Oaxaca Restaurants

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  • 1. Casa Oaxaca

    $$$ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    Chef Alejandro Ruiz is behind some of the most creative food in southern Mexico—rack of lamb in pineapple-and-vanilla sauce and venison tamales...Read More

  • 2. El Che Gaucho

    $$$ | Colonia Reforma | Argentine

    El Che Guacho is owned by Argentinians and specializes in Argentinian cuisine. Look forward to enjoying a delicately cooked steak in a beautifully...Read More

  • 3. El Sol y La Luna

    $ | Centro Historico | International

    The freshest and simplest ingredients make the best dishes at El Sol y La Luna. The living-room-size restaurant is popular with locals and is...Read More

  • 4. Espadín

    $$ | La Rinconada | Mexican

    Don’t let the location down a dusty dirt road scare you from dining at this breezy restaurant in the boutique hotel Villas Carrizalillo. Perched...Read More

  • 5. Giordana Trattoria

    $ | La Crucecita | Italian

    The delicious aromas from the busy kitchen lure fans to the outdoor patio of this cheerful trattoria in a neighborhood that's fast becoming...Read More

  • 6. La Providencia

    $$ | Col. Roca Blanca | Mexican

    If you have time for only one restaurant in Zipolite, then this should be it. Expect creative takes on the traditional in dishes such as Oaxacan...Read More

  • 7. Origen

    $$$ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    Origen is one of the best restaurants in Oaxaca. Chef Rodolfo Castellanos is an expert at producing sharp, clean flavors that compliment the...Read More

  • 8. Pitiona

    $$$ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    This culinary laboratory is famed for developing new dishes using both inventive techniques and traditional ingredients. Everything served here...Read More

  • 9. 100% Natural

    $ | Centro Historico | Vegetarian

    This chain is found across Mexico, but in Oaxaca at least, it offers one of the few outlets for vegetarians, vegans, and people on gluten-free...Read More

  • 10. Almoraduz

    $$ | La Rinconada | Mexican

    Welcoming chef-owners Shalxali and Quetzalcoatl Zurita focus on presenting traditional Zapotec, Mayan, and Mixteco ingredients in contemporary...Read More

  • 11. Asador Vasco

    $$$ | Centro Historico | Spanish

    The Asador Vasco, as its name suggests, specializes in hearty fare from the Spanish Basque region: flavorsome soups and well-cooked meats and...Read More

  • 12. Azul Profundo

    $$$$ | Bahía Tangolunda | Eclectic

    Sky-high prices are justified by the sky of stars above your head as you dine at this romantic bay-side restaurant. Hanging lanterns, a glowing...Read More

  • 13. Carbon de Palo

    $$ | Centro Historico | Steakhouse

    Carbon de Palo specializes in steaks and other cooked meats. Each of the internationally themed dishes includes a hint of Oaxacan flavor, through...Read More

  • 14. Casa Crespo

    $$$ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    Casa Crespo mixes both the visual and culinary arts to a perfection unseen in other Oaxacan restaurants. The owner works to offer the widest...Read More

  • 15. Casa Oaxaca Café

    $$ | Colonia Reforma | Mexican

    In Colonia Reforma, this café is, as its name suggests, a more informal version of the Casa Oaxaca restaurant in the historic center. This open...Read More

  • 16. Catedral

    $$$ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    This restaurant takes up the entire first floor of a colonial house. You can dine beneath the arches or in the sun next to a fountain. Popular...Read More

  • 17. Comedor Frida Kahlo

    $ | Mexican

    In Ocotlán the only place to eat is at Comedor Frida Kahlo, located within the main market building. Here, Frida (or her doppelgänger) will...Read More

  • 18. El Biche Pobre

    $ | Jalatlaco | Mexican

    This little restaurant east of Parque Paseo Juárez is packed with locals—sometimes there's not a tourist in sight—who appreciate the traditional...Read More

  • 19. El Cafecito

    $ | Mexican

    This lively street-side café-bakery-restaurant is a hub for locals, visitors, and those passing through; everything you need to know is being...Read More

  • 20. El Colibrí

    $$ | Colonia Reforma | Mexican

    A neon sign bearing the namesake hummingbird draws you to this little cafeteria. Mothers who have packed their kids off to school and cell-phone...Read More

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