Guadalajara private mercado-food tour

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Are you ready to explore off the beaten tourist tracks and eat like a local? Join me on this private mercado food walking tour (no groups!). We will visit 2 markets and 1 traditional barrio to taste 3 iconic dishes of Jalisco: • Barbacoa: shredded beef tacos with a unique mix of spices. • Torta ahogada: Mexico’s version of pulled pork served in a salsa-drowned crispy sandwich. • Birria: a juicy and hearty goat stew served with hand-made tortillas, lime, salsa. We'll start by trying barbacoa and tortas ahogadas in two stands that I’ve known since childhood at Mercado Libertad, the largest indoor market in Latin America and the ultimate food heaven. Then we’ll admire a wide variety of regional food products at Mercado Corona. As we walk I will explain the origins of Mexican cuisine and the city's history. We'll also admire the Cathedral and its surrounding landmarks before trying birria, the house specialty in the 19-century barrio of Nueve Esquinas. * ALL THE FOOD IS INCLUDED!

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Stop At: Mercado San Juan de Dios

This gigantic market is vibrant! So get ready for a fully-immersive experience of engagement with Guadalajara's working-class culture. Since this is a private tour, we can go at our own pace. Make sure to bring cash in mxn pesos so you can get whatever you like! There is an endless diversity of souvenirs, crafts and products. We can take as long as you whish to buy anything you need. As part of the culinary experience we will try 1. tortas ahogadas, 2. tacos de barbacoa, 3. traditional candies, 4. exotic local fruits. Vegan and vegetarian choices are also available.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: El Mercado Corona

Guadalajara's local families get fresh fruits and vegetables at Mercado Corona since the 1800's. We will discover and taste the unique regional products, including: mexican sweet potatoes or camotes with honey, baked goods and sweets, fresh fruits with lemon and powder chillies, agave and bee honeys, edible cactus or nopales, pitayas, and so much more!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nueve Esquinas

This plaza connects nine streets and is home to the city's oldest restaurants. The house specialty at Nueve Esquinas is birria, a juicy and delicious hearty meat stew, the most emblematic dish of the state of Jalisco, served with hand-made tortillas, cilantro, onions, lemon and salsa.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Guadalajara Cathedral

We will also have a chance to visit the Cathedral and its surrounding plazas and landmarks. Remember: since this is a private tour at any point we can stop and take a break, get coffee/ice cream, or take as many photographs as you need. As we walk and explore, I will give you an introduction to the city's history, architecture and local culture.

Duration: 30 minutes
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