The Authentic Oaxaca: A Food and Culture Journey at Benito Juarez Market

(1 customer review)


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

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Embark on a culinary journey through this Oaxaca Benito Juarez Market tour, the largest and most diverse market in southeastern Mexico. Discover Oaxaca’s rich gastronomic heritage as you stroll through aisles of artisan crafts, chocolate shops, and local produce.

Taste authentic tejate, tamales, tacos, and memelas, and meet indigenous artisans and producers. This is the ultimate food and culture experience in the heart of Oaxaca.

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 Benito Juarez Market Tour: what you’ll do

  • Meet the local tour guide at the meeting point (provided after booking)
  • Stroll the iconic streets of Oaxaca and learn the landmarks on the way to the market
  • Arrive at the Benito Juarez Market 
  • Walk through the aisles of the market and get to know ancestral Oaxacan food
  • Try tejate (ancient Oaxacan drink)
  • Eat tamales, tacos, memelas, and more!
  • Get to know local artisans, horticulturists, and local food experts in the market
  • Don’t eat breakfast and come hungry!

Oaxaca Benito Juarez Market Tour availability and hours

This Oaxaca Benito Juarez Market Tour runs once a day all week, except Sundays from 9:30 – 12:00 PM.

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: tamales, fruits, regional snacks, tacos, memelas, and more!
  • Drinks: tejate, pulque, 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 The Authentic Oaxaca: A Food and Culture Journey at Benito Juarez Market

  1. Kalle Petersson

    What set this tour apart was Juan’s ability to introduce us to the locals at the market. We met artisans, greengrocers, butchers, and many other vendors, and it was amazing to see the pride they take in their crafts and produce. Juan not only helped us understand what we were seeing and tasting but also provided a sense of connection with the people of the market, which made the experience deeply personal and enriching.

    The tour is perfectly structured, covering a range of food stalls and craft shops. We had the chance to taste tejate, an ancient cocoa drink, along with mouth-watering tamales, tacos, and memelas. Truly a feast for the senses!

    We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Oaxaca.

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