La Jícara

Mexican in Oaxaca City

The mellow Jícara is not just a restaurant but also an alternative cultural center, with films, live music and a bookstore selling titles from independent publishers. The quiet courtyard restaurant leans heavily toward vegan and vegetarian food with stuffed peppers, pesto pasta and goat-cheese salad, although there's carnivore relief in a spicy chicken curry. Also Mexican craft beers and varied mezcals.