Cantinas -Traditional Mexican Bars of the Historic Center

Cantinas -Traditional Mexican Bars of the Historic Center

Get onboard one of our modern buses and visit some of the most popular and traditional Mexican Bars in the Historic Center, commonly called "Cantinas".
Find out why the Cantinas local scene is so popular in Mexico City and considered part of Mexico´s heritage. Each cantina has its own history, traditions, and specialties, from beers and customary Mexican drinks to some of the best Tequilas in the world, not to mention the delicious traditional Mexican food that you can enjoy at the Cantinas.
Learn about Mexico´s history and gastronomy when you tour these unique bars.
Join us for 3 hours while we visit 3 of the following cantinas:
Salón España, Gallo de Oro, Salón Mancera, or the world-famous Tenampa, house of the traditional "Mariachi Band". You will spend around 45 minutes in each cantina tasting some of Mexico´s best tequila and traditional drinks

IMPORTANT: The cantinas visited may vary depending on availability and Covid-19 restrictions. Changes may occur without previous notice

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Venustiano Carranza, Venustiano Carranza, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

Cantina El Gallo de Oro, Traditional Mexican Bar: This is one of the most antique and legendary "cantinas" of the Historic Center. It is famous for its literary traditions, several well-known writers such as Justo Sierra, Guillermo Prieto, and others used to be regulars at this place.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Historic Center (Centro Historico), Avenida Juarez 66, Mexico City 06000 Mexico

Cantina Salón España: This cantina is very popular for its tradition and folklore, is one of the best Tequila Bars in Mexico City. It has one of the biggest collections of Tequila types in Mexico, that is more than 250 different types and brands of Tequila. It also has a unique ambiance with pictures of the golden age of national cinema and photos of the Mexican Revolution.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Garibaldi 12, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Centro, CDMX, Mexico

Cantina El Tenampa: this is the jewel of the crown of all Mexican Cantinas. It was built in 1925 and since then, Mariachis arrived at this Plaza known as Garibaldi. In the Tenampa various musical modes are mixed, "el son", the ranchero song, and bolero ranchero, all accompanied with the best tequila, other Mexican traditional drinks and traditional Mexican snacks.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: C. de Venustiano Carranza 49, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

- Cantina Salón Mancera: this one of the most traditional bars in Mexico City with plenty of history, excellent drinks, and delicious traditional Mexican food and snacks.

Duration: 45 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Minimum drinking age is 18 years old. You must be 18 or older to attend this tour."
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 06:00 PM
Duration: 3 Hours
Start location: Av. Paseo de la Reforma 222, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

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


  • Live commentary on the bus
  • Round trip transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Entry/Admission - Historic Center (Centro Historico)

Not Included

  • Alcoholic drinks (Available for purchase)
  • Food and beverages
  • Round trip transportation to and from your hotel.


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