Oaxaca City

Food & Markets Tour

Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico

From USD 55.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Local guide
    • Lunch

      Meeting And Pickup

      Meeting point

      • Oaxaca by locals
        C. de Berriozábal 311-b interior, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico

        The office is located next to a tattoo shop. Once there, look for the door with the agency logo and go inside. Thank you.

      End point

      This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      What To Expect

      Mercado Benito Juarez

      1 hour Admission Ticket Free

      Mercado 20 de Noviembre

      1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

      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 travellers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
      Operated by Oaxaca by locals

      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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      The food was amazing but make sure you’re hungry as there is lots of to try!
      69 reviews
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      Great experience
      Sandra_E, Mar 2023
      Wonderful experience. Not rushed. Elizabeth easily talked about anything we asked. Excellent value! Markets were very interesting and Elizabeth seemed to have wonderful rapport with all the vendors she took us to see.
      Recommend this tour!
      Ripal_P, Mar 2023
      I wish this tour was something I did on day 1 of arriving in Oaxaca. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave very good explanations of the culture, the food, and how to navigate both markets. Highly recommend!
      At the end of the day, I was full and happy!
      Kathryn_H, Feb 2023
      Elizabeth was a delight. She told us stories about the food to enhance our experience of eating it! She took us to friendly knowledgeable vendors where we sampled a wide variety of Oaxaca specialties, and she even had a map to orient us as to the villages they came from. At the end of the day, I was full and happy! Thank you Elizabeth.
      highly recommend
      Kate_D, Feb 2023
      elizabeth was awesome!! we talked about her the rest of our trip. she is funny, engaging, knowledgeable, and helpful. we did this our first day in oaxaca city. such a great way to start getting to know the city.
      Great market tour.
      Rebecca_L, Feb 2023
      Elizabeth is a great tour guide. I learned a lot about the different foods we saw in the markets and was able to taste many of them. Elizabeth vibrant, warm and friendly and she shared her enthusiasm for her city and her country. I would highly recommend this tour.
      Left feeling bored, hungry and like the guide could use a little guidance
      Kiah_P, Feb 2023
      The tour took a while to get off the ground and actually eat something. Our guide was knowledgeable and very pleasant but the first two hours were spent looking in the market, eating a couple herbs and a drink and talking about religion (a couple people in the group brought this up and the guide answered all their questions about religion in Oaxaca) finally after 2 hours we were given an empanada. Quite good and then we went to the meat market. Bummed we didn’t eat any of the delicious smelling Meat there. Rather, we continued to the back of the market to a restaurant where our guide explained every single menu item in depth and we stood there and listened. After she said we could order anything we wanted which was weird because usually they tell us what we should order or it just comes to us. Our group spent another 45 mins sitting down and eating and talking and I excused myself to leave because after 3 hours I was exhausted and also just wanted to leave because a few group members were only talking about themselves. The guide explained we had one more stop so I stayed and got the dessert with the group. I find it so odd that our guide didn’t keep us in a schedule to keep the group moving and all in it took over 3 hours for this tour and I was left feeling hungry. Wouldn’t recommend this tour
      Thorough introduction to Oaxaca markets near the Cathedral
      Kathleen_F, Feb 2023
      Elizabeth was an excellent guide. She was cheerful, informative and her English was perfect! She gave a fascinating description of the extensive Christmas celebration in Oaxaca that explains the little dolls that several women were seen carrying in the streets. There were five of us. Elizabeth always made sure to make eye contact with each of us when she was explaining the food items in the market. At first, we only tasted items. Later, we sampled empanadas, a drink similar to a smoothie and ordered from a menu at our last stop. Highly recommended
      Must do when in Oaxaca
      Jens_F, Feb 2023
      Great tour led by Isabel who was fun, engaging and very enthusiastic. Highlights included grasshoppers, mezcals and local ice cream/ sorbet.
      Excellent Overview of Oaxaca street food
      Robin_W, Jan 2023
      Elizabeth was a fun and knowledgeable guide. She provided very helpful information about the different foods and Oaxaca. This tour was a great overview of the different types of street food. We especially enjoyed learning about the different types of mole. Thanks Elizabeth!
      fun with food
      Henry_D, Jan 2023
      A good intro to the local food and a chance to try some things you will not find in tourist restaurants.
      10/10 Oaxaca experience - book now
      Ruby_P, Jan 2023
      Elizabeth was a wonderful tour guide with a wealth of knowledge. Had the best day, would highly recommend. Do not miss it. 10/10
      Visit the market!
      Terri_K, Jan 2023
      Street food tour is a great introduction to Oaxacan food! The markets are vibrant and full of delicious aromas. Our guide was fun and our food was fabulous! Don't miss doing this tour!
      Excellent street food of Oaxaca
      Salome_V, Dec 2022
      Great food tour!! Our guide Elizabeth was so lovely and knowledgeable. We ate some great local delicacies. Would recommend!!
      Wonderful and engaging experience
      Michael_U, Dec 2022
      Elizabeth was an outstanding guide. She led the way to the best markets. She was genuinely interested in knowing what I wanted to try and was flexible based on my preferences. We had interesting conversations and it was a fun experience. Highly recommended especially at the beginning of your trip!
      Fantastic food tour!
      Beth_f, Nov 2022
      Absolutely fantastic tour. Elizabeth is an excellent guide. So fun and informative and tasty. It’s a great lunch too. The tour is just the right amount of time. You will love this experience.
      Great Tour Guide--Unprofessional Tour Company
      Steve_M, Nov 2022
      Our guide Elizabeth was great, and this would get five stars except for two things: 1. It was the most expensive option and could have been a little longer for the price 2. We wrote the tour guide who never bothered to write us back. Incredibly rude and unprofessional. Nevertheless, Elizabeth made it worthwhile.
      Tour group ended up being...
      Jessica_K, Nov 2022
      Tour group ended up being a size of 6 excluding Elizabeth, who was our guide. She was engaging and informative - we learnt interesting facts not only about food but about Oaxacan history, culture and today's society. It was great to get a local's perspective and I think at least one person bought extra items at almost every single stop we made, which says something about her picks. We toured on a Sunday and as a result, some vendors in the markets weren't in operation (this may be a good thing to some as it otherwise it may have been even busier). Going on this tour helped us gain more confidence about having "street" or "market" food and we'll definitely be revisiting some of the places she showed us on our own.
      Great food tour to introduce Oaxaca city!
      Michael_P, Nov 2022
      Elisabeth was an excellent guide. I was the only one of the tour and got personalised experience. I would absolutely recommend the tour and even consider doing it again next time i’m in Oaxaca.
      Great introduction to Oaxacan good.
      Paul_S, Nov 2022
      Our guide Elizabeth was great. We tried a wide variety of Oaxacan specialties; tlayudas, mezcal, etc.
      What a wonderful tour!
      Hillary_P, Oct 2022
      Elizabeth was a wonderful, gracious, and well informed guide! Was such a great way to get to know the city a little more on our first day in Oaxaca. The food was all DELICIOUS, too: highly recommend!