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Savor the Unique Tastes of Oaxaca!

Home to a culinary expression unlike any other in Mexico, Oaxaca dazzles the palate with flavors both traditional and boldly creative. A Oaxaca Eats Food Tour will take you straight to the heart of Oaxacan cuisine in four hours of leisurely exploration. 

Stroll the streets of the historic Centro with our bilingual guides, soaking up the color and learning about local food, history and traditions. You’ll visit 4 restaurants — some well known and others off-the-beaten-path — enjoying an array of up to 15 food and drink selections (including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), along with generous servings of Oaxaca’s warm hospitality.

What Makes a Oaxaca Eats Food Tour Different?

For one thing, you won’t rush from street vendor to food stall in the midday heat! Instead, you’ll stroll through the historic Centro to private seatings at 4 select restaurants that feature both traditional Oaxacan cuisine and its modern expressions. Your local guide will answer any and all questions about local culture and food, and give you tips on how best to spend your precious time in Oaxaca. You’ll come away feeling deeply satisfied, not just by the delicious variety of food and drink but by your newfound appreciation for this unique part of Mexico.


Dig Into Our Sampling Of 5-Star Reviews

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History and Food Combined

My husband and I spent a wonderful four hours in the company of Itzel from Oaxaca Eats. We were the only two people on the tour so it was really special (normally there are 4-6 people on each tour). Itzel has superb knowledge of both the history of Oaxaca and its food. We visited four restaurants and often had more than one course at each (make sure you come to the tour hungry!) The chef from each venue came out to talk us through each dish. We never felt rushed and the food was all delicious. Recommended!

– Anne F. | Tripadvisor
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Above and Beyond Food Tour

This tour was ABOVE and BEYOND what we were expecting to experience. Rocio was our guide and she was so passionate about sharing her people, her city, her country, her culture, and all of the wonderful food and restaurants in the tour with us. We scheduled this tour for the beginning of our trip and we're so happy we did because we then were able to return to some of the restaurants again (and again) throughout our visit. We highly recommend and this was, hands down one of our favorite things that we experienced while in Oaxaca City.

– Summer R. | Tripadvisor
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Delicious and informational food tour!

Our family of 4 (kids 7 and 10) spent a wonderful 4 hours with Itzel, an amazing tour guide! Not only did she know the Oaxacan food, she was a walking history book who made sense history understandable for our kids. She was funny, patient, and treated everyone with respect. The amount of food and drink we had for the price was astounding and my son says “astonishing”. We loved every stop on the tour from the local market, to a posh, organic market to some beautiful terraces of some upscale restaurants. This is a MUST DO if you are in Oaxaca. And her tip for chocolate ice cream at Rito’s was 100% on the money!! Mil gracias Itzel!

– Emily W. | Tripadvisor
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Great intro to local food

We were two of three people on the food and cocktails tour with Kristina and had a great time! We alerted the company that one of us eats a plant-based diet and she was able to work with the different restaurants in order to accommodate us. On top of that, there were many plant-based items that she had never tasted either so it was a treat for everyone. One of our favorite plant-based items was the Aguachile which was marinated mushrooms in “Chile water” that tasted a bit like ceviche. Another was the tetelas in the mole sauce at Tierra del Sol Casa. We even went back the next day for more! Kristina was very knowledgeable of the food, drinks, culture and city life and we would recommend taking this tour with her.

– Gabe G. | Tripadvisor
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Extraordinary Experience

This culinary experience was extraordinary, my favorite of many years. The owner Lorena and tour guide Kristina were welcoming and enthusiastic, as were the proprietors and staff at the four restaurants we visited. The many small dishes and cocktails were creative, delicious, and beautifully presented. I attended alone but quickly felt integrated with group. This was an absolutely lovely experience and cannot recommend it more highly.

– Patrick W. | Tripadvisor
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Take this awesome tour!

TAKE THIS TOUR. We had the best time on this walking food tour. Marcos was our guide and he was so friendly and knowledgeable about the foods we were eating and the restaurants and how they are preserving the regional cooking. Be hungry when you arrive. We visited 4 different restaurants but had several items at a couple of the restaurants. Don’t eat breakfast and you may not need dinner either. The restaurants chosen were all very different, but all delicious. It was really wonderful to experience the variety of foods in Oaxaca. If you are on the fence about doing the tour, get off it and book it. This was a highlight of our trip.

– K. Fitz | Tripadvisor
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Excellent Food Tour! Not to be missed.

Wonderful tour with Oaxaca Eats today! We visited four special restaurants and ate delicious things we would never have found on our own. It was such a treat to be taken around by a local who loves food as much as we do. Our tour guide was Fernanda, and she truly loves what she does. She epitomizes the warm hospitality of Oaxaca, and we enjoyed great conversation throughout the tour. Can't recommend this company enough, and I'm a picky customer!

– Jennifer W. | Tripadvisor

Giving Back to Our Community One Tour at a Time

Oaxaca Eats Food Tours is a local, woman-owned business committed to sustainable tourism. We care about our community and the environment by:

  • Supporting two local non-profits through a 5% donation from each ticket sale. Esperanza Infantil and the Institute of Historic Organs in Oaxaca.
  • Keeping the profits in the community by hiring locally-based staff at a living wage and paying our tasting partners for all food, drink and gratuities.
  • Limiting our carbon footprint with walking tours, on-line booking and paperless tickets.