COZUMEL FOOD TOUR
Take your taste buds for a tour! Welcome to Cozumel and Cozumel Chef’s Food Tours of Mexican cuisine. Mexican cuisine is known for its varied flavors, vibrant colors and variety of spices and ingredients. The cuisine is a blend of indigenous (Mayan/Aztec) and European elements (mainly Spanish); on this tiny island you will be sure to find it all! On our food tours you will get an opportunity to taste a variety of dishes, ranging from traditional street fare to the regional cuisine of the Yucatán. You will visit Cozumel’s local restaurants that are far from the tourist main-stays. Tours are all-inclusive and intimate. Be sure to bring an empty stomach, even though these are tastings you will leave quite full. Cruise ship passengers and tourist staying on the island are highly encouraged to see and taste Cozumel on one or all of these unique food tour excursions. Come, eat and find out what makes Mexican food so great!
- Visit El Mercado, a traditional Mexican Market.
- Savor authentic quesadillas, a favorite Latin American snack.
- Refresh with a REAL Mexican Cola or aqua Jamaica.
- Feast on home-cooked Yucatecán food in a cocina economica (a special kind of restaurant) & more!
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Recent Reviews (50)
August 26th, 2018
“We’ve been to Cozumel before and wanted to do something different. This tour was interesting with great food and local insight. Gerry was professional courteous and more of a host than a guide. Glad we did this!”
August 17th, 2018
“Excellent tour. Highlight of our stay. Discovered quaint restaurants with delicious food (and drinks) particular to this culture. Geraldo (our guide) was very knowledgeable and passionate and Favio (our driver) never kept us waiting.”
August 13th, 2018
“Excellent. I booked the tour for my mom and aunts. Some of their comments: delicious, well-organized, great knowledge of history and local cuisine, hidden gems/restaurants, very nice, educational, best grouper ever. Also, we had to change days at the last minute, and they were very accommodating. Nice private taxi driver waiting for them at all times. My family loved this.”
July 23th, 2018
“My family lives in the Caribbean so we are already accustomed to the beaches so we decided to do a food tour in Cozumel.
We took a short ride to our pick up destination where were greeted by a very pleasant and personable tour guide, Jerry. Jerry showed great hospitality; he gave us cultural background information on the various dishes we were sampling and attended to each member of my family.
The food was amazing and everyone indulged.
We were extremely pleased with this experience and would highly recommend this tour.”
July 12th, 2018
“This tour was one of the highlights of our Caribbean Cruise vacation. A wonderful way to enjoy some of the local foods and get a feel for Cozumel’s great people!! Don’t miss it!!”
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July 10th, 2018
“This is a must do food tour. We had a great time getting off the beaten path of all the tourists and see a little bit of where the locals eat. Each stop was different and interesting food. Went to the Market which was fun and also to the Tequila Tour. Of course we all bought bottles-liked the middle Tequila. The tour guide was very pleasant and fun to talk to. All in all it was a good way to see Cozumel.”
July 1st, 2018
“For our cruise stop in Cozumel, we decided to try something different, a food tour on land! It was the BEST choice in Cozumel. Our very friendly tour guide Gerry, a native of Mexico City but longtime resident of Cozumel, along with our driver, Noé, made our Cozumel Chef Food Tour a delicious and informative experience
We tried 6 different Yucatán/Quintana Roo-specific foods at 4 different small local restaurants: Cactus & Huitlacoche (corn mushroom) Quesadillas, Pork Cochinita Tacos, Chips & Refried Black Beans & Hot Salsa, Sopa de Lima (traditional Key Lime & Chicken & Habañero Pepper Soup), Fish & Crab Ceviche, and Whole Fried Grouper!
Everything was amazing – and Gerry ended the tour by giving the group a choice for dessert: Bakery or Tequila Tasting? The group’s consensus was overwhelmingly pro-Tequila, so we went to the Tres Tonos Tequila Store/Museum (they don’t actually make it there, they show you the process in photos, and then bring you to a shop), with Armando as our tour guide. He told us all about the process, and took us to taste 4 different ages of tequila and some other flavored liquors, then left it up to us to buy or not buy tequila, gifts, clothing, and/or Mexican Vanilla Extract – we got 1 bottle Tequila Reposado ($60) and 1 Vanilla ($8). This tequila is smooooooth! And they give you generous samples and make funny toasts. Hope you get Armando!
Emily from Cozumel Chef was great at confirming and communicating all we needed to know about meeting the tour, and Gerry was not just a great tour guide, but great company for all the meals. We loved our tour-mates from Atlanta, LA, and London too. A nice small group of 3 couples from cruise ships and 1 solo traveler. We are already keeping in touch!”
June 25th, 2018
“I found this tour on Trip Advisor and it surpassed our expectations! Was one of our favorite activities on our recent vacation. Our gracious host and tour guide was Gerry and we were escorted via air conditioned van to several spots to try authentic and unique Mexican cuisine. Who knew cactus and corn fungus would taste so delicious! In house made tortillas, fresh ceviche and grouper, pork that melts in your mouth, and unique beverages (hibiscus water and barley water) that I’ve never tried before. WOW! The tour was spaced out nicely with a trip to a local market and a tequila tour (the group picked that over the bakery stop), so we didn’t feel glutinous or stuffed with the fresh and delicious food. We were able to enjoy every bite. Our tour group was small and intimate (10 people) and each restaurant had a table ready and waiting for us when we arrived. Such a delightful way to get out of the tourist traps and eat like the locals. If Cozumel is a cruise port stop, there is more than enough time to experience this tour, and the driver even brought us back to the port once the tour was complete. This is a MUST TRY!”
June 13th, 2018
“At the onset of the tour I was very happy to see that our taxi was not only air conditioned, but practically brand new. Our tour guide was Gerry, and he was extremely personable and entertaining. We stopped at several local restaurants and tried a single dish and a single drink at each one. We had our young children (1 & 3) with us, probably not ideal, but Gerry, the taxi driver, and the other people on the tour were very accommodating. The tour highlights the foods of Cozumel that tourists would likely not find on their own. I highly recommend the tour if that is something that interests you.”
June 13th, 2018
“My family of 4 had a wonderful time on our Cozumel food tour! One of our teens is a very picky eater and he even found things he liked! Our guide, Gerry, was very entertaining and kept both the teens and adults engaged. All the food was very yummy and so filling! Not to mention we didn’t have the same beverage twice either. A really cool look at the real Cozumel, and we liked it much better than the tourist trap. They were quite flexible and even started the tour an hour late to accommodate us. Nothing but good things to say!!!”
June 6th, 2018
“Loved my day eating like a local and trying fantastic Mexican flavours. Quesadilla’s, taco’s, soups, slow-roasted pigs, local beers and authentic Mexican delicacies and more are all crammed into an adventure for your tastebuds. I loved the Nopal which is the flat paddle of a cactus (without the prickles of course) that is crunchy with a zesty flavour and I discovered goes surprisingly well with Oxaca one of Mexico’s best cheeses. Another delicacy is Huitlacoche, which is a fungus that grows on the maize and is surprisingly tasty. This tour opened my eyes, my mind and my taste to exotic flavours and a true delight to my senses as I experienced things tourists would never get to see, taste or try in most restaurants.
It was very Veggie friendly (I’m a vegetarian) and was catered for beautifully. Bakery goods, seafood, meats, freshly made tortilla’s and fresh produce at the market are just some of the wonders you will experience. The others raved about the conch, and octopus taco’s too so if you’re a seafood lover you will definitely enjoy this tour. Then to wrap it all up you get the choice of a Tequila tasting or to stop and try some local baked goodies at a great bakery. I had a corn cheesecake (I think) and it was honestly one of the best things I’ve ever tasted! An amazing day full of great food and a whole new appreciation for the Yucatan’s culinary delights.”
June 5th, 2018
“My fiance and I enjoyed our tour with Gerry around Cozumel. We went to some fantastic restaurants, a market, and even a local bakery. Our guide talked food, culture, ingredients, cooking styles, and the meaning behind names and so much more. I felt much more enlightened about Mexico while also being weighed down by good food. Our guide and our driver were very pleasant, polite, and proficient in English. He was understanding of our ignorance, even when we asked questions that may have boarded on being insulting. We felt very comfortable and would definitely do it again.”
May 26th, 2018
“We booked this tour after seeing rave reviews of it. The tour was about $80 per adult, $70 per teen (13-17) and $30 per child (6-12). Since we were a group of 5, we were able to get a 10% discount. The price includes all food, drinks (alcoholic & non) and transportation to and from each establishment. It was noted that the driver is available after the tour if you want to go elsewhere for an extra fee. This is our first food tour! The meeting point is at the MEGA supermarket, which depending on where your ship docks, is a short taxi ride away or within walking distance. The meeting time is at 11am local time, which is 1 hour earlier than the ship’s time. Since Royal Caribbean docked at the International Cruise Terminal Pier, we had to take a 10 minute taxi ride ($16 for a van, I’ve heard that it was $8 for a sedan but I’m not 100% sure) to the supermarket. We asked beforehand if they could pick us up at the pier but since there were another group on the tour, unfortunately they couldn’t. We arrived at MEGA supermarket 30 minutes early and just walked around. Jerry showed up 10 minutes before the meeting time: 11am local time. We met Jerry, our guide, on the first floor of the supermarket in front of the OfficeMax store. First we stopped at a Quesadilla hut (Antojitos Dona Pilis Quesadillas) where we ate two quesadillas with home-made corn tortillas and Oaxacan cheese (the kind of cheese that is supposed to be used in this dish). One was the Huitlacoche, a fungus that is grown on corn and is similar to mushroom, and the other is nopales (cactus). Both were warm and tasty, but I would probably say that I preferred the Huitlacoche. Next up, we went to a different restaurant and tried a Yucatecan taco with cochinita pibil, a baby-suckling pig slow roasted in the earth, marinated with citrus and annatto and wrapped in a banana leaf, served with pickled onions. The taco was served with a sauce that consisted of lime, onion and habanero. Then, we went to El Mercado, a popular Mexican market, that had Mexican fruits, Mexican vegetables, traditional Mexican candy, and dried chilies. There was a fruit called mamey, that is found only in Mexico and not exported to North America, that was really good! It was slightly sweet, had the texture of avocado and the color of a deep red papaya! Next up, we went to Las Flamitos, a cocina economica, the Latin America’s version of a diner, which served Yucatecan food. We got tortilla chips & mike and key lime soup here. The tortilla chips and mole were so good! The key lime soup, which also had shredded chicken in it, was also really good! Next is Piscaderia San Carlos that offers fresh fish and filets. We ate fried fish (one dish for every two person) and ceviche, a Ceviche specialty that had fish, onion, lime and black pepper. The fried fish was so good! It was perfectly fried and soft. The ceviche, which was served with tortilla chips and a cilantro sauce was also good! Lastly, we went to La Cozumelena, a traditional Mexican bakery that offers Mexican pan dulces (sweet pastries) and doughnuts. We were given one dessert per person and got corn pie, pastiche, bread with ham and another pie I forgot the name of. All of the desserts were good, but the corn pie was really good! At each stop, we were given the choice of one drink per person. We tried mango juice, pineapple juice, tamarind juice, apple soda, horchata (rice milk with cinnamon), lemonade with cucumber and hisbiscus juice. The horchata was great and definitely my favorite out of all the drinks! I also liked the pineapple and mango juices.The tour lasted about 3 hours and we were driven back to the MEGA supermarket. Jerry was friendly and informative. He knew a lot about food and helped to recommend what to eat and how to eat it. Overall, it was a good experience that I highly recommend to foodies who want to experience culture through a different medium other than sightseeing. ”
May 22th, 2018
“Food tours are our new must dos in a new city! Booked this one with Emily thru their Facebook page. She was very helpful and flexible with our cruise timing and gave us clear direction of how to reach the meeting spot.
It was a group of 10 plus our guide, Gerry. He was very informative and knowledgeable with the area. He and our taxi driver took us to 6 different food spots including a stop at a local market for a brief introduction to local produce and spices. Each food spot included a beverage (juice, soda, water, or local beer) which was a pleasant surprise! Other food tours mostly included only water. Towards the end, we were given the option of going to a bakery or a tequila tour. Our group chose the tequila tour and it was great! We learned that we can actually liked tequila – the good kind where it doesn’t burn in your belly.
Our tour took about 4 hours. We were driven back to our meeting location and had the option of being driven back to the Port with the taxi driver. We opted to stay and got ourselves a paleta at the supermarket before heading back to the Port. ”
May 22th, 2018
“If you’re a foodie like me then this is the top tour and a ‘must do’ when visiting Cozumel. Starting out with freshly made quesadillas, you’ll try exotic ingredients like Nopal (cactus) and Huitlacoche which is a fungus that grows on maize and topped with a tomatillo sauce is delightfully scrumptious.
The treats just keep coming with succulent slow roasted pork that is buried in the ground and cooked overnight, a trip to the local market, trying local beers, tortilla’s fresh off the grill, flavourful soups and seafood galore. Conch and octopus are just two of the variety of choices for your tacos.
It’s very veggie friendly and they catered to me beautifully so vegetarians like me are very welcome. Overall, I couldn’t fault it and the bakery on the way home is divine! ”
May 10th, 2018
“We went with another couple so there was just the four of us. Gerry, the food guide was excellent, informative without being overbearing. Our driver,Angel, got us to all five locations without the slightest feeling of playing dodge ball in a vehicle which can sometimes be the case in Mexico. The point of this tour is to experience true, ethnic Mexican cuisine from this area. We tried everything from cactus, corn fungi, tacos, to the Mexican equivalent of pork done in luau fashion. Each stop offered either a local drink or cervesa. You couldn’t ask for a better guide or epicurean delights. I highly recommend that you get away from the tourist traps and give this tour a try.”
May 3th, 2018
“What a great tour !
Had the pleasure of visiting 5 locations in Cozumel to taste the local cuisine while experiencing it along with families and local workers. The food was fantastic and the opportunity to share the mid day meal with local families was priceless.
We learned about the local customs and traditions from our guide Gerry while also visiting a market, tortilla factory and end the tour at a bakery with something sweet for tomorrow.
I would recommend this tour to all who want to experience the re@l Cozumel !”
May 3th, 2018
“We booked this tour online before our trip. Emily communicates though email and is very accommodating. Since we were at a resort, we didn’t have the opportunity to have her cook for us. We took the food tour. This was a great experience provided by Gerry. he took us to several restaurants that we would have never found. He explained the meals and showed us how some items were prepped. I enjoyed all the items and experienced new items. Cactus was my favorite. We went through a market and toured the tequila factory. This is defiantly a tour we would do again. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. Book with the Cozumel Chef!!!!”
April 25th, 2018
“You get to experience the real Cozumel and not just the tourist area. Got to try lots of amazing authentic dishes. Gerry was an absolutely amazing tour guide. If possible try to get your tour with him. Very friendly and informative and will do anything he can to make the tour the best experience possible.”
April 14th, 2018
“As the herds of sheeple head to the Cozumel tourist village for a Starbucks and lunch at Senor Frog, wifey and I headed off with Gerry and Ruffo for a taste of real Cozumel. Be hungry we were told and we sure needed to be, first stop was for cactus quesadillas and another quesadilla filled with a fungi that grows on corn, both were delicious and authentic, no sour cream and guacamole dip to be seen hear. Then on to watch tacos being made and a very tasty shredded pork taco, the food and conversation flowed easily with a trip to the local market, more food stops and finally ending at the Tequila factory. A great half day tour with a well presented guide, a clean vehicle and a very knowledgeable insight into Cozumel and Mexican food culture. We could not recommend this tour enough if you want to see a bit more than the inside of the extended cruise terminal .”
April 2nd, 2018
“One of the Best Excursions We’ve Ever Done. If you’ve ever wanted to feel like Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods) for the day, book this tour.
We were met by our guide, Gerry, at the appropriate time and place. After getting acquainted with the other tour attendees (9 people total including my family of 3) we were escorted to a mini-van/cab and were taken to see the real Cozumel. We made several stops at what I like to call hole-in-the-wall type restaurants…the kind of places where you find the best food. You will not see tourists at these places. This is where the locals eat. At each stop we tried something unique and different. We also toured an outdoor Mexican market. At the end of the tour we were given a choice of visiting a local Mexican bakery or do a tequila tasting. Tequila is was! (We were all on a vacation.)
We had been to Cozumel several times and did not want to do the regular tourist stuff. Do yourself a favor and get away from the port. I can’t recommend this tour enough. All the food was excellent. We also tried some unique beverages as well. Gerry was also very good with my 8 year old daughter…she tried all the food.”
March 31th, 2018
“We stayed in Cozumel for the week over spring break but noted that most of the top restaurants on Trip Advisor were still in “the tourist zone”. Wanted a way to get good, real Mexican. Enter this tour. Gerry was our guide and took us into the neighborhoods to get some great food from smaller, local restaurants. Loved the day. Come hungry… you will enjoy!
March 25th, 2018
“Gerry was our guide and he did a phenomenal job making us feel safe and welcome to asking questions! The food places he took us to were authentic and delicious and we ended our tour with a visit to a Tequila tasting. Overall a wonderful tour that you won’t want to miss while visiting the sites in Cozumel.!
March 20th, 2018
“We had such a wonderful time on this food tour! All of the food was delicious and we enjoyed tasting local cuisine after being in touristy areas for most of our trip. Absolutely nothing like a fresh corn tortilla!! I don’t think I could choose a favorite stop because after every place we went, I claimed that it was my favorite.
Our guide, Jerry (or Geraldo) is lovely! We enjoyed hearing his stories and he is very knowledgable about the food and the region!
I would absolutely recommend this tour to others! It’s accommodating for different dietary restrictions, which is great, and it’s easy to book, find, and enjoy!!”
March 15th, 2018
“Jerry was a fabulous tour guide and we really enjoyed our day! We’ve visited Cozumel quite a few times but this was new to us and really great!”
March 13th, 2018
“Good thorough service. Went exactly as promised. There may be other ways to book these shore excursions but I don’t know what it is. Great way to avoid Cruise Ship sameness. Highly recommend!”
March 13th, 2018
“This was an awesome tour of some of Cozumel’s food treasures! We got to sample a wide array of dishes and beverages and go through the food market. Learned a lot that we would otherwise not have seen on our own.”
March 13th, 2018
“My husband and I just returned from our cruise and our favorite excursion of the trip was this one. Geri, our tour guide, was the best steering us to local places specializing in food from cactus quesadillas (amazing) to lime soup (delicious) to hogfish (OMG!) to a family tequila factory. Now, I don’t like tequila BUT what I learned was I LOVE coffee flavored tequila. 😉 We were also taken to the local market, El Mercado, where Geri educated us on local foods, spices and dress. All this touring is done in a very comfortable air-conditioned van. This is a “don’t miss” tour that we will do again the next time we are in Cozumel. :)”
March 12th, 2018
“This was an over all amazing food tour! Our cruise docked at 10:30 and the tour was due to start at 11am, we sent an email to Emily the chef and she was super quick to respond and assist with both directions and ensuring that they would wait on us. It was so easy to grab a taxi from the Port and meet at the meeting point in MEGA. All the foods we tried was very good. We had a small group of only 6 people which made the tour much better I think. We opted to do the tequila which I very much enjoyed as well. Gerry the guide was also very nice and made us feel comfortable throughout the city as well. :)”
March 12th, 2018
“You’ll never want to eat at your local “Mexican place” after tasting real Mexican food. No refried beans and tasteless salsa on this tour. You get a behind the scene tour from someone who knows where to take you. Everyone in our party agreed that it was well worth it. As a side note, no Montezuma’s revenge for any of us!”
March 10th, 2018
“Just returned from a Cozumel vacation, we had scheduled the food tour prior to arriving on the island. The experience was the highlight of the vacation! Jerry and the van driver were prompt picking us up at the Mega. Very interesting restaurants and food specialties! Loved the LaCoche, Conchinita Pribil, lime soup, visiting the local market, deep fried whole fish and cerviche and a stop at the Tequila factory!”
Sioux City, Iowa
March 10th, 2018
“We had been to the ‘cheesy’ part of Cozumel years ago and were left with that impression – hence I was leery to do anything at all there. This food tour is the perfect way to see the ‘real’ Cozumel. We stopped at 6 different locations and Jerry, the guide, was the perfect host and advocate for Cozumel. He not only told us about the food we were eating, but the stories of the people and families behind it. This is the ‘real deal’ – restaurants attached to people’s homes, a market tour where the people of the city go to get their fresh food daily, a tortilla production store that consisted of two women making mounds of tortilla on one machine in a store front, etc. And the food was absolutely fantastic! You’ll be stuffed beyond measure at the end – but each location provides a perfect serving to allow you to experience the different, authentic cuisines of Cozumel – food and drink. Lastly, the guidance from the website and Emily were perfect. We knew exactly where to go, when, and Jerry was waiting for us. You can’t go wrong on this tour.”
March 8th, 2018
“This food tour not only takes you into the real Cozumel community, but you also get a taste of everyday food. The dishes are amazing, prepared by home chefs, and Jerry the (guide) tells you how the food is made, where it came from (this is not Tex-Mex food), and the history of the food. The company goes out of their to accommodate everyone, and it’s just an all-around excellent experience.
A huge shout-out to our driver…he was wonderful.”
March 5th, 2018
“The tour of local restaurants was fantastic – the places Jerry our guide set up were perfect. Each location was authentic and prepared by local people – this is NOT Sr. Frogs! The portions were not too big that you were overly full and there was enough time between stops to get to know your tour buddies. Really enjoyed the tour – would recommend taking pictures of the food to try to make at home.”
March 3th, 2018
“This was the best excursion we have ever done in all our travels. It was not your typical commercial excursion. It was a cultural experience. Josefina is wonderful and truly cooks from the heart. The food we made was amazing.”
March 2nd, 2018
“We booked this tour online prior to our cruise. We were in port on February 27th and took a taxi from the international pier to the MEGA grocery store. It was $8 for the 4 of us. We met up with Gerry our guide and had 13 people total. I loved that it took us to local, off the beaten path places. The food at every stop was delicious, as were the drinks! We definitely recommend trying some of the drinks that sound a little different…like the Barley water (tasted like a cinnamon roll!) or the lemonade with chia seeds. We tried everything from cactus quesadillas, to tacos, to fresh fried fish and tequila. It was also neat to stop at the local super market as it’s very different from what we were used to! Gerry was very knowledgeable and a great guide! Would do this tour again!”
February 26th, 2018
“This tour is worth it. We experienced the out-of-the-tourist-trap food location deep into the heart of the island. Our guide was helpful in introducing new fruits and vegetables that have not been introduced to the US. First time I had corn fungus …lol I know it sounds disgusting but it’s similar to mushrooms in terms of taste. It’s quite delicious. My husband especially loved the cochinita pibil. Next time we come visit we would try the cooking class.”
February 26th, 2018
“First off, Jerry (my guide) was awesome! He was extremely knowledgable, personable, funny, and knew the best places (outside cruise ship alley) to eat! Cochinita Pibil was off the rails good!
If offered the option, the tequila tour to Tres Tonos (spell) is an excellent choice. Myself, I purchased a bottle of Extra Anejo which was so good, I finished it long before I left the island.
If you love good food, and prefer a change from cruise-ship-tourist-pleasing-crap, you really must take the time to enjoy this tour! I highly recommend!”
February 21th, 2018
“The Cozumel Food Tour was an experience that allowed us to taste authentic Mexican food from local people on the Island. Everything was delicious, and I especially enjoyed the Hibiscus juice, lemonade with chia seeds, cactus quesadillas and pork tacos. We toured a local market and I was able to hone my photographic skills, taking pictures of the locals as well as the picture-perfect food. I highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to get away from the “touristy”, in place of the real Cozumel.”
February 20th, 2018
“I’m glad we decided to do this tour finally! We have looked at it many times but never pulled the trigger. I’m glad we finally did. It was well worth it for us. We come to the island every year and always looking for new local spots and with this tour we found many new ones to come back to! Gerry was very engaging and pleasant to deal with as our guide. It was just a great experience overall!”
February 9th, 2018
“Meeting was easy, Geraldo (Jerry) & Carlos (driver) were wonderful. The choices of restaurants & foods to try were great for all 8 of us. Driving from restaurant to restaurant was easy-never too long & the tequila tasting (!) was a definite plus. We got lucky with a very nice group & the whole adventure was huge fun. Geraldo was very well informed & gave us just enough info. I would highly recommend the Chef Food Tour in Cozumel.”
February 6th, 2018
“Six were scheduled to go on this trip. Three got sick and did not make it. Too bad for them. The food was awesome and Gerry was a very knowledgeable and fun. we had a great time. We will try it again with the rest of the group…..Viator worked with me about the three sick people. Refunded there money. Great experience all around!”
February 6th, 2018
“Our guide took us to six different stops. At each stop we were treated to handmade local delicacies, many were new to us. From nopales (cactus), huitlacoche (corn), squid, conch, and many others it was a foodie’s dream. The small neighborhood cafes were sites that you would never know about without your guide. One of the most fun tours we have had.”
January 30th, 2018
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Cozumel food tour with Gerry! Delicious local Mexican cuisine was sampled – I loved the cactus quesadillas! Gerry was a fun and entertaining host full of local knowledge about not only the food, but the Cozumel culture a well. Generous drink options are offered – and as a bonus at the end – we were able to enjoy a tequila tour! Thanks Gerry and Cozumel Food Tour! I’ll be back :)”
January 29th, 2018
“We were lucky enough to be the only two people on the tour, and we thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. Gerry took us to several restaurants away from the tourist area of Cozumel, and we also stopped at the local market and ended at a bakery. He is an incredible tour guide, friendly, knowledgeable, and thoughtful. We loved every stop along the way, ate way too much food, and left with a greater understanding of the local community. Can’t recommend it enough!”
January 25th, 2018
“My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Cozumel food tour. Jerry was a great host, fun and friendly and very knowledgeable! We enjoyed all the restaurants we visited, and I was very interested in the market where you definitely get a feel for the real Cozumel. An air conditioned taxi took us from restaurant to restaurant, very comfortable. My favorite restaurant made homemade corn tortillas, delicious! We had great food and drink at every stop, including wonderful ceviche and fried fish. Highly recommended!!”
January 23th, 2018
“It is the BEST food tour!!!! Gerry is a fabulous guide, he’s very knowledgeable/fun/entertaining. The food/restaurant choices are unique and the food was marvelous, and Gerry also guided us through a local market A driver was with us throughout the tour so no waiting when going between destinations. We highly recommend this tour, and we’d definitely take it again!!!”
January 23th, 2018
“Jerry gave us a fantastic tour off the beaten path in Cozumel. One of the highlights of our trip, easily accessible from our cruise ship port (and worked with the itinerary of the ship), Jerry showed off his beautiful little community full of delicious food, rich culture, and friendly locals in an intimate setting. Such a treat – thanks again!!”
January 22th, 2018
“My husband and I took this tour. We met Gerri at the Mega store. He was a great tour guy. We learned a lot about Cozumel and the culture. The food at every stop was excellent and I really enjoyed the local market. See the real Cozumel and the rich flavors of Mexico. This tour is a must.”
West Palm Beach, FL
January 22th, 2018
“Comfortable, delicious and Mexican. Great opportunity to explore local neighborhoods and restaurants with a local. History of food, techniques of cooking and walk-through of kitchens…while dodging the kids of the restaurant owners. There is no better way to spend the afternoon in Cozumel. Nice end to the day by exploring the creation of tequila and then, of course, tasting.”
San Petersburgo, FL
January 22th, 2018
“Since my husband and I love watching the Food Network on television, we were looking for an authentic eating experience when we went to Cozumel.
This tour was everything we hoped for and more.
Great food, great beverages & we finished the tour off with some very decadent desserts.
Gerry’s humor and knowledge of the culture really made our tour A+
If we are ever in Cozumel again we will definitely contact Emily with Cozumel Chef.
She was quick to respond to my emails & easy to communicate with.
Thank you for a great day in Cozumel !!”
January 22th, 2018
“We just did this tour, for the second time, a couple weeks ago. It was just as good as the first time, and we plan on going back for the third time next January. Emily, is great at communicating and getting everything scheduled, and Gerry is an awesome tour guide. And of course the food is just unbelievably fantastic.!”
January 22th, 2018
“Wife and I took the tour with Gerry and had a great time. He took us to a few local places, no tourists at all. Food was fantastic and Gerry was very nice. Enjoyed it very much and would do it again.”
January 9th, 2018
“My wife and I take this tour every year when we are in Cozumel and its always so amazing. First Chef Emily is easy to connect with for scheduling as well as any questions, concerns or needs you may have prior to booking or in advance of the trip. Jerry (Gerardo) is an excellent tour guide and always works with the group to find new and interesting places to visit. No two tours have ever been the same and the food is so good. After the tour we rent scooters so we can go back to the places Jerry showed us during the tour.
Its hard to say there is a perfect trip experience, but this is one.”
January 3th, 2018
“We met Gerry at the MEGA store, which was a short cab ride from the cruise terminal. Gerry teased us a bit about safety and food in Mexico. Then we were on our way. We had the most amazing Quesadilla’s made of Cheese with Cactus (amazing) and Huitlacoche with cheese. Incredible things we never tried. We had tacos and salsas. Went to a local market. We had sopa de limon. We had ceviche and fried Hog fish. The local soft drinks were crazy good and unusual. Instead of going to a bakery we opted to go to Los Tres Tonos (a tequila distillery). We have never had such fabulous Tequila. We wound up purchasing 4 bottles of their flavored tequila.
The bottom line is….the next time we are in Cozumel, we will do a food tour with Gerry again!!”
December 29th, 2017
“Just want to start by saying if you are only interested in going to Cozumel to experience the American version of Mexican food then stay on the main strip near the cruise ship ports. This food tour took us into the heart of Cozumel where we experienced a variety of cuisine. I think we enjoyed the Lime soup the best. The Food Tour guide was very friendly and explained the cuisine and history behind it well. We were all full once the tour was complete, although each stop serves small portions, altogether over the course of the 3 hours you get a lot. Highly recommend!”
December 28th, 2017
“We had to drive ourselves. Entirely our issue but we followed directions and when we finally caught up at the first site it was follow the leader after that. We had a great time and Gerraldo was great. But I must say that I am not a fan of fried fish. Way too much fried fish early in life but that’s my issue. Would love to do it again next time, perhaps, with a little different itinerary and a different menu.”
December 21th, 2017
“We just took the Cozumel food tour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide Jerry was excellent and provided interesting information. It was a great experience to visit several local restaurants instead of all the tourist ones. The food was all delicious. My only criticism is that for the price of the tour, we should have each had a fish rather than sharing one per couple.”
November 1st, 2017
“Cozumel Chef is Terrific; We loved Chef Emily, we started with the Cozumel Food tour, it’s a great idea to take this upon your arrival to get a feel for the local cuisine, because you will not find it on your own. Even my 7 year old son was more than enthusiastic to try new foods…”
LOMA RICA, CA
September 6th, 2017
“The Unforgettable Experience – My husband & I went on the Cozumel Chef food tour during our honeymooning in Riviera Maya and it was the highlight of our stay….This is an absolute must do when you visit Cozumel and I would highly recommend this tour for anyone!”
NEW YORK, NY
July 25th, 2017
“If You Don’t Want the Typical Cruise Excursion – Had a great time…tasting different foods, going to the market and visiting a bakery. I saw one of the couples who did the tour with me back on the ship and they commented on what a fun time we had. It was interesting not only to try the different foods, beverages, etc., but to also learn things about the people of Cozumel, the land, etc.”
ST. PETE, FL
Cozumel Food Tour
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