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CULINARY SAFARIS FOR FOR CONSCIOUS TRAVELERS

My name is Rocío .I´m from Mexico City. I spent my childhood cooking with my chef mom and later studied Mexican Cuisine. I´m a foodie and a travel junkie and I usually HATE tours, that´s why I created my company. My safaris are not only about the best food we include history, sightseeing and most importantly we talk about the people who make the food and their stories, we seek connection.

I´m so proud because I created a business model that allows me to pay living wages to my team and vendors while investing in my community. Not with charity, charity SUCKS, we create opportunities for our people that lead to long-lasting and impactful changes in their lives. Discover why The New York Times, Forbes, and Condé Nast have featured our safaris. Let us share Mexico City´s magic with you.

 

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TRAVEL AND MAKE AN IMPACT, THESE ARE OUR SOCIAL PROGRAMS

Your bookings help us pay for our social programs that benefit girls from La Merced market. We work with a limited number of girls to ensure a lifelong relationship, a deep impact in their lives and longlasting changes in their community. We focus our efforts in 4 programs:

A CULINARY PROGRAM: that teaches tolerance and new ideas through food. A LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM: That teaches them English, leadership and public speaking and employs them as tour guides. A CAREER PROGRAM: That shows them different career paths learning from the industry leaders; from cooking to photography and more. A FEMINIST PROGRAM: that provides SEX ED, women´s history, feminism, personal finances, body acceptance and other great workshops.

 

 

AFTER THIS PANDEMIC OUR TRAVELS SHOULD BE MORE MEANINGFUL, MORE IMPACTFUL, MORE CONSCIOUS AND MORE RESPONSIBLE.

WHY CHOOSE EAT LIKE A LOCAL?


WOMEN ONLY

I survived domestic violence so I know first-hand financial independence is key for every women´s independence, safety, and wellbeing. That´s why I only hire women and give them the best wages in Mexico. Our tours strongly support female-owned business and create opportunities for women from the markets and street stalls. Learn more HERE    

WE DON´T WORK WITH A**HOLES

We are all changemakers, the first step is to use our money wisely. We only give our (your) money to good restaurants, vendors, and suppliers, who care about their staff, pay on time and create good working culture. Stop supporting a**holes and abusers and they´ll either change or, go out of business.

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

Our business model makes a positive impact on the city, the people, and the economy. From educational programs from women at the markets to food for homeless people on every tour. We are committed to making a change and your bookings help us achieve that change.



A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MY COMPANY

I created this company in 2015 after a night out drinking with some homeless guys in Istanbul, where they showed me the best street food and I finally understood Turkey´s soul, (yes I was younger and yes, I never saw the danger). After this eye-opening experience, I came back to Mexico, quit my job and created Eat Like a Local

These safaris are what I would like to have when I travel. I focused the tours on street food, because the first time I arrived in Vietnam, saw all the food and could not understand a thing, I realized how you feel in my country. You don´t need us for restaurants, you need us for the street, and here I am for you.

If you, like me, love authentic, flexible, meaningful, personal, experiences, without rushing or making you follow an umbrella (that´s just embarrassing). This is the right company for you. For me, the most important thing when I travel is to have connections and memories not only in my mind but in my heart, and this is what I offer with Eat Like a Local, amazing food, responsible travel, personal connections with locals and memories you´ll cherish forever. Learn more about my company HERE

 

ALL THIS SOUNDS NICE BUT… WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE TOURISM?

In simple words it´s to travel without being an a**hole. It´s basically traveling with low negative impact to the local culture, society and environment, high economic growth for the city you visit, and of course cultural exchange and mutual understanding. Responsible tourism happens when the locals are dignified and empowered and the visitors get knowledge and and a comprehensive idea of the culture they visited.

That being said, if a company says they tip their vendors and pay them fair prices, thats basic human decency not responsible tourism. Responsible tourism involves education, gender equality, fighting hunger, developing communities and much more, there are 17 goals stablished by the United Nations General Assembly,that a company needs to comply to be responsible (sustainable) Eat Like a Local focuses on the following:

 
 

OUR FOOD HUNTERS

Eat Like a Local is a boutique women-only company, our food hunters were born and raised in Mexico City, they travel, have masters degrees and amazing personal proyects that enrich our safaris, but most importantly they LOVE FOOD. Join us and discover our food, culture, people, and history with born and bred Mexico City´s foodies.


Astrid
The food nerd

Professional book editor now dedicated to healthy cuisine and wellness.


Panda
The cool hunter

Textile Designer with a master's degree in Strategic Design and innovation.


Lorenza
The mountain climber

Fashion marketing graduate from the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires.


Clarissa
THE WINE LOVER

Wine lover, dark beer drinker and huge fan of papas de carrito with lemon and Valentina sauce.



Camila
Once she ate a roach

The coolest 3YO in Mexico, our tiny foodie who loves to eat bugs. Camila joins the tours to steal your tacos and get free candy.


Wendy
The girl boss

14 YO Hates lamb. Her dream is to travel the world, she rides a motorcycle like a boss girl. Wendy joins the tours to practice her English.


Monse
THE EYE ROLLER

11 YO, Shy and super smart, she loves dancing, unicorns, and pink. Monse joins the tours to practice her English


Areli
The queen of La Merced

21 YO Mother of Camila and el Pirru. Our official La Merced guide. She makes the best micheladas in town.


What our guests say


  • PERSONALIZED DELICIOUSNESS IN MEXICO CITY - COME HUNGRY

    Emily D
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    Kuwait
  • STELLAR TOUR TAILORED TO OUR DESIRES!!!

    Mckinney W
    Texas
  • “AN INCREDIBLE FORAY INTO THE MEXICAN CULINARY SCENE

    Archana N
    Los Angeles
  • A GREAT INSIDE TRACK TO SOME AMAZING PLACES AND FOOD IN CDMX

    The CCCC-A Family
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  • TERRIFIC TOUR EVEN FOR VEGETARIANS

    Connie S
    Austin Texas

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