Breakfast in Centro Like the Locals Do

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Breakfast in Centro Like the Locals Do

Do breakfast like the locals do!

You're going to have a great time exploring Queretaro's downtown, a much-beloved neighborhood rich with history and culinary delights, on this two-hour walking and eating adventure!

Your knowledgeable guide will ensure your comfort as they lead you through the bustling Mercado La Cruz where you'll sample the most delicious breakfast eats the market has to offer including gorditas, tacos, and fresh, local fruit. Our tour will continue beyond La Cruz as we explore the history around Plaza de Armas and Plaza Zenea where we will finish the tour with a taste of Oaxaca!

You'll meet our beloved vendors and discover why we adore them, and their food! You'll watch your food being made up close and personal, have the opportunity to ask questions, learn about the ingredients and history of the cuisine they prepare, and you will eat, eat, eat!

We can't wait to show you around!

Stop At: Plaza de los Fundadores, Prolongacion Independencia Sur, Queretaro City 76000 Mexico

Welcome! Your tour begins here. Your guide will meet you here near the fountain with a fresh cup of cafe de olla at Plaza de Los Fundadores across from el Templo La Cruz. Sip and enjoy as you learn about the historical significance of the plaza and the Templo La Cruz. Our walk into Centro begins at this point so please come wearing comfy shoes and with an empty stomach.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mercado "La Cruz", Mercado Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez "La Cruz" (sobre, C/ 15 de Mayo, Centro, 76020 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., Mexico

Wind and eat your way through the bustling stalls of Centro's most famous market, Mercado La Cruz. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the heart of downtown's culinary world. Many of the ingredients used in the food on this tour come from this market. Make sure to have your cameras ready as photo ops are plentiful!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Plaza de Armas, Pl. de Armas, Las Plazas, 76180 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., Mexico

We'll explore the beautiful architecture of the buildings in this plaza and learn about how the birth of Mexico's fight for independence began here. You'll also learn about the most famous love story that took place here and how it relates to the engineering feat of Queretaro's aqueduct.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Teatro de la Republica, Juarez y Angela Peralta, Queretaro City Mexico

We will have a brief stop here where you will get to know this beautiful theater and what makes it an important building in Mexico's history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Jardin Zenea, Calle 16 de Septiembre 8-24, Queretaro City 76020 Mexico

Here we will learn about the unique esthetics of this plaza, and why gazebos are an important cultural element found in almost every Mexican town. Our time together will finish here. Enjoy the opportunity to rest under the shade of the trees before you continue your exploration of the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Sample Menu

• Cafe de Olla - Delicious coffee made with pilocillo and cinnamon
• Gorditas - A pouch made from a corn dough, stuffed with a stewed side of your choice.
• Tacos de Chamorro - Incredibly succulent pork tacos.
• Temale - Oaxacan style tamales made with chicken and mole coloradito. (This is not your typical sweet, black mole.)

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 09:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Start location: Plaza de los Fundadores, Prolongacion Independencia Sur n, La Santa Cruz, Centro, 76026 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., Mexico

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • A bottle of water of at the start of our trip
  • Food - Approximately 7 food items including, tacos, fresh fruit, gorditas, and sweets
  • Drink - A gourmet cocoa based beverage and fresh pressed juice if desired.
  • We pay our partners a living wage & never barter for discounts. Thank you for supporting locals!
  • Vendor Gratuities - We tip our venders + servers generously so you don't have to.
  • An expert, local guide
  • Our rich historical knowledge of the city and food culture.
  • All Fees and Taxes

Not Included

  • Guide Gratuities - Your guide works hard to make each experience unique. Tips greatly appreciated.


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