Oaxaca Restaurants

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. El Mesón Oaxaqueño

    $ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    This storefront restaurant is on the west side of the zócalo, so it's surprising that it doesn't draw more tourists; rather, it's popular with...Read More

  • 8. El Pata

    $ | La Crucecita | Seafood

    Just two blocks from the plaza, this local favorite family restaurant serves traditional seafood dishes at reasonable prices. Try one of the...Read More

  • 9. Estrella Fugaz

    $ | Rinconcito | Mexican

    It may not have the easiest name to remember, but Estrella Fugaz (which means "shooting star") is one of Mazunte's most popular hangouts. This...Read More

  • 10. La Crepe

    $ | Centro Historico | International

    If you're on a budget or find yourself with a little time on your hands, stop in for a high-quality crepe or baguette. The three-cheese baguette...Read More

  • 11. La Escondida

    $ | San Agustín Yatareni | Mexican

    An outdoor lunch buffet, from 1:30 to 6:30, is a great reason to venture outside the city to this restaurant 3 km (2 miles) east of Oaxaca on...Read More

  • 12. La Hosteria Bananas

    $ | Playa Zicatela | Italian

    A few steps up from street level and offering views of Playa Zicatela from most tables, this casual yet impeccably clean restaurant with traditional...Read More

  • 13. La Ola

    $ | Mexican

    With a calm beachside atmosphere, fresh seafood, and attentive service, it's hard to top this local favorite at the west end of Playa Agustinillo...Read More

  • 14. La Olla

    $ | Centro Historico | Mexican

    The service is a bit distracted at chef Pilar Cabrera's combination gallery-café, so you'll have plenty of time to admire the works by local...Read More

  • 15. La Palapa de Carrasco

    $ | Centro | Seafood

    This toes-in-the-sand beach restaurant is a local favorite for whiling away a pleasant day at Playa Manzanillo. Owners Pablo and Doris Carrasco...Read More

  • 16. La Termita

    $ | Italian

    This Italian restaurant serves salads, calzones, and artisanal pizzas with a vast choice of toppings baked to perfection in a wood-burning oven...Read More

  • 17. La Terraza de Tita

    $ | Centro Historico | International

    The Terraza de Tita is enclosed within the downtown Hotel Oaxaca Real. The terrace itself is usually quiet, particularly in the evening. The...Read More

  • 18. Los Portales

    $ | La Crucecita | Mexican

    Good value, dependable Mexican cuisine, and a prime view of the town plaza make Los Portales a wise choice for breakfast or an afternoon meal...Read More

  • 19. One Love Restaurant

    $ | Brisas de Zicatela | Contemporary

    On busy weeknights, it seems everyone in Puerto Escondido wants to eat here. Originally created to serve backpackers at the hostel of the same...Read More

  • 20. Pascale

    $ | El Adoquín | Seafood

    Seafood doesn't get any fresher than at this open-air restaurant bar and grill on the beach in front of the fishing boats of Playa Principal...Read More

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