From mole and Mezcal to chocolate and chapulines (grasshoppers) — explore the magic of Oaxacan cuisine!
- Adult Ages 18+
Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and local specialties as the sun sets over Oaxaca.
Sample up to 20 food and beverage selections on a relaxed walking tour to 4 locally-owned restaurants. Enjoy the sunset from rooftop terraces at two of our tasting locations. This tour includes mezcal, mezcal cocktails, beer, small plates and dessert.
- Taste more food at fewer places ― 4 stops in 4 hours.
- Explore the historic center and learn about the food and culture with a local guide.
- Meet the chefs and discover the stories behind the food.
- Tours are conducted in English. Bi-lingual guides will translate in Spanish as needed.
- Ticket price includes food, drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), restaurant and guide gratuities.
- Vegetarian and dairy-free options available.
- Eat a light lunch. There is plenty of food for a filling dinner.
- Mostly flat walking – about a mile, stair climbing to terraces.
- 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 practice responsible travel by donating 5% of each ticket sale to local nonprofits.
Tierra del Sol Casa Restaurante
Enjoy a beautiful terrace view with a Mezcal cocktail while you sample traditional bites from the Mixteca region of Oaxaca.
La Casa del Tio Guero
Housed in a historic 16th-century building, a family of chefs offers tasty daily menus and a la carte offerings. The Chiles en Nogada are exceptional and offered year-round.
Don Juanito Taquería and Pozolería
A family-owned Oaxacan tradition since 1966. Indigenous and mestizo elements infuse the rich food offerings, like Pozole and Tacos al Vapor, at this soul-filling restaurant.
Ancestral Cocina Tradicional
A foodie and local favorite in the historic neighborhood of Xochimilco, Ancestral serves a traditional menu of comal-prepared favorites and moles in a tranquil, courtyard setting.
Have questions? Here are the most frequently asked.
The tour is four hours and at a maximum just over a mile of moderate-paced walking on flat streets and sidewalks. Most locations are within 5-10 minutes of each other. Two restaurants require climbing stairs (with handrail) to reach the rooftop terrace. The tour is appropriate for most fitness levels but is not recommended for those who have difficulty walking or climbing stairs. It is not wheelchair accessible and a stroller is not recommended.
Note: Oaxaca sits at an altitude of 5,102 feet or 1,555 meters. For those not acclimated to higher altitudes, you might experience some altitude-related symptoms such as shortness of breath. Walk slowly, keep hydrated, and rest when needed.
Yes. We can accommodate vegetarians. Please mention your dietary restrictions and any allergies when you buy your ticket(s). We pass this information along to the restaurants in advance and all will accommodate this request.
Yes. Full refunds are available for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the start date of the experience will receive no refund.
We are also happy to reschedule you (based on availability) on another tour during your stay.
We suggest purchasing Ticket Guardian which offers insurance on every ticket bought. Protected tickets may be refunded at any time up until the start of your experience through a claim with Ticket Guardian. You’ll find this option as an add-on during the ticket purchasing process.
All food, drinks, and restaurant gratuities are included in the ticket price. 5% of the ticket price will be divided between two non-profit charities that we support – Esperanza Infantil and Institute of Historic Organs of Oaxaca.
Extra costs include additional beverages not part of the original tour and/or items for purchase at tasting locations along the way.
Gratuity for your tour guide is not included in the ticket price but is always appreciated at your discretion. Standard gratuity in the service industry is 15-20%. For our tours, 15% is approximately $12-14US or about 200-300 Mexican pesos.
Yes, bathrooms are available at each food tasting location.
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