One of the great things about visiting Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean is enjoying the unique food and drinks on offer. Experiencing this authentic cuisine means you can return home with a greater understanding of the importance of food to Mexican culture, as well as the delicious flavors it involves. Cancun is one of the best places to indulge in Mexican food, so here are 5 fun food experiences to try out while you’re in Cancun.
Taco and Local Beer Tour
On this tour, you’ll be treated like a VIP as you work your way around some of Cancun’s best taco vendors, enjoying the classic styles of this important Mexican dish. Enjoy ‘Yucatecan’ tacos, as well as classic ‘al pastor’ meat tacos, plus Mexico City-style and ‘surtido’, some of which will be enjoyed alongside a talented Mariachi band.
While you sample the delicious morsels, you’ll also be treated to four beers, a churro for dessert, and plenty of interesting information courtesy of your expert local guide. Plus, with skip-the-line access, you’ll get right down to the eating on arrival – no delays.
Price: 75 USD per person
Aromas Cooking Class in Cancun
An expert chef will guide you on a culinary adventure through the world of Mexican food in this Aromas Cooking Class in Cancun. After a hotel pick-up, you’ll get to visit a traditional market where you’ll select your ingredients from a range of colorful and atmospheric stalls.
Then, after returning to the kitchen, you’ll learn some basics that will revolutionize your Mexican taco night – because you won’t want to return to pre-made tortillas after learning how to make them fresh!
You’ll also be taught how to use some classic Mexican kitchen utensils, plus your chef will share with you the secret to making proper guacamole, and how to take your margarita-making to the next level.
Price: 99 USD per person
The Traveler’s Table
The super popular Traveler’s Table food experience actually takes place in Playa del Carmen, but with complimentary pick-up from Riviera Maya hotels, it’s still within easy reach if you’re vacationing in Cancun.
This evening of fine dining takes place in a beautiful beachfront club called Punta Venado, which can only be accessed by this tour company, making for an exclusive feel. You’ll get to enjoy five courses of beautifully presented and tasty food cooked up by chef Eva Millan, which has been expertly paired with tasty international wines. Learn all about the Mayan food you’re eating, including its Spanish, African, and Middle Eastern roots, as you chat with new found friends from all around the world.
To round off your evening, you can also take part in a cocktail-making tutorial, and indulge in a mezcal and tequila tasting masterclass.
Price: 139 USD
Cancun Street Food, Street Art & Local Market Day Tour with transportation
This half-day tour will give you an insight into local Mexican culture in Cancun, taking in the best of Cancun’s food scene.
You’ll pay a visit to five separate food vendors, and will sample a range of delicacies, including ‘carnitas’ tacos, ancient recipes in a traditional Yucatecan restaurant, and a local ice-cream store for dessert. If BBQ – or barbacoa as it’s called here – is your thing, you’ll love the stop at La Borrega, a local BBQ joint, and Mercado 23 will give you an insight into local street food culture.
In between courses, you’ll wind your way through narrow streets appreciating the colorful street art and immersing yourself in the spirit of the city.
Price: 69 USD per person
Cancun Romantic Dinner On The Beach
If you want to indulge in the ultimate memorable dining experience for you and your significant other, you can’t go wrong with a romantic dinner on the beach.
The experience begins as soon as you arrive, when you’ll stroll through a carpet of candlelit rose petals towards your stunningly-decorated table for two. Once settled, you’ll enjoy an expertly-prepared 4-course dinner, served alongside quality wines and relaxing music. Gaze into each other’s eyes, or take in the moonlit ocean – either way, it will be an unforgettable evening that’s perfect for celebrating a special birthday or anniversary.
Price: 395 USD for 2 people
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