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AUTHENTIC OAXACA FOOD TOUR, eat like a local.

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Foodies know that every meal is precious when traveling, so don't risk wasting time on a bad meal. You'll walk and eat your way around Oaxaca on this 4.5-hour tour. Sample over twenty different local dishes at the markets and street food stalls. Learn about Oaxacan culture through its food, and get a close-up look at a side of the city many travelers miss.
  • Come hungry as lots of food is included
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
  • Best suited to active travelers as lots of walking is involved
  • Eat at local spots recommended by locals in the know

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • Umbrellas, raincoats, tip.
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Italian Coffee Company
    Frente a la Iglesia de Santo Domingo, C. Macedonio Alcalá 501, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The distance walked is about a mile. Mostly flat walking, some stairs
  • Kids are welcome.
  • Infants are free, ages 0 to 2.
  • Tour bookings are fully refundable up to 48 hours before your tour date, and we can also swap you into a different tour if there’s availability. A change of plans is no problem.
  • Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, and we can also swap you into a different tour if there’s availability.
  • Cancellation won’t be refunded if it is made within 24 hours before the start date or in the meetup time day of the tour.
  • If guests cancel part of the experiences during the tour, there won’t be any refund.
  • Me Encanta Oaxaca is not responsible for the loss of valuables in public or private transport vehicles due to the customer's carelessness.
  • Tour takes place rain or shine.
  • Transportation to/from meeting point not included
  • Menu subject to change depending on availability
  • We suggest not making an early lunch reservation on the day of your tour
  • * Face masks are obligatory to wear to do this tour. (including tour operator, adults, kids & babies).
  • * The body temperature is taken to all participants to make sure no one has fever or covid risks.
  • * If someone is detected with 37 ºC of fever or more, will be invited to rest in his/her hotel & the money will be refunded.
  • * The tour operator provides hand sanitizer.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

about cancellations.

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 FOOD TOUR, eat like a local.?

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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during AUTHENTIC OAXACA FOOD TOUR, eat like a local.?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

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Best food tour ever
Jochen_H, Nov 2022
If you like food, you will love this tour with Betsaida! You will not only visit authentic markets and eat like a local but learn a lot about the food itself, Oaxaca and Mexico. And have a wonderful day with loads of fun and laughter. Clear recommendation! Come hungry, but not hangry :) Thank you, Betsaida, for this amazing tour! P.S. if you want to meet Betsaida before, check Netflix‘ somebody feed Phil (S5 E1)! She‘s a star and celebrity :)
Great variety
Maud_J, Nov 2022
Excellent food tour, from smaller market to food vendor to the main markets in Oaxaca. Taste fruits, drinks, tamales and much more. Come hungry!
Great Oaxaca Food Tour
Jerry_C, Nov 2022
Oaxaca food tour. Betsaida did an absolutely wonderful job. So many good stops for food. Great explanations of what we were eating. Mixed with just the right amount of historical and cultural context.
Highly recomended food tour!
Vanessa_G, Oct 2022
This tour was awesome! Betsaida, was very informative, attentive, and took us deep into Oaxaca's culture, history, and most important FOOD!!! We tasted different foods drinks, and fruits that I didn't know existed, which were delicious. I highly recommend this tour. Betsaida was also featured in Netflix's "Someone Feed Phil"
Amazing Food Tour of Oaxaca!
Melissa_P, Oct 2022
We sampled over twenty different foods from three markets in the area that were absolutely incredible. Betsaida shared the history and importance of each food with us, so we understood the relevance of the food and drink that we were sampling. Betsaida was an amazing guide, sharing her enthusiasm, knowledge and love for the Oaxacan region.
Brilliant Betsaida Me Encanto Oaxaca!
Eleanor_C, Oct 2022
Betsaida is passionate about the history of Oaxaca and its food. Really excellent experience not to be missed
Meat market
Robert_K, Oct 2022
The meat market was a unique experience but Betsaida made it very understandable and manageable. She took care of everything so we could just sit back and visit with our fellow travelers. Highly recommended.
The best way to get to know Oaxaca and the delicious food it has to offer!
Christina_C, Oct 2022
Betsaida from Me Encanta Oaxaca! is a lovely Mexican Lady who really goes a long way to make this tour a wonderful personal encounter with Oaxaca and it's food culture. We were 8 people on this tour and we all had a great time eating and drinking our way through the Oaxaca street food scene. We really liked that we went to a small local market to enjoy some great dishes and we were the only tourists there! We got to try Mescal mixes (so not the strong and pure one but the one that the locals drink when partying) hot chocolate, coffee, tamales, tlayudas, pastries, fresh fruit that we never had before and many more things. If you're brave you can even try fried grasshoppers and maggots ;-) All in all we went to some street vendors, three markets and got tips for places we could go to if we stayed in Oaxaca for a longer period of time. Thank you very much Betsaida for sharing your secrets about Mexico and Oaxaca!!!
Great way to spend a morning in Oaxaca!
Cassi_H, Sep 2022
Great range of foods, excellent way to sample a large number of oaxacan dishes in a manageable portion size. Lovely guide. Good balance of history, walking, and of course eating! Good sized group (5 people). Good recommendations for further places to visit.
Can't wait to come back...
Jessica_H, Sep 2022
Betsaida, our tour guide, was one of the most wonderful people we in Oaxaca. She took us to places that we would have never thought to visit - or even ask for! She is a wealth of knowledge and gave you more than just the history surrounding the food - you learned so much about Oaxaca, too!
Excellent food tour!
Anisha_R, Sep 2022
One of the best ways to get a deeper understanding of Oaxaca and its rich food culture. Betsaida is an amazing guide and put a lot of thought into the entire experience. Would recommend this to anyone that loves food!
Best way to experience the flavors of Oaxaca
Jamie_H, Jul 2022
An amazing guide who shared history, culture and Oaxacan food. Couldn’t ask for anything more in a food tour.
We love Me Encanta Oaxaca
ANNE_C, Jul 2022
This was a superb tour! Our guide has carefully selected the very best purveyors of traditional Oaxacan food among the many street stalls and market stalls. The variety of dishes and drinks and fruits was dazzling. If you’re going to Oaxaca for the food (and who isn’t?), this will be a fun and delicious experience. She’s lovely and puts her heart into it.
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Edward_C, Jul 2022
Betsaida was an amazing tour guide. She gave us history, personal recommendations, and a light humorously voice that made the tour very appealing! A bonus was the tote bag!
Belly and heart satisfied!
Allison_R, Jun 2022
This food tour is easily the best thing we did in Oaxaca, and we loved our entire trip. Betsaida is enthusiastic, friendly, and knowledgable. She truly takes you to the best spots and shares her love for Oaxaca with everyone on her tours. We loved the walking aspect of this tour because it gives you the chance to move slowly through this beautiful city and digest a little bit between spots. We had amazing conversations with Betsaida and left feeling so, so satisfied. I highly recommend this tour!
We have taken many tours with Viator around the world and this is one of the absolute best! Don't miss it.
Jenn_M, May 2022
Betsy was the most amazing tour guide. She really loves her city and is more like traveling around with a friend than a guide. The amount of historical information about the city in combination with the many locations and generous portions of foods to try is unbelievable. We have taken many tours with Viator around the world and this is one of the absolute best! Don't miss it.
Betsaida’s tour is a must when visiting Oaxaca!
Peter_B, Apr 2022
Our tour with Betsaida was amazing. She brought us to many food vendors around Oaxaca and showed us how to visit the markets and find the best of what they have to offer. Everything was delicious. Everything was great quality, (No tummy troubles during or after). Betsaida/Betty is extremely personable and fun, and a very knowledgeable guide, both to the best food and about history of Oaxaca. We would absolutely join again and highly recommended this tour!
What a great 1st day intro to Oaxaca!
Lynn_D, Apr 2022
Betsaida did a wonderful job introducing us to the flavors of Oaxaca! We ate so many different things-many just tastes-and saw 3 key markets of Oaxaca. This was a terrific thing to do our 1st day to also get our bearings on the city and what we wanted to go back and see more of.
Wow!
Mary_M, Mar 2022
This was the best thing we have done in Oaxaca, hands down. You CAN’T miss this! So much delicious, authentic street/market food which you could easily miss if you weren’t guided by a local. Our guide was friendly, organised, accommodating, knowledgable and, most importantly, knows all the best spots for food in Oaxaca. This isn’t just a food tour, you get an in depth tour of the city in addition. Which is not only great for letting your food digest, but also for learning more about the culture and history of this amazing place. We actually did a walking tour of the city the day before and Betsy’s tour far exceeded it in terms of content and delivery. You try everything from traditional breakfasts, grilled meats, exotic local fruits, locally distilled mezcal, pastries, chocolate and insects! There is something for everyone to enjoy and if you can’t finish everything then Betsy has everything prepared for you to take any left overs back with you. It was genuinely one of the best things we have done since travelling and I can’t recommend this tour enough. My advice: do it at the beginning of your trip so you can scout out the foods you like the best and keep returning there!
Fabulous History of Oaxacan Culture in Food and Drinks
Kay_M, Mar 2022
A Fabulous Tour with Betsaida who gives a full and rich history of the food and people that make Oaxaca. The food and drink samples at local markets and vendors are plentiful, and come with the history or source of each ingredient. Don't miss this tour. We loved it.

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