About Oaxaca Eats Food Tours

Mayan ruins and monarch butterflies first brought Kay and Dean Michaels to Mexico. But, it was Mezcal that enticed them to Oaxaca. The warmth of its people, amazing food, and diverse culture all conspire to keep them in this very special city that they now call home.

Kay and Dean started Oaxaca Eats Food Tours to share the things they loved about Oaxaca — Mezcal, mole y mas (and more) — and, to give back to the community. In the spirit of guelaguetza, which means "to share" in the Zapotec language, we hope others will eat, drink and discover the magic of Oaxaca.

Our goals:
• Share the gastronomic richness of Oaxaca with people from all over the world
• Hire local tour coordinators and support businesses passionate about their culture and cuisine
• Give back to the community through charitable donations

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Owners, Kay and Dean Michaels. Buen provecho!

Meet Our Experience Guides and Mascot



Mezcal expert, mixologist, chef, musician, and all round nice person, Victoria knows Oaxaca and is happy to share her knowledge with others.

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A foodie at heart Gustavo loves sharing the food, culture and history of his adopted city. Originally from Chiapas, he now has roots in Oaxaca which includes a coffee shop called Cactus.

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Born in Mexico City, Teresa loves everything about Oaxaca. Art historian, curator, and yoga teacher, Teresa claims to know a bit of everything. We think you'll claim that she's a seriously good guide.

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May May is Oaxaca Eats Food Tours girl about town. Admired by locals for her happy disposition and beautiful eyes, she's always ready for an adventure.