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AUTHENTIC OAXACA FOOD TOUR, eat like a local.

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Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
AUTHENTIC OAXACA FOOD TOUR, eat like a local.

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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
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The Italian Coffee Company , Frente a la Iglesia de Santo Domingo, C. Macedonio Alcalá 501, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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 7 and under.
  • 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 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Me Encanta Oaxaca
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.

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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
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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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star-5
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!
star-5
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!
star-5
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.
star-5
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!
star-5
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.
star-5
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!
star-5
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.
star-5
Excellent!
Mark_G
, Jan 2022
Excellent guide for Oaxacan food!!! Knowledgable and informative. Takes you to different markets where you will sample the classics: tlayudas, Memelas, tamales, etc.
star-5
A Must do tour with the nicest guide
Alejandro_S
, Oct 2021
Betsy was an amazing tour all around. She began the tour with a small lecture on the history of Oaxaca and the origin of their food. We are 24 different foods ranging from: grilled meats, fruits, pastries, mezcal, mole, and grasshoppers. Everything was delicious. Throughout the tour, Betsy would stop and show us art/murals. She was engaging, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor. We all had a great time. We definitely recommend doing this tour with Betsy, you won’t be disappointed. P.S come hungry and ready to enjoy Oaxaca cuisine.
star-5
Don't miss this tour
Joanne_B
, Apr 2021
It was ALL FABULOUS! OUR guide, "Betsy" was energetic, very knowledgeable and her passion for her city is contagious! Breakfast at the puesta was one favorite, the market, and she was VERY patient helpful at the chocolate store.
star-5
Betsy was terrific!
Marshall_G
, Feb 2020
Yay Betsy, Off the beaten path foodie experiences. Yum! Betsy was knowledgeable, flexible and caring! A terrific experience Highly recommended
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