Roberto

Great For
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Solo travellers, Vegetarians
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About me

I am Archeologist born in Mexico City, passionate about the city, all its nuances and all its corners, 32 years touring the city, most of them by bike, I know and choose the right places according to your interests, we can start the day by visiting the archaeological remains lost in the city and finish it in a pulqueria at downtown, or having breakfast in one of the most traditional neighborhoods of the city, then we can walk through its famous tianguis, go to its museums and ecological parks, bookstores and plazas can also be included in our itinerary and if at the end of the day we have enough energies, let’s enjoy a drink on a beautiful terrace and if you want to dance, let's dance. My name is Roberto and I will be glad to experience whit you my beautiful and chaotic city.

Languages

English, Spanish

My Interests

History: archaeological sites, museums and historical neighborhoods, Culinary traditions and is reflected on traditional markets, street food and restaurants of all kind, Culture: the city boils in a dynamic cultural movement , Cinema, theater, art expositions, concerts and festivals, Lifestyle: cantinas, pulquerias, nightclubs, city parks and of course; the world famous Mexican wres

Total: USD
per adult

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chat & plan

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explore together

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the places, things and people that locals love and which make the city unique

My most exciting things to do in Mexico City

Mexico City has an astounding history that you can live and feel through its archaeological sites, museums and historical neighborhoods. It’s also famous for its culinary traditions and is reflected on traditional markets, street food and restaurants of all kinds. Here you can find culinary specialties from all over the world and of course, of Mexico itself. My intention is to show you all the cultural life Mexico City has to offer, the city boils in a dynamic cultural movement which we can see represented in many ways, from independent cinema, theater, art expositions, concerts and festivals to some other that personified the Mexican lifestyle as it best, such as cantinas, pulquerias, nightclubs, city parks and of course; the world famous Mexican wrestling.

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Reviews

Cathy | Mexico City

Roberto | Mexico City

Review by: Cathy K
April 2018

Knowledgeable and fun

Roberto is a great guide, both knowledgeable and fun. I am traveling solo and I quickly learned that when working with a private guide, it's essential to be with someone that is enjoyable to spend time with. Roberto has an immense knowledge of architecture and a true passion for sharing all that he knows. He arranged for two distinct and full days for me - and both focused on seeing a "behind the scenes" view of Mexico City, away from the typical tourist spots. We spent one day in the south of Mexico City and another day in the central historic district. I came away with a great feel for life, people and history of Mexico City. Thank you Roberto!!

Nicole  | Mexico City

Roberto | Mexico City

Review by: Nicole J
December 2017

Roberto is the best!

Roberto is a wonderful tour guide. He met me on Christmas Day, so admittedly a tour this day would be harder to plan. He has a full agenda of things to do and see. He was so knowledgeable, and I felt safe the entire time, as a single female traveler that is super important! I would highly recommend booking a tour with him!

Johannes | Mexico City

Roberto | Mexico City

Review by: Johannes A
September 2017

Great two days with Roberto in Mexico City

We had two great days with Roberto in Mexico City, first day focused on street food and food markets, second day on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Very easy to communicate with and overall made our visit to CDMX hundred times more interesting than if we had tried to go at it alone.

George | Mexico City

Roberto | Mexico City

Review by: George A
July 2017

A Sunday afternoon in Mexico City with Roberto

This was my first day in Mexico City. I should say I was unhelpfully vague in my description too CityUnsrcipted as to what I was exactly looking for apart from expressing an interest in art and architecture and then adding that I didn't want to visit any of the particularly popular destinations e.g cathedrals, churches & museums etc.. it didn't occur to me how difficult it might be determine exactly what I might be looking for, I am not sure I knew myself. As it happened it was a really good tour and Roberto was a great guide. I will term the tour as a primer to Mexico City. Roberto set the city into historical, social and cultural contexts which subsequently very usefully informed the rest of my stay. Roberto speaks very good English and is very good company. His intelligent descriptions and insights about the city and its history were fascinating. Furthermore, the afternoon involved visiting places which I can't believe would be on any other tour. They were locations that only a local would know about visiting and then again it was the intelligent explanation of the various influences at work at each place which was most interesting to me. Mexico City is a fascinating and complex city and this afternoon made it much easier for me to go some way too try and understand it

How many hours should you book?

Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Local Host for

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Local Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
  • Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Local Host
2 hr
Perfect for exploring a small area of the city
  • Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
  • Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
3 hr
-4 hr
Perfect for exploring a larger area of the city or an in-depth discovery of smaller area
  • Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Local Host and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
  • Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
  • Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Local Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
5 hr
-6 hr
Perfect for exploring 2 or 3 areas of the city
  • See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
  • Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Local Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
7 hr
-8+ hr
Perfect for spending a day experiencing the best of what the city has to offer based on your interests
  • Give your Local Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
  • See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
  • Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way