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Casa Oaxaca

Casa Oaxaca restaurant works magic combining Oaxacan and other ingredients in original and delectable ways. You might go for the chilies stuffed with ceviche accompanied by tropical-fruit sauce, the organic turkey b…
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La Olla

This superb little restaurant and cafe produces a spectrum of marvelous Mexican (mainly Oaxacan) specialties from squash-flower soup to beef fillet in mole amarillo (yellow mole) with wild mushrooms, as well as good…
Top Choice Fusion in Oaxaca City

Restaurante Los Danzantes

Excellent Mexican fusion food in a spectacular architect-designed patio makes Los Danzantes one of Oaxaca’s special dining spots. The hierba santa leaves rolled round two cheeses are a great starter, and crème brûlé…
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The seven tables and three or four bar stools tend to fill up quickly, so get there earlyish. Tastavins is superpopular for its combination of tasty Spanish and Italian dishes, excellent fresh salads and good select…
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Café Los Cuiles

Los Cuiles is a nice spot for breakfast, fruit smoothies, organic coffee and good light eats (including soups, organic salads, hummus and enchiladas), with a handy central location and a relaxed lounge-gallery feel.
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Casa Crespo

Casa Crespo offers up delicious dishes from Oaxaca state’s seven regions, with market-fresh ingredients. Try their caldo de piedra (a shrimp-and-fish soup cooked at your table by a pre-Hispanic method using hot ston…
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

Cenaduría Tlayudas Libres

Drivers double-park along the entire block to eat at this after-dark streetside institution. The filling, tasty tlayudas are large, light and crisp, and half the fun is taking in the late-night scene as motherly coo…
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City


A neat and gently arty cafe/bar with a black-and-red theme and lively evening atmosphere, Comala serves up a successful mix of Oaxacan specialties – including a great botana oaxaqueña (plate of assorted Oaxacan snac…
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

El Asador Vasco

For a meal, rather than a drink or snack, overlooking the Zócalo, the prime choice is the Asador Vasco's upstairs terrace, which provides good Oaxacan, Basque and international food. It’s strong on meat, seafood and…
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

La Biznaga

Locals and visitors alike jam the atmospheric courtyard for delicious nouveau-Oaxacan fusion dishes. The choices are chalked on blackboards: you might start with the sopa del establo (a creamy Roquefort and chipotle…