods to try local delicacies on the stalls lining the streets and markets.  Move on to Puebla, home town of many of the most talented chefs, inspired by some extraordinary sweet and salty delicacies.  In mountain-based Oaxaca, you’ll go shopping with a local cook and learn how to prepare a four course meal featuring the town’s delicious gastronomy.

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  • Explore the historic cities of Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaxa
  • Discover ancient ruins and pyramids
  • Experience the rich and unique food culture and all its regional variations

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Ten days of culinary delights? Why not, you might say. This meticulously crafted holiday is designed with foodies in mind. We have incorporated all the elements that make Mexican food unique, including excursions to food markets, cooking lessons, and meals that will tantalize your senses and have you cooking up a Mexican storm when you return home. These foodie experiences are bound to stay with you for a long time and hopefully inspire you to explore our other culinary trips in Peru and Argentina.

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