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Oaxaca: Classic Downtown Food Tour

Product ID: 386105
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From mole and mezcal to chocolate and crickets, taste more than 20 food samples and discover why Oaxaca is one of the world's top food destinations.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 12:00 PM
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Spanish, English

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
Join a delicious 4-hour guided food tour in Oaxaca’s lively downtown area where you will visit 4 unique local restaurants and specialty shops and sample over 20 different foods and beverages, including mezcal.

Enjoy foods that contain some of the most important elements found in traditional Oaxacan cuisine like corn, chiles, and chocolate. 

Taste a variety of mezcals, straight up or in a cocktail form, as well as delicious agua frescas (fruit waters).

Learn about the culture and history of Oaxaca and the family traditions behind each food locales you visit. Your local guide will answer any questions you might have.
Includes
  • Food and drinks
  • Restaurant gratuities
What’s Not Included
  • Additional beverages not part of the original tour’s menu itinerary
  • Tips for the guide
Not suitable for
  • People with food allergies

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tour starts near Santa Domingo Church on Calle Macedonio Alcala. Parking available at Estacionamiento Real Santo Domingo.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
Know before you go
• Vegetarians and those who are lactose intolerant can be accommodated
• Distance walked is about 1 mile, which is suitable for most fitness levels
• You will be able to get a seat in all locations
• 5% of the tour price will be divided between two local non-profit charities: Esperanza Infantil and Institute of Historic Oaxacan Organs