Oaxacan in El Tule

Casa Embajador

A new parador turistico favored by passing tour groups, the Embajador is also a distillery making its own mezcal. Order lunch and you’ll usually get a complimentary glass. The meat-heavy and shareable Botana Oaxaque…
Oaxacan in San Pablo Villa de Mitla

Restaurante Doña Chica

If you're hungry after viewing the Mitla ruins, fret not. Bright Doña Chica serves delicious Oaxacan dishes like moles, enchiladas and tasajo (thin grilled slices of beef) from an open kitchen. Good soups, antojitos…
Oaxacan in El Tule

El Milenario

This popular, family-run and professional restaurant one block south of the Árbol del Tule (past the Mercado de Artesanías) is a good place to stop, serving up classic Oaxacan dishes such as moles with chicken, chil…
Oaxacan in San Pablo Villa de Mitla

La Choza del Chef

A large restaurant housed in an opened-sided structure on the main highway that is popular with tour buses (this is where you'll probably end up if you're on a tour). The extravagant buffet touts numerous Oaxacan sp…
Oaxacan in Hierve El Agua


Above the pools at Hierve El Agua is a number of simple comedores serving basic local dishes including tlayudas (grilled tortillas), tacos and memelitas (extra-thick tortillas).