This Is Our Story
Etnofood is a social project that was born in 2016 on a trip where the founder met a foodlab and replicated the methodology in Oaxaca, designed the model to develop memorable experiences that bring our guests and users closer to the various projects that Etnofood has in our territory such as permaculture, social gastronomy and fair trade as well as history and cultural richness from the humanist approach through unique experiences.
What Makes Us Special
Local Expert Guides
We are local natives, who were born and have lived most of our lives in this beautiful land.
We have taken care of every detail to make it an unforgettable experience during your stay in Oaxaca.
Hidden Gem Destinations
We have done gastronomic anthropology and found research on curious facts about our culture at your fingertips.
Definitely one of the best day of my trip in Oaxaca. I loved all the moments of this experience and when it was time to say goodbye I didn’t want to go, because I was so happy spending such a good time with such good and positive people. Our chef Renato is really knowledgeable and such a lovely and kind guy. I loved the time at the market, where Renato explained us in details all the ingredients we were buying and then cook all together listening mexican music was such fun. You’ ll also try an amazing artisanal mezcal at the end of the tasty lunch you have cooked. Definitely highly recommended it! Do not hesitate to do it, you will not regret it!
Sören & Elena,
“My sister and my 96-yr old mom and I took Juan Carlos' mixology class and loved it. The venue is really special. The "mixology" room is behind his mezcal bar and opens onto a beautiful open-air garden room full of different agave plants. It was our first introduction to mezcal and he taught us in great detail how to go through the tasting process. Then we went into the mixology room, where he had different local fruits, spices, and greens all ready for the creative process of designing your own cocktails. The first step was to learn the basic foundation of preparing a classic cocktail, and then we got to experiment. My mom loved this part and we all loved tasting our experiments! All of the proceeds of his classes go to his nonprofit organization, which is focused on teaching local people about Oaxacan heritage foods and food preparation so that they can benefit from the huge food-culture economy here.”
Hood River, Oregón
"We had a wonderful experience learning about the history of the area, customs surrounding the use of the ingredients in the market, and tasting local food"
“A book, like a journey, begins with concern and ends with melancholy”