Savor the Soul of Oaxaca: Abastos Market Gastronomic Safari

(1 customer review)


This 2.5-hour Oaxaca Abastos Market Tour is 20% off when you purchase the Oaxaca Insider Travel Pass.

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Embark on a culinary adventure in this Oaxaca Abastos Market tour. Explore the chaman section’s herbs, snap photos of vibrant dry peppers, and savor an array of local dishes like barbacoa tacos, memelas, and cafe de olla.

Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere and rich flavors of the city’s largest market. Food included, no need for breakfast—this is a gastronomic safari you don’t want to miss!

Quick info

  • 💸 Private tour: Discounted rate available for groups. Please inquire
  • ⚡ Booking Window: 5-7 days
  • ⏰ Duration: 2.5 hours 
  • 📅 Availability: Once a day (from 9:30 AM)
  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Participants: This is a small group tour where you will join other travelers (7-12 travelers)

Oaxaca Abastos Market Tour: what you’ll do

  • Meet your local tour guide at Oaxaca Centro
  • Start the day with a memela breakfast (featured on Netflix’s Street Food Latin America)
  • Tour the Chamanic herbs section of the market
  • Eat local bread and hot chocolate
  • Visit the peppers section and learn about the spices of Mexico
  • Eat barbacoa de tacos 
  • Try cafe de olla (Oaxacan coffee)
  • Extensive tour of the Abastos Market in Oaxaca City
  • Don’t eat before the tour! Please come hungry!

Oaxaca Abastos Market Tour availability and hours

This Oaxaca Abastos Market Tour runs once a day all week, except Sundays from 9:00 – 11:30 AM.

This is a small group tour where you will join other travelers (7-12 per group). Customized and private tours are free to choose any time and date they prefer (up to 15 people).

What’s included?

  • Food: memelas, tacos al comal, tasajo, Oaxacan bread, empanada, nicuatole, tacos de barbacoa
  • Drinks: coffee, water, chocolate drink, flavored water
  • Experienced food guide (top guide in the city)
  • Travel Concierge for the duration of your trip in Oaxaca City (up to 3 days)

What’s NOT included?

  • Transportation to the meeting point [Open on Google Maps]
  • Tips for guide
  • Meals and activities not mentioned above

Cancellation policy

  • 100% refund 7 days before the tour
  • 100% refund for Mexico Insider Club Members (up to 8 hours)
  • 50% refund up to 2 days before the tour
  • Non-refundable less than 48 hours before the tour

1 review for Savor the Soul of Oaxaca: Abastos Market Gastronomic Safari

  1. Akito Masuda

    Wow, where do we even begin? Our group of friends from Vancouver just had an incredible time exploring the Abastos Market in Oaxaca. The experience was next-level, and a lot of that is thanks to our amazing tour guide, Javier.

    From guiding us through the chaman section filled with unique herbs and spells to the vibrant area of dried peppers (hello, Instagram photo ops!), he made every moment a learning experience. But more than that, he made it FUN!!!!!

    Netflix’s Street Food Latin America memelas: the spot was crowded, and we had to wait a bit for our memelas.

    We highly recommend setting aside time (and stomach space!) for this tour when you visit Oaxaca.

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