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Become local for a day

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 108 reviews.Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Betsy

4 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will visit the most-popular markets in the city and will eat as locals use to do. We´ll taste +20 traditional dishes and drinks not only in the region but in the state.
Our first stop will be on an organic market where sellers look to preserve the tradition of preparing using natural products, serving them in dishes made of natural materials such as mud.
Then we´ll go to November 20th Market, best knew for its food, there will try their stars: mole and carne asada (Oaxaca´s BBQ)
In the end will go to Benito Juarez Market, full of handcraft and delicious food. We will taste taco placero, regional candies, and artisan nieve.
This is an unforgettable experience, you won´t miss anything, you will go hand on hand with a local, passionate about her food and culture. Don´t be afraid and Become local for a day.
We will visit the most-popular markets in the city and will eat as locals use to do. We´ll taste +20 traditional dishes and drinks not only in the region but in the state.
Our first stop will be on an organic market where sellers look to preserve the tradition of preparing using natural products, serving them in dishes made of natural materials such as mud.
Then we´ll go to November 20th Market, best knew for its food, there will try th…

Betsy's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    All dishes and beverages
  • Drinks
    1 Guias Soup
    1 Garnacha
    1 Memela
    1 Empanada
    1 Enfrijola...
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/ person
Fri, Aug 28
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person
Sat, Aug 29
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person
Tue, Sep 1
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person

Meet your host, Betsy

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 108 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello, I´m Betsy Morales, was born and raised in this beautiful city, in the iconic Benito Juarez market, my family has been owning a food business there for over 20 years, and right there is where I grew up, surrounded by flavors, smells, culture, traditions and lots of visitors.
Coming for the first time to Oaxaca or coming back after some years could be a challenge, specially talking about markets and food, so this tour is designed to teach you how to navigate markets, learn about each plate and drink, ingredients and preparation methods, as well as support business owners on each market, and make know Oaxaca´s cultural gastronomy
What we´re looking for is you to leave with a full heart and belly, not only with food but also with love for Oaxaca, so that you can share that love with someone else so others can visit us and fall in love
Hello, I´m Betsy Morales, was born and raised in this beautiful city, in the iconic Benito Juarez market, my family has been owning a food business there for over 20 years, and right there is where I grew up, surrounded by flavors, smells, culture, traditions and lots of visitors.
Coming for the first time to Oaxaca or coming back after some years could be a challenge, specially talking about markets and food, so this tour is designed to teach you how to navigate markets, learn about each…
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Where you'll be

The experience will take place in the 3 most important markets in Oaxaca: Benito Juárez, November 20th, and Pochote/La cosecha. All of them know for their colors, smells, traditions, culture and of course, food.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 108 reviews.

Rachel
March 2020
I had an incredible time with Betsy. It was just myself on the tour but Betsy didn’t make that an issue and made me feel special. We explored places in Oaxaca that I would never have found by myself and it introduced me to many of the amazing foods that Oaxaca has to offer. I left feeling very full of food but also full of knowledge and happiness. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Betsy to anybody.
I had an incredible time with Betsy. It was just myself on the tour but Betsy didn’t make that an issue and made me feel special. We explored places in Oaxaca that I would never ha…
James
March 2020
This is the best food tour we’ve ever done. Betsy is a lovely person and super knowledgable...who better to show you the wonders of Oaxaca cuisine than the daughter of market food vendors?! Every dish we tried was unique and something we would never have chosen/found ourself. The day and amount of food was well planned and the stories along the way were fascinating. I loved that the pace was super relaxed and casual and we really had time to enjoy each delicious dish and chat. The variety of food was perfect and we came away full and satisfied but not stuffed. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough!
This is the best food tour we’ve ever done. Betsy is a lovely person and super knowledgable...who better to show you the wonders of Oaxaca cuisine than the daughter of market food…
Daniela Louise
March 2020
With this tour you will dive into the markets, culture and culinary specialties of Oaxaca! If you are staying a couple of days, make sure to do this tour at the very beginning. It will help to understand "how things work" on the market and – thanks to the menu provided – to remember all the names of the dishes :) Thank you Betsy, this was great and really delicious!
With this tour you will dive into the markets, culture and culinary specialties of Oaxaca! If you are staying a couple of days, make sure to do this tour at the very beginning. It…
Helena
March 2020
Betsy was such a ray of sunshine. She really knew great detail about each food stand and the locations we were going to. Before starting the tour she gave us a paper with a list of places and food/beverages we’ll be trying. Which is perfect for someone like me who will forget the names of everything a day later. It was a genuine and unforgettable experience. It’s the perfect tour to start your time here in Oaxaca.
Betsy was such a ray of sunshine. She really knew great detail about each food stand and the locations we were going to. Before starting the tour she gave us a paper with a list of…
Pamela
March 2020
Betsy was amazing! We had a great time getting to know her. There was so much food involved so I'd recommend taking a container for leftovers.
Kristen
February 2020
Betsy is absolutely wonderful! She will show you the best foods and make you feel comfortable while answering any questions. I would definitely do this tour with Betsy again!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Children and babies welcome
Please notify if you have a restriction on your diet or any allergy

What to bring

a lot of hunger

comfortable shoes