Arts & Crafts in Oaxaca City

Voces de Copal

A classy crafts shop with superb alebrijes from the workshop of Jacobo and María Ángeles in San Martín Tilcajete. These brightly painted wooden figurines, primarily depicting animals and birds, are unique and...

Chocolate in Oaxaca City


Beware: the boxed chocolate bites sold here, known as 'Texoros,' are highly addictive. The gourmet Oaxacan treats come in 10 varieties, including hazelnut, cardamom and 'cacao crush.' French transplant David...

Market in Oaxaca City

Mercado Juárez

This daily indoor market, a block south of the Zócalo, peddles a mix of flowers, hats, shoes, cheap clothes and jewelry, baskets, leather belts and bags, fancy knives, mezcal, herbs (medicinal and culinary),...

Arts & Crafts in Oaxaca City


A kind of greatest hits of Oaxacan crafts – including black pottery, rugs, clothes, shoes and alebrijes (painted wood carvings) – collected from around the state by a cooperative of artisans. A handy place to...

Arts & Crafts in Oaxaca City

La Casa del Rebozo

A cooperative of more than 80 artisans from around Oaxaca state, La Casa del Rebozo stocks quality pottery, textiles, alebrijes (painted wood carvings), tinware, bowls and baskets made from pine needles, and...

Books in Oaxaca City

Librería Grañén Porrúa

Though most titles are in Spanish, this shop next to relaxing Cafe Brújula offers a lavish selection of art, archaeology and collectable books on the region.

Arts & Crafts in Oaxaca City

El Nahual

Folk-art shop run by a Teotitlán del Valle weaving family, meaning it's stuffed with quality rugs, clothes and embroidery, as well as work from other affiliated artisans.

Alcohol in Oaxaca City

La Contra

Stocks a good selection of quality mezcal, wines from Baja California's Valle de Guadalupe and Mexican craft beer.

Market in Oaxaca City

Central de Abastos

The enormous main market, nearly 1km west of the Zócalo, is a hive of activity all week, with Saturday the biggest day. You can find almost anything here, and it's easy to get lost among the household goods,...

Alcohol in Oaxaca City

Unión de Palenqueros de Oaxaca

This hole-in-the-wall place is the outlet for a group of small-scale mezcal producers from Santiago Matatlán. It has decent and very well-priced reposado, pechuga and smoky añejo varieties.

Food in Oaxaca City

El Pochote-Xochimilco

A small, relaxed market dealing in natural products, especially crafts and organic vegetables and made-on-the-spot food, nearly all sold by their makers. It has recently moved to this new location closer to...

Arts & Crafts in Oaxaca City

Mercado de Artesanías

An indoor crafts market almost entirely devoted to textiles: tablecloths, bags, blouses, huipiles (long, sleeveless tunics) shawls and more.