The Hungry Tourist is very proud to present:



A Deep Dive Into the Heart of Mexico’s Culinary Wonders


MARCH 27 – APRIL 2, 2025

the game plan


Embark on a thrilling 6-day culinary adventure through Mexico City and Oaxaca, where we’ll explore everything from street food to haute cuisine.

Delve into the heart of Mexican culinary excellence with us!

Mexico City (March 27 – 31. 2025): Immerse yourself in the dynamic food scene from our luxurious base at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Oaxaca (March 31 – April 2, 2025): Savor the authentic charm and rich flavors from the beautiful Casa Oaxaca we took over.


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Mexico City features specially curated dinners at Quintonil, Pujol, and Maximo Bistro, a market tour with Chef Santiago Muñoz, a seafood feast at Mi Compa Chava, tequila tasting, a barbacoa brunch at El Pica, taco extravaganza at Maizajo, and two taco crawls.

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Oaxaca offers a visit to Mercado de Abastos, the finest tacos and empanadas on Carmen street, a mezcal experience at Macurichos, dinners by Chefs Thalia Barrios García and Luis Arellano, a special lunch by Chef Miguel Mijangos at Ancestral Cocina Tradicional and more surprises!

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Do all that in the intimate company of interesting and like-minded people from all over the world.

The Juicy Details 

Here’s a glorious list of the restaurants we shall visit, but not the surprises that we prepared for you in between.


Jorge Vallejo, the culinary visionary at Quintonil in Mexico City, champions modern Mexican cuisine. At his renowned restaurant, Vallejo showcases his respect for local ingredients through innovative dishes that highlight Mexico’s biodiversity and sustainable practices.

Alongside his wife, Alejandra Flores, he supports local farmers to ensure each dish represents the essence of Mexican terroir. Quintonil not only serves as a dining experience but also narrates Mexico’s evolving culinary heritage, making Vallejo a significant figure in defining global perceptions of Mexican cuisine.

Enjoy a welcome dinner specially curated by Chef Jorge Vallejo that connects deeply with the roots of Mexico.


Enrique Olvera, the genius behind Pujol in Mexico City, has transformed modern Mexican cuisine and brought it international renown. Pujol pairs traditional Mexican culinary arts with contemporary flair, making it a top global dining destination.

Our tour features a special dinner in Pujol’s private room, where you’ll sample the best of Olvera’s innovations, including favorites from both the main menu and the exclusive “Taco Omakase” bar. This intimate dining experience is set to be a highlight of our culinary journey, offering a deep dive into Olvera’s creative mastery.

maximo bistro

At Maximo Bistrot in Mexico City, Chef Eduardo García showcases his passion for organic, locally sourced ingredients through a constantly evolving menu. This commitment reflects his dedication to the slow food movement and Mexican culinary traditions, blended with innovative international techniques.

The result is a dining experience that sustainably features fresh, seasonal dishes, making Maximo Bistrot a celebrated destination for food lovers and affirming García’s reputation as a culinary visionary.


Join us for a morning market tour with Chef Santiago Muñoz, followed by a taco feast at Maizajo, a culinary highlight in Mexico City.

Maizajo celebrates the diversity of native Mexican corn with a menu that showcases traditional dishes, each telling a story of heritage and sustainability. The restaurant’s commitment to heirloom corn supports local farmers and provides a genuine taste of Mexico’s culinary roots, making it a must-visit for those seeking to experience authentic Mexican cuisine.

Mi Compa Chava

Step into Mi Compa Chava, an energetic seafood haven in the heart of Mexico City that mirrors the lively essence of a Mexican coastal town.

Here, feast on towering seafood platters brimming with fresh shrimp, octopus, tuna, and scallops. The vibrant yellow tables and bustling open kitchen set the stage for a festive dining experience.

Dive into innovative dishes that blend Sinaloan and Baja culinary traditions, complemented by exotic beer mixes and tropical cocktails, promising a vibrant, beach-party vibe right in the city.

Thalia Barrios García and and La Cocina de Humo

At La Cocina de Humo in Oaxaca, Chef Thalia Barrios García reimagines traditional Oaxacan cuisine with a modern flair. Specializing in smoked dishes that echo the region’s culinary heritage, Thalia elevates local ingredients through her inventive cooking techniques.

Her restaurant offers a rustic yet sophisticated ambiance where diners can enjoy signature dishes like artisanal cheeses, freshly made mole, and smoked meats, all sourced locally.

This blend of tradition and innovation under Thalia’s expert guidance makes La Cocina de Humo an essential destination for anyone seeking to experience authentic Oaxacan flavors.


Conclude your Mexican culinary adventure with a gala feast at Criollo in Oaxaca, helmed by Chef Luis Arellano.

Renowned for blending traditional Oaxacan flavors with innovative techniques, Criollo offers dishes celebrating the region’s rich ingredients and culinary heritage. From complex moles to exquisitely simple tlayudas, each meal is a tribute to local traditions and sustainability.

Criollo’s inviting atmosphere and open kitchen design provide a warm, engaging dining experience, making it a fitting grand finale to our journey through Mexico’s gastronomic landscapes.

Ancestral Cocina Tradicional

Join Chef Miguel Mijangos at Ancestral Cocina Tradicional for a special lunch that celebrates the heart of Oaxacan cuisine.

Established in the historic Barrio de Xochimilco, Ancestral uses traditional techniques like wood-fired comal cooking to bring out the rich flavors of local ingredients.

Enjoy a menu filled with authentic dishes such as mole and agua chile, set against the backdrop of the restaurant’s rustic, open-air architecture, creating a memorable dining experience that connects deeply with Oaxaca’s culinary heritage.

taco world

We tasted at least 500 different tacos during a six-day culinary tour of Mexico City and Oaxaca to choose the best for you.

In Mexico City, savor Tacos al Pastor, Tacos de Asada, Tacos de Barbacoa, and Tacos de Carnitas. Transitioning to Oaxaca, discover Tacos de Tasajo, Tacos de Cecina, and Tacos de Chapulines alongside the iconic Tlayudas. This non-stop taco feast offers a continuous exploration of each region’s rich flavors and traditions, making every day a new adventure in Mexico’s vibrant culinary landscape.

Mercado de Abastos

Explore the vibrant Mercado de Abastos in Oaxaca, a bustling hub where locals and chefs gather to shop.

As the largest market in the region, it offers an extensive array of fresh produce, meats, spices, and Oaxacan specialties like aromatic chocolate and quesillo cheese. Dive into the local culture at stalls featuring traditional foods such as tlayudas, memelas, and mole.

This lively marketplace, filled with artisan crafts and a vivid atmosphere, provides a true glimpse into Oaxaca’s daily life and rich commerce.

Mezcal Macurichos

Discover the traditional art of mezcal-making with us at Mezcal Macurichos in Oaxaca, where ancient techniques and local agave converge to create exceptional spirits.

This artisanal distillery is dedicated to preserving Oaxaca’s mezcal heritage, meticulously crafting each batch. We invite you to join us in this authentic experience, from agave harvesting to distilling, and conclude with a mezcal tasting that showcases the unique flavors and dedication behind every bottle of Macurichos’ distinctively flavored mezcal.



The Four Seasons Hotel

The Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City stands as a beacon of luxury and comfort. Nestled on the iconic Paseo de la Reforma, this elegant establishment is surrounded by lush gardens and features a serene courtyard fountain. Its refined rooms and suites offer the utmost comfort, while exceptional amenities, including a spa and gourmet dining options, cater to discerning guests.

The hotel also boasts a charming patio and a sophisticated bar, perfect for relaxation and socializing. Renowned for its impeccable service, the hotel ensures a memorable stay in the heart of the city.

Casa Oaxaca

Casa Oaxaca is a boutique hotel renowned for blending colonial charm and contemporary Oaxacan culture.

Under the guidance of Alejandro Ruiz, a celebrated chef and local gastronomy ambassador, the hotel offers an exquisite culinary experience that mirrors the region’s rich heritage.

The elegant decor, intimate setting, and personalized service make Casa Oaxaca a premier destination for travelers seeking a unique and authentic stay in the heart of Oaxaca.

The Essentials

Itinerary and Hotels

The Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City From March 27 to 31, 2025

Casa Oaxaca Hotel: From March 31 to April 2

Kick-off meal: First Taco Crawl on March 27 at 12:00

Last meal: Gala Dinner at Criollo on April 2, 2025

Tour Fees

Per person, shared room: USD 7750
Single occupancy supplement: USD 1700

The price includes all food, beverages, beverage pairings, taxes, service charges, intercity transportation (flight), and six nights of accommodation.

The price does not include airfare to and from Mexico, and any travel or medical insurance.

Extra nights at the Four Seasons before the tour or Casa Oaxaca Hotel after the tour can be booked in advance at special rates.

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A Note on Set Menus

The menus offered during the tour are selected by The Hungry Tourist with the help of our local partners. We believe they represent the best culinary fare the Basque Country has to offer. Guests may order outside of these menus at their own expense.



A non-refundable deposit of USD 1500 per person will be charged upon reservation.

The balance must be paid no later than 60 days prior to the first day of the tour.

Payments are preferred by bank transfer. Payments with Credit Card will incur a 4% supplement.

Cancellation Policy and Penalties

If cancellation is received up to 30 days before the first day of the tour, the deposit will be forfeited.

If cancellation is received up to 10 days before the first day of the tour, a penalty fee of 50% of the remaining balance will be charged. If cancellation notice is received within 10 days of the first day of the tour or the guest is a no-show, the entirety of the remaining balance will be charged.


Joined THT San Sebastián tour and it is a must-do experience for food lovers!

David is warm and welcoming, and super happy to be hanging out and eating with others who love food as much as him. Gabriella, our local guide, also elevated the experience – sharing the history of the region, the people, food, and culture and giving us insider access to the chefs, which was amazing.

It was great to interact with the chefs directly for some of the spots and see the action behind the scenes. Every restaurant was very happy and excited to host both David and Gabriella, which made our group feel right at home – as if we were at a friend’s place dining and chatting.

The food and wine were endless and delicious and the menus were very thoughtfully curated for the group. The planning and logistics were perfectly done as well, and we easily got from place to place – very much on time and also with time for us to explore on our own in between (with great local recommendations from both David and Gabriella).

Lastly, it is amazing how people from all over the world from such different backgrounds can be brought together by David and bond over the common love of amazing food. You’ll leave not only having had the best meals of your life but also with connections around the world!

Samiha Imami, NYC

The Grand Tour of Spain in March 2023 was my first Hungry Tourist Food Tour ever and it will not be my last. It was an all-out experience of the finest art.

The food was outstanding, and so was the selection of the restaurants and the chefs. Not only did we have great dining experiences but in many places, we were also invited into the kitchen area to get a look behind the scenes. The hotels and their location also added to a high-level experience in my view.

Last but not least it was an outstanding experience on a human level. Meeting like-minded people from all around the world makes the food experience so much deeper and better. My next tour is already booked and I can not wait for it.


Anyone considering THT for their next foodie trip is in for a treat. At each restaurant, a bespoke experience awaits. Plus, you’ll quickly realize that the value of the trip goes well beyond their access to great food/restaurants. The lifetime of memories and bonds you’ll inevitably create is priceless.

Dudi and Sinan, the masterminds behind THT, are prepared to execute on a highly curated food extravaganza. Their deep knowledge and experience within the gastro industry is bar none. Simply put, magic happens the moment you step into an eatery. For the duration of the meal, you can expect custom menus, elevated wine pairings, and extra special treatment. The food speaks for itself; always delicious.

So how do you get the most out of THT? Go with a hungry stomach. But above all, go with an open mind and really get to know your tour mates.

We joined The Grand Tour of Spain (Mar 2023). And we look forward to future trips.