Eat jumiles in Taxco

Taxco, Guerrero

  • LGTB

  • Backpack

  • Familiar

  • Pareja

The jumiles or chumiles are small edible insects that are harvested from November to February and sold in the markets of Taxco. Some healers attribute painkilling and healing properties to them.

TREAT YOURSELF TO A PRE-COLUMBIAN DELICACY
Look for jumileros stalls and watch the live jumiles that are displayed in colored containers. Try them served on a tortilla or buy them ground to take home and mix into sauces.

ENJOY THE ADVENTURE OF JUMILES HUNTING 
Book a tour guide to hunt for jumiles. Help your hosts keep the animals alive and listen to their stories about these mountain bugs that appear when the rains start.

BE PART OF THE JUMIL FAIR
Enjoy the joyful festival where mole, salsa, tostadas and other traditional plates are prepared using the roasted insects.