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Tacos with avocado in Mexico City.

Mexico City 
Foodie Trip


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Travelers have cocktails on the Mexico City foodie trip.


We've curated a foodie-inspired trip to one of the hottest culinary scenes in the world - Mexico City.


You'll spend four days exploring the intricate and varied flavors of Mexican cuisine as well as the vibrant restaurant and craft cocktail scene blossoming in this cosmopolitan city.


From gourmet restaurants to bustling street food markets, this shorter trip will fill your belly and your soul with the flavors of Mexico while being exactly the perfect vacation you've been needing!

4 days/3 nights

starting at $1,499 USD


Limited single room upgrades starting from $225 are available and can be added during booking, subject to availability.

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  • All accommodations in a shared room with one other person with the option to upgrade to a private room (limited availability)

  • Transportation to included activities

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners

  • Navarte neighborhood tasting tour

  • Xochimilco experience including boat to gardens, breakfast with local farmers, and harvest workshop

  • Mexico City murals and historical walking tour

  • Private cooking class with local chef

  • Jazz club entrance

  • Farewell dinner with drinks included

  • Taxes and fees

  • FTLO Trip Leader

*All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.

not included

  • Flights to and from Mexico City

  • Mandatory trip insurance (budget approx. $40)

  • Meals not mentioned

  • Transportation to/from airport

  • Tips for tasting tour guides ($3-5 per guide)

Colorful flowers on the street in Mexico City.

Day by day

*Itinerary is indicative and is subject to change

Day by day


Colorful tacos with vegetables.


Day 1 

day by day


Arrive in Mexico City by 2pm and check in to the hotel. Settle in, relax, and get to know your trip mates.

We will start off our foodie-inspired weekend with a food tour in the super local Navarte. Feast on homemade mole, seafood tostadas, and pulque while you drink local Mexican wine and mezcal.


If you're still hungry for more, go out an enjoy the nightlife or get some beauty sleep back at the hotel. 

A traveler eating street food in Mexico City.


Day 2 


We’ll head out early to Xochimilco to explore Mexico City’s famed floating gardens. Built originally by the Aztecs to expand food production, these chinampas are still very much in use today.


Bypassing the more touristy and inauthentic experiences, we’ll travel through the gardens by boat and enjoy a local Mexican breakfast while learning about the rich history and agriculture in the region. A lot of produce still comes from Xochimilco, so it only makes sense that we get our hands dirty as we discover just how important this region is for the capital’s fantastic cuisine.

After the tour, spend a couple of hours wandering Mexico City's coolest neighborhoods before we meet back up for a cooking class with a local chef. Together, you'll cook a traditional Mexican meal sourced from all local ingredients. From there, we'll head out for a night of cocktails at a vibey bar nearby.

People walking down the street in Mexico City.


Day 3 


We’ll start the day with a walking tour as we discover Mexico City's history and arts. Our local guide will fill us in on the secrets of Diego Rivera's mural before taking us through the historical center to learn about the city's fascinating past.

The afternoon is free for you to explore at your leisure. We recommend checking out the bustling San Juan Market to taste some of the freshest finds in the city from flautas, tacos al pastor, and churros to corn tortillas hot off the press.


That evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in one of Mexico City's trendiest neighborhoods, Roma Norte. There are lots of cool bars nearby, so head out for a few more drinks afterward if you're in the mood!



Day 4 


Today is our last day. Luckily, most people will be able to take later flights, allowing you to continue to explore the city today.

We recommend checking out the craft coffee scene in the trendy Roma district before hitting up more of the city's amazing art galleries!


The capital city is home to some of the best cuisine on the entire planet, but there's tons more to see, eat, and experience in Mexico. If you've got a few more days, check out some of the nearby small towns like Puebla or Tepoztlan, or even consider heading south to Oaxaca with FTLO!

"People who love to eat are always the best people."
- Julia Child


Fast Facts

Just for fun

Foodie trip to Mexico City for young adults, 20 somethings and 30 somethings

Tequila is the national drink of Mexico.

Foodie trip to Mexico City for young adults, 20 somethings and 30 somethings

Mexico City has over 150 museums, more than New York City and Chicago combined.


Mexico City was voted the #1 City to Visit in the World by the New York Times.

Trip notes

  • While we can’t guarantee private rooms, you should book your trip earlier if you prefer one, as they usually fill up.

  • The arrival/departure airport is Mexico City International Airport

  • This is a foodie trip so most planned activities will revolve around or have a focus on food and flavors. YUM

  • As a rule, you should not drink tap water in Mexico. 

  • It is safe to travel to Mexico City, just be mindful and cautious, especially at night.

  • More information regarding visa requirements and Covid restrictions can be found here.

About mexico City

​Mexico City, also fondly known as the sun in the Mexican solar system, is known for its colonial buildings, rich history and incredible food scene. The largest city in North America, Mexico City is one of the top foodie destinations in the world.


  • The national language is Spanish

  • The national currency is pesos

  • Always have cash

  • In restaurants a charge labeled “propina” on your bill is a gratuity

  • Bottled water is your best bet for staying healthy

  • Double check your passport is valid for 6-months after your return date




Fly into Mexico City (MEX)

Arrive by 2pm so you can check in and relax or enjoy some sightseeing before dinner. We do recommend flying in earlier to have some time to explore the city on your own!

Fly out of Mexico City (MEX)

Fly out of Mexico City at any time on day 4.

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*FTLO is not responsible for any fees or costs related to flights. We strongly suggest that all travelers wait until they receive the official FTLO Greenlight Email to book flights. This will be sent 3-4 months prior to the start date of your trip.


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