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Guanajuato Street Food Guides

Meet the top Guanajuato guides running street food tours and nighttime food and drinks tours in the history city!


John Collins

John Collins is originally from Boulder Colorado, but moved to Guanajuato Mexico 12 years ago. He studied in the University of Guanajuato and then spent the last 5 years living and traveling in other parts of Mexico and Central America including Puebla, Oaxaca, and Mexico City—three great places for food!

He has worked as a tour guide, translator, and English as a second language teacher. He is able to run the street food tours in his native English or in Spanish. He has now moved back to Guanajuato and is excited to be showing off the city and its cuisine. He is eager to share the knowledge he has obtained with you on our tour of the city and street food.

For questions contact him directly at jncgto (at)


Laura Barrón Calvillo

Laura was born in Salamanca in Guanajuato state. She has lived in different cities in Mexico, enjoying her time in every place. She studied Business in León and lived there for several years. She also lived in France and New Zealand and now she’s back in Mexico living in beautiful Guanajuato.

She has had different jobs in the tourism sector, including leading tours for different companies. Laura enjoys outodoor activities, playing the ukulele, and meeting people. She speaks English, French and Spanish. Laura loves Guanajuato city and sharing its culture and history with new visitors.



Ashley Chumley

Ashley was born and raised in Georgia and attended the University of Georgia, where she studied Social Science Education. After teaching in Chattanooga, New York, and Austin, she decided to move further south and soon fell in love with the rich culture of Mexico.

When she is not in the classroom with her ESL students, she bides her time reading, playing volleyball, hanging with her dog, and looking for a good cantina.


Rosalia Comacho

Rosalia was born in Mexico City but her family moved to a much, much smaller town very close to Guanajuato city called Celaya, where her grandparents are from.  She studied Tourism Administration in beautiful Guanajuato City and graduated in Vancouver, Canada, working at the Mexico Tourism Board.

She stayed there far longer than expected, for about 5 years, working as travel agent in the magnificent Rocky Mountains and securing a Diploma on International Administration. She wanted to come back to the warmth though and became a tour guide on the marvelous Mexican Caribbean for 3 years, then traveled to India and Nepal. After coming back to Mexico, she worked as photographer covering tours and events all over the Banderas Bay. Rosalia is now back in Guanajuato City because it always seems like a fascinating place and it brings her closer to her family.


Dante Rodriguez Zavala

Dante Rodriguez Zavala was born in Guanajuato, studied tourism at the University of Guanajuato and Business in Caen, France. He does a little of everything: managing a hostel, tourism consulting, mobile tech, juggling, and of course, great food tours. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Dante is an enthusiastic promoter of his city and he will be pleased to show you all the flavors of the traditional Guanajuato street food spiced with history and fun facts.


Tim Leffel (Founder)

Tim Leffel has lived in Guanajuato off and on for several years with his family and owns a home here. He has done his best to sample the whole spectrum of street food (apart from a few stomach-churning options that only appeal to locals).

He has been a travel writer for more than two decades. He freelances a bit for magazines, but most of his income is from his own projects, like the webzine Perceptive Travel and his Cheapest Destinations Blog.

He is the author of several books including The World’s Cheapest Destinations (now in its 4th edition) and A Better Life for Half the Price. You can see more about his work at You can also follow him on Twitter, Instagram, Google+, or YouTube.

To submit questions about the tour by e-mail, send to tim (at)