Eat Mexico and our local partner All About Puebla offer two walking tours of the Puebla food scene: A Taste of Puebla, which includes tastes of a half-dozen popular Poblano foods, and Chiles en Nogada, offered in mid-July, August and September only. We also have a custom Mole Tour, for hardcore mole poblano fans who want a deeper look at Puebla’s most famous sauce.
Puebla is located about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City and is easily reachable by luxury bus. The trip takes about 2 hours leaving from either Mexico City’s TAPO terminal or the airport. The trip costs around 200 pesos each way. Read more about how to get to Puebla from Mexico City on All About Puebla’s website. Or, if you’d like Eat Mexico to arrange your trip for you, we can do that for an extra fee.
Remember that our tours are designed as small, intimate experiences for groups of six or less.
Our also tours include a lot of walking, and they’re best suited for people who can handle a moderate amount of physical activity. If you have limited mobility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make arrangements for a taxi or public transport.
Learn more about our Puebla tours below!
A Taste of Puebla
Time: 4 hours
Held: Monday through Friday, generally 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or sometimes at 1:00 p.m.
Meeting point: The Zócalo in Puebla’s Centro
Description: There’s so much more to Poblano food than mole. On this walking tour, we’ll explore some of Puebla’s best-known snacks, including tacos árabes, pelonas and — of course — the glorious, stacked-high cemita, pictured at right. We’ll wrap up with a taste of a local artisan liqueur. This tour also includes a 45-minute visit to a local market and can be adapted for vegetarians.
Price includes tastes of six to seven foods, one bottle of water and the artisan liqueur mentioned on the itinerary.
- $85 USD per person for 2 people, with discounted rates for groups of 3 to 6.
- We can accommodate solo travelers on their own tour for $125 USD. Please email us if you are traveling alone, or if you would like to join an existing group.
- Private tours cost an additional $10 USD per person. Private means we close off bookings to the public; otherwise we may create a group of up to 6 people.
Chiles en Nogada
Time: 4 hours
Held: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in mid-July, August and September only.
Meeting point: The Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica in Puebla’s historic center
Description: The chile en nogada — a stuffed Poblano pepper draped in walnut sauce — might be Mexico’s most patriotic dish. Invented in the 19th century by Puebla nuns, the dish features all three colors of the Mexican flag. On this tour, we’ll teach you all you need to know about this rich, savory-sweet entree: its history, its seasonal ingredients, and of course, an up-close look at its preparation. This tour includes a guided visit to the Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica, where the chile en nogada was invented; a stop at a neighborhood market; and a cooking demonstration by expert chef and culinary anthropologist Alonso Hernandez of Mesón Sacristía, a boutique hotel-restaurant in downtown Puebla. This is a special, not-to-be-missed tour that only happens once a year!
Price includes admission to the Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica, a snack at the market, the Chiles en Nogada cooking demonstration and a glass of wine/refreshment of your choice.
- $130 USD per person for 2 people
- For groups of 3 or more please email us for the price at email@example.com
The Poblano Mole Tour
Time: 4 hours
Held: Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Meeting point: Plazuela de Los Sapos
Description: Are you a mole poblano fanatic? Join us for this tour of Puebla’s most decadent, well-known sauce, which many say was invented by Poblana nuns in the 19th century. We’ll visit a typical market where we’ll learn what ingredients constitute the dish, and sample a variety of mole pastes. We’ll stop by a workshop to learn how local artisans make traditional cazuelas, or clay pots. We’ll finish with a hands-on cooking class with a local chef. You’ll also have an opportunity to buy some mole to take home with you!
Note that this tour must be booked at least one week in advance.
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