Oaxaca City


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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

Sample Menu



Pre-hispanic corn-based meals & drinks The Oaxacan pizza


2 Moles

Oaxaca is known for its 7 moles, moles are special dishes due to they are made of different chilies, veggies and spices that make them unique.



Unique tacos made of oaxacan products and one of those are made of chile relleno with a smoky flavor.




Local fruit

You´ll try the seasonal local fruit.



Typical pastries and desserts.


Mouth- watering grill meats & garnishes

A combination of different meats, guacamole, salsa, Mexican salads, tortillas, cheese and more.


Chocolate de agua

A special drink for cold days and day of death

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
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This is suitable for the Vegetarians that can walk in the meat market area or can stand to see others to eat meat.
  • If you have food allergies or food restrictions, you should mentioned 2 DAYS BEFORE OUR TOUR to do accommodations.
  • If you let us know about your allergies, restrictions or vegetarianism a night before or at the meet up, there won't be any change in the menu according to your restrictions.
  • If any of the participants arrive drunk or with hangover symptoms at the meet up, we'll ask for to leave for everybody's comfort and for the person itself and the ticket payment won't be refunded.
  • It's super important and your responsibility that you take care of yourself from illness, stomachaches or hangovers, etc. There’s no money refund from any of the previous topics.
  • 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.
  • If guests cancel part of the experiences during the tour, there won’t be any refund.
  • Me Encanta Oaxaca reserves the right to cancel or modify itineraries, schedules, and excursions for causes beyond its control, with no responsibility other than to refund the amount paid by the guest, total or partial, as the case may be.
  • Me Encanta Oaxaca will not be responsible for delays, irregularities, and damages caused by third parties, as well as for social or natural events beyond its control.
  • Me Encanta Oaxaca apologizes for any eventual delay due to traffic on the roads, protests, closing of roads.
  • Me Encanta Oaxaca is not responsible for the loss of valuables in public or private transport vehicles due to the customer's carelessness.

  • ***** If you have health or walking difficulties, if there are kids or babies and don't want to miss this activity for you and your loved ones, WE CAN ADDAP IT TO YOUR NEEDS IN A PRIVATE ACTIVITY with a different cost. JUST CONTACT US to tailor it just for you!! *****
  • * Face masks are obligatory to wear before getting in the markets.
  • * The tour operator provides hand sanitizer and wipes.
  • * We suggest not making an early lunch reservation or any type of reservation before 3 pm on the day of your tour
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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

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Awesome experience!
Deborah_P, Mar 2023
It’s truly authentic and genuine Oaxaca food and culture at its best! We loved every bite and story along the way. Highly recommend!
Me Encanto Oaxaca
Barbara_M, Mar 2023
Betsaida is the most engaging, enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide I’ve ever had on a Viator tour! What a pleasure to take this 5 hour tour! The street food stand had been featured on Somebody Feed Phil, as has Betsaida! She bought 8 fruits we had never seen or tasted before in a tiny local market and the tour ended in the well known market Benito Juarez. Delightful!
Great guide, very...
chuan_C, Mar 2023
Great guide, very friendly, and a very well-organized trip. Introduced a lot of interesting food, definite will introduce to others who also interested.
Delicious and Engaging
James_P, Mar 2023
Not just an excellent food tour but a great walking tour of Oaxaca as well! The highlight for me was the first market where we got a lesson on the incredible local fruits before sampling some of the best! Betsaida was absolutely wonderful - friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. Definitely come hungry because you eat A TON of bee very delicious food. Highly recommend
Amazing Food Tour!
Andrew_K, Mar 2023
This was a fantastic tour and honestly a highlight of our trip to Oaxaca. Betsaida is an incredible guide and our tour took us to some of the most delicious (come hungry!) local places in the city. But the tour was also super fun, educational, and casual. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Oaxaca!
Best tour in Oaxaca
Merian_K, Mar 2023
This was the best food tour we have done. Lots of variety of delicious food and many stops in various parts of the city. Learnt so much about the history and culture of Oaxaca as well as the food. Betsaida was so friendly and fun and we loved her passion for Oaxaca, its food and culture. Don’t miss this tour
5 hours of food bliss
Jennifer_S, Feb 2023
so much good food. Betsaide said we would be eating 24 items, and I believe we consumed twice that. She was enthusiastic and informative, with the right balance of commentary
So much food and culture!
Richard_A, Feb 2023
Betsaida was an amazing host who made everyone seem so welcome. The tour delivered on all of its promises and more.
Perfect first day in Oaxaca
Pauline_T, Feb 2023
Bethsaida gave us a warm and wonderful welcome. She not only introduced us to the delicious foods of Oaxaca (24 tastes), but also its rich history, culture and the local women who put so much pride and tender, loving care into their cooking. We loved wandering the markets, trying different types of exotic indigenous fruits, mezcals, and non-alcoholic drinks of the Zapotec culture, not to mention tasting our way through meat alley. What an amazing start to our trip!
Wonderful day, Lovely guide
Jack_R, Jan 2023
An absolutely wonderful way to start our trip. Betsaida was the perfect guide and truly lovely person. Was able to learn a bit about Mexican history while stuffing ourselves with a huge variety of local dishes and fruits. Highly recommend
Do Not Miss This Tour!!!
Bernard_M, Jan 2023
Best tour we ever took and If we could give 10⭐️ we would! Betsaida is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide and her tour exceeded our expectations. She has a great knowledge of the history of Oaxaca beyond the food. She made sure the pace worked perfectly for young or old and what we had to eat was out of this world. She knows the best available in the time frame we had, and offers suggestions for different spots when on your own.
Desaidra Lopez, the best
Sandra_L, Jan 2023
So many places, so much food provided by Desaidra. Far exceeded our expectations of this food tour. So much fun with a group size of 10, would do it again. Meeting point was easy to find, across from church next to Italian coffee cafe where I assumed we would have our first coffee of the day. But no, Desaidra took us up the street for authentic Mexican coffee. A delicious experience.
This tour is so, so, so...
rayearth53, Jan 2023
This tour is so, so, so worth it. Betsaida took us to so many different places and let us try so many different things, there's no way I would have been able to do this myself even if I'd asked 100 people! We got to experience and taste so much stuff -- little fruits that I would have never known how to ask for or eat. Plus she's just so vibrant and bubbly it's hard not to fall in love with everything. Oaxaca is such a gem and she really lets you experience it.
Wonderful food tour!
Dan_L, Jan 2023
This tour was a wonderful way to experience the food of Oaxaca. Betsaida was a great guide and knowledgeable on all things Oaxacan! The food is amazing and she explains the dishes and Oaxacan history of her entire time. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. A must when visiting Oaxaca!
Great Guide
Donna_B, Jan 2023
Our guide was very accommodating and enthusiastic to share food and history of oaxaca. She was very organized and timed the event well
Great Way to step into Oaxaca
Matthew_B, Dec 2022
Great way to spend your first day In Oaxaca. Easy pace and lots of variety. Wonderful companions. Highly recommend.
Not to be missed!!
Jerrol_K, Dec 2022
The best experience in Oaxaca! Our guide was beautiful and funny and extremely generous with her time and knowledge. We ate street food and ate inside several markets. With each bite or dish or drink, we were given an in depth explanation. 8 people on the tour which made it very intimate. Our guide was featured on Somebody Feed Phil episode in Oaxaca. She also shared about the rich history of Oaxaca. The tour really invited us into the culture of the city. Not to be missed!!
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.