From mole and Mezcal to chocolate and chapulines (grasshoppers) — discover why Oaxaca is one of the world’s top food destinations on this culinary adventure.
- Adult Ages 18+
Enjoy a Mezcal tasting under the sunset in Oaxaca
Maximize your time in Oaxaca with a sunset Mezcal and food tour featuring terrace views and hidden culinary gems.
- Taste more food at fewer places. Seated tastings of 20+ samples from four locally-owned restaurants in four hours.
- Increase your Mezcal knowledge with a “Mezcal mini-course” at one tasting location.
- Explore the historic center of Oaxaca and learn about the food and culture from a local.
- Practice responsible travel. Support local non-profits with a 5% donation included in the ticket price.
- Ticket cost includes all beverages (Mezcal, beer, and cocktails).
- Eat a light lunch. There is plenty of food on the tour for a filling dinner.
- Tours occur rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing, (hat, sunscreen) and good walking shoes.
- Tours are conducted in English. Bilingual guides will translate in Spanish as needed.
- Small group size — 10 people maximum.
- The distance walked is about a mile. Mostly flat walking, some stairs.
- We can accommodate vegetarians and those who are lactose intolerant.
- Tickets must be purchased online prior to the tour. No walk-ups or cash are accepted.
What to Expect
Maximize your time in Oaxaca with our Sunset Mezcal and Food Tour. Sip and savor 20+ foods and beverages on a relaxed, sunset stroll to four locally-owned restaurants with a local expert guide. The tour includes cocktails, Mezcal, beer, traditional cuisine, and dessert. The experience is about one mile of walking and suitable for most fitness levels. Access to rooftop terraces requires some stair climbing.
Oaxaca Eats Food Tours is a socially responsible business, and 5% of each ticket sold is split between two charities in Oaxaca. Click on the links below to learn more.
Enjoy a taste of Oaxaca at sunset with delicious bites and beverages from these local favorites.
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.
Hotel Los Amantes
A mini-course in Mezcal featuring three samples from the Los Amantes brand on the terrace of Hotel Los Amantes ― arguably one of the most spectacular terrace views in 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.
Mezquite Gastronomia y Destilados
Known for its great terrace views and cocktails by locals and tourists alike. Menu offerings include traditional favorites like Tlayudas and Gorditas to mouthwatering hamburgers.
Balthazar at Casa Convite
Featuring Tetelas from the eight regions of Oaxaca, Baltazar shares a stunning space with the beautifully curated Casa Convite mezcal tasting room and retail outlet.
Where to Meet
Tour starts near the Ethnobotanical Garden on Calle Reforma. Tour guests will be provided with the exact meeting location via email upon booking tickets.
Parking available at Estacionamiento Real Santo Domingo.
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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