Restaurants

Top Choice Parrilla in Pochutla

Finca de Vaqueros

This ranch-style eatery with long tables in a large, open-sided barn is worth an expedition from anywhere on the coast for its superb grilled meats. It's 2km south of Pochutla on the Puerto Ángel road (M$40 by taxi)…
Top Choice Italian in Mazunte

Alessandro

Tiny but brilliant, this place has just a handful of tables in a corner of the Posada del Arquitecto. It serves up wonderful homemade pasta (eg in arugula-and-avocado pesto), fresh fish (eg in guajillo-chili-and-tom…
Top Choice Fusion in Oaxaca City

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…
Top Choice Mexican in Bahías de Huatulco

Antojitos Los Gallos

There are few better places to eat in Huatulco than this very simple little diner serving unadulterated Mexican home-style cooking. You could start with caldo tlalpeño (a soup of chicken, veggies, chili and herbs, c…
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…
Top Choice Mexican in Zipolite

La Providencia

Zipolite’s outstanding dining option, on a lane behind the western end of the beach, combines delicious flavors, artful presentation and relaxed ambience. You can sip a cocktail in the open-air lounge while you peru…
Top Choice European in Bahías de Huatulco

L’échalote

The French-Swiss kitchen prepares top-notch French, Mexican and Mediterranean dishes. Specialties include snails, osso buco and fish of the day in a creamy leek sauce. The desserts and French and Italian wines (from…
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…
Top Choice Mexican in Puerto Escondido

Pascale

With romantically candlelit tables right under the Playa Principal palms, Pascale prepares original and delicious seafood, meat, homemade pasta dishes (with a choice of tasty sauces) and French desserts with rare fl…
Top Choice Thai in Puerto Escondido

Lychee

Superb Thai dishes – tom yum soup, red or green curries, chicken satay – and other Southeast Asian favorites are cooked up in the middle of a large, rectangular wooden bar, with alfresco log tables and benches set o…