My name is Rocio, I was born and bred in Mexico City, I grew up cooking and eating because my mom is a chef, I studied Mexican Cuisine, had a food blog and now I host tours. What I love the most is sharing the food, I want people to try everything, and then I stare at them while they eat, I just love people faces when they try good food! I LOVE food, and LOVE traveling, Eat Like a Local is the sum of my passions. I´ve been in more than 27 countries and taken food tours all over, I created these safaris with everything I would like to have while traveling; delicious food, small groups, insider information, out of the beaten path places and personal service.
I created this company 4 years ago 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 couldn´t understand a thing, I realized how you feel in my country. You don´t need me for restaurants, you need me 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, personal connections with locals and memories you´ll cherish forever. Learn more about my company HERE
What our guests say
A culinary experience that you cant take you in the heart of the Mexican culture cuisine. the tour is highly informative, you learn about food, building and the story behind dishes.
I really really love food. It is through food that I get to know a city, and this tour is just amazing.
Rocio is a well known food blogger and you can see this is her true passion. I ate more than I could've imagined and I got to know places that not even locals know.
This is the best way to get to know this amazing city.
And I also made new friends!
Rocio, is truly an expert. She knows where, what, whom, when, and why to eat like a local. She will take you only to the best, new, cut of the edge venues that are making Mexico's City, one of the most important gourmand experience places in the world.
An amazing food trip to discover what the trendiest neighborhoods in Mexico have to offer.
Rocio organized the group and we walked around la Juárez in an amazing walking trip for our mouths that kept surprising us at every stop while making new friends who were also enjoying the delicacies offered by these local restaurants.
Would do it again.
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.
The food nerd
Astrid is a beach girl stranded in the city. She’s a professional book editor and translator who is now dedicated to healthy cuisine and wellness. As a child growing up in her grandmother’s kitchen she always had a natural talent for cooking. Now she teaches classes on vegan cuisine and her primary goal is to show that healthy balanced cooking can be as tasty as any other. Being an avid reader she knows a lot about history and how food and society have evolved in Mexico City.
The cool hunter
Andrea is a passionate Textile Designer with a master degree in Strategic Design and innovation. She considers herself a product catalyst, and thinks design can generate social change. Lifetime Foodie, loves knitting embroidery, pompoms, kittens, museums and culture and all things big noisy cities have. She possess an encyclopedic knowledge of historic gossip and where in downtown you can find a shop for everything and a delicious bite of anything.
The red headed
Fashion marketing graduate from the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires. Lorenza is a tree hugger, mountain climber and food junkie. She is a connoisseur in all sorts of food, from high cuisine from her days living in Paris, all the way to the hidden diamond in the rough in downtown Mexico’s markets. Big or small, spicy or sweet, fancy or simple, this little read headed knows her hood and will guaranty you a great time.
Wendy, Arely and Montse
The 80 IQ Girls
At 80IQ kids from La Merced Market and Tacubaya neighborhood learn English and, receive mentoring and inspiration activities. During the weekends they practice their English on the tours, and they´ll host La Merced part showing you around the market where they were born and raised. This is an amazing opportunity for them to see the world through you, you can bring presents for them like candy and pictures from your city and books. Wendy (12) Montse (10) Arely (19)
WHY CHOOSE EAT LIKE A LOCAL?
We only hire women and give them the best wages in the industry along with flexible working times and continuing education programs to keep them updated, our tours strongly support female-owned business and create opportunities for women from the markets and street stalls
SMALL AND FLEXIBLE
Our groups are maximum 6 people, so we can navigate small markets without disrupting the local life, we can change the itinerary in case you have special needs or remove stops or maybe go hunting for a special dish you want to try. Everything is possible.
More than food, you´ll get a deeper understanding of Mexico, through its people, we work with the community as a team, everybody will show you their food, share their stories, listen to yours. This is an exchange, you take and you give, and both sides are benefited
WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM?
Sustainable tourism for us is visiting somewhere and make a positive impact on the environment, society, and economy, the one that promotes mutual respect and understanding between locals and visitors, where the locals are dignified and empowered.
There´s a lot of confusion around sustainability, people seem to understand it as paying fair prices and tipping the vendors, but that is just basic human decency, I can´t imagine any of you going on a restaurant and asking for a discount and then leaving without tipping right? So, why we are applauding a behavior that SHOULD be the norm.
Sustainability entitles 17 different goals set by the United Nations General Assembly, Eat Like a Local focuses on the following:
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