Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Puerto Escondido

Almoraduz

Almoraduz' husband-and-wife culinary alliance creates memorable flavor combinations in one of the Oaxaca's coast's few true gourmet restaurants. It's not at all pretentious. The open dining space in the rising Rinco…
Top Choice Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

La Olla

La Olla (the cooking pot) is very much its own invention. It’s not a trying-too-hard hipster cafe, or a fancy fusion restaurant or a purveyor of nouveau cuisine. It’s just – for want of a better word – good, very go…
Mexican in Bahías de Huatulco

Antojitos Los Gallos

The beauty of Crucecita is that is looks, feels and is Mexican despite its actual youth. Indeed, if you grab a cafeteria-style table in this very simple little diner, a fount of unadulterated Mexican home-cooking – …
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

Pitiona

Food as art. 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 (nood…
Mexican in Oaxaca City

La Popular

Cheap, quick, boisterous and – as the name implies – popular, this little corner restaurant with a sideline as an art gallery does a variety of interesting antojitos (Mexican snacks) and other more substantial Oaxac…
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

Cenaduría Tlayudas Libres

It might smell more like a blacksmith’s forge than a restaurant, but don’t be put off. A dip inside the charcoal-y interior of this city institution is practically obligatory to anyone with more than a faint curiosi…
Oaxacan in Oaxaca City

Xuncu Choco

A hole in the wall – quite literally – there are just five tables in its little black-walled cafe plus a kitchen so small it could fit in an average-sized caravan. But, what wonderful treats emerge from it, not leas…
Mexican in Zipolite

Sal y Pimienta

So close to the ocean you barely need to get off your surf board, the ‘Salt & Pepper’ serves unsophisticated but delicious comida from plastic tables set out on the sand. Portions are huge and prices are small w…
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

Los Pacos

Moles are the prize here and, to aid your selection, the wait staff will bring you a free selection of seven of the revered sauces along with tortillas for dipping to help you make your choice. The mole negro with c…