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Authentic Oaxaca Street Food Tour by locals

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


    What's Included

    • Local guide
    • Lunch

      Departure & Return

      Departure Point

      • Catedral Metropolitana de Oaxaca, Av. de la Independencia 700, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico

        In front of the main entrance of the Metropolitan Cathedral, Once there, look for the guide with the orange umbrella. If you can't find it, wait a moment, the guide is on its way. Thank you.

      Departure Time

      1:00 PM

      Return Details

      This activity will end right where it started.

      What To Expect

      Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
      Operated by Oaxacan Experiences

      Cancellation Policy

      You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

      • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
      • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
      • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
      • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

      Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Authentic Oaxaca Street Food Tour by locals?

      A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas

      Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Authentic Oaxaca Street Food Tour by locals?

      A:The policies on sanitization are:
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

      Q:What is the social distancing policy during Authentic Oaxaca Street Food Tour by locals?

      A:The policy on social distancing is:
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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      Traveler Tips

      The food was amazing but make sure you’re hungry as there is lots of to try!
      25 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travelers
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      Great tour guide
      Erikbueno, May 2022
      Great tour guide and she spoke English very well. Hit all the highlights and loved each one. I would do it again
      Tasty history lesson of Oaxaca!
      Johnathan_R, Apr 2022
      Lots of interesting history of the downtown area and city combined with delicious tastings? It was hard to beat! We had a great time on this tour and it was a private small group so our guide was really focused on us.
      Personalized experience
      Donald_H, Mar 2022
      An incredible and personalized tour. Our guide Elizabeth provided history and cultural significance of the area and local drinks and foods.
      Loved this Food your
      gabriella_s, Mar 2022
      This food tour made our trip to Oaxaca. The lady who gave us our tour was so lovely and she made such an effort to tell us all the history of Oaxaca and Mexico overall: highly recommend
      Really fun tour!!
      robert_s, Feb 2022
      Our guide Elizabeth was delightful. And the other couples we hooked up with were also great. We highly recommend this tour!!! Very informative and a lot of fun.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Highly recommend this food tour!
      Stephen_G, Feb 2022
      Great way to get to know the food highlights of Oaxaca! Great tour guide, very knowledgeable, and lovely. We got to sample lots of food and drinks, and were taken to the best spots in the two markets. Highly recommend! Thank you
      Not good value
      Samuel_F, Jan 2022
      Our tour guide was lovely but it was not worth the money at all. No food was provided on the tour and you had to purchase everything yourself. We were only taken to two markets and one external store.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Discover hidden markets
      suzand331, Jan 2022
      Elizabeth could answer all our questions, and brought us to wonderful markets we didn’t find on our own. Terrific!
      Wonderful experience with a wonderful guide
      Amy_G, Jan 2022
      Elizabeth was not only a great guide but a great Spanish teacher for me while we wandered through the markets. She gave me a brief education is someone hacking history and a very thorough education about the local gastronomy. We tried tajete, horchata, and fried grasshoppers. She also took me to see how chocolate is made and finally sat and had a delicious “Mexican pizza“ with me in the second market.
      Best way to start in Oaxaca!
      Jimena_V, Dec 2021
      Amazing!! The best way to get a taste of Mexico and Oaxaca! Feel like a local thanks to the great guide Elizabeth!
      Very cool way to learn the Markets
      Jason_R, Nov 2021
      We had such an awesome time with her yesterday learning the markets and what to eat. Save room for the basket of Empenadas towards the market exit…. Trust me you don’t want to pass that up!! Overall great experience to learn a little.
      Try the crickets
      David_K, Oct 2021
      Elisabeth was amazing. She answered all the questions and had so much information to give. I wish I paced myself a bit better. There is a lot to try. Be aware that food is not included in the price (which compare to other tours is a bit high). But worth it for how good Elisabeth was. I wish I knew what other tours she did.
      Amazing food tour
      Roberto_B, Oct 2021
      - Elisabeth speaks english perfectly. - she has vergy good knwoledge of the local food. - we enjoyed every second of the tour. The things we have tried we could never find on our own.
      Taste of culture
      Richard_S, Sep 2021
      This was a great day for me and I am happy I booked this tour to start my time off in Oaxaca. The guide was knowledgeable about history and food of Oaxaca. Highly recommend.
      Wonderful food tour!
      Teri_M, Sep 2021
      Excellent food tour of the markets. Elizabeth did a great job explaining everything about the food and we stopped to taste. I’d highly recommend taking this tour!
      So fun!
      Spencer_J, Aug 2021
      Elizabeth was awesome! With her guidance, we ate crickets, ants, ground spiced worms, and more. Do this on your first day in the area and you’ll be happy. Great introduction to Oaxacan cuisine and culture, and all super easy (no bus/van rides, tourist traps, etc).
      Great info and experience
      Ally_B, Aug 2021
      Elizabeth was great and gave wonderful background and information on the food and traditions behind it. We tried amazing food/drinks, but be warned the price of food is not included in the tour price
      Do this first
      Elizabeth_T, Jun 2021
      Looking for a more personal way to experience the markets of Oaxaca? Book a tour with Elizabeth. She will take you through the 2 main markets to experience traditional Oaxacan street food. From drinks to main course, to dessert. She covers it all. Her English is fantastic. If this is your first time in Oaxaca, I would recommend you doing this tour first to feel more at ease in a new environment.
      Elizabeth amazing!!!
      Beth_M, May 2021
      I had a great time and learned a lot! I did not know they eat grasshoppers in Oaxaca! Elizabeth was wonderful and even helped me find a restroom and a bank to get pesos! We had Tejate and Horchata with Tuna!!! She showed me many interesting markets and traditional foods! Highly recommend!
      Great guide and amazing food
      Anita_T, Mar 2020
      Elizabeth, our guide, was great. She explained the origins of the various foods we tried and was knowledgeable in her answers to our many questions. The food was amazing but make sure you’re hungry as there is lots of to try!


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