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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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Terrific tour!! Highly recommended.

We had a great time on our Oaxaca Eats tour with our very sweet and knowledgeable tour guide, Alexa. We learned a lot about Oaxaca, in addition to eating and learning about many of the traditional foods and beverages. The food was exceptional, the tour was very well designed with different food and beverage at each of the 4 restaurants we went to. And the organizers were attentive to everyone's individual dietary needs. Wonderful, fun afternoon in Oaxaca. Thanks Kay, Dean and Alexa

– Gail B. | Tripadvisor
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Mezcal, Maize & Mole served with style

We booked this tour last minute on our way into Oaxaca and were SO glad we did. What a great way to spend our first day! This is really a cut above your usual food tour - instead of an endless string of street stands you get to sit in some great Oaxacan restaurants and enjoy a steady stream of delicious small plates in a relaxed and intelligible way. We were lucky enough to have Dean, the founder of Oaxaca Eats, as our guide. He is a laid-back, knowledgable, delightful person to spend time with, and has a true passion for mezcal! Dean took extra time to show us around the city after we had finished eating and gave us loads of helpful pointers for the rest of our visit, as well as telling us lots about Mezcal production and Oaxaca itself. He and his wife (the co-founder) have selected some very special places for you to eat on this tour. Everything is truly DELICIOUS, and also a feast for the eyes. Highly, highly recommended.

– Caroline A. | Tripadvisor
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Do Not Miss This Tour!

If you have time for only one tour, this is the one! In 4 hours, you will get a taste of every flavor of Oaxaca. Our tour guide Emilia is amazing- knowledgeably guiding us through the streets of Oaxaca while sharing the city’s rich history. The owners Kay and Dean met with our group at the beginning and end of the tour. They are great and were able to provide a wealth of helpful information. Now to the food. In one acronym, this is what I have to say. OMG!!!!!!!! If you are a foodie, this tour is one you should not miss.

– Elizabeth P. | Tripadvisor
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Amazing experience

Lorena our guide was fantastic helping to understand the food, the culture and history. The pace of the tour was perfect and all of the restaurants were prepared for us and very welcoming with each offering something different from the one before. The food was fantastic and gave insight to the food scene in Oaxaca. I am so pleased we went on this tour with a week to go as now we have a list of places we can now explore and enjoy. This tour is a must for appreciating what Oaxaca has to offer. Well worth the money paid.

– Sandy P. | Tripadvisor
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Last year we took the gourmet food tour. When we saw Oaxaca Eats had a NEW Sunset Mezcal Tour we immediately booked this trip for our first night in Oaxaca. The selections of terraces to visit was remarkable. The education about mezcal production and the types was wonderful.....and we’re from California wine country. The Sunset Tour lived up to the reputation of Oaxaqueno food and hospitality. And our guide was very knowledgeable. As usual, Kay and Dean were super hosts. Next year .....a ChocolateTour?

– Barbara S. | Tripadvisor
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Fantastic food experience in Oaxaca!

I had such a good time with Oaxaca Eats! We went to 4 different restaurants/cafés and a local food stall where we tried amazing food and drinks and were also able to prepare salsas and tortillas on our own. Our tour guide was fluent in English and Spanish and had great knowledge not only about the food but also about Oaxaca, its people and culture! I also loved the familiar and relaxed atmosphere! Thumbs up, highly recommended and worth every penny :-)

– Katja R. | Tripadvisor
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Great afternoon

What a great tour with delicious food and drink. A very well organized company with excellent guides. Dean (owner) and Joel (guide) were so welcoming and interested in our Oaxacan experiences, giving more suggestions of things to do and where to eat. The businesses that they feature on the tour presented their food and drink beautifully and were very proud to share with us. We sampled a wide range of food and of course mezcal. It was a wonderful afternoon and I would highly recommend it.

– Lisa A. | 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.