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New video: Morenita Street Food Tour

The Morenita Street Food Tour is a 3-hour morning, afternoon o nighttime activity where we showcase the most delicious tacos, tortas, homemade mole, tostadas, churros, coffee, chocolate and fresh seasonal fruit. Guests visit colorful food markets and street stands alongside a local bilingual chef.

Morenita Street Food Tour

Photo by @elhuequito IG

Photo by @elhuequito IG

Of all the gastronomic range that exists in Mexico, there is a dish that has given us worldwide fame: el taco. Just a few months ago, el taco al pastor was recognized as the “Best Dish in the World” according to the ranking prepared by Taste Atlas, an awesome website of international food recommendations.

Netflix has also joined the furious rage with the series "Crónicas del Taco." Ubish Yaren, a local gastronomic expert, is featured in the first episode and now forms part of Morenita's select group of tour guides. Here are some details on the wonderful & educational caloric feast that is the Morenita Street Food Tour:

Photo by @elhuequito IG

Photo by @elhuequito IG

This downtown walking tour lasts two to three hours, which is plenty of time to savour and learn about tacos, tortas, homemade mole, tostadas, churros, coffee, chocolate and fresh seasonal fruit. Guests visit colorful food markets and street stands alongside a local bilingual chef.

You’ll tour two traditional taquerías, El Huequito and Los Cocuyos.

El Huequito opened at its first branch on City Hall Street, in 1959. Its star product is the taco al pastor, which is served in a very peculiar way, because the tortilla is rolled in a cylindrical way and the meat is seasoned differently from other places and the pork is slow-cooked before its charred.

Photo by:    chilango.com   .

Photo by: chilango.com.

Los Cocuyos is known as an "institution" of late-night tacos. The tiny locale (just two square meters) has been visited by chefs such as René Redzepi (from Noma in Copenhagen) and the beloved late Anthony Bourdain. This place has been open for over four decades and without a doubt is one of the classic premises of the Historic Center, one you can visit at any time, as its open 24/7/365.

Photo by @Morenita.Experience IG

Photo by @Morenita.Experience IG

The Morenita Street Food Tour also includes a stop at Mercado de San Juan on Calle Ernesto Pugibet, one of the oldest food markets in Mexico City. It was built inside the old cellar of the Cigarrera de Buen Tono. This market gained popularity due to its specialization in unique products & ingredients: from fine cheeses and imported meats, to insects, live lobsters, edible flowers, large game meats and even pre-Hispanic foods.

Photo by @eater IG

Photo by @eater IG

The tour ends with a sweet surprise, visiting the original 1935 El Moro churrería, and a traditional bakery called Ideal patisserie, also known as the “cake museum” for their huge cake towers.

For availability and rates on this delicious Morenita Tour please email: info@morenitaexperience.com

The Morenita Give-Back Experience

Photo El Universal

Photo El Universal

“Transformational travel is intentionally traveling to stretch, learn and grow into new ways of being and engaging with the world. When we leave home and set out on our own, there are often 3 critical parts of a truly life-altering adventure:

  1. Traveling with intention, openness, and mindfulness

  2. Engaging in challenging/eye-opening physical and/or cultural experiences 

  3. Taking time for personal reflection & meaning-making

The goal is to help bring these 3 elements together to radically increase the likelihood of you having a life-changing travel experience.” The following positive-impact Experiences allow guests to donate either time or money to benefit organizations that promote social and environmental development in/around Mexico City. 

Photo by: Fondo Semillas

Photo by: Fondo Semillas

Fondo Semillas
An organization that supports gender equality in an environment where the women themselves propose solutions to the problems they face. Some examples of the relief provided are midwives who prevent maternal mortality and obstetric violence, maquila workers fighting sexual harassment and unequal wages, indigenous women living in rural places who defend their right to own land, domestic employees who seek to have their work recognized, and indigenous women's sustainable enterprises.
Web: semillas.org.mx
Social: https://youtu.be/GwJ_hl5kTYE

Photo Fundación Origen

Photo Fundación Origen

Fundación Origen
A non-profit organization centered around resolving violence against women, supporting their emotional health and self-empowerment. Origen hosts events that involve sports (such as 5K races), art auctions in collaboration with Jumex Foundation and auctioning tequila bottles intervened by renowned Mexican artists.
Web: www.origenac.org
IG: @fundacionorigen

Photo Pro México Indígena

Photo Pro México Indígena

Pro México Indígena
A spectacular foundation that aids the development of the Mazahuas, Otomí, Tseltales, Mayas, Mazatecas, Chinantecas, Purépechas and Me’phaas communities. Guests can participate in handcraft workshops to rescue traditional costumes or donate money so the women can purchase farm animals, develop their own bee apiaries and even solar panel technologies.
Web: promexicoindigena.org.mx
IG: @promexicoindigena

Photo Naturalia

Photo Naturalia

Naturalia
Specialized in reforestation and rescuing endemic plant and animal species in Mexico. We can arrange a half-day volunteer Experience with Cinturón Verde, their in-house program that organizes brigades to plant trees around Mexico City. 
Web: naturalia.org.mx
IG: @naturalia_ac


If you’d like to donate your time or money or learn more about these fantastic non profit organizations, please email us at info@morenitaexperience.com