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Private Classic Downtown Food Tour

Quick Details

Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 12 & Under

Visit one of the world’s top food destinations

From mole and mezcal to chocolate and chapulines (grasshoppers) — discover why Oaxaca is one of the world’s top food destinations

  • Sample 20+ traditional food tastings from 4 locally-owned restaurants and shops.
  • Sip delicious aguas frescas (fruit waters) and taste multiple types of mezcal.
  • Explore the historic center and learn about the food and culture with a local guide.
  • Practice responsible travel and support local non-profits with a 5% donation included in the tour price.

Other information

  • Tours are in English. Bilingual guides will translate in Spanish as needed.
  • Eat a light breakfast. There is plenty of food on the tour for a filling lunch.
  • Distance walked is about a mile. Mostly flat walking, some stairs.
  • Tours occur rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing, (hat, sunscreen) and good walking shoes.
  • Tickets must be purchased online prior to the tour. No walk-ups or cash are accepted.
  • We suggest not making an early dinner reservation on the day of your tour.

What to Expect

a large stone building

Tour Basics
Our Classic Centro tour is a guided four-hour excursion that will take you to four unique tasting locations. You will sample over 20 different foods and beverages (including Mezcal) from local restaurants and specialty shops. Participants will be seated at all locations. The tour is about one mile of walking and suitable for most fitness levels.

At each tasting location, enjoy foods that contain some of the most important elements found in traditional Oaxacan food like corn, chiles, and chocolate. You will also taste a variety of Mezcals – straight up or in a cocktail as well as delicious agua frescas (fruit waters). In addition, you will learn about the families and history of each destination. Along the way, your guide will share information about the culture and history of Oaxaca and answer any questions you might have.

Giving Back
Oaxaca Eats Food Tours is a socially responsible business, and 5% of each ticket sold is split between these two charities in Oaxaca. Click on the links below to learn more.

Ready your taste buds for great food and drink at some of Oaxaca’s best local restaurants and shops.

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