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6 BEST Cancun Food Tours [2024]

If you’re looking for the ultimate Cancun food tours to enjoy on your trip, you’ve landed on the right page. Check out the best experiences to stuff yourself with tacos and tequila! 

Eating is 50% of any Mexican trip’s success. The local cuisine is world-renowned for a reason! And Cancun might be the best place in Quintana Roo to try it. The immense variety of taco flavors, tortillas, and traditional delicacies is impressive.

There are plenty of things to do in Cancun, but eating my way through the city is one of my favorites. There are plenty of affordable, hidden local joints that produce mouth-watering dishes in the downtown area. They might not be the easiest to find though!

If you’re not familiar with the city but are still interested in discovering new local dishes and learning about culinary traditions, your best bet is to join a food tour. They all include delicious bites as well as a knowledgeable, foodie guide. 

Check out this post to find the best Cancun food tours out there, and enjoy a fantastic (and delicious) experience. 

👉 Why can you trust my picks? I truly believe food tours are some of the best Cancun tours you can join. With my six-month adventure through Mexico and a decade of expertise in selecting exceptional tours, I’ve handpicked the best Cancun food tours for you. Dive into authentic flavors, from street tacos to gourmet Mayan cuisine, and discover the stories behind each dish.

I usually use Viator and Get Your Guide when booking tours around the world, and I especially recommend them because of their fantastic free cancellation policy. If for any reason your travel plans change, you can get a full refund by canceling most activities up to 24 hours in advance. 

Limited time? These are the best options 👇

THE BEST TOUR 3-in-1 Street Food Tour
MEZCAL & FOOD TOURSmall Group Food Tour & Mezcal Tasting

OUR PICK: The BEST Food Tour in Cancun

The 3-in-1 Street Food Tour with Transportation (Food Stalls + Local Market + Murals) is the ultimate Cancun food tour. You’ll spend half a day exploring the city’s culinary gems with a foodie guide.

Start with a visit to Mercado 23, a bustling mark where you’ll find plenty of delicious bites. You’ll also pop by local eateries and street food stalls for snacks, including carnitas tacos, barbacoa, and tamales.

Learn about Cancun’s foodie scene, and cap off the tour with ice cream and handmade popsicles – there are over 40 flavors to choose from!

Be sure to go with an empty stomach, because there’s plenty of food to fill you up. It’s one of the most delicious Mexican food tours in my opinion.

👉 Why this Cancun food tour? With hundreds of 5-star reviews, this tour stands out from the rest. It offers plenty of food – prepare to be stuffed! – along with fresh juices, allowing you to try a diverse range of authentic dishes.

And you’ll enjoy them in a variety of locations, from markets to local stalls and beloved eateries. Plus, your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about Mexico’s culinary secrets.

Read what the reviews say 👇

”This food tour did not disappoint! We went to three different eateries where we each tried a dish and enjoyed fresh juices. Our guide, Diego, was amazing! I am pescatarian, so he made sure that I was accommodated at each restaurant. He also provided some history about Cancun and Mexican culture. We also enjoyed shopping at the market, dessert, and viewing local artwork. Overall, I highly recommend this tour. It was very efficient and enjoyable.”

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📝 This tour includes: Transfers, bottled water, and all the food tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Best Taco Tours in Cancun

▶️ This 5-Stop Cancun Taco Tour, Local Beer and Night Market with Transportation is specially designed for taco lovers. You’ll spend over 4 hours roaming around Cancun, learning about the Mexican history of tacos relishing great food.

You’ll try the classic Al Pastor tacos, cochinita pibil, arrachera tacos, and surtido style tacos. Wash it all down with four beers, and cap off the tour with a delicious churro for dessert.

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, tacos, beers, a churro, a local guide, and vegetarian alternatives. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ This Cancun Taco Tour – City Tour, Tacos, Tequila, Cerveza & Shopping is a great option for those with limited time. In less than 3 hours you’ll get to sample a great variety of tacos paired with beer. Think Al Pastor, seafood, suadero, chicharron, chorizo…Yes, you’ll get to try them all!

You’ll also visit a craft market, where you’ll taste samples of mezcal and tequila, and enjoy free time for shopping. End the tour on a sweet note by having dessert in a park. It’s one of the best food tours in Cancun if you adore tacos! 

📝This tour includes: All tacos, drinks, tequila and mezcal tastings, dessert, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ The Cancun Authentic Taco Tour is a 2.5-hour experience that offers the best way to explore the city. Following a local guide, you’ll uncover a side of Cancun that very few people see: its bustling, delicious street food culture!

You’ll visit everything from food stalls to formal eateries in search of the perfect dish. Enjoy five delicious tacos, including Al Pastor, fish, and carnitas tacos, and two drinks. Finally, relish a sweet churro for dessert.

📝This tour includes: Great food tastings, two drinks, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Mezcal Tasting in Cancun with Food Tour

If you’re into spirits, you can’t skip this Small Group Food Tour and Mezcal Tasting in Cancun, which combines the best of both worlds. Mexican cuisine + Mexican drinks: a fiesta!

You’ll dive into the world of Mezcal with a professional mezcalier, learning about its making process and characteristics. You’ll then sample different varieties paired with local snacks such as tapas and montaditos.    

📝This tour includes: The option to choose a private tour, and water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Lucha Libre, Tacos & Beer Tour in Cancun

For the ultimate night out during your Cancun vacation, book the Lucha Libre, Tacos, Margaritas, Tequila Tasting and Night Market with Transportation. You’ll start your experience by learning about the history of Lucha Libre and watching a match. Then, enjoy a variety of snacks such as chicharrones, esquites, and popcorn, and learn to make tortillas.

Indulge in a delicious taco made with your tortilla, along with guacamole, salsas, and beer. Finally, taste a Margarita and five types of tequila as you walk through a night market, listening to live Mariachi.

📝 This tour includes: A visit to the night market, a Lucha Libre match, a guide, all food and drink tastings, a mask, and transfers. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cancun Food Tours FAQs

What is the best food tour in Cancun?

In our opinion, 3-in-1 Cancun Street Food Tour with Transportation is the ultimate option for foodies. You’ll visit markets, eateries, and street food stalls while tasting anything from BBQ to tacos – tons of tacos!

Are there any taco tours in Cancun?

Absolutely yes, you can join this absolutely amazing 5-Stop Taco Tour in Cancun with Local Beer, Night Market, and Transportation to indulge in Mexico’s staple dish. 

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.