Restaurants

Top Choice Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

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…
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

El Típico

This bright lunch spot serves up hearty helpings of home-style Oaxacan favourites to an appreciative, mostly local clientele. Daily specials usually include one of four different Oaxacan moles served on chicken or b…
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

Pitiona

Oaxacan chef José Manuel Baños, who has worked at the renowned El Bulli in Spain, takes the ingredients and flavors of his homeland to new creative heights at Pitiona. The delicious sopa de fideos (noodle soup) come…
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

Xuncu Choco

Popular with locals and visitors alike, Xuncu Choco has just five tables in its little black-walled cafe room, plus three more in the pretty courtyard behind. It's a good-value spot for breakfast (with omelettes or …
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

Mercado Sánchez Pascuas

This excellent indoor food market has a great local feel, and its comedores (food stalls) provide a delicious, down-to-earth eating experience. Head to the ones toward the west end (where you eat at counters right i…
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

Zandunga

The Isthmus of Tehuantepec has its own take on Oaxacan cuisine based on ingredients like tropical fruits and seafood, with many dishes cooked in banana leaves. Festive Zandunga brings those flavors to Oaxaca, and th…
Mexican in Oaxaca City

La Popular

A little corner restaurant with a sideline as an art gallery, La Popular does a variety of excellent antojitos and other Oaxacan and Mexican dishes: ceviches (raw seafood marinated in citrus, chili and seasonings), …
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

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…