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San Antonio: Market Square Tex-Mex Food and Shopping Tour

Experience San Antonio's Tex-Mex cuisine on this walking tour with a local guide. Explore the largest Mexican market in the US, listen to authentic mariachi music, and eat at the birthplace of the fajita.


Texas food culture meets Mexican food culture here in a way not found elsewhere, and the result is spectacular. If you love the unique blend of brisket, pork, and chicken flavored with cumin and Mexican spices served in a festive atmosphere, you’ve come to the right place!

Experience the best Tex-Mex in San Antonio in the place where Tex-Mex was invented. Listen to authentic mariachi music at Mi Tierra Cafe and eat at La Margarita, birthplace of the fajita! Learn the story of the Chili Queens and the birth of Chili con Carne! Shop the largest Mexican market in the United States with over 30 vendors

Our unique pay-as-you-go model lets you enjoy more of what you want for less money, a better value than comparable food tours. Simply hand the guide $30 cash on your arrival, and the guide will take care of the rest. They’ll pay for the entire group at each stop, minimizing wait time. Paying cash makes it easy for each restaurant to offer more food guaranteeing Texas-sized servings.



  • Eat Elote en Vaso, or “corn in a cup” A classic, sold throughout Mexico
  • Visit El Mercardo and shop 30 authentic locally owned stores for cultural goods
  • Enjoy flautitas de pollo, cheese quesadillas, chalupitas de picadillo and flan


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