Xochimilco – STREET FOOD TOUR and BOAT RIDE on Canals of Mexico City!

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Xochimilco is one of the most interesting cultural areas to visit when you’re in Mexico City. It was formerly a series of pre-Hispanic villages along Lake Xochimilco. Eventually Mexico City expanded and grew all the way to Xochimilco, and now it’s one of the boroughs of the city.

What’s most remarkable about Xochimilco, and the reason most people go to visit is because of the extensive network of canals that form the framework of the area. Nowadays, you can rent the brightly colored boats and take a ride, eating and drinking along the way. I was there on a weekend evening, and it was a bit more rowdy and loud than I had wanted it to be, but it was still very fun. If you go during the daytime, you might have a more peaceful relaxing journey at Xochimilco.

Here’s what Lalo (https://www.youtube.com/user/vpedoardo) and I did on our short visit:

Mercado de Xochimilco – This is the main market of Xochimilco, and one of the best places to get started eating traditional Mexican food when you visit Xochimilco. At the entrance of the market you’ll find rows of vendors selling home-cooked foods. Don’t miss them, they are incredible delicious. Along with rare types of tlayudas, the highlight for me was the chicken tostada which blew me away.

Here’s the list of everything we ate, but really you can just walk around, see what looks good, and try it:

Tlacoyo – 12 MXN ($0.65) each
Tostada – 15 MXN ($0.81) each
Taco – 5 MXN ($0.27) each
Jamaica – 10 MXN ($0.54)
Carnitas – 20 MXN ($1.08) each

After eating, we walked over to the boat pier. And unfortunately we were running a little late on time and it was a race against time and daylight, but we made it to the pier. Lalo talked to the boat crews, and we finally arranged a boat. The cost was a little higher than what it would normally be for locals, but unfortunately, that’s what it came down to.
Boat hire – 850 MXN ($45.91)

Hope you enjoyed this tour of Xochimilco. The colorful boats are impressive to see, and it’s hard to believe you’re in Mexico City when you’re both at the relaxed Xochimilco Market, and gliding along the canals.

Thanks again to Lalo for coming along. Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/vpedoardo

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Lost Under the Sky says:

That quesadilla looks so good. I’m at home eating chicken and cheese quesadilla from Taco Bell. It’s good too, but I’m sure the one in this video is more amazing

MA H says:

Las quesadillas parecen tacos dorados.

Shiying Hun says:

I love your video sooooooo muchhhhh

Safarina Sweet says:


盧金攀 says:

I like the food

Lou Lu says:

Hey, Mark. When do you go to travel in other countries? Taco is toooo much…

cheese gromit says:


Yovanni Leon Sanchez says:

Saludos Lalo

Laurie Hamilton says:

I’ve always wondered how you get those overhead/panoramic/sky shots, are they stock video or do you have a drone?? Great vid!

Neel Sawhney says:


Alonso Gavilan says:

Amigo tienes la cara de un pedofilo xD Viva maxico saludos desde chile

Recipe With Dr Shalini says:

I wonder.. that I want to be like u.. happily managing ur son n ur work at the same time.. I feel positive energy in ur happiness.. I love foods.. like u do.

Mahmud Hasan says:

Mark I invited you to come our Bangladesh

Daniel Hammond says:

Thank you for the video!

ROVER25X says:

Wish we had Mexican street foods like this in the UK, looks amazing.

Paul famous says:

Very cool. How much are those boat tours? It sucks that you’re leaving Mexico. It would have been cool to do a video together.

Tubebrerry says:

Again with the cheeseless quesadilla! I’m not buying it.

PiscoPeruvian says:


asdfdsa26 says:

Had a chance to visit Mexico for couple of months. Stayed in Queretaro and visited Puebla, San Miguel de Allende, Cancun & Playa de Carmen. What a lovely country, people & of course, food!
Still missed out on lots of places/dishes. Would love to visit some other day.
-Love from India 😉

Mary Reyes says:

You need to find a place to try tacos de sesos

Anthony sugarwater says:

Lalo is a great caracter..

BEEN Von-Freud says:

Love your vids, you look soooooo chill, you must love your vegetables!!!

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Salini Mony Santha says:

Ohhhh I can’t control my mouth from watering


awesome videos…

Christopher Richardson says:

love your videos! great info and resources for travel..

Mark Wiens says:

Those tostadas with that salsa, WOW, my mouth waters just remembering it! Go say hi to Lalo: https://www.youtube.com/user/vpedoardo

vergillio vegeta says:

Indonesia Palembang

betty chen says:

Mark, the correct name is called hominy for that corn.

Katherine R says:

I would love to see Mark show Lalo around Thailand!

Oscar Sanchez says:

Hey mark you and lalo make good traveling partners keep up the good work.

PiscoPeruvian says:


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